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 NPS Pharmaceuticals, Inc. ("NPS" or the "Company") (Nasdaq: NPSP) relating to the proposed buyout of the Company by Shire plc ("Shire").

On January 11, 2015, NPS and Shire jointly announced the signing of a merger agreement pursuant to which Shire will acquire NPS in a transaction valued at approximately $5.2 billion. Under the terms of the transaction, NPS shareholders are anticipated to receive $46.00 in cash for each share of NPS common stock held. The transaction is expected to close in the first quarter of 2015, though NPS shareholders will most likely be asked to vote on the transaction well before that time.

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. In particular, according to Yahoo! Finance, at least one Wall Street analyst has issued a price target for NPS stock at $48.00 per share.

If you currently own common stock of NPS 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 You may also request more information by contacting Brower Piven either by email at 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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