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Old 12-19-2012, 02:01 PM   #1 (permalink)
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THQ has filed for bankruptcy. According to a statement released this morning, THQ has entered into an Asset Purchase Agreement with affiliates of investment firm Clearlake Capital Group “to acquire substantially all of the assets of THQ’s operating business, including THQ’s four owned studios and games in development.” THQ notes that the sale will allow it “to shed certain legacy obligations and emerge with the strong financial backing of a new owner with substantial experience in software and technology.”

As part of the sale, THQ has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in U.S. court. The company notes that it “will continue operating its business without interruption during the sale period” and that all studios will remain open with all development teams continuing to work.

Clearlake will serve as a “stalking horse bidder” for the sale process of THQ in a “section 363 sale process, which allows other interested parties to come forward with competing bids.”

THQ notes that it “remains confident in its existing pipeline of games” and is seeking court approval to assume the contracts of “some of the top independent development studios around the globe” with whom it maintains relationships.

“The sale and filing are necessary next steps to complete THQ’s transformation and position the company for the future, as we remain confident in our existing pipeline of games, the strength of our studios and THQ’s deep bench of talent,” said THQ CEO Brian Farrell. “We are grateful to our outstanding team of employees, partners and suppliers who have worked with us through this transition. We are pleased to have attracted a strong financial partner for our business, and we hope to complete the sale swiftly to make the process as seamless as possible.”

“We have incredible, creative talent here at THQ,” added THQ president Jason Rubin. “We look forward to partnering with experienced investors for a new start as we will continue to use our intellectual property assets to develop high-quality core games, create new franchise titles, and drive demand through both traditional and digital channels.”

THQ announced in late November that a financial sponsor would help it find financing alternatives, leading to the resignation of CFO Paul Pucino. The news came shortly aftet an earnings report released in November in which THQ said it was looking to raise additional capital, adding at the time that it “may need to defer and/or curtail currently planned expenditures, cancel projects currently in development, sell assets, and/or pursue additional funding or additional external sources of liquidity, which may not be available on financially attractive terms.”

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Old 12-19-2012, 02:07 PM   #2 (permalink)
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It's really sad for ll the employee and their family but I would lie if I said that I am not happy about this. We will have a change finally in the WWE Games
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EA are circling like Vultures.

Im happy tho that the WWE games will get a change at last.
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EA are circling like Vultures.

Im happy tho that the WWE games will get a change at last.
I don't want EA. I fear that they will do a bad job for their first try. I didn't play to their MMA games but everyone agreed that their games sucks compare to the UFC of THQ
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Wow, this is some pretty big news. Change might be good.
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It's really sad for ll the employee and their family but I would lie if I said that I am not happy about this. We will have a change finally in the WWE Games
Doubtful. Yuke's will remain the core developer under a different publisher. They specialize in wrestling/MMA games and I can't imagine any other major studio even being interested in such.
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As much as I would love for this to mean that WWE Games will be going to a new company, from what I understand, this somehow isn't changing the company a whole lot.
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If only the same would happen to Bethesda..
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Im happy tho that the WWE games will get a change at last.
Yeah, another franchise they can ruin
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If only the same would happen to Bethesda..
That only happens in my nightmares thank goodness.
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