Management Buyout Of Duff & Phelps - Law Firm Challenges Fairness Of Price On Behalf Of Shareholders

Management Buyout Of Duff & Phelps - Law Firm Challenges Fairness Of Price On
                            Behalf Of Shareholders

PR Newswire

NEW YORK, Dec. 31, 2012

NEW YORK, Dec. 31, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --Tripp Levy PLLC, a leading national
securities law firm, announces an investigation into the proposed acquisition
of Duff & Phelps (NYSE: DUF).Duff & Phelps Corporation (DUF) announced that
it has entered into a definitive merger agreement under which a consortium
("the Consortium") comprising controlled affiliates of or funds managed by The
Carlyle Group, Stone Point Capital LLC, Pictet & Cie and Edmond de Rothschild
Group will acquire the Company for $15.55 per share in cash in a transaction
valued at approximately $665.5 million.

The investigation concerns, among other things, whether the consideration to
be paid to Duff shareholders is unfair, inadequate, and substantially below
the fair or inherent value of Duff.Indeed, analysts have projected that the
true going forward inherent value of the company is worth at least $24 per

The investigation further concerns whether the board of directors of Duff,
including its senior management who are participating in the buyout of the
company's equity may have breached their fiduciary duties by not acting in
shareholders' best interests in connection with the sale process of Duff.

If you own Duff common stock and you wish to discuss this matter with us, or
have any questions concerning your rights and interests with regard to this
matter, please contact

Tripp Levy
Tripp Levy PLLC
125 East 82nd Street
9th Floor
New York, New York
Toll Free: 877-772-3975

Tripp Levy PLLC is a national law firm that specializes in mergers &
acquisitions, takeover litigation, shareholder rights, and corporate
governance matters in state and federal courts throughout the United States.
Attorney advertising. Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome.


Tripp Levy PLLC
Tripp Levy, 877-772-3975


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