We are investigating possible breaches of fiduciary duty and other violations of law by the board of directors of The ExOne Company (“ExOne” or the “Company”) (NASDAQ: XONE). in connection with the proposed cash-and-stock acquisition of the Company by Desktop Metal, Inc. (“Desktop”) (NYSE: DM). Under the terms of the merger agreement, ExOne shareholders will receive $8.50 in cash and $17.00 in shares of Desktop stock for each ExOne share they own, for a total consideration of $25.50 per share. The share consideration component is subject to an exchange ratio adjustment if Desktop’s 20-day volume weighted average price (“VWAP”) three days prior to closing is between $7.94 and $9.70. If the 20-day VWAP exceeds the higher end of that range, the exchange ratio will be fixed at 1.7522 per share, and if the 20-day VWAP goes below the lower end of that range, the exchange ratio will be fixed at 2.1416 per share. Upon completion of the transaction, Desktop shareholders will own between approximately 85% and88% of the combined company, while current ExOne shareholders will only own between approximately 12% and 15%.
WeissLaw LLP is investigating whether (i) ExOne’s board of directors acted in the best interests of Company shareholders in agreeing to the proposed transaction, (ii) the per-share merger consideration adequately compensates ExOne’s shareholders, and (iii) all information regarding the sales process and valuation of the transaction will be fully and fairly disclosed. Notably, the merger consideration is below the $26.25 median price targets set by analysts following the Company and at least one analyst set a price target for the Company of $30 per share, $4.50 above the per-share merger consideration.
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September 17, 2021
We are investigating possible breaches of fiduciary duty and other violations of law by the board of directors of Great Western Bancorp, Inc. (“Great Western” or the “Company”) (NYSE:GWB) in connection with the proposed acquisition of the Company by First Interstate BancSystem, Inc. (“First Interstate”) (NASDAQ: FIBK). Under the terms of the merger agreement, Great Western shareholders will receive .8425 shares of First Interstate stock for each Great Western share they own, representing implied per-share merger consideration of approximately $33.00 based upon First Interstate’s September 16, 2021 closing price of $39.17.
September 15, 2021
We are investigating possible breaches of fiduciary duty and other violations of law by the board of directors of GreenSky, Inc. (“GreenSky” or the “Company”) (NASDAQ: GSKY) in connection with the proposed acquisition of the Company by The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (“Goldman Sachs”) (NYSE: GS). Under the terms of the merger agreement, GreenSky shareholders will receive 0.03 shares of Goldman Sachs stock for each GreenSky share they own, representing implied per-share merger consideration of approximately $12.11 based upon Goldman Sachs’s September 14, 2021 closing price of $403.69.
September 10, 2021
WeissLaw LLP, a nationally acclaimed investor rights law firm, reminds investors that on August 10, 2021, the firm commenced a class action lawsuit against Coinbase Global Inc. ("Coinbase" or the "Company") (NASDAQ: COIN) and certain of its senior officers, directors and affiliated entities on behalf of investors who purchased or acquired Coinbase common stock pursuant and /or traceable to the Company's April 14, 2021 initial public offering (the “IPO”). The lawsuit filed in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California alleges violations of the Securities Act of 1933. The deadline to serve as lead plaintiff is September 20, 2021.