Mon, Dec 7, 2015

Duff & Phelps Welcomes New Managing Director in Frankfurt

Frankfurt – Duff & Phelps, the premier global valuation and corporate finance advisor, is pleased to welcome Hartmut Paulus as a Managing Director to its Valuation Advisory practice in the company’s Frankfurt office.

Hartmut has 20 years of experience in M&A, capital markets and financial reporting and is a well recognised expert in valuation services within the German market place. He has particular expertise in valuations relating to the German corporates act, disputes, M&A, fairness opinions, financial reporting and tax related valuations.

He has a strong track-record in large scale projects, both in Germany and across the globe, and has spent many years advising German DAX companies, mid cap corporates, and financial investors in a broad range of sectors, covering telecommunications, IT, media, entertainment, healthcare, logistics, utilities, consumer markets and industrials.

Prior to joining Duff & Phelps, Hartmut led KPMG’s Valuations team in Frankfurt, having previously occupied positions of increasing responsibility in the corporate finance practice and was appointed Partner in 2007. Hartmut holds an MBA from Friedrich-Alexander University in Nuremberg, and is a German Certified Public Accountant and Certified Tax Advisor. He is also serving as a guest professor for valuation at Goethe University in Frankfurt am Main.

Andreas Stoecklin, Managing Director of Duff & Phelps and Country Leader for Germany, said “The appointment of Hartmut marks another important milestone in the enhancement of our valuation advisory practice in Germany over the last 18 months. His work with Corporates, in particular in the Telecommunications, Media and Technology domain, and his collaboration with leading law firms, will allow us to build significantly on the positive momentum we have created.”

Yann Magnan, Head of Valuation Advisory Services in Europe, commented, “By adding Hartmut to our practice, our Valuation Advisory Services team in Germany now operates with four managing directors and 20 professionals. This allows us to continue to provide best in class service for our clients on any scale and complexity whilst broadening our service offering in one of the most interesting markets globally.”

Duff & Phelps has been operating in Germany since 2006, but has grown considerably in the last 12 months through the acquisition of American Appraisal, which includes the REAG business. Clients include private equity funds, law firms and leading corporates such as Airbus Group, BASF, KKR, ProSiebenSat.1, Siemens and Telefónica.

Duff & Phelps has six offices in Germany, including Munich, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Berlin, Cologne and Bremen, with over 70 professionals in Valuation Advisory, Corporate Finance/M&A and Real Estate Advisory through its REAG division.

About Duff & Phelps

Duff & Phelps is the premier global valuation and corporate finance advisor with expertise in complex valuation, dispute and legal management consulting, M&A, restructuring, and governance 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 and capital raising 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 services in the United Kingdom and Germany are provided by Duff & Phelps Securities Ltd., which is authorized and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

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