Carla Nunes is a managing director in the in the Office of Professional Practice, where she provides firm-wide technical guidance on a variety of valuation, financial and tax reporting issues. In 2011, Carla completed a one-year rotation in Duff & Phelps' London office, promoting the firm's IFRS education efforts and marketing initiatives, as well dealing with IFRS implementation matters.
Prior to this role, Carla was part of the Valuation Advisory Services practice, focusing on the valuation needs of primarily consumer and industrial product firms at Duff & Phelps and its predecessor firms, PricewaterhourseCoopers and Standard & Poor's. She has over 18 years of experience providing a variety of valuation, financial analysis, and tax services.
Carla has conducted numerous business and asset valuations for a variety of purposes, including purchase price allocations, goodwill impairment testing, mergers and acquisitions, corporate tax restructuring and debt analysis. She has been involved in multiple valuation assignments for a wide range of industries, including pharmaceutical, biotechnology, healthcare, vitamin retail, specialty chemicals, industrial manufacturing and gaming and hospitality. Carla has substantial experience working with multinational companies, having addressed complex tax, international cost of capital and foreign exchange issues.
She is also one of Duff & Phelps’ experts in addressing valuation issues related to cost of capital. She authored a chapter entitled "Cost of Capital for Divisions and Reporting Units" included in the 4th and 5th editions of the book Cost of Capital: Applications and Examples (2014), by Shannon Pratt and Roger Grabowski. She was a contributing author to the chapter entitled “Risk Free Rate” in the 5th edition. She is a co-author of the Duff & Phelps’ annual Valuation Handbook series: (i) Valuation Handbook – Guide to Cost of Capital, (ii) International Valuation Handbook – Guide to Cost of Capital, and (iii) International Valuation Handbook – Industry Cost of Capital, along with Duff & Phelps’ colleagues Roger Grabowski and James Harrington.
Carla received her M.B.A. in finance from the University of Rochester, completed coursework for a Masters of Taxation from Villanova University School of Law and received an honors degree in business administration from the Technical University of Lisbon. She also holds a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation and is a member of the CFA Institute, the CFA Society of Philadelphia, and the AICPA.