Oracle last week filed its amended offer to buy PeopleSoft Inc. with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Oracle has raised its takeover bid for the rival software maker to $7.5 billion, a $1.2 billion increase from its previous bid. Although Oracle isn't increasing its per-share bid price, its total purchase offer is increasing to account for an additional 53 million shares of PeopleSoft stock being issued as part of that vendor's recent $1.8 billion acquisition of J.D. Edwards & Co. Oracle's bid is scheduled to expire on Aug. 15, but the company has said that it would likely extend the deadline.
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