Former United States Securities and Exchange Commission attorney Willie Briscoe and the securities litigation firm of Powers Taylor LLP are investigating potential claims against the Board of Directors of Martha Stewart Omnimedia, Inc. ("Martha Stewart") (NYSE: MSO) concerning the acquisition by Sequential Brands Group, Inc. (NasdaqCM: SQBG). Under the terms of the agreement, valued at approximately $353 million, Martha Stewart shareholders will elect to receive either $6.15 in cash or a number of shares of a newly formed public holding company ("TopCo") common stock equal to $6.15 divided by the volume weighted average price of Sequential Brands common stock during the five-day period ending on the trading day immediately prior to closing per Martha Stewart share owned. The consideration is significantly lower than at least one analyst's estimated value of $7.18.

If you are an affected investor, and you want to learn more about the investigation or if you have information that you believe would be helpful to our investigation of the fairness of the proposed transaction, contact Willie Briscoe at The Briscoe Law Firm, PLLC via email at shareholders@thebriscoelawfirm.com, Patrick Powers at Powers Taylor LLP via e-mail at shareholder@powerstaylor.com or by calling toll free at (877) 728-9607. There is no cost or fee to you.

The investigation centers on whether Martha Stewart's Board of Directors is acting in the shareholders' best interests, whether the board considered alternatives to the acquisition, and whether the board has employed an adequate process to review and act on the proposed transaction. Notably, at least one analyst with Yahoo! Finance believes the true inherent value of Martha Stewart could be as high as $7.18 per share.

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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