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  • jkwelli jkwelli May 3, 2013 1:43 PM Flag

    Does MSPD Have Any Bona Fide Offer/Interest?

    What do you think?

    Or, is this just a ploy by MSPD to imply that there is an offer/interest by having MS review 'strategic alternatives'?

    Could the strategic alternatives just really be MSPD is worried about its stock dropping like a lead and thinks it needs to do something about it?

    Maybe, there is NO interest in MSPD and they want MS to help them adopt some poison pill measures.

    I would think that if a company was interested in acquiring MSPD then they would have put out an offer for shareholders at some price, say $7.

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    • Would think this would be all alternatives..
      - possibility of converting debt to stock
      - reissue debt to take out all the debt
      - approach various competitors to see if a takeout is possible
      - purchase of smaller ancillary players

      who knows if they have had suitors or not..but you would think if they had multiple suitors, they are not happy w/ the price or feel they are being vetted for info, hence they need a broker/middleman. bottom line is MS is there to make money for MS..which is generally a % of whatever deal they do. MSPD basically said we're all looking at 2014 to 2015 to see any real wireless growth, at which time, BRCM, TXN, and probably qualcomm will be much bigger players on top of Freescale. Soooo...go find someone to broker a sale instead of letting everyone play catchup. just thoughts

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      • 1) "Goldman Sachs Expects Explosive Growth In Small Cells - Sees Small Cells As A Top 10 Inflection Point For 2013" (January 3 headline)

        2) Goldman Sachs reports ownership of 4.6 million shares of MindSpeed in February, 10 percent of the company

        3) "Qualcomm aims to solve the coming mobile data crunch with small cell base stations" (May 1 headline)

        4) "Qualcomm to Buy Atheros for $45 a Share" (January 2011 headline): Qualcomm was advised by Goldman Sachs and the law firm Cravath, Swaine & Moore.

        5) "Qualcomm Atheros, Mindspeed Tie On Video Over Wi-Fi" (September 2011 headline)