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Fairness Opinions

Bring fairness to your deals.

Charted Business Valuators ensure deals are fair and reasonable

A company’s board of directors has a fiduciary duty to their shareholders—a duty that exposes them to significant liability if a transaction fails to serve their company’s best interests. Fairness opinions from a Chartered Business Valuator (CBV) can provide assurance that board decision-making is fair and reasonable, both in fact and appearance.

Due to the subjective nature of fair value measures, their impact on financial statements, and for compliance, companies must ensure that fairness opinions are prepared by a credible, objective, and independent advisor. Independent valuation advice can increase the legitimacy of board decisions, fulfill the fiduciary duties of the board, and meet the needs of shareholders and other stakeholders to the deal.

BDO’s deeply experienced CBVs provide objective and independent analysis and help companies determine the fairness of numerous transactions, including proposed transactions, mergers or acquisitions, divestitures, unsolicited offers for a public company’s shares, and hostile takeovers.

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