Stellent, Inc., a global provider of content management solutions, announced a definitive agreement for Oracle to acquire Stellent through a cash tender offer for $13.50 per share, or approximately $440 million.

The acquisition of Stellent will complement and extend Oracle's existing content management solution portfolio. Oracle Content Database enables enterprises to store and centrally manage unstructured content in Oracle Databases. Stellent's Universal Content Management solution works with Oracle Content Database and offers a variety of best-of-breed solutions for document management; Web content management; information rights management; digital asset management; records and retention management; imaging; and governance, risk and compliance.  

"The amount of electronic content, unstructured data and documents is growing very rapidly, and organizations are seeking advanced and automated content and process management solutions to manage this information to meet regulatory requirements," said Thomas Kurian, senior vice president, Oracle Corp. "Stellent's enterprise content management solutions enable a variety of people within an organization to create, capture, store, manage, publish, view, search and archive all types of documents across their entire lifecycle."

The transaction is subject to customary conditions and is expected to close by the end of the year or early 2007.

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