Vitacost.com Shareholder Alert: Former SEC Attorney Willie Briscoe and Powers Taylor LLP Investigate the Acquisition by Kroger
DALLAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Former United States Securities and Exchange Commission attorney Willie Briscoe and the securities litigation firm of Powers Taylor LLP are investigating potential claims against the Board of Directors of Vitacost.com, Inc. (“Vitacost”) (NasdaqGS: VITC) concerning the acquisition by The Kroger Co. (“Kroger”). Under the terms of the agreement, valued at approximately $280 million, Vitacost shareholders will only receive $8 in cash per Vitacost share owned. The consideration is well below the 52-week high of $9.40 and at least one analyst’s estimated value of $10 per share.
If you are an affected investor, and you want to learn more about the investigation or if you have information that you believe would be helpful to the determination of the fairness of the proposed transaction, contact Willie Briscoe at The Briscoe Law Firm, PLLC, (214) 239-4568, or via email at WBriscoe@TheBriscoeLawFirm.com, or Patrick Powers at Powers Taylor LLP, toll free (877) 728-9607, via e-mail at email@example.com. There is no cost or fee to you.
The investigation centers on whether Vitacost’s Board of Directors is acting in the shareholders’ best interests, whether the board is properly negotiating a higher share price for the shareholders, and whether the board has employed an adequate process to review and act on the proposed transaction. Notably, at least one analyst with Yahoo! Finance estimates the true inherent value of Vitacost to be as high as $10 per share.
The Briscoe Law Firm, PLLC is a full service business litigation and shareholder rights advocacy firm with more than 20 years of experience in complex litigation and transactional matters.
Powers Taylor LLP is a boutique litigation law firm that handles a variety of complex business litigation matters, including claims of investor and stockholder fraud, shareholder oppression, shareholder derivative suits, and security class actions.