DOJ Closes Investigation of Compass Lexecon Client Salesforce’s Acquisition of Slack

In July 2021, the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) closed its investigation of Salesforce’s proposed acquisition of Slack, allowing Salesforce to complete the $27.7 billion transaction. The deal combines Salesforce’s innovative customer relationship management software solutions with Slack’s dynamic enterprise communications platform.

Compass Lexecon was retained by Salesforce to assist with obtaining U.S. regulatory clearance of its acquisition of Slack, working closely with Salesforce’s legal advisors at Covington & Burling LLP and Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz. The Compass Lexecon team was led by Dr. Mary Coleman and Professor Dennis Carlton and also included Drs. Rodrigo Montes, Loren Poulsen, Josephine Xu and Ms. Margaret Hlebowitsh further assisted by Rudra Ramchandran, Zain Ul Abideen Shahid, Belen Goicoechea, and Carlos Paez.