Square Enix Holdings’ Share Transfer Agreement With Embracer Group

Skadden advised Square Enix Holdings Co., Ltd. on the deal.

Square Enix Holdings Co., Ltd. announced that it has signed a share transfer agreement with Sweden-based Embracer Group AB concerning the divestiture of select overseas studios and IP. The Company’s primary assets to be divested in the Transaction are group subsidiaries such as Crystal Dynamics, Inc.; Eidos Interactive Corp. and IP such as Tomb Raider, Deus Ex, Thief, and Legacy of Kain.

SQUARE ENIX HOLDINGS CO., LTD. with headquarters in Tokyo, Japan, is a holding company leading the Square Enix Group with a diverse range of content and service businesses.
The Square Enix Group publishes, distributes and licenses entertainment content around the world under its internationally renowned brands including SQUARE ENIX® and TAITO®. 

Embracer Group is the parent company of businesses developing and publishing PC, console, mobile and board games and other related media for the global market – an ecosystem for entrepreneurial companies in the gaming and entertainment industry.

The Skadden team was led by M&A partners Mitsuhiro Kamiya (Picture; Tokyo) and Kenton King (Palo Alto); Intellectual Property and Technology partner Ken Kumayama (Palo Alto) and associates Kashira D. Patterson (New York) and Gabriella Manduca (New York); Labor and Employment partner Karen Corman (Los Angeles); and Corporate Asia Pacific counsel Louis Artime (Tokyo) and associates Jason Hewitt (London) and Sagar Singh (London).

Involved fees earner: Louis Artime – Skadden; Karen Corman – Skadden; Jason Hewitt – Skadden; Mitsuhiro Kamiya – Skadden; Kenton King – Skadden; Ken Kumayama – Skadden; Gabriella Manduca – Skadden; Kashira Patterson – Skadden; Sagar Singh – Skadden;

Law Firms: Skadden;

Clients: Square Enix Holdings;