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Private Equity Weighs Appraisal Strategy

Posted in Fair Value, Number of Appraisal Rights Filings, Private Equity

This piece by Law360,Appraisal Actions May Be The Next Frontier For PE Shops,” discusses a range of reactions to the closely watched rulings in the DFC Global and Dell appraisal cases currently on appeal before the Delaware Supreme Court.  Some commentators see the appraisal strategy becoming more attractive to private equity funds as the valuation methodologies used by the Chancery Court become more refined and formulaic, while critics write off the increase in appraisal activity as a natural outgrowth of the diminished appeal of fiduciary duty litigation.