Shareholders Foundation, Inc.

Acquisition of UCP Inc (NYSE:UCP) Under Investigation for Investors

An investigation on behalf of investors of UCP Inc (NYSE:UCP) in connection with the proposed takeover was announced and NYSE:UCP stockholders should contact the Shareholders Foundation.


San Diego, CA -- (SBWIRE) -- 04/18/2017 -- The takeover of UCP Inc is under investigation over potential wrongdoing. The investigation was announced on behalf of investors, who currently hold NYSE:UCP shares, concerning whether the takeover of UCP Inc. by Century Communities, Inc for a value of approximately $11.35 per share is unfair.

Investors who purchased shares of UCP Inc (NYSE:UCP) and currently hold any of those NYSE:UCP shares have certain options and should contact the Shareholders Foundation at or call 858-779-1554.

The investigation by a law firm concerns whether certain UCP Inc directors breached their fiduciary duties owed to NYSE:UCP investors in connection with the proposed acquisition.

On April 11, 2017, Century Communities, Inc. and UCP Inc jointly announced an agreement pursuant to which the two companies have agreed to merge in a transaction with an aggregate value of $336 million, including the payment of certain indebtedness. In the merger, each outstanding share of UCP Inc (NYSE:UCP) common stock will be converted into the right to receive $5.32 in cash and 0.2309 of a newly issued share of Century common stock. Based on the closing sale price of Century's common stock as reported on April 10, 2017 on the NYSE, the implied value of the total stock and cash consideration to be received by UCP's stockholders in the merger is $11.35 per NYSE:UCP share.

However, given that at least one analyst has set the high target price for NYSE:UCP shares at $14.00 per share and given that NYSE:UCP shares traded earlier this year in the open market as high as $12.60 per share, the investigation concerns whether the offer is unfair to NYSE:UCP stockholders. More specifically, the investigation concerns whether the UCP 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.

On April 17, 2017, NYSE:UCP shares closed at $11.15 per share.

Those who are current investors in UCP Inc shares have certain options and should contact the Shareholders Foundation.

Shareholders Foundation, Inc.
Michael Daniels
3111 Camino Del Rio North - Suite 423
92108 San Diego
Phone: +1-(858)-779-1554
Fax: +1-(858)-605-5739