Monopolies and Mergers Commissions approve the ProSiebenSat.1 Group's takeover of Aeria Games Europe

Thursday, 08 May 2014 13:46 mmoraw
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The Monopolies and Mergers Commissions in Germany and Austria have cleared the way for the takeover of Aeria Games Europe by ProSiebenSat.1 Games, a subsidiary of the ProSiebenSat.1 Group, operating internationally in the online and mobile games markets.

The newly formed publisher will operate under the name SevenGames. The takeover will see the entertainment group concentrating its games activities in Berlin and rising to the rank of third-largest publisher of online and mobile games in Europe.

The agreement, announced at the end of February, includes the company's registered offices in Berlin, as well as all international game franchises for PC and various mobile game brands. The subsidiary is being sold by its parent company Aeria Games & Entertainment, Inc. in the USA, one of the leading publishers and developers of games worldwide. With this new acquisition, ProSiebenSat.1 almost triples its games community from 27 to 77 million players, while at the same time doubling its portfolio from 19 to 39 licenses.
At its new location, SevenGames combines the strengths and assets of two established companies in the free-to-play market: Aeria Games brings outstanding competencies in game monetization and licensing, while ProSiebenSat.1 Games contributes its successful expertise in the fields of transmedia marketing and customer acquisition – all supported by a leading European television and digital entertainment powerhouse: ProSiebenSat.1.

About ProSiebenSat.1 Games: ProSiebenSat.1 Games GmbH (PSG) is ProSiebenSat.1 Media AG’s games company. As a leading publisher, PSG focuses on the licensing and distribution of online and mobile games and acts as a strong digital distribution partner for the gaming products of premium partners all over Europe. Since January 2012, PSG has been the exclusive partner of Sony Online Entertainment in Europe for several of the US games development studio’s online games, including the major games blockbusters DC Universe™ Online and PlanetSide® 2. In addition, the company caters to the increasing number of mobile gamers of all ages, for example with “RAN Real Boxing by Felix Sturm” and “Heroes War,” which entered the iOS charts at number 2 immediately upon release.

About Aeria Games: Aeria Games & Entertainment, Inc. was founded in Silicon Valley in 2006, and is a part of the AGGP group with approximately 500 employees in its offices in the USA, Brazil, Germany, Japan and Korea. The company’s German office in Berlin with 190 employees was originally opened in 2008 as a base from which to tap into the fast-growing European market.

 

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