Adobe's Figma acquisition could harm innovation, UK regulator

CMA's investigation says $20bn deal could sqash competition to Photoshop and Illustrator

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Adobe's Figma acquisition could harm innovation, UK regulator
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Adobe's Figma acquisition could harm innovation, UK regulator

The UK's Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has provisionally found that Adobe's proposed $20 billion acquisition of cloud-based design platform Figma could have detrimental effects on innovation within the digital design sector in the UK.

The regulator's extensive phase 2 investigation revealed that the deal might squash competition, reduce innovation, and remove Figma as a threat to Adobe's flagship products, Photoshop and Illustra...

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