A fairness opinion brings an independent third party to the table to offer an opinion on the fairness of a transaction to all shareholders.. Fairness Opinions demonstrate due diligence.
A fairness opinion is more than a valuation, it goes far beyond the instant economic value of the transaction. Additional assessment and observation of the key factors and context surrounding the transaction enables stakeholders to proceed with grounded confidence.
A fairness opinion involves a total review of a transaction from a financial point of view. The financial advisor must look at pricing, terms and consideration received in the context of the market for similar companies. The advisor then opines that the transaction is fair, from a financial point of view and from the perspective of minority shareholders.