Duff & Phelps Corporation, a global valuation and corporate finance advisor, has announced the opening of a new office in Madrid, Spain. Managing Director Javier Zoido will serve as country leader for the new office.
Duff & Phelps works with many of the leading Spanish-listed companies, private equity firms and legal advisors. The new office in Madrid serves as a base in the region, from which to expand relationships with both existing and new clients. Mr. Zoido will drive growth of the business across Spain and serve as the primary contact for Duff & Phelps core services, notably valuation, restructuring and M&A advisory.
“The opening of our new office in Madrid underscores the firm’s commitment to growing our business in Europe,” said Jacob Silverman, President of Duff & Phelps. “As the economy improves in Spain we anticipate greater needs for our valuation and corporate finance advisory services in the market,” added Silverman.
“The new office in Madrid will enable us to better serve our clients in the region. Coverage of the Spanish market aligns very well with other European teams in our existing key markets,” added Yann Magnan, European Valuation Advisory Services leader.
Javier Zoido is a managing director in the Madrid office, country leader for Spain, and part of the Valuation Advisory Services business unit. He has more than 13 years of experience in valuation and corporate finance.
Javier has performed valuation assignments for the valuation of business enterprises, financial assets, equity securities and intangible assets. These valuations have been for the purpose of assisting clients in tax and financial planning and reporting, transaction advisory support, strategic planning and litigation support. His engagement highlights include purchase price allocations and asset valuations for financial reporting purposes under IFRS and US GAAP; intangible asset and goodwill impairment tests; equity and asset valuations for tax purposes; valuation of private equity portfolios; and fairness opinions.
Javier started his career at a Spanish consulting firm. In January 2001, he joined Ernst & Young Corporate Finance in Madrid, where he was a manager, before joining the London Office of Duff & Phelps in 2006 where he has held positions as Vice President, Director, and Managing Director. Javier received his master’s in finance from the Escuelas de Finanzas Aplicadas in Madrid, his bachelor’s in economics from the Universidad Complutense de Madrid and has post/graduate courses in Harvard University. Javier is fluent in Spanish and English.
He has published articles, including “El proceso de purchase price allocation sus implicaciones para las empresas españolas: enfoque en los activos intangibles” Análisis Financiero Internacional – 1st Quarter, 2008.
Duff & Phelps dispone de 30 oficinas en todo el mundo, ocho de las cuales se encuentran en Europa (Ámsterdam, Birmingham, Leeds, Londres, Madrid, Mánchester, Múnich, París), que ofrecen fundamentalmente servicios de valoración y de asesoramiento en restructuraciones y en fusiones y adquisiciones. La empresa cuenta con más de 1.000 empleados.