The group behind the deal owns approximately 49.3 per cent of Giant Interactive’s stock currently. Investigations by Levi & Korsinsky are taking place to identify if the consortium is taking advantage of its position as the company’s chief shareholders in order to purchase the company at an unfair price of US$12 per share. This is 3.5 per cent above the market rate of 11.59 currently. According to Bloomberg, shares of Shanghai-based Giant Interactive have risen 81 per cent in the past year.
Why would Giant Interactive delist itself from NASDAQ? According to Echo He, an analyst with Maxim Group, some Chinese online gaming companies think their value has been underestimated in the US as investors favour mobile gaming companies compared to PC gaming.