Gaming company THQ files for bankruptcy

Game maker THQ has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, with its assets being sold to private equity firm Clearlake Capital Group for $60 million.

The company’s stock fell 73 percent on the 19th to finish at $0.35 cents.

 

Last month, the company admitted it was seeking “strategic financing alternatives” as it bled cash.

Clearlake will acquire all of THQ‘s studios and all games in development. Additionally, the bankruptcy and sale will let the company “shed certain legacy obligations and emerge with the strong financial backing of a new owner with substantial experience in software and technology.

THQ is best known for its WWE wrestling games and the extremely popular “Saints Row” franchise.

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