Rigrodsky & Long, P.A. Files Class Action Suit Against Anixter International Inc.

WILMINGTON, Del., March 16, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Rigrodsky & Long, P.A. announces that it has filed a class action complaint in the United States District Court for the District of Delaware on behalf of holders of Anixter International Inc. (“Anixter” or the “Company”) (NYSE: AXE) common stock in connection with the proposed acquisition of Anixter by WESCO International Inc. (“WESCO”) and Warrior Merger Sub, Inc. (“Merger Sub”) announced on January 13, 2020 (the “Complaint”).  The Complaint, which alleges violations of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 against Anixter, its Board of Directors (the “Board”), WESCO, and Merger Sub, is captioned Kent v. Anixter International Inc., Case No. 1:20-cv-00279 (D. Del.).

If you wish to discuss this action or have any questions concerning this notice or your rights or interests, please contact plaintiff’s counsel, Seth D. Rigrodsky or Gina M. Serra at Rigrodsky & Long, P.A., 300 Delaware Avenue, Suite 1220, Wilmington, DE 19801, by telephone at (888) 969-4242, by e-mail at info@rl-legal.com, or at https://www.rigrodskylong.com/cases-anixter-international-inc,join.

On January 10, 2020, Anixter entered into an agreement and plan of merger (the “Merger Agreement”) with WESCO and Merger Sub.  Pursuant to the terms of the Merger Agreement, shareholders of Anixter will receive $70.00 in cash, 0.2937 shares of WESCO common stock, and 0.6356 depository shares for each share of Anixter common stock they own (the “Proposed Transaction”).

Among other things, the Complaint alleges that, in an attempt to secure shareholder support for the Proposed Transaction, defendants issued materially incomplete disclosures in a Form S-4 Registration Statement (the “Registration Statement”) filed with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission.  The Complaint alleges that the Registration Statement omits material information with respect to, among other things, the Company’s and WESCO’s financial projections and the analyses performed by Anixter’s financial advisors. The Complaint seeks injunctive and equitable relief and damages on behalf of holders of Anixter common stock. 

If you wish to serve as lead plaintiff, you must move the Court no later than May 15, 2020.  A lead plaintiff is a representative party acting on behalf of other class members in directing the litigation.  Any member of the proposed class may move the Court to serve as lead plaintiff through counsel of their choice, or may choose to do nothing and remain an absent class member.

Rigrodsky & Long, P.A., with offices in Delaware and New York, has recovered hundreds of millions of dollars on behalf of investors and achieved substantial corporate governance reforms in securities fraud and corporate class actions nationwide.

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Rigrodsky & Long, P.A.
Seth D. Rigrodsky
Gina M. Serra
(888) 969-4242 (Toll Free)
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