I was a small time investor in Talarian when they went public. I agree Tibco/Vivek stole the company for a rediculously low ball price, but that said, it was just a smart and opportune business decision on Vivek's part. It couldn't have happened without the collusion of Talarian upper management and their Board who sold out investors for a one time quick payday as well as some cushy jobs with Tibco for select Talarian upper level guys. They are the real bad guys in that whole sordid affair who screwed investors back in the day. I don't blame Vivek, as much as Laffey and the rest of the Talarian crew for the sell out
Cost me a few bucks, TALR (even met one of their guys in Paris, he took me to lunch!). Sold my last few shares of TIBX when they spiked to $27 or so a while back. Looked at the price today and the after hours and wonder what the heck happened to the mission of this company?
Talarian was a middleware company that went public at 16 in 2000. Vivek stole it for 4 bucks a share. It was criminal. know your history of crooks like Lehman who front ran Vivek on the steal of the century