In 2017, British American Tobacco (BAT) purchased a North Carolina-based tobacco company, Reynolds American Inc., for $49 billion. The deal allowed BAT to acquire the 57.8% of Reynolds it didn’t already own and brought many prominent cigarette brands under the same corporate roof.  BAT remains one of the largest tobacco companies in the world.

N.C. Business Court Addresses the Scope of a Judicial Appraisal Proceeding

In Reynolds American Inc. v. Third Motion Equities Master Fund Ltd. et al., 2019 NCBC 35 (N.C. Super. Ct. June 4, 2019), the Business Court considered the scope of a judicial appraisal proceeding under G.S. § 55-13-30. The defendants, who owned stock in