Ubisoft's Tom Clancy Deal Estimated at €60 Million Euro, $93.4 US
We all knew that Ubisoft’s recent acquisitionof the Tom Clancy brand probably cost the company some money, and we knew that this deal would eventually save the company more money in the long run, but according to analyst firm Wedbush Morgan, buying that name has cost the company an estimated 60 million EUR. In American dollars, with current conversion rates, that equals $93,412,411.01.
Wow. That’s a lot of green people, and Ubisoft’s ability to recoup it pretty quickly should not be an issue considering that Rainbow Six Vegas 2 has already shipped 1 million units and is expected to ship 1.7 million for this quarter.
Wedbush Morgan figures that the deal will be paid out in installments over the next three years ad the potential earn-outs will be up to another 15 million EUR ($23,358,681.70). This is expected to save Ubisoft over 5 million EUR ($7,787,872.01) per year in royalty fees.
Either way you slice it though, Tom Clancy is one happy gent. If his bed was not already made of money, it certainly is now.