Metlifecare shareholders support court action against private equity firm EQT, wanting $7.00 per share compared to $4.34 today

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The lawyers will be pleased.

NZ village operator Metlifecare goes before the High Court on Thursday in an attempt to force compensation at least from EQT Fund Management S.à.r.l, an $18B Luxemburg private equity fund.

In December EQT offered $7.00 a share to buy Metlifecare (listed on the NZX) and the board and shareholders agreed.

With the arrival of COVID EQT wants to back out, claiming a material change in the business – meaning profitability. In effect they walked away.

The shares today are trading at $4.34, a 38% drop in a $1B company.

The Metlifecare has asked its shareholders to support a claim for compensation, which the lawyers say is a good idea.

Watch this space.

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