Sure thing... so when is the buyout and what is the premium? It's hard to place a lot of credence on anything you say when this is only your 2nd post on the yahoo boards and you have no track record, so to speak.
Its really quite simple, shire has makes alot of money and there are too many desperate big pharmas out there looking to to hide the fact that their pipelines are sparse (at best) and add in the fact that generics are coming or have already come leads to only one conclusion for big pharma...if we cant innovate to grow then we will buy our way there. Wyeth, genzyme, cephalon to name a few got taken from me and shire will be no different. oh forgot... Impax's days are numbered too.
Just because i don't post doesn't change the fact that these thing will happen.
My guess is that whomever will pay too much (130-150) and layoff 75% of the company(eventually) and close facilties to even things out. Look at Cephalon for example, Teva paid way too much for that turd and that had far less than Shire.
Nothing is a sure thing, i just wouldn't be surprised that's all.