Linked by Amjith Ramanujam on Wed 27th Aug 2008 17:09 UTC, submitted by stonyandcher
Oracle and SUN Dropping profits and stock prices have analysts speculating that Sun could be a target for either acquisition or a restructuring in which the company would sell off parts of the business and focus on a smaller set of technologies. In a July 31 report, the 451 Group analyst firm raised the possibility of Sun being acquired: 'Sun's sunken stock price creates a relative bargain considering its roughly $4 billion cash on hand, sizeable intellectual property and patent portfolio, and of course, its respected technology and products'.
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Comment by Larz
by Larz on Wed 27th Aug 2008 17:36 UTC
Larz
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2006-01-04

So will Sun be bought by someone else, no, to think so would be rediculous. But it has been clear now for over a year that they are changing direction a bit from their older business model.

Why is it so ridiculous? If shareholders are dissatisfied and someone gives them a good offer why not? I am aware that Sun is performing much better from a financial point of view than they have for a long time, but they are still losing out in the server market.

I am not saying it happens, but I have seen more surprising things than a takeover of Sun.

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RE: Comment by Larz
by poundsmack on Wed 27th Aug 2008 17:49 in reply to "Comment by Larz"
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2005-07-13

if you hve followed Sun over the years you will know they are a very proud company, and as far as i recall they have majority control of their shares, so the likelyhood of them allowing themselves to be bought out is slim to none ;)

Edited 2008-08-27 17:59 UTC

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