Mon, Jan 9, 2017

Duff & Phelps Retains #1 Ranking as Global and U.S. Fairness Opinions Provider

New York – Duff & Phelps, the premier global valuation and corporate finance advisor, today announced that, for the second year in a row, the firm ranked first for the number of announced fairness opinions rendered both in the U.S. and globally, according to Thomson Reuter’s “Mergers & Acquisition Review – Full Year 2016.” The firm rendered 90 fairness opinions with an aggregate deal value of over $21 billion in 2016.

Fairness opinions represent a core practice at Duff & Phelps, and with deep expertise, our professionals deliver high-quality, independent opinions that withstand intense external scrutiny. Over the past decade, the firm has rendered over 700 fairness opinions, representing more than $200 billion in deal value.

“The need for independent financial advice has never been greater, and Duff & Phelps remains committed to the high-quality, independent financial advice on which decision-makers can confidently rely,” commented Bob Bartell, Managing Director and the firm’s Head of Corporate Finance.

“We continue to be honored that our clients across the deal landscape turn to us as the market leader. We look forward to helping boards of directors and special committees assess corporate transactions and fulfill their fiduciary duties in the year ahead,” stated Chris Janssen, Managing Director and the firm’s Head of Transaction Opinions.

About Duff & Phelps

Duff & Phelps is the premier global valuation and corporate finance advisor with expertise in complex valuation, dispute consulting, M&A, real estate, restructuring and compliance and regulatory consulting. The firm’s more than 2,000 employees serve a diverse range of clients across 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.