Chris Nelms; Managing Director
phone (404) 333-2013

Chris Nelms

Managing Director

Chris Nelms is a Managing Director at Portage Point Partners and is the founding leader of the Transaction Advisory Services practice in Atlanta providing financial due diligence and (pre/post) closing services to private equity sponsors and corporate clients. Chris specializes 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.


Chris intentionally focuses on the middle market delivering value to either the buyer or the seller via price optimization, risk mitigation or other financial considerations. He has executed engagements on large cap domestic and cross-border entities valued as high as $10 billion, as well as held a critical advisory role in the divestitures from the Lehman Brothers estate (e.g. Neuberger Berman, Trilantic Capital, Tenaya Capital, Liberty View Capital).


Chris has been providing bespoke M&A advisory services for nearly 20 years. He is a former partner and Southeast TAS/FDD Leader with BDO and a former Senior Director in Deals at PwC, where he spent nine years with the most recent six years based in Europe (Sweden and the Netherlands). He began his public accounting career within Deloitte’s audit practice while based in Dallas and New York.


Chris has a Bachelor of Business Administration in International Accounting from Texas A&M University and is a Certified Public Accountant in Texas.