Anyone, if you get a call from Ronald Reagan, you know what it's about!
KBW Bank Index trades at 1.5 book value ... don't see how anyone can vote for this low-ball deal.
So maybe the HBKS CEO set the whole thing up: Get a crummy deal like this as a starter; get the bank in play; drive up the share price; increase the buyout value ... and all along he knows the shareholders are going to vote no?
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We will find out for sure when the proxy statement comes out. Odds are there is no break-up fee on no vote ... so odds of a no vote go way up!
That's never a good thing!
The shareholders might all have Alzheimer's, but they can't be that dumb. No one is voting for a $21.05 cash deal.
Or how about this: Southern splits their stock 10-1; lists it on at least the OTCQX; then trades one share Southern for one HBKS share. Then HBKS shareholders get a fair price; avoid taxes; have some liquidity; and share in future appreciation!
Little concerned about the "merger" trick ... it's really a "buyout."! And that might fool the Alzheimer's shareholders. But that's okay ... Pres. Reagan knows what he's doing!
So maybe the Old Fogies are organized like Anonymous or something like that?
Good grief! Elderly HBKS shareholders passing up stock for stock tax-free deal ... plus stepped up basis on death! In cash, they would need about $30 for this stock!
There will be a viewing party for "Cocoon." Cocoon is a 1985 American science fiction fantasy comedy-drama film directed by Ron Howard about a group of elderly people rejuvenated by aliens.
When the elderly HBKS shareholders finish voting, this deal will definitely be voted down!
People could be waiting to see who they hire. Very hard to find someone that isn't tied up with a non-compete employment contract with another bank. You don't find too many people at that level like Andy the fix-it guy; i.e., someone very experienced that's free to leave for a new CEO job. They are probably going to look out-of-town. Good luck on that ... Hampton Roads is boring in the winter!
Economy could be a wild card, but bank stocks look stronger all the time! Plus, Dodd-Frank relief could suddenly materialize!
Insiders hold up all the small banks.
Banks are selling at 1.7 - 1.9 times book value. HBKS deal looks more like 1.44 book.
Of course, as the hedge fund manager also told Millennium Bank, "I'm voting no."
Remember, one bank is advised by FIG, one by RJC and the old fogies (that's the HBKS shareholders with Alzheimer's) are advised by Pres. Reagan.
Great Man, Great American, Great President: Ronald Reagan!