NEW YORK, April 14, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Notice is hereby given that Monteverde & Associates PC has filed a class action lawsuit in the United States District Court for the District of Delaware, Case No. 1:18-cv-00545, on behalf of public common unitholders of Tallgrass Energy Partners, LP ("TEP" or the "Company") (NYSE :TEP ) who held TEP public common units and have been harmed by TEP and its board of directors (the "Board") for alleged violations of Sections 14(a) and 20(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (the "Exchange Act") in connection with the acquisition of the Company by Tallgrass Energy GP, LP ("TEGP").
Under the terms of the merger agreement (the "Merger Agreement"), each issued and outstanding TEP common unit, except for any TEP Common Units owned by Tallgrass Equity, LLC, will be converted into the right to receive 2.0 TEGP Class A Shares. The complaint alleges that this offer is inadequate and that the Form S-4 Registration Statement (the "Registration Statement") provides materially incomplete and misleading information about the Company's financials and the transaction, in violation of Sections 14(a) and 20(a) of the Exchange Act. Specifically, the Registration Statement contains materially incomplete and misleading information concerning: (i) financial projections for TEP; (ii) the valuation analyses conducted by the Company's financial advisor, Evercore Group L.L.C. ("Evercore"); (iii) the background process leading up to the signing of the Merger Agreement; and (iv) the potential conflicts of interest Evercore faced as a result of its historical dealings with TEP and TEGP.
If you wish to serve as lead plaintiff, you must move the Court no later than 60 days from today. Any member of the putative class may move the Court to serve as lead plaintiff through counsel of their choice, or may choose to do nothing and remain an absent class member. If you wish to discuss this action, or have any questions concerning this notice or your rights or interests, please contact:
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