News

Corporate Board Member Features Duff & Phelps' Study on the Utility of Fairness Opinions
The article describes the value fairness opinions provide for corporate boards and special committees, disproving the claims made by critics that argue fairness opinions provide little utility when analyzing potential transactions.

Staffing M&A: When A Buyer Calls
As the robust staffing M&A market continues in 2017, more strategic buyers are reaching out directly to smaller competitors to determine if they are open to selling their businesses. 

Duff & Phelps Advises Oxford Instruments plc on £80 Million Industrial Analysis Sale to Hitachi High-Technologies
While the transaction was announced, it is subject to a number of regulatory approvals and completion of a pre-sale reorganisation to carve out the relevant businesses. Assuming these conditions are satisfied, the deal is expected to close mid-2017.

Insights

Valuation Insights: Second Quarter 2017
In this edition of Valuation Insights we discuss the results of a Duff & Phelps study which analyzed more than 3,000 fairness opinions filed with the SEC over a ten-year period ending in 2016. 

Capital Markets Insights - Q1 2017
A stream of new money flowing into loan and credit funds overwhelmed new issue supply, providing issuers (and their agents) the opportunity to run robust offering processes and gamer attractive economic and structural terms. 

Transfer Pricing Times: Treasury Releases APA Annual Report
The report includes (1) information on the structure, composition, and operation of the APMA Program, (2) statistical data on APAs filed, executed, pending and withdrawn since 1991, and (3) general descriptions of various elements of the APAs executed in 2016.