Salesforce, Slack asked to provide additional information by DOJ's antitrust unit

FILE PHOTO: Smartphone with Slack logo stands in a shopping cart on a keyboard in front of displayed Salesforce logo in this picture illustration taken December 1, 2020. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration

(Reuters) - Inc and Slack Technologies Inc have received requests for additional information from the antitrust division of the U.S. Department of Justice related to their $27.7 billion merger, regulatory filings showed on Tuesday.

The two companies were also asked to provide documentary material, the filings here showed.

On Dec. 1, cloud computing company agreed to buy the workplace messaging app as it bets on an extended run for remote working and sharpens its rivalry with Microsoft.

The deal is still expected to be completed during the fiscal quarter ending July 31.

Reporting by Sanjana Shivdas in Bengaluru; Editing by Subhranshu Sahu