Duff & Phelps Files for IPO

Duff & Phelps Corp., a New York-based provider of financial advisory and I-banking services, has filed for a $200 million IPO. It plans to trade on the NYSE under ticker symbol DUF, with Goldman Sachs and UBS serving as co-lead underwriters. Shareholders include Lovell Minnick Partners and Vestar Capital Partners. Lovell Minnick sponsored a management buyout of the company in 2004 from Webster Financial Corp., while Vestar helped finance the 2005 add-on acquisition of the Corporate Value Consulting business of Standard & Poor's. www.duffandphelps.com