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Chris Aydam

5 years of corporate development experience ranging from mergers & acquisitions, divestitures, joint ventures, real estate transactions and financial reporting. Creative, strategic and analytical thinker with the ability to make the complex simple. Adept at creating financial models and board level presentations highlighting strategic rationale and valuation analysis.

Senior Financial Analyst

Corporate Development
[email protected]

Dallas, TX


Corporate Finance

  • Financial Modeling & Reporting
  • Discounted Cash Flow/Valuation Analysis
  • Business Planning & Strategy
  • Market Research

Project Management

  • Due Diligence Coordination
  • Deal Process Management
  • Integration Implementation
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills 


  • Microsoft Suite (Excel, Word, PowerPoint)  
  • Bloomberg Terminal
  • Capital IQ


Trinity Industries, Inc. (NYSE: TRN), May 2013 - Present

Selected Transaction Experience

  • $43MM acquisition of Alloy Custom Products, Inc. (cryogenic semi-trailer manufacturer)
    • Prepared valuation using public company comparables, precedent transactions, and DCF; created model showing potential IRR in 10%-14% range
    • Worked directly with CFO to create 5-year financial projections for use in board presentations directly related to acquisition approval
  • $44MM acquisition of Big River Industries, Inc. (lightweight aggregates mining)
    • Managed data room and coordinated due diligence across all departments
    • Worked with senior management to make adjustments to normalize EBITDA; created valuation using trading multiples and DCF showing value in $40MM - $50MM range
    • Accompanied the President and CFO during plant site visits and management discussions with seller
  • $600MM acquisition of Meyer Steel Structures (utility steel structures manufacturer)
    • Assisted with due diligence, market analysis and researching and selecting company comparables based on financial criteria such as revenue growth and EBITDA margins
  •  Developed and implemented divesting strategy for 20 Non-Operating facilities with a total value of over $120MM
    • Conducted interviews with key stakeholders to determine best use of real estate
    • Created financial model to determine cash burn rate of each facility and conducted comparable transaction research for valuation purposes
    • Responsible for document management including contracts, transfer of title and wire transfer

Bryan's House, Board Member, Feb 2017 - Present

  • Responsible for budget oversight, capital allocation and signature events


Southern Methodist University, 2010-2013

Bachelor of Science: Management Science, Lyle School of Engineering
Minor: Business Administration, Cox School of Business

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