Stock Valuation Expert with Fairness Opinions Experience

Case Description:

A stock valuation expert was sought to estimate the pre-merger-announcement stock price for a company in a class action suit. Stockholders filed suit after the initial stock exchange price, substantiated by a fairness opinion, fell short of the market price. Plaintiffs were pursuing economic damages due to alleged breach of fiduciary duty by the board of directors in misrepresenting the actual value of the stock.

IMS ExpertServices was asked to locate a stock valuation expert with experience preparing for sales or mergers using industry standard analysis techniques for establishing a company's stock valuation. Experience in preparing and evaluating fairness opinions and prior testimony experience were also required.

Experts Presented:

  • Independent Valuation

    This expert in stock valuation has more than 30 years of experience in business accounting and valuation. He was hired by his current firm to run its valuation and litigation support practice. This expert has published frequently on valuation topics. He is an experienced expert witness who has reviewed stock valuations and fairness opinions in state and federal court and before the IRS, Department of Justice, and the FDIC.IMS Reference #4988555

  • Independent Valuation

    A Doctor of Business Administration, or DBA, this stock valuation expert is also a chartered financial analyst, or CFA, and certified in mergers and acquisitions with the Alliance of Merger and Acquisition Advisors, known as the AMAA. He founded one of the oldest investment banking consulting firms in the U.S. and has authored numerous publications on valuation and capital estimations. He is an experienced expert witness, having given testimony in several state and federal courts.IMS Reference #1215607

  • Financial Valuation

    This stock valuation expert has more than 15 years of experience in accounting and valuations. He was formerly the practice leader for valuation consulting at Coopers & Lybrand, now PriceWaterhouse Coopers, and a member of C&L’s fairness opinion committee. He is an experienced expert, having provided depositions and courtroom testimony on numerous cases, and has extensive classroom experience as well.IMS Reference #4989598

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