Salesforce and Tableau in regulatory purgatory: UK review stymies integration of $15.7B acquisition

GeekWire | Oct 16, 2019 at 9:26 PM
  • Tableau is no longer a standalone company, its stock has stopped trading on the New York Stock Exchange, and Salesforce is incorporating the Seattle company’s revenue expectations into its own financial projections.
  • An order from the UK’s Competition & Markets Authority (CMA) requires Salesforce and Tableau to keep their operations separate while it examines the merger to determine if it will substantially reduce competition.
  • After the companies received special permission from UK authorities to share some financial information, Salesforce did gain more visibility into Tableau’s finances.