Buyout Of Hot Topic - Law Firm Seeks Higher Price For Shareholders

Mar 07, 2013, 12:27 ET from Tripp Levy PLLC

NEW YORK, March 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Tripp Levy PLLC, a leading national securities and shareholder rights law firm, announces that it is investigating the acquisition of Hot Topic Inc. (NASDAQ: HOTT) on behalf of shareholders in connection with the sale of the company to the private equity firm Sycamore Partners.

Under the terms of the transaction, Hot Topic shareholders will receive $14 for each share of Hot Topic common stock they own. The investigation concerns whether the Hot Topic senior management and board of directors breached their fiduciary duties to stockholders by not obtaining the highest price possible for shareholders while obtaining personal benefits for themselves in selling the company at this price. Indeed, analysts have projected the company's true takeover value is worth at least $1.40 per share.  Moreover, the company has no debt and has at least $1.40 per share of cash on its books, meaning the purchase price is closer to $12.60 per share rather than $14 (since that cash will go to Sycamore Partners.)  In connection with selling the company at this price, the company's CEO and Chairman of the board and significant shareholder of approx. 9% of the outstanding shares, are voting in favor of the deal.

If you own HOTT common stock and you wish to discuss this matter with us, or have any questions concerning your rights and interests with regard to this matter, please contact

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