Oracle-TikTok Deal: 11 Things for ORCL Stock Investors to Know

Oracle (NYSE:ORCL) is moving forward with plans to buy Chinese social media app TikTok.

The Oracle (ORCL) sign hangs on an Oracle office in Deerfield, Illinois.
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Here’s what investors need to know about the Oracle deal to acquire TikTok.

  • News of the deal spread on Monday after it was mentioned by U.S. Department of the Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin.
  • Oracle also released a statement after this confirming that it plans to acquire the company.
  • Financial details of the deal, such as how much Oracle will spend to acquire TikTok, are still unknown.
  • However, we do know that the deal still needs government approval before it can reach a close.
  • Mnuchin confirmed that the government will look at the deal over the next few days to confirm that Oracle is taking the right steps.
  • Oracle stands to benefit from the deal in a couple of ways.
  • That includes spreading its brand to a younger audience and gaining loads of ad data from users.
  • The sale of TikTok comes after President Trump revealed plans to ban the app if it wasn’t moved over from a Chinese company.
  • With the current plans underway, it looks like TikTok will be sticking around despite the attempt to ban it.
  • The fact that Oracle us buying TikTok means that other companies looking to acquire it failed.
  • That includes Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) and Twitter (NYSE:TWTR), both of which were said to be interested in acquiring TikTok.

ORCL stock was up 5.1% as of Monday afternoon.

On the date of publication, William White did not have (either directly or indirectly) any positions in the securities mentioned in this article.

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