James Hanson is a Managing Director with Opportune Partners LLC, an independent, conflict-free investment banking and financial advisory affiliate of Opportune LLP, a leading global energy business advisory firm. James has over 30 years of commercial and investment banking, capital raising, and M&A transaction advisory experience. Before joining Opportune, James served as Managing Director, Energy Transaction Opinions for all energy subsectors, at Duff & Phelps where he advised and executed 70 engagements representing over $50 billion of transaction value. These transactions included fairness opinions, solvency opinions, debt opinions, and reasonably equivalent value opinions. James began his career specializing in energy investment banking at Salomon Brothers, Bear Stearns, and Barclays Capital where he advised a wide variety of large-cap and mid-cap energy companies in M&A and public capital markets transactions, raising over $25 billion for his clients. James holds an MBA in Finance from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, and a B.S. in Finance from the University of Illinois. He received the chartered financial analyst (CFA) designation and is a FINRA Series 24, 7, and 63 registered representative.