Private M&A Deals & Appraisal

Private vs Public Company - Key Differences Between the Two

While the appraisal landscape, and many of the major appraisal decisions of the past few years, have concerned the appraisal of public companies, it is critical for investors and practitioners to not lose sight of private appraisal.

Appraisal rights can be available to shareholders of privately held corporations, and can be exercised when a

In a recent appraisal decision, Delaware Vice Chancellor Slights III awarded investors a 12% premium above deal price, fully adopting the discounted cash flow analysis Petitioners tendered, except for one minor adjustment. The case involved a three-way business combination of a privately held target turned public without minority shareholder approval. The court eschewed the use

Valuation litigation plays out in a number of different business contexts. Readers of this blog will be well familiar with one of them: appraisal rights (a/k/a/ dissenters rights) actions brought when a public company is being acquired by another entity. But valuation disputes requiring the determination of fair value come up in many other contexts