Appraisal is Pro-Investor

As we have noted repeatedly, appraisal is a shareholder-protective remedy.  While much of the academic and media commentary on appraisal focuses on Delaware and appraisal in the context of large public mergers, appraisal exists beyond Delaware, and in contexts far removed from headline making mergers. For example, in New York, appraisal rights are afforded to

Appraisal rights can offer investors critical protections against corporate actions that do not provide shareholders fair value. Investors often recognize this – as we recently posted, proxy voting guidelines suggest investors vote in favor of appraisal. And then there are the Corporate Governance Principles [.pdf] of the Los Angeles County Employees Retirement Association (LACERA),