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Oracle Wins BEA With Sweetened $8.5B Bid

Deal for business software maker closes after Ellison bumps price

(Newser) - Business software maker Oracle continued its yearlong buying spree, closing a contentious deal with middleware maker BEA Systems after raising its offer to $8.5 billion, or $19.38 a share, Bloomberg reports. In October, Oracle offered BEA $6.7 billion, or $17 per share, and was rejected. Instead BEA,... More »

BEA Says It’s Worth $8.2B

Back-and-forth with Oracle continues; latter originally offered $6.7B for buyout

(Newser) - The board of BEA Systems responded to a time-sensitive takeover offer from Oracle today, valuing itself at $8.2 billion—fully $1.5 billion more than the database giant's bid. Oracle’s $17-a-share offer, now two weeks old, will expire on Sunday evening if BEA doesn’t act on it.... More »

Software Titan Oracle Eyes Another Conquest

It makes $6.7B offer for BEA, but Icahn and execs reject it as too low

(Newser) - Software maker BEA Systems is under pressure from shareholder Carl Icahn to sell, but executives say this week’s $6.7 billion offer by Oracle is too low. Icahn agreed the unsolicited bid wasn’t good enough but said he was pleased an offer was made, the New York Times... More »

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