Drake Star Acts as Exclusive Financial Advisor on Animoca Brands equity sale

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LOS ANGELES | March 13th, 2023 – Drake Star is pleased to have acted as exclusive financial advisor to some of the leading VC investors on their significant equity sale of Animoca Brands to Global asset manager and hedge funds.

Animoca Brands is a leader in digital entertainment, blockchain, and gamification that is working to advance digital property rights and contribute to the establishment of the open metaverse. The company develops and publishes a broad portfolio of products including the REVV token and SAND token; original games including The Sandbox, Crazy Kings, and Crazy Defense Heroes; and products utilizing popular intellectual properties including Disney, WWE, Snoop Dogg, The Walking Dead, Power Rangers, MotoGP™, and Formula E. It has multiple subsidiaries, including The Sandbox, Blowfish Studios, Quidd, GAMEE, nWay, Pixowl, Forj, Lympo, Animoca Brands Japan, Grease Monkey Games, Eden Games, Darewise Entertainment, Notre Game, TinyTap, Be Media, PIXELYNX, and WePlay Media. Animoca Brands has a growing portfolio of Web3 investments, including Colossal, Axie Infinity, OpenSea, Dapper Labs (NBA Top Shot), Yield Guild Games, Harmony, Alien Worlds, Star Atlas, and others.

Michael Metzger, Partner at Drake Star, said: “We are delighted to have worked on this transaction. Valued at several billion dollars, Animoca Brands is a global leader in the media, gaming and blockchain space with over 300 investments and acquisitions (such as The Sandbox and nWay), and we are very excited about the growth and innovation it is bringing in the Web3 and metaverse space.

Drake Star Team: Michael Metzger, Mohit Pareek


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Michael Metzger

Partner | Drake Star

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