About Bise Business Advisory

Bise Business Advisory helps businesses solve problems, serving as an expert resource for the unexpected.

Bise is experienced in business valuation, restructuring, interim management and litigation support.


John R. Bise
Accredited Valuation Analyst
Suite 125-C
Big Spring Summit
100 Church St., SW Huntsville, AL 35801

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April 6, 2011

Settlement Reached in Significant Stockholder Suit


The Circuit Court of Madison County, Alabama recently granted final approval of a settlement in Intergraph Corporation, et al. v. Greg Bentley, et al. (CV-08-1729-JPS). The case was rooted in a complaint by certain minority shareholders in Bentley Systems, Inc. (“Bentley”) against actions of that corporation and certain of its shareholders and directors. Resolution of the case was achieved by Bentley repurchasing shares at a price approximating $200 million. The Huntsville Times recently reported on the case, characterizing the settlement as “among the largest in Madison County history.”

I served as an expert in this matter, testifying on behalf of the plaintiffs and assisting counsel in review of the work of a defense expert. Both sides were represented by very capable counsel.

I serve as a consulting expert, including assistance in preparation and conduct of depositions and as a testifying expert.

When you have a case in which independent financial or valuation analysis is required, please consider me. I can promise you an independent review, a straightforward and candid reaction and good preparation should you employ me.



John Bise
Accredited Valuation Analyst