Christopher Parkin

Managing Director

Chris is co-head of TA's Europe Services Group and focuses on investments in financial services and consumer companies in Europe.

Chris joined TA in 2006 and has more than 16 years of experience in the private equity industry. During this time, Chris has closed 17 investments for TA totaling more than €5 billion in enterprise value. Chris’s primary focus is on financial services companies, particularly in fund management, wealth management and insurance, as well as on consumer facing business, including education services, consumer goods and retail.

Career Highlights

  • Partnered with management to complete 17 investments totaling over €5 billion in enterprise value
  • Organized multiple successful liquidity events, including trade sales and IPOs across Europe
  • Supported TA’s portfolio companies in completing 12 strategic add-on acquisitions over the last three years

Former Experience

  • Lazard Private Equity – Investment Manager
  • Bain & Company – Manager, Private Equity Group


  • Harvard Business School – MBA
  • Oxford University – BA, with honors, Mathematics

Board Representation


  • Biocomposites
  • Fairstone Group
  • Inspired
  • Jupiter Fund Management
  • Söderberg & Partners
  • Surfaces Group

Active Investor

  • Babilou
  • Odealim Group
  • Solabia Group


  • DNCA Finance
  • Fotolia Holdings
  • Hana Group
  • Internationella Engelska Skolan
  • Kiwoko
  • M and M Direct
  • Merian (fka Old Mutual Global Investors)
  • PhysIOL
  • Zadig & Voltaire

Featured Investments