Embracer Group acquires mobile game developer Jufeng Studio and eight mobile titles
STOCKHOLM, Oct. 14, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Embracer Group AB ("Embracer"), through its wholly owned subsidiary DECA Games, has acquired Gaea's mobile studio Jufeng and its six titles. Through the acquisition DECA Games gains access to a talent base in China, providing a foundation for further growth in the Asia Pacific Region.
DECA Games has also acquired two mobile titles, Hero Hunters and Killshot Bravo, from Hothead Games Inc. DECA Games' internal studios in Europe will continue the live operations and development of these two titles.
In the quarter July to September 2021, the eight acquired titles in total had approximately 150,000 DAU and 800,000 MAU. Total gross revenues for the period was approximately SEK 50 million. Revenues will be included in Embracer's accounting starting October 2021.
"DECA has taken an important step in delivering on our asset care and M&A strategy. We've acquired eight long lasting and beloved titles and added a talented team that is experienced in the live operations and international mobile publishing. I am excited to continue growing our portfolio and exploring further opportunities in Asia where the talent and market for mobile games is outpacing the rest of the world." says Ken Go, CEO of DECA Games
Background and rationale for the acquisition of Jufeng
The Jufeng Studio, is a mobile studio founded 2015, based in Beijing, China and was previously owned by Gaea. Jufeng currently comprise of a team of 50 people. The acquisition of the Jufeng Studio gives access to an attractive talent base in China and creates a foundation for further growth in the Asia Pacific Region.
The Jufeng Studio will operate as an independent studio within DECA Games and will keep its existing management. Gaea's co-founder and President, An An, will join as the Managing Director of DECA Games' new China office, and lead M&A efforts within the Asia Pacific Region for DECA Games. The studio is located in Beijing's central business district. The studio will initially focus on the live operations of the six existing IPs. Over time, additional IPs will be added to Jufeng's portfolio, both through acquisitions and development in-house.