It will be interesting. With the price of Gold and Silver at current prices, the market has priced in a tremendous discount in this company right now and I do not see how it can continue much longer. Someone who believes in the long term outlook for Silver and Gold may want to take this out.
Although predicting buyouts is a futile exercise, you have to wonder at what point ANV is too undervalued to pass up. ANV has current market cap of $1.53b. The last time it was in this range was July 2010 when spot gold was $1150-1200 on upward trajectory. Right now, we're at $1,600 spot (albeit under pressure) with better clarity on project economics / mining plan. On top of that, M2 money supply has increased by ~$4 trillion (~6.5 to ~10.5) since July 2010 and we have growing risk in the Eurozone.
All this with ANV specific advantages such as safe jurisdiction, increasing production, and full financing, this stock is undervalued. The CEO change may serve as the catalyst to realizing value on ANV.