Chris Cerimele founded Balmoral Advisors in early 2015. He is an experienced investment banker with approximately 25 years in investment banking, finance and accounting.
Chris has advised on more than $20 billion of primarily mid-sized chemical and industrial transactions. Representative M&A transactions have included the sale of Axial Corporation’s Solucor PVC additives business to Galata Chemicals, the sale of Royal Adhesives to Arsenal Capital Partners, the sale of Haverhill Chemicals to ALTIVIA Petrochemicals, and the sale of SiVance to Milliken. Representative corporate finance transactions have included securing growth equity for Melior Innovations, P2 Science, and debt refinancing for East West Copolymer.
Prior to starting Balmoral Advisors, Chris led the chemicals investment banking practices of mid-market investment banks Houlihan Lokey and Lincoln International. He was also a senior member of the chemicals team at Grace Matthews. Earlier in his career, Chris worked for Credit Suisse and KPMG. In 2010, he received a 40 Under 40 Recognition Award from The M&A Advisor. Chris holds a B.S. in accounting from the University of Southern California and an M.B.A. from The University of Chicago Booth School of Business. He is a Certified Public Accountant (inactive). Chris is active in the community as board president of The Adoption Center of Illinois, and is married with four children.