Strategic Buyer of the Year: Shrewd Larry

MacFadyen, Ken
April 2010
Mergers & Acquisitions Report;4/5/2010, Vol. 23 Issue 14, p19
This article deals with rumors surrounding Oracle Corp. in 2009-10. Oracle co-President Charles Phillips faced a scandal in January when a signage in major U.S. cities revealed his affair with an ex-girlfriend. There is speculation that Oracle Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Larry Ellison was responsible for the billboards. It cites the key features of the acquisition deal between Oracle and Sun Microsystems. Greg Ager of Updata Advisors notes that Oracle's efforts to move in vertical software sectors is consistent with its previous efforts.


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