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Appraisal rights and shareholder fights

September 2016
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Shareholder activists continue to seek appraisal rights actions togenerate value from public M&A transactions. During the past few years, those actions served not only as a way for shareholders toincrease deal value but also to generate additional returns.

At a glance

  • Appraisal litigation remains the subject of much debate in legal circles.
  • Experts speculate the number of actions may continue to rise.
  • Given what’s at stake, it will be interesting to see whether companies develop their own tactics to combat the threat ofappraisal rights actions.
  • It’s important for companies that are considering an M&A deal toreduce potential risk by taking a practical approachto both the valuation and sale process.

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