International legal practice Osborne Clarke has advised Miniclip, a leading developer and publisher of mobile games, on its strategic investment in independent games developer Green Horse Games.

Miniclip is a global leader in digital games with a mission of unleashing the gamer in everyone. The Company develops, publishes and distributes highly engaging games to an audience of over 200 million monthly active users across mobile, social and online platforms.

Founded in 2001, Miniclip has successfully grown a huge global audience in over 195 countries and across six continents. As of April 2020, Miniclip has more than 50 million daily active players reaching people across the world in the pursuit of ‘unleashing the gamer in everyone’.

Founded in 2013 by George Lemnaru, Green Horse Games is the studio behind the highly successful Football Rivals. This deal provides the opportunity for Miniclip to step into the Romanian gaming eco system.

The Osborne Clarke team advising Miniclip was led by  Corporate team Partner Tom Try. In the past three years, Osborne Clarke has advised Miniclip on its acquisitions of Playsport (famous for Motorsport Manager), Masomo (home of Head Ball 2), Ilyon (designers of Bubble Shooter), Eight Pixels Square (Sniper Strike), and more recently, Gamebasics (creators of OSM Online Soccer Manager).

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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