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BEITEN BURKHARDT Advises BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Europe on the Acquisition of a Shareholding in Limbic Entertainment GmbH

Frankfurt, 24 February 2021 – The international law firm BEITEN BURKHARDT has advised BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Europe on the acquisition of a shareholding in the German game developer Limbic Entertainment GmbH.

BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Europe, based in Lyon, is part of the Japanese BANDAI NAMCO Holding. The company has evolved from a single supplier focused on video games to a large company covering all types of entertainment. Since 2015, the group has been operating under the name BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment and is now one of the top players in the global entertainment industry with titles such as PAC-MAN, SoulCalibur or Tekken, but also technologically innovative new developments for instance in real life entertainment. In Japan, the group is among the Top 3 in the market with Sony Interactive Entertainment and Nintendo.

With the acquisition of the stake in the German game developer Limbic Entertainment, based in Langen near Frankfurt, the group strengthens its commitment to the significant European market. Limbic Entertainment was founded in 2002, and its designers and programmers have since developed more than eighty product versions of classic video games for publication in over a dozen countries. These include children's games as well as strategy or fantasy games.

Adviser BNEE:

BEITEN BURKHARDT: Dr Andreas Lober (IP/IT/Media), Dr Guido Ruegenberg (Corporate/M&A, both in charge), André Suttorp (Tax, all Frankfurt) and Christoph Heinrich (Antitrust Law, Munich).

About BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Europe S.A.S.

BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Europe S.A.S. (BNEE) is a leading global publisher and developer of entertainment content for platforms including, but not limited to, all major video game consoles and PC. 
BNEE is the western content hub of BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Inc.(BNEI), and is building its reputation with franchises such as LITTLE NIGHTMARES™, THE DARK PICTURES ANTHOLOGY, and the upcoming UNKNOWN 9™ Awakening - developed by the recently acquired Reflector Entertainment based in Montreal, QC.
BNEI, part of BANDAI NAMCO Holdings Inc., is known for creating and publishing many of the industry’s top video game franchises, including PAC-MAN™, TEKKEN™, SOULCALIBUR™, ACE COMBAT™ and DARK SOULS™.
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About Limbic Entertainment GMBH

Limbic Entertainment GmbH is one of Germany’s leading game developers. Founded in 2002 and with over 80 employees located close to Frankfurt, Limbic Entertainment has developed more than 60 titles, including major releases such as Might and Magic: Heroes VII, Memories of Mars and Tropico 6. Currently the team is working on a new, unannounced IP.

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Dr Andreas Lober
Phone: +49 69 75 60 95 582


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