An Independent Expert Report provides Shareholders with an Objective Analysis of a potential transaction. We are accredited by the Takeover Regulations Panel to perform Independent Expert valuations and are ready to help you.

While certain transactions such as share buy-backs, takeovers, corporate restructures or mergers & acquisitions require an Independent Expert Report (“IER”) by the Takeover Regulations Panel (“TRP”) before an affected transaction can be approved and voted on, it is also an important tool used by Shareholders to objectively analyse and make a decision regarding a proposed transaction. As media, social platforms and other information sources may have biased views on certain transactions, an Independent Valuation conducted by an expert will objectively report on the fairness and reasonability of the transaction.

Why use Merchantec as your independent expert?

We are accredited by the TRP and have over 20 years’ experience in the industry thereby understanding independence and that being impartial is fundamental to provide shareholders with a truly independent expert opinion. We employ an in-depth but speedy process as we have a complete understanding of the TRP regulations and processes to enable a smooth turnaround.

Which transactions require an independent expert report?

  • S112 – Disposal of all or greater part of assets or undertakings by companies
  • S113 – Amalgamation or a merger of companies
  • S114 – Scheme of arrangements (this also includes the repurchase by a company of 5% or more of its issued share capital)
  • S117 – Acquisition of the remaining voting securities not already held by a person or company
  • S123 – Mandatory offers
  • S125 – Comparable and partial offers.

We have invaluable experience and look forward to supporting you with our Independent Expert Report.

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