Tableau Enters Agreement to Sell to Salesforce for $15.7 Billion

Combines world’s #1 CRM and analytics platforms to drive customers’ digital transformations

San Francisco – June 10, 2019 – Cooley advised leading analytics platform Tableau on its agreement to sell to Salesforce in a $15.7 billion all-stock transaction. Lawyers Jamie Leigh, Ben Beerle, Jodie Bourdet and Ian Nussbaum led the Cooley team advising Tableau on the deal, which is expected to close early in Q4. 

The combination will enable companies around the world to tap into data across their entire business and surface deeper insights to make smarter decisions, drive intelligent, connected customer experiences and accelerate innovation.  

“Joining forces with Salesforce will enhance our ability to help people everywhere see and understand data,” said Adam Selipsky, president and CEO of Tableau, in a news release. "As part of the world’s #1 CRM company, Tableau’s intuitive and powerful analytics will enable millions more people to discover actionable insights across their entire organizations. I’m delighted that our companies share very similar cultures and a relentless focus on customer success. I look forward to working together in support of our customers and communities."

Following the acquisition close, Tableau will operate independently under the Tableau brand, driving forward a continued focus on its mission, customers and community. Tableau will remain headquartered in Seattle, Washington, and will continue to be headed by Adam Selipsky and the current leadership team.

Cooley has advised Tableau since 2004, representing the company in all of its venture capital financings, its successful $292 million IPO on the New York Stock Exchange and additional follow-on and secondary public offerings.

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Jamie Leigh  Partner San Francisco
Ben Beerle  Partner San Francisco
Jodie Bourdet  Partner San Francisco
Ian A. Nussbaum  Partner New York
Edmond Lay  Associate San Diego
Barbara Mirza  Partner Los Angeles – Santa Monica, Los Angeles – Downtown
Mike Faber  Retired Partner San Francisco
Vince Flynn  Associate San Diego
Dionne A. Thomas  Associate San Diego
Rubin Waranch  Associate Washington, DC
Ross Eberly  Partner Los Angeles – Santa Monica, Los Angeles – Downtown
Bryan Berman  Associate Colorado
Jacqueline Grise  Partner Washington, DC
Matthew D. Silverman  Special Counsel San Diego
Anne Lieberman  Partner Los Angeles – Santa Monica, Los Angeles – Downtown
Megan Browdie  Partner Washington, DC
Shannan Higgins  Special Counsel Colorado
Charles Haley  Partner Palo Alto
Amanda Pacheco  Associate Palo Alto
Jonathan Rivinus  Partner Colorado
Adam Connolly  Partner San Francisco
Jan Lang  Associate Brussels