Funding big Carlyle Group is reportedly trying into both promoting RuneScape maker Jagex or taking the corporate public.
That’s according to Reuters, which stories that Carlyle is valuing the Cambridge video games agency as excessive as £1 billion ($1.25 billion). Morgan Stanley and Aream & Co are apparently advising on the matter.
Carlyle Group acquired Jagex at the start of 2021. Earlier than 2016, the RuneScape maker was impartial, although took on funding from Perception Enterprise Companions in 2005 – which noticed the agency purchase 25 per cent of the corporate – with the agency’s stake rising to 55 per cent in 2012. In 2016, Chinese language firm Shanghai Fukong purchased Jagex, earlier than the firm was snapped up by Macarthur Fortune four years later.
Jagex is best-known for RuneScape, which has been operating since 2001. The corporate additionally runs the retro-themed fan-pleaser Outdated College RuneScape, along with working a publishing label known as Jagex Companions.
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Disclaimer: Alex Calvin is a contract journalist and author that has labored with Jagex up to now on RuneScape: The First 20 Years.