Christopher A. Merley is a Managing Director in the Investment Banking group. His investment banking experience includes mergers, acquisitions, leveraged buyouts, capital raising and strategic advisory assignments for privately held, middle market companies and publicly traded corporations. He works closely on all aspects of a transaction, including valuation, preparation of offering materials, marketing to potential interested parties, due diligence and structuring.

Chris has advised companies in various industries, including automotive, consumer products, healthcare, metals, retail and general industrials. Within the metals and industrial sectors, he has worked with companies that produce, process and distribute a variety of ferrous and nonferrous materials as well as numerous metal forming and fabrication businesses. Representative clients include AarKel Tool and Die Inc., All Star Metals & All Star Shredding, Alpha Sintered Metals, Inc., Esmark, Inc., Neenah Enterprises Inc. and Singer Steel Company.