Premiums paid in recent software acquisitions, based on targets' share prices
      
                      --SHARE PRICE--
      TARGET     ACQUIRER      BEFORE**  AFTER   PREMIUM DEAL VALUE
      LOTUS      IBM             $31.50  $64.00   103%    $3.5 billion
      LEGENT     COMPUTER        $27.75  $47.95    73%    $1.8 billion
                 ASSOCIATES
      INTUIT     MICROSOFT*      $42.25  $77.08    82%    $1.5 billion
      POWERSOFT  SYBASE          $58.00  $77.40    33%    $875 million
      **30 days before announcement   *Deal dropped
      DATA: BROADVIEW ASSOCIATES LP
      
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