On 22 April 2021 the Cartel Court, at the request of the AFCA, imposed a fine of € 100,000 on Salesforce.com, Inc., USA on the grounds of an illegal merger implemented between 1 August 2019 and 22 October 2020. Salesforce retroactively notified AFCA of its acquisition of all of the shares in Tableau Software, Inc., USA and thus sole control of the latter’s business. The merger was approved on 23 October 2020.
The company Salesforce.com, Inc. did not contest the decision. The decision is final.
Economic sector concerned: Software
Note: Illegal mergers are mergers subject to notification obligations that are implemented without approval or in a manner that deviates from the approved transaction. The Cartel Court is required to impose fines for illegal mergers at the request of the AFCA.