22 Sep 2021 Saber Interactive Reaches Agreement to acquire Bytex
Embracer Group AB, through its wholly owned subsidiary Saber Interactive, has entered into an agreement to acquire 100 percent of the shares in Bytex Limited Liability Company from its current owners. Bytex is a reputable Quality Assurance (“QA”) and Work for hire-developer studio based in Saransk, Russia. Through the acquisition, Saber adds capabilities by onboarding a skilled team of more than 190 QA professionals.
”We have worked with Bytex for many years and they’ve been a fantastic partner during our growth in the last 14 months. I’m thrilled they are now part of the Saber family, and hope they are a resource for the wider Embracer Group” says Andrey Iones, COO and co-founder of Saber Interactive.
Bytex is a veteran studio based in Saransk, Russia. The company was established in 2004 by Dmitri Karasev, who today continues to lead the company as its CEO. Bytex is currently comprised of approximately 240 employees, with 190 being engineers.
Bytex offers full QA capabilities throughout the game development process across all platforms. The team has worked on many successful projects together with Saber including SnowRunner, WWE 2K Battlegrounds, NBA 2K Playgrounds 2 and World War Z.
The company was owned by a combination of the founder, current management, and other investors. Within Embracer Group, Bytex will operate as a subsidiary under Saber. With a strong presence in Russia and throughout Eastern Europe, the acquisition of Bytex further strengthens Saber’s footprint in the region.
“Having worked alongside Saber for years, it’s become obvious that we share the same work ethic and love for games,” said Dmitri Karasev, CEO and co-founder of Bytex. “Joining Andrey and his team feels like a natural evolution, so we look forward to supporting Saber‘s studios as well as collaborating with other developers across Embracer Group.”