Mon, Jul 16, 2012

Duff & Phelps Adds Two Managing Directors To Investment Banking Team

Duff & Phelps Corporation (NYSE: DUF), a leading independent financial advisory and investment banking firm, has announced that Mark Calzolano and Peter Rosenberg joined its Investment Banking practice as managing directors focused on Mergers and Acquisitions. Calzolano has joined Duff & Phelps’ Chicago office, while Rosenberg has joined the firm’s San Francisco office. 

The addition of Calzolano and Rosenberg continues to build out Duff & Phelps’ industry expertise in Construction and Engineering, as well as the Consumer Products and Retail sectors. Their expertise also enhances the range of services that Duff & Phelps provides to Financial Sponsors.

Calzolano has over 15 years of experience advising on both domestic and cross-border transactions. He has provided sale and divestiture services to corporate and private equity clients, completed acquisitions of public and private companies, represented special committees of public company boards, rendered fairness opinions, and engaged in strategic alternatives reviews on behalf of public and private clientele. He has advised many commercial and industrial businesses, including companies focused on providing products and services to infrastructure markets. Prior to joining Duff & Phelps, Calzolano was a member of Global Integrated Business Solutions LLC, where he served as senior vice president of corporate development; during this time, he oversaw acquisition opportunities with an aggregate value of more than $3 billion. Previously, Calzolano worked for William Blair & Company, leading merger and acquisition teams as well as strategic advisory teams focused primarily on commercial and industrial companies, as well as engineering and construction services and infrastructure firms. His prior investment banking experience also includes Robert W. Baird & Co. and Merrill Lynch & Co. Calzolano holds an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and a BBA in Finance and Business Economics from the University of Notre Dame.

Rosenberg has 28 years of experience in the financial services industry, where he has focused on leveraged finance, capital markets, strategic advisory, private equity and asset management. Throughout his career, he has executed capital raising, mergers and acquisitions, and restructuring transactions. Before joining Duff & Phelps, Rosenberg was a managing director with Wells Fargo Securities, the investment banking and capital markets platform for Wells Fargo Corporation; while there, he was responsible for sourcing and executing financing and mergers and acquisitions transactions for independent and financial sponsor-backed middle market companies. Previously, Rosenberg established and managed the San Francisco office as a managing director for Barrington Associates, a Los Angeles-based boutique mergers and acquisitions advisory firm. At Barrington, he completed divestiture and recapitalization transactions in the consumer, retail, industrial and business services sectors and was responsible for coverage of middle market private equity firms. Before that, he was a Director at Salomon Smith Barney, focusing on corporate finance and mergers and acquisitions transactions for West Coast consumer product, specialty retail, financial services and industrial companies. Rosenberg has also held positions at Richard C. Blum & Associates (now BLUM Capital) and Comann, Howard & Flamen. He graduated magna cum laude from the University of Colorado with a B.S. degree in Business and Administration and was a member of the Beta Gamma Sigma academic honor society. Rosenberg holds Series 7, 24, and 63 securities industry registrations. 

Duff & Phelps’ Investment Banking segment provides advisory services in mergers and acquisitions, financings, transaction opinions and restructurings for organizations around the world. Guiding management teams and stakeholders through the transaction process, Duff & Phelps leverages years of experience and industry expertise to maximize value for clients and ensure that their strategic goals are met on the best possible terms. To learn more about the firm’s investment banking capabilities, click here. To learn more about the firm’s investment banking accomplishments, click here.

About Duff & Phelps
As a leading global financial advisory and investment banking firm, Duff & Phelps balances analytical skills, deep market insight and independence to help clients make sound decisions. The firm provides expertise in the areas of valuation, transactions, financial restructuring, alternative assets, disputes and taxation, with more than 1,000 employees serving clients from offices in North America, Europe and Asia. Investment banking services in the United States are provided by Duff & Phelps Securities, LLC; Pagemill Partners; and GCP Securities, LLC. Member FINRA/SIPC. M&A advisory services in the United Kingdom and Germany are provided by Duff & Phelps Securities Ltd. Duff & Phelps Securities Ltd. is authorized and regulated by the Financial Services Authority. For more information, visit (NYSE: DUF)


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