Michael Rigby is a managing director in the New York office and part of the Valuation Advisory Services business unit. Michael is part of the Industrial Products and the Telecommunications, Information, Communication and Entertainment industry practices of Duff & Phelps and has almost ten years of experience in valuation and financial advisory services.
Michael has prepared numerous valuations of businesses, securities and intangible assets for various purposes. Michael's clients include large multinational corporations, mid/small-cap companies, and private equity firms across a broad spectrum of industries, including advertising, aerospace and defense, chemicals, education services, industrial products, magazine and book publishing, media, oil and gas services, software and technology. His expertise is primarily focused on financial reporting and tax reporting requirements related to acquisitions, divestitures, fresh start reorganizations, tax restructuring, and impairment testing. Michael has extensive experience in the general valuation of technology, trademarks/brands, customer relationships, contracts, and other intangible assets, with significant experience in valuing industry-specific assets and liabilities such as mastheads, subscriber and advertiser relationships, deferred subscription revenue, post-contractual support deferred revenue liabilities, and software-based technology.
Michael joined Duff & Phelps in conjunction with the merger of Standard & Poor's Corporate Value Consulting (CVC) with Duff & Phelps in 2005. Michael received his B.A. in business and economics from Wheaton College, graduating summa cum laude. He holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation and is a member of the New York Society of Security Analysts.