Jim Hanson is a managing director specializing in transaction opinions, mergers and acquisitions and private capital raising for companies in the energy sector. He has over 20 years of energy corporate finance experience.

Jim’s experience includes an extensive number of corporate finance and advisory transactions, including public and private equity and debt financings as well as buy- and sell-side M&A transactions. Jim has worked across all major energy sectors, including midstream, oilfield equipment and service, exploration and production, downstream and integrated.

Prior to joining Duff and Phelps, Jim was a managing director, partner and head of energy banking at M. M. Dillon & Co., a boutique investment bank specializing in mergers and acquisitions and private capital raising. Before that, he led the energy practice at Houlihan Lokey where he closed over 40 M&A, fairness and valuation assignments for energy clients. Jim spent the majority of his career at bulge bracket investment banks, including Citigroup (previously Salomon Brothers), Bear Stearns and Barclays Capital. During that time he advised a wide variety of large cap and mid cap energy companies in M&A and public capital markets transactions, raising over $25 billion for his clients.

Jim holds an MBA in finance from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania and a BS in finance from the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana. He received the chartered financial analyst (CFA) designation and is a FINRA Series 7 and 79 registered representative.

 
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