Bandai Namco Entertainment Europe’s Acquisition of a Minority Stake in Limbic Entertainment GmbH

Beiten Burkhardt advised Bandai Namco Entertainment Europe on this transaction.

BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Europe announced the acquisition of a minority stake in German development studio Limbic Entertainment.

BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Europe, based in Lyon, is part of the Japanese BANDAI NAMCO Holding. The company has evolved from a single supplier focused on video games to a large company covering all types of entertainment. Since 2015, the group has been operating under the name BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment and is now one of the top players in the global entertainment industry with titles such as PAC-MAN, SoulCalibur or Tekken, but also technologically innovative new developments for instance in real life entertainment. In Japan, the group is among the Top 3 in the market with Sony Interactive Entertainment and Nintendo.

With the acquisition of the stake in the German game developer Limbic Entertainment, based in Langen near Frankfurt, the group strengthens its commitment to the significant European market.

Limbic Entertainment was founded in 2002, and its designers and programmers have since developed more than eighty product versions of classic video games for publication in over a dozen countries. These include children’s games as well as strategy or fantasy games.

The Beiten team included Dr Andreas Lober (Picture), Dr Guido Ruegenberg, André Suttorp and Christoph Heinrich.

Involved fees earner: Christoph Heinrich – Beiten Burkhardt; Andreas Lober – Beiten Burkhardt; Guido Ruegenberg – Beiten Burkhardt; André Suttorp – Beiten Burkhardt;

Law Firms: Beiten Burkhardt;

Clients: Bandai Namco Games;

Federica Tiefenthaler

Author: Federica Tiefenthaler