Chris Collins is a career M&A professional with more than 20 years of domestic and cross-border experience as both an investment banker and the leader of corporate acquisitions and divestitures for major public companies and institutional investors. Having closed dozens of deals in various capacities, industries and geographies, Chris has unique sell- and buy-side experience that inures to the benefit of his clients.
Chris began his M&A career in investment banking, advising business owners on the sale of their companies while working at Deloitte Corporate Finance and an investment bank subsequently acquired by Citigroup. Chris then transitioned to corporate roles, leading acquisitions and divestitures for Experian, Ryder and UTi Worldwide, all multi-billion dollar public companies, as well as for INTTRA, a private company owned by institutional investors.
Chris received a BA in economics from Swarthmore College, where he was quarterback of the football team and captain of the track team. Chris attended graduate school at UCLA, receiving an MBA from the UCLA Anderson School of Management and a JD from the UCLA School of Law. Chris is a member of The State Bar of California, and he holds FINRA Series 79 and 63 licenses.
Chris has channeled his competitive nature into a passion for M&A, and he derives tremendous personal and professional satisfaction from closing deals that are optimized for his clients. Chris combines strong interpersonal and technical skills with a tremendous work ethic in order to solve the unique challenges posed by every acquisition process.