Chris M. Royston

Chris Royston has over 20 years of investment banking experience in mergers and acquisitions and private placements. He manages the private equity and debt placement efforts of the firm and specializes in advising manufacturing and distribution, business services and health care companies.  During his career, Mr. Royston has placed over $3 billion of debt and equity securities. Prior to joining Bengur Bryan, Mr. Royston was a managing director at the Signet Investment Banking Company, where he was responsible for private placements, corporate financings, real estate financings, and mergers and acquisitions. Prior to Signet, Mr. Royston was co-founder and a managing director of the Investment Banking Division of Maryland National Bank (MNC), where he was not only responsible for all corporate and real estate private placements, but also coordinated financing activities with the Mergers and Acquisitions Department to provide a full range of financial services. Previously, Mr. Royston was a vice president in the Private Placement Group of Salomon Brothers Inc.  He is also a General Partner of Patriot Capital, L.P., the merchant banking affiliate of Bengur Bryan and has served as a board member of local government economic development organizations.


The College of William and Mary, BA Economics and Columbia University, MBA Finance