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Michael G. Athanason

Managing Director


Michael Athanason is a senior valuation specialist leading BRG Capstone’s Fund Services valuation team. Based in New York, he has over 25 years of valuation and corporate finance advisory experience and has helped clients plan and execute major acquisition, restructuring, recapitalization, and financial reporting projects.

Mr. Athanason recently joined BRG from KPMG, where he was the U.S. national leader of the Alternative Investments Valuation practice, and he was previously the global leader of Duff & Phelps’ Alternative Investment Valuation Services business.

Mr. Athanason specializes in advising on valuation and value management of alternative asset portfolios. He has worked for many of the largest global private equity, hedge, pension, and sovereign funds in establishing fair market valuation standards, procedures, and best practices in financial reporting. He is also active with many of the largest LP investors in the United States and Canada assisting with GP due diligence, co-investment strategies, and investment reporting processes.

He has served clients in the United States, Russia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, China, Japan, Korea, Germany, France, United Kingdom, Sweden, Greece, and the United Arab Emirates.


  • Georgetown University
  • Florida Institute of Technology
    B.Sc., Ocean Engineering

Employment History

2011 - 2015

Duff & Phelps
Senior Managing Director
2004 - 2011

Ernst & Young
1993 - 2004

International Valuation Services - A Standard & Poor's Venture
Managing Director
1991 - 1993

A.T. Kearney
Senior Associate
1988 - 1991

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