Chris Janssen joined Duff & Phelps in 1994. He is a managing director in the Chicago office and Head of the firm's Transaction Opinions practice, which provides independent financial advice to boards of directors and special committees on M&A, spin-offs, dividends, stock buybacks, restructurings and financing transactions. 

Chris specializes in providing fairness opinions, solvency opinions and business valuations for public and private companies and their boards of directors. Chris’ experience includes:

  • Advising the boards of directors of Winnebago Industries, American Midstream Partners, CommScope, Boulder Specialty Brands, and Patriot Coal on acquisitions.
  • Advising the boards of directors of Air Products, Xerox, WestRock, W.R. Grace, Darden, Baxter, JDS Uniphase, Harvard Biosciences, Murphy Oil Corporation, Sears Holdings, Cardinal Health, American Standard, Bentley Pharmaceuticals, Cendant, and Tyco on spin-off transactions;
  • Advising the boards of directors of portfolio companies of ABRY Partners, Golden Gate Capital, Stone Point Capital, Bain Capital, Hellman & Friedman, Sycamore Partners, and The Blackstone Group on leveraged dividend transactions;
  • Advising the boards of directors of KLA-Tencor, Rockwood Holdings, Choice Hotels International, Delphi Automotive, Unisys, and Realogy on dividend and stock repurchase transactions;
  • Advising the special committee of the board of directors of Andatee China Marine Fuel Services Company, National Investment Managers, and Eagle Point Software on going-private transactions

Prior to joining Duff & Phelps, Chris was a commercial lender with the Northern Trust Company in Chicago. 

Chris holds an MBA in finance and marketing from Northwestern University's J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management and a BA in economics from Northwestern University. He is a FINRA Series 7 and 63 registered representative. 

 
Janssen /our-team/christopher-janssen /-/media/assets/images/headshots/managing-directors/christopher-janssen.jpg people {D59CA77E-C551-45A3-BE89-F567210C5A60} {6B6F3B01-98A6-4BC2-B2CD-CBD127447FB5} {5379E475-EC5F-4A65-A61E-2C0EB79F8D41} {13E28841-C245-441D-8C3B-49E72DA5381C} {C91DEFE0-8446-4573-8D7B-6D30B0BA9D81} {0F018BB9-D33D-48CA-8D10-C8A862F6AF72} {A1AECEED-3318-44A4-ABA5-911CA7D29CA5} {B35EF5AE-20CE-49EC-807A-1101A09BBAED} {F111AE90-07F6-43BB-925E-2DF903582C82} {46C15BB5-0833-4B51-B9BD-6E99C50DB149} {B871D4F9-5FCB-40B9-8710-871A30B710AB}

Other Areas We Can Help

Corporate Finance

Comprehensive support throughout mergers and acquisitions and other corporate finance transactions.

Corporate Finance

Commercially Reasonable Debt Opinions

Duff & Phelps advises companies as to whether the economic terms of their intercompany debt are commercially reasonable.

Commercially Reasonable Debt Opinions

Financial Sponsor Group

Dedicated coverage and access to M&A deal-flow for financial sponsors.

Financial Sponsor Group

Fairness Opinions

High quality financial advice and opinions that withstand the most rigorous scrutiny.

Fairness Opinions

Solvency Opinions

Steer clear of fraudulent transfers and illegal dividends or distributions.

Solvency Opinions

ESOP and ERISA Advisory

Helping clients navigate the complex financial, regulatory and tax aspects of ESOP transactions.

ESOP and ERISA Advisory

Case Studies

Insights

M&A Advisory

Apparel and Retail Market Brief: Presidential Election

M&A Advisory
M&A advisory

Global Software Sector Update - Fall 2020

M&A advisory
M&A Advisory

Staffing Industry Insights – Fall 2020

M&A Advisory
M&A Advisory

Apparel Quarterly Update – Fall 2020

M&A Advisory

News