They are often used to protect the interests of company directors, stockholders, investors and involved parties with any kind of fiduciary responsibility. While fairness opinions can not only help avoid disagreements among the individual stakeholders or between stakeholders and the Board, a fairness opinion is often necessary for a Board to have fulfilled their fiduciary duties.
When performing a fairness opinion, it is also important to take into account any number of alternatives that may exist to the proposed transaction. As a valuation services firm, Mercer Capital is particularly well-equipped to provide the analysis for a deal in which a consideration other than cash if offered – namely, when the consideration is an interest in a closely held company.
Mercer Capital’s comprehensive valuation and transaction experience with public and private capital companies empowers us to efficiently provide unbiased fairness opinions that can rely on to assure stakeholders that the decisions being made are fair and reasonable.