CNBC just did a documentary on ASTX and the power of research reports sites, and new technology being used to scan the markets via research reports. Savvy investors that follow research reports are often statistically ahead of the street by DAYS, this can often translate into millions in potential profits. They mentioned that flash market research (google them ), a site I can vouch and have personally profited over $190k net profits, is now using this technology. This could change the markets for ASTX and all public companies!
Company has phenomenal potential! 5 approved vaccines with an NDA approval coming any day now. The company turned a profit last quarter and is severely undervalued. If you wan't to find another cash rich, non-dilutive company such as ASTX then do your dd and join the party.
As for another bid, it takes time and access to corporate data. If our board and Astex management dont give access to this data, how can their be other bids. Astex boards and management plan is to cash in and get board seats and jobs with the new company. Sell out shareholders and keep equity with the new company. They did not negotiate this with the sale because they did not want to disclose it.