A Bittersweet Ending
April 26, 2011
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Well folks, it’s a deal: Lawson has agreed to Infor’s buyout offer.
After decades of work by countless employees, numerous makeovers and new releases, the bursting of the dot-com bubble, several CEOs, and an IPO to boot, Lawson has agreed to itself be acquired. Some may say they’re throwing in the towel and giving in to ceaseless and inevitable consolidation in the enterprise software market.
But, hey, $2 Billion? Who’da thunk that the little company (which I once labeled as “podunk”, to Dean Hager’s shock and dismay) from St. Paul could fetch such a price? And pity the fool who wouldn’t take it?
So, we enter a new chapter. What’s next? Where do we go from here?