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Case Status:    DISMISSED    
On or around 06/13/2019 (Notice of voluntarily dismissal)

Filing Date: May 17, 2019

According to the Complaint, Versum is a global specialty materials company providing high-purity chemicals and gases, delivery systems, services and materials expertise in the global semiconductor and display industries.

On April 12, 2019, Merck and Versum issued a joint press release announcing they had entered into an Agreement and Plan of Merger dated April 12, 2019 to sell Versum to Merck. Under the terms of the Merger Agreement, each Versum stockholder will receive $53.00 in cash for each share of Versum common stock they own.

On May 13, 2019, Versum filed a Schedule 14A Definitive Proxy Statement with the SEC. The Complaint alleges that the Proxy Statement, which recommends that Versum stockholders vote in favor of the Proposed Transaction, omits or misrepresents material information concerning, among other things: (i) Versum’s financial projections, relied upon by the Company’s financial advisors in their financial analyses; and (ii) the data and inputs underlying the financial valuation analyses that support the fairness opinions provided by the Company's financial advisors.

This case was voluntarily dismissed on June 13, 2019.


Sector: Basic Materials
Industry: Chemical Manufacturing
Headquarters: United States


Ticker Symbol: VSM
Company Market: New York SE
Market Status: Public (Listed)

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COURT: D. Delaware
DOCKET #: 19-CV-00922
JUDGE: Hon. Leonard P. Stark
DATE FILED: 05/17/2019
CLASS PERIOD END: 05/17/2019
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  2. O'Kelly Ernst & Joyce, LLC
  3. WeissLaw LLP
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