GitHub was also talking to Google about a deal, but went with Microsoft instead

3:33 PM ET Tue, 5 June 2018

GitHub agreed to sell to Microsoft on Monday for $7.5 billion, but was also talking to Google about a deal in recent weeks. GitHub founder Chris Wanstrath chose Microsoft because of his relationship with CEO Satya Nadella. Microsoft paid 25 times revenue for GitHub, according to a person familiar with the matter.