Hernan Cristerna

Global Co-Head Mergers & Acquisitions,

Managing Director

J.P. Morgan

Hernan Cristerna is the Global Co-Head of J.P. Morgan’s M&A business.  He is a member of the Global Investment Banking Management Committee and the Global Strategic Advisory Council.  He has been at the Firm for over 20 years running different sector and regional businesses.

Hernan advises corporations in different sectors and regions on strategic matters, including mergers, acquisitions, activism, defence and related financings.

Hernan received a B.A. with honours from Claremont McKenna College and holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration from the Harvard Business School.

Selected transactions

  • InBev’s acquisition of Anheuser Busch  ($62bn)

  • Syngenta's sale to ChemChina $43bn (2016)

  • Altadis’s corporate sale to Imperial Tobacco ($21.4bn)

  • Pernod Ricard’s acquisition of Allied Domecq ($18.5bn)

  • Danone’s acquisition of Numico ($16.3bn)

  • GSK's acquisition of Novartis' 36.5% stake in their CHJV

  • Iberia Airlines in its combination with British Airways ($12.8bn)

  • Pernod Ricard’s acquisition of Vin & Spirit (Absolut Vodka) ($9bn)

  • ChemChina's acquisition of Pirelli €8.3bn (2015)

  • Exor reverse cross-border redomiciliation €7.9bn (2016)

  • D.E. Master Blenders 1753's sale to Joh. A. Benckiser $7.8bn (2013)

  • Telefónica's acquisition of GVT from Vivendi $7.5bn (2014)

  • CRH's acquisition of Lafarge-Holcim Assets €6.5bn (2015)

  • Wimm Bill Dann's disposal to PepsiCo $5.4bn (2014)

  • SSL corporate sale to Reckitt Benckiser ($4.4bn)

  • Advised Heineken on the formation of strategic alliance with China Resources Enterprise Ltd., gaining a significant minority stake in China Resources Beer (Holdings) Co. Ltd. €3.40bn (2018)

  • Saint-Gobain's sale of Verallia to Apollo €3.0bn (2015)

  • EDP's sale of Naturgas to consortium of investors formed by J.P. Morgan AM, Swiss Life, ADIC and Covalis €2.6bn (2017)

  • Global Infrastructure Partners in its acquisition of Gatwick Airport ($2.5bn)

  • TPG’s sale of Mey Spirits to Diageo ($2.1bn)

  • United Biscuits's sale of United Biscuits to Yildiz Holding £2.0bn (2014)

  • Refresco's sale to PAI Partners and bcIMC

  • Unilever’s acquisition of Sara Lee Personal Care Business ($1.9bn)

  • Shandong Ruyi Technology Group's acquisition of SMCP $1.5bn (2016)

  • GlaxoSmithKline's sale of Lucozade and Ribena to Suntory Beverage & Food Ltd. $1.4bn (2013)

  • Geberit's bid for Sanitec $1.3bn (2014)

  • Refresco's acquisition of Cott's bottling business $1.3bn (2017)

  • Ardian's sale of Diana to Symrise $1.3bn (2014)

  • KPS Capital Partners's sale of Anchor Glass to CVC Capital Partners and BA Glass $1bn (2016)

  • BC Partner's's sale of Spotless Group to Henkel $940mm (2014)

  • Hony Capital's acquisition of Pizza Express from Gondola Holdings $900mm (2014)

  • Nestlé's acquisition of Osem minorities $840mm (2016)

  • BC Partners on sale of 40.25% stake in Migros to Anadolu $727mm (2015)

  • Heineken's sale of Hartwall to Royal Unibrew $470mm (2013)

  • PAI Partners's sale of Cerba Healthcare to Partners Group and PSP (2017)