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Lacking market-based evidence of fair value, the court relied on traditional valuation methodologies in its decision.
Applying the entire fairness standard, the court ruled the defendants met their burden.
A look at important business valuation decisions, insights, and trends in 2019 Delaware Court of Chancery cases.
The court found that while the sale process was not perfect, the facts of this case, when viewed as a whole, compared favorably with the facts in other recent Court of Chancery cases
The Delaware Court of Chancery opined against the petitioners' proposed valuation.
The Delaware Chancery Court relied on the unaffected market price and performed an independent DCF analysis to corroborate the most persuasive market evidence.
We discuss the valuation of synergies and present a framework for allocating value between buyer and target in an M&A transaction.
In ruling, the court uses deal price less synergies in deriving the fair value of Aruba Networks, Inc.
The gift tax matter covered the Guideline Public Company Method, S corps versus C corps, discounts for lack of marketability, transfer restrictions, and more.
The case is another example of how the court handles the application of the Entire Market Value Rule in patent infringement matters.
Recent decisions illuminate the Delaware Court of Chancery’s perspective on long-term growth rates in discounted cash flow analyses.
The Delaware Chancery Court ruled that Shah be awarded fair value of his LLC member interest rather than the book value of his capital account.
The Delaware Court of Chancery’s ruling was consistent with previous appraisal cases and found that representative DCF models were not credible.
The opinion in Blueblade v. Norcraft marks another instance in which the Delaware Chancery Court exclusively relied on DCF analysis in determining fair value.
Stout's expert analysis of factors used in the Delaware Chancery Court ruling in In re Appraisal of AOL Inc. to determine the fair value of the Verizon transaction.
In Cecil, the subject S corporation is an 83-year-old family business, the Biltmore Company, which operates the Biltmore Estate in Ashville, North Carolina.