Former United States Securities and Exchange Commission attorney Willie Briscoe and the securities litigation firm of Powers Taylor, LLP are investigating the sale of RailAmerica, Inc. (“RailAmerica” or “RA”) (NYSE: RA) to Genesee & Wyoming, Inc. for shareholders. Under the proposed definitive merger agreement, RailAmerica shareholders will only receive $27.50 in cash for each share of RailAmerica/RA stock owned, which is below at least one analyst’s estimated value of $28.00 per share.
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The investigation centers on whether RailAmerica shareholders are receiving adequate compensation for their shares in the buyout, whether the transaction undervalues RailAmerica’s stock, and whether RailAmerica’s board attempted to obtain the highest share price for all shareholders prior to agreeing to the deal. According to at least one analyst with Yahoo! Finance, the true inherent value of RailAmerica may be as high as $28.00 per share. “Due to the lack of significant premium, the size of the deal and other factors, we want to ensure that shareholders are receiving a fair price for their RailAmerica shares. As such, we are prepared to initiate litigation to preserve the shareholders’ rights,” said shareholder rights attorney Willie Briscoe.
The Briscoe Law Firm, PLLC is a full service business litigation and shareholder rights advocacy firm with more than 20 years of experience in complex litigation and transactional matters.Powers Taylor, LLP is a boutique litigation law firm that handles a variety of complex business litigation matters, including claims of investor and stockholder fraud, shareholder oppression, shareholder derivative suits, and security class actions.