NEW YORK, April 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Pomerantz Grossman Hufford Dahlstrom & Gross LLP is investigating claims on behalf of investors of Life Technologies Corporation ("Life Technologies" or the "Company") (NASDAQ: LIFE) (ISIN: US53217V1098) (CUSIP: 53217V109) concerning the proposed acquisition of Life Technologies by Thermo Fisher Scientific in a transaction valued at approximately $13.6 Billion, plus the assumption of net debt at close ($2.2 billion as of 2012).
The investigation concerns whether the Life Technologies directors are breaching their fiduciary duties by failing to adequately shop the Company and maximize shareholder value. Under the terms of the agreement, Life Technologies shareholders will be entitled to receive $76.00 per share in cash for each share of Life Technologies common stock. However, the price to EBIT and Net Income multiples are below those of comparable transactions.
Life Technologies shareholders seeking more information about this acquisition are advised to contact Robert Willoughby at [email protected] 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, Inc., Telanetix, Inc., Somerset Hills Bancorp, BioClinica Inc., National Financial Partners, and Gardner Denver, Inc.
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