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Fraud On The Board Ii: Conflicted Ceo Tilts Company Sale In Pe Firm’s Favor | Troutman Pepper

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In In re Mindbody, Inc. Stockholders Litigation, the Delaware Court of Chancery declined to dismiss breach of fiduciary duty claims against the chief executive officer of MINDBODY, Inc. (the Company) arising out of the Company’s 2019 sale to private equity firm Vista Equity Partners. In what is becoming an increasingly common claim in M&A litigation, the court found it reasonably conceivable that the CEO, unbeknownst to the Company’s board of directors, favored Vista in the sale process due to...By: Troutman Pepper.