SAN DIEGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Shareholder Rights Law Firm Johnson & Weaver, LLP is investigating whether members of the board of directors of Virgin Media, Inc. (NasdaqGS: VMED) breached their fiduciary duties in connection with the proposed acquisition by Liberty Global, Inc.
On February 5, 2013, Liberty Global announced that it had entered into a definitive merger agreement to acquire all outstanding shares of VMED in a stock and cash transaction. Under the terms of the agreement, Virgin Media shareholders will receive $17.50 in cash, 0.2582 Liberty Global Series A shares and 0.1928 Liberty Global Series C shares for each Virgin Media share that they hold. Based on Liberty Global’s Series A share price of $69.46 and Series C share price of $64.50 as of February 4, 2013, this implies a price of $47.87 per Virgin Media share; based upon the closing price on February 4, 2013.
The investigation will determine whether Virgin Media’s board of directors breached their fiduciary duties to stockholders by failing to satisfactorily shop the company before entering into this agreement. Jim Baker, lead analyst for Johnson & Weaver, stated that, “Liberty Global’s offer appears to be inadequate and not in the best interest of Virgin Media’s shareholders.” In particular, Baker noted that Virgin Media’s results over recent years have demonstrated their ability to grow revenue, control costs, and generate cash.
If you are a Virgin Media, Inc. shareholder and are interested in learning more about the investigation or your legal rights and remedies, please contact lead analyst Jim Baker (firstname.lastname@example.org) at 619-230-0063 Ext. 118.
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