Stout Ranks as Top Fairness Opinion Provider in 2020

January 07, 2021

Stout is pleased to be recognized again as a top fairness opinion advisor by Refinitiv’s Global Mergers & Acquisitions Review. In 2020, Stout ranked first in the United States and third globally, rendering 33 fairness opinions worldwide.

As a leading fairness opinion provider, Stout leverages its extensive investment banking, valuation, and transaction advisory experience to assist clients in making sound business decisions and completing their critical transactions. Since 2012, Stout has consistently ranked as a top fairness opinion provider by Refinitiv.*

“This past year has been turbulent for many businesses, but we are grateful that our clients continued to place their trust in us to provide independent, well-supported, and highly responsive fairness and solvency opinion services,” said Tim Cummins, Managing Director and Transaction Opinions Practice Leader at Stout. “Our talented and experienced Transaction Opinions professionals look forward to working with corporate boards, special committees, trustees, and other fiduciaries as they navigate complicated transactions in 2021.” 

*Based on the total number of deals reported by more than 20 companies since 2012 in Refinitiv's Mergers and Acquisitions Review. Individual yearly U.S. rankings: 2020 (1), 2019 (2), 2018 (2) 2017 (2), 2016 (3), 2015 (2), 2014 (1), 2013 (3), 2012 (1)