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The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings Rights Sold to Embracer Group

Embracer Group AB, through its wholly owned subsidiary Freemode, has entered into an agreement to acquire Middle-earth Enterprises, a division of The Saul Zaentz Company, which owns a vast intellectual property catalogue and worldwide rights for The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings. Included in the sale are the rights to The Hobbit and …

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Embracer Group Acquires 3 Square Enix Studios, Tomb Raider, and More

Embracer Group AB has entered into an agreement to acquire the development studios Crystal Dynamics, Eidos-Montréal, Square Enix Montréal, and a catalogue of IPs including Tomb Raider, Deus Ex, Thief, Legacy of Kain and more than 50 back-catalogue games from Square Enix Holding Co. In total, the acquisition includes ~1,100 employees across three studios and …

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