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Magento is an e-commerce platform that was acquired by Adobe Systems on June 19, 2018.[1] It is now a key part of Adobe Commerce Cloud.[2]



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Magento was originally developed at Varien, a web development company, and launched in 2007.[3] eBay invested in a minority stake in the company in 2010 and acquired the remainder of the company in its entirety on August 17, 2011.[4] A majority stake in Magento was sold to Permira for $150 million in 2015. Private equity investor Hillhouse Capital Group provided $250 million in funding in 2017. Though the technology was open source, the company was reportedly valued at about $700 million at the time. Adobe Systems offered $1.68 billion to acquire the company in 2018.[5]


  1. Magento is Now Part of Adobe by Mark Lavelle, Magento. 2018-06-19.
  2. Experience Magento, Adobe Experience Cloud. Accessed 2021-11-03.
  3. Varien announces Magento, a new open source eCommerce platform, Varien. 2007-04-05. Archived 2007-04-09.
  4. eBay Inc. Completes Acquisition of Magento, eBay Inc. 2011-08-17.
  5. eBay spinoff's value goes from $150 million to $1.68 billion in Adobe buyout by Cromwell Schubarth, Silicon Valley Business Journal. 2018-05-21.

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