LAWFUEL – The Law Firm Newswire – DLA Piper has advised Activision, Inc. on the acquisition of independent UK-based video games developer, Bizarre Creations, for an undisclosed sum. The deal is the first development acquisition that the video game publisher has made in the United Kingdom.
Bizarre Creations is a premier video games developer and a leader in the racing category, a $1.4 billion market that is the fourth most popular videogame genre and represents more than 10% of the total video game market worldwide. As a wholly owned subsidiary of Activision, Bizarre Creations will continue with the same management team to develop games from its 160-person development studio in Liverpool.
Charles Severs commented: “We are delighted to be involved in Activision’s first deal in the racing games arena. The DLA Piper team has a track record of involvement in this sector and looks forward to working with Activision in the future.”
Charles Severs led the DLA Piper team with help from Mark Chivers (Corporate) and Alice Tearall (Corporate). Peter Brook led DLA Piper’s Liverpool team that included Nicola Wignall and Paul Shuttler.