Salesforce.com, Inc. / Tableau Software Inc merger inquiry

The CMA is investigating the completed acquisition by Salesforce.com, Inc. of Tableau Software Inc.

Statutory timetable

Phase 1 Date Action
29 November 2019 Deadline for phase 1 decision*
5 November 2019 Revocation of initial enforcement order
4 October 2019 Launch of merger inquiry
4 to 17 October 2019 Invitation to comment
31 July 2019 Initial enforcement order

(*) This date is the current statutory deadline by when the decision will be announced. If any change occurs, the information is refreshed as soon as practicable. However, the CMA cannot guarantee that the decision will be announced on or before this current deadline, as the deadline of a given case may change during the merger assessment process due to different reasons.

Phase 1

Revocation of initial enforcement order

5 November 2019: In view of the evidence available to the CMA at this stage, the CMA has revoked the initial enforcement order.

Launch of merger inquiry

4 October 2019: The CMA announced the launch of its merger inquiry by notice to the parties.

Invitation to comment: closed 17 October 2019

4 October 2019: The CMA is considering whether it is or may be the case that this transaction has resulted in the creation of a relevant merger situation under the merger provisions of the Enterprise Act 2002 and, if so, whether the creation of that situation has resulted, or may be expected to result, in a substantial lessening of competition within any market or markets in the United Kingdom for goods or services.

Initial enforcement order

On 31 July 2019, the CMA served an initial enforcement order under section 72(2) of the Enterprise Act 2002 on Salesforce.com, Inc., Salesforce.com EMEA Limited, Tableau Software Inc. and Tableau Software UK Limited in relation to the completed acquisition by Salesforce.com, Inc. of Tableau Software Inc.

Amendments/consents granted:

Contact

Please send written representations about any competition or public interest to:

Andrew Hilland
Competition and Markets Authority
The Cabot,
25 Cabot Square,
London
E14 4QZ

Andrew.Hilland@cma.gov.uk

Kalani Herath
Competition and Markets Authority
The Cabot,
25 Cabot Square,
London
E14 4QZ

Kalani.herath@cma.gov.uk

Published 2 August 2019
Last updated 5 November 2019 + show all updates
  1. Revocation order published.
  2. Derogation published.
  3. Commencement of initial period notice published and Invitation to comment issued.
  4. First published.