Tencent Set To Acquire UK Developer Sumo Group For Over £900m

The Chinese technology giant Tencent has revealed its latest acquisition today in the form of the UK developer Sumo Group for $1.27 billion, according to a new report from Reuters. However, the deal isn't 100% final just yet.

Sumo Group is made up of a few subsidiaries including Sumo Digital, responsible for developing the likes of Crackdown 3, Team Sonic Racing, Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed and the recently released Hood: Outlaws & Legends.

Here's what Sumo's non-executive chairman Ian Livingstone had to say in the report:

"The Board of Sumo firmly believes the business will benefit from Tencent's broad videogaming eco-system, proven industry expertise and its strategic resources."

Kotaku has been told that the deal has yet to have been 100% finalised as it still requires approval from Sumo's shareholders, but assuming it all goes to plan, it should be going through pretty sharpish.

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[source reuters.com, via kotaku.com]