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Delaware Chancery defends use of market price, citing recent high court rulings

A few months ago, in a statutory appraisal case, the Delaware Court of Chancery made news when it used the unaffected market price as the indicator of fair value.

Appraisal rights in M&A

In a recent presentation by attorneys from Cadwalader, it’s clear that appraisal rights continue to be an important topic in the M&A world.

BVU News and Trends June 2018

A monthly roundup of key developments of interest to business valuation experts.

BVU News and Trends May 2018

A monthly roundup of key developments of interest to business valuation experts.

Appraisal rights in the U.S. and EU

In the U.S., there has been a surge of appraisal petitions and appraisal arbitrage, but this is not the case in the EU, according to a paper by Alexandros Seretakis (Trinity College, Dublin).

Briefing examines recent appraisal decisions

Since the Delaware Supreme Court issued its landmark Dell appraisal decision (see prior coverage), the Delaware courts have issued three appraisal decisions—Aruba, AOL, and SWS—which, unlike Dell, assigned no weight to the deal price in setting fair value below the deal price.

New paper examines statutory rights of appraisal in Delaware

“The Anna Karenina principle is alive and well in the Delaware courts,” according to a paper that explores statutory rights of appraisal and the search for the sometimes “elusive” concept of fair value.

Delaware Supreme Court balks at Court of Chancery’s Dell decision

Twice, in 2017, the Delaware Supreme Court struck down statutory appraisal rulings by the Delaware Court of Chancery that dismissed the importance of the market price.

Statutory Fair Value in Dissenting Shareholder Cases: Part II

This article continues the discussion of statutory appraisal that was presented in Part I in the prior issue of Business Valuation Review. Fair value, the predominant standard of value employed by state courts to value dissenters' shares in appraisal cases is, is determined by state law. In most states, fair value is the shareholder's pro rata portion of the value of a company's equity. This article discusses the approaches used by the Delaware courts' views ...

Chancery achieves fair value with three imperfect valuation techniques

The whole is greater than the sum of its parts. Perhaps Chancellor Bouchard thought of Aristotle when he recently ruled in a statutory appraisal action that, even though the results of three common valuation techniques were unreliable indicators of value, in combination they established fair value.

Must an expert witness be a human?

Delaware Chancery Court’s Appraisal Puts Focus on Precrisis Projections

In statutory appraisal action related to radio broadcasting business, Court of Chancery affirms that pre-merger management projections generally are an “appropriate starting point” for the requisite DCF analysis; however, given signs of secular change in ...

Tax methods used for valuing S corporations

Towerview LLC v. Cox Radio, Inc.

In statutory appraisal action related to radio broadcasting business, Court of Chancery affirms that pre-merger management projections generally are an “appropriate starting point” for the requisite DCF analysis; however, given signs of secular change in ...

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