Casual Connect Europe 2017 – Triple Threats & the Most Active Acquirers in Europe
Fenwick & West corporate partner Mark Stevens moderated this panel of billion-dollar global game publisher-investors. The past two years have been hot for the gaming industry, yielding history's three largest mobile gaming acquisitions–all of which Stevens led. These high-profile panelists discussed how they play across three dimensions: equity investment, M&A, and delivery of business value (such as top game IP). They also described investment criteria, routes to M&A, and actual value delivered in greater revenues and profits. Panelists included Supercell’s Jaakko Harlas, Wargaming.net’s Sean Lee, Zynga Inc.’s Chris Petrovic; and Ubisoft’s Oscar Navarro.