Oracle buys BEA after all (what the heck is going on today?)

Paying a higher price gets Oracle their prize pig of the day.

Marketwatch is reporting that Oracle finally got its hands on BEA after raising their price.
Oracle agreed to lift its offer to $19.375 a share in cash, compared to the company's original bid last October of $17 a share. BEA had been holding out for $21 a share. The new proposal reflects a premium of 24% over BEA's closing price on Tuesday of $15.58. The deal also values BEA at $7.2 billion, up from Oracle's initial bid of $6.7 billion
What the hell is going on out there? (Oh, and while cash prizes are being handed out, did I mention that MuleSource has a fabulous Mule ESB and SOA Governance Platform that big vendors should be dying for? ;)
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Dave Rosenberg has more than 15 years of technology and marketing experience that spans from Bell Labs to startup IPOs to open-source and cloud software companies. He is CEO and founder of Nodeable, co-founder of MuleSoft, and managing director for Hardy Way. He is an adviser to DataStax, IT Database, and Puppet Labs.

 

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