Adobe paying $1.6 billion to acquire Magento Commerce

Adobe's San Jose Calif. headquarters
Adobe's San Jose Calif. headquarters. Photo: Getty Images

Adobe said Monday it is paying $1.6 billion to acquire e-commerce software company Magento Commerce from private equity firm Permira. The deal is expected to close in Adobe's third fiscal quarter.

Why it matters: Though best known for its graphics software, Adobe has expanded significantly into the digital business and commerce area in recent years. In 2009, it agreed to pay $1.9 billion to acquire Omniture.