I am not understanding why this is not a great deal for ifmx . IBM can market 10 times better then anyone else just by sticking the IBM name on it . they could sell cotton candy just by calling it IBM blue. why wouldn't ifmx go much higher?
does seem to be the key to the deal but doesn't jive with their downward revision growth projection numbers given out this AM. How "long" and how "exclusive" is this "alliance" contractually tied seems the most important part of whether Ascential will or will not be a winner going forward. IMO
Hey, If the price goes low enough, we can buy back all the stock with the billion bucks. We can then have very little outstanding stockholders and complainers and make lots of money going forward with IBM as a partner. Let's drive the price down in the short term so we can buy it back. Moe