BOSTON, May 28, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Block & Leviton LLP (www.blockesq.com), a Boston-based law firm representing investors nationwide, has commenced an investigation into possible breaches of fiduciary duty by the Board of Directors of Broadcom Corporation ("Broadcom" or the "Company") (NASDAQ: BRCM) concerning the proposed acquisition of the Company by Avago Technologies Ltd ("Avago"), in a transaction valued at approximately $37 billion. Under the terms of the proposal, Avago will pay $17 billion in cash and $20 billion in stock in what has been deemed by Bloomberg as the biggest tech deal ever. The per share consideration for Broadcom is estimated to be $54.50, below the more than $57 per share that Broadcom stock traded at the day before the deal was formally announced, and only a 16% premium to the price of the Company before any rumors regarding an acquisition began to circulate.
The high analyst price target on the investment website Yahoo! Finance for Broadcom was $63.00, approximately 16% greater than the offer price. Notably, the value of the Company's shares has increased approximately 10% in the 2 months prior to the acquisition rumors and the Company appeared to be poised for future, sustainable growth. Furthermore, Broadcom shareholders will own only 32% of Avago upon the completion of the contemplated merger, representing a clear dilution of their interest.
Block & Leviton's investigation seeks to determine whether Broadcom's directors breached their fiduciary duties by failing to maximize shareholder value in the proposed acquisition by Avago and the fairness of the process by which the Broadcom directors considered and approved the transaction.
If you are a Broadcom shareholder and have questions about your legal rights, or if you have information relevant to this investigation, please contact attorney Steven P. Harte, at
(617) 398-5600 or email him at Steven@blockesq.com.
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