Empire Interactive accepts Silverstar takeover

Offer declared wholly unconditional, Empire to be delisted from AIM.

Silverstar has acquired 85 percent of Empire Interactive's shares in a takeover deal reportedly worth £4.75 million (approx. $9 million). Last month Silverstar put in an offer for the UK-based publisher and developer, which it said it expected to be concluded by the end of November.

Empire Interactive was founded in 1987 and also has offices in France, Germany, and Spain. Among other titles, it published Big Mutha Truckers and its sequel. Silverstar Holdings was set up in 1995 and has recently specialized in investing in electronic game and technology businesses.

Silverstar Holdings CEO Clive Kabatznik said that it was delighted to have acquired the company. He told GameSpot, "Empire Interactive [is] one of the world's leading independent interactive entertainment software publishers. We look forward to working with their excellent management team to build the business both through the expansion of current franchises as well as through the addition of exciting new titles in the near future."

Silverstar intends to cancel the admission of Empire shares on the Alternative Investments Market (AIM) of the London Stock Exchange, which it anticipates will come into effect on December 20.

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18 comments
casshern
casshern

Sorry I meant that Emma Boyes is #1 for bringing this news to us the readers. Gamespot please except my apology.

generalscool
generalscool

The question is why they published Starship Troopers

ObiKKa
ObiKKa

georgetkat "They did Ghost Master, which was pretty amusing, but not much else worth mentioning, lol..." Ghost Master - cool, sweet. They also published the Flatout series. But why have they published the other sub-par games?

amerus
amerus

never heard of any of em until now

shasam712
shasam712

Wow, Big Mutha Truckers, score!

deadmenneverdie
deadmenneverdie

Not like any of these companys make good games or anything.

georgetkat
georgetkat

They did Ghost Master, which was pretty amusing, but not much else worth mentioning, lol...

Robb12123
Robb12123 staff

dude that place in u k is totally near me bra ..... on my street yukno ....

RyuSage
RyuSage

"one of the world's leading independent interactive entertainment software publishers" ROFL

Toadstool1969
Toadstool1969

Okay, yawn. How about news about companies that we actually care about? I'd like to hear Gamespot's take on EGMs rumor that Microsoft is in talks to buy Capcom. How about some "rumor control" on that one?

feudel01
feudel01

El oh EL Big Mother Truckers TRUCK YOU MOTHER TRUCKER

592
592

Yeah, kinda sucks

Digitised
Digitised

#3 wow feel so sad doing this :(

casshern
casshern

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