Acquisitions, 55 Deals Between 2006 and 2019
internet software and services Company has acquired 55 companies, including 26 in the last 5 years. A total of 2 acquisitions came from private equity firms.’s largest acquisition to date was in 2019, when it acquired Tableau Software for $15.7B. has acquired in 11 different US states, and 5 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include internet software and services (55%) and software (37%).

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Salesforce Tower 3rd Floor 415 Mission Street,
San Francisco, California 94105
United States,
(415) 901-7000

Salesforce is a provider of enterprise cloud computing solutions. The Company's four core services include Sales Cloud, Service Cloud, Marketing Cloud and the Salesforce Platform. Salesforce delivers solutions as a service via all the major Internet browsers and on most major mobile device operating systems. Salesforce sells to businesses of all sizes and in almost every industry worldwide on a subscription basis, primarily through direct sales efforts and also indirectly through partners. Salesforce was formed in 1999 and is based in San Francisco, California. was founded in 1999 and is based in San Francisco, California.

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '14 '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 T
Buy (5.2/yr) # 29 6 10 1 4 5 55
vol $4.5B $360M $4.3B $6.5B $17.2B $32.7B
Sell (0.0/yr) # - - - - - - 0

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Largest Tableau Software, Inc.
$15.7B (2019-06-10)
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Internet Software And Services M&A - Last 3 Years

When analyzing the internet software and services sector as a whole, according to Mergr, in the last 3 years, there are 969 internet software and services companies that have made at least 1 acquisition, 35 have acquired at least 5 companies, and 8 have acquired more than 10 companies.

The most prolific strategic internet software and services acquirer over the past 3 years is Alphabet, with 12 acquisitions. The most prolific private equity acquirer in the internet software and services sector over the past 3 years is Verdane Capital with 9 platform acquisitions.

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