Exclusive: Salesforce in advanced talks to buy MuleSoft – sources
( @Reuters) – @Salesforce.com Inc (CRM.N) is in advanced discussions to acquire U.S. software maker @MuleSoft Inc (MULE.N), people familiar with the matter told Reuters on Tuesday, as it looks to expand its offerings beyond customer relationship management software. The acquisition, which the sources said could be worth more than $6 billion, would be Salesforce’s biggest ever deal, illustrating Chief Executive @MarcBenioff ‘s push to supplement the company’s cloud-based portfolio with new technology. A deal could be announced as soon as this week, the sources said, cautioning that negotiations had not been finalized and that an agreement was not certain. The sources asked not to be identified because the negotiations are confidential. Salesforce and MuleSoft declined to comment.