Microsoft will buy $150 billion in tech companies in a deal that will boost its digital empire.
The deal is valued at more than $100.5 billion, according to a report by Bloomberg.
The acquisition, which could be finalized as early as next week, is expected to close by the end of 2019.
The tech companies include cloud-computing giant Salesforce.
The purchase comes on the heels of Microsoft’s acquisition of Nokia in the year-end holiday shopping period.
The company’s sales have been stagnant for the past few years, but it’s seen strong growth as it tries to gain traction in the emerging digital world.
The sale of Microsoft could also help push Microsoft into the cloud, which is an increasingly popular computing platform.
The firm has been in the business of creating applications that run on PCs and tablets.
Microsoft has long been looking to build a cloud-based computing infrastructure, but some of its current offerings are not open to the public.
Microsoft will also get an opportunity to leverage the software giant’s cloud infrastructure and work with Microsoft Azure, a massive cloud service for enterprise.
The new deal will be made possible by Microsoft’s $9 billion deal with the Chinese government last year, which allowed it to purchase a large chunk of the country’s vast cloud infrastructure.
The China deal will allow Microsoft to get into the lucrative Chinese cloud market and become a major player in the country, analysts say.
Microsoft is also acquiring Google, which will create the cloud platform for its next operating system, codenamed “C,” which will be released in 2020.
Microsoft plans to use Google’s technology in its new operating system.