The objective evidence supplied by a fairness opinion is often necessary in a variety of situations, including mergers, acquisitions, restructurings, financings and privatizations. A financial analysis is performed in order to determine whether the financial consideration given or received is fair from a financial point of view.

Given recent regulations and growing concerns regarding potential conflicts of interest between a company and its shareholders, a fairness opinion serves to mitigate the possible risks and associated litigation. A fairness opinion from a qualified and independent financial advisor such as the Vertical Group is one of the most effective risk management tools available to assure sound business judgment has been exercised in varying types of corporate transactions.

Vertical Group provides fairness opinions and analyses to boards of directors, independent committees of boards of directors, trustees and shareholders. In additional, the firm provides objective advice on the valuation of businesses and securities in connection with transactions involving mergers, acquisitions, leveraged buyouts and restructurings, going-private transactions and certain other market activities.