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Citation:172 A.3d 346 (2017)
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DFC Global Corporation provides alternative consumer financial services. DFC’s shares were traded on the NASDAQ exchange from 2005 until the merger. Petitioners’ valuation expert determined DFC’s value only relying on a discounted cash flow model and used that to come to a fair value of DFC at $17.90 per share, 88% above the $9.5 per share deal price. The petitioners argue that all of the financial and strategic buyers missed the chance to top Lone Star at, say $10 per share, and still reap a huge upside of $7.9 per share in value. He also calculated DFC’s fair value based on a comparable companies analysis using seven of the peer companies that he used to calculate DFC’s beta. In contrast, DFC’s expert used both a discounted cash flow model, which valued DFC at $7.81 and a comparable companies analysis, which valued DFC at $8.07 per share. He weighted each method equally and so came to a fair value of $7.94.
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