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Christopher Kelly

Managing Director

Chris is located in Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill region of North Carolina and provides advisory services to the firm’s clients. Chris is a veteran of more than 60 strategic transactions, including debt and equity financings, strategic partnerships, and acquisitions.

Chris has started several companies in diverse industries. He co-founded Xlibris Corporation, the first self-publishing technology company, which was sold to Penguin Random House. He led Ribonomics, a biotechnology company that was sold to MBL International. He co-founded Galaxy Diagnostics where, as CEO, he led Galaxy through two rounds of venture funding.

Prior to joining Fahrenheit, Chris led an acquisition integration team for Oracle Corporation. Over the course of six years there, Oracle acquired more than 35 companies across hardware, software, and cloud market segments.

Chris began his career with Deloitte in Philadelphia and is a certified public accountant.

Areas of Expertise:

  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Corporate Development and Strategic Alliances
  • Acquisition Negotiation, Structure, Due Diligence, and Integration
  • Business and strategic planning
  • Private Equity
  • Venture Capital
  • Corporate Governance
  • Organizational Strategy and Structure

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