Oracle Nears $20 Billion TikTok Deal With White House Support (Exclusive)


CEO Kevin Mayer resigns, corporate parent CEO and private equity investors at loggerheads over the deal as Microsoft bid falls behind

Oracle, the technology giant led by Larry Ellison, has taken the lead position to acquire the Chinese-owned social app TikTok for a proposed deal of $20 billion in cash and stock, TheWrap has learned.

The proposed deal would comprise $10 billion in cash, $10 billion in Oracle stock and 50% of annual TikTok profit to flow back to TikTok’s China-based parent company, ByteDance, for two years, according to one individual with knowledge of the deal.

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