A few days ago they made the announcement on their website that they are interested in buying some game companies.
April 4, 2013: Would You Like To Be Acquired?
To make a long story short: I'd like to plow some Munchkin money back into the game hobby. Here's a very direct invitation.
If you've been publishing good games, and you know it, but you would like to cash out . . . or if you want to keep creating games but would rather be part of an operation with a 30-year track record and a good health plan . . . talk to me.
This is not "Hey, everybody, I'm looking for random submissions!" Really, it's not. It's for established publishers. If you've never sold to Alliance or ACD, or had a booth at the GAMA Trade Show, or had whole BGG threads arguing about whether you were secretly the Spawn of Satan, then this is probably not aimed at you.
I figure this announcement, posted this way, will get a bit of talk, which makes it a good way to reach out to the whole hobby. I just wish I'd done it on April 1 so I could have gotten some viral "Does he mean it?" repostings. Hindsight is 20-20.
Phil Reed will do the initial screening for me. Write to him at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will keep confidentiality. In fact, only four of us at SJ Games will even know who has responded until and unless we sign a non-disclosure agreement, and then we'll work according to the agreement. If the deal doesn't work out, it officially never happened. If it does work out, you could cash a check, or join the Illuminati, or both.
Let's see what happens.
-- Steve Jackson