ValueTrust Acts as Independent Court-appointed Expert in the Largest Squeeze-out in the History of Germany

Munich, Germany (13 July 2022)

Valuation Research Group (VRG), a leading global provider of independent valuation, advisory, and value-related services, is pleased to announce that VRG’s Germany-based member firm, ValueTrust acted as an independent court-appointed expert in the so far largest squeeze-out in the history of Germany.

In its decision dated June 22, 2022, the Regional Court Munich I dismissed the applications for the determination of a higher exit compensation in the appraisal proceedings regarding the squeeze-out of the minority shareholders of HypoVereinsbank AG by UniCredit S.p.A..

Prof. Dr. Christian Aders and Benno Jacke of ValueTrust as court-appointed experts were commissioned to render a valuation report and to testify as expert witnesses in court hearings in the context of the appraisal proceedings.

According to the ValueTrust database, the case of the squeeze-out of HVB’s minority shareholders represents the largest first-instance court decision on structural measures pursuant to the German Stock Corporation Act.

Read the entire announcement here.

About VRG
Valuation Research Group (VRG) is a global valuation practice that furnishes expert and independent opinions of value for solvency, fairness, business enterprises, intangible assets, capital stock, equity interests, real estate and fixed assets. VRG has a network of over 1,300 professionals located in offices throughout continental Europe and the United Kingdom, Brazil, China, India, Mexico, Canada, Argentina, Australia, and the United States. The Germany-based practice operates as ValueTrust.