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Valuation issues in shareholder dissent and oppression cases: the cost of capital in appraisal cases

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By Gilbert E. Matthews, CFA, Sutter Securities, Inc. (San Francisco, Calif., USA)


  • The cost of capital is a vital issue in DCF valuations for appraisals in shareholder dissenter actions.
  • Delaware has effectively set the standards for corporate valuations.
  • DCF is the preferred valuation method in Delaware.
  • Delaware thus sets the standards for determining the cost of capital.
  • Valuators should be guided by Delaware approach for valuations generally, and specifically for determining cost of capital.

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