September 15, 2014 - Assignment

Mojang, maker of Minecraft, sold to Microsoft

The owners of Mojang, maker of the hit video game Minecraft, have agreed to sell Mojang to Microsoft for USD 2.5 billion. The transaction is subject to customary regulatory review and is expected to close in late 2014.

Mojang is an independent game developer studio based in Stockholm, Sweden. Available across multiple platforms, Minecraft is one of the top PC games of all time, the top paid app for iOS and Android in the US, and one of the most popular video games in history on any platform, with over 100 million downloads from players since its launch in 2009.

The owners of Mojang were represented by Mannheimer Swartling in the transaction. The firm’s team consisted primarily of Adam Green, Tom Wehtje, Per Åsbrink and Emilie Andersson (M&A), Per Josefson and Oscar Björkman Possne (IP), Anders Nordström and Sam Seddigh (employment), Anders Erasmie, Henrik Johansson and Fredrik Berndt (tax) and Stefan Perván Lindeborg and Sarah Hoskins (competition).