News Archives 2015

Duff & Phelps, a Trident V Portfolio Company, Acquires American Appraisal and Kinetic Partners

NEW YORK, February 24, 2015 Duff & Phelps Corporation, the premier global valuation and corporate finance advisor, today announced that it has completed its previously announced acquisition of American Appraisal Associates, Inc., a global full-service valuation and fixed asset management advisor.

Noah Gottdiener, Duff & Phelps' Chief Executive Officer, said, “We are delighted to complete this transaction and to begin realizing the full promise of this acquisition. Through this combination we now have a valuation practice that spans every asset class, offered in dozens of markets around the world. We look forward to ensuring that our clients benefit from our unique positioning within the global valuation market."

The American Appraisal brand will transition to Duff & Phelps over the next year. American Appraisal’s Real Estate Advisory Group (“REAG”), which becomes a division of Duff & Phelps with this transaction, will continue to operate under the REAG brand name.

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 www.duffandphelps.com.

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.

About American Appraisal
American Appraisal is a leading valuation and related advisory services firm that provides expertise in all classifications of tangible and intangible assets. It comprises 900 employees, operating from cities throughout Asia-Pacific, Europe, North America and South America. Its portfolio of services focuses on four key competencies: Valuation, Transaction Consulting, Real Estate Advisory and Fixed Asset Management. For more information, visit www.american-appraisal.com.

Duff & Phelps/American Appraisal
Marty Dauer
+1 (212) 871-2116
marty.dauer@duffandphelps.

REAG
Paola Ricciardi
+39 348 320 9023
pricciardi@reag-aa.com

New York, January 06, 2015 - Duff & Phelps Corporation, the premier global valuation and corporate finance advisor, today announced that it has completed the previously announced acquisition of Kinetic Partners. As a result of this transaction, Duff & Phelps will create a dedicated Financial Regulatory and Compliance Practice, based on Kinetic Partners’ recognized leadership in providing regulatory consulting and compliance counsel to the financial services industry.

Jacob Silverman, president of Duff & Phelps said, “We are delighted to formally welcome Kinetic Partners to Duff & Phelps. Kinetic Partners’ founder, Julian Korek, who will lead Duff & Phelps’ new Financial Regulatory and Compliance Practice, has built a stellar reputation and dedicated team of professionals who have earned the trust of financial services clients around the world. We are confident that the Kinetic team will continue their superb work on behalf of these highly sophisticated clients.”

In addition to the Regulatory and Compliance Practice, Kinetic Partners’ Corporate Recovery, Forensic and Tax practices will also join Duff & Phelps. The Kinetic Partners’ Audit practice (trading as Kinetic Partners Audit LLP and Kinetic Partners Cayman LLP) is not included in the transaction and remains separate from Duff & Phelps. However, the firms will work closely to provide seamless service to joint audit, tax and/or regulatory compliance clients.

Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

About Duff & Phelps
Duff & Phelps is the premier global valuation and corporate finance advisor with expertise in complex valuation, dispute consulting, compliance, M&A and restructuring. The firm’s more than 1,000 employees serve a diverse range of clients from offices in North America, Europe and Asia. For more information, visit www.duffandphelps.com..

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.

About Kinetic Partners
Established in 2005, Kinetic Partners has built a multidisciplinary team of industry recognized experts, drawn from regulators, financial institutions, asset management firms and leading professional services firms around the world. The firm has gained an excellent reputation for the quality of service, and currently advises over 1,300 clients across ten global offices in New York, Hong Kong, London, Chicago, Dublin, the Cayman Islands, Switzerland, Luxembourg, the Channel Islands and Singapore.

Media Relations - Duff & Phelps
+1 (212) 871-7522
kimberly.bindra@duffandphelps.com

Jennifer Sanders, Perry Street Communications
+1 212 741 0014
duffandphelps@perryst.com

Media Relations - Kinetic Partners
Patrick Voss
020 7862 0810
0772 064 0055
patrick.voss@kinetic-partners.com

Holly Tyzack, Account Director, Rostrum Communicat
0207 440 8674
0782 799 5180
Holly@rostrumpr.com