När Paradox gick till börsen uppgavs ett av skälen vara möjligheten till förvärv, något de nu levererar på och som vi säkerligen kommer se mer av framöver, när rätt lägen uppenbarar sig. Fredrik Wester har ju tidigare uttryckt sig tydligt i termer som: "...vi ska inte köpas, vi ska köpa...", när det gäller framtida möjligheter och strategi. Jag gillar upplägget i detta förvärv, det visar att säljarna tror på sin förmåga och ger rätt typ av incitament.
STOCKHOLM — June 30, 2017 — Paradox Interactive is pleased to announce it has acquired game developer Triumph Studios and all its assets for a total cash consideration of €4 million, plus a performance-based earnout of up to €21 million, to be paid out over several years.
Triumph Studios, based in Delft, The Netherlands, are the creators of the critically-acclaimed Age of Wonders and Overlord-series. Founded in 1997, the studio is known as one of the top-tier strategy game developers worldwide. The Age of Wonders-series has sold in excess of one million copies to date.
Following the acquisition, the current team and management will all remain with the studio. All ongoing projects will remain in development, and will be published by Paradox Interactive.
The acquisition will add several well-known brands to the Paradox Interactive IP portfolio. It will increase Paradox market reach as well as in-house development capacity for upcoming games.
“Triumph Studios is a developer of our own heart. They are world-leading within their niche and have built a large and dedicated community over the years, counting quite a few Paradox employees among their hardcore fans. We have great faith in the Triumph team and leadership, and our main focus now is to ensure that they can continue to create their magic under new ownership,” said Fredrik Wester, CEO at Paradox Interactive.
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