Duff & Phelps Grows Mergers And Acquisitions Advisory Practice With Addition Of Ivan Lustig

Monday, January 31, 2011 - 00:00

Duff & Phelps Corporation has announced that Ivan Lustig has joined the firm's Mergers and Acquisitions Advisory practice as a senior managing director. Lustig, who will be based in the New York office, brings more than 28 years of experience to Duff & Phelps.

Michael Cochrane, leader of Duff & Phelps's Investment Banking business, said, "Ivan joins our team with deep industry expertise, significant domestic and cross-border transactional skills and rich client relationships in key industries. We look forward to leveraging Ivan's skills and professional network as we continue to pursue global opportunities in middle market and distressed M&A."

Mr. Lustig has completed more than 150 transactions, including public and private debt and equity issuances, mergers and acquisitions, valuations and restructurings. He specializes in the coverage of media and entertainment businesses, and also has represented major corporations in the utility, food and beverage and metal and mining industries. Ivan has considerable cross-border transaction experience, notably in Latin America, Europe and India.

Prior to joining Duff & Phelps, Mr. Lustig was a managing director and head of M&A in the Americas for The Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) and ABN AMRO. Before his tenure at RBS, he served as leader of Media Investment Banking at ING Barings and Wertheim Schroder.

He is vice chairman of the Board of Trustees of The Museum of the Moving Image and an advisory board member of the Cornell Financial Engineering in Manhattan program.