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Sun's $7B Oracle Deal May Do Better With Regulators

Law360 (April 20, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Since merger talks collapsed earlier this month between Sun Microsystems Inc. and IBM Corp., server maker Sun has found another suitor in Oracle Corp., with a $7.4 billion transaction announced Monday that some experts suggest may have an easier time clearing antitrust hurdles than the IBM deal would have.

Sun has struggled since the dot-com bubble burst and has recently been on the hunt for a buyer. The computer hardware company seemed to have a willing partner in IBM, but the negotiations reportedly ran aground at...
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