In re ADT Inc. Shareholder Litigation
Status: Ongoing Case
On July 10, 2018, Labaton Sucharow was appointed to an Executive Committee to jointly litigate this securities class action against ADT Inc. (ADT) in connection with ADT’s initial public offering (IPO) that raised approximately $1.47 billion in gross proceeds. ADT is one of the oldest home security companies in the United States and the self-described “market leader” in professionally-monitored home security systems.
On August 24, 2018, the lead plaintiffs filed a consolidated class action complaint alleging that the IPO’s Registration Statement and Prospectus made material misstatements and omissions in violation of the federal securities laws. In particular, the complaint alleges that ADT failed to disclose that at the time of the IPO ADT was involved in a litigation with an undisclosed competitor called Ring over the ownership of a new security software platform. The complaint also alleges that the IPO’s offering materials omitted the fact that ADT’s traditional competitors were being displaced by do-it-yourself (DIY) offerings from technology companies like Google, Amazon, and Apple.
When the action was filed, ADT’s stock was trading 35.9% percent below the IPO price.
The case is In re ADT Inc. Shareholder Litigation, Case No. 502018CA003494XXXXMB-AG (Fla. 15th Cir. Ct. 2018). Labaton Sucharow represents co-lead plaintiff Richard Krebsbach. The defendants are ADT, certain of its officers and directors, its controlling shareholders, and its IPO underwriters.