M&A Target Review

Leaked Salesforce corporate development M&A board deck

The Salesforce corporate development probably had a bad day…

If you were in the boots of Salesforce, how would you sustain your growth?

Probably acquire, given their core market has saturated. So what companies are on the wish list of Salesforce.com CEO Marc Benioff?

Fortunately for us a group called“hacktivists” hacked and leaked emails from former Secretary of State Colin Powell — who has served on the board of Salesforce.com since 2014.

The leaked emails provide insight into the M&A direction of the San Francisco-based tech juggernaut. Salesforce.com has an active registry of 14 potential M&A targets. The deck is a bit dated, so some of the companies on the list, like LinkedIn, have already found the loving arms of others.

Some companies like Tableau are in play, however. Goldman and Merrill are touting them.

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