Power of three – Court endorses triangular valuation approach
Abstract: This article discusses a recent Tax Court case. After a company announced a recapitalization agreement, a shareholder filed suit, alleging that the agreement significantly undervalued the company and therefore improperly transferred wealth and voting power from its minority shareholders to its primary debt holder. The plaintiff’s expert arrived at an exceptionally high value using only the discounted cash flow method. But the court rejected this approach, placing greater credence on the defense’s use of multiple valuation techniques.