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Henley Mining v. Parton

In statutory appraisal case, court denies summary judgment motion arguing opposing expert’s valuation fails to meet legal definition of fair value, i.e., “the value of the company as a whole and as a going concern”; court says controlling case law does not preclude use of net asset value method.

Fair Value Standard Does Not Preclude Use of Net Asset Approach, Court Affirms

In statutory appraisal case, court denies summary judgment motion arguing opposing expert’s valuation fails to meet legal definition of fair value, i.e., “the value of the company as a whole and as a going concern”; court says controlling case law does not preclude use of net asset value method.

BVLaw Case Update

Join Jim Alerding, a veteran valuator, and Sylvia Golden, BVR’s legal editor, for a discussion of some of the most consequential recent valuation decisions. This selection of state and federal cases includes two key state court rulings on the use of discounts in valuing minority interests in buyback situations, a state court decision on the admissibility of calculations of value in divorce proceedings, an expansive statutory appraisal ruling involving a public company from a North ...

Global BVU News and Trends May 2019

Business valuation news from a global perspective.

BVU News and Trends April 2019

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

Unequivocal ‘no’ to unaffected market price—Delaware Supreme Court strikes down Aruba Networks

In a sharp rebuke, the Delaware Supreme Court recently overturned the Court of Chancery’s confounding decision in the Aruba Networks statutory appraisal case to use the unaffected market price as the sole indicator of fair value.

Global BV News: Valuations slanted for squeezeouts in Finland

A paper examines the choices of valuation methods and their association with redemption prices in disputes concerning private-company squeezeouts.

Ongoing saga of New York’s out-of-step position on DLOM

We’ve followed the continuing tale of New York’s inconsistent position with respect to the discount for lack of marketability in fair value proceedings (for example, see this coverage).

Contentious Lund buyout and fair value rulings survive appeal

The Minnesota appeals court recently upheld the district court’s buyout order and fair value determination related to a well-known local grocery store chain, Lunds & Byerlys.

Paper says Delaware blundered in Dell and DFC Global

A paper analyzes what it calls “critical mistakes” in two Delaware Supreme Court decisions concerning appraisal rights.

Analysis of appraisal rights

An analysis that compares appraisal rights in the U.S., France, and Romania is in the University of Pennsylvania Journal of Business of Law.

Aruba Networks: Should Appraisals Rely on Unaffected Market Price?

Delaware appraisal decisions in recent years have effectively endorsed the concept that the price paid in an arm’s-length transaction is “fair value” when there has been a “robust” sales process. This article examines the “troubling” ruling in which the court based its appraisal solely on the unaffected market price.

Tennessee no longer mandates Delaware block method to determine fair value

For the longest time, Tennessee case law required trial courts presiding over dissenting shareholder actions to determine fair value by using the Delaware block method. In a recent ruling, the Tennessee Supreme Court struck down the requirement and Tennessee has joined the jurisdictions that allow "more modern" valuation approaches.

Stale Fairness Opinions in Related Party Transactions Should Be Updated

It is common practice for proxy statements to contain fairness opinions that are dated weeks (or months) prior to the mailing date. Typically, they are not reviewed in the interim, which can be a problem.

Tennessee embraces ‘modern’ valuation methods in fair value determination

In a key valuation decision, the Tennessee Supreme Court recently overruled precedent on how to determine fair value in a dissenting shareholder suit.

Deal price vs. the DCF: Two new Delaware cases grapple with ‘transformed’ fair value landscape

With the landmark rulings in DFC Global and Dell, the Delaware Supreme Court has given its “full-throated endorsement” of market efficiencies by declaring the deal price (minus synergies) a strong indicator of statutory fair value, say two new statutory appraisal opinions from the Court of Chancery.

Delaware’s Unwarranted Assumption That Capex Should Equal Depreciation in a DCF Model

Delaware fair value proceedings have predominantly adopted the erroneous assumption that capital expenditures should equal the sum of depreciation and amortization in determining terminal value. Here’s an analysis of these flawed decisions.

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.

Athlon Sports Communications, Inc. v. Duggan (II)

Court overrules precedent requiring exclusive use of Delaware block method to determine fair value in dissenting shareholder cases; trial courts may use other, more “modern” methods, including forward-looking DCF analysis, state high court says and remands for reevaluation of earlier ruling.

Delaware Block Method No Longer Mandatory in Tennessee Fair Value Proceedings

Court overrules precedent requiring exclusive use of Delaware block method to determine fair value in dissenting shareholder cases; trial courts may use other, more “modern” methods, including forward-looking DCF analysis, state high court says and remands for reevaluation of earlier ruling.

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.

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