On or around 04/04/2019 (Ongoing date of last review)
Filing Date: April 03, 2019
According to the Complaint, in its SEC filings, Coty describes itself as a multi-segmented beauty company with market positions in both North America and Europe. Coty maintains strong positions in fragrances, professional salon hair color & styling, and color cosmetics.
On February 12, 2019, Coty announced that JAB Holdings Company ("JAB"), through its affiliate Cottage Holdco, intended to commence an all cash tender offer in which JAB would seek to acquire 150 million shares of Company common stock at a purchase price of $11.65 per share (the “Tender Offer”).
Coty filed a Schedule 14D-9 Solicitation/Recommendation Statement (the “14D-9”) with the SEC on February 27, 2019, without the recommendation of a Special Committee that had been formed to consider the Tender Offer. On March 18, 2019, Coty amended the 14D-9 (the “14D-9/A”) recommending that Coty’s stockholders tender their shares for the Tender Offer price.
The Complaint alleges that the 14D-9/A is materially false and/or misleading because it fails to disclose certain material projected internal financial information about the Company, relied on by the Individual Defendants to recommend the Tender Offer and certain inputs underlying certain valuation methodologies employed by the Company’s financial advisor in their financial analyses that support the fairness opinions. The Complaint alleges that these omissions render the projected financial disclosures and the summary of the fairness opinion in the 14D-9/A incomplete and/or misleading.
Company & Securities Information
Defendant: Coty Inc.
Sector: Consumer Non-Cyclical
Industry: Personal & Household Products
Headquarters: United States
Ticker Symbol: COTY
Company Market: New York SE
Market Status: Public (Listed)
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First Identified Complaint
Lawrence Phillips, et al. v. Coty Inc., et al.
COURT: D. Delaware
DOCKET #: 19-CV-00628
JUDGE: Hon. Leonard P. Stark
DATE FILED: 04/03/2019
CLASS PERIOD START: 02/12/2019
CLASS PERIOD END: 04/03/2019
PLAINTIFF FIRMS NAMED IN COMPLAINT:
Faruqi & Faruqi LLP (Wilmington)
First Identified Complaint (FIC) Filings:
Class Action Complaint for Violations of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
U.S. District Court Civil Docket
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