Duff & Phelps releases inaugural report on fairness and solvency opinions

BVWireIssue #155-2
August 12, 2015

Duff & Phelps has unveiled the findings from its inaugural 2015 Fairness + Solvency Opinions Report, which examines transaction structures recurring among its global clients. The report describes the most prevalent transaction trends, provides detail on their scale and potential origin, and explains their relevance to fairness and solvency matters.

Current trends: “Two macro trends—stagnant growth and historically low interest rates—have contributed to an increase in certain complex transaction structures ranging from spin-off transactions and dividend recapitalizations to yield-based investment vehicles, among others,” says Christopher Janssen, managing director and leader of the firm’s transaction opinions practice. “Boards of directors and committees contemplating these transactions need, now more than ever, independent financial advice. We published this report to help shed light on these transactions trends and certain key considerations for the companies pursuing them.”

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