PRLog - April 11, 2011 - SAN DIEGO -- Following the announcement that Inspire Pharmaceuticals, Inc. will be acquired by Merck investigations on behalf of investors of Inspire Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:ISPH)
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The investigations by law firms concern whether certain directors and officers at Inspire Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Public, NASDAQ:ISPH)
On Tuesday, April 5, 201, Inspire Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: ISPH) and Merck (NYSE:MRK) announced that they have entered into an agreement under which Merck will acquire Inspire Pharmaceuticals, Inc in a transaction that has a total cash value of approximately $430 million. Under the terms of the proposed takeover, Merck, through a subsidiary, will commence a tender offer for all outstanding common stock of Inspire Pharmaceuticals, Inc at a price of $5.00 per ISPH share in cash.
Inspire Pharmaceuticals, Inc.said the offer represents a 26% premium to the closing price of Inspire Pharmaceuticals' common stock on April 4, 2011.
In response to the takeover announcement ISPH shares increased from slightly under $4 on April 4, 2011 to $4.97 on April 5.
However shares of Inspire Pharmaceuticals, Inc. traded as high as $8.08 per share in December 2010. In addition, at least on analyst has set a target price of $10.00 per share for Inspire Pharmaceuticals stock. Furthermore Inspire Pharmaceuticals financially performed well for its investors. Inspire Pharmaceuticals’
Therefore the investigation concerns whether the Inspire Pharmaceuticals Board of Directors undertook an adequate and fair sales process to obtain fair consideration for all shareholders of Inspire Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:ISPH)
The investigation concerns also whether Merck, through a subsidiary, would underpay for NASDAQ:ISPH shares, thus unlawfully harming ISPH stockholders. A potential class action lawsuit would seek to maximize the amount of money and information Inspire Pharmaceuticals shareholders would receive in a buyout, so the law firm.
Those who purchased Inspire Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Public, NASDAQ:ISPH)
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