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Baan Announces Sale to Investment Group Baan, the leading provider of industry-defining enterprise application solutions for industrial enterprises and part of Invensys plc, announced today that Invensys plc has agreed to sell the company to an investment group consisting of Cerberus Capital Management, L.P. and General Atlantic Partners, LLC, two of the world's leading private investment firms. Backed by nearly USD $14 billion in investment capital, the investment group plans to employ a growth oriented, long-term strategy to the Baan business.

PeopleSoft to buy J.D. Edwards for $1.7 billion PeopleSoft said Monday it would buy J.D. Edwards & Co., known for its manufacturing software, for $1.7 billion in stock to create the world's second-largest seller of applications software to businesses.

Q&A: J.D. Edwards' CEO Sees Two Compatible Cultures J.D. Edwards and PeopleSoft share a DNA of 'caring for the customer,' J..D. Edwards. CEO Dutkowsky says. InformationWeek explores how things will change and what users can expect now that PeopleSoft Inc. plans to acquire the company. Information Week, 4 June 2003.

Oracle to Launch Cash Tender Offer for PeopleSoft for $16 Per Share [6 June 2003] Today, Oracle Corporation (Nasdaq:
ORCL) announced that it will commence a cash tender offer to purchase all of the outstanding shares of PeopleSoft, Inc. (Nasdaq:
PSFT) for $16 per share, or approximately $5.1 billion.

PeopleSoft Rallies on Oracle Bid Oracle Corp. launched a $5.1 billion hostile takeover bid for PeopleSoft Friday to dramatically increase its share of the business software market, sending PeopleSoft shares and tech stocks soaring. CBS Market Watch, 6 June 2003.

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