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By: G

Tue, 16 Oct 2007 03:44:14 +0000

Oracle will not pay more $17. Why? IBM and HP have nothing to gain with BEA. Market for middleware does not exist anymore, it'a all SOA. Look at WEBM and SBYN, they had to sell themslves for no premium. I think $17 is enough.



By: p.paudel

Sun, 14 Oct 2007 00:25:02 +0000

oracle have to pay $20.per share.



By: Vishal Parashar

Sat, 13 Oct 2007 23:52:18 +0000

Oracle's trio - L, S and C - are pros at the M&A game by now having mastered the art of digestion (without having to take Pepcid). At the end of the day, it is good for everyone - customers, shareholders, employees (except BEAS overhead employees - HR, Operations etc). Go Oracle, Go !



By: joe wilson

Sat, 13 Oct 2007 23:31:11 +0000

IF NOTHING IS MISSING FROM THE PUZZLE. THERE PROBABLY ARE NO OTHER COMPANIES IN THE FRAY AT THIS TIME. ORACLE SHOULD CONTINUE TO HOLD TO IT'S $17.00 PER SHARE OFFER AND LET THE MARKET DRIVE THE STOCK LOWER EVAPERATING GAINS. NOTHING WOULD FRIGHTEN AN INVESTER OF BEAS MORE. THIS WOULD CERTAINLY INCLUDE THE CEO, CFC BOARD MEMBERS AND OF COURSE BUT NOT LEAST 13.2% SHAREHOLDERS.



By: joe wilson

Sat, 13 Oct 2007 23:21:26 +0000

IF NOTHING IS MISSING FROM THE PUZZLE. THERE PROBABLY ARE NO OTHER COMPANIES IN THE FRAY AT THIS TIME. ORACLE SHOULD CONTINUE TO HOLD TO IT'S $17.00 PER SHARE OFFER AND LET THE MARKET DRIVE THE STOCK LOWER EVAPERATING GAINS. NOTHING WOULD FRIGHTEN AN INVESTER OF BEAS MORE. THIS WOULD CERTAINLY INCLUDE THE CEO, CFC BOURD MEMBERS AND OF COURSE BUT NOT LEAST 13.2 PERSENT SHAREHOLDERS.



By: Vipin

Sat, 13 Oct 2007 19:52:10 +0000

Oracle, as always, is continuing in its march towards its bigger rivals like HP, & IBM. BEA Sytems' successful acquistion will be good for both BEA itself and Oracle.



By: Bea Ware

Sat, 13 Oct 2007 19:44:02 +0000

The price paid by Larry will be higher, why would he show them all the money on his first offer. "The buyer is higher".



By: Joe Kinser

Fri, 12 Oct 2007 21:08:08 +0000

Oracle, if you want a piece of middleware market, you will be better off taking over jboss.



By: PC77

Fri, 12 Oct 2007 18:48:38 +0000

Yeah, actually they do have some corporate ties, mainly through Intuit Inc. and KLA Tencor Corp http://www.newsvisual.com/newsvisual/2007/10/oracle-and-bea.html Think this will help?



By: A. Blackburn

Fri, 12 Oct 2007 18:30:18 +0000

How familiar are the executives and directors of Oracle with BEA? This could help ease negotiations and the transition.



By: jonam eydnehs

Fri, 12 Oct 2007 17:48:53 +0000

Oracle: please do not make this mistake. technology wise or customer wise, BEA is not a good buy. have you looked at Ariba's customer list?