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Shareholders could find help in resisting Oracle's hostile takeover bid from a multistate probe into the plan. But they shouldn't hold out hope of a "white knight" rescue.

roundup Shareholders could find help in resisting Oracle's hostile takeover bid from a multistate probe into the plan. But they shouldn't hold out hope of a rival rescue bid. Also: State attorneys general turn a spotlight on the deal.


A new Gartner report concludes no other software makers are likely to make a play for Oracle acquisition target PeopleSoft.
July 11, 2003


Attorneys general from about 30 states intensify their review of Oracle's $6.3 billion unsolicited bid for PeopleSoft, according to sources.
July 10, 2003


Former Morgan Stanley analyst Chuck Phillips talks about being on the firing line one day and on the receiving line the next, as a senior executive at Oracle.
July 11, 2003


The database software maker's billion-dollar takeover bid could founder on resistance from PeopleSoft customers.
July 10, 2003


The Oracle CEO tells analysts that his company intends to see its pursuit of PeopleSoft through to a successful completion--even if it takes another year.
July 9, 2003

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Oracle may find itself on the hook for $354 million in PeopleSoft customer protection guarantees if it succeeds in its hostile bid for PeopleSoft.
July 3, 2003


Oracle moves to July 18 the deadline for tendering shares in its hostile takeover bid for PeopleSoft.
July 3, 2003
Oracle CEO Larry Ellison's decision to launch a multibillion takeover of PeopleSoft has ignited a war of words and lawsuits.
July 2, 2003