Vijay Merchant Joins Duff & Phelps’ Restructuring Practice in Birmingham

Duff & Phelps continues regional expansion in the Midlands.

BIRMINGHAM – Duff & Phelps, the global advisor that protects, restores and maximizes value for clients, has further strengthened its Restructuring Advisory practice in Birmingham with the appointment of Vijay Merchant as director.

Merchant joins Duff & Phelps from KPMG, where he spent over 13 years in the deal advisory practice as associate director, and also completed a 12-month secondment to the business support team of a high street clearing bank.

Merchant has significant expertise in advising company directors, lenders and other stakeholders when a business is facing financial distress and cash flow challenges. 

Matt Ingram, Managing Director, Duff & Phelps, stated: “Vijay has extensive experience advising businesses whether they seek to stabilize short-term cash flow, review their options, look for additional or alternate finance, or equity fund raising. Vijay also has a proven track record in managing stakeholder relations through pre-lend and viability reviews on behalf of lenders and investors and independent business reviews for the clearing banks. I am delighted that Vijay has chosen to join the Duff & Phelps team here in Birmingham as we take our stressed advisory offering from strength to strength.” 

About Duff & Phelps
Duff & Phelps is the global advisor that protects, restores and maximises value for clients in the areas of valuation, corporate finance, investigations, disputes, cyber security, compliance and regulatory matters, and other governance-related issues. We work with clients across diverse sectors, mitigating risk to assets, operations and people. With Kroll, a division of Duff & Phelps since 2018, our firm has nearly 3,500 professionals in 28 countries around the world. For more information, visit

M&A advisory, capital raising and secondary market advisory services in the United States are provided by Duff & Phelps Securities, LLC. Member FINRA/SIPC. Pagemill Partners is a Division of Duff & Phelps Securities, LLC. M&A advisory, capital raising and secondary market advisory services in the United Kingdom are provided by Duff & Phelps Securities Ltd. (DPSL), which is authorized and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. M&A advisory and capital raising services in Germany are provided by Duff & Phelps GmbH, which is a Tied Agent of DPSL. Valuation Advisory Services in India are provided by Duff & Phelps India Private Limited under a category 1 merchant banker license issued by the Securities and Exchange Board of India.

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