Christian Fabian focuses his practice on U.S. and cross-border mergers and acquisitions, and corporate and securities law matters. He represents private equity sponsors and international businesses in U.S. and cross-border M&A transactions, including public and private mergers, tender offers, stock and asset acquisitions, divestitures, joint ventures and strategic alliances. He advises clients regarding private equity investments, exits, rollover transactions, recapitalizations, private placements and corporate governance.

Christian's experience includes representing accounting and other professional service firms in governance and other corporate matters, including advising boards on firm policies, fiduciary duties and amendments to governing documents. 

Christian represents clients across several industries, including automotive, accounting and other professional services, food and beverage, consumer products, life sciences, gaming, consumer products and technology.




Representative Matters

Represented a global consumer products company in a transatlantic acquisition from a UK based private equity firm.*

Represented Atkore in the acquisition of several businesses, including Elite Polymer Solutions, Cascade Poly Pipe & Conduit and Northwest Polymers.*

Represented a global specialty pharmaceutical and medication delivery company in the acquisition of a developer of non-invasive medical devices*

Represented Equity International and the founders of Valores Integrales Inmobiliarios, S.A. dev C.V. in a SPAC transaction with Promecap Acquisition S.A.B. de C.V.*

Represented Equity International in its private equity investment in ARG Realty Group, a commercial real estate company based in Buenos Aires, Argentina*

Represented Equity International in its private equity investment in Grupo Acosta Verde, a developer, owner and manager of shopping centers in Mexico*

Represented a UK private equity firm in its US private equity investment in a company operating in the tourism industry*

Represented an Asia-based private equity firm in an investment in US real estate assets*

Represented the CEO of Evans Foods, a branded and private label pork rind snack company, in the sale of a portion of his equity interest to a private equity firm and related rollover investment*

Represented the founder and CEO of System Development Integration, a technology company, in the sale of a portion of his equity interest to a private equity firm and a related rollover investment*

Represented founder and CEO of Stampede Meat in the sale of a portion of his equity interest to a private equity firm and a related rollover investment*

Represented Caterpillar Inc. in a global M&A project to dispose of Bucyrus mining equipment sales, service and support businesses in the United States, Europe, Asia, Africa, South America and other parts of the world*

Represented Group Odinsa S.A., a Columbian infrastructure company, in the acquisition of a 50% interest in the Mariscal Sucre Airport in Quito, Ecuador*

Represented Empresas ICA, S.A.B. de C.V., Mexico’s largest infrastructure, in the acquisition of the Facchina Construction Group*

Represented an international power developer in the acquisition of a development-stage LNG-to-power project in Latin America*

Represented Caesars Entertainment Corporation in its acquisition of Centaur Holdings, LLC, the owner of Hoosier Park Racing and Casino in Anderson, Indiana, and the Indiana Grand Racing and Casino in Shelbyville, Indiana*

Represented Isle of Capri Casinos, Inc. in several transactions, including its acquisition of the Rainbow Casino in Vicksburg, Mississippi from Bally Technologies, Inc., the disposition of its Rhythm City Casino in Davenport, Iowa and the sale of its Marquette, Iowa, casino*

Represented Atkore International, Inc. in several transactions, including the acquisition of Calpipe Industries, LLC, a market leader for electrical conduit systems for corrosive environments and security bollards for high security, access control and architectural environments, the acquisition of FlexHead Industries, Inc., SprinkFLEX, LLC and related entities engaged in the business of manufacturing and selling flexible sprinkler hose fittings, the acquisition of assets of the Heritage Group of companies, a leading US manufacturer of PVC conduit, fittings, elbows, as well as plumbing pipe products, and the assets of Steel Components Inc., a leading designer and manufacturer of steel and malleable iron electrical fittings for steel, flexible and liquid tight conduit, as well as armored cable*

Represented George Weston Limited, a Canadian public company, which through its operating subsidiaries is one of North America’s largest food processing and distribution groups, in the sale of the United States fresh bread and baked goods business of its subsidiary Dunedin Holdings S.à r.l. to Grupo Bimbo, S.A.B. de C.V. for approximately $2.5 billion. Grupo Bimbo is one of the world’s largest baking companies and is listed on the Mexican Stock Exchange*

Represented an Asian-based global trading company in various US investments, including in agriculture, food and specialty chemicals*
Represented Dobson Communications Corporation, a provider of rural and suburban wireless communications services under the Cellular One brand, in the sale of the company to AT&T Inc. for approximately $2.8 billion*

Represented the holding company of Allied Specialty Insurance, Inc. and T.H.E. Insurance Company, a leading insurer of the outdoor entertainment industry in the US, to a subsidiary of X.L. Group plc*

Represented Hewitt Associates, a global human resources services company, in the acquisition of LCG Holdings, LLC and its wholly-owned subsidiary, Disability Management Alternatives, LLC, a leading provider of employee absence management, and Ennis, Knupp & Associates, Inc., a leading global investment advisory firm*

Represented Aliaxis SA in connection with its tender offer for 100% of the outstanding shares of Durman Esquivel, a publicly traded Costa Rican company, and its related joint venture with the majority owner of Durman Esquivel with respect to their respective businesses located in Central America, South America and the Caribbean*

Represented Coast Asset Management, LLC, an alternative investment manager serving institutional and high net worth investors, in connection with an investment by Summit Partners, a leading private equity and venture capital firm*

*Matter handled prior to joining Honigman

Prior Experience

  • McDermott Will & Emery, Partner
  • Mayer Brown, Partner






  • Thomson Reuters, Stand-out Lawyer – independently rated lawyers, 2023 and 2024
  • The Best Lawyers in America, 2023
    • Recognized in practice area of Corporate Law
  • The Legal 500 USA, 2022
  • BTI M&A Client Service All-Stars, 2015-2017, 2019, 2021
  • Illinois Super Lawyers, 2013-2017, 2019, 2021

Professional & Community Involvement

  • Chicago Council on Global Affairs
    • Member
    • Emerging Leaders Class of 2016, fellow, 2015-2016
  • American Bar Association
    • Committee on Venture Capital and Private Equity, member
    • Committee on Mergers and Acquisitions, member
    • Business Law Section, member
  • University of Detroit School of Law, Dean’s Advisory Board, member, 2005-2017

News & Insights


  • Drafting and Negotiating Corporate Agreements 2024 Chicago
    Event | | | Speaker
  • Preparing Your Business for Sale
    Webinar | | | Speaker


  • Cross-Border Contractual JVs in the Manufacturing Sector
    Publication | Practical Law Commercial Transactions | 2024
  • Chapter 47. Post-Acquisition Disputes and Related Damages.
    Publication | The Comprehensive Guide to Economic Damages, Seventh Edition
  • Chapter 50. Representations and Warranties Insurance.
    Publication | The Comprehensive Guide to Economic Damages, Seventh Edition.
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