NEW YORK, Jan. 31, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Pomerantz Grossman Hufford Dahlstrom & Gross LLP is investigating claims on behalf of investors of WMS Industries, Inc. ("WMS Industries" or the "Company") (NYSE: WMS) (ISIN: US9292971093) (CUSIP: 929297109) concerning the proposed acquisition of WMS Industries by Scientific Games Corporation in a transaction valued at approximately $1.5 billion in cash.
The investigation concerns whether the WMS Industries directors are breaching their fiduciary duties by failing to adequately shop the Company and maximize shareholder value. Under the terms of the agreement, WMS Industries shareholders will be entitled to receive $26.00 per share in cash for each share of WMS Industries common stock. However, the price to EBITDA and net income multiples are below those of comparable transactions and synergies may not be fully reflected in the price.
WMS Industries shareholders seeking more information about this acquisition are advised to contact Robert Willoughby at firstname.lastname@example.org or 212-661-1100 or 888-476-6529, ext. 237.
The firm is also investigating actions on behalf of shareholders for the following companies: Arbitron Inc., Net1 Ueps Technologies, Inc., Universal Technical Institute, Clearwire Corporation, Ameristar Casinos, Inc. K-Swiss, Inc., Neptune Technologies Bioressources, Inc., Copano Energy LLC, BioClinica Inc., and Somerset Hills Bancorp.
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