SEGA has officially welcomed Angry Birds maker Rovio Entertainment into its roster of game studios, as the corporate acquisition of the Finnish mobile company finalises.
A post celebrating the completion of the buyout from SEGA was accompanied with a picture of Angry Birds and Sonic the Hedgehog characters - possibly illustrating potential new collaboration opportunities.
"Welcome to the SEGA family, Rovio," SEGA announced this morning. "We’re so thrilled to celebrate Rovio becoming a member of the SEGA Group. Get ready for exciting adventures ahead!"
Rovio's shareholders approved the terms of SEGA's acquisition - which valued the mobile games company at around $1 billion - on a near-unanimous basis, with over 96 per cent agreeing to move ahead back in early August. This public post from SEGA since then would indicate that the deal has been finalised.
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