Verition Partners Master Fund Ltd. v. Aruba Networks, Inc. (Aruba III)

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Verition Partners Master Fund Ltd. v. Aruba Networks, Inc. (Aruba III)
2019 Del. LEXIS 197
US
State Court
Delaware
Delaware Supreme Court
Paul Marcus (petitioners); Kevin Dages (company/respondent)
Per Curiam

Summary

Delaware Supreme Court overturns Court of Chancery’s fair value determination based on unaffected market price and awards petitioners deal price minus synergies as determined by company; trial court’s analysis rested on “inapt” agency-costs theory and raised due process and fairness concerns.
Verition Partners Master Fund Ltd. v. Aruba Networks, Inc.
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Delaware Supreme Court overturns Court of Chancery’s fair value determination based on unaffected market price and awards petitioners deal price minus synergies as determined by company; trial court’s analysis rested on “inapt” agency-costs theory and raised due process and fairness concerns.