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GP Bullhound advised Exit Games on a USD50m investment by Skillz

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Berlin, 4 August 2021 - GP Bullhound acted as exclusive financial advisor to Exit Games, developer of one of the world’s most advanced synchronous multiplayer gaming technology, on its $50 million minority investment by Skillz (NYSE: SKLZ), a leading mobile games platform bringing fair and fun competition to players worldwide.

Headquartered in Hamburg, Germany, Exit Games is the global developer of Photon, which allows developers to create and host real-time, synchronous multiplayer games. Its nearly 600,000 trusted partners include some of the most-respected game publishers and developers in the world, such as EA, Square Enix, and Ubisoft, among others, powering gameplay in over 700,000 applications.

Christof Wegmann, Founder and CTO of Exit Games, said: “We are big admirers of Skillz and how they are innovating in the field of competitive gaming. This investment is a natural fit. We’re pleased to have Skillz as a long-term partner in bringing synchronous play to our developers and their gaming fans around the world. The GP Bullhound team has been a great advisory partner throughout this transaction. Their profound expertise in the gaming sector and extensive deal experience were imperative for this deal.”

Julian Riedlbauer and Alec Dafferner, Partners at GP Bullhound, stated: “Exit Games’ management has positioned the company to become one of the world’s leading real-time multiplayer technology and cloud service across platforms. We are excited to have advised the company on selecting Skillz as a strategic partner and look forward to following its continued growth.”

The transaction is further testament to GP Bullhound’s deep domain expertise in advising companies in the games software sector, including the sale of both SpeedTree and DeltaDNA to Unity Technologies, Quixel to Epic Games, Innogames to MTGx, and the sale of Playdemic to Warner Bros, among many others.

For enquiries, please contact:
Julian Riedlbauer, Partner,
Alec Dafferner, Partner,
Carolin Drewes, Vice President,

About GP Bullhound
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