Metaverse Builder to Buy ReKTGlobal for $470M in Stock

    • Infinite Reality has agreed to acquire esports and entertainment conglomerate ReKTGlobal.
    • The deal is worth $470 million in stock.

Metaverse builder Infinite Reality has agreed to acquire esports and entertainment conglomerate ReKTGlobal, Inc. for $470 million in stock. 

The deal, which is subject to shareholder and regulatory approval, would value Infinite Reality at $2.47 billion and would see the company acquire all of ReKTGlobal’s assets and brands. 

ReKTGlobal has a number of investors with sports-related backgrounds, including NBA center Rudy Gobert, NFL safety Landon Collins, and ATP player Taylor Fritz.

In January 2019, ReKTGlobal completed a $10.8 million Series A funding round led by musician Nick Gross and has since broadened its reach in the gaming and media industries.

  • In June 2019, it purchased internet publishing company Greenlit Content.
  • The company acquired fan-based insider program provider Fullcube in October 2019.
  • In August 2020, the company acquired Fearless Media, a data-driven media agency.
  • Last March, it acquired TalentX Entertainment, a social media monetization company. 

Infinity Reality is also in talks to raise $150 million or more through a private investment in public equity and is looking to make additional acquisitions in the near future.

Canceled Plans 

ReKTGlobal was in talks to go public via a merger with Bull Horn Holdings Corp, a blank-check company backed by former NBA player Baron Davis. ReKTGlobal canceled its plans, deeming it a smarter move to combine with a larger gaming company.

The newly combined entity is planning to generate at least $100 million in revenue in 2022.