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More on the Infor Bid for Lawson


Read more on this evolving topic, including my thoughts, in Computerworld:

http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9214519/Infor_s_offer_for_Lawson_could_spark_bidding_war

Remember, also, to cast your vote:

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3 responses to “More on the Infor Bid for Lawson

  1. Patrick March 14, 2011 at 9:22 pm

    John,

    Another good article is listed below, especially for Lawson customers:
    http://www.zdnet.com/blog/sommer/potential-lawson-acquisition-how-it-could-affect-you/997

    Whether it is Infor or some other company, Lawson will be sold, especially with Icahn having a stake in the firm. Ashame this had to happen. Before the IPO, Lawson was a good company surrounded by good people that made cost effective solutions. Then things started to change.

    Will be interesting to see what happens.

  2. Eric March 21, 2011 at 11:02 am

    Good article – congratulations on the contribution John.

    • Mike March 28, 2011 at 8:39 pm

      I don’t agree with either of them. This whole situation is at an impasse and I suspect it will fizzle out. Infor can’t afford Lawson and even if it could, there aren’t many costs to be cut.

      Oracle or IBM could place a bid, but why would it do so now when if could have done so 6 months ago at half the price?

      At best, I see the M3/Intentia portion being sold off, and perhaps some of the legacy suite. Their Landmark is maturing into a market-leading solution and the shareholders know that – selling now would be so very short-sighted.

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