Fremont’s Tableau sells to Salesforce in massive $15.7 billion deal

San Francisco-based Salesforce announced its $15.7 billion acquisition of Tableau this morning, promising to keep the company based in Seattle. Tableau’s primary offices are in Fremont.

“With Tableau, Seattle will become our second headquarters of Salesforce,” said Marc Benioff, Salesforce co-founder and co-CEO. “It’s going to become our HQ2, if you will.”

Benioff said Tableau will continue to operate independently under CEO Adam Selipsk.

Tableau employs 4,200 people worldwide, with about half of them in the Seattle region, according to Geekwire. Two years ago, Tableau moved into a new Fremont headquarters building right off the Burke Gilman, with sweeping views of Lake Union.

“Seattle is so proud to be the home of world-class Tableau, and we hope Salesforce honors the profound depth of Tableau’s commitment to building community and quality of life in our region for the long-haul. Congratulations!” wrote Senator Reuven Carlyle on Twitter.

(Photo above from Tableau and Lara Swimmer Photography)


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elenchos2
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elenchos2

I’m hoping some of this massive payday will go to affordable housing in the area.

acquaformosa
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acquaformosa

Or special software that automatically blocks trolls… and I don’t mean the Fremont Troll. Some people will never understand what the phrase “join the discussion” actually means.

Censorship Hag
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Censorship Hag

Why do you hate freedom?
Perhaps you hail from a country that doesn’t value it as much?

Toad (of Toad Hall)
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Toad (of Toad Hall)

So someone with equity in Tableau either gets dollars or Salesforce stock and for their stake and you are talking about affordable housing? Try taking an Econ 101 course. 🤓

elenchos2
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elenchos2

Read the article, Tableau (which is located in Fremont) just received 15.7 billion dollars. It’s not absurb that they take some of this windfall and put into affordable housing.

Paintking
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Paintking

Please explain to us all here how your dreams end heroin usage? It’s NOT a homeless issue, rather a huge drug issue. 1 note samba R U

Amphidextrous
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Amphidextrous

People who owned Tableau stock will have it exchanged for Salesforce stock. No cash.

Paintking
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Paintking

Not 1 person is stopping you from sending more of YOUR own $$ to governments and anybody else you feel entitled. Please step up and be the first to do this.

Censorship Hag
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Censorship Hag

For Sale: one formerly “artsy/bohemian” neighborhood now just ugly condos and tech legos $250
Includes junkie hobos at PCC, meth campsites on trail and all the dogs you want to french kiss.

Truth
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Truth

And yet here you are, you ol’ joker you!