NEW YORK, April 12, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- WeissLaw LLP is investigating possible breaches of fiduciary duty and other violations of law by the Board of Directors of AmeriGas Partners Inc. ("APU" or the "Company") (NYSE: APU) in connection with the proposed acquisition of the Company by UGI Corporation ("UGI) (NYSE: UGI). Under the terms of the agreement, shareholders of APU will be entitled to receive 0.50 shares of UGI and $7.63 in cash for each share of APU they own. This represents consideration of $33.29 per APU share, based on UGI's April 2 trading price.
If you own APU shares and wish to discuss this investigation or have any questions concerning this notice or your rights or interests, please contact:
Joshua Rubin, Esq. WeissLaw LLP 1500 Broadway, 16th Floor New York, NY 10036 (212) 682-3025 (888) 593-4771 [email protected]
WeissLaw is investigating whether APU's Board acted to maximize shareholder value prior to entering into the agreement. Notably, APU shares traded for $37.34, or $4.05 above the per share consideration, as recently as December. Additionally, the Company announced positive financial results in the first quarter. It reported adjusted EBITDA of $210.7 million, representing growth of $16.6 million year-over-year when compared to the $194.1 million reported in the same period of the previous year.
Given these facts, WeissLaw is concentrating its investigation on whether APU's Board conducted a fair process in agreeing to the proposed acquisition, whether the proposed acquisition undervalues the Company, and whether all material information related to the proposed acquisition is fully and fairly disclosed.
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