1. The lawsuit Against Oracle's Larry Ellison and Safra Catz lists Some Eye-Popping Allegations Behind the $9.3 Billion NetSuite Deal

    The lawsuit Against Oracle's Larry Ellison and Safra Catz lists Some Eye-Popping Allegations Behind the $9.3 Billion NetSuite Deal
    • Oracle is in the middle of an interesting lawsuit in which its own board committee has given approval for a shareholder-initiated lawsuit to proceed on behalf of the company against its chairman Larry Ellison, CEO Safra Catz and other board members.
    • The suit alleges that Oracle's directors greatly overpaid when they crafted a deal to buy NetSuite for $9.3 billion in 2016.
    • NetSuite is a company that Ellison cofounded and controlled with about a 40% stake...
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    1. Mr. Nelson described the initial contact with Oracle as a loose, pre-due-diligence, exploratory conversation where a price range of $100-$125 was discussed. We don't think it's a coincidence that the final agreement ended up very close to the midpoint of that range.
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