Ubisoft has purchased the free-to-play mobile studio Future Games of London for an undisclosed amount.
Details of the buyout were not confirmed, but it gives Ubisoft foothold in the UK capital's growing game development sector, along with the forty employees from Future Games of London.
The studio, founded in 2009, claims to have generated more than 100 million downloads of its games, including the popular series Hungry Shark and Pool Bar Online Hustle.
"We are thrilled to join Ubisoft and are looking forward to leveraging its scale, experience and support to expand our brands and maximize the worldwide reach of our very promising forthcoming titles," said Future Games of London MD Dan Harper.
Jean-Michel Detoc, an executive at Ubisoft's mobile business, said the publisher is "biting off an even bigger part of the market for mobile and tablet games".
"Future Games of London brings a popular and profitable franchise to Ubisoft's portfolio, and supplements our mobile group with a very talented team that has a deep understanding of mobile and free-to-play mechanics," Detoc added.
Following a successful fiscal year, in which Ubisoft generated £770 million in profit, the company is looking to expand into new areas.
On Tuesday, Ubisoft said it expects to create 500 new jobs in Quebec over the next seven years by investing £230 million in its local studio network.
The investment will be used to concentrate the company's American operations for online games, as well as the infrastructures for its global network, in Montreal. Ubisoft also intends to expand its motion capture facilities in the region.