Salesforce buying Slack would mark the first big software deal in a boom year for the cloud – CNBC
The tech industry has seen some hefty deals announced during the 2020 pandemic, including several in the tens of billions of dollars. But not in software.
That could change soon. Salesforce, which has been one of tech’s biggest acquirers in recent years, has been in talks to buy Slack, CNBC and other media outlets reported on Wednesday. Slack shares surged almost 38% after the initial report, lifting its market cap to $23 billion.
It would be one of the biggest software acquisitions ever, and potentially…