The Romanian mobile gaming studio Green Horse Games welcomed Miniclip, world leader of market-defining mobile titles, as strategic investor, with legal assistance provided by a DLA Piper Romania team.
Green Horse Games, committed to connect people all around the world through great gaming experiences, is a local gaming studio active on the market for the last 8 years and the developer of the highly acclaimed Football Rivals. Capitalizing on the outstanding global reach of sports, Green Horse Games entices sports fans with a range of social and gamified worlds.
The legal assistance for the investment on the seller’s side was provided by an extended team of lawyers from DLA Piper’s local office. Under Country Managing Partner Marian Dinu’s coordination, the team included Ana Maria Andronic (Head of IPT), Cristina Bucur (Counsel), and associates Ciprian Frandeş and Sandra Cahu. The fast-paced transaction benefitted from DLA Piper lawyers’ pragmatic and resourceful assistance, enabling a successful outcome for the sellers.
Commenting on the investment, George Lemnaru, Green Horse Games CEO, applauded everyone’s contribution to the project: „We, as a team, are very excited to have this opportunity to work closely with our friends at Miniclip to create world class games together”. In relation to the legal aspects, George Lemnaru added: “Since the early days of the company it was important for us to work closely with a competent law firm. DLA Piper was this partner for Green Horse Games and supported our growth plans by offering high quality legal advice. Our collaboration helped us to maximize the value generated by the company and the support during the transaction itself was invaluable”.
From the legal perspective, Marian Dinu commented: „It was a truly spectacular transaction, fast-paced and with dramatic reversals, and we are happy that we managed to close it in record time, despite the year-end holiday period. However, the biggest praise must go to the Green Horse Games team, especially to George Lemnaru, who built an exceptional company, much desired by investors”.
Adding up on the Tech side of the transaction, Ana Maria Andronic concluded: „It was a genuine pleasure to work with George and his team on this significant step forward in the life of Green Horse Games. His particular eye on keeping Intellectual Property as top priority, since the very conception of the company, has proven to be a key step made at the right moment. A special note must also go to his fantastic ability to get the best out of a line-up of professionals involved in such a dynamic and challenging project”.
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