Salesforce expanding headquarters to Seattle following $15.7 billion Tableau acquisition
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- San Francisco'sSalesforce is expanding its headquarters into Seattle, co-CEO Marc Benioff announced Monday.
- Following its $15.7 billion acquisition of Tableau, announced Monday, Salesforce will grow its footprint in the Washington state region, where both Amazon and Microsoft are headquartered.
- Salesforce already has around 1,000 employees in Bellevue, Washington, and it will grow once Tableau joins the company officially.
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Salesforce is expanding its footprint to Seattle, home of tech giants Microsoft and Amazon.While the San Francisco-based Salesforce already has around 1,000 employees in Washington, the company plans to make Seattle its second headquarters following its acquisition of Tableau, co-CEO Marc Benioff said during a conference call Monday.Advertisement
"I am a huge admirer of the talent market in Seattle...there's very few places where you can put together a software company as scale," Benioff said. "Seattle is really a unique market."
Salesforce announced Monday its intent to acquire the Seattle-based data visualization company Tableau for $15.7 billion in a deal that will close by the end of October if it's approved by shareholders.Tableau has 4,200 employees globally, with its headquarters in Seattle. The company will continue to operate as a separate brand under its current CEO Adam Selipsky.
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