Santa Clara, Calif. – Aeria Games & Entertainment, a Santa Clara-based publisher of free-to-play online games, said on Monday it has merged with Gamepot, a Japanese developer of PC and mobile games. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.
The combined entity will operate under a U.S.-based holding company headed by Lan Hoang, the CEO of Aeria Games, and Hiroki Totoki, the chairman of Gamepot.
Aeria shareholders will own a majority stake, though each company will continue its own brand identity. Hoang said the merger “helps to cement our position as a truly global multi-platform publisher and developer.”
The combined entity will have almost 600 employees with offices in the U.S., Japan, Germany, Brazil, and Korea. This article was also published in Bay Area Tech Wire.
Aeria Games – http://www.aeriagames.com
Gamepot – http://company.gamepot.co.jp/english
Aeria and Gamepot – press release