Intrepid announced today that it acted as the exclusive financial advisor to Disruptive Products, Inc. (Disruptive Products) in connection with its growth investment from Centre Partners Management LLC (Centre Partners). Disruptive, through its wholly-owned subsidiary, Tastemakers, LLC, is the creator of Arcade1UP, the widely popular line of retro arcade games, including such titles as Pac Man, Galaga, Street Fighter, Golden Tee, and NBA Jam. Based in New York, N.Y., with additional offices in San Francisco, Calif., and Hong Kong, Disruptive Products has become the leading developer and distributor of this genre of gaming devices. The company’s principals have more than 35 years of experience creating top licensed consumer products and, in 2018, launched its flagship product, Arcade1UP, offering a full line of products combining coveted retro gaming content with a classic arcade format to create a nostalgic, in-home experience for consumers at affordable price points. Arcade1UP is the only truly affordable “At-Home Arcade Experience” containing “officially licensed original content” in the market.
“I am very excited about the next chapter for Disruptive Products and our new partnership with the team at Centre Partners,” said Scott Bachrach, CEO and Founder of Disruptive Products. “Intrepid did a terrific job preparing and guiding the management team through the process. They really understood our team’s goals, were responsive to our needs and helped us identify the right partner to support our continued growth.”
With macro tailwinds fanning growth trends in retro gaming, Disruptive Products’ category-leading, affordable products are well-positioned to ride the demand wave for nostalgic, in-home experiences. The company has several new products in development that will only further cement its position as a leading innovator in the industry.
“I have known Scott and his team for almost three decades and have had a front-row seat for many of their creative developments. However, over the past three years, it has been very exciting to watch Arcade1UP’s extraordinary growth through constant product innovation and a deep commitment to traditional retail and online channels,” said Mike Rosenberg, Senior Managing Director at Intrepid. “Congratulations to the management team at Disruptive Products. We look forward to seeing what they can accomplish with their new collaboration with Centre Partners.”
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