Rucker and Expert Panelists Dig In To Rapidly Growing $72 Billion GP-Led Secondaries Market

After a modest slowdown in late 2022/early 2023, GP-led secondaries market is picking back up.

Private Equity Market Trends in Q1 2023 and Outlook for the Second Half

VRC explores a look back on 1st quarter activity, the ongoing discussions surrounding valuation methodologies, considers historical performance, and provides an outlook for the 2nd half of the year.

Continuation Funds: Valuation and Fairness Opinion Considerations

A review of the continuation fund market and a growing consensus that fairness opinions are necessary best practice for the health of the market. Plus, the SEC may be requiring them soon.

Valuation and Deal Outlook

In the year ahead, we expect dealmakers will not keep M&A on the sidelines as they continue shaping transformative deals, long-term success, and positioning to thrive in a rapidly changing, competitive market space.

Mid-Year Deals Update: From a Boil to a Steady Simmer

Heading into the second half of 2022, market participants look to transact before tax code changes, buyers & sellers consider impacts from many exogenous factors.

Johnson, Rucker Featured Guest Columnists for Private Funds CFO

SEC proposes the necessity of fairness opinions.

How Fairness Opinions Help Private Equity Sponsors Head Off Family Feuds

Related-party transactions between PE funds and their portfolio companies are fraught with the potential to create issues between limited partners. Fairness opinions can forestall such conflicts.

Why Get a Fairness Opinion?

Fairness opinions have a critical role in mergers, acquisitions, and other corporate transactions, yet sometimes public and private companies might overlook the importance.

Top 7 Questions About Fairness Opinions

VRC’s Opinion Practice Group experts answer the top questions asked about fairness opinions for financial transactions.

Three Reasons Your Organization Needs a Fairness Opinion

If your organization is considering a merger, acquisition, or disposition, the time is now to seek out the services of an independent, third-party opinion provider.