Re: Better idea..why does n't GOOGL buy 1,143,934,581 shares of ORCL..
Not how this stuff is done. Charles Icahn and ilk first showed how to do it back in the 1980's. And that was before most modern financial engineering was developed. There are some very interesting financial structures out there that would make Schrodingers Cat do a double take. A bit like how Apple for decades was and was not tax domiciled in Ireland. Both at the same time. The very act of of trying to observe their tax domicile status immediately put it elsewhere.
Forget quantum mechanics, international accounting is where the really creative math is.