Former United States Securities and Exchange Commission attorney Willie Briscoe and the securities litigation firm of Powers Taylor, LLP are investigating the sale of Force Protection, Inc. (“Force Protection” or “FRPT”) (NASDAQ: FRPT) to General Dynamics for shareholders. Under the proposed acquisition agreement, Force Protection shareholders will only receive $5.52 in cash for each share of Force Protection/FRPT stock owned, which is well below target prices recently set by analysts.

If you are an affected investor, and you want to learn more about the lawsuit or join the action, contact Patrick Powers at Powers Taylor, LLP, toll free (877) 728-9607, via e-mail at, or Willie Briscoe at The Briscoe Law Firm, PLLC, (214) 706-9314, or via email at There is no cost or fee to you.

The definitive acquisition agreement involves an all cash transaction valued at approximately $360 million.

The investigation centers on whether Force Protection shareholders are receiving adequate compensation for their shares in the buyout. “Particularly troubling is the fact that Force Protection recently announced positive third quarter financial results that beat analyst expectations and Force Protection shares traded at nearly $6.00 per share in the beginning of 2011,” said shareholder rights attorney Willie Briscoe. In addition, at least one analyst has set a target price of $8.00 per share for Force Protection/FRPT stock. The firms are investigating the fairness of the proposed transaction to Force Protection shareholders and whether Force Protection’s Board of Directors acted in the shareholders’ best interest. In addition, the firms seek to determine whether the transaction undervalues Force Protection stock and whether Force Protection’s board attempted to obtain the highest share price for all shareholders prior to agreeing to the deal.

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.

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