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Oracle makes $5 billion PeopleSoft bid

The database giant launches a hostile takeover of rival software maker PeopleSoft, which denounces the bid as "atrociously bad behavior."

roundup The database giant launches a hostile takeover of rival PeopleSoft, which denounces the bid as "atrociously bad behavior." The bid puts a big question mark over PeopleSoft's own effort to absorb J.D. Edwards.


update The database giant announces a surprise $5.1 billion takeover bid for the enterprise-software maker, just days after PeopleSoft said it was acquiring rival J.D. Edwards for $1.7 billion.
June 6, 2003


Now that PeopleSoft has been put into play, the rumor mill is in overdrive--with IBM, SAP and Microsoft all mentioned as possible bidders.
June 6, 2003


IT executives using PeopleSoft products try to make sense of the proposed buyout. A big worry: What will happen to customer support?
June 6, 2003


news.commentary PeopleSoft's shareholders over the next few weeks will decide the fate of Oracle's hostile takeover effort. What's clear is that if the bid succeeds, customers will lose.
June 9, 2003


PeopleSoft's decision to swallow J.D. Edwards earlier this week led Oracle to launch its hostile takeover of the software maker, many analysts say. But why?
June 6, 2003


Oracle's bid may have prompted one reaction that CEO Larry Ellison wasn't counting on: PeopleSoft's stock shot up more than 20 percent.
June 6, 2003

previous coverage

update The $1.7 billion marriage would help PeopleSoft expand its business presence in manufacturing, distribution and asset-intensive industries.
June 2, 2003