|erick -- I think you misunderstood my comment. The closing of a deal, AFTER announcement, is subject to a bunch of things. This includes items like anti-trust considerations and shareholder approval. These things take time. My original comment wasn't about how long it takes to agree to a deal, but how long it takes to close one AFTER its been announced. This takes quarters, not weeks. |
You can imagine no exec will make a deal which closes right around the time of a big data reveal. Because if the data doesn't do what they hope, heads would roll all over the place. This isn't an 'IMMU only' scenario, any company where the valuation is locked into a binary event (like the ASCENT data) has this issue.
Once the ASCENT data becomes available (whether publicly or via confidential disclosures to potential suitors), IMMU will be in play again.