Cisco's Chuck Robbins (left), MongoDB's Dev Ittycheria, Microsoft's Satya Nadella and Oracle's Safra Catz. Photos provided by the companies; Catz photo by Bloomberg
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After Slack Deal, Dropbox, Box, MongoDB Could Be Next Acquisition Targets

Photo: Cisco's Chuck Robbins (left), MongoDB's Dev Ittycheria, Microsoft's Satya Nadella and Oracle's Safra Catz. Photos provided by the companies; Catz photo by Bloomberg

Blockbuster acquisitions tend to beget questions about who’s going to buy whom next. Salesforce’s nearly $28 billion deal for Slack is no exception.

That acquisition could be a harbinger of a new wave of consolidation in the category of enterprise software—companies that sell software and services to other businesses. The Information brainstormed a host of acquisition possibilities for 2021 with investment bankers, investors and tech industry executives. Some possibilities we came up with include Microsoft buying MongoDB, Cisco buying Smartsheet and Oracle or ServiceNow buying Dropbox.

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