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Oracle Corporation's Acquisition of Siebel Systems, Inc.: The Battle of Two Silicon Valley Titans Comes to an End
Frank, Mary Margaret; Pozzi, Michael Case C-2271 / Published August 29, 2007 / 20 pages.
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In September 2005, after years of bitter competition, Siebel Systems Inc. finally agreed to be acquired by Oracle Corporation. The two companies preferred different forms of consideration as payment for Siebel Systems and used a deal structure known as a "double dummy" to satisfy both parties. The case requires students to examine how the unique deal structure meets the tax and non-tax preferences of the corporations and their shareholders.


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    In September 2005, after years of bitter competition, Siebel Systems Inc. finally agreed to be acquired by Oracle Corporation. The two companies preferred different forms of consideration as payment for Siebel Systems and used a deal structure known as a "double dummy" to satisfy both parties. The case requires students to examine how the unique deal structure meets the tax and non-tax preferences of the corporations and their shareholders.

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