They will not declare special dividend if they are going to take the company private. They would do so before giving special dividend. Before special dividend, Ewint was less than 30 cents. Why pay minority at least 33 cents per share before taking the company private. Why don't offer 30 cents per share and take the company private, thus saving on first tranch second tranch or possible third tranch payment?
The thing is why worry the takeover don't happen. It is like saying Insas might be able to perform like Bplant and go to buy Insas. Would you buy Insas. I would not as the rumour is not true. Bplant rumour sound true and price is moving, and thus move with trend up and decide your exit point.
The comments were negative due to their interest or due to their envy or the worst is hoping losses for other investors. We live in a world where we hope the good will be dominant but life is not what we hope.