The law firm of Wolf Haldenstein Adler Freeman & Herz LLP announces that it is investigating the actions of the Board of Directors and senior management of The Jones Group Inc. (“The Jones Group” or the “Company”) (NYSE:JNY) for potential breaches of fiduciary duties in connection with the sale of the Company to affiliates of Sycamore Partners. Under the terms of the merger agreement, affiliates of Sycamore Partners will acquire The Jones Group for $15.00 per share in cash, or a total of approximately $1.2 billion. The transaction is valued at approximately $2.2 billion, including net debt. Upon completion of the transaction, The Jones Group will become a privately held company.
The investigation concerns whether The Jones Group Board of Directors breached their fiduciary duties to stockholders by failing to consider all available strategic alternatives and conduct a sufficient process. The offer represents a mere 6% premium to the Company’s closing stock price on December 19, 2013, and a significant discount to the stock’s closing prices over the past few months, including its high of $17.69 on August 5, 2013. At least one analyst assigned a $17.00 per share price target for the Company, prior to the announcement.
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Please contact us if you are a stockholder of The Jones Group securities who purchased shares before December 19, 2013, and wish to discuss this matter. There is no cost to stockholders.Gregory M. Nespole, Esq.Wolf Haldenstein Adler Freeman & Herz LLP270 Madison AvenueNew York, New York 10016 Phone Numbers:(800) 575-0735(212) 545-4657