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Osborne Clarke advises Miniclip on its acquisition of Gamebasics


Written on 25 January 2021

International legal practice Osborne Clarke has advised Miniclip, a leading developer and publisher of mobile games, on its acquisition of independent games developer Gamebasics. 

Miniclip is a global leader in digital games. The company develops, publishes and distributes highly engaging games to an audience of over 250 million monthly active users, across mobile, web and social platforms. Founded in 2001, Miniclip has been a leader in online games and reaches people across the world in the pursuit of “unleashing the gamer in everyone”. In the past years, Miniclip have added the teams from Playsport, Yakuto, Masomo, Ilyon and Eight Pixels Square to the Miniclip group.

Founded in 2014, Gamebasics is an interactive entertainment company based in Zoetermeer, Netherlands, best known for its game Online Soccer Manager, a title that serves three million users every month. Following the acquisition by Miniclip, Gamebasics will continue to develop the OSM franchise and work on new unannounced titles.

The Osborne Clarke team advising Miniclip was led by members of the UK corporate team comprised of Partner Tom Try , Associate Josephine Healy and Senior Associate John Jarvis alongside Osborne Clarke’s Amsterdam office led by Partners Cristine Brinkman and Cars-Jan van Gool and Associate Niels Dolk.

Osborne Clarke is widely recognised as a leading European law firm for interactive entertainment and Osborne Clarke’s corporate team are considered a go-to practice for many in the wider tech, media and comms sector, working with leading global businesses, fast-growth start-ups and market challengers. The team advises at every stage of company development across all corporate issues, from equity and debt fundraisings to M&A, IPOs and JVs.

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