It sounds like Spectris and Oxford Instruments are trying to get the £1.7 billion takeover deal wrapped up as quickly as possible.
People following the situation have heard the board of Oxford Instruments is set to formally recommend Spectris's £1.7 billion takeover offer in the next few days.
Quite why everybody is moving so quickly to get this deal done is a bit of a mystery. Perhaps the parties involved are worried about an interloper? ..