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 American Residential Properties, Inc. (NYSE: ARPI) (“ARPI” or the “Company”) relating to the proposed buyout of the Company by American Homes 4 Rent (“AMH”), in a transaction valued at approximately $1.5 billion.
Under the terms of the agreement, ARPI shareholders are anticipated to receive 1.135 common shares or limited partnership units of AMH, representing a current value per share/unit of ARPI of $19.01 based on AMH closing price on December 2, 2015.
There are concerns regarding the price of the deal and the process by which the price was agreed upon. For example, according to Yahoo! Finance, at least one Wall Street analyst has issued a price target for ARPI stock at $23.00 per share.
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 ARPI and believe that the proposed buyout price is too low, or 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 email@example.com 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.