The offer is now scheduled to expire on July 16. It had been set to do so on Thursday, July 1.
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SAP had officially notified the European Commission of the proposed deal on June 16. An initial review period of 25 working days would expire on July 22, unless the European Union stops it sooner, SAP said.
No other changes have been made to SAP's offer for Sybase, according to a statement.
On June 24 the E.U. said it was soliciting opinions on the deal from interested third parties, which had 10 days to respond.
SAP's rival, Oracle, faced tough scrutiny from the E.U. over its now-completed acquisition of Sun Microsystems, as various parties expressed concern over the fate of open-source technologies such as the Java programming language and the MySQL database.
No equivalent public outcry has occurred so far in regards to SAP's bid for Sybase.
Chris Kanaracus covers enterprise software and general technology breaking news for The IDG News Service. Chris's email address is Chris_Kanaracus@idg.com.