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February 4, 2013: 10:19 AM ET

Oracle (Nasdaq: ORCL) has agreed to acquire Acme Packet (Nasdaq: APKT), a Bedford, Mass.–based provider of session border control technology, for approximately $1.7 billion (net of Acme Packet's cash). The $29.25 per share deal represents a 22.23% premium to Friday's closing price.www.acmepacket.com

Crédit Agricole has completed the previously-announced sale of its Greek unit, Emporiki, to Alpha Bank.www.credit-agricole.com

Heineken has hired J.P. Morgan to find a buyer for Hartwell, the Finnish unit of British brewer Scottish and Newcastle, according to The Sunday Times. The asking price would be around £500 million.www.heineken.com

Archer Capital has agreed to sell Australian fuel retailer Ausfuel to Switzerland's Puma Energy, in a deal that could be worth upwards of A$650 million. www.pumaenergy.net

KKR and Permira have retained J.P. Morgan to explore a sale of their controlling stake in German broadcaster ProsiebenSat.1, according to the Financial Times. www.prosiebensat1.com

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Dan Primack joined Fortune.com in September 2010 to cover deals and dealmakers, from Wall Street to Sand Hill Road. Previously, Dan was an editor-at-large with Thomson Reuters, where he launched both peHUB.com and the peHUB Wire email service. In a past journalistic life, Dan ran a community paper in Roxbury, Massachusetts. He currently lives just outside of Boston.

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