Last modified on Saturday, 19 January 2008 07:41
Oracle has bought BEA for $7.85 billion, ending a long dispute over the value of the company.
The move will boost Oracle's position in the "middleware" market. The offer for BEA is much better than Oracle's previous bid, which was chucked in October. Oracle offered $17 a share while BEA's Board of Directors wanted $21 per share.
The Directors unanimously approved Wednesday's offer.