Bidding will show Northern Ireland's potential
Published 13/11/2013 | 08:30
On the one hand, the fact one of Northern Ireland's few listed companies looks to be the target of at least one amorous suitor is a shame.
Andor Technologies is one of our most impressive success stories and by coming under ownership of the likes of Oxford Instruments, there's a chance we could lose the right to call it homegrown.
But progress comes at a cost and rather than mourn the potential loss of a gem, we should be celebrating the fact it has performed so well.
No doubt the haggling will go on for some time and will likely draw in a few other offers – which will only shine a spotlight in the potential for the sector in Northern Ireland.