NEW YORK, Sept. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Harwood Feffer LLP (www.hfesq.com) is investigating potential claims against the board of directors of Astex Pharmaceuticals Inc. ("Astex" or the "Company") (NASDAQ: ASTX) concerning the proposed acquisition of the Company by Otsuka Holdings Co. ("Otsuka").
On September 5, 2013, Astex announced that it had entered into a definitive agreement pursuant to which the Company will be acquired by Otsuka. Under the terms of the agreement, Astex shareholders will receive $8.50 for each Astex share owned.
Our investigation concerns whether the Astex board of directors is fulfilling its fiduciary duties, maximizing the value of the Company, disclosing all material benefits and costs, and obtaining full and fair consideration for Company shareholders.
If you own Astex shares and wish to discuss this matter with us, or have any questions concerning your rights and interests with regard to this matter, please contact:
Robert I. Harwood, Esq. Matthew M. Houston, Esq. Benjamin Sachs-Michaels, Esq. Harwood Feffer LLP 488 Madison Avenue New York, New York 10022 Phone Numbers: (877) 935-7400 (212)935-7400 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: http://www.hfesq.com
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