Dotemu has been sold to Focus Entertainment

Founded in 2007, Dotemu is a world-leading retrogaming studio and publisher that specializes in releasing modern versions of iconic vintage games. Available across platforms, Dotemu’s titles combine deep technical and engineering expertise with a genuine artistic sense for modernizing classics.

Dotemu’s undisputed reputation is based on a loyal community and a high-quality games portfolio (average Metacritic score of 82 since 2017, nomination at the Game Awards in 2020). The company sits at the heart of the retrogaming community and orchestrates an active ecosystem of partners, such as independent studios, creative talents, major intellectual property owners, porting companies, distribution platforms, etc. Since 2018, Dotemu has branched out into pure publishing, creating a complementary label called The Arcade Crew that supports and empowers indie studios working on games with a retro look and feel.

Joining forces with Dotemu, Focus Entertainment will help support the company’s strong ambition throughout its next development phase. François Carlot, Managing Director at Lincoln, stated, “The combination of these two very complementary companies is based on a strong strategic rationale and shared aspirations. Adding Dotemu’s highly distinctive brands, know-how and talented teams will certainly trigger momentum for the group going forward.”

Lincoln acted as the exclusive financial advisor to Dotemu and its shareholders.

About Dotemu and The Arcade Crew
Dotemu is a video game developer and publisher based in Paris, France. The company specializes in retrogaming, bringing back classic games to the most recent platforms, including personal computers, consoles and mobile. Dotemu has built solid partnerships with gaming majors to secure and bring to success licenses, such as Street of Rage, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Metal Slug, Pharaoh, Ys Origin, Wonderboy or Windjammers.

About Focus Entertainment
Headquartered in France, Focus Entertainment (ENXTPA:ALFOC) is a leading video game publisher specialized in AA titles, such as A Plague Tale, Farming Simulator and SnowRunner.

Dotemu Focus Entertainment 2021
  • 2021
    Close Year
  • Technology, Media & Telecom
  • Private
    Client Type
  • Strategic | Domestic
    Transaction Type
  • France
It’s been a real pleasure to work with the Lincoln team. They understand the dynamics of our industry very well and have direct connections to the relevant decision makers. They delivered a great outcome for us.
Cyrille Imbert
Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Dotemu

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