Gordian Group offers credible opinions to help clients make and defend decisions.
In the current environment, the decisions of companies, boards of directors, private equity firms and others are subject to increasing scrutiny. Opinions are becoming necessary both in the context of proposed transactions and as a benchmark of a company’s overall financial health. Gordian Group provides opinions in matters of valuation, solvency and fairness, oftentimes involving distressed and/or complex situations.
Our professionals deliver fairness opinions on a variety of transactions, including allocation of equity and other consideration among multiple classes of security holders, “going private” transactions, spin-offs of business units, consideration received or paid in conjunction with the sale or purchase of a business, and conversion of creditor claims into a controlling interest in a company.
Gordian Group leverages years of experience negotiating financial restructurings, coupled with our valuation expertise, to advise lenders, stockholders and other parties looking to enter into a leveraged transaction.
Executive Point of View
The common thread in many litigation matters are insolvency issues. What caused the demise? What are the damages? What are the values? Was one party more culpable than the other? Could a transaction be implemented through Chapter 11? Was the deal a fraudulent conveyance? What would have happened if the trustee had actually pursued litigation?
These are all fundamental questions. And, we have addressed them in front of jurist and jury trials with an impressive record. Gordian offers a truly competitive advantage to our clients. We come with the credibility associated with being actual practitioners. We are not Ivory Tower theorists (although we have outstanding academic credentials and are published authors). We are real-world deal doers. Moreover, we have issued none of the toxic securities that created the Wall Street crisis.
Gordian Group works with clients who are engaged in M&A, restructurings and capital-raising activities to understand the value of businesses and their securities. We have delivered and defended valuation opinions in the context of corporate transactions as well as bankruptcy and other litigation proceedings.