RuneScape Developer Jagex Could Be For Sale

Runescape Developer Jagex Could Be For Sale

Another day, another report of a development studio possibly being for sale. Financial Times is reporting that global investment firm Carlyle is “weighing options” for RuneScape developer Jagex, including a sale.

According to a follow-up report from Reuters, the developer is valued as high as $1.25 billion.

Carlyle first purchased a controlling interest in Jagex back in 2021 for an undisclosed amount. That said, it has been rumored to have been for $530 million.

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As far as a timeline of a potential sale, Financial Times says that discussions are “at an early stage”.

“[T]he sale process could run from the end of this year until the first half of 2024,” the outlet says.

If and when the company is sold, the new owner would become the fifth parent company of Jagex in 12 years. Insight Venture Partners was the first company to purchase a controlling stake back in 2012 in the developer.

When reached for comment, Insider Gaming was told that the company won’t comment on rumor or speculation.

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