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Lawson Software-IPO and Several Acquisitions After Part Four: Strengths Continued
Lawson, contrary to many other players, seems to be compensating its narrow foothold with a strong vertical dimension. Lawson will continue to concentrate its

blue star sapphires  Agilera (now part of Blue-Star ), and Siemens Medical Solutions . Perhaps the most intriguing aspect of Lawson's history came in December 2001, when—during a waning year for stock market flotation and after twenty-six years as a fiercely-independent private company—Lawson chose to launch itself onto NASDAQ. Underlying that latest move was a desire to firmly establish the company in the mainstream of business software. The $190 million cash infusion that it has raised through the initial public

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