I disagree. Maybe that extra money is what Lowe sees as paying for the assets we recieved in return. Smyth might not be worth that alone, but include the assets and maybe its worth it.
I see what you're saying, but please read the other part of my post. If what you propose is what Lowe is planning on doing, then it seems to me that there wouldn't have been the general aura of shock around everyone concerned, including Lowe.