Securities Class Action: Iris Energy LTD.
SHAREHOLDER ALERT: Berger Montague Advises Investors That A Securities Fraud Class Action Lawsuit Was Filed Against IRIS ENERGY LIMITED (NASDAQ: IREN); Lead Plaintiff Deadline is February 13, 2023
PHILADELPHIA, PA December 8, 2022 – Berger Montague advises investors that a securities fraud class action lawsuit has been filed against Iris Energy Limited (“Iris”) (NASDAQ: IREN) on behalf of those who purchased: (a) Iris ordinary shares pursuant and/or traceable to Iris’s initial public offering conducted on or about November 17, 2021 (the “IPO”); and/or (b) Iris securities between November 17, 2021 and November 1, 2022, both dates inclusive (the “Class Period”).
Investor Deadline: Investors who purchased or acquired Iris securities during the Class Period may, no later than February 6, 2023, seek to be appointed as a lead plaintiff representative of the class. For additional information or to learn how to participate in this litigation, please contact Berger Montague: James Maro at [email protected] or (215) 875-3093, or Andrew Abramowitz at [email protected] or (215) 875-3015 or visit: https://investigations.bergermontague.com/iris-energy/
Iris touts itself as a leading owner and operator of institutional-grade, highly efficient, proprietary Bitcoin mining data centers powered by 100% renewable energy.
On November 17, 2021, Iris conducted its IPO, selling 8.27 million shares of stock priced at $28.00. On November 2, 2022, Iris issued a press release disclosing, among other things, that “[c]ertain equipment (i.e., Bitcoin miners) owned by . . . special purpose vehicles currently produce insufficient cash flow to service their respective debt financing obligations, and have a current market value well below the principal amount of the relevant loans” and that “[r]estructuring discussions with the lender remain ongoing.”
Following this news, Iris’s stock price fell $0.51 per share, or 15.04%, to close at $2.88 per share on November 2, 2022.
The complaint alleges that in the Offering Documents and throughout the Class Period, the defendants made false and/or misleading statements and/or failed to disclose that: (i) certain of Iris’s Bitcoin miners, owned through its Non-Recourse SPVs, were unlikely to produce sufficient cash flow to service their respective debt financing obligations; (ii) accordingly, Iris’s use of equipment financing agreements to procure Bitcoin miners was not as sustainable as the defendants had represented; (iii) the foregoing was likely to have a material negative impact on Iris’s business, operations, and financial condition; and (iv) as a result, the Offering Documents and Defendants’ public statements throughout the Class Period were materially false and/or misleading and failed to state information required to be stated therein.
A lead plaintiff is a representative party that acts on behalf of other class members in directing the litigation. In order to be appointed lead plaintiff, the Court must determine that the class member’s claim is typical of the claims of other class members, and that the class member will adequately represent the class. Your ability to share in any recovery is not, however, affected by the decision whether or not to serve as a lead plaintiff. Any member of the purported class may move the Court to serve as a lead plaintiff through counsel of his/her choice, or may choose to do nothing and remain an inactive class member.