Mergers & Acquisitions

Sony Interactive Entertainment acquires Nixxes

By 5 July 2021July 9th, 2021No Comments

YES Corporate Finance (“YES CF”) has successfully advised the founder (Jurjen Katsman) of Nixxes Software B.V. (“Nixxes”) with the 100% sale of his shares to Sony Interactive Entertainment (“SIE”). Nixxes will join PlayStation Studios Technology, Creative & Services Group to provide high quality in-house technical and development capabilities for PlayStation Studios.

About Nixxes

Nixxes Software B.V. is an industry-leading Dutch company specializing in video game design, development, and porting. Since its establishment in 1999, Nixxes has been working alongside global partners. Their work is fueled by a love for gaming and a commitment to innovation. The Utrecht-based team prides itself on delivering the best possible experience for every game, regardless of platform. See more:

Jurjen Katsman (Founder Nixxes, seller):

“I’m a game developer at my core and the advice and assistance of the team at YES CF with this transaction was invaluable to me. Their drive to get things done and to help out from start to finish during such an unusual period truly speaks for them.”

About Sony Interactive Entertainment

Recognized as a global leader in interactive and digital entertainment, Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE) is responsible for the PlayStation® brand and family of products and services. PlayStation has delivered innovation to the market since the launch of the original PlayStation in Japan in 1994. Headquartered in San Mateo, California, SIE is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sony Group Corporation and has global functions in California, London and Tokyo. See more:

Hermen Hulst Head of Playstation Studios:

“I highly respect Nixxes and am excited for this very experienced team to become part of the world-class development community at SIE,” said Hermen Hulst, Head of PlayStation Studios. “They have a passion for improving games and for delivering the best possible experience for gamers. Nixxes will be a strong asset for everyone across PlayStation Studios, helping our teams focus on their most important goal, which is to create unique PlayStation content at the best possible quality.”

Jurjen Katsman on the collaboration with SIE:

“We can’t wait to get to work and are so excited to bring our technical and development expertise to an IP powerhouse like PlayStation Studios,” said Jurjen Katsman, Founder & Sr. Director, Development, Nixxes. “We’re looking forward to working with some of the most talented teams in the industry to deliver the highest-quality gameplay experiences for PlayStation fans.”

Role YES Corporate Finance

YES Corporate Finance has advised and assisted Nixxes throughout the sale process. The activities executed by YES CF include, but are not limited to:

  • Preparing an Information Document
  • Conducting a valuation
  • Coordinating the due diligence process
  • Deal structuring
  • Negotiation on sales price and conditions (including term sheet and SPA)

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Guido Emanuels

Guido Emanuels (1966) is partner at YES Corporate Finance. Guido has more than 25 years of experience in M&A and financial advice. He has a background of 27 years within PwC and has been an independent CF consultant since 2018. As a CF adviser, Guido has led or was closely involved in more than 50 national and international transactions. He has specific sector experience in agri-food, business services, construction & construction and startups, with a clear focus on family businesses and major shareholders (DGA’s).

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Hidde Schipper

Hidde Schipper (1996) started as a junior analyst at YES Corporate Finance in September 2020. As of February 2021, Hidde is working full-time as an analyst. He has a Bachelors degree in Economics & Business and a Masters in Quantitative Finance at the University of Amsterdam. Prior to his studies, Hidde followed an English language course in Cambridge for six months. During his studies, he gained international experience during an exchange program with McMaster University in Hamilton, Canada.

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