Venatus Interactive Plc
Venatus Interactive Plc
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Nachricht vom 21.03.2012 | 10:14
Venatus Interactive PLC: Venatus Interactive plc aquires a stake in the Munich based online games publisher European Games Group AG
Venatus Interactive PLC / Key word(s): Miscellaneous 21.03.2012 / 10:14 --------------------------------------------------------------------- London, March 21, 2012. Venatus Interactive plc, a holding company whose investment focus lies primarily in the interactive gaming market announces that it has aquired a stake in the online games publisher European Games Group AG. Venatus Interactive's involvement in the Munich based company comprises not only a financial stake, but also targets the useful synergy effects that will result from the future partnership. Venatus Interactive invests in ambitious emerging companies in the increasingly growing interactive gaming market. The European Games Group AG on the other hand, aids game developers in accessing global market entry by taking over the financial and operative aspects required for the full commercialization of the game. European Games Group AG was founded by the content, marketing, and games experts Johannes Sevket Gözalan, currently CEO of the company, and Justin Stolzenberg, who is responsible as COO of the company. Creative teams can devote themselves completely to the development of their product as a result of the innovative joint venture model of the European Games Group AG. With the European Games Group AG you have a partner that can effectively market, monetarize, and expand the commercial scalability and potential of the product; while the brandname, and the copyrights and patents remain in the possession of the developer. The European Games Group has just recently successfully brought the superhero browsergame Hero Zero (www.herozerogame.com) to market. Hero Zero can currently boast 170,000 registered players after its recent launch on January 18, 2012. The international rollout will commence in April in with versions in the french, english, and polish languages. Edward H. Pfeiffenberger, Managing Director of the Venatus Interactive plc was quoted in response to their newest aquisition : 'The European Games Group convinced us with their innovative concept which is the primary reason for our teaming up with them. Aside from the successful economic potential of this investment, we particularly look forward to the synergistic effects that should prove a profitable venture for both companies.' European Games Group CEO Gözalan added: 'We have a well-established, competent partner on our side with Venatus Interactive plc that fits perfectly into our business model. Our partnership will result in the fact that many more creative and technically versatile developers will be given the chance for global success without having to sell themselves or their product to large publishing houses.' About Venatus Interactive plc www.venatusinteractive.co.uk Venatus Interactive PLC was founded in 2010 with the purpose of investing and taking part in the enormously exciting, high growth interactive technology and social gaming industry, through direct investment in up and coming companies identified and selected by our team as potential new stars on the interactive gaming scene, and its ancilliary industries as well as investment in current established gaming companies with a proven track record of excellent returns. About European Games Group AG www.gamesgroup.eu The European Games Group in its role as an entrepreneurial partner, provides the domestic and international marketing and commercialization of the online and mobile games of the independant game developers. Under the direction of the online and marketing experts Johannes Sevket Gözalan und Justin Stolzenberg, the European Games Group has been making it possible since its inception in November 2010, for independent developers to operate on a global basis, maximizing the commercial potential of their games without having to relinquish any freedoms of control over the further development of their product. There are currently six games in the Munich company's portfolio, including among others, the military game 'Slick-sleeve' (www.schulterglatze.de) which was voted ,Browser Game of the Year' 2011 und 2012 in the category 'Best Roleplaying Game', as well as the very successful Superhero Roleplaying Game, ,Hero Zero' (www.herozerogame.com). Gözalan and Stolzenberg worked previously together in 2009 and were the driving force in the development of Shakes & Fidget (www.sfgame.de), an international Blockbuster with more than 15 million players worldwide. The online game won the German Developer Prize 2009 in the category 'Best German Casual Game'. End of Corporate News --------------------------------------------------------------------- 21.03.2012 Dissemination of a Corporate News, transmitted by DGAP - a company of EquityStory AG. The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement. DGAP's Distribution Services include Regulatory Announcements, Financial/Corporate News and Press Releases. Media archive at www.dgap-medientreff.de and www.dgap.de --------------------------------------------------------------------- 161535 21.03.2012
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