Crow, on one hand I say how could they not be interested in getting involved with Iona...... one the other hand I think they have their hands fulls with their own production timelines and issues with a depleting bank balance to finance Stella.  I think a combined entity would add some critical mass that may attract an even larger player to take them both over.  Neither management team seems to be able to get things done lately so I would say that the likelihood of a merger is slim.