Tue, Jan 7, 2014

Duff & Phelps Ranks First in Fairness Opinion League Table for Second Year in a Row and Ties for Fifth in U.S. Middle Market M&A

Duff & Phelps Corporation, a leading independent financial advisory and investment banking firm, today announced its performance in Thomson Reuters’ 2013 league tables. As published in Thomson Reuters’ “  Full Year 2013 Mergers and Acquisitions Review,” Duff & Phelps ranked first for number of announced fairness opinions in the Americas in 2013. This is the second year in a row Duff & Phelps achieved first place. Duff & Phelps also tied for second place in announced global fairness opinions for 2013. The league table is published by Thomson Reuters on a quarterly basis. 

Duff & Phelps also tied for fifth place for middle market M&A transactions (deal size < $250 million), according to Thomson Securities full year 2013 data. Last year, Duff & Phelps also achieved top five ranking for full year 2012 middle market M&A transactions. 

Bob Bartell, Global Head of Investment Banking commented, “We are pleased with our 2013 performance and the service we delivered to our public, middle-market and financial sponsor clients. We are confident we will continue to earn our reputation as a knowledgeable and reliable advisor for fairness, solvency and ESOP opinions, global restructuring, and mergers and acquisitions.” 

About Duff & Phelps

As a leading global financial advisory and investment banking firm, Duff & Phelps leverages analytical skills, market expertise and independence to help clients make sound decisions. The firm advises clients in the areas of valuation, M&A and transactions, 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. Member FINRA/SIPC. Transaction opinions are provided by Duff & Phelps, LLC. M&A advisory and capital raising services in the United Kingdom and Germany are provided by Duff & Phelps Securities Ltd., which is authorized and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. 

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