Virtuos Holdings has raised funding from Enthéos and Leitmotiv Private Equity
Lincoln International (“Lincoln”) is pleased to announce that Virtuos Holdings (“Virtuos” or the “Company”) has raised a significant funding round from 3D Capital Partners, a JV partnership between French investment holding Enthéos and Hong Kong-based Leitmotiv Private Equity.
Virtuos is a leading video game content production company with operations in China, Vietnam, Canada, France, Japan, Ireland and the U.S. With 1,500 full-time professionals, Virtuos specializes in game development and AAA 3D art production for consoles and mobile titles, enabling its clients to generate additional revenue and achieve greater operational efficiency.
Gilles Langourieux, Virtuos’ founder and CEO, remains the majority owner of the Company, with the balance shared between Virtuos’ managers, 3D Capital Partners and long-term investor Xuhui Venture Capital. In anticipation of the Company’s next development phase, Virtuos recently set up its corporate headquarters in Singapore to benefit from its renowned pool of scientific and managerial talent. The Company is also establishing a new R&D Center in partnership with Singapore’s Economic Development Board (EDB) to explore the latest computer graphics, rendering and production techniques.
Gilles Langourieux, CEO at Virtuos, commented, “The video game development industry is maturing and so is Virtuos. The company’s new structure, expanded funding and R&D center in Singapore will ensure that we stay at the forefront of game technology innovation and continue to be the ideal partner for studios that are developing blockbuster games.”
Guy d’Auriol, Co-Founder of Leitmotiv Private Equity and Chairman of 3D Capital Partners, added, “We are delighted to join a successful team of talents, laser-focused on delivering value to the most demanding names in the + billion gaming industry. We look forward to contributing our entrepreneurial and financial expertise to their ambitious development plan.”
Lincoln acted as the exclusive financial advisor to Virtuos, working closely with the Company’s management team and shareholders throughout the sale process. Lincoln provided advisory expertise, managing the preparatory, marketing, negotiation and due diligence phases of the transaction.
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