Carmike Cinemas, Inc. (NASDAQ:CKEC) Investor Filed Lawsuit Against Acquisition By AMC Theatres

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Company Name(s): 
Carmike Cinemas
Case Name: 
Carmike Cinemas Deal Case 04/28/2016
Case Status: 
Lawsuit Filed
Affected Securities
Lawsuit Overview
Type of Lawsuit: 
Mergers and Acquisition
Date Filed: 

May 03, 2016 (Shareholders Foundation) - An investor who currently holds shares of Carmike Cinemas, Inc. (NASDAQ:CKEC), filed a lawsuit in effort to halt the proposed takeover of Carmike Cinemas, Inc. by AMC Theatres for $30.00 per share.

The plaintiff alleges that the defendants breached their fiduciary duties owed to NASDAQ:CKEC stockholders by agreeing to sell Carmike Cinemas, Inc too cheaply via an unfair process to AMC Theatres

On March 3, 2016, AMC Theatres (AMC Entertainment Holdings, Inc.) (NYSE: AMC) and Carmike Cinemas, Inc. (NASDAQ:CKEC) announced they have entered into a merger agreement pursuant to which AMC Theatres will acquire all of the outstanding shares of Carmike Cinemas, Inc. (NASDAQ:CKEC) for $30.00 per share in cash.

However, plaintiff claims that the proposed consideration NASDAQ:CKEC shareholders will receive is grossly inadequate and undervalues Carmike Cinemas, Inc. Indeed, at least one analyst has set the high target price for NASDAQ:CKEC shares at $36.00 per share and NASDAQ:CKEC shares traded in early 2015 as high as $34.55 per share. Furthermore, Carmike Cinemas, Inc. reported that its annual Total Revenue rose from $533.91 million in 2012 to $804.37 million in 2015. Shares of Carmike Cinemas, Inc. (NASDAQ:CKEC) reached in 2014 as high as $35.91 per share. In addition, the plaintiff alleges that the process is also unfair to Carmike Cinemas, Inc stockholders.