Fairness Opinion

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Definition: Fairness Opinion

Fairness Opinion is an evaluation report about major business activities like Mergers, Acquisitions, divestment, buyback etc.

It is typically done by an Investment Bank or any third party for a fee, who provide guidance to the various stakeholders involved in the process. These reports provide with the valuation details that help the concerned parties to take a decision.

For example

During the merger of Hewlett Packard & Compaq in 2002 these companies were assisted by investment banks Goldman Sachs & Salomon Smith Barney respectively to advise their directors.

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