Electronic Arts har erhvervet Codemasters

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Electronic Arts meddelte i dag, at de har nået til enighed med Board of Codemasters om erhvervelse af Codemasters. I transaktionen har Codemasters aktionærer ret til at modtage 604 pence (ca. US $ 7,98 *) kontant for hver ”almindelig andel” af Codemasters med en implicit virksomhedsværdi på US $ 1,2 mia. Købet forventes afsluttet i første kvartal af 2021.

Gerhard Florin, Chairman hos Codemasters, udtaler:

“Electronic Arts and Codemasters have a shared ambition to lead the video game racing category. The Board of Codemasters firmly believes the company would benefit from EA’s knowledge, resources and extensive global scale. We feel this union would provide an exciting and prosperous future for Codemasters. This will also allow our teams to create, launch and service bigger and better games to an extremely passionate audience.”

Andrew Wilson, administrerende direktør for Electronic Arts, tilføjede også:

“We believe there is a deeply compelling opportunity in bringing together Codemasters and Electronic Arts to create amazing and innovative new racing games for fans. Our industry is growing. The racing category is growing, and together we will lead in a new era of racing entertainment. We have admired Codemasters’ creative talent and high-quality games for many years. With the full leverage of EA’s technology, platform expertise, and global reach, this combination will allow us to grow our existing franchises. It will also allows us to deliver more industry-defining racing experiences to a global fan base. We are happy that both our Boards of Directors are recommending this transaction. We look forward to welcoming such an exciting and talented team to the Electronic Arts family.”

Det er værd at bemærke, at Codemasters tidligere var i dialog med Take-Two. Det ser imidlertid ud til, at EAs forslag var bedre end Take-Two's tilbud.

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