Cerner, Kansas City’s largest private employer, will be acquired by Oracle in a $28 billion deal

Oracle said it intends to “maintain and grow Cerner’s community presence, including in the Kansas City area” and use Oracle’s global footprint “to reach new geographies faster.” Cerner, which is headquartered in Kansas City and has multiple office locations throughout the Kansas City area, was founded in 1979. Photo credit Carlos Moreno/KCUR 89.3.

By Dan Margolies

Cerner Corp., Kansas City’s largest private employer, has agreed to be bought by software giant Oracle Corp. in a deal valued at $28.3 billion.