Mon, Oct 9, 2006

Duff & Phelps Adds Managing Director in San Francisco Transaction Advisory Services Practice

Duff & Phelps announced today that David L. Larsen has joined the firm as a Managing Director in the Transaction Advisory Services practice in the firm's San Francisco office. 

Prior to joining Duff & Phelps, Mr. Larsen was a Senior Due Diligence Partner with KPMG in San Francisco. In addition to growing the Institutional Investor Segment of KPMG's private equity practice, Mr. Larsen provided extensive due diligence assistance to multinational strategic acquirers and private equity investors. 

Mr. Larsen is a sought after speaker at industry forums and conferences, especially regarding private equity issues. He has been quoted in the Financial Times and Pensions and Investments, and recently published an article in the Journal of Accountancy on challenges to the private equity industry. Mr. Larsen also serves as a special advisor to the Board of Directors of the Institutional Limited Partners Association, Project Manager and Technical Advisor to the Private Equity Industry Guidelines Group and is on the Board of Advisors of the Brigham Young University School of Accountancy. 

Mr. Larsen holds Master of Accountancy and Bachelor of Science (Accounting) degrees from Brigham Young University. He is a CPA, licensed in California and Washington. 

Michael Athanason, co-leader of Duff & Phelps Investment Banking and Transaction Advisory Services Group, commented, "Besides being an accomplished due diligence leader, David is a recognized technical leader in the private equity industry on issues regarding valuing private equity investments and validating cash flow from private equity funds. This broad experience is typical of Duff & Phelps unique integrated service perspective that helps to maximize value to our clients." 

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