The Delaware Court of Chancery, in In re Appraisal of Panera Bread Co., C.A. No. 2017-0593-MTZ (consol.), memo. op. (Del. Ch. Jan. 31, 2020), found the fair value of a company, in a statutory appraisal proceeding, equal to the price paid in a merger minus synergies, but found that the company was not obligated under the Delaware appraisal statute to refund prepayment to petitioners that exceeded fair value.

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