Chris LernerPartner, Eaton Partners LLC

Chris is a Partner and the Head of Asia at Eaton Partners, a leading global advisor to alternative asset managers focused on raising capital. Chris has over 15 years of investment banking and direct investment experience with over $10 billion in completed transactions across 10 countries. Prior to Eaton, Chris was a Managing Partner for Mercer Street Capital, an independent strategic advisory and investment firm. Chris began his career with Citigroup and its predecessor firms, Salomon Brothers and Smith Barney. He also worked on the corporate buy-side in strategic planning and business development, including for The Timberland Company where he completed the first four acquisitions in that company’s history. Chris received an MBA from Columbia Business School and a BA from Tufts University. He also earned a Certificate in Mandarin Chinese from the College of Foreign Languages in Beijing.

Specialties: Private equity. Fund placement. Capital raising. Corporate finance. Cross-border M&A. Strategy. Business development. China market expansion. Launching new ventures. Trade, licensing, distribution and strategic agreements.

Based in Shanghai.