San Francisco , CA —June 1, 2012— Flashman Studios , an entertainment services firm specialized in the interactive entertainment industry, today announced that it has acquired Beefy Media LLC , a leading provider of video game production services. The acquisition will expand Flashman’s services to offer its clients a more complete solution when taking game products from concept to the marketplace.
This acquisition makes Flashman one of only a few companies with the ability to create and publish avatar collections for Xbox LIVE® Arcade for the Xbox 360.
“Beefy Media is one of the most reputable production services companies within the industry. Adam built a great company that continually delivers high production value solutions for their clients and we plan to carry on and expand on those services,” said Brad Young, Founder and CEO, Flashman Studios. “This acquisition of Beefy Media will significantly strengthen our ability to support our clients throughout the entire development process, from building content to taking it to market on mobile, social, and console platforms.”
Led by a seasoned management team with over 100 successful game launches under their belt, Flashman will also extend its services to brand holders looking to adapt their properties to the interactive entertainment space. Brand holders that partner with Flashman will be able to take advantage the team’s extensive relationships with developers and will receive support in all aspects related to managing, creating and launching new game titles for digital and retail markets.
“Flashman has an outstanding team of experienced professionals who are well versed in supporting each of their clients with the type of programs needed to successfully take game products from concept to market. The team provides expertise anywhere from monetization strategies to brand management to public relations and marketing,” said Adam Boyes, President, Beefy Media. “With this acquisition, Flashman will have yet another tool they can add to their robust line of services and I trust that they will continue to drive success for Beefy’s clients.”
According to the agreement, Flashman will continue to provide production services to Beefy Media’s existing clients, Weinstein Company (a multimedia production and distribution company), MGM (the world’s largest holder of modern films), Endemol (the world’s largest independent production company) and Capcom (a leading worldwide developer and publisher of video games). These companies will benefit from Flashman’s global strategic partnerships and will also be able to leverage Flashman’s existing services in business development, corporate strategy, corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions and representation of intellectual properties.
Flashman is an entertainment services firm that specializes in building value and long term growth for our clients. Our team is made up of passionate game industry veterans that take pride in delivering our turnkey suite of services with a personal and collaborative approach. We bring decades of expertise in investment, corporate strategy, game design, monetization strategy, brand management, PR/marketing, business development, finance, and product development to our clients and brand partners, having delivered 100+ games to market on console, mobile & digital download platforms. Find out more on how Flashman can help you by visiting us at www.flashmanstudios.com and emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Beefy Media LLC:
Beefy Media LLC is a video game production company that assists IP holders in creating new game franchises for digital and retail markets at a fraction of the costs of traditional publishing and development. Founded in 2010 by Adam Boyes, a video games industry veteran, Beefy Media also provides business development, production oversight and strategic support for video game developers and publishers. Prior to founding Beefy Media, Adam Boyes was the director of product development for Capcom US, where he helped build the digital games initiative and shipped over 25 products.