I hope not. This is great. 5-10 year stock that could pay off big. The CEO is making great long term moves.
1) IPO will be used to pay off debt instead of share buy back. Great move. This will drop the risk of bankruptcy as well as increase earnings as well as increase credit rating. This in turn will give great value to their mortgage.
2) A buyout would only benefit the buyer. If Buffett he could use this company in combination with WFC or any other to negotiate a great deal on both sides.
I do not want a buyout. I will vote against it unless it is 100% from current price. Plus I do not think Buffet would buy the company outright. He is looking but he already has insurance companies that he owns. He would rather those outcompete than buyout unless they had a huge competitive advantage. Like exclusive or better than average historical data that Berkshire would need.