Duff & Phelps Starts New Business Following Kroll Acquisition (CDSA)


Global advisory company Duff & Phelps has created a new business unit, following the acquisition of cybersecurity firm Kroll, one that combines Duff & Phelps’ work in disputes and investigations with Kroll’s cybersecurity and compliance background.

Carl Jenkins, global leader for Duff & Phelps’ disputes and investigations practice, is the new lead for the company’s Governance, Risk, Investigations and Disputes unit, while other heads of the department include Steven Bock, managing director and head of operating diligence and compliance risk management, Paul Clark, managing director and head of cross-border restructuring, and Hassan El Asraoui, managing director and head of legal management consulting.

“Increasingly, our clients are confronting governance, risk and related challenges that call for global resources, technical expertise and unquestioned independence and integrity,” Jenkins said. “These attributes are at the core of our newly established Governance, Risk, Investigations and Disputes business unit, and we are confident that clients will benefit from the consolidated offering. This new business unit will work in tandem with our existing professionals in valuation advisory and corporate finance to help clients make informed, smart choices when facing mission critical decisions.”

Tom Everett-Heath, managing director and head of business intelligence and investigations for Duff & Phelps, added: “Our clients know they can rely on Duff & Phelps and Kroll to provide the edge they need to make confident decisions about people, assets, transactions and operations. Our ability to gather rich intelligence, provide rigorous analysis and deliver unique insights, which clients have come to expect from both businesses, is now stronger than ever before.”