Salesforce in talks to buy ClickSoftware for $1.5 bn

CRM supplier is in talks to buy US-Israeli software developer ClickSoftware Technologies for around $1.5 billion, the Calcalist financial news website reported.
Salesforce growthUS private equity firm Francisco Partners bought ClickSoftware in 2015 for $438 million and delisted the provider of cloud-based field service management software from Nasdaq.

It would be the second significant acquisition by Salesforce in Israel in less than a year after it paid $850 million for Datorama, an Israeli cloud-based artificial intelligence marketing platform.