Fri, Feb 1, 2019

Duff & Phelps Expands Transaction Advisory Services Practice with Sam Wright

New York Duff & Phelps, the global advisor that protects, restores and maximizes value for clients, today announced that Sam Wright has joined the firm as a managing director in the Transaction Advisory Services practice, based in New York.

Wright brings over 20 years of transaction advisory experience and specializes in buy-side and sell-side financial due diligence. He has performed numerous engagements in both domestic and international markets, leading financial accounting due diligence projects across several industries, including healthcare, technology, manufacturing, retail distribution, consumer and business services. In addition to his significant middle-market experience, Wright has also worked on cross-border transactions valued at more than $2 billion.

Prior to joining Duff & Phelps, Wright was the co-leader of CBIZ MHM’s Transaction Advisory Services practice, where he led business development and helped significantly grow the practice. Before CBIZ MHM, he spent more than 10 years working at the Big Four, including PwC and Ernst & Young.

Ray Newman, Managing Director and Global Head of Transaction Advisory Services at Duff & Phelps, commented, “Sam’s addition to the team comes on the tailwinds of a strong year for M&A activity and an increased focus on financial due diligence and transparency. Sam’s expertise and impressive track record makes him keenly positioned to support buyers and sellers across all industries and I look forward to watching the continued growth of our practice.”

About Duff & Phelps
Duff & Phelps is the global advisor that protects, restores and maximizes value for clients in the areas of valuation, corporate finance, investigations, disputes, cyber security, compliance and regulatory matters, and other governance-related issues. We work with clients across diverse sectors, mitigating risk to assets, operations and people. With Kroll, a division of Duff & Phelps since 2018, our firm has nearly 3,500 professionals in 28 countries around the world. For more information, visit

M&A advisory, capital raising and secondary market advisory 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, capital raising and secondary market advisory services in the United Kingdom are provided by Duff & Phelps Securities Ltd. (DPSL), which is authorized and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. M&A advisory and capital raising services in Germany are provided by Duff & Phelps GmbH, which is a Tied Agent of DPSL. Valuation Advisory Services in India are provided by Duff & Phelps India Private Limited under a category 1 merchant banker license issued by the Securities and Exchange Board of India.


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