NEW YORK, June 28, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- WeissLaw LLP is investigating possible breaches of fiduciary duty and other violations of law by the Board of Directors of HeartWare International, Inc. ("HTWR" or the "Company") in connection with the proposed acquisition of the Company by Medtronic PLC ("Medtronic"). On June 27, 2016, the Company announced it had reached a definitive agreement for Medtronic to acquire all outstanding shares of HTWR in a transaction valued at $1.1 billion. Under the terms of the agreement, HTWR shareholders will receive $58.00 in cash for each HTWR share they own.
WeissLaw is investigating whether HTWR's Board acted to maximize shareholder value prior to entering into the agreement. Notably, at least one analyst set a target price of $60.00 per share, or $2.00 above the offer price. Further, the acquisition of HTWR is a move by Medtronic to expand its portfolio into the rapidly growing market for ventricular assist devices, or VAD, which HTWR manufactures. Medtronic estimates that the nearly $800 million global VAD market will see double digit growths in future years.
Given these facts, WeissLaw is investigating whether HTWR's Board acted in the best interests of HTWR's public shareholders to maximize shareholder value prior to entering into the agreement. If you own HTWR shares and would like more information about your rights or our investigation, or if you have information to share with us, please contact Joshua Rubin by telephone at (888) 593-4771 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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