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Document C2014/249/04

Prior notification of a concentration (Case M.7334 — Oracle/MICROS) Text with EEA relevance

OJ C 249, 31.7.2014, p. 32–32 (BG, ES, CS, DA, DE, ET, EL, EN, FR, HR, IT, LV, LT, HU, MT, NL, PL, PT, RO, SK, SL, FI, SV)



Official Journal of the European Union

C 249/32

Prior notification of a concentration

(Case M.7334 — Oracle/MICROS)

(Text with EEA relevance)

(2014/C 249/04)


On 24 July 2014, the Commission received a notification of a proposed concentration pursuant to Article 4 of Council Regulation (EC) No 139/2004 (1) by which the undertaking Oracle Corporation (United States of America) acquires within the meaning of Article 3(1)(b) of the Merger Regulation control of the whole of the undertaking MICROS Systems, Inc. (United States of America) by way of purchase of shares.


The business activities of the undertakings concerned are:

—   for Oracle Corporation: development, manufacture and distribution of enterprise software, including middleware, database software and enterprise applications software and related services, and enterprise hardware including servers, database appliances, and storage,

—   MICROS Systems, Inc.: development, manufacture and distribution of hardware, software and services for the retail industry and the hospitality industry (hotels, restaurants, bars, casinos and other venues).


On preliminary examination, the Commission finds that the notified transaction could fall within the scope of the Merger Regulation. However, the final decision on this point is reserved.


The Commission invites interested third parties to submit their possible observations on the proposed operation to the Commission.

Observations must reach the Commission not later than 10 days following the date of this publication. Observations can be sent to the Commission by fax (+32 22964301), by email to or by post, under reference number M.7334 — Oracle/MICROS, to the following address:

European Commission

Directorate-General for Competition

Merger Registry

1049 Bruxelles/Brussel


(1)  OJ L 24, 29.1.2004, p. 1 (the ‘Merger Regulation’).