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Breakingviews: SAP’s Concur takeover

Friday, September 19, 2014 - 04:08

In yet another ‘cloud’ deal, German software giant SAP buys U.S. travel specialist Concur for $7.3 billion. But it could be overpaying, says Reuters Breakingviews.

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Breakingviews: SAP’s Concur takeover

Friday, September 19, 2014 - 04:08