Court To Consider Expert In $6.5B Solera Appraisal Fight

By Jeff Montgomery (December 4, 2017, 9:04 PM EST) -- Delaware's chancellor said Monday he was considering the use of an expert in deciding part of a $2 billion stockholder dispute over the appraisal of Solera Holdings Inc. after its $6.5 billion sale to Vista Equity Partners LP in 2015, citing a bruising reversal in an earlier case.

Chancellor Andre G. Bouchard asked attorneys for Solera and stockholders who challenged the deal price to agree on two names — or provide two names apiece — for the job, after a daylong post-trial argument over valuation mechanics and claims that Solera's CEO engineered a deeply conflicted deal despite the outward appearance of...

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