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Report Examines Attendant Issues for Fairness + Solvency Opinions
Duff & Phelps, the premier global valuation and corporate finance advisor, today announced findings from its 2015 Fairness and Solvency Opinions Report, which examines transaction structures recurring amongst its global clients and the challenges Boards of Directors face in fulfilling their fiduciary obligations.
“Two macro trends-stagnant growth and historically low interest rates-have contributed to an increase in certain complex transaction structures ranging from spin-off transactions and dividend recapitalizations to yield-based investment vehicles, among others,” commented Christopher Janssen, Managing Director and Leader of the Transaction Opinions practice at Duff & Phelps. “Boards of Directors and Committees contemplating these transactions need, now more than ever, independent financial advice. We published this report to help shed light on these transactions trends and certain key considerations for the companies pursuing them.”
Key findings from the 2015 Fairness + Solvency Opinions Report include:
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Since 2005, Duff & Phelps has rendered over 1,000 fairness and solvency opinions for transactions with an aggregate deal value of over $2.2 trillion. Duff & Phelps ranks 1st for the total number of fairness opinions in the U.S. over the past five years and 3rd for the total number of fairness opinions globally in 2014, according to Thomson Securities Data.
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