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Share Name Share Symbol Market Type Share ISIN Share Description
Anite LSE:AIE London Ordinary Share GB00B3KHXB36 ORD 11.25P
  Price Change Price Change % Share Price Bid Price Offer Price High Price Low Price Open Price Shares Traded Last Trade
  -1.50 -1.18% 125.50 125.25 126.00 126.50 125.00 126.00 542,905 16:35:03
Industry Sector Turnover (m) Profit (m) EPS - Basic PE Ratio Market Cap (m)
Software & Computer Services 118.4 13.7 15.5 8.1 377.65

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Plenty of time, second week of Wimbledon, Proms Season & then the fat lady has to sing. Germans will insist on the dracma for Greece, so the Greeks have scored an own goal & walked off the pitch in protest - LOL.picobird
Not quite Butmbmiah
As Frasier would say "Dads Army" "We're All Doomed!" Help!butmac
All in all, seems like a done deal - with the sp weakening below the offer pricembmiah
Irene In the Kraft / Cadbury takeover it was found in the report that followed.................. 'In the wider public policy context, we express our concern that the takeover of Cadbury by Kraft was ultimately decided by institutional investors motivated by short-term profits rather than those investors who had the company’s long-term interests at heart'. So again, the institutions like the BOD always put their own interests before those of the shareholder majority which in effect makes a nonsense of putting shareholders interests first & foremost.picobird
Pico, Well said. I remember the trading partnership with Agilent which suddenly came to an abrupt end. Maybe this takeover was being planned back then to coincide with management's retirement plans, options vesting etc. The creation of Keysight's Dutch entity must have been a tax dodge to avoid US taxation and corporate governance. I wonder what the US authorities might think of this little manoeuvre. Anite's connections with China Mobile might also worry the authorities if the co. was based in the US. If another bidder doesn't come out of the woodwork it raises the question of how good Anite actually is. If its as good as we all think it is I would have thought other bidders would be queuing up to take it over. The intellectual properties alone would probably justify a higher price let alone the human capital of a highly skilled workforce. I am surprised that a new management team haven't emerged to present a rival offer. As I've said before this is looking like a shoddy deal all round, with as usual the shareholders being shafted. I wonder how many institutional votes have now been pledged in support of this deal? Surely the market should be updated with this info on a regular basis.irenekent
Anite always used to refer to Agilent as their 'hardware partner' having made several partnership agreements with them circa 2008. It can be assumed that Humphries & Brendish are on fairly good terms with the Agilent management. No doubt in order to endear themselves to their 'old chums', they have stitched up the shareholders & put their own interests first. Chris Humphrey has referred to a 'premium' in the offer price which simply is not true, hoping his words will act as a platitude to the shareholders. The institutions really need to get tough over this nonsense talk & send Keysight packing.picobird
Why is next week critical? I am assuming that any company that was cautiously considering making an offer for Anite, but saw no urgency prior to the current offer, will now want to complete its due diligence with more urgency. They would not want to jump in before reading the company results, but now these are in the public arena, and they are too good to let this company change hands at about 120p per share, then I am expecting others to show an interest soon, as in this coming week. If there is no interest expressed this coming week I will be concerned. Does anyone recall the time gap between the accepted offer by Barclays for ABM Amro and the competing offer coming in from RBS?jadeticl3
I am no longer a holder but do feel that this is totally outrageous! Given the latest market update the sp would probably be around 120p so they are effectively recommending a takeover for virtually no premium. I can only assume that the big shareholders will tell them to sod off, if they don't I would really want to know why.salpara111
Jadeticl3 - why is next week critical in the timeline of things cheers andyandyj47632
DavRos is right. Only a higher bid will change anything. Next week is critical.jadeticl3
Despite everything said above things will only change with a rival bid... Which is why I am pleased to see another £1m paid above the offer price. This has happened already so suggests someone is confident of another bid or is even a new bidder accumulating. So still happy to sit this outdavr0s
I agree with said comments and will be sending a strongly worded comment to the Anite Board.mrsting
Excellent muscletrade. (Wish I could write proper like you.........LOL) I have been rather alarmed at the way the company profits have been continually eroded by the CEO's remuneration package. This is a minnow of a company - not a Shell or BP.picobird
I have also sent a message. The cancellation of the dividend was the final straw. Outrageous.irenekent
Anite does have an investor Relations section on their web site where you can send a message to them. I have done so and would urge others to do the same. They could care less about a private investor of course and we need one of the institutions to stand up and make a fuss (fat chance), but at least I have said my piece.... "I would like to congratulate the company for the excellent results published this morning.The results however only highlight that the Board have been premature in agreeing to a bid of 126p from keysight that is well short of the true value of OUR company. I would like to voice my serious concern in the way this bid approach has been handled as from my perspective it seems a long way short of being in the best interest of all shareholders, in fact there are many that are arguing that it is primarily in the best interest of senior management of the company. This is a shame and I hope that a proper and respectable rival bid will emerge in due course. Needless to say I will not be voting in favour of the current bid".muscletrade
IC View.........No premium has been paid for Anite. htTP://www.investorschronicle.co.uk/2015/07/01/shares/news-and-analysis/keysight-set-on-anite-DtUoy9U0F99JNQ1H0ospZN/article.html Mill buys went through at lunchtime. Half mill at close yesterday. With Keysight being so cost conscious the CEO can expect to be replaced by the the Group Finance guy. He would have been voted out with the Chairman by the shareholders should anything have gone wrong with the bid/offer from Keysight IMHO.picobird
Well at least the update today could bring on further bids. I have done alright out of the deal but I understand the angst of long term holders. If a further bid does materialise a bidding war might start good news for all PI's. Keeping my fingers firmly crossed.werty5
The only justification for accepting such a poor offer was the possibility of skeleton in the cupboard, not previously declared. The results show nothing of that kind, so the acceptance of such a low offer should be condemned. However, I agree with the above few posts, viz that too many folk with too much delegated power have too much to lose by highlighting self-interested actions, which clearly is the case with this BOD. Shocking decision. Bring on the next bid.jadeticl3
So much for shareholder interests being looked after. Snouts in the trough!rathlindri
Absolutely outrageous. Not even a final dividend. When Catlin were taken over recently there was a substantial final dividend, a substantial return of cash and a substantial number of shares in the taken-over company. With this bunch of shysters there is nothing. I urge all shareholders to vote against the board. The institutions presumably will take the money and run as usual.irenekent
I appreciate that the individual investor has been replaced by the institutional investor. Sometimes they 'higher the bar' when they believe LTIP's are too easily achievable, as indeed they did once with Anite. I also appreciate that they normally ask superficial questions relating to the short term prospects of a company at these meetings. It would be refreshing if they asked some pertinent questions as to valuations but I rather fancy that they will end the meeting patting each other on the back & probably take the afternoon off in order to enjoy the Wimbledon sunshine. Our only hope remains in another bidder entering the fracas & there is plenty of time left for that.picobird
Pico, many years ago the balance of power swung from owners of capital to favour managers of capital. So the risk reward ratio totally changed in their favour. They take practically no risk and yet get huge rewards. That’s why they won’t have a go at management about what ridiculous riches they might get out of this deal because to most normal people city types also get ridiculous rewards as well. They will never press the destruct button because they know if they did it could destroy them too. They may make some noises to make it look like they are doing their job but from what I saw from their initial reaction to this deal was that they will take the money and run. There's always a chance of another bid but without it I would be very surprised if institutions rejected it and help ruin their year end bonus.gerdmuller
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