NEW YORK, April 9, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- WeissLaw LLP is investigating possible breaches of fiduciary duty and other violations of law by the Board of Directors of WellCare Health Plans, Inc. ("WCG" or the "Company") (NYSE: WCG) in connection with the proposed acquisition of the Company by Centene Corporation ("Centene") (NYSE: CNC). Under the terms of the acquisition agreement, WCG shareholders will receive 3.38 shares of Centene and $120 in cash in exchange for each WCG share they own, representing consideration of $296.16 based on Centene's closing price on the day of the acquisition announcement.
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WeissLaw is investigating whether WCG's Board acted to maximize shareholder value prior to entering into the agreement. Notably, at least one analyst set a target price of $350, or approximately $54.00 above the per share consideration. Additionally, the acquisition will diversify Centene's product portfolio and drive growth.
Given these facts, WeissLaw is concentrating its investigation on whether WCG's Board conducted a fair process in agreeing to the proposed acquisition, whether the proposed acquisition undervalues the Company, and whether all material information related to the proposed acquisition is fully and fairly disclosed.
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