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vc investment  climate owing to deflated VC investors' sentiments and a lessened availability of private equity. Infor might also be having some issues with digesting all the hefty arsenal it has acquired thus far, and its financial backers probably want to see that the vendor can run this product portfolio properly (in a cash-flow manner) before buying more. Some competitors might even insinuate possible (yet unconfirmed) management issues under the covers, some inherited problems from within acquired companies (e.g.,

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