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Latham & Watkins Advises Canva on Acquisition of Affinity

March 27, 2024
Cross-practice team represents the global all-in-one visual communication platform in the transaction.

Latham & Watkins has advised Canva on its acquisition of Serif Group Limited, the parent company behind Affinity. Affinity is an award-winning creative software suite for professional photo editing, graphic design, and page layout with more than 3 million users. The acquisition significantly bolsters Canva’s vision to build the world’s most comprehensive suite of visual communication tools.

The Latham team was led by London corporate partner Robbie McLaren, with associates Medha Marathe, Emil George, and Beatrice Leung. Advice on US corporate matters was provided by Bay Area partner Michael Podolny; on tax matters by London partner Helen Lethaby, with associate Sam Duncan; on employment and benefits matters by London partner Sarah Gadd, with associate Anna Cloke; on data and technology matters by London partners Gail Crawford and Christian McDermott, with associates Ben Leigh, Nara Yoo, and Avinash Balendran; on real estate matters by associate Danni Davies; and on foreign direct investment matters by associate Nadeem Brora.