27.7 billion dollars! Salesforce cash and stock acquisition slack

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 27.7 billion dollars! Salesforce cash and stock acquisition slack


The acquisition marks one of the biggest acquisitions in the history of the software industry. Salesforce said the acquisition was worth $27.7 billion, including outstanding stocks, debt and cash.

The acquisition of slack by salesforce may be a win-win situation for both, especially in the face of competition from Microsoft.

Microsoft is pushing teams as an office software. Its direct competitor is slack, but it also brings a lot of pressure on salesforce.

With a large number of customers, teams also become a window for users to accept other Microsoft applications, including Microsofts own CRM software.

For salesforce, after winning slack, the latter brings the same effect as Microsoft teams. A large number of users who use slack can also easily access the customer management software of salesforce. According to Microsofts data released at the end of last month, the daily activity of teams has reached 115 million. Slacks latest user data was released in October 2019 with a daily live rate of 12 million.

Under the impact of the epidemic, Europe and the United States set off a wave of home office, so that the share prices of companies providing related services soared. One of the beneficiaries is salesforce, which was founded in 1999 by Marc Benioff, a former Oracle executive who went public on the NYSE in 2004.

Salesforce is an enterprise customer relationship management software provider. It has a number of popular products, such as salescloud, to help sales staff improve their work efficiency; Desk.com , online support solutions for small businesses and their consumers; chatter, internal social networking.

At a time of high demand for home and office work in Europe and the United States this year, the demand for products of salesforce has also soared, driving its share price to rise more than 80% since it rebounded from the bottom on March 18. As a well-known home office concept stock, slack should benefit from the same principle, but the fact is quite cold. From March 18 to November 24, slacks share price rose by only 48.6%, not only lower than salesforce, but also far behind the 260% of zoom, another well-known home office concept stock. Slacks second quarter results showed that revenue rose 49% year-on-year to $215.9 million, better than Wall Streets expected $209.1 million. However, at present, the company still has no profit, with a net loss of $74.84 million belonging to common shareholders of the company, although it is significantly better than that of $359.6 million in the same period of last year. Source: Wall Street news editor: Wang Xiaowu_ NF

At a time of high demand for home and office work in Europe and the United States this year, the demand for products of salesforce has also soared, driving its share price to rise more than 80% since it rebounded from the bottom on March 18.

Slacks second quarter results showed that revenue rose 49% year-on-year to $215.9 million, better than Wall Streets expected $209.1 million. However, at present, the company still has no profit, with a net loss of $74.84 million belonging to common shareholders of the company, although it is significantly better than that of $359.6 million in the same period of last year.