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Merger & Acquisition Actions

Pastor Law Office is well aware of how a merger or acquisition can positively or negatively impact a shareholder.  The price or exchange rate may be unfair or inadequate and the shareholders may not be receiving fair consideration for their shares.  The process by which the transaction is to be accomplished may be unfair to the shareholders for a number of reasons, including that it may not allow the target company to seek the best deal or the best price.  And the management of  the target company may seek a transaction that furthers their own interests over the interests of the shareholders.  Also, management may fail to disclose or provide sufficient or adequate  information to the shareholders in order to allow them a fully informed opportunity to evaluate the proposed transaction.   

From a shareholder’s vantage point, it’s essential to understand the terms of a merger or acquisition and how you and others will be impacted. Pastor Law Office is here to help you through the process.

If you are a shareholder with concerns about the impact of an imminent merger or acquisition, or if you want more information, please inquire about a free evaluation so we can promptly review and discuss your case.

One of the many success stories we have involves actions brought on behalf of Bright Horizons shareholders in connection with a proposed acquisition.

Case Highlight:  Smith v. Bright Horizons Family Solutions, Inc., et al. and Solomon v. Bright Horizons Family Solutions, Inc., et al

Summary:  Action brought on behalf of Bright Horizons shareholders in connection with the proposed acquisition of Bright Horizons’ publicly owned shares by Bain Capital Partners, alleging, among other things, that the proposed transaction deprived shareholders of maximum value, involved an unfair process, and inadequate disclosures to the shareholders. 

Result:  A settlement was reached which provided for the dissemination of supplemental proxy materials to shareholders containing additional and supplemental disclosures. 


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