The EU Commission opens an in-depth investigation into the planned acquisition on the market for databases (Oracle / Sun Microsystems)

Commission’s in-depth investigation into Sun Microsystems takeover by Oracle* On 3 September 2009, the European Commission opened an in-depth investigation into the planned acquisition of U.S. hardware and software vendor Sun Microsystems by Oracle Corporation, a U.S. database and application software company. The Commission raised serious doubts as to the compatibility of the transaction with the Single Market because of competition concerns on the market for databases, a key element of company IT systems. Competition Commissioner Neelie Kroes stated: “The Commission has to examine very carefully the effects

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Gabriele Accardo, The EU Commission opens an in-depth investigation into the planned acquisition on the market for databases (Oracle / Sun Microsystems), 3 September 2009, e-Competitions September 2009, Art. N° 58471

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