US software company Adobe Systems has acquired YaWah, a fledgling Danish imaging software provider based in Aarhus, Jutland, for an undisclosed sum, writes ComON. YaWah was founded in 2001 and is a leading supplier of cross-media imaging solutions and eCommerce components.
Director and founder of YaWah, Kristian Døssing Ottosen, had no hesitations about accepting the offer: "I thought it was a really exciting offer that means we get in under the wing of Adobe, which represents some of the most outstanding in image processing. And they are also leaping ahead online. It was an effective way for a small company like ours to grow a lot in a short time."
Adobe has not disclosed the price of the acquisition, and Ottosen also declines to reveal any details, but does comment: "I am a happy and satisfied man. I think it was a very fair price we agreed."
The acquisition will help strengthen Adobe's media platform Scene7 in Europe. Doug Mack, vice president and general manager of Consumer and Hosted Solutions at Adobe said in a press release:
"YaWah has built an excellent product, customer base and a supportive set of partners that deliver dynamic rich media across Europe. YaWah's market knowledge and technology, integrated with Scene7, will ensure that European companies have immediate access to hosted media solutions that are transforming the online experience for some of the Web's most visited sites".
Ottosen and his staff all continue working for their new employer.