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)