American Realty Capital Properties and Cole Real Estate Investments (Cole) announced that the two companies have entered into a definitive merger agreement whereby Cole will be acquired by American Realty Capital Properties. The transaction, including debt, values Cole at approximately $11.2 billion. Under the terms of the proposal, public shareholders of Cole will receive $13.82 or 1.0929 shares of American Realty common stock for each share of Cole common stock they own.
If you own the common stock of Cole Real Estate Investments and are concerned about the transaction and would like to learn more about how to begin a cost-free corporate review of this merger, please fill out the contact form on this web page or call Attorney George Pressly at 1-(800)-631-6234.
State security laws provide shareholders a no cost means to question a proposed sale of a publicly traded company. This review process is deemed a shareholder class action and affords at times shareholders an avenue to investigate fully the proposed transaction. At minimum, this process often obtains answers to the above questions. If you own the common stock of Cole and if you have information or would like to learn more about these claims, or if you wish to discuss these matters or have any questions concerning this announcement or your rights or interests with respect to these matters, please fill out the contact form on this web page.