Chancery Bases Fair Value Calculation on Income-Based Model

Business Valuation UpdateVol. 23 No. 2
BVLaw Case Update
February 2017
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Dunmire v. Farmers & Merchants Bancorp of W. Pa.
2016 Del. Ch. LEXIS 167
November 10, 2016
US
State Court
Delaware
Court of Chancery of Delaware
Joseph L. Hopkins (petitioners); Daniel R. Van Vleet (respondent)
Bouchard

Summary

Flawed sales process makes merger price an unreliable indicator of fair value for statutory appraisal, Chancery finds; in accord with party experts, court uses discounted net income approach and adopts most of respondent expert’s inputs for its valuation.

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Chancery Bases Fair Value Calculation on Income-Based Model

Flawed sales process makes merger price an unreliable indicator of fair value for statutory appraisal, Chancery finds; in accord with party experts, court uses discounted net income approach and adopts most of respondent expert’s inputs for its valuation.