Bernstein Liebhard LLP Investigates Apollo Education Group, Inc.’s Going Private Offer
February 9, 2016
Bernstein Liebhard LLP is investigating whether the Board of Directors of Apollo Education Group, Inc. (“Apollo” or the “Company”) (NASDAQ: APOL) has breached its fiduciary duty to its shareholders in connection with the proposed acquisition of Apollo by a consortium led by private investment firm The Vistria Group.
On February 8, 2016, Apollo Education announced that it had signed a definitive agreement to be acquired and taken private. Under the terms of the agreement, Apollo Education shareholders will receive $9.50 per share in cash for all Class A and B shares of stock owned. However, Apollo Education stock has traded at well above the proposed offer price when it reached $28.51 per share on February 24, 2015 and has traded above the proposed offer price as recently as October 8, 2015, when it traded at $12.36 per share.
The investigation is focused on whether this offer undervalues the Company’s shares.
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