Avalanche Studios

Avalanche Studios
 investment by
Nordisk Film

April 2017

Avalanche Studios: A leading open world game developer

"Stella EOC's highly professional team was great to work with throughout the transaction. They clearly understood our needs and advised on all aspects of the fundraise. It ensured a smooth and efficient process with a successful outcome for all parties. We couldn't be happier."

Pim Holfve, CEO of Avalanche Studios

Founded

2003

Registered players (theHunter)

7m+

Employees

270

Headquarters

Stockholm, Sweden

Unique technology and game engine, popular and award-winning video games

Avalanche Studios is a Swedish video game developer founded in 2003 by Linus Blomberg and Christofer Sundberg that creates games based on its unique, proprietary technology, the Apex – Avalanche Open World Engine, capable of creating some of the most impressive open worlds in the industry.

Avalanche Studios is the original creator of games such as the award-winning Just Cause franchise, Mad Max (published by Warner Bros.), Renegade Ops (published by SEGA), or self-published free-to-play service theHunter Classic that enjoys more than 7 million registered players across 190 countries.

The studio currently employs more than 270 people with offices in Stockholm and New York City.

Seizing international growth opportunities

With the investment from Nordisk Film, Avalanche Studios will be able to accelerate its growth in the international gaming market.

Nordisk Film will invest more than USD 10m for a minority ownership share in Avalanche Studios and accelerate the Company’s international growth.

Founded in 1906, Nordisk Film (a subsidiary of media group Egmont) is the leading producer and distributor of films in the Nordic countries and operates the largest cinema chains in Denmark and Norway. It also has digital businesses within gift cards, ticketing services, computer games development and distribution, and eSports.


Stella EOC acted as sole advisor to Avalanche Studios.