Oracle CEO Catz comments on Salesforce sale rumors

Fortune

Oracle [fortune-stock symbol= »ORCL »] still isn’t commenting on its possible interest in acquiring Salesforce.com [fortune-stock symbol= »CRM »]. But it does seem to relish the idea of someone else making an offer.

During Oracle’s first-ever media day, Safra Catz, one of Oracle’s two CEOs, said the following:

“If it’s acquired by someone else, it’s probably good for us. Everybody brings their own stuff to these things. It would be interesting to watch it play out. It will cause a lot of disruption to the market. It would be helpful to us in the short- and medium-term. »

There has been speculation that Oracle could be the company that reportedly approached Salesforce about a possible tie-up, particularly given that the story came just hours after Oracle sold $10 billion worth of new bonds. Catz, who also serves as Oracle’s chief financial officer, brushed off that connection, however, joking that Oracle’s plans for the money during…

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