Private M&A Deals & Appraisal

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