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Oracle Confirms Plan To Buy Micros Systems For $5.3 Billion

June 23, 2014

John Seward

Oracle (NYSE: ORCL) on Monday agreed to acquire Micros Systems(NASDAQ: MCRS) for about $5.3 billion in a deal to close in the second half of 2014.

Bloomberg reported that the transaction was likely on June 17, immediately sending Micro Systems up 20 percent to $69.80. Recently, Micro shares rose three percent to $67.75

Micros Systems, with revenue last year of $1.27 billion, offers software, hardware and cloud services to hospitality and retail business. Its technologies are used at 330,000 customer sites in 180 countries.

Oracle had 2013 revenue of $38.28 billion and said the acquisition will extend its business by combining Micros' industry-specific applications with Oracle's technologies and cloud portfolio.

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