QTech Games confirms merger with Epic Media
Asia-focused distributor QTech Games has announced that it has merged with games reseller Epic Media as part of an effort to enhance its market presence across emerging territories.
Under the agreement, all components from QTech’s digital one-stop shop will be made available to Epic Media, including slots, table games, instant win titles, virtual sports and live casino games.
Epic Media is headed up by Staffan Lindgren and Ulf Norder, both of whom have extensive experience in the gambling industry. Norder was previously director of development at Yggdrasil and Evolution Gaming, while Lindgren is a co-founder of NYX Gaming Group, which is now part of Scientific Games.
“To have two of the most successful people in gambling join QTech Games is a ringing endorsement of all our team’s hard work in recent years,” QTech chair Markus Nasholm said.
“It’s been another year of sustained growth at QTech, and their partnership will prove invaluable as we grow further and faster in more international markets. It’s also a real validation that QTech adopted the correct strategy from the outset with our ‘two cornerstones’ model.
“Firstly, beyond the fantastic games, fully owning the technology sets QTech apart, which enables us to offer a number of flexible features which no competitor can rival. And secondly, outside of Asia, we’ve secured strongholds in virtually all the margin markets, demonstrating organic growth across channel and border.”
Lindgren, who will serve as a strategic adviser to the board, added: “I’ve been active in Asia for a long time but this is the ideal time to consolidate my hard-won experience in a more structured way with QTech Games.
“QTech is clearly the leader in Asia, and other key growth territories are quickly falling in line. Their propriety technology means they’re the only aggregator that is not just delivering fantastic games but also adding engaging features, which make QTech’s position in the market unique.”
Ulf Norder, who will take on the role of vice president and director of sales, also said: “For me, having previously been more active in Europe’s ‘margin markets’, this role is a perfect opportunity.
“QTech Games is the only company that has been active in all such markets. Indeed, they’re not just an Asian aggregator but are also attracting clients from all over the world. Latin America, Eastern Europe and they’re already in position to stake a firm claim in the Indian market, stealing a march on the competition.”