London, 23rd February 2021
Miniclip, a world leader of market-defining mobile titles, announced today a strategic investment through which it has become the majority shareholder in Green Horse Games.
Founded in 2013 by George Lemnaru, Green Horse Games is the studio behind the highly successful Football Rivals. This deal provides the perfect opportunity for Miniclip to step into the Romanian gaming eco system and is further evidence of their strong presence and continued growth within mobile sports.
George Lemnaru, CEO of Green Horse Games said “Green Horse Games has had a long- stated mission to build amazing games based on group collaboration. Welcoming Miniclip as a strategic investor is an exciting moment for us as a company and for the growing game development scene in Romania. We, as a team, are very excited to have this opportunity to work closely with our friends at Miniclip to create world class games together”. He went on to say “I would also like to take this opportunity to thank our investors and supporters who are no longer going to be involved in the business. They have been instrumental in our success so far and, without them, we would not have been able to get to this point”.
“We are delighted to have this opportunity to work more closely with George, his Co-Founder Alexandru Stroe and the great team at Green Horse Games.” said Jurgen Post, CEO of Miniclip. “We have admired their work from afar for a long time and are very excited about the opportunities that this new partnership provides.”
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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, the Company has successfully grown a huge 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 over 60 high-quality mobile games, extensive worldwide distribution, and an internationally recognised brand name. To date, Miniclip franchises including 8 Ball Pool™, Golf Battle™, Football Strike™ and Agar.io™ have generated more than 2 billion downloads. 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’.
In February 2015, Miniclip was excited to receive a large majority investment from Tencent, one of the world’s largest technology companies and the world’s largest games publisher. This new chapter in Miniclip’s history strengthens the Company’s position, with Tencent recognising its achievements to date and future potential.
In the past two years, as part of their ambitious growth plans, Miniclip have been delighted to welcome the teams from Playsport (famous for Motorsport Manager), Yakuto (creators of Darts of Fury), 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) to the Miniclip Group.
For more information, visit http://corporate.miniclip.com
About Green Horse Games
Green Horse Games is a talented mobile gaming studio based in Bucharest, Romania who are committed to delivering great gaming experiences that reach and connect people all around the world.
Their drive is creating social and gamified worlds for sports fans, using the global appeal of sports to create exciting experiences and bond friendships between players.
For more information about Green Horse Games, please visit https://www.greenhorsegames.com