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Osborne Clarke advises Miniclip on Masomo acquisition


Written on 12 February 2019

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

Miniclip is a global leader in digital games. The company develops, publishes and distributes highly engaging games to an audience of 200 million monthly active users, across mobile, social and online platforms. Founded in 2001, the company has successfully grown a global audience in over 195 countries and across six continents. Miniclip has a unique understanding of the digital games space and has developed a strong portfolio of high-quality mobile games across multiple platforms. Miniclip’s leading franchises include 8 Ball Pool, Agar.io, Football Strike and the recently released Golf Battle.

Founded in 2016, Masomo, an interactive entertainment company with offices in Turkey and the UK, develops casual multiplayer games which are sports-focused. The company’s leading titles, Online Head Ball and Head Ball 2, have been downloaded more than 60 million times. Masomo bolsters a highly experienced founding team with expertise across the mobile games, technology, advertising and sports industries who are focussed on creating a world-leading IP.

The Osborne Clarke team advising Miniclip was led by Partner Mathias Loertscher (corporate) and Associate Director Tom Try (corporate) and included Associate Josephine Healy (corporate) and Senior Associate Mike Ahyow (commercial).

Deloitte LLP advised Miniclip on tax matters and Gökçe Attorney Partnership advised on matters of Turkish law.

Osborne Clarke is widely recognised as a leading European law firm for interactive entertainment.