• Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Equity Capital Markets
  • Debt Capital Markets
  • Private Capital Advisory
  • Restructuring & Special Situations


  • Business Services
  • Consumer
  • Diversified Industrials
  • Healthcare
  • Technology, Media & Telecom


Chris Ankley is a Managing Director with B. Riley Securities and is responsible for advising privately held and publicly traded middle market companies on corporate finance strategies to enhance shareholder value. He has 20+ years of experience in mergers & acquisitions, institutional equity and debt financings, and majority and minority recapitalizations, with a focus on the consumer, business services, distribution, automotive and niche manufacturing sectors.

Mr. Ankley has acted as financial advisor to many successful emerging growth companies, including: Evans Manufacturing, Clinch-On Cornerbead, Certified Collison Group (CCG), Crash Champions, Pedego Electric Bicycles, Fountain Valley Bodyworks, Takeya, Pacific Elite, Skechers, E.V. Roberts, T. Christy Enterprises, K1 Speed, Scholle Packaging, Gaming Partners Intl, Rock & Brews, U Brands, Felt Bicycles, R.W. Smith, Hoffman Southwest, Aubrey Group, Trojan Battery, Precision Spine, Bosley Medical, Benihana, Jimsair Aviation Services, Nupla Corporation, Motion Engineering, Level Studios, Baja Fresh, Western Sizzlin, The Counter, Yard House Restaurants, Mother's Market, Allied Lube, Car Wash Partners, Ready Pac Foods and Vans.

He graduated from the University of Virginia as a scholar athlete with a B.A. degree in Economics.

B. Riley Securities is a leading middle market investment bank that provides a full suite of corporate finance, advisory, sales and trading and equity research. Investment banking services include initial, secondary and follow-on offerings, institutional private placements, merger and acquisition (M&A) advisory, SPACs, corporate restructuring and recapitalization. B. Riley is nationally recognized and highly ranked for its proprietary equity research.