Deloitte advised Sony Interactive Entertainment in their acquisition of Housemarque
We provided financial & tax due diligence and pre PPA services to Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE).
30 June 2021
"It was a great pleasure to work with the professional team of Sony, one can notice that it was not the first studio they acquired. I look forward to seeing the future success, where resources Sony innovative culture and resources takes the Housemarque studio to new levels – will hopefully be a new chapter in Finnish entertainment exports."
- Lars Bjorknäs, Engagement Partner, Deloitte Finland
Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE) announced that SIE completed the acquisition of Housemarque Oy (“Housemarque”), a leading game developer and long-time partner of SIE.
With the recent release of the hugely popular PlayStation 5 exclusive Returnal, Housemarque evolved its trademark style gameplay by weaving a haunting narrative into a 3D bullet-hell shooter. Based in Helsinki, Finland, Housemarque will join the global development operation of PlayStation Studios and will be the 13th studio to join the PlayStation Studios family.
Deloitte has provided financial & tax due diligence and pre PPA services to SIE. Our Helsinki team played an important role in the acquisition process of SIE and competed the engagement.
"How fantastic to be involved in this important transaction, and to gear up our FA presence in the EMEA region. I’d like to thank Mami Kano for her excellent cross-border collaboration, and Lars Bjorknas, David Hoare and the wider NSE team for faultless execution. We continue to observe the strong organic performance of SIE, and this is an example of inorganic growth which will fuel the business going forwards in an increasingly competitive marketplace. Congratulations to all involved."
- Dan Ison, Lead Client Service Partner, Deloitte EMEA
Deloitte warmly congratulates Sony Interactive Entertainment and other parties!