Mon, Jan 13, 2020

Duff & Phelps Ranks First for U.S. and Global Fairness Opinions for Fifth Consecutive Year

New York – Duff & Phelps, the global advisor that protects, restores and maximizes value for clients, today announced it ranked No. 1 for the fifth consecutive year in Thomson Reuters’ Global Mergers & Acquisition Review – 2019 for the number of fairness opinions rendered in both the U.S. and globally. In 2019, Duff & Phelps rendered 55 fairness opinions globally, 47 of which were associated with U.S. deals. Since 2005, the firm has rendered more than 900 fairness opinions in transactions with an aggregate deal value of nearly $370 billion.
Chris Janssen, Managing Director and Global Head of Transaction Opinions at Duff & Phelps, commented, “In the thirty-plus years that Duff & Phelps has been rendering fairness opinions, we have seen a steady rise in requests for independent advice on the value exchanged in transactions. While fairness opinions have always been a vital element of effective corporate deal making, financial sponsors are increasingly seeking our advice on secondary recapitalizations and transactions within the same fund family. Our continued recognition by Thomson Reuters is a testament to Duff & Phelps ability to provide valuable, independent financial advice and fairness opinions sought by companies and their boards, as well as the financial sponsor community.”

With a reputation built over decades and solidified over the last five years of ranking No. 1, Duff & Phelps market-leading Fairness and Solvency Opinions Practice delivers high-quality, independent financial advice and opinions that withstand the most rigorous scrutiny. The practice covers the spectrum of corporate deals, including traditional mergers and acquisitions, fund-to-fund transfers and investments, transactions with affiliates, secondary recapitalizations, financings and restructurings.
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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