Founded by Heiko Hubertz in December of 2002, Bigpoint has experienced record growth (more than 4500% in 5 years) since its creation and won numerous business awards including the Red Herring Award in 2007 - placing it among the top 100 most innovative businesses - and the Ruban d'Honneur at the European Business Awards in 2009.
In June of 2008 a 70% controlling share of Bigpoint GmbH was purchased by NBCU's and GE's joint venture Peacock Equity Fund and UK PE Firm GMT Communications Partners in a $110m (€70m) deal that gave each a 35% share of the company.
This allowed the three initial venture capital investors - Aurelia Private Equity, European Founders Fund and United Internet Beteiligungen - to sell out while CEO Heiko Hubertz re-invested his share of the sale to retain a 30% stake in the company.
Heiko Hubertz currently acts as the company's Managing Director.
Bigpoint has a portfolio of more than 40 games translated into 20 languages, with the two largest being SeaFight with approximately 15.7 million registered users and Dark Orbit with approximately 14.2 million registered users.
The company claims to receive more than 200,000 new user registrations each day.
A complete list of Bigpoint's games can be found Here
Related Links[change | edit source]
- Bigpoint Homepage
- Bigpoint Gaming Portal
- Heiko Hubertz Profile
- Red Herring Award
- European Business Awards
- Peacock Equity Fund
- GMT Communications partners
Sources[change | edit source]
- GMT and NBC Universal take over Bigpoint
- Bigpoint’s Sale to NBC-GMT a Big Deal
- Peacock Equity Fund, GMT in $110 Million Buyout of Bigpoint
- NBCU’s Peacock And PE Firm GMT Take $110 Million Majority Stake In German Gamer Bigpoint
- Bigpoint GmbH Company Profile