Weiss & Lurie, a national class action and shareholder rights law firm with offices in New York City and Los Angeles, is investigating possible breaches of fiduciary duty and other violations of law by the Board of Directors of Gerber Scientific, Inc. (NYSE: GRB), arising from its proposed acquisition by Vector Capital Corporation, a private equity firm.
Under the proposed transaction, Gerber shareholders will receive $11 per share. In addition, each shareholder will receive for each share they own a non-transferable right to receive contingent cash payments at future times if recoveries are made pursuant to certain litigation claims in respect to U.S. Patent 5,537,135. The acquisition is expected to close later this year.
Weiss & Lurie is investigating whether Gerber’s Board acted in the best interests of shareholders in approving the transaction and whether the Board properly sought to maximize shareholder value. For its fiscal third quarter 2011 ended January 31, 2011, Gerber reported net income of $1.7 million and a substantial 13% increase in revenue compared to its third quarter 2010.
If you own Gerber shares and would like more information about your rights as a shareholder or additional information concerning our investigation, please contact Julia J. Sun either by email at
or by telephone at (888) 593-4771.
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