EA Acquires Hands-On Korea

May 22nd, 2008 by Arjan Olsder Posted in Companies & M&A | No Comments »

EamobileEA Mobile has announced to be acquiring the assets of Hands-On Korea. Through the acquisition, EA Mobile hopes to strengthen their position in the Asian mobile games market.

After the acquisition, the Hands-On Korea studio will proceed under the name of EA Mobile Korea. Gilbert Kim, the current head of Hands-On Korea will continue it’s current role under EA Mobile.

"This acquisition is a major milestone in growing our mobile business in Asia," said Barry Cottle, Senior Vice President and General Manager EA Mobile. "Hands-On Mobile Korea brings us a great leadership team, proven studio talent, and outstanding carrier and OEM handset manufacturer relationships."

Handson"We are excited about joining EA Mobile and its mission to bring to market some of the world’s most innovative, cutting-edge and commercially proven mobile games and applications," said Gilbert Kim, CEO of Hands-On Mobile Korea, who will become head of EA Mobile, Korea Division. "Korea is one of the most ubiquitous entertainment markets in the world, and we look forward to continually pushing the edge with our partners here to enrich the mobile user experience across all aspects of daily life."

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