- Slack rocketed as much as 32% higher on Wednesday after Dow Jones reported Salesforce.com is in talks to acquire the workspace-communications company.
- Such a deal would likely value Slack at more than the $US17 billion market cap it held before shares jumped.
- There’s no guarantee the talks will lead to a takeover, and Salesforce could target another company for an acquisition, sources familiar with the matter told Dow Jones.
- Salesforce shares slid as much as 4% on the news.
- Watch Slack trade live here.
The corporate-software company is in talks to buy Slack, Dow Jones reported Wednesday, citing people familiar with the matter. Such a deal would likely value Slack at more than the $US17 billion market cap it boasted before shares spiked higher. The acquisition would also be Salesforce’s largest yet.
Still, there’s no guarantee a deal will be reached, and Salesforce could target another company for a takeover, according to the report.
The jump placed Slack shares at their highest since early June. The company made its market debut on June 20, 2019 with an opening price of $US38.50.
Salesforce shares fell as much as 4% on the news.
The stock traded at $US38.08 as of 11:55 a.m. ET, up 42% year-to-date. Slack has 14 “buy” ratings, 10 “hold” ratings, and three “sell” ratings from analysts.
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