Adobe (NASDAQ:ADBE) stock is falling on Friday on reports that the U.S. may stand in the way of its $20 billion Figma acquisition.
According to reports, people close to the matter claim that the U.S. Justice Department is preparing an antitrust lawsuit to stop the deal. These same reports claim the government may file this lawsuit as early as March.
As for Adobe’s opinion on the reports, the company says there shouldn’t be trouble with regulators. It argues that Adobe and Figma are in different product categories.
Adding to this, Adobe says it’s already in discussions with regulators in the U.S. and Europe about its Figma acquisition. Based on those talks, the company expects the deal to close before the end of the year, Reuters notes.
ADBE Stock Movement on Friday
Investors in ADBE stock have had their confidence shaken by the antitrust lawsuit reports. As a result, the company’s shares have fallen 6.4% as of Friday morning. At the same time, some 1.5 million shares have changed hands so far. For comparison, the company’s daily average trading volume is about 2.7 million shares.
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