On or around 11/15/2017 (Stipulation and order of dismissal (voluntary dismissal))
Filing Date: August 04, 2017
According to the Complaint, on June 28, 2017, Staples’ Board of Directors (the “Board” or “Individual Defendants”) caused the Company to enter into an agreement and plan of merger (the “Merger Agreement”) with Arch Parent Inc. (“Parent”) and Arch Merger Sub Inc. (“Merger Sub,” and together with Parent and Sycamore Partners, “Sycamore”). Pursuant to the terms of the Merger Agreement, shareholders of Staples will receive $10.25 in cash for each share of Staples common stock.
On July 25, 2017, defendants filed a proxy statement (the “Proxy Statement”) with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) in connection with the Proposed Transaction. The Complaint alleges the Proxy Statement omits material information with respect to the Proposed Transaction, which renders the Proxy Statement false and misleading.
This case was voluntarily dismissed on September 7, 2014.
Company & Securities Information
Defendant: Staples, Inc.
Industry: Retail (Specialty)
Headquarters: United States
Ticker Symbol: SPLS
Company Market: NASDAQ
Market Status: Public (Listed)
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