The US Dollar is getting torn to pieces right now against the UK Pound, so any price increases will likely be even worse over here.
Anyhow, this does go to show one thing...
Nobody should feel they know ANYTHING about the relative health of any of these companies. We'd been told for the past few years that all was well at Kentmere with their new production facility, leaner staff, etc., and a very dedicated photo-enthusiast owner.
Well if all of the above were true, why did this deal get made?