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square-enix.com

Investments

17

Portfolio Exits

4

Partners & Customers

10

About Square Enix

Square Enix develops, publishes, distributes, and licenses entertainment content around the world. The Square Enix group of companies includes a network of development studios and a portfolio of intellectual property, including Final Fantasy, Dragon Quest, Tomb Raider, and Space Invaders. The company was founded in 1975 and is based in Tokyo, Japan.

Headquarters Location

Shinjuku Eastside Square 6-27-30 Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku

Tokyo, 160-8430,

Japan

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Latest Square Enix News

Square Enix Sales Are Down According to Company Financials

Feb 4, 2023

Published 7 minutes ago Detailing its latest financial results, Square Enix reports that its sales have fallen despite launching a slew of games in 2022. Square Enix has announced that its sales for the current year up to December 31, 2022, have gone down despite its slate of games that were released in 2022. The details were made public when Square Enix published its financial results for the period. 2022 marked an interesting year for Square Enix as the company released numerous games like Harvestella, Valkyrie Elysium, Powerwash Simulator, and Valkyrie Elysium, to name a few. During the same year, the company also sold three major Square Enix studios and several major IPs to Embracer for $300 million. In what appears to be a rocky period for Square Enix, the company's recent finances reflected a similar sentiment. In its latest financial results, Square Enix recorded 255.6 billion yen ($1.95bn) in net sales, which is a little under 7% drop year-on-year for the same nine-month period. Its operating income also fell about 17.6% year-on-year at 41.3 billion yen ($310m). The company notes that its HD games, titles that don't fall under live-service or mobile/PC browser, "did not reach the level of the previous year despite the release of multiple new titles." The report further states that the publisher's new titles for smart devices/PC browsers haven't been able to offset the weak performances of the existing games. However, it should be noted that the report's financials haven't accounted for some of Square Enix's more recent and upcoming games . Notably, 2022 was also a year without a major Final Fantasy launch, though the publisher did release the remake for Crisis Core: Final Fantasy 7 Reunion in December . The previous financial year saw Square Enix release Final Fantasy 7 remake, followed by the massive Final Fantasy 14 Endwalker expansion. Although more content is expected in the series, Square Enix's report indicates that the company has no plans for more expansion in the MMO during the year. Regardless, it's likely that the publisher will record stronger financial results as Final Fantasy 16 is expected to hit stores in June. It will be interesting to see how things will pan out for Square Enix, particularly with regard to some of its high-profile recent releases like Forspoken. While the AAA title hasn't been accounted for in the latest financial report, the game's performance didn't have the best of starts considering how smaller titles like Hi-Fi Rush beat Forspoken in revenue . In any case, Square Enix will likely look to double down on its slate of games for 2023 in hopes of exciting its fanbase across the board. Though only time will tell how the numbers will look for the publisher.

Square Enix Investments

17 Investments

Square Enix has made 17 investments. Their latest investment was in YGG Japan as part of their Private Equity on January 1, 2023.

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Square Enix Investments Activity

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Date

Round

Company

Amount

New?

Co-Investors

Sources

1/30/2023

Private Equity

YGG Japan

$3.09M

Yes

1

12/28/2022

Corporate Minority - P2P

gumi

$52.7M

Yes

1

11/7/2022

Corporate Minority

Cross The Ages

Yes

1

6/21/2022

Corporate Minority

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10

6/9/2022

Series B

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$99M

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10

Date

1/30/2023

12/28/2022

11/7/2022

6/21/2022

6/9/2022

Round

Private Equity

Corporate Minority - P2P

Corporate Minority

Corporate Minority

Series B

Company

YGG Japan

gumi

Cross The Ages

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Amount

$3.09M

$52.7M

$99M

New?

Yes

Yes

Yes

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Co-Investors

Sources

1

1

1

10

10

Square Enix Portfolio Exits

4 Portfolio Exits

Square Enix has 4 portfolio exits. Their latest portfolio exit was Eidos Montreal on May 02, 2022.

Date

Exit

Companies

Valuation
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Acquirer

Sources

5/2/2022

Divestiture

Eidos Montreal

$99M

1

5/2/2022

Acquired - II

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10

5/2/2022

Divestiture

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10

7/1/2013

Acquired

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$99M

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0

Date

5/2/2022

5/2/2022

5/2/2022

7/1/2013

Exit

Divestiture

Acquired - II

Divestiture

Acquired

Companies

Eidos Montreal

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Valuation

$99M

$99M

$99M

$99M

Acquirer

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Sources

1

10

10

0

Square Enix Acquisitions

3 Acquisitions

Square Enix acquired 3 companies. Their latest acquisition was Eidos Interactive on April 20, 2009.

Date

Investment Stage

Companies

Valuation
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Total Funding

Note

Sources

4/20/2009

$99M

Acquired

9/5/2005

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0

3/12/2004

Other Venture Capital

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$99M

$99M

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0

Date

4/20/2009

9/5/2005

3/12/2004

Investment Stage

Other Venture Capital

Companies

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Valuation

$99M

$99M

$99M

Total Funding

$99M

Note

Acquired

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Sources

0

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Square Enix Partners & Customers

10 Partners and customers

Square Enix has 10 strategic partners and customers. Square Enix recently partnered with Oasys on September 9, 2022.

Date

Type

Business Partner

Country

News Snippet

Sources

9/11/2022

Vendor

Singapore

Square Enix Exploring Blockchain Game Development as Part of Oasys Project Partnership

As part of this partnership , Square Enix will be part of the first 21 validators of the Oasys network , and will explore new possibilities regarding developing blockchain games using this decentralized tech , including user-generated contributions .

3

2/28/2022

Partner

United States

Square Enix to bring Dungeon Siege to The Sandbox

Animoca Brands subsidiary The Sandbox has partnered with Square Enix to bring the Dungeon Siege franchise to its mobile metaverse .

2

2/24/2022

Partner

South Korea

Krafton and Square Enix partner for PUBG New State and NieR collab

Details of the partnership are yet to be disclosed , however , it will likely include in-game skins and items , akin to previous collaborations with IP including Arcane , Jujutsu Kaisen , and more .

1

11/23/2021

Partner

United States

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10

10/26/2021

Partner

United States

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10

Date

9/11/2022

2/28/2022

2/24/2022

11/23/2021

10/26/2021

Type

Vendor

Partner

Partner

Partner

Partner

Business Partner

Country

Singapore

United States

South Korea

United States

United States

News Snippet

Square Enix Exploring Blockchain Game Development as Part of Oasys Project Partnership

As part of this partnership , Square Enix will be part of the first 21 validators of the Oasys network , and will explore new possibilities regarding developing blockchain games using this decentralized tech , including user-generated contributions .

Square Enix to bring Dungeon Siege to The Sandbox

Animoca Brands subsidiary The Sandbox has partnered with Square Enix to bring the Dungeon Siege franchise to its mobile metaverse .

Krafton and Square Enix partner for PUBG New State and NieR collab

Details of the partnership are yet to be disclosed , however , it will likely include in-game skins and items , akin to previous collaborations with IP including Arcane , Jujutsu Kaisen , and more .

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3

2

1

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Square Enix Team

4 Team Members

Square Enix has 4 team members, including former Chief Executive Officer, Mike Fischer.

Name

Work History

Title

Status

Mike Fischer

Chief Executive Officer

Former

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Name

Mike Fischer

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Work History

Title

Chief Executive Officer

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Former

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