Wed, Feb 26, 2020

Duff & Phelps Expands Technology M&A Advisory Practice With Nicolas Depardieu as Managing Director

Paris – Duff & Phelps, the global advisor that protects, restores and maximizes value for clients, has appointed Nicolas Depardieu as a managing director at Pagemill Partners, a division of Duff & Phelps, based in Paris. Nicolas has over 10 years of corporate finance experience with expertise in M&A advisory and capital and debt restructuring. At Pagemill Partners, he focuses on driving the firm’s European technology M&A Advisory practice in France, with a concentration on digital media, IT services, e-commerce, software, telecom and technology.

Before joining Pagemill Partners, Nicolas was a partner at Drake Star Partners where he was responsible for advising technology clients on buy- and sell-side M&A, fundraising and debt refinancing. Before that, he worked as a strategic advisor for Origins Capital Partners. He started his career at DC Advisory (formerly known as Close Brothers) in Paris, where he worked on several M&A transactions in a variety of sectors and on a EUR 100 million refinancing for a PE firm’s portfolio company.

“We are delighted to welcome Nicolas to the firm as a part of our growing M&A advisory team,” said Bob Bartell, Global Head of Corporate Finance at Duff & Phelps. “He brings a wealth of technology sector expertise and senior relationships with financial sponsors, public corporations, family-owned businesses and other private companies in the middle-market. Nicolas’ strong track record and deep experience will be of immediate benefit to our clients and further advance the firm’s technology M&A Advisory practice.”

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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