CHRISTOPHER J. CHAMMAS
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Christopher J. Chammas
Chris boasts a diverse and well-rounded international background, which began when his family moved to Dubai in the early 1980's to establish Apple’s exclusive distribution chain throughout the Middle East and North Africa, where he became fluent in English, French, Arabic, and Spanish.
After graduating from Tufts University with a B.S. in quantitative economics, Chris moved back to Dubai to begin his career in finance at a regional Middle Eastern Bank, where he worked as a senior investment analyst for the Bank’s $1.3 billion proprietary investment portfolio which included other banks, private equity and venture capital investments, real-estate, as well as publicly listed securities and fixed-income instruments.
After leaving his role in Dubai in 2012, Chris moved to California to successfully sell a tech start-up he was personally invested in and later joined local investment bank Grosvenor Square Advisors, where he worked directly under the CEO on all aspects of the investment banking business model. Chris later joined Bryant Park Capital (“BPC”) in 2015 and is currently a vice president, involved in all aspects of the firm’s active engagements, including sell-side and buy-side M&A transactions, debt and equity capital raises, and valuation services, as well as business development initiatives.
BPC is an investment bank founded in 1991 that provides mergers and acquisitions, debt and equity, and corporate strategic advisory services to its clients. For nearly 30 years, BPC has successfully guided middle-market firms through growth, expansion, sales, and acquisitions. Due to their client driven approach, they have built and maintained strong relationships with strategic and financial buyers, banks, private equity firms, hedge funds, and other highly sophisticated financial sources. In fact, the BPC team has an extensive track record of success, which includes the completion of 300 deals that are worth over $35 billion in transaction value.
Chris’ core expertise is within the FIG and specialty finance sectors, where he brings robust relevant transactional experience from his role in Dubai where he primarily acquired and managed other corporate bank investments through the investment portfolio, as well as his role at BPC, where he primarily executed on specialty finance and FIG client mandates. Chris is currently a CFA level 3 candidate.
Christopher J. Chammas | Vice President | Bryant Park Capital
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