Chaska software firm sold

  • Article by: JANET MOORE
  • Star Tribune
  • April 25, 2012 - 9:53 AM

A California company said Wednesday it has acquired Chaska-based software firm ValuSoft, the PC value line of THQ Inc. for an undisclosed sum.

A publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment and productivity software, privately held ValuSoft is best known for its top-selling franchises, including 18 Wheels of Steel and Master Cook. It is a unit of THQ Inc., a developer and publisher of interactive entertainment software based in Los Angeles.

The buyer, Wesminster, Calif.-based Cosmi, sells software for the home and office at a value price point.

In a news release, the companies say they will become the second-largest retail publisher of PC games in the United States, and the No. 1 retail publisher in the value software category measured by the number of units sold.

The acquisition was consummated through the creation of ValuSoft Finance LLC, a Cosmi sister company.

Janet Moore • 612-673-7752

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