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Modern Times Group MTG AB (MTG) today announces that MTG and HUYA Inc. (Huya) have mutually terminated the negotiations related to the definitive agreement for the forming of a strategic Joint Venture for esport expansion into China and a minority stake investment in MTG’s portfolio company ESL.
The term sheet agreement was originally announced September 2nd 2019 and has since been subject to customary due diligence and final negotiations. Differing views between the two parties on allocation of contractual risk and other key commercial terms are the primary reasons for the announced termination of the binding term sheet.
“We still believe in the logic of this transaction and its potential for both MTG, HUYA, and for the esport industry globally. However, both parties see a mutual termination of the negotiations as the only way forward for now given the status of the negotiations at this stage. With that said, expansion into the important Chinese esport market continues to be a priority for MTG and we are looking forward to seize opportunities in the near future“, says Jørgen Madsen Lindemann, CEO and President of MTG.