William Jeffers, CFA

Principal
William Jeffers
  • Master of Business Administration, Finance, Investment and Banking
    University of Wisconsin
  • Master of Science, Urban and Regional Planning, Concentration: Economic and Fiscal Planning
    University of Wisconsin
  • Master of Arts, Political Science, Concentration: Political Economy
    University of Wisconsin
  • Bachelor of Arts, Government
    Oberlin College
  • CFA® Charterholder
    CFA Institute

William Jeffers, CFA, is a Principal at The Griffing Group. Mr. Jeffers provides financial valuation services to attorneys and corporate clients for use in complex commercial litigation and M&A transactions. Mr. Jeffers has been retained to provide expert witness testimony and expert consulting services in a number of litigation matters adjudicated in the Delaware Court of Chancery and other venues. His analysis has focused on determining the value of securities and measuring economic damages in M&A litigation, shareholder disputes, and contract disputes.

Mr. Jeffers has spent his entire professional career analyzing businesses, business interests and financial assets to determine their value. During the past 15 years, Mr. Jeffers has valued business interests for financial and tax reporting purposes, in addition to his litigation work. Prior to this, Mr. Jeffers spent 15 years as a commercial banker responsible for providing financing for large and medium-sized companies in various industries, located primarily in the Midwest. As part of the lending process, Mr. Jeffers was responsible for conducting credit analyses and presenting to credit committees, monitoring the creditworthiness of borrowers, managing teams of loan officers and credit analysts, and responding to requests from regulators.

EXPERT WITNESS TESTIMONY

DELAWARE COURT OF CHANCERY

City of Miami General Employees’ and Sanitation Employees’ Retirement Trust, et al. v. C&J Energy Services, Inc., et al.

(C.A. No. 9980-VCN) / November 2014. Preliminary Injunction; Fair Market Value.
Provided deposition testimony regarding the adequacy of the consideration to be paid to shareholders of C&J Energy Services in a proposed merger with a subsidiary of Nabors Industries Ltd. (Oil and gas industry)

Viamericas Corp., et al. v. MicroVest I, L.P., et al.

(C.A. No. 6741-VCL) / November 2011. Economic Damages.
Provided deposition and trial testimony regarding the economic impact of tag-along rights on an institutional shareholder’s attempted sale of its equity interest. (Money transfer services industry)

COURT OF COMMON PLEAS, FRANKLIN COUNTY, OHIO – DIVISION OF DOMESTIC RELATIONS

Pukita v. Pukita

(Case No. 11DR-02-0607) / July 2014. Fair Market Value.
At the request of the Court, provided deposition testimony regarding the value of an executive recruiting and staffing company. (Staffing services industry)

EXPERT REPORTS AND DECLARATIONS

DELAWARE COURT OF CHANCERY

Charles Kusnyer, et al. v. Platinum Energy Resources, Inc., et al.

(C.A. No. 7063-VCMR) / November 2015. Fair Value.
Determined the fair value of the common stock of an oil and gas production company that was taken private by its majority owner. (Energy industry)

In Re Globe Specialty Metals, Inc. Stockholders Litigation

(C.A. No. 10865-VCG) / July 2015. Economic Damages.
Determined the economic impact of the stock-for-stock merger of Globe Specialty Metals, Inc. and Grupo FerroAtlántica, S.A.U. (Specialty metals industry)

In Re Safeway Inc. Stockholders Litigation.

(C.A. No. 9445-VCL) / August 2014. Fair Market Value.
Determined the economic impact of a settlement related to changes to contingent value rights offered as part of the consideration in the acquisition of Safeway. (Grocery retailing industry)

Blackthorn Partners, L.P. v. John C. Malone, et al.

(C.A. No. 5260-VCS) / January 2012. Economic Damages.
Calculated economic damages related to a series of complex restructuring transactions. (Broadcast media industry)

SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES

In Re 99¢ Only Stores Shareholder Litigation.

(Lead Case No. BC457251) / March 2011. Fiduciary Duties.
Provided a declaration regarding the adequacy of proxy disclosures in a going-private transaction. (Retail industry)

OTHER SIGNIFICANT LITIGATION SUPPORT MATTERS

DELAWARE COURT OF CHANCERY

LongPath Capital, LLC v. Ramtron International Corporation.

(C.A. No. 8094-VCP) / 2014. Fair Value.
Provided analysis related to this appraisal case concerning the fair value of Ramtron International Corp., a semiconductor company.

Frank G. Pilkiewicz, Ph.D., et al. v. Transave, LLC.

(C.A. No. 6319-CS) / 2013-2014. Fair Value.
Provided analysis related to this appraisal case concerning the fair value of Transave, LLC, a biopharmaceutical company.

In Re Google Inc. Class C Shareholder Litigation.

(Consol. C.A. No. 7469-CS) / 2012-2013. Preliminary Injunction; Economic Damages.
Provided analysis related to a motion to enjoin Google’s issuance of a new class of nonvoting shares.

In Re TPC Group, Inc. Shareholders Litigation.

(C.A. 7865-CS) / 2012-2013. Preliminary Injunction; Economic Damages.
Provided analysis related to a motion to enjoin the acquisition of petrochemical company TPC Group, Inc. by First Reserve Corp. and SK Capital Partners.

Edgewater Growth Capital Partners, L.P., et al. v. H.I.G. Capital, Inc., et al.

(C.A. 3601-CS) / 2012. Fair Market Value.
Provided analysis regarding the fair market value of Pendum, LLC, an ATM servicing company.

New Jersey Carpenters Pension Fund v. infoGROUP, Inc., et al.

(C.A. No. 5334-VCN) / 2011-2013. Economic Damages.
Provided analysis regarding the fair value of infoGROUP, Inc., a marketing services and data company.

In Re El Paso Corporation Shareholder Litigation.

(C.A. 6949-CS) / 2011-2012. Preliminary Injunction; Economic Damages.
Provided analysis related to a motion to enjoin the acquisition of natural gas company El Paso Corp. by Kinder Morgan, Inc.

In Re Massey Energy Co. Derivative and Class Action Litigation.

(Consol. C.A. No. 5430-VCS) / 2011. Preliminary Injunction; Economic Damages.
Provided analysis related to a motion to enjoin the acquisition of coal company Massey Energy Co. by Alpha Natural Resources, Inc.

In Re Novell, Inc. Shareholder Litigation.

(C.A. No. 6032-VCN) / 2011. Preliminary Injunction; Economic Damages.
Provided analysis related to a motion to enjoin the acquisition of software company Novell, Inc. by Attachmate Corp.

SUPERIOR COURT OF NEW JERSEY, HUDSON COUNTY, CHANCERY DIVISION

In Re Pamrapo Bancorp Shareholder Litigation.

(Docket No. C-89-09) / 2013. Fair Market Value.
Provided analysis regarding the fair market value of Pamrapo Bancorp, Inc.

DISTRICT COURT OF STEPHENS COUNTY, OKLAHOMA

James M. Ferguson, et al. v. J.R. Montgomery Bancorporation, et al.

(No. CJ-2010-363R) / 2010. Fair Value.
Provided analysis regarding the fair value of J.R. Montgomery Bancorporation.

DISTRICT COURT OF HARRIS COUNTY, TEXAS

In the Matter of the Marriage of R.E.D. and S.C.D.

2010. Fair Market Value.
Provided analysis regarding the fair market value of a large gasoline and convenience store chain in connection with this marital dissolution.

CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS

Burke v. McNally, et al.

(No. 04 L 12109) / 2010-2011. Fair Market Value.
Provided analysis regarding the fair market value of a private equity firm in connection with this shareholder dispute.

Blackhawks 2010, Inc., f/k/a The Higher Gear Group Inc. v. Jeffrey Wulbert.

(No. 10 CCH 54790) / 2010-2013.  Fair Value.
Provided analysis regarding the fair value of a customer management software firm in connection with this shareholder dispute.