Keywords is acquiring American QA firm VMC for $66.4m

Date Type Companies involved Size
October 25th, 2017 acquisition Keywords Studios
Keywords is acquiring American QA firm VMC for $66.4m

Games tech giant Keywords has announced its intention to purchase US quality assurance company VMC.

The deal, which is said to close on October 30th, will set Keywords back $66.4m, and will be funded through a placement of £75m-worth of shares.

This news comes just one week after Keywords acquiring d3t for £3m.

“VMC is an organisation we’ve admired for several years for its reputation, scale and high-quality service as well as its attractive embedded technical services and crowd-based testing services,” Keywords CEO Andrew Day said.

“We look forward to working with the team at VMC to support their growth as part of a group providing similar services, as we realise the benefits of combining our complementary services and locations. We strongly believe that this will result in a compelling offering for our broadened client base, not only in North America but also internationally.”

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