Embracer Group today publishes its Annual Report for the financial year 2021/2022. The Annual Report is attached to this press release and available on the company’s website: https://embracer.com/investors/reports-presentations/
Embracer Group AB (“Embracer Group”) has appointed CFO Johan Ekström to the additional role of Deputy CEO of Embracer Group. Former Deputy CEO Erik Stenberg will continue to be a board member of Embracer Group.
Embracer Group has also appointed General Counsel Ian Gulam as Chief of Staff, Legal & Governance, who will be part of Group Executive Management.
Onwards the Group Executive Management will thus consist of Lars Wingefors, CEO, Johan Ekström, CFO and Deputy CEO and Ian Gulam, Chief of Staff, Legal & Governance.
The extra general meeting of Embracer Group AB (“Embracer Group”) was held today on 27 June 2022, through postal voting only, and the following resolutions were passed by the meeting.
The shareholders of Embracer Group AB, reg. no. 556582-6558, (the "Company") are hereby invited to the extra general meeting on Monday 27 June 2022.
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FOURTH QUARTER, JANUARY–MARCH 2022 (COMPARED TO JANUARY–MARCH 2021)
Embracer Group hereby invites you to a presentation in connection with the publication of the Year End Report for the fiscal year 2021/2022 the interim report for the fourth quarter, the period January-March 2022. The report will be published at 06.00 (CET) on May 19th and available as of this time at: www.embracer.com
Embracer Group hereby invites you to a presentation on today’s press release and announcement of the acquisition of Eidos, Crystal Dynamics and Square Enix Montréal amongst other assets.
Embracer Group AB (”Embracer”) has entered into an agreement to acquire the development studios Crystal Dynamics, Eidos-Montréal, Square Enix Montréal, and a catalogue of IPs including Tomb Raider, Deus Ex, Thief, Legacy of Kain and more than 50 back-catalogue games from SQUARE ENIX HOLDINGS CO., LTD. (“Square Enix Holdings”). In total, the acquisition includes ~1,100 employees across three studios and eight global locations. The total purchase price amounts to USD 300 million on a cash and debt free basis, to be paid in full at closing. Embracer has secured additional long-term debt funding commitments for this and other transactions in the pipeline. The company today reiterates its current Operational EBIT forecast for FY 21/22, FY 22/23, and FY 23/24. The transaction is subject to various regulatory and other external approvals and is expected to close during the second quarter of Embracer’s financial year 22/23 (July-September 2022).
Embracer will hold a webcast presentation for investors, analysts and media on 2 May 2022 at CET 09.00. Please find details in a separate invitation that will follow this release.
On 15 December 2021, Embracer Group AB ("Embracer") entered into exclusive negotiations to acquire Financière Amuse Topco SAS (“Asmodee”) from funds advised or managed by PAI Partners SAS (“PAI”) and other shareholders of Asmodee. On 17 January 2022 Embracer, PAI and the other shareholders of Asmodee entered into a share purchase agreement to complete the transaction. Asmodee is a leading international publisher and distributor for board games, trading cards and digital board games. The day one consideration paid amounts to approximately EUR 2.75 billion in total. An additional consideration amounting to approximately EUR 360 million can be paid in B shares of Embracer to certain minority shareholders in the future, subject to fulfillment of certain conditions.
THIRD QUARTER, OCTOBER–DECEMBER 2021 (COMPARED TO OCTOBER–DECEMBER 2020)
Embracer Group hereby invites you to a presentation in connection with the publication of the interim report for the third quarter, the period October-December 2021. The report will be published at 06.00 (CET) on February 17th and available as of this time at: www.embracer.com
The extra general meeting of Embracer Group AB (“Embracer” or the “Company”) was held today on 7 January 2022, and the following resolutions were passed by the meeting.
Embracer Group AB (“Embracer”) and its subsidiaries have as previously communicated on 21 December 2021 entered into five acquisition agreements (the “Transactions”). The Transactions improve the group's capabilities within game publishing and development, work-for-hire, comics publishing, film & TV production. The acquired businesses are expected to contribute to operational EBIT in the range of SEK 246-316 million during FY 22/23 and SEK 519-689 during FY 23/24. These figures exclude any commercial synergies or planned M&A.
Embracer Group AB ("Embracer") has today entered into an agreement to acquire Dark Horse Media, LLC (“Dark Horse”), a leading entertainment company. Post-closing, Dark Horse will become the tenth operative group of the Embracer group. Through the acquisition, Embracer strengthens its transmedia capabilities by adding expertise in content development, comics publishing, and film & TV production. Dark Horse owns or controls more than 300 intellectual properties, many of which are attractive for future transmedia exploitation, including the creation of new video games. Dark Horse founder and CEO Mike Richardson will continue to lead the company together with existing management.
Embracer Group hereby invites you to a presentation regarding this morning's press releases announcing a number of acquisitions.
Embracer Group AB (”Embracer”), through its wholly owned subsidiary Koch Media GmbH, has acquired 100 percent of the shares in Spotfilm Networx GmbH (“Spotfilm Networx”) from its five current owners. Spotfilm Networx is the leading Advertising-based Video on Demand (AVOD) channel network in Germany, located in Berlin.
Embracer Group AB (”Embracer”), through its operative group Saber Interactive, has entered into an agreement to acquire 100 percent of the shares in Hungary based DIGIC Holdings Kft (“DIGIC”) from its current owners, including founder Alex Rabb. DIGIC is an animation studio founded by Alex Rabb and late Hollywood legend Andrew G. Vajna. Embracer adds a highly skilled team of close to 400 people through the acquisition, with a strong track record within commercial trailers and cinematics for best-selling game titles as well as animations for streaming media. The closing of the purchase is subject to various conditions including, without limitiation, approval of the transaction by lenders of DIGIC and of the Hungarian Ministry of Innovation and Technology.
 Acquired through Embracer's wholly owned subsidiary Embracer Group Lager 2 AB and will be part of the Saber Interactive operative group.
Embracer Group is a parent company of businesses led by entrepreneurs in PC, console, mobile and board games and other related media. The Group has an extensive catalogue of over 850 owned or controlled franchises.
With its head office based in Karlstad, Sweden, Embracer Group has a global presence through its ten operative groups: THQ Nordic, Plaion, Coffee Stain, Amplifier Game Invest, Saber Interactive, DECA Games, Gearbox Entertainment, Easybrain, Asmodee, and Dark Horse. The Group has 120 internal game development studios and is engaging more than 12,750 employees and contracted employees in more than 40 countries.