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Valve Worth $3B?

Forbes declares Valve's Gabe Newell "The Newest Video Game Billionaire" in an article on the success of Valve and Steam. They admit that they can't know the true financial state of Valve, which is privately owned, but they offer a "conservative" estimate that's pretty eye-popping: "Even the most conservative estimates put Valve’s enterprise value at more than $3 billion, and since Newell owns more than 50% of the company, that means he’s worth at least $1.5 billion."

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16. Re: Valve Worth $3B? Mar 7, 2012, 22:32 killer_roach
 
reisub wrote on Mar 7, 2012, 21:30:
nin wrote on Mar 7, 2012, 21:23:
And we'll still take them over EA.
Maybe they'll take EA over.

EA is currently worth about $5.5 billion. Considering the typical premium related to a hostile takeover, it'd take about $8-9 billion to acquire them.

If Valve were to go public, they could likely acquire that much in cash to buy EA (the $3 billion valuation, IMO, is very, very conservative - considering some rumors of Valve's profits it could be a $20 billion company). That being said, EA stock has been floundering (down about 15% in the past twelve months, down about 40% from the 52-week high)... what it may take to buy them right now might not be what it'll take a year from now.
 
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15. Re: Valve Worth $3B? Mar 7, 2012, 22:18 theyarecomingforyou
 
reisub wrote on Mar 7, 2012, 21:30:
Maybe they'll take EA over.
If only. Deal
 
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14. Re: Valve Worth $3B? Mar 7, 2012, 22:16 Sepharo
 
[VG]Reagle wrote on Mar 7, 2012, 22:04:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Im6yRpQrsaY

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GGIsj46BnQU

Also stole this gem from a YouTube comment: "gabe newell is so fat that he uses noclip around the office"
 
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13. Re: Valve Worth $3B? Mar 7, 2012, 22:05 FU
 
Thats why i wanted to invest in valve YEARS AGO. Stingy mofos wanna stay private.  
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12. Re: Valve Worth $3B? Mar 7, 2012, 22:04 [VG]Reagle
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Im6yRpQrsaY

This comment was edited on Mar 8, 2012, 14:06.
 
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11. Re: Valve Worth $3B? Mar 7, 2012, 22:00 cappy
 
cappy wrote on Mar 7, 2012, 21:59:
Prez wrote on Mar 7, 2012, 21:42:
Cue the fat jokes.

I'll start:

"1.5 Billion bucks can buy an awful lot of Twinkies!"

Ba-dum BUM! CRASH!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h81VGWQip4k

Just don't try to substitute Sno-balls
 
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10. Re: Valve Worth $3B? Mar 7, 2012, 21:59 cappy
 
Prez wrote on Mar 7, 2012, 21:42:
Cue the fat jokes.

I'll start:

"1.5 Billion bucks can buy an awful lot of Twinkies!"

Ba-dum BUM! CRASH!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h81VGWQip4k
 
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9. Re: RE: Follow up Mar 7, 2012, 21:59 UConnBBall
 
Glad he made the money since I am sure I had a pretty good part in him being so wealthy.  
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8. Re: Valve Worth $3B? Mar 7, 2012, 21:52 4D-Boxing
 
That just proves that there is no money in PC gaming and that PC gaming is dead lol...

Call CliffyB and the Yerli boys and tell them they were right!!!
 
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7. Re: Valve Worth $3B? Mar 7, 2012, 21:45 nin
 
Prez wrote on Mar 7, 2012, 21:42:
Cue the fat jokes.

I'll start:

"1.5 Billion bucks can buy an awful lot of Twinkies!"

Ba-dum BUM! CRASH!

I like to think of Gabe doing the "haters gonna hate" strut...

 
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6. Re: Valve Worth $3B? Mar 7, 2012, 21:42 Prez
 
Cue the fat jokes.

I'll start:

"1.5 Billion bucks can buy an awful lot of Twinkies!"

Ba-dum BUM! CRASH!
 
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5. Re: Valve Worth $3B? Mar 7, 2012, 21:34 nin
 
reisub wrote on Mar 7, 2012, 21:30:
nin wrote on Mar 7, 2012, 21:23:
And we'll still take them over EA.
Maybe they'll take EA over.


<Dr Evil pinky in mouth>

Ohhhhhhhhh...

 
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4. Re: Valve Worth $3B? Mar 7, 2012, 21:30 reisub
 
nin wrote on Mar 7, 2012, 21:23:
And we'll still take them over EA.
Maybe they'll take EA over.
 
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3. Re: Valve Worth $3B? Mar 7, 2012, 21:23 nin
 

And we'll still take them over EA.

 
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2. Re: Valve Worth $3B? Mar 7, 2012, 21:20 Kosumo
 
I hope he uses this fame to do a kickstart for Half-life 3  
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1. Re: Valve Worth $3B? Mar 7, 2012, 21:15 Sepharo
 
Easily.  
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