Tencent to buy HongKong based gaming firm Leyou

Tencent recently entered talks to buy Chinese gaming company Leyou, which made the popular Warframe series of video games and intends to take the company private.

Leyou confirmed details of the agreement in a press release. Bloomberg, which first reported the deal, noted the Hong Kong-listed company was worth around $1.1 billion before its trade was suspended in the lead-up to the announcement.

Tencent serves as the world’s biggest gaming company by market value, worth around $760 billion. Tencent and its subsidiaries own popular titles like Fortnite, as well as a 40% stake in the publisher of League of Legends.

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Bloomberg previously reported that Sony had submitted bids to Leyou’s controlling shareholder Charles Yuk, as had Tencent-backed rivals Zhejiang Century Huatong and iDreamSky.

Trade-in Leyou stock, which is up 20% in 2020, is set to resume on Monday. Tencent, on the other hand, is up 40% year-to-date.

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Thomas Burn is a blogger, digital marketing expert and working with Techlofy. Being a social media enthusiast, he believes in the power of writing.

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