Duff & Phelps Ranked Number One for Number of Fairness Opinion Deals

NEW YORK - Duff & Phelps, the premier global valuation and corporate finance advisor, today announced its performance in Thomson Reuters’ annual report assessing global M&A deal activity.  According to the report, 2015 Mergers & Acquisitions Review, Duff & Phelps ranked first for the number of fairness opinions rendered in the U.S. and tied for first in the number of fairness opinions rendered globally.  These opinions, representing more than $20 billion in deal value, set a new one-year record for the firm.

Duff & Phelps is a globally recognized leader in fairness opinions, delivering high-quality financial advice that withstands the most rigorous scrutiny.  Since 2005, the firm has rendered nearly 600 fairness opinions in transactions, aggregating $175 billion in deal value.  According to the Thomson Securities data, Duff & Phelps also ranked first in the number of U.S. fairness opinions rendered over the past five years.  


“We are pleased with our 2015 performance and the high level of service we delivered to our public, private and financial sponsor clients in every region of the world,” said Chris Janssen, managing director and leader of the firm’s Transaction Opinions practice. “Fairness, solvency and ESOP advisory is a core practice to the firm and we are committed to remaining an industry leader."

About Duff & Phelps

Duff & Phelps is the premier global valuation and corporate finance advisor with expertise in complex valuation, dispute and legal management consulting, M&A, restructuring, and compliance and regulatory consulting. The firm’s more than 2,000 employees serve a diverse range of clients from offices around the world. For more information visit, www.duffandphelps.com.

M&A advisory and capital raising services in the United States are provided by Duff & Phelps Securities, LLC. Member FINRA/SIPC. Pagemill Partners is a Division of Duff & Phelps Securities, 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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