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In re Dole Food Co. (Dole III)

In joint fairness/statutory appraisal action, Chancery finds defendants’ fraud defeated financial advisor’s ability to produce reliable DCF, notwithstanding advisor’s “heroic” efforts to create “the most credible and reliable projections in the case.”

LongPath Capital, LLC v. Ramtron International Corp.

In appraisal arbitrage case, Chancery finds merger price adjusted for synergies is best indicator of fair value of company; dissenter’s DCF value rests on unsound management projections and its comparable transactions analysis uses too few data points.

Chancery Assigns Secondary Role to Post-Merger DCF

In an appraisal action, Chancery says merger price stemming from robust sales process is best indicator of value; court’s own DCF valuation “is close to the market,” but problematic projections make it more suitable as a check on the sales-derived price.

TWC I, L.L.C. v. Damos

Appeals court affirms fair value determination in statutory appraisal, finding trial court properly assessed expert testimony against background of seller’s financial condition and circumstances surrounding sale; purchase price was relevant consideration.

Merlin Partners LP v. AutoInfo, Inc.

Chancery agrees with company expert’s reliance on merger price as best estimate of fair value of company where DCF and comparable companies analyses lack reliable data, but court rejects downward adjustment for purported cost savings related to merger.

Delaware Chancery Orders Disclosure of Nonexpert Internal Valuations

In discovery dispute over prelitigation valuation-related information, Chancery orders dissenting shareholders to disclose internal assessments of stock value finding information likely is admissible reflecting “real-world” opinion of “astute” investors.

Zelouf Court Reasserts Its Objection to DLOM

New York court rejects majority owners’ post-trial objection to prior ruling against DLOM based on unlikelihood of sale of the business; court is guided by fairness, noting “a DLOM here would be the economic equivalent of imposing a minority discount.”

In re Ancestry

In an appraisal action, Chancery says merger price stemming from robust sales process is best indicator of value; court’s own DCF valuation “is close to the market,” but problematic projections make it more suitable as a check on the sales-derived price.

Court Hitches DLOM Application to Probability of Sale

In fair value appraisal proceeding, New York court finds DLOM inappropriate given low probability of sale of family business and finds assumption of hypothetical impediments to sale irrelevant; New York law does not mandate DLOM in every circumstance.

Zelouf International Corp. v. Zelouf (II)

New York court rejects majority owners’ post-trial objection to prior ruling against DLOM based on unlikelihood of sale of the business; court is guided by fairness, noting “a DLOM here would be the economic equivalent of imposing a minority discount.”

In re Dole Food Co. (Dole I)

In discovery dispute over prelitigation valuation-related information, Chancery orders dissenting shareholders to disclose internal assessments of stock value finding information likely is admissible reflecting “real-world” opinion of “astute” investors.

Zelouf International Corp. v. Zelouf (I)

In fair value appraisal proceeding, New York court finds DLOM inappropriate given low probability of sale of family business and finds assumption of hypothetical impediments to sale irrelevant; New York law does not mandate DLOM in every circumstance.

DE Chancery Plumbs Merger Price for ‘Speculative Value Elements’

In statutory appraisal action, Chancery scrutinizes merger price for downward or upward adjustment based on improper inclusion of synergistic value or exclusion of value stemming from business opportunities arising prior to consummation of merger.

Huff Fund Investment Partnership v. CKx, Inc. (II)

In statutory appraisal action, Chancery scrutinizes merger price for downward or upward adjustment based on improper inclusion of synergistic value or exclusion of value stemming from business opportunities arising prior to consummation of merger.

Delware Chancery Prefers Use of Merger Price to Determine Fair Value

In statutory appraisal action, Chancery finds experts’ comparable analyses and DCF analyses are unreliable techniques with which to determine the target’s fair value; instead, the court opts to adopt the merger price, which it says resulted from a sales p ...

Merger-Related Projections Pass Muster With Delaware Chancery

In statutory appraisal action, Court of Chancery discredits respondent’s comparable company analyses because the comparables were significantly smaller than the target and not in the same industry or had different multiples; as to the DCF analysis, the ta ...

Huff Fund Investment Partnership v. CKx, Inc. (I)

In statutory appraisal action, Chancery finds experts’ comparable analyses and DCF analyses are unreliable techniques with which to determine the target’s fair value; instead, the court opts to adopt the merger price, which it says resulted from a sales p ...

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 ...

Merion Capital, L.P. v. 3M Cogent, Inc.

In statutory appraisal action, Court of Chancery discredits respondent’s comparable company analyses because the comparables were significantly smaller than the target and not in the same industry or had different multiples; as to the DCF analysis, the ta ...

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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