NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Law Offices of Vincent Wong are investigating the Board of Directors of K-Sea Transportation Partners L.P. (NYSE: KSP) for possible breaches of fiduciary duty and other violations of state law in connection with the sale of the Company to Kirby Corporation (NYSE: KEX). Under the terms of the transaction, K-Sea shareholders can elect to receive either $8.15 in cash or $4.075 in cash plus 0.0734 of a share of Kirby common stock for each share of K-Sea they own. The total value of the transaction is approximately $600 million, consisting of $335 million for K-Sea's equity and the refinancing of $265 million of K-Sea debt. K-Sea’s general partner will receive $8.15 in cash for each general partner unit and $18 million in cash for K-Sea’s incentive distribution rights.
The investigation concerns whether the K-Sea Board of Directors breached their fiduciary duties to K-Sea stockholders by failing to adequately shop the Company before entering into this transaction and whether Kirby is underpaying for K-Sea shares, thus unlawfully harming K-Sea stockholders. K-Sea reported a book value of $11.77 per share, for the most recent quarter.
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