[EVENT] Game Changers – Strategic Acquisitions of Game Companies

Date: March 7, 2012
Time: 5:00 – 8:00pm PT
Place: Pillsbury’s San Francisco Office

How do you navigate the sale of your video game company? Join us and find out.

Join Pillsbury as we host a discussion with prominent industry players from Electronic Arts, Zynga, Lightspeed Venture Partners and KlickNation (acquired by EA in 2011) to discuss all aspects of the process surrounding video game company acquisitions. Topics will include how deals are sourced in the video game space, how to decide whether or not to sell, how to shop your company and how to negotiate deal value and other key terms. Panelists come from both sides of the table to provide insights as to how deals work from the perspective of the strategic buyer and the founder/VC investor.

Following the panel discussion, we will take questions from the audience. Questions should be emailed to and will be read to the panel by the moderator.

Networking 5:00 – 6:00pm
Panel Discussion 6:00 – 7:00pm
Additional networking 7:00pm – ?
(We promise you’ll be done in time to party! But if you want to stay, feel free! We’ll be there!)

Michael Chang
Director, Corporate Development, Electronic Arts

Grant Olsen
Corporate Development, Zynga

Jeremy Liew
Managing Director, Lightspeed Venture Partners

Mark Otero
General Manager of Bioware Social and former CEO of KlickNation (acquired by EA)

For more information, please contact