Duff & Phelps Retains Number 1 Ranking as Global and U.S. Fairness Opinions Provider for Third Consecutive Year

New York - Duff & Phelps, the premier global valuation and corporate finance advisor, today announced that, for the third consecutive year, the firm ranked first for the number of announced fairness opinions rendered both in the U.S. and globally, according to Thomson Reuter’s “Mergers & Acquisition Review-Full Year 2017.” The firm rendered nearly 100 fairness opinions with an aggregate deal value of over USD 38 billion in 2017.

Duff & Phelps’ Corporate Finance professionals deliver high-quality, independent opinions that decision makers can trust. Over the past decade, the firm has rendered over 800 fairness opinions, representing more than USD 250 billion in deal value.

“Our clients turn to us for independent and objective financial advice when evaluating complex corporate transactions and we are proud to deliver fairness and solvency opinions that can withstand the most rigorous scrutiny. We look forward to continuing this work for our clients and protecting their interests in 2018,” stated Chris Janssen, Managing Director and Global Head of Transaction Opinions at Duff & Phelps.

Fairness opinions is a core practice at Duff & Phelps. With decades of experience, the firm has particular expertise in situations where advisor independence is paramount. In addition to M&A transactions, the Fairness Opinions practice renders opinions involving related-party transactions, going-private transactions, debt restructurings and ESOP/ERISA transactions. 

About Duff & Phelps

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

M&A advisory, capital raising and secondary market advisory 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 Canada are provided by Duff & Phelps Securities Canada Ltd., a registered Exempt Market Dealer. M&A advisory, capital raising and secondary market advisory services in the United Kingdom and across Europe are provided by Duff & Phelps Securities Ltd. (DPSL), which is authorized and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. In Germany M&A advisory and capital raising services are also provided by Duff & Phelps GmbH, which is a Tied Agent of DPSL. Valuation Advisory Services in India are provided by Duff & Phelps India Private Limited under a category 1 merchant banker license issued by the Securities and Exchange Board of India.

 
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