Consistently recognized as a top U.S. fairness opinion provider since 2012.

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Consistently recognized as a top U.S. fairness opinion provider since 2012.

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Transaction Opinions

Greater scrutiny of transactions and increased litigation means a higher risk of the deal falling through. That’s why it’s important to hire advisors who will stand by their opinions long after the deal is finalized and not treat a transaction opinion like a “check-the-box” exercise. Fairness opinions are considered a best practice and can help protect board members and other fiduciaries against monetary judgments and reputational risk should the deal go to litigation. Solvency opinions provide support and confidence to key stakeholders that the company has the ability to continue servicing debts and perform ongoing operations, and that the deal will not result in a fraudulent conveyance.

Stout provides an independent perspective to our transaction opinions by using proven valuation techniques, sophisticated financial and cash flow modeling, thorough industry analysis, and extensive due diligence. Because each and every opinion is reviewed by Stout’s transaction opinions committee, we provide fiduciaries assurance that the transaction was diligently investigated and reviewed.

Typical Fairness Opinion Engagements

Typical Solvency Engagements

  • Corporate spin-offs
  • Dividend recapitalizations
  • Financing transactions
  • Reasonably equivalent value tests
  • Capital surplus test
  • Special dividends

Who We Serve

  • Corporate boards of directors
  • Special committees
  • Trustees
  • Other fiduciaries of public and private companies
  • State Attorneys General

Stout is consistently recognized as a top fairness opinion provider.

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Stout's Transaction Opinions practice has consistently been recognized as a top U.S. fairness provider since 2012 by LSEG’s Global M&A Financial Advisory Review (formerly known as Refinitiv’s Global Mergers & Acquisitions Review).

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