Facebook acquires software design company Sofa


10 Jun 2011

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Facebook has acquired Dutch software and interface design company Sofa for an undisclosed amount.

The company is known for its Mac interface design and has won an Apple Design Award.

According to The Next Web, Facebook believes both its values and Sofa’s align quite closely.

“We noticed their products and then found and met them at SXSW and realised our team values and cultures were really similar. Then we invited them to FB. Rest is history!” said a Facebook spokesperson.

The transaction appears to be a team acquisition, as the Sofa staff will have to move from their base in Amsterdam to Palo Alto, California, in the next coming weeks and will be integrated into Facebook’s design department.

Sofa said its file comparison app Kaleidoscop and its Subversion client app Versions are not part of the acquisition and will remain available.

Facebook has not commented on what the Sofa team will be doing when it relocates to its Palo Alto HQ.