Thu, Jan 10, 2019

Duff & Phelps Ranked First for U.S. and Global Fairness Opinions for 2018

New York – Duff & Phelps, the global advisor that protects, restores and maximizes value for clients, today announced it ranked No. 1 for the fourth consecutive year in Thomson Reuters’ Mergers & Acquisition Review – 2018 for the number of fairness opinions rendered in both the U.S. and globally. In 2018, Duff & Phelps rendered 57 fairness opinions globally, 50 of which were associated with U.S. deals. 

Chris Janssen, Managing Director and Global Head of Transaction Opinions at Duff & Phelps, commented, “Independent financial advice backed by analytical rigor continues to be a top priority for those seeking fairness opinions. Expertise and service in this regard is particularly indispensable in an era of enhanced governance accountability and informed, engaged stakeholders who demand that boards discharge their fiduciary responsibilities at the highest levels. Looking ahead, we will continue to invest in the people and processes necessary to maintain our competitive advantage and provide value to our clients.” 

With a reputation built over decades, Duff & Phelps Fairness and Solvency Opinions Practice delivers high-quality, independent financial advice and opinions that withstand the most rigorous scrutiny. Our practice covers the spectrum of corporate deals, including traditional mergers and acquisitions, transactions involving minority interests, transactions with affiliates, financings and restructurings. Since 2005, the firm has rendered nearly 850 fairness opinions in transactions with an aggregate deal value of more than $333 billion. 

“Our strong performance over the last 10 years in Thomson Reuters’ advisor table affirms Duff & Phelps unique ability to provide objective financial advice to corporate boards as part of their deliberative process,” adds Bob Bartell, Global Head of Corporate Finance at Duff & Phelps. “We look forward to continuing to serve our clients, protecting shareholders and retaining our market leading position.”  
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 Duff & Phelps, 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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