Oracle acquires Siebel and G-Log

Oracle Corp. has agreed to buy

Siebel Systems Inc. for $10.66 per share. The offer is valued at approximately $5.85 billion, or $3.61 billion net of Siebel's cash on hand of $2.24 billion. The move is seen as a way of strengthening both companies' position in the market for customer relationship management (CRM) applications, a niche Siebel once dominated but that is now increasingly seen as the province of enterprise software giant

SAP as well as, a company that sells hosted services rather than software.

Before the ink was dry on the Siebel deal, Oracle also added G-Log, a vendor of transportation management systems, to its portfolio.

The following scorecard highlights all significant corporate moves in the technology sector since our last update in the July 2005 Logistics Today:

Company/Product Parent Company Transaction Type
3D Inc. n/a launch
Agility Systems Ltd. Chelford Group acquisition
Epiphany SSA Global Technologies, Inc. acquisition
Evant Inc. Manhattan Associates Inc. acquisition
FieldCentrix Astea International Inc. acquisition
Formation Systems Infor acquisition
G-Log Oracle Corp. acquisition
InfoPower Global Global Logistics Services/InfoPower International U.S. launch
Notiva Corp. PerformanceRetail Inc. merger
Orion Information Services Inc. CellPoint Connect merger
Pfastship Worldwide Logistics Logicor acquisition
ProfitLogic Inc. Oracle Corp. acquisition
Prophet 21 Inc. Activant Solutions Inc. acquisition
Robocom Systems Avantce RSI acquisition of assets
SeeBeyond Technology Corp. Sun Microsystems Inc. acquisition
Siebel Systems Inc. Oracle Corp. acquisition
TrueDemand Software Inc. n/a launch
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