12 September 2005

Acquisition Day: eBay and Oracle both spent a few pennies...

Due to Scobleizer its acquisition day today:
  1. Oracle acquires Siebel Systems - which brings two megalomachos into the same boat :-)
  2. Ebay acquires Skype - which opens new horizons to a new generations of auctioneering gadgets.
All in all both companies spent lousy 10 billion dollar - which makes the rumor-deal of Deutsche Post with British logistics company Exel of 5 billion Euro look like a second-class deal. And I thought THAT one a big deal.

1 comment:

Stefan Tilkov said...

The absurd thing is that Skype is valued at half the price of Exel ... 1999 all over again.