Fairness opinions provide proof that the board has met its obligations by making a decision in good faith, in an informed manner, and on a rational basis.
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When you are considering a bank M&A transaction or bank capital raise, we recommend that your board obtain a fairness opinion from an experienced financial advisor who is independent of the transaction, to avoid any appearance of a conflict of interest and subsequent potential liability. In the wake of recent corporate malfeasance, the SEC requires full disclosure of potential conflicts of interest.
Fairness opinions provide proof that the board has met its obligations by making a decision in good faith, in an informed manner, and on a rational basis. Bank capital structures are becoming increasingly complex in the current economic downturn as regulators push for higher capital levels at a time when capital is challenging to find. Under the business judgment rule, the board is protected from liability to a company’s shareholders for decisions evidenced by the fairness opinion.
When the Time Comes to Sell or Raise Bank Capital, Get an Independent Opinion From an Expert.
We appreciate the breadth of your board’s fiduciary responsibility. You can count on our independence, banking experience and expertise to protect your interests.
Sheshunoff & Co. & Investment Banking has acted as financial advisor in over 200 bank M&A transactions over the past 25 years and is recognized as a qualified appraiser and industry leader in bank valuation by the IRS, the Department of Labor, numerous courts and national trustees as well as many reputable law firms. Sheshunoff & Co. Investment Banking has also acted as a financial advisor or provided independent bank fairness opinions in multiple bank capital raises.