PORTFOLIO / Epic GAMES

Developer of Fortnite, one of the world’s largest video games, and Unreal Engine, a leading 3D digital content creation platform.

Sector

Tech

HQ

Cary, North Carolina

Geographic footprint

Global

Sales

N.D.

Employees

4,800

Investment date
September 2020

Status

Exited

The company

Founded by CEO Tim Sweeney and headquartered in Cary, North Carolina, Epic is a leading interactive entertainment company and provider of 3D digital content technology. Epic operates Fortnite, the world’s largest game with over 480 million accounts and approximately 5 billion friend connections. The company also operates Rocket League, Fall Guys, and numerous other games and also connects first and third party entertainment through a shared open platform. Epic is the developer of Unreal Engine, which powers the world’s leading games and has been adopted across industries such as film and television, architecture, automotive, manufacturing and simulation. Through Unreal Engine, Epic Games Store, Epic Games Publishing and Epic Online Services, Epic provides an end-to-end digital ecosystem for developers and creators to build, distribute, and operate games and other content.

The investment

Mayfair obtained its shareholding in Epic by virtue of its investment in SuperAwesome, which was acquired by Epic in September 2020.