I hope you're right, but it seems like he wants to acquire NPD at a rock bottom price and then reap the growth/$$$ with less concerns/shareholders and regulations that go along with a publically traded Company. It's called Greed.
Zippo, I'm still waiting years for another Chinese Co. that has a suit against it, pennies on the dollar and years to get it, if at all. - Better if NPD stays public and grows itself, it is the largest drugstore in China and if run wisely, should do quite well in the future. Worst case imho is going private at $2.60
Great news if the "Independent Board" agrees with that value for NPD, but I'm hoping this buy out doesn't go through and that NPD continues on its' path toward creating shareholder value and becoming a stronger business. I'd like to see the SP back in the double digits, no reason they can't get there, the $2.60 offer is a joke..