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Q: Who Wants to Marry a Multi-Billionaire? A: Baan -- Foster Care for Its Orphans Needed As Well
Baan Co. interim chief executive Pierre Everaert said he could not rule out a takeover of the troubled Dutch business-management software group. We hereby

call planned over a specified timeframe  January 20 ( Is Baan Clinically Dead? ). However, we also acknowledge the fact that its market capitalization value has in the meantime dropped to a bargain value of slightly over $1 billion, which substantially changes our position. The company has sunk so low due to poor marketing skills and execution of projects and products that it is hard to envisage how it can survive without being taken over. The company has little hope of regaining, under its own steam, the customers and share price it has lost.

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