NEW YORK, Jan. 2, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Pomerantz Grossman Hufford Dahlstrom & Gross LLP is investigating claims on behalf of investors of Duf & Phelps Corporation US ("Duf" or the "Company") concerning the proposed acquisition of Duf by a consortium of affiliates for The Carlyle Group, Stone Point Capital LLC, Pictet & Cie and Edmond de Rothschild Group. The consortium will acquire Duf in a transaction valued at approximately $665.5 million.
The investigation concerns whether the Duf directors are breaching their fiduciary duties by failing to adequately shop the Company and maximize shareholder value. Under the terms of the agreement, Duf shareholders would receive $15.55 per share in cash per share of common stock. However, price to EBITDA, net income and other multiples are below the average of comparable transactions. Further, at least one research analyst has set a target share price of $16.00 per share.
Duf shareholders seeking more information about this acquisition are advised to contact Gustavo Bruckner at firstname.lastname@example.org, 212-661-1100 or 888-476-6529, ext. 302.
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