Salesforce Inks Deal to Acquire MuleSoft

Salesforce’s announcement that it would purchase MuleSoft, a provider of a platform for building application networks, for approximately $6.5 billion was widely hailed as the most expensive cloud software deal in history.

MuleSoft provides a platform for building application networks that connect enterprise apps, data and devices, across any cloud and on-premise, and counts Coca-Cola, Barclays, Unilever, and Mount Sinai among its more than 1,200 customers.

According to Salesforce, MuleSoft will power the new Salesforce Integration Cloud, which will enable all enterprises to surface any data regardless of where it resides in order to drive deep and intelligent customer experiences.

Together, Salesforce says, the companies will 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.

The boards of directors of Salesforce and MuleSoft have unanimously approved the transaction.

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