The Department of justice has requested additional information from Oracle about the company's planned acquisition of Siebel Systems as part of a routing anti-trust investigation.
While the investigation itself is routine, it's less common to ask for additional information. That is sure to get the rumour mills spinning as to whether we can expect a repeat of last year's legal battle over Peoplesoft.
For all the money that was wasted on the lawsuit – both taxpayer's and Oracle shareholder's – it was a fun event that helped us get trough the usually boring (newswise) summer months.
We learnt about SAP's planned merger with Microsoft, and Oracle's other potential acquisition targets such as Siebel Systems and BEA. And of course the dramatic downfall of Peoplesoft soon after Oracle won the judge's approval for the acquisition.
Could a sequel be just as good?
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