Tue, Dec 19, 2006

Duff & Phelps Adds a Managing Director in Chicago Transaction Advisory Services Practice

Duff & Phelps announced today that Mark Kramer has joined the firm as a Managing Director in the Transaction Advisory Services practice in the firm's Chicago office. 

Prior to joining Duff & Phelps, Mr. Kramer was a Director at PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP, where he led the Milwaukee Transaction Services practice. While at PricewaterhouseCoopers, Mr. Kramer provided due diligence assistance to strategic and private equity investors, both on the buy-side and sell-side. His client base included Fortune 100 companies, middle-market companies and private equity clients. 

Mr. Kramer specializes in providing guidance and due diligence services in complex transactions, including cross-border transactions. He has extensive experience consulting on transactions with operations based in China. Mr. Kramer regularly speaks on due diligence matters, particularly on issues facing U.S. companies investing in China. He was the Committee for Economic Development's U.S. business representative at the 2005 Conference of International Network of Private Business Organizations. 

Mr. Kramer holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a Masters of Business Administration from the Lake Forest Graduate School in Lake Forest, Illinois. 

Michael Athanason, co-leader of Duff & Phelps' Investment Banking and Transaction Advisory Services practice, remarked: ''Mark Kramer is an excellent addition to our Transaction Advisory Services team. Mark's addition is indicative of our firm's focus on building local resources that can then bring to bear the global capabilities of Duff & Phelps for the benefit of our clients.'' 

About Duff & Phelps, LLC 
Duff & Phelps, LLC is one of the world's leading independent financial advisory firms serving client needs in the areas of valuation, investment banking and transaction advice, and dispute consulting. We are the foremost provider of industry focused, independent and objective valuation insight and advice. Our services include financial reporting and tax valuation, transfer pricing, real estate and fixed asset services, merger and acquisition advisory, financial restructurings, fairness and solvency opinions, due diligence and dispute consulting. With more than 800 employees serving clients worldwide through offices in the United States, Europe and Asia, Duff & Phelps is committed to delivering insightful advice and service of exceptional quality, integrity and objectivity. For more information, visit www.duffandphelps.com

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