Youzu Interactive Announced the Full Acquisition of Bigpoint GMBH
Bigpoint GMBH today announced an agreement has been reached for the acquisition of Bigpoint GMBH by Youzu Interactive Co, Ltd. Subject to Chinese acquisition processes, the transaction is due to be completed in April 2016, with Youzu purchasing all available Bigpoint stock.
Together, Bigpoint and Youzu will create one of the only truly global destinations for online and mobile gaming, with significant market share in over 200 countries worldwide.
Youzu's acquisition will usher in a new era for BigPoint, beginning with the upcoming launch of Hocus Puzzle, with a marketing budget in excess of €30m globally.
Founded in 2002 and headquartered in Hamburg with the goal of creating great games that everyone can play, Bigpoint GMBH has seven offices around the world, including Hamburg, Berlin, Lyon, Istanbul, Seoul, San Francisco and Malta. Played by tens of millions of fans across the globe, its key franchises include Farmerama, DarkOrbit, Seafight, Drakensang Online and Battlestar Gallactica Online. Creating and investing in both original and licensed IP, Bigpoint is a leading online and mobile games publisher.
Youzu interactive Co, Ltd was founded in by Lin Qi in 2009, and is a leading publisher of online, mobile and massively multiplayer online videogames in China and the USA. Its market leading brands: League of Angels, Knight's Fable and Magerealm are published in multiple languages, with hundreds of millions of fans globally.
Bigpoint is a leading global online game developer and publisher. Headquartered in Hamburg, Germany, Bigpoint designs high-quality games for all gamer segments for browser, client and mobile. They are published on bigpoint.com, as well as by more than 2,000 international distribution partners and media companies. Employees from 35 countries use state-of-the-art technology to transform the industry with innovative gaming concepts, while setting international standards to fulfill the expectations of more than 350 million gamers in over 200 countries.
About Youzu Interactive
Youzu Interactive （SZ.002174), founded in 2009, is a China leading game developer and publisher, business area of which covers five main scopes including Internet product research and development, traffic management, global publish, IP management and pan-entertainment promotion, successfully developing various games including Youngsters of Three Kingdoms and League of Angels with more than ten IPs hold including Three Bodies. The company aims to share simply joy worldwide, developing a full range of global publish system by integrating R&D and operation capabilities.