By the way--Investors like Icahan are interested in making money fast.Private equity co.invest for 3-5 years(unless co.shows a promising drug in phase 2 trial with bil.$ potential--when they extend waiting period to 5-10 years).
I think-- private investors in Amarin-who are on Board of Directors--would like to sell sooner than later. So if they had an offer of 25-30$/share now--rather than wait for 45-50$ in 2014.
These private investors--keep deploying their Cash in new opportunities where they can buy shares for 2$ with the hope of selling for 10$ in 5 years.
30$ to 50$ in 2 years--is not their strategy(private equity)--- Yes Mutual funds like 30 to 50$
My point: These directors want to SELL now.