Aristocrat Takes Over Big Fish Games For $990 Million

Published Wednesday, January 10, 2018 -
 Aristocrat Takes Over Big Fish Games For $990 Million

Big Fish Games is a casual gaming company based in Seattle, Washington, United States and is both a developer and distributor of casual games for computers and mobile devices. Established in 2002 by founder Paul Thelen in 2014, the company was acquired by Churchill Downs Incorporated for approximately $ $885 million.

Now the firm has been acquired by Aristocrat Technologies for 990 million USD. Back in November of 2017 Aristocrat revealed that it had agreed a deal to purchase the social gaming company.  Aristocrat’s Product Madness and Plarium, which it acquired in a deal worth $500m in October 2017 will work alongside Big Fish Games as a standalone business the firm confirmed.

Trevor Croker, Managing director of Aristocrat, Trevor Croker, commented on the confirmation of the deal,  “The strategic and financial benefits of this acquisition are highly compelling.

“Big Fish will immediately provide scale across our entire digital platform, and our social casino business will become the second largest social casino publisher globally.

“Big Fish’s digital-first social casino content and industry leading meta-game capability and applications are highly complementary to Aristocrat’s existing and industry-leading land based digital content business.”

Croker continued to say, “We are excited to work with the Big Fish team to take advantage of the opportunities this combination will create for shareholders and all stakeholders.”

Employing  2,080 people Aristocrat Leisure Limited is an Australian gambling machine manufacturer, which has its administrative centre in the Sydney suburb of North Ryde Australia. It has marketing and development offices in South Africa, Russia and the United States. Company revenue during 2004 was in excess of A $1.1 billion.



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