In 2015, when Softbank purchased another 22% of Supercell, it valued the Supercell at $5.5 billion and raised its ownership to 73%. This is an astonishingly high valuation for a company that had only produced three mobile games.Embed from Getty Images
The giant Japanese based company describes itself as currently engaged in various businesses in the information industry, including mobile communications, fixed-line telecommunications, Internet services, and distribution.
This purchase was impressive for the global mobile games market but inconsequential when compared to Softbank’s $21.6 billion purchase of a 78% stake in Sprint Nextel Corporation.
The Supercell investment does now seem prudent with Clash Royale surpassing Clash of Clans at the top of the global online games revenues chart. A reportedly combined monthly revenue of $252 million. If these impressive sales figures continue a wise investment indeed.