Managing Director Dafydd Evans Joins European M&A Practice

Duff & Phelps, a leading independent financial advisory and investment banking firm, has announced the appointment of new Managing Director Dafydd Evans to its European M&A practice. Evans is based in the firm’s London office and has more than 13 years of corporate finance experience across both M&A and restructuring within the European industrials sector.

“We are pleased to welcome Daf to the investment banking team, and we look forward to his contribution to our middle-market industrials and cross-border assignments,” commented Jake Silverman, Duff & Phelps’ global head of investment banking.

Prior to joining Duff & Phelps, Evans worked at DC Advisory (formerly Close Brothers Corporate Finance) for seven years and the Corporate Finance team at PwC for six years. Whilst at DC Advisory, he was a key member of their European Industrials M&A team, based in London. During that time, he completed a number of high-profile transactions, including the sale of Napier Turbochargers to Wabtec Inc, the sale of the remaining business and assets of Hampson Industries to American Industrial Partners, the acquisition of Ascometal by Apollo Global Management and the non-core sale of Doncasters’ Medical Technologies division to Sandvik. Prior to his career in investment banking, Evans gained operational experience as a Product Engineer at both Corus plc and Alcan Rolled Products Ltd.

Paul Teuten, Duff & Phelps’ Head of UK M&A, added: “Daf is a significant addition to our resources in the UK, which underscores our commitment and ambition to grow our business in the UK and European markets.”

About Duff & Phelps

As a leading global financial advisory and investment banking firm, Duff & Phelps leverages analytical skills, market expertise and independence to help clients make sound decisions. The firm advises clients in the areas of valuation, M&A and transactions, restructuring, alternative assets, disputes and taxation – with more than 1,000 employees serving clients from offices in North America, Europe and Asia. For more information, visit  www.duffandphelps.com.

Investment banking services in the United States are provided by Duff & Phelps Securities, LLC; Pagemill Partners; and GCP Securities, LLC. Member FINRA/SIPC. Transaction opinions are provided by Duff & Phelps, LLC. M&A advisory and capital raising services in the United Kingdom and Germany are provided by Duff & Phelps Securities Ltd., which is authorized and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

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