Oracle eyes same quick pace for takeovers - exec says

October 6, 2006

[From Reuters]

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (Reuters) - Oracle Corp. will likely keep targeting smaller companies as it seeks to keep up a quick pace of takeovers, although bigger deals are still on the table, an Oracle executive said on Thursday.

Vishal Bhagwati, an Oracle vice president whose responsibilities include global mergers and acquisitions, said he sees potential for so-called "tuck-in" deals to beef up the software maker's offerings, especially in the areas of security and business intelligence applications.

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