Mon, Sep 21, 2015

Duff & Phelps Strengthens Presence in Germany

Duff & Phelps, the premier global valuation and corporate finance advisor, is pleased to welcome Klaus Pflum as a Senior Advisor to its Corporate Finance Advisory practice, with a focus on the German, Swiss and Austrian markets.

With more than 25 years' investment banking experience, Klaus’ appointment further enhances Duff & Phelps’ expertise in the Automotive, Industrials and Transportation sectors, a core focus for the Group alongside TMT in the German speaking regions of Europe.

Klaus has a track record of working on high profile cross-border M&A transactions and financial restructurings. Prior to working with Duff & Phelps, Klaus was a Managing Director and Co-Head of Leonardo & Co. Germany, as well as Chairman of the Diversified Industrial Group in Europe. Earlier career highlights include leading positions at the Royal Bank of Scotland, Nomura International, Citigroup and Deutsche Bank.

“We have significantly expanded our German business in the last 12 months, now operating in six offices with more than 50 professionals across our practice lines. I am pleased to welcome Klaus as a Senior Advisor to help us build on the momentum we have generated. Klaus’ track record of working on transformational transactions in industrials and automotive, key sectors in Germany, and his experience of providing senior counsel will be highly beneficial for our clients.” said Andreas Stoecklin, Managing Director of Duff & Phelps and Country Leader for Germany.

Robert Bartell, Managing Director of Duff & Phelps and Global Head of Corporate Finance, commented, “Klaus is working with our global Corporate Finance Advisory Practice at an exciting time for the firm. Our ability to help clients transact cross borders has never been greater; with more than 70 offices globally, we continue to increase our market presence and Klaus is a welcome addition to our team.

Duff & Phelps has been operating in Germany since 2006 and has advised private equity funds, law firms and leading corporates such as Airbus Group, BASF, KKR, ProSiebenSat.1, Siemens and Telefónica. Duff & Phelps has six offices in Germany, including Munich, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Berlin, Cologne and Bremen, with over 50 professionals in Valuation Advisory, Corporate Finance/M&A and Real Estate Advisory through its REAG division.

Earlier this year, Duff & Phelps announced the acquisitions of American Appraisal, which includes the REAG business, and Kinetic Partners and the expansion of its global M&A team in Canada.

About Duff & Phelps

Duff & Phelps is the premier global valuation and corporate finance advisor with expertise in complex valuation, dispute and legal management consulting, M&A, restructuring, and governance and regulatory consulting. The firm’s more than 2,000 employees serve a diverse range of clients from offices around the world. For more information, visit

M&A advisory and capital raising services in the United States are provided by Duff & Phelps Securities, LLC. Member FINRA/SIPC. Pagemill Partners is a Division of Duff & Phelps Securities, 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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