TITLE

Going Private? Get A Fairness Opinion

AUTHOR(S)
Abrams, Sandra Lea
PUB. DATE
December 2004
SOURCE
Investment Dealers' Digest;12/13/2004, Vol. 70 Issue 48, p14
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports that publicly held middle-market companies are widely considered to be the hardest hit by the costs associated with meeting new standards imposed by the 2002 Sarbanes-Oxley Act. As a result they are exploring their options of going private and asking investment banks to help them out. "We are seeing an increase in inquiries from companies that are planning on either delisting or going private, because companies are now facing such a significant increase in their cost structure to support the cost of complying with Sarbanes-Oxley," said Michael Kollender, executive vice president of Ryan Beck & Co. These companies are considering going private because the timing has never been better: Private equity firms are flush with cash and willing to pay up for assets.
ACCESSION #
15331933

 

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