Leading global strategic advisory and expert consulting firm Berkeley Research Group announced today that Michael Athanason has joined the firm as a managing director.

Athanason joins the BRG Capstone* group in New York. He will lead the Private Funds Group Valuation Team and will assist in building the firm’s already substantial position in alternative investment valuation services. He brings over 25 years of valuation and corporate finance advisory experience and has been an industry leader in the valuation of alternative investment portfolios for the past 10 years.

He joins BRG from KPMG, where he was the US national leader of the Alternative Investments Valuation practice, and he was previously the global leader of Duff & Phelps’ Alternative Investment Valuation Services business.

Athanason specializes in advising on valuation and value management of alternative asset portfolios and has helped clients plan and execute major acquisition, restructuring, recapitalization and financial reporting projects. His substantial experience in advising large pension funds, hedge funds and private equity clients on corporate and alternative investment portfolio valuations, fairness opinions and solvency opinions will be further enhanced by BRG’s bench of more than 890 employees.

About Berkeley Research Group, LLC

Berkeley Research Group, LLC ( is a leading global strategic advisory and expert consulting firm that provides independent advice, data analytics, authoritative studies, expert testimony, investigations, transaction advisory, restructuring services, regulatory and dispute consulting to Fortune 500 corporations, private equity and hedge funds, pension funds, financial institutions, major law firms and regulatory bodies around the world. BRG experts and consultants combine intellectual rigor with practical, real-world experience and an in-depth understanding of industries and markets. Their expertise spans economics and finance, data analytics and statistics, and public policy in many of the major sectors of our economy, including healthcare, banking, information technology, energy, construction and real estate. BRG is headquartered in Emeryville, California, with offices across the United States and in Asia, Australia, Canada, Latin America and the United Kingdom.

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