Salesforce Buys Mulesoft
Sales and marketing software giant Salesforce will acquire MuleSoft, operator of a leading platform for building application networks. Valued at approximately $6.5 billion, the deal is expected to close by July 31.
The combined companies will be positioned to accelerate customers' digital transformations, enabling them to unlock data across legacy systems, cloud apps and devices to make smarter, faster decisions and create highly differentiated, connected customer experiences.
MuleSoft will continue to build toward the company's vision of the application network with Anypoint Platform, and also will power the new Salesforce Integration Cloud, which will enable all enterprises to surface any data—regardless of where it resides—to drive deep and intelligent customer experiences throughout a personalized 1:1 journey.
"Every digital transformation starts and ends with the customer," said Salesforce chief executive officer Marc Benioff. "Together, Salesforce and MuleSoft will enable customers to connect all of the information throughout their enterprise across all public and private clouds and data sources — radically enhancing innovation. I am thrilled to welcome MuleSoft to the Salesforce Ohana."
"With the full power of Salesforce behind us, we have a tremendous opportunity to realize our vision of the application network even faster and at scale," said Greg Schott, MuleSoft's ceo. "Together, Salesforce and MuleSoft will accelerate our customers' digital transformations, enabling them to unlock their data across any application or endpoint."
MuleSoft provides one of the world's leading platforms for building application networks that connect enterprise apps, data and devices, across any cloud and on-premise. Its more than 1,200 clients include Coca-Cola and Unilever.
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