Tue, Nov 3, 2020

Sheryl Cefali, Karan Kapoor and Steven Moon Recognized as Leaders of Influence Among Investment Bankers by the Los Angeles Business Journal

The Los Angeles Business Journal recently honored investment banking professionals in the Los Angeles area, highlighting outstanding performers in the industry that prepare organizations for growth while contributing to the overall success of the local business community.

Duff & Phelps is proud to announce and would like to congratulate the following leaders, who were named in the list of influential investment bankers:

Sherry Cefali is a managing director in Duff & Phelps Transaction Opinions practice and is the head of the Los Angeles office. Some of her notable transactions include a fairness opinion to the board of Neon Therapeutics, Inc. in connection with its sale to BioNTech; a fairness opinion to NN, Inc. in connection with the sale of their Life Sciences business to American Securities; a fairness opinion to the board of Xtant Medical Holdings Inc. in connection with the exchange of $62mm in debt for equity and a solvency opinion to Match Group, Inc. in connection with its separation from IAC/InterActiveCorp; among others.

Steve Moon is a managing director in the Duff & Phelps M&A Advisory practice. He is also the deputy head of U.S. M&A and global head of aerospace and defense at Duff & Phelps Securities. He leverages over 20 years of investment banking and corporate finance experience. Steve has also served as the president of the Association for Corporate Growth Los Angeles and currently serves on the global board of ACG and ACG Los Angeles.

Karan Kapoor is a managing director at Pagemill Partners, the technology M&A division of Duff & Phelps. Over the past year, Karan has built out an active mid-market technology M&A practice based out of LA with a core focus on Software/SaaS transactions. He is a seasoned investment banker who has advised both emerging growth companies and established public and private technology companies.

Learn more about our recently honored corporate finance professionals here.

Corporate Finance and Restructuring

M&A advisory, restructuring and insolvency, debt advisory, strategic alternatives, transaction diligence and independent financial opinions.

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).

Technology Investment Banking

Technology expertise for middle-market M&A transactions.

Aerospace Defense and Government Services (ADG) Investment Banking

Strategic and financial advisory for Aerospace Defense and Government Services clients worldwide.

Transaction Advisory Services

Kroll’s Transaction Advisory Services platform offers corporate and financial investors with deep accounting and technical expertise, commercial knowledge, industry insight and seamless analytical services throughout the deal continuum.

Private Capital Markets – Debt Advisory

Kroll has extensive experience raising capital for middle-market companies to support a wide range of transactions.