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Del. County Employees Ret. Fund v. Sanchez
Citation:124 A.3d 1017 (2015)
The case involves an appeal from a complicated transaction between a private company whose equity is wholly owned by the family of A.R. Sanchez, Sanchez Resources, LLC, and a public company in which the Sanchez family constitutes the largest stockholder bloc with 16% of the shares and that is dependent on the Private Sanchez Company for all of its management services. The transaction at issue required the Sanchez Public Company to pay $78 million to help the Private Sanchez Company buy out the interests of a private equity investor. In the derivative action, the plaintiffs allege that this transaction involved a gross overpayment by the Sanchez Public Company, which unfairly benefited the Private Sanchez Company by allowing it to use the Sanchez Public Company’s funds to buy out their private equity partner.
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