Salesforce said that the U.S. Justice Department’s Antitrust Division has requested Salesforce and Slack for more information ahead of Salesforce’s plan to acquire the software company for $27 billion.
“We’ve appreciated our constructive dialogue with the Department of Justice and look forward to it continuing,” a Salesforce spokesperson told CNBC in an email. “We strongly believe this transaction will be transformative for customers and the industry and will enable companies to grow and succeed in this all-digital, work-from-anywhere world.”
The development could be indicative of the government upping the ante on scrutiny related to technology antitrust concerns.
The proposed deal between Salesforce and Slack would be Salesforce’s largest to date. If the acquisition happens, the combined entity apparently would aim to compete with Microsoft.