Shareholders Foundation, Inc.

Lawsuit Filed for Investors in Shares of Ixia (NASDAQ:XXIA) Against Takeover by Keysight Technologies, Inc

A lawsuit was filed for investors in shares of Ixia (NASDAQ:XXIA) in connection with the proposed takeover and NASDAQ:XXIA stockholders should contact the Shareholders Foundation.


San Diego, CA -- (SBWIRE) -- 03/01/2017 -- The Shareholders Foundation announces that an investor, who currently holds shares of Ixia (NASDAQ:XXIA), filed a lawsuit against the proposed takeover of Ixia by Keysight Technologies, Inc for $19.65 per share.

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

The plaintiff alleges that the defendants breached their fiduciary duties owed to NASDAQ:XXIA stockholders by agreeing to sell Ixia too cheaply via an unfair process to Keysight Technologies, Inc.

On January 30, 2017, Keysight Technologies, Inc. and Ixia (NASDAQ:XXIA) announced a definitive agreement for Keysight Technologies, Inc. to acquire Ixia (NASDAQ:XXIA) in an all-cash transaction totaling approximately $1.6 billion in consideration, net of cash. Under the terms of the agreement, Ixia (NASDAQ:XXIA) shareholders will receive $19.65 per share in cash.

However, plaintiff claims that the proposed consideration NASDAQ:XXIA shareholders will receive is grossly inadequate and undervalues Ixia. Indeed, at least one analyst has set the high target price at $20.00 per NASDAQ:XXIA shares at $20.00 per share. Furthermore, Ixia reported that its annual Total Revenue rose from $464.46 million in 2014 to $516.94 million in 2015 and that its Net Loss of $41.59 million in 2014 turned into a Net Income of $5.95 million in 2015. In addition, the plaintiff alleges that the process is also unfair NASDAQ:XXIA stockholders. The plaintiff claims that the defendants agreed to preclusive deal protection devices, such as a no solicitation and a $59.7 million termination fee provision that deter other bidders from making a higher offer for Ixia.

On February 28, 2017, NASDAQ:XXIA shares closed at $19.60 per share.

Those who are current investors in Ixia 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