Christopher Parkin

Managing Director

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

Chris joined TA in 2006 and has 18 years of experience in the private equity industry. During this time, Chris has closed 20 investments for TA constituting several billion euros of equity capital. Chris focuses on the financial services industries, for example wealth management and insurance brokerage, as well as spending time in general business services sectors spanning everything from Education to Ingredients. In particular, Chris’ portfolio companies are often themselves very acquisitive platforms, with TA playing an active role in helping originate and execute these important add-on deals.

Career Highlights

  • Partnered with management to complete 20 investments across multiple sectors and geographies
  • Organized multiple successful liquidity events, including sponsor recaps, trade sales and IPOs across Europe
  • Supported TA’s portfolio companies in completing add-on acquisitions from Norway to New Zealand

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
  • Nactarome
  • Söderberg & Partners
  • Surfaces Group

Active Investor

  • Babilou
  • Foncia
  • 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