Law Firm Brower Piven Announces Investigation Of Metals USA Holdings Corp.

The securities litigation firm of Brower Piven, A Professional Corporation, has commenced an investigation into possible breaches of fiduciary duty to current shareholders of Metals USA Holdings Corp. (“Metals USA” or the “Company”) (NYSE: “MUSA”) and other violations of state law by the board of directors of Metals USA relating to the proposed acquisition of the Company by Reliance Steel & Aluminum Co. (“Reliance”). The firm’s investigation seeks to determine, among other things, whether the board of directors of Metals USA breached their fiduciary duties by failing to maximize shareholder value.

Under the terms of the proposed transaction, Metals USA shareholders will receive $20.65 for each share of Metals USA common stock they own, representing an enterprise value of approximately $1.2 billion. According to Yahoo! Finance, the high analyst price target is $21.00 per Metals USA share. According to Bloomberg, the EBITDA, EBIT, revenue, and free cash flow multiples for the proposed transaction are below those of comparable transactions.

If you currently own common stock of Metals USA and would like to learn more about the investigation being conducted by Brower Piven, you may email or call Brower Piven, who will, without obligation or cost to you, attempt to answer your questions. You may contact Brower Piven by email at, by calling (410) 415-6616, or at Brower Piven, A Professional Corporation, 1925 Old Valley Road, Stevenson, Maryland 21153. Attorneys at Brower Piven have combined experience litigating securities and other class action cases of over 60 years.

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