What’s the Rationale for the Demandware-Salesforce Merger?
Salesforce.com is paying a pretty penny for Demandware at 11 times its revenue. This gives a good indication of just how much potential growth Salesforce.com sees in the space.
What Does the Demandware-Salesforce Merger Entail?
Salesforce.com (CRM) is buying e-commerce cloud computing firm Demandware (DWRE) in a $2.8 billion transaction. The merger is structured as a tender offer.
What Is the Risk-Reward of the Demandware Deal?
Demandware (DWRE) was trading at about $48 per share before the deal was announced.
Demandware’s Stock Price Hints at a Competing Buyer
Competitive deals can make your quarter if you’re a merger arbitrage professional.
What Will Arbitrageurs Think of the Demandware Deal?
Traditionally, arbitrage desks would have a portfolio of 40–50 “safe” transactions, and these make up the bread and butter of their returns.
Salesforce Buys Demandware to Increase Growth
On June 1, Salesforce.com (CRM) announced it was buying Demandware (DWRE) in a $2.8 billion transaction.
Oracle Launched MICROS Workstation 6 This Month
The MICROS Workstation 6 functions as an engagement gadget that apportions digital content among staff members, as well as guests.
Why MICROS Systems fit into Oracle’s acquisitions strategy
In June 2014, Oracle (ORCL) announced its acquisition of Micros Systems for ~$5.3 billion. Oracle noted in its statement that the addition of Micros will extend Oracle’s offerings.
George Soros updates his fund’s position in Digital River
George Soros’ Soros Fund Management disclosed earlier in March that it has updated its stake in Digital River (DRIV). Digital River is a leading provider of global commerce-as-a-service (CaaS) solutions.