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Fairness Opinions & Solvency Opinions

Stout leverages its considerable investment banking and valuation experience to assist clients in making sound business decisions in completing their critical transactions. At Stout, we understand the complexity and uncertainty inherent in completing a transaction and navigating through the “noise” to provide timely, accurate and reliable results.  Read about our recent Transaction Opinion experience.

We have advised Corporate Boards, special transaction committees, independent trustees, management and other fiduciaries of middle-market public and private companies on the financial aspects of a transaction. Our independent advice withstands scrutiny from shareholders, bondholders, the SEC, IRS, or counterparties to a transaction.

Our financial opinion services include:

Typical engagements involve:

  • Spin-offs
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Going-private transactions
  • Recapitalizations
  • Related party transactions
  • Special dividends

Clients include:

  • Corporate Boards
  • Special Committees
  • Trustees
  • Other fiduciaries


*Tied for first based on the total number of deals reported in Thomson Reuters' Mergers & Acquisitions Review (2011-2016). Individual yearly rankings: 2016 (3), 2015 (2), 2014 (1), 2013 (3), 2012 (1), 2011 (6).