Salesforce’s M&A Target List Excluded Twitter

Salesforce’s M&A Target List Excluded Twitter

Salesforce eyed 14 companies as possible acquisition targets in May, according to leaked Colin Powell email

By
Rachael King
Oct. 18, 2016 7:47 p.m. ET

Months before Salesforce.com Inc. considered buying Twitter Inc., the company was looking at more than a dozen acquisition targets that didn’t include the social-media giant, according to an internal presentation for its board members.

The presentation came from a trove of thousands of former Secretary of State Colin Powell’s emails that was published in September by DCLeaks, a website of self-described “hacktivists” that releases...

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