Wed, Jan 27, 2021

Duff & Phelps Ranks First for Number of U.S. and Global Fairness Opinions Over the Past 10 Years

New York – Duff & Phelps, the world’s premier provider of governance, risk and transparency solutions, today announced it ranked No. 1 in Thomson Reuters’ cumulative data on number of fairness opinions rendered in both the U.S. and globally from 2011-2020. Since 2005, the firm has rendered more than 1,000 fairness opinions in transactions with an aggregate deal value of over $425 billion.

Chris Janssen, Managing Director and Global Head of Transaction Opinions at Duff & Phelps, commented, “We are pleased to have once again been recognized as the leading fairness opinion provider in the U.S. and globally. We continue to take great pride in delivering opinions that are independent, objective, highly responsive and are backed by our rigorous review process as well as our deep valuation and M&A experience. This commitment to excellence is reflected in the long standing, continued trust that global companies, boards and financial sponsors place in us to provide fairness and solvency opinions for their transactions."

With a reputation built over decades and solidified over the last ten years of rankings, 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, transactions involving minority interests, transactions with affiliates, financings and restructurings.

About Duff & Phelps
Duff & Phelps is the world’s premier provider of governance, risk and transparency solutions. We work with clients across diverse sectors in the areas of valuation, corporate finance, disputes and investigations, cyber security, claims administration and regulatory compliance. With Kroll, the leading global provider of risk solutions, and Prime Clerk, the leader in complex business services and claims administration, our firm has nearly 4,000 professionals in 25 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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Fairness and Solvency Opinions

Duff & Phelps Opinions is a global leader in Fairness Opinions and Special Committee Advisory, ranking #1 for total number of fairness opinions in the U.S., EMEA (Europe, the Middle East and Africa), Australia and Globally in 2023 according to LSEG (FKA Refinitiv).

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