French game publisher Focus Home Interactive recently has acquired the German game developer Deck13, the ones behind The Surge franchise.
The game developer was acquired for more or less $7.9 million USD. This deal meant Focus Home Interactive will gain full control of the game studio and its various owned IPs. Aside from The Surge series, Deck13 is the behind Lords of the Fallen. Focus and the game studio have been working together since 2011, so it was a matter of time.
Focus Home Interactive Chairman of the Management Board Jurgen Goldner stated:
We are very happy to welcome the team of Deck13 and look forward to working together to achieve our ambitious objectives. This acquisition marks a major milestone in our growth story and will strengthen our business model. This acquisition will be financed by the drawing down of the new bank financing of €46 million which will also support our other future developments.
Deck13 Managing Director and Co-Founder Jan Klose added:
I am delighted to announce that Deck13 is now part of Focus Home Interactive. Our companies have been working together successfully since 2011, developing award winning brands such as The Surge. We are looking forward to leveraging the incredible capabilities of Focus Home Interactive to develop new successes.