Gunderson Represents Index, Kleiner Perkins, and Greylock in Figma Acquisition by Adobe for $20B
Gunderson Dettmer represented clients Index Ventures, Kleiner Perkins and Greylock Partners as long-term investors in Figma in connection with the $20 billion acquisition of Figma by Adobe.
Through this acquisition, Figma will accelerate its growth and innovation with access to Adobe’s technology, expertise and resources in the creative space. The partnership will also help Figma continue its mission of helping teams collaborate visually and make design accessible to all.
The transaction has been reported to be among the largest acquisitions of private technology companies ever.
In the announcement of the acquisition, Partner at Index Ventures Danny Rimer said, “Adobe is the perfect partner to supercharge the company’s mission to democratize the world of design and creativity. Together, Adobe and Figma are creating a powerful platform, well-positioned to compete directly with some of the world’s largest tech companies in the productivity and collaboration space. We are excited to see them in action and are confident they will rise to the challenge.”
The Gunderson Dettmer team was led by M&A partner John Olson and associate Jennifer Sayles Okorn, with assistance from tax partner Mark Foster and M&A associates Alice Billmire, Jacqueline Rosen and Abiodun Rufai.