Joel Hope-Bell is a senior advisor in the London office and part of the Global Mergers and Acquisitions Advisory practice.

Joel has over 17 years of corporate finance experience during which he has advised on a wide range of public and private M&A, capital markets and debt financing transactions. For nearly a decade, he has focused primarily on the Business and Support Services sector.

Joel joined Duff & Phelps in January 2014 from DC Advisory, where he was a managing director and head of the Business and Support Services sector team.  Earlier, his career was spent in bulge bracket investment banking - most recently as a managing director at Bank of America Merrill Lynch. He also spent five years at Morgan Stanley and five at UBS Investment Bank prior to that.

Joel graduated from the University of Leeds with a 1st Class degree in Environmental Science. He later qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Arthur Andersen and was placed first in the ICAEW National Order of Merit in his final exams.

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