Case 11.4 Oracle

Case 11.4 Oracle - Case 11.4: Oracles Hostile Bid for...

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Case 11.4: Oracle’s Hostile Bid for PeopleSoft OMM640: Business Ethics and Social Responsibility Jamie Rhoads Dr. Gardner September 21, 2011
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In your judgment why did the executives of PeopleSoft reject the unsolicited takeover from Oracle Corporation? I believe the executives of PeopleSoft rejected the unsolicited takeover from Oracle because they feel Oracle is trying to destroy their company by driving away their customer’s with the takeover. PeopleSoft was also offended by Oracle when their owner made the statement that they only wanted to take over their company in order to gain their customer base. In what ways was the Oracle bid for PeopleSoft unusual? The bid was unusual because it was the second largest software developer bidding to takeover the third largest. Usually companies try to takeover their competitors that are much smaller than them, not a competitor that is almost equally as large. It was also unusual because of the significant amount of money Oracle offered PeopleSoft in orders
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Case 11.4 Oracle - Case 11.4: Oracles Hostile Bid for...

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