NEW YORK, Dec. 31, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Tripp Levy PLLC, a leading national securities law firm, announces an investigation into the proposed acquisition of Duff & Phelps (NYSE: DUF). Duff & Phelps Corporation (DUF) announced that it has entered into a definitive merger agreement under which a consortium ("the Consortium") comprising controlled affiliates of or funds managed by The Carlyle Group, Stone Point Capital LLC, Pictet & Cie and Edmond de Rothschild Group will acquire the Company for $15.55 per share in cash in a transaction valued at approximately $665.5 million.
The investigation concerns, among other things, whether the consideration to be paid to Duff shareholders is unfair, inadequate, and substantially below the fair or inherent value of Duff. Indeed, analysts have projected that the true going forward inherent value of the company is worth at least $24 per share.
The investigation further concerns whether the board of directors of Duff, including its senior management who are participating in the buyout of the company's equity may have breached their fiduciary duties by not acting in shareholders' best interests in connection with the sale process of Duff.
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