When rumors first circulated of Parametric Technology Corp celebrating its 20th anniversary by putting itself up for sale, the whispered price tag was around $2.4 billion.
Since then, the slithering tentacles of sub-prime mortgage greed has chocked off share prices, along with that of PMTC. Today, you can buy the company for half the original asking price. As of this hour, the market value of PTC is $1.21 billion.
Another couple weeks of sliding share prices, and Autodesk'll be able to pay cash.