Lately i have been seeing a lot of fundamentalists posting that "XYZ must be a t/o target soon". And i must admit i have also being guily of this myself.
However, in this current climate, i think it is unlikely for any/many takeovers to happen anytime soon, for the following reasons:
1. Whats to say some comapnies cant get cheaper? In current climate anything can happen, so why pay $1 now when it could be 80c in a months time. This is the whole "falling knife" thing, and the acquirers certainly dont want to pay too much.
2. Lack of credit/poor capital raising participations. A double edged sword for predators. Its now harder and more expensive to obtain debt, and capital raisings have low participation rates at the moment due to the economic climate.
3. Co's are too busy trying to maintain their own SP. The last thing they want to deal with is having to merge another company in with themselves.