Cloud software company Salesforce is in talks to buy Slack, the work messaging app, in what would be one of the biggest software transactions to date, according to people familiar with the matter.
An announcement could be made early next week, one person close to the deal said.
Marc Benioff, the founder and chief executive of Salesforce, has been on a hunt for acquisitions for some time and has been looking at several targets, according to another person briefed on the matter.
Shares in Slack were up 22 per cent after The Wall Street Journal first reported that the two companies had discussed a deal, sending the company’s market value above $20bn. Salesforce stock dropped about 3 per cent on the news.
Salesforce has been among the big winners of the coronavirus pandemic due to a surge in cloud software spending. By contrast, Slack — an app used by workers
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But then Nikola shares slipped from their high after both GM and Nikola said they have no news to report, according to Seeking Alpha.
Nikola shares recently traded at $24.47, up 11.26%. But they fell back from a high of $26.20 to $23.78 after the GM news was released and then denied, before recovering. The stock has soared 144% year to date.
GM recently traded at $43.90, up 4.59%, and has climbed 20% so far this year.
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Nikola surged as much as 21% on Wednesday as investors searched for clues that a deal between General Motors and the electric-vehicle start up had been finalized.
Mention of Nikola on General Motor’s website was widely circulated on Wednesday, but the webpage notes that the transaction between the two companies “has not yet closed.”
General Motors CEO Mary Barra said earlier this month talks remain ongoing with Nikola after a previously announced deal was put on hold following a short-seller report that alleged fraud at the electric truck company.
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Investors in Nikola are scouring the internet in search of clues that a previously announced $2 billion manufacturing deal with General Motors will go through.
That deal, announced in September, was put on hold following a report from Hindenburg Research that alleged Nikola and its co-founder Trevor Milton committed
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