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Ariba, Inc. (ARBA)

ARBA is defunct.
  • Sep. 28, 2012, 6:07 PM
    The DOJ has approved SAP's $4.3B ($45/share) acquisition of Ariba (ARBA), following a somewhat lengthy review. The news comes shortly after SAP announced U.K. regulators have also given their blessing to the deal, which will make SAP a dominant player in enterprise procurement software and the owner of a top B2B e-commerce network.
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  • Jul. 3, 2012, 12:33 PM
    Ariba (ARBA -0.5%), which is set to be acquired for $45/share by SAP, slips to $44.53 after the DOJ issues a second request for information as part of its review of the deal. While there are some concerns about the dominant position of an SAP-Ariba combo in enterprise procurement software, most expect the deal to go through.
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  • May. 23, 2012, 2:46 PM
    Though it didn't come cheap, UBS and Nomura are praising SAP's (SAP -0.7%) $4.3B acquisition (I, II) of Ariba (ARBA). The former notes the kind of B2B transactions handled by Ariba's network cover 63% of all trade, and the latter argues the deal will help SAP achieve its goal of obtaining €2B in cloud revenue in 2015. Smaller Ariba rival SciQuest (SQI +6.2%) is rallying for the second straight day.
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  • May. 22, 2012, 3:14 PM
    More on SAP/Ariba: The purchase follows SAP's $3.4B acquisition of cloud HR software vendor SuccessFactors, and gives it a set of products and services that complement its core ERP software solutions. Also, Ariba's market leadership means there are no major rivals Oracle (ORCL) can acquire in response, though SciQuest (SQI +1.6%), a much smaller competitor, is rallying a bit. SAP is nearly unchanged, Ariba will resume trading at 3:15 PM ET.
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  • May. 22, 2012, 2:59 PM
    SAP is acquiring cloud spend management software/B2B e-commerce network owner Ariba (ARBA) for $45/share in cash, or $4.3B. The price represents an 18% premium to Ariba's final trade before shares were halted at 2:30 PM ET. The deal will be funded using a combo of SAP's existing cash and a €2.4B term loan facility. SAP expects it to close in Q3, and be accretive to 2013 EPS. (PR) (previous)
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  • May. 22, 2012, 2:54 PM
    Ariba (ARBA) halted for news, and the buzz is that SAP is agreeing to buy the company for $45/share, a 20% premium to yesterday's closing price.
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Company Description
Ariba is the leading provider of on-demand spend management solutions. Our mission is to transform the way companies of all sizes, industries, and geographies operate by delivering software, service, and network solutions that enable them to holistically source, contract, procure, pay, manage,... More