Published: Mon, June 04, 2018
Electronics | By Kelly Massey

Microsoft reportedly agrees to acquire GitHub

Microsoft reportedly agrees to acquire GitHub

The suggested buying price for Microsoft may be an even higher $5 billion, marking it as one of the top five acquisitions by Microsoft in all time.

Microsoft Corp. has agreed to acquire GitHub Inc., the code repository company popular with many software developers, and could announce the deal as soon as Monday, according to people familiar with the matter.

There have always been rumors that Microsoft has an interest in buying GitHub, but in recent weeks it seems that talks between the two companies have been getting more serious. As for the amount of the sale, it seems that they have not yet reached an agreement, but the last assessment received by GitHub was 2000 million dollars in 2015.

While Microsoft has a history of disastrous acquisitions in the past, in recent years the company has been a lot more successful, with recent examples like Xamarin and LinkedIn coming to mind, which bodes well for Microsoft's stewardship of Github. If this acquisition falls through, Microsoft will benefit immensely by gaining access to millions of developers and companies who can prove to be potential users for Microsoft's cloud services and other technology products. But things didn't get far or serious.

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The change may have occurred when CEO of GitHub, Chris Wanstrath stepped down in August 2017.

Microsoft declined to comment. GitHub didn't return an email seeking request for comment.

Microsoft EVP Scott Guthrie and Jason Warner, senior vice president of technology at GitHub, at Microsoft Build 2018.

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