On April 16, 2010, Oracle announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Phase Forward, a leading provider of applications for life sciences companies and healthcare providers. The transaction has closed.
The life sciences and healthcare industries continue to focus on improving patients' health and medical outcomes while addressing the cost of healthcare. With Phase Forward, Oracle expects to help health sciences customers better capture, access, manage and share clinical and medical data. Customers are expected to gain greater insight into patient outcomes during drug development while providing healthcare services. The complementary combination of Phase Forward and Oracle products is expected to accelerate the delivery of innovative therapies to patients and help control healthcare costs.
Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward-Looking Statements
This document contains certain forward-looking statements about Oracle and Phase Forward, including statements that involve risks and uncertainties concerning Oracle's proposed acquisition of Phase Forward, anticipated product information and strategy, benefits of the acquisition to customers and others in the industry and general business outlook. When used in this document, the words "can", "will", "expects", "is expected", similar expressions and any other statements that are not historical facts are intended to identify those assertions as forward-looking statements. Any such statement may be influenced by a variety of factors, many of which are beyond the control of Oracle or Phase Forward, that could cause actual outcomes and results to be materially different from those projected, described, expressed or implied in this document due to a number of risks and uncertainties. Potential risks and uncertainties include, among others, the possibility that the transaction will not close or that the closing may be delayed, the anticipated synergies and benefits of the combined companies may not be achieved after closing, the combined operations may not be successfully integrated in a timely manner, if at all, general economic conditions in regions in which either company does business, and the possibility that Oracle or Phase Forward may be adversely affected by other economic, business, and/or competitive factors. Accordingly, no assurances can be given that any of the events anticipated by the forward-looking statements will transpire or occur, or if any of them do so, what impact they will have on the results of operations or financial condition of Oracle or Phase Forward. In addition, please refer to the documents that Oracle and Phase Forward, respectively, file with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC") on Forms 10-K, 10-Q and 8-K. These filings identify and address other important factors that could cause Oracle's and Phase Forward's respective financial and operational results to differ materially from those contained in the forward-looking statements set forth in this document. You are cautioned to not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date of this document. Neither Oracle nor Phase Forward is under any duty to update any of the information in this document.