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Does an Oracle acquisition of Salesforce make sense?

I just heard from a reliable source that Salesforce.com has told Oracle that it would be willing to be acquired at $75 per share.
Written by Tom Foremski, Contributor

I just heard from a reliable source that Salesforce.com has told Oracle that it would be willing to be acquired at $75 per share. That's about a 50 per cent premium from Friday's close of $50.87.

I'm checking with other sources but I think such a deal would make sense. It would give Oracle a ready-made online apps delivery platform, and Marc Benioff, the Salesforce CEO would make a good successor for Larry Ellison, CEO of Oracle. Plus it would be great strategic positioning against slow moving SAP.

I've mentioned some other reasons here: Is Salesforce Worth $75/Share To Oracle?

What other synergies are there between the two companies? Would a potential merger make sense?

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