Chris Nelms joins Portage Point in Conjunction with Opening Atlanta and Philadelphia Offices

Portage Point Partners, an elite boutique advisory, consulting, interim management and financial services firm, announced today the opening of two new markets, Philadelphia and Atlanta.

This strategic expansion marks a significant milestone in the Portage Point journey and reinforces its commitment to delivering exceptional talent and top-tier solutions to middle market stakeholders. To facilitate the successful launch and sustained growth of these markets, Portage Point has made several strategic hires who possess extensive industry specific knowledge. These new team members, along with team members based in ChicagoDallasLos Angeles and New York, bring a wealth of experience and business acumen, enabling Portage Point to further enhance its capabilities and broaden its service offerings.

“These market and service line expansions are a natural extension of our mission to provide elite talent and blue chip solutions to our middle market clients,” said Matthew Ray, Founder & Managing Partner at Portage Point. “We recognize the growing demand for our services in Philadelphia and Atlanta, and we are excited to build a meaningful local presence in these dynamic markets.”

Portage Point is also excited to announce Chris Nelms has joined the firm as Managing Director in the Transaction Advisory Services (TAS) practice.

Mr. Nelms brings a focused specialization in acquisitions, divestitures and recapitalizations covering a broad range of industries including Manufacturing, Distribution, Industrial Products, Consumer Products and Business Services in the US and Europe.

Mr. Nelms delivers value to private equity sponsors and corporate clients via price optimization, risk mitigation and identifying financial deal considerations. He has been providing bespoke M&A advisory services for nearly 20 years delivering on large cap domestic and cross-border transactions valued as high as $10 billion, and he previously held a critical advisory role in the divestiture of healthy entities from the Lehman Brothers estate.

Mr. Nelms is a former partner with BDO, where he was the Southeast TAS Financial leader based in Atlanta and he is a former Senior Director in Deals at PwC, where he spent six years based in Europe.

“I am eager to embark on this new journey to deliver high-quality value solutions to middle market clients on this elite platform built by Matt Ray and the exceptional team at Portage Point. I am genuinely excited to contribute my extensive experience and strong passion for providing exceptional service to our clients in collaboration with Travis PittmanSandy Ryan and all of the talented TAS professionals at Portage Point who share this common vision,” said Chris.


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