Northstar Asset Management Group, Inc. Securities Litigation
On or around 11/29/2017 (Date of order of final judgment)
Filing Date: November 18, 2016
According to a law firm press release, the complaint alleges despite NorthStar being well-positioned to generate significant earnings in the foreseeable future, the company's board has agreed to combine NorthStar with two weaker entities. Pursuant to the terms of the definitive merger agreement, NorthStar common stockholders will receive one share of their respective class of stock in the post-merger combined company, Colony NorthStar, Inc. The complaint alleges that the merger consideration is unfair to NorthStar common stockholders because they receive no premium for their shares. If the transaction is completed, NorthStar's executives will receive significant amounts in executive compensation.
The complaint further states that the proxy statement contains incomplete and misleading information concerning the financial projections for Colony, NorthStar, and NorthStar Realty Finance Corp., which were relied upon by the NorthStar board in assessing the fairness of the merger consideration and by the company's financial advisors, Evercore Group, L.L.C. and Goldman, Sachs & Co. in connection with preparing its fairness opinion; and certain information regarding the valuation analyses Evercore and Goldman Sachs performed in support of their fairness opinion. The complaint states that the inconsistencies between the projections disclosed in the proxy prevent stockholders from assessing the relative valuations of each company and the fairness of the exchange ratios.
On June 30, 2017, the Parties entered into a Stipulation of Settlement. The Settlement was preliminarily approved by the Court on July 10. On November 29, the Court entered Final Judgment.
Company & Securities Information
Defendant: Northstar Asset Management Group, Inc.
Industry: Real Estate Operations
Headquarters: United States
Ticker Symbol: NSAM
Company Market: New York SE
Market Status: Public (Listed)
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First Identified Complaint
Cindy Kessler, et al. v. Northstar Asset Management Group, Inc., et al.