Sammy, the Japanese game publisher and pachinko machine manufacturer is set to merge with Sega, by acquiring the remaining 78% of Sega’s stock that it doesn’t already own.
A merger was proposed last year, but went sour when Sega rejected it.
Hajime Satomi, president of Sammy had announced some months that there were a number of options on what the two companies’ relationship would be, but it looks like a holding company will buy up all shares in both organisations.
Sega has had a good year so far, doubling its income in the first quarter of the year to 8.8 billion Yen (€64.5 million). Sega’s arcade and software businesses have been doing well, and the company has thrived since its decision to get out of the console market.
Sammy is possibly best known round these parts for the Guilty Gear series of 2D beat-em-ups and the Atmoiswave range of arcade cabinets.