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Meet Chris Ruggeri

Principal, Advisory Services, Deloitte Financial Advisory Services LLP

Chris Ruggeri is a principal in the Advisory Services practice of  Deloitte Financial Advisory Services LLP. With more than 20 years of experience, Chris provides clients with integrated business planning and transaction solutions. She combines strategic alternatives analysis, valuation, due diligence, financing, structuring, and deal process management.

She has advised major multinational companies on how to create value and manage risk through mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures, licenses, and collaboration agreements. Her network encompasses financial institutions, venture investors and deal attorneys.

Chris has experience advising companies on acquisitions, valuation, risk assessment and mitigation strategies, negotiation support and structuring deal terms and conditions.

She advised a major international pharmaceutical manufacturer on its acquisition of an equity interest in an emerging biotechnology company. This included assessing the market potential of several compounds in the pre-clinical phase of development.

She has developed a transaction framework for an international joint venture combining the polymer businesses of two leading producers. This included structuring a mutually agreeable framework to value capital contributions, devising shared services agreements, determining appropriate cost allocations and transfer pricing, developing a management framework and developing performance metrics that were easy to implement and monitor. She also has worked with companies on plans to attract capital from venture sources in the short-term and from both private and public sources in the long-term. This included developing a business plan that articulated research, development and commercialization strategy, forecasted capital needs and deployment, and highlighted competitive advantages. Chris has provided valuation support in negotiations with potential investors and recommendations on deal terms and conditions to minimize dilution and increase control.

Prior to joining Deloitte Financial Advisory Services, Chris was a principal at another Big Four firm and an associate at NASD, Inc. She was based in Budapest, Hungary, 1990–1991, where she advised international investors on investments in Central and Eastern Europe and Russia.

Chris holds a bachelor's degree in finance from the University of Delaware.

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