Thu, Jul 5, 2012

Duff & Phelps' Global Restructuring Advisory Team Honored With Two Awards

Duff & Phelps’ Global Restructuring Advisory team recently received two awards that highlight the firm’s efforts to help power sound decisions for clients: “Mid Markets Restructuring Financial Advisor of the Year” at the 2012 Turnaround Atlas Awards and “UK Corporate Restructuring Advisor of the Year” at the 2012 ACQ Finance Magazine Global Awards. 

The “Mid Markets Restructuring Financial Advisor of the Year” honor at the 2012 Turnaround Atlas Awards recognizes Duff & Phelpsas an investment bank with a focused restructuring practice that has closed deals predominantly in the middle market. The Turnaround Atlas Awards are part of the M&A Atlas Awards global brand, which honors the best turnaround deals, assignments, professionals and firms in the worldwide restructuring and turnaround communities. Over the last five years, the M&A Atlas Awards winners are selected based on the complexity of transactions, breadth of reach into various industries and geographies, negotiation prowess, strength of brand and community leadership, as well as long-term viability and value. 

The “UK Corporate Restructuring Advisor of the Year” honor at the recent 2012 ACQ Finance Magazine Global Awards was bestowed on Duff & Phelps following nominations from the publication’s readers, who assess the quality of service received rather than the size of billings. This year’s win follows Duff & Phelps’ recognition at the ACQ Finance Magazine Country Awards in 2011, where the firm was awarded “Turnaround and Restructuring Advisory Firm of the Year – UK” and “Debt Advisory Firm of the Year – UK” for the second consecutive year. The ACQ Awards are presented across 49 different geographical regions, recognizing organizations and advisors for exceptional performance over the past year. 

Duff & Phelps’ Global Restructuring Advisory team advises companies, financial sponsors, lenders, creditors and other interested parties involved in distressed transactions and other special situations. For more than two decades, the North American Restructuring team has forged longstanding working relationships with the most active participants in the distressed community. The team’s extensive expertise in this field includes advising companies and their stakeholders in both out-of- and in-court situations. In December 2011, Duff & Phelps expanded in North America by adding RSM Richter's Financial Restructuring practice in Toronto to its established group of restructuring professionals in the United States. In 2011, The Deal ranked Duff & Phelps the number one investment bank for restructuring by total number of active cases. 

The European Restructuring team serves clients across a broad range of industries and situations, from operational and financial underperformance to insolvency and other special situations. Duff & Phelps professionals provide advisory services in P&L improvement, working capital management and debt and capital structuring. In October 2011, Duff & Phelps acquired MCR, a UK-based restructuring and turnaround firm focused on corporate restructuring, business turnaround and insolvency services; this significantly enhances the firm’s technical capabilities and expands the firm’s presence in London, Birmingham and Manchester.

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