San Diego – (Businesswire): Haeggquist & Eck, LLP a shareholder rights litigation firm, is investigating the proposed sale of Whole Foods Market, Inc. (NASDAQ: WFM) (“Whole Foods” or the “Company”) to Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) (“Amazon”). On June 15, 2017, the Company reportedly entered an Agreement and Plan of Merger with Amazon, whereby Amazon will pay $42 per share in cash for each share of Whole Foods. Notably, at least one analyst has already reported a $48 per share price target, and predicts that competing bids may be forthcoming and be as high as $57 per share. The investigation will include whether the Company’s Board of Directors and executives failed to comply with their fiduciary duties to the Company and its shareholders in connection with the proposed transaction, including whether proper consideration was given to alternatives other than an acquisition by Amazon, and whether the proposed price is fair and adequate consideration.
Whole Foods Shareholders Have Legal Options
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