Jam City Announces $145 Million in Strategic Financing to Fuel Consolidation and Growth Initiatives
The Bank Group Includes Joint Lead Arrangers JPMorgan and Bank of America Merrill Lynch along with Silicon Valley Bank, SunTrust Bank and CIT Bank
Founded in 2010, Jam City is a leader in mobile entertainment, comprised of a world class team of 650+ game developers, artists, data scientists, narrative designers, engineers and marketers. Jam City is the creative powerhouse behind some of the highest grossing and most enduring social gaming franchises for mobile, including Cookie Jam and Panda Pop. Jam City is the go-to studio for Hollywood, having developed immersive, narrative rich mobile games around iconic entertainment brands including Harry Potter (one of Google Play's Games of The Year for 2018), Family Guy and Disney’s Emoji Blitz.
“Jam City is executing ambitious plans for new game development, expansion of core franchise games, and building the industry’s very best live game operations,” said Josh Yguado, President and Chief Operating Officer at Jam City. “Additional investment in our creative and technical operations further position Jam City as the premier partner for IP owners, game development studios, and industry talent worldwide.”
JPMorgan served as Sole Bookrunner and Joint Lead Arranger with Bank of America Merrill Lynch on the credit facilities. The bank group also includes Silicon Valley Bank, SunTrust Bank and CIT Bank.
Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP and Fenwick & West LLP provided legal counsel to the bank group and the Company, respectively. Both the credit facilities and the acquisitions are subject to customary closing conditions.
About Jam City
Jam City is a leader in mobile entertainment, providing unique and deeply engaging games that appeal to broad global audiences. Jam City was founded in 2010 by MySpace cofounder and CEO Chris DeWolfe and former 20th Century Fox executive Josh Yguado. Jam City is the creative powerhouse behind some of the highest grossing and most enduring social gaming franchises for mobile, including Cookie Jam (Facebook “Game of the Year” winner) and Panda Pop. Jam City is the go-to studio for Hollywood, having developed immersive, narrative rich mobile games around iconic entertainment brands including Harry Potter, Family Guy and Marvel Avengers. Jam City has studios in Los Angeles (HQ), San Francisco, San Diego, Bogotá, Toronto, and Buenos Aires. The Jam City team is known for its creative excellence and technological innovation in key areas including storytelling, data science and audience insights.
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