BEA Declines Oracle's Offer

BEA Systems has rejected a cash bid for the company from Oracle, an action that appeared to signal the start of a bidding war for the company. The speculation among industry analysts is that this rejection will soon lead to rival offers for BEA from both Oracle and German software company SAP.

BEA, a maker of Java application servers and development tools, has long been rumored to be an acquisition candidate. Speculation is that as the enterprise software industry continues to consolidate, BEA might make an attractive addition to one of those companies, or to another large enterprise software vendor.

Will any Java company become powerful enough to take on Microsoft head-to-head? Send me your thoughts to [email protected].

Posted by Peter Varhol on October 16, 2007 at 11:57 AM


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