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Fairness Opinions

A fairness opinion serves as an effective risk management tool which safeguards decision makers from legal scrutiny.  In order to comply with the business judgemetn rule, fair process adn fair dealing are paramount and must be well documented.  Supported by years of experience, a thorough understanding of the robust financial analyses, out opinions ensure that fiduciaries are equipped with the confidence to make informed, timely decisions.  In addition, we undergo a stringent internal control process involving the firm's Fairness Committee which reviews and approves the work product for each individual engagement. 

Common situations requiring a fairness opinion:

  • Mergers, Acquisitions and Divestitures
  • Affiliate and Insider Transactions
  • Related-Party Transactions
  • Leveraged Buy-Outs
  • Spinoffs
  • ESOP Transactions
  • Going-Private Transactions
  • Synergistic Mergers
  • Transactions Involving Competing Offers
  • Down-Round Financings