Eurazeo invests €98m in French games developer Asmodee


NYSE Euronext-listed investment firm Eurazeo has acquired a 83.5 per cent stake in French games developer Asmodee.

To finance this acquisition, Eurazeo invested €98m, with company management investing a further €14m.

In addition, acquisition debt was provided by European Capital and Tikehau, which have also made a dedicated debt facility available to the company to finance its external growth.

Virginie Morgon, COO, Eurazeo, said, “In line with our expectations, 2013 was an exceptional year for Asmodee. As shareholders, and alongside Stéphane Carville and his teams, we will now be able to concentrate on development projects aimed at accelerating the transformation of the company into a world leader in games publishing and distribution.”

With a diversified portfolio of over €4bn in assets, Eurazeo invests via its four business divisions, Eurazeo Capital, Eurazeo Croissance, Eurazeo PME and Eurazeo Patrimoine. Its portfolio includes Accor, ANF Immobilier, APCOA, Asmodee, Elis, Europcar, Foncia, Fonroche Energie, Moncler, Rexel, 3SPGroup, IES, Léon de Bruxelles and Dessange International.

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