Fri, Dec 9, 2016

Duff & Phelps is Now a Category I Merchant Banker in India

MUMBAI - Duff & Phelps, the premier global valuation and corporate finance advisor, has announced that its Mumbai office in India has acquired the category-I merchant banking license from the Securities and Exchange Board of India (“SEBI”). With this license, Duff & Phelps can now provide fairness opinions and a wider range of valuation services to listed companies in India.

Concurrent with global trends, businesses in India are facing increased pressure for greater oversight of corporate activities. Fairness opinions, in particular, are an important component of the board deliberation process as board members seek to fulfill their fiduciary duties and protect themselves in the face of potential criticism and litigation.

Varun Gupta, Managing Director, Japan and Southeast Asia Leader, Duff & Phelps, said, “We are pleased to offer our clients in India seamless regulatory and compliance driven valuations and fairness opinions. As a global leader for these services, we are gratified to share our expertise with local companies.”

About Duff & Phelps

Duff & Phelps is the premier global valuation and corporate finance advisor with expertise in complex valuation, disputes and investigations, M&A, real estate, restructuring, and compliance 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, 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 and capital raising advisory services are provided in a number of European countries through Duff & Phelps Securities Ltd, UK, which includes branches in Ireland and Germany. Duff & Phelps Securities Ltd, UK, is regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

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