Concentration on core business: Axel Springer sells Gamigo to Samarion S.E.




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26.10.12

Concentration on core business: Axel Springer sells Gamigo to Samarion S.E.

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Axel Springer AG is continuing to focus on core competences in its digital business – content portals, marketing and classifieds portals. In this context Axel Springer is selling Gamigo AG to Samarion S.E., a strategic investor in online gaming with its headquarters in Düsseldorf. Samarion acquires 100 percent of the shares of Gamigo, one of the leading German publishers and operators of online games in the MMOG (Massively Multiplayer Online Games) segment.

Dr. Jens Müffelmann, Head of the Electronic Media Division at Axel Springer AG: "We would like to thank the management and the employees for the great effort with which they have continuously developed Gamigo's business in recent years."

Axel Springer has held a stake in Gamigo since 2000. Since 2009 Axel Springer has held 100 percent of the company, which mainly operates in Germany and France, but also in other international markets.

Press contact: Tobias Fröhlich
Tel: +49 30 2591 77620