Borderlands developer Gearbox has joined the game company acquisition parade, selling to Embracer Group for what some have reported as $1.3B+. But if that number sounds a bit high to you, you're not alone.
Today we turn to the fun-filled world of mergers and acquisitions to talk about merger structure, cash vs stock, and conditional payments (earn-outs). It's going to be a fun one.
Let's dive in.
Earn-outs are really their own kind of magic trick...in Virtual Legality.
#Gearbox #Embracer #Acquisition
Discussed in this episode:
"Embracer Group acquires Borderlands maker Gearbox Entertainment for $1.3 billion"
VentureBeat - February 2, 2021
"Embracer Group acquires 12 game studios and a PR firm (updated)"
VentureBeat - November 17, 2021
"EMBRACER GROUP MERGES WITH THE GEARBOX ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY AND FORM A SEVENTH OPERATING GROUP"
Embracer Group Investor Release
"Gearbox says it will continue to work with 2K on Borderlands after its sale"
VGC - February 3, 2021
"A Lawyer Reads...A Game Publishing Agreement! (Part II: Delivery) (VL383)"
YouTube Video - January 7, 2021 - Hoeg Law
"Streamers are right to be concerned about the games industry’s video policies"
VGC - February 2, 2021 - Hoeg Law
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