The internationally active game giant Playtika takes over the Styrian mobile game developer Supertreat. The startup from Graz is known for the extremely successful app “Solitare – Grand Harvest”. The purchase price has been agreed to remain confidential.
In 2016, Christian Baumgartner founded the mobile game company Supertreat in Graz together with three co-founders. Within just two years, the young Styrian startup was able to make its name internationally with the app “Solitaire – Grand Harvest!”. The game is essentially a modern version of “Solitaire”. The great success of “Solitaire – Grand Harvest” made it one of the Top 100 American best earner iOS apps.
No Details on the Purchase Price
The internationally active game manufacturer Playtika has taken over the Graz startup with no further details on how much they have spent in the transaction. In addition, the Baumgartner team has mentioned they are proud to have achieved a “completely independent exit”. As a result, Supertreat did not leverage venture capital, nor did the startup divest company shares to external investors. In addition, at the time of the sale on the cut-off date of January 16, “100 percent of the company shares were in founding hands,” says Supertreat.
Playtika Looking to Internationalize Grand Harvest
With more than 27 million players per month, Playtika is one of the leading providers in the global app business. Playtika was founded in 2010. The games portfolio mainly includes “free-to-play social games” for social networks. Christian Baumgartner, Managing Director Supertreat, emphasizes in a press release that the deal should strengthen the brand “Grand Harvest” internationally. “We believe that with Playtika, Grand Harvest will reach its full potential and become one of the big names on the app market. That would have been extremely difficult for twelve people from Austria.”
By contrast, Playtika has more than 2,000 employees worldwide.