When companies require an objective and independent assessment of value, they look to Duff & Phelps.
Duff & Phelps finance and accounting expertise, combined with its use and development of sophisticated valuation methodologies, fulfills even the most complex financial reporting and tax requirements. They constantly monitor changing regulations and consistently provide input to the Financial Accounting Standards Board and the International Accounting Standards Board as they develop implementation guidance and new financial reporting rules with valuation implications.
Also, Duff & Phelps performs tax valuations and related consulting in accordance with the regulations and guidance established by the Internal Revenue Service and other taxing authorities. Duff & Phelps valuation opinions are fully defensible and documented to withstand scrutiny from the SEC or other regulatory bodies.
Duff & Phelps recently co-hosted a seminar (with Pirola Pennuto Zei & Associati) in Milan called “Are Market Values Fair? The use of market prices in impairment testing.” This article is summary of the seminar.
Duff & Phelps has published its first 2012 Contingent Consideration Study. The study analyzed 120 transactions that included earn-outs and closed between 2009 and 2011.