SoftBank held a 7% stake in the enterprise messaging tool developer when it listed 18 months ago at a $13.1bn valuation, its backers also including GV and Comcast Ventures.

Enterprise software producer Salesforce agreed yesterday to buy Slack, the US-based, publicly listed communication platform developer that counts corporates SoftBank, Alphabet and Comcast as backers, for $27.7bn. The deal will consist of $26.8bn in cash with the rest set to come in Salesforce shares. Slack floated in a direct listing in June 2019 with a…

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