Corsair, a maker of desktop and laptop computers and mice, has bought adobe and software company Adobe Systems for about $12 billion.
The deal, which was announced Monday, is subject to regulatory approval and has a total value of about $25 billion, the company said in a statement.
The adobe acquisition is expected to close by the end of the year, according to people familiar with the matter.
Adobe had been in discussions with Corsair about purchasing the company, which is based in Austin, Texas.
The acquisition gives Corsair access to a global pool of technology and expertise and allows it to better target advertising and market efforts, said the people, who weren’t authorized to discuss the transaction publicly.
The company is a pioneer in designing, developing and selling software products and software solutions, including the popular Adobe Photoshop software.
Corsair also has a stake in several other businesses, including video game maker Epic Games, which has a strong foothold in North America, the people said.
Cortana also is building its own video game division, a key area of its strategy.
It has been working with Epic on a project for a virtual reality headset, a headset that is set to go on sale this year.
Cancelled deals that would have led to a deal include a $10 billion buyout in December 2016 by Apple, which gave the company a stake of about 25% in its iPhone software.
That deal would have resulted in Apple owning about a third of the company.
In its purchase announcement, Corsair said it is investing more than $400 million in its digital media operations and “investing in new platforms to drive a more compelling online experience.”
It also said it has invested in “mobile advertising technology” and is working with “other digital media companies to develop innovative mobile ad products that drive value for consumers.”
Corsa also is working on a product that could be “available in the next year or two,” the people added.