NASDAQ:ACOM Investor Alert: Lawsuit to Stop Buyout of Ancestry.com Inc filed

The Shareholders Foundation announces that an investor in shares of Ancestry.com Inc (NASDAQ:ACOM) filed a lawsuit against directors of Ancestry.com Inc in effort to block the proposed buyout of Ancestry.com Inc at $32 per NASDAQ:ACOM share.

Provo, Utah based Ancestry.com Inc. is an online family history resource. On October 22, 2012, Ancestry.com (Nasdaq:ACOM) announced that the company owned by the Permira funds and co-investors has entered into a merger agreement to acquire Ancestry.com for $32.00 per share in cash in a transaction valued at $1.6 billion.

However, the plaintiff alleges that the defendants breached their fiduciary duties owed to NASDAS:ACOM stockholder arising out of the attempt to sell the company too cheaply via an unfair process to a company owned by the London-based private-equity firm Permira funds and co-investors.

Investors who purchased shares of the Ancestry.com Inc (NASDAQ:ACOM) prior to October 22, 2012, and currently hold any of those NASDAQ:ACOM shares have certain options and should contact the Shareholders Foundation at mail(at)shareholdersfoundation.com or call +1(858) 779 – 1554.

The plaintiff claims that the $32.00offer is unfair to NASDAQ:ACOM stockholder and undervalues the company. In fact, NASDAQ:ACOM shares traded as recently as August 15, 2012 as high as $32.90 per share and on July 31, 2012 as high as $33.47 per share, both above the current offer. In addition, at least one analyst has set the high target price for NASDAQ:ACOM shares at $45.00 per share. Furthermore, Ancestry.com Inc has performed well in the past years for its investors. Its annual Revenue rose from $197.59 million in 2008 to $399.66 million in 2011 and its Net Income increased over the same time periods from $2.38 million to $62.90 million.

Those who are current investors in Ancestry.com Inc (NASDAQ:ACOM), have certain options and should contact the Shareholders Foundation.

Contact:
Shareholders Foundation, Inc.
Joelle Day
3111 Camino Del Rio North – Suite 423
92108 San Diego
Phone:  +1-(858)-779-1554
Fax:  +1-(858)-605-5739
mail@shareholdersfoundation.com

The Shareholders Foundation, Inc. is a professional portfolio monitoring and settlement claim filing service, , which does research related to shareholder issues and informs investors of securities class actions, settlements, judgments, and other legal related news to the stock/financial market. The Shareholders Foundation, Inc. is not a law firm. The information is provided as a public service. It is not intended as legal advice and should not be relied upon.
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