Embracer Group AB (“Embracer”) has acquired Darkish Horse Media, LLC (“Darkish Horse”), a number one leisure firm. Darkish Horse turns into the tenth operative group of the Embracer group. Embracer Group initially introduced the acquisition of Darkish Horse on the twenty first of December 2021. All situations for the transaction have now been fulfilled, and the transaction is consequently accomplished. By the acquisition, Embracer strengthens its transmedia capabilities by including experience in content material improvement, comics publishing, and movie & TV manufacturing. Darkish Horse owns or controls greater than 300 mental properties, a lot of that are engaging for future transmedia exploitation, together with the creation of latest video video games. Darkish Horse additionally brings each retail and collectible product divisions. Darkish Horse founder and CEO Mike Richardson will proceed to guide the corporate whereas retaining present administration in place.
“That is an thrilling new step for our firm and guarantees an amazing future for our workers, the creators we work with, and our many enterprise companions. I’m very impressed with Embracer CEO and founder, Lars Wingefors, and the enterprise he has constructed. The Embracer Group is a tremendous assortment of corporations and the synergies with Darkish Horse appear infinite. The Embracer ethos could be very a lot aligned with our personal, and I couldn’t be any happier about changing into a part of their staff,” says Mike Richardson, founder and CEO of Darkish Horse.
Darkish Horse Media is headquartered in Milwaukie, Oregon, USA, has leisure workplaces in Los Angeles, California, USA, and has 181 workers throughout its three enterprise items: Darkish Horse Comics, Darkish Horse Leisure and Issues From One other World.
Darkish Horse’s rising library contains over 300 compelling mental properties. Possessing a construction and confirmed means to provide IP, companion with high artistic expertise, and create manufacturers and international hits, Darkish Horse is in a robust place in a market the place leisure content material is in excessive demand. This proof-point could be seen in Darkish Horse’s sturdy pipeline of over 40 initiatives at Netflix, Amazon, Syfy, Sony, MGM, Common, and Warner Media.
Moreover, there may be untapped potential in creating video games primarily based on Darkish Horse IP and substantial alternative for synergies inside the Embracer group, each inside the Darkish Horse Comics and Darkish Horse Leisure.
About Embracer Group
Embracer Group is the father or mother firm of companies growing and publishing PC, console and cell video games, board video games and comics for the worldwide video games market. The Group has an in depth catalog of over 850 owned franchises, reminiscent of Saints Row, Goat Simulator, Lifeless Island, Darksiders, Metro, MX vs ATV, Kingdoms of Amalur, TimeSplitters, Passable, Wreckfest, Insurgency, World Battle Z and Borderlands, amongst many others. With its head workplace primarily based in Karlstad, Sweden, Embracer Group has a world presence by its ten operative teams: THQ Nordic, Koch Media, Espresso Stain, Amplifier Sport Make investments, Saber Interactive, DECA Video games, Gearbox Leisure, Easybrain, Asmodee and Darkish Horse.
The Group has 114 inner recreation improvement studios and is participating greater than 12,500 workers and contracted workers in additional than 40 nations.
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About Darkish Horse Comics
Based in 1986 by Mike Richardson, Darkish Horse Comics is a wonderful instance of how integrity and innovation might help broaden a novel storytelling medium and rework an organization with humble beginnings into an business big. Over time, Darkish Horse has revealed the work of artistic legends reminiscent of Yoshitaka Amano, Paul Chadwick, Geof Darrow, Will Eisner, Neil Gaiman, Dave Gibbons, Religion Erin Hicks, Kazuo Koike, Matt Kindt, Jeff Lemire, Mike Mignola, Frank Miller, Moebius, Chuck Palahniuk, Wendy Pini, Richard Pini, and Gerard Means. The corporate has additionally set the business commonplace for high quality licensed comics, graphic novels, collectibles, and artwork books, together with Stranger Issues, Avatar: The Final Airbender, Minecraft, The Legend of Zelda, Tremendous Mario, James Cameron’s Avatar, Mass Impact, The Witcher, and Halo. In 1989, Mike Richardson established a division for movie and sequence primarily based on Darkish Horse content material. Early successes included hits reminiscent of The Masks and TimeCop. Darkish Horse Leisure has gone on to provide practically 4 dozen movies and sequence, together with Hellboy, Resident Alien, and The Umbrella Academy. In the present day, Darkish Horse Media stands as one of many world’s main leisure and comedian publishing corporations.