Steinway Musical Instruments Inc (NYSE:LVB) Investor Investigation Concerning Potential Wrongdoing In Takeover

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Company Name(s): 
Steinway Musical Instruments
Affected Securities: 
NYSE: LVB

July 3, 2013 (Shareholders Foundation) - An investigation on behalf of investors in Steinway Musical Instruments Inc (NYSE:LVB) shares was announced concerning whether the offer by Kohlberg & Company to acquire Steinway Musical Instruments Inc for $35.00 per NYSE:LVB share and the takeover process are unfair to investors in NYSE:LVB shares.

The investigation by a law firm concerns whether certain officers and directors of Steinway Musical Instruments Inc breached their fiduciary duties owed to NYSE:LVB investors in connection with the proposed acquisition.

On July 1, 2013, Steinway Musical Instruments Inc (NYSE:LVB) announced that it has entered into an agreement to be acquired by an affiliate of Kohlberg & Company in a transaction valued at approximately $438 million. Under the terms of the agreement, an affiliate of Kohlberg & Company will commence a tender offer to acquire all of the outstanding shares of Steinway Musical Instruments’ common stock for $35.00 per share in cash.

However, given that following the takeover news NYSE:LVB shares increased in the open market to $35.42 per share, the investigation by a law firm concerns whether the offer is too low for NYSE:LVB stockholders. More specifically, the investigation focuses on whether the Steinway Musical Instruments Board of Directors undertook an adequate sales process, adequately shopped the company before entering into the transaction, maximized shareholder value by negotiating the best price, and acted in the shareholders' best interests in connection with the proposed sale.

Steinway Musical Instruments Inc reported that its annual Total Revenue rose from $346.26 million in 2011 to $353.72 million in 2012 and that its respective Net Income increased from $1.63 million to $13.51 million. Shares of Steinway Musical Instruments Inc (NYSE:LVB) grew from $9.44 in March 2009 to $29.62 per share in June 2013.

On July 2, 2013, NYSE:LVB shares closed at $35.34 per share.