The securities litigation law firm of Brower Piven, A Professional Corporation, has commenced an investigation into possible breaches of fiduciary duty and other violations of state law by the Board of Directors of MicroFinancial Incorporated ("MicroFinancial" or the "Company") (Nasdaq: MFI) relating to the proposed buyout of the Company.

On December 15, 2014, MicroFinancial announced the signing of a definitive agreement with MF Parent LP ("Parent") and MF Merger Sub Corp. ("Purchaser"), each an affiliate of funds managed by affiliates of Fortress Investment Group LLC, whereby Parent will acquire all of the outstanding shares of the Company in a transaction valued at approximately $147 million. Under the terms of the transaction, MicroFinancial shareholders are expected to receive $10.20 in cash for each share of MicroFinancial common stock they own.

The firm's investigation seeks to determine, among other things, whether the Company's Board of Directors failed to satisfy their duties to shareholders, including whether the Board adequately pursued alternatives to the acquisition and whether the Board obtained the best price possible for the Company's shares of common stock.

If you currently own common stock of MicroFinancial and would like to learn more about the investigation being conducted by Brower Piven, without cost or obligation to you, please visit our website at http://www.browerpiven.com/currentinvestigations.html. You may also request more information by contacting Brower Piven either by email at hoffman@browerpiven.com or by telephone at (410) 415-6616.

Attorneys at Brower Piven have extensive experience in litigating securities and other class action cases and have been advocating for the rights of shareholders since the 1980s.

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