Salesforce Targets Microsoft, Google With Blockbuster $15.3 Billion Tableau Acquisition

Salesforce’s plan to buy data-analytics company Tableau for $15.3 billion would be its biggest acquisition ever. The deal, announced Monday, would eclipse the size of the business software giant’s previous acquisitions, including the $6.5 billion it paid for enterprise software company Mulesoft in 2018, and $582 million for workplace software firm Quip in 2016. Although […]

Salesforce’s $15B Tableau Purchase Makes This ‘Toy Story’ Oscar Winner a Billionaire

Patrick Hanrahan, Tableau Software’s chief scientist and co-founder, is an Academy Award-winner, a Stanford University professor, and, now, a billionaire. The Wisconsin native is the biggest individual owner of Class B shares of Seattle-based Tableau, which makes analytics software that converts data into easy-to-understand charts and other graphics. On Monday, Salesforce agreed to buy Tableau […]