Court of Chancery Rules Unaffected Market Price Is Best Evidence of Fair Value

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July 19, 2019
6719 Offices of Holding Companies, NEC
551112 Offices of Other Holding Companies
dissenting shareholder
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In re Appraisal of Jarden Corp. (I)
2019 Del. Ch. LEXIS 271
US
State Court
Delaware
Court of Chancery of Delaware
Dr. Mark Zmijewski (petitioners); Dr. Glenn Hubbard (company/respondents)
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Summary

Court finds record shows unaffected market price is best evidence of fair value; court says company expert’s efficient market analysis and event study provide strong support for use of market price; court’s own DCF analysis generates value close to market price, thus corroborating market price.

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In re Appraisal of Jarden Corp. (I)

Court finds record shows unaffected market price is best evidence of fair value; court says company expert’s efficient market analysis and event study provide strong support for use of market price; court’s own DCF analysis generates value close to market price, thus corroborating market price.

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Business Valuation UpdateVol. 25 No. 9