STEVENSON, Md.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The securities litigation law firm of Brower Piven, A Professional Corporation, has commenced an investigation into possible breaches of fiduciary duty and other violations of state law by the Board of Directors of FBR & Co. (Nasdaq: FBRC) (“FBR” or the “Company”) relating to the proposed buyout of FBR by B. Riley Financial Inc. (“B. Riley”).
Under the terms of the agreement, FBR shareholders are anticipated to receive 0.671 of a share of B. Riley and a pre-closing cash dividend of $8.50 for each share of FBR common stock they own, representing consideration of $18.90 based on B. Riley’s February 23, 2017 closing price. The firm’s investigation seeks to determine, among other things, whether the Company’s Board of Directors failed to satisfy their duties to shareholders, including whether the Board adequately pursued alternatives to the acquisition and whether the Board obtained the best price possible for the Company’s shares of common stock.
If you currently own common stock of FBR and believe that the proposed buyout price is too low, and you would like to learn more about the investigation being conducted by Brower Piven, please visit our website at http://www.browerpiven.com/currentinvestigations.html. You may also request more information by contacting Brower Piven either by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone at (410) 415-6616.
Attorneys at Brower Piven have extensive experience in litigating securities and other class action cases and have been advocating for the rights of shareholders since the 1980s.