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Bandai Namco Holdings Inc., also known as Bandai Namco Group and generally Bandai Namco, is a Japanese holding company formed by the Bandai and Namco merger on September 29, 2005. It specializes in play, video games, arcades, anime and amusement parks. Bandai Namco also supply various arcade machines to cinemas and arcades around the world. The company is headquartered in Minato, Tokyo. Their U.S. subsidiary, Bandai Namco Holdings USA, was officially formed on January 6, 2008, and handles the company's U.S. operations from its headquarters in El Segundo, California. As of 2017, Bandai Namco is the world's largest toy company, generating annual revenues of $6.4 billion. Namco Bandai Holdings was established in 2005, when video game maker Bandai and video game developer Namco merged management. Officially, Namco was purchased by Bandai for $1.7 billion. 57% of the company's musk went to Bandai while 43% went to Namco. In addition, Bandai exchanged one of its shares with 1.5 shares of the new Namco Bandai. Namco shares are traded equally with one-for-one shares, executed by stock exchange. Namco shareholders received one Share of the Development Bank for each Namco share, and Bandai's shareholders received 1.5 DDB shares for each Bandai share. Prior to the merger, Bandai and Namco had various subsidiaries operating under them. Following the merger of Bandai Namco, the bandai and Namco subsidiaries were reclassified in the different from the common conglomerate.