Chris Higgins
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Chris is a partner in our Private Capital Practice.

He advises private equity firms, corporate development teams, and other financial investors contemplating investments in aerospace and defense companies.

With more than 20 years of aerospace and defense experience and involvement in scores of acquisitions, touching both pre- and post-deal aspects of these transactions, Chris brings a wealth of expertise to his clients.

Assessing a target’s full potential is crucial for identifying the value that new owners can unlock. The first step in this process involves gaining clarity on the investment thesis. This is then tested against value creation hypotheses, which are co-created by the Oliver Wyman team and the client

Recently, Chris has been creatively combining commercial and operational diligence workstreams to provide his clients with a complete, end-to-end business model view. This approach is growing in importance as private equity firms, and other investors, seek value beyond growth and multiple expansion.

He also specializes in outside-in diligence work, leveraging his deep finance knowledge and prior work in equity research, to pre-position investors on high demand assets.

Chris is a CFA charterholder. He also holds an MSc in Corporate Finance (with Distinction) from the Henley School of Business, as well as a BA in Economics from Rhodes College where he graduated Phi Beta Kappa.

Outside of work, Chris spends time with his five-year-old fraternal twins and their older brother. Chris’ family of five packs up every summer and returns to France to visit family and friends, and crisscross Europe.