Wed, May 6, 2020

Duff & Phelps Appoints Brent Tomlinson as Head of Corporate Mergers and Acquisitions

New York – Duff & Phelps, the global advisor that protects, restores and maximizes value for clients, today announced that Brent Tomlinson has been appointed Managing Director and Head of Corporate Mergers and Acquisitions, leading global strategy for the firm’s corporate development activity. 

Tomlinson most recently led strategy and growth for Duff & Phelps' Business Services business unit, executing and integrating several key acquisitions. Tomlinson joined Duff & Phelps with the firm’s acquisition of Prime Clerk, where he had served as Chief Strategy Officer since 2018 and played an integral role in negotiating and executing the company’s sale to Duff & Phelps.

Tomlinson has over ten years of M&A and corporate development experience. Brent started his career as an associate at Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP where he focused on M&A and securities transactions and subsequently worked at Latham & Watkins LLP as an associate focused on M&A. After that, he was a Principal at Centerview Partners, a leading investment banking and advisory firm, before joining Prime Clerk in 2018.

Jacob Silverman, President of Duff & Phelps, commented, “Duff & Phelps has a strong growth trajectory driven by both organic growth and the execution of strategic, global acquisitions. I am confident in Brent’s ability to execute on our strategic vision, and I am thrilled that he has joined our leadership team.”

About Duff & Phelps
Duff & Phelps is the global advisor that protects, restores and maximizes value for clients in the areas of valuation, corporate finance, disputes and investigations, cyber security, claims administration and regulatory issues. We work with clients across diverse sectors on matters of good governance and transparency. With Kroll, the leading global provider of risk solutions, and Prime Clerk, the leader in complex business services and claims administration, our firm has nearly 4,000 professionals in 25 countries around the world.