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Fairness Opinions

Why a Fairness Opinion?

  • Court cases over the past 25 years covering the  Business Judgment Rule and Boards of Directors have heightened the scrutiny of Directors’ actions on transactions

  • Consequently, Fairness Opinions have become an integral consideration in these transactions as an important means to assist a Board or a Special Committee in satisfying its fiduciary Duty of Care – specifically by obtaining a qualified financial expert’s “opinion” that a transaction is “fair from a financial point of view”

  • These “Fairness Opinions” are most typically requested by Boards overseeing a sale of a public company, strategic transactions involving material conflicts of interest, and acquisitions and dispositions that are deemed “material” in size or percentage of a company

Why Financo?

  • As the leading global consumer/retail/fashion investment banking boutique, Financo has advised clients on some of the most high-profile and industry-shaping transactions in the sector

  • Through its industry experience and expertise, Financo has gained valuable insight into valuation methodologies that are most applicable to a fairness-assessment in our sector

  • As a boutique investment bank that does not engage in public markets trading, brokerage, underwriting or analyst research, Financo has fewer conflicts of interest than many of its investment banking counterparts, which is particularly important given the recent increase in scrutiny by courts with respect to banker conflicts