March 11, 2021 | Deals

GCA Altium advises Phoenix Equity Partners on an investment in Universally Speaking

GCA Altium has advised Phoenix Equity Partners on an investment in Universally Speaking, a leading end-to-end service provider for the global video gaming industry. Phoenix has invested alongside Founder and CEO, Vickie Peggs, who has made a substantial reinvestment in Universally Speaking as part of the transaction.

Universally Speaking was founded in 2004 and is headquartered in Bedford, UK. The company provides its clients with quality assurance, playtesting, audio and localisation services, using cutting-edge technology and automated workflow systems to ensure a secure, seamless service. The company is trusted by many of the world’s leading games publishers, including 2K, Remedy and 505 Games, and has supported such globally acclaimed games as Borderlands 3, Mafia and Control.

In recent years Universally Speaking has seen rapid growth that has brought about an impressive expansion of its studio portfolio. Phoenix’s investment will support and drive its ambitious plans for continued growth, including through the development of new services and international expansion.

Mark Sargeant, Partner at Phoenix Equity Partners, said: “Universally Speaking is a fast-growing and innovative company serving a first-class customer base in a thriving industry. The team at GCA Altium have outstanding credentials in the gaming sector and as a result were able to provide invaluable support to us through the process.”

Paul Lines, Director at GCA Altium, added: “Phoenix’s experience in working with entrepreneurial businesses will help Universally Speaking enter into its next stage of development. The games sector continues to thrive and the team are well placed to capitalise on the increased demand for quality outsourced services.”

Financial terms are not being disclosed.

The transaction reflects GCA Altium’s strong track record in the gaming space.

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