SC 14D9/A





Washington, D.C. 20549




(Rule 14d-101)

Solicitation/Recommendation Statement

Under Section 14(d)(4) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Amendment No. 8



Cerner Corporation

(Name of Subject Company)



Cerner Corporation

(Name of Person(s) Filing Statement)



Common Stock, par value $0.01 per share

(Title of Class of Securities)


(CUSIP Number of Class of Securities)

Daniel P. Devers

Executive Vice President and Chief Legal Officer

Cerner Corporation

2800 Rock Creek Parkway

North Kansas City, Missouri 64117

(816) 221-1024

(Name, address and telephone number of person authorized to receive notice and communications

on behalf of the persons filing statement)

With copies to:

James P. Beaubien

Mark D. Gerstein

Christopher R. Drewry

Brent T. Epstein

Latham & Watkins LLP

330 North Wabash Avenue, Suite 2800

Chicago, Illinois 60611

(312) 876-7700




Check the box below if the filing relates solely to preliminary communications made before the commencement of a tender offer.





This Amendment No. 8 (this “Amendment”) amends and supplements the Solicitation/Recommendation Statement on Schedule 14D-9 filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) on January 19, 2022 (together with the exhibits thereto and as amended or supplemented from time to time, the “Schedule 14D-9”) by Cerner Corporation, a Delaware corporation (“Cerner”). The Schedule 14D-9 relates to the cash tender offer (the “Offer”) by Cedar Acquisition Corporation, a Delaware corporation (“Purchaser”), a wholly owned subsidiary of OC Acquisition LLC, a Delaware limited liability company (“Parent”), a wholly owned subsidiary of Oracle Corporation, a Delaware corporation (“Oracle”), to purchase all of the issued and outstanding shares of Cerner’s common stock, par value $0.01 per share (the “Shares”). The tender offer is disclosed in the Tender Offer Statement on Schedule TO (together with the exhibits thereto, as it may be amended or supplemented from time to time, the “Schedule TO”) filed by Oracle, Parent and Purchaser with the SEC on January 19, 2022, and is made upon the terms and subject to the conditions set forth in the Offer to Purchase, dated January 19, 2022 (as it may be amended or supplemented from time to time, the “Offer to Purchase”), and in the related Letter of Transmittal (as it may be amended or supplemented from time to time, the “Letter of Transmittal”), which were filed as Exhibits (a)(1)(A) and (a)(1)(B) to the Schedule 14D-9, respectively.

Capitalized terms used but not otherwise defined in this Amendment have the meanings given to them in the Schedule 14D-9. The information in the Schedule 14D-9 is incorporated into this Amendment by reference to all applicable items in the Schedule 14D-9, except that such information is hereby amended and supplemented to the extent specifically provided herein.

Item 8.

Additional Information

Item 8 of the Schedule 14D-9 is hereby amended and supplemented as follows:

Adding a new sentence as the last sentence of the section captioned “Foreign Antitrust Laws—European Union” as set forth below:

“On June 1, 2022, the European Commission declared the transaction to be compatible with the European common market and issued a decision to unconditionally clear the transaction.”

Adding a new sentence as the last sentence of the section captioned “Other Regulatory Approvals—Australia” as set forth below:

“On May 20, 2022, the Australian Foreign Investment Review Board confirmed its decision that it has no objection to the transaction.”

Adding a new paragraph immediately preceding the heading “Regulatory Approvals—U.S. Antitrust Laws” as set forth below:

“On June 1, 2022, Oracle issued a press release announcing that all required antitrust approvals have been obtained for its proposed acquisition of Cerner, and confirming expiration of the Offer at 12:00 midnight, Eastern Time, at the end of the day on June 6, 2022. The full text of the press release is attached as Exhibit (a)(5)(X) to the Schedule 14D-9 and is incorporated herein by reference.”


Item 9.


The following Exhibit is attached hereto:



   Press Release issued by Oracle Corporation on June 1, 2022 (incorporated by reference to Exhibit (a)(5)(P) to Schedule TO Amendment No. 7).


After due inquiry and to the best of my knowledge and belief, I certify that the information set forth in this Statement is true, complete and correct.



/s/ Daniel P. Devers

  Name:   Daniel P. Devers
  Title:   Executive Vice President and Chief Legal Officer
  Date:   June 1, 2022