Like Activision, Inc.

closed 7/10/2008 via BusinessWire

Activision, Inc. merged with Vivendi Games,

synopsis: Vivendi and Activision, Inc. completed of the transaction announced on December 2, 2007 to create Activision Blizzard, as the world’s most profitable pure-play online and console game publisher. Activision Blizzard was formed by combining Activision and Vivendi Games.
buyer parent: Vivendi Universal S.A.
buyer: Vivendi Games (ATVI:$5,946.00)
Activision Blizzard, Inc. is a worldwide pure-play online and console game publisher with leading market positions across all categories of the rapidly growing interactive entertainment software industry. "
target: Activision, Inc.
Activision, Inc. is a leading worldwide developer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment and leisure products. Founded in 1979, Activision posted net revenues of $1.5 billion for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2007. Activision has more than 2,000 employees worldwide.
price ($mm)
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$1,950
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$367
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0.0x
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0.0x
closed 6/9/2019 via BNC Analysis

Microsoft Corporation, acquired Double Fine Productions, Inc.

synopsis: Microsoft has announced that it has purchased Double Fine Productions, creators of Psychonauts, Grim Fandango, and Brutal Legend, among many others. This acquisition will give Microsoft an ongoing source of adventure games in the future, as well as the possibility of a rich collection of catalog titles to add to the Xbox Game Pass.
buyer: Microsoft Corporation (MSFT:$134,249.00)
Microsoft is the leading software corporation that develops, manufactures, licenses, supports, and sells a range of software products and services. They offer Business Software, Design Tools, Developer Tools, Home & Educational Software, Tablets, Search, Advertising, Cloud Computing and more. "
target: Double Fine Productions, Inc.
Double Fine Productions is an award-winning, independent game development studio founded in 2000 by games industry veteran Tim Schafer. Double Fine is the studio behind games like Psychonauts and Broken Age.
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announced 4/27/2015 via BNC Analysis

Aeria Inc., will acquire Liber Entertainment Inc.

synopsis: Aeria Inc., a provider of online game services, has agreed to acquire 100% stake in Liber Entertainment Inc., a provider of online gaming software services. Both companies are based in Japan.
buyer: Aeria Inc. (JASDAQ:3758:$186.90)
Aeria Inc. primarily engages in IT services and the delivery of online games. The company also provides game software development, business systems development, and data center services. In addition, it involves in temporary staffing and real estate leasing operations. "
target: Liber Entertainment Inc.
Liber Entertainment is a provider of online gaming software services. The company was founded in 2006 and is based in Tokyo, Japan.
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announced 10/10/2013 via Company Press Release

Wuhu Shunrong Auto Parts Co., Ltd., will acquire Shanghai 37wan Network

synopsis: Wuhu Shunrong Auto Parts Co., Ltd. agreed to acquire a 60% stake in Shanghai 37wan Network and Technology Co., Ltd. The company operates all kinds of domestic, popular web games, covering RPG. simulators, puzzles, and other game types, that involve mythology, and martial arts.
buyer: Wuhu Shunrong Auto Parts Co., Ltd. (SZSE:00255:$47.54)
Wuhu Shunrong Auto Parts Company Limited produces and sells auto parts. The Company's main business is the development, production and sales of multi-layer auto plastic fuel tank. "
target: Shanghai 37wan Network
Shanghai 37wan Network and Technology Co. operates all kinds of domestic, popular web games, covering RPG. simulators, puzzles, and other game types, that involve mythology, and martial arts.
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$322*
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closed 8/2/2013 via BNC Analysis

Wargaming.net, purchased Master of Orion and Total Annihilation from Atari, SA

synopsis: Wargaming acquired Master of Orion and Total Annihilation from Atari. Master of Orion is a 4X sci-fi strategy series that began in 1993. Total Annihilation is a popular real-time strategy video game from 1997.
buyer: Wargaming.net
Wargaming is an award-winning online game developer and publisher and one of the leaders in the free-to-play MMO market. Wargaming is focused on its team-based MMO war series dedicated to mid-20th century warfare that includes the company's flagship armored MMO World of Tanks. "
seller: Atari, SA (ENXTPA:ATA:$22.86)
Atari is a multi-platform, global interactive entertainment and licensing company. Atari's Master of Orion is a 4X sci-fi strategy series that began in 1993. Total Annihilation is a popular real-time strategy video game from 1997.
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$0.96
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announced 7/25/2013 via BNC Analysis

Rebellion Interactive Ltd., will purchase Moonbase Commander from Atari, SA

synopsis: Rebellion Interactive has agreed to acquire the Moonbase Commander franchise from Atari, a multi-platform, global interactive entertainment and licensing company. MoonBase Commander® is a strategy computer game that puts players in charge of their own lunar territory in a quest to build the most powerful empire on the moon.
buyer: Rebellion Interactive Ltd.
Rebellion Interactive Ltd is one of Europe's leading game developers. They are the studio behind hit games such as Sniper Elite, Sniper Elite V2, Aliens vs. Predator, Rogue Trooper, and Star Wars Battlefront: Renegade Squadron. "
seller: Atari, SA (ENXTPA:ATA:$22.86)
Atari is a multi-platform, global interactive entertainment and licensing company. Atari's MoonBase Commander® is a strategy computer game that puts players in charge of their own lunar territory in a quest to build the most powerful empire on the moon.
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$0.10
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announced 4/9/2012 via Forbes

Zhejiang Daily Media Holding Group Co., Ltd., will acquire Shanghai Haofang Online Information Technology Co., Ltd.

synopsis: Zhejiang Daily Media Group Co., Ltd. agreed to acquire Shanghai Haofang Online Information Technology from Shanda Interactive Entertainment Ltd. for approximately $56 million. Shanghai Haofang Online Information Technology Co., Ltd. operates a network personal computer game platform in China.
buyer: Zhejiang Daily Media Holding Group Co., Ltd. (SHSE:600633:$511.85)
Zhejiang Daily Media Group is a state-controlled media company based in Hangzhou, China. They publish a daily newspaper, "Zhejiang Daily." "
target parent: Shanda Interactive Entertainment Limited
target: Shanghai Haofang Online Information Technology Co., Ltd.
Shanghai Haofang Online Information Technology Co., Ltd. operates a network personal computer game platform in China. It allows users to find and connect with other players of the same personal computer game through the Internet. The company is based in Shanghai, China.
price ($mm)
$56
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announced 2/15/2012 via BNC Analysis

NCsoft Corporation, will acquire Ntreev Soft Co., Ltd.

synopsis: NCsoft Corporation announced that it will acquire Ntreev Soft Co., Ltd., a Korea-based online game producer and software developer, to develop casual games business.
buyer: NCsoft Corporation
NCsoft Corporation develops and publishes online games. Its online games include Aion, City of Heroes, Guild Wars, and Lineage. The company also publishes casual games in various regional markets. The company is headquartered in Seoul, South Korea and operations all over the world. "
target parent: SK Telecom
target: Ntreev Soft Co., Ltd.
Ntreev Soft Co., Ltd. develops online games. The company offers 3D casual online, multiplayer online, and PC-online games. It serves the United States, Canada, Brazil, China, Japan, Indonesia, Thailand, Philippines, Singapore, Malaysia, and Europe markets.
price ($mm)
$98*
rev ($mm)
$49
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
2.6x
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closed 2/9/2009 via PR Newswire

Nokia Corporation, acquired bit-side GmbH

synopsis: Nokia has completed its acquisition of bit-side GmbH, a privately owned Berlin-based professional services and software company with 39 employees. The deal was initially announced on January 27, 2009. By acquiring bit-side Nokia will strengthen and accelerate its mobile development for Nokia Maps.
buyer: Nokia Corporation (NOK:$26,163.38)
Nokia is a world leader in mobile communications, driving the growth and sustainability of the broader mobility industry. Nokia connects people to each other and the information that matters to them with easy-to-use and innovative products like mobile phones, devices and solutions for imaging. "
target: bit-side GmbH
Founded in 2000, bit-side GmbH develops innovative products and services for mobile phones. Based in the heart of Berlin, more than 30 software and media specialists work on mobile solutions for customers all around the world.
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closed 1/25/2007 via BusinessWire

Twistbox Games, acquired InfoSpace Mobile Games Studio

synopsis: Twistbox Entertainment, Inc. announced the acquisition of all of the assets of Infospace Inc.’s US based mobile games Studio located in San Mateo, CA. Formerly known as Atlas Mobile, Inc., the Studio will be fully integrated into Twistbox Games.
buyer parent: Twistbox Entertainment, Inc
buyer: Twistbox Games
Twistbox Games is a leading global publisher and developer of award-winning games and applications for mobile devices. Twistbox Games’ RapidPort™, the mobile industry’s most comprehensive development and porting platform, provides support for J2ME, DoJa, BREW and Symbian. "
target parent: InfoSpace, Inc.
target: InfoSpace Mobile Games Studio
InfoSpace Mobile Games Studio is a pioneer in the Play for Prizes business across the major carriers in North America that includes multiplayer tournaments and loyalty campaigns for leading consumer and entertainment brands.
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closed 10/26/2006 via PR Newswire

Power Play Development Corp, acquired NLOP, Inc.

synopsis: Power Play Development Corp. has entered into a Share Exchange & Acquisition Agreement with NLOP, Inc., a privately held Delaware corporation based in Framingham, MA. The Boards of Directors and a majority of shareholders of both Power Play and NLOP approved the terms of the Share Exchange & Acquisition Agreement.
buyer: Power Play Development Corp (US:PWPY:$0.00)
Power Play Development Corp. trades on OTC Pinksheets under the ticker symbol: "PWPY". "
target: NLOP, Inc.
NLOP is the first contest web site that is exclusively for Poker enthusiasts. NLOP is a US based gaming and promotions company. Our site is intended for entertainment purposes and not for gambling in any way.
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closed 10/30/2006 via PR Newswire

RealNetworks, Inc., acquired WiderThan

synopsis: RealNetworks, Inc. announced the final results of its tender offer to purchase all of the shares of WiderThan Co., Ltd. at a price of $17.05 per common share and per ADS, or approximately $350 million. As a result of the successful tender offer, WiderThan will become a majority-owned subsidiary of RealNetworks.
buyer: RealNetworks, Inc. (RNWK:$134.21)
RealNetworks, Inc. delivers digital entertainment services to consumers via PC, portable music player, home entertainment system or mobile phone. Real created the streaming media category in 1995 and has continued to lead the market with pioneering products and services. "
target: WiderThan
WiderThan is a leading provider of integrated mobile entertainment solutions for wireless carriers.
price ($mm)
$245
rev ($mm)
$119
EBITDA ($mm)
$22
EV / rev
2.1x
EV / EBITDA
11.2x
closed 2/1/2005 via BusinessWire

IN-FUSIO, acquired Mobile Scope AG

synopsis: IN-FUSIO, a leading mobile games publisher and game service provider, today underlined its position as an elite publisher with the announcement of its acquisition of German mobile games publisher Mobile Scope.
buyer: IN-FUSIO
IN-FUSIO is a leading international mobile entertainment company, publishing top-tier games for cell phones and delivering players' community management services. Focusing on quality, innovation and community, IN-FUSIO applications are enjoyed by more than 15 million people worldwide, through 130 o "
target: Mobile Scope AG
Mobile Scope AG was founded in early 2001 and provides wireless entertainment content for handset manufacturers, network operators and mobile entertainment portals. Mobile Scope's products are based on a highly competitive portfolio of games as well as games-related ring tones, logos, icons and oth
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closed 2/24/2005 via PR Newswire

TOM Online Inc., acquired Indiagames

synopsis: TOM Online Games, a wholly-owned subsidiary of TOM Online Inc., has successfully acquired approximately 76.29% of the issued and paid-up share capital of Indiagames as at the sale completion.
buyer parent: TOM Group Limited
buyer: TOM Online Inc.
TOM Online Inc. is a leading wireless Internet company in China providing value-added multimedia products and services. "
target: Indiagames
Indiagames was founded by Vishal Gondal, the current CEO, in 1999 and has quickly become one of the global leaders in mobile games publishing business. With over 160 professionals based in Mumbai, Indiagames is primarily engaged in publishing and developing games across various platforms like Inter
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$14*
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closed 1/25/2005 via BusinessWire

Electronic Arts Inc., acquired Digital Illusions CE AB

synopsis: Electronic Arts EA Holding AB today announced the completion of its offer to the shareholders of Digital Illusions CE AB.
buyer: Electronic Arts Inc. (NasdaqGS:EA:$5,150.00)
Electronic Arts Inc. is a leading global interactive entertainment software company. EA develops, publishes, and distributes interactive software worldwide for video game systems, personal computers, wireless devices and the Internet. "
target: Digital Illusions CE AB
Founded in 1992, Digital Illusions is an award-winning developer of interactive entertainment based in Stockholm, Sweden, with offices in New York and London, Ontario Canada. The company has more than 200 employees and develops games in basically all existing platforms. Recent titles include Battle
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$24 [$5]*
rev ($mm)
$28
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$8
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1.4x
EV / EBITDA
4.8x
closed 10/11/2004 via BusinessWire

Midway Games Inc., acquired Inevitable Entertainment Inc.

synopsis: Midway Games Inc. (NYSE:MWY) announced today that it has acquired Austin, Texas-based Inevitable Entertainment Inc., the development studio working on Midway's upcoming new videogame, AREA 51.
buyer: Midway Games Inc.
Midway Games Inc., headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, with offices throughout the world, is a leading developer and publisher of interactive entertainment software for major videogame systems and personal computers. "
target: Inevitable Entertainment Inc.
Based in Austin's technology corridor, Inevitable Entertainment is an innovative developer of high-quality interactive entertainment products. Established in 2000, Inevitable quickly achieved success through their first effort, the engaging and critically-acclaimed Tribes Aerial Assault which was t
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$2.11
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closed 8/3/2004 via PR Newswire

Gizmondo Europe Ltd, acquired Indie Studios

synopsis: Gizmondo Europe Ltd, subsidiary of Jacksonville, Florida-based, Tiger Telematics Inc, announced today the acquisition of a European leading games developer, Indie Studios.
buyer parent: Tiger Telematics Inc.
buyer: Gizmondo Europe Ltd
Gizmondo Europe Ltd. is an owned subsidiary of Tiger Telematics Inc (OTC: TGTL) and is the maker of Gizmondo, a next-generation mobile entertainment device. Set to launch in 2004, the gaming device includes built-in music, video, messaging and picture functions and GPS. "
target: Indie Studios
Stockholm-based Indie Studios develop games specifically for the eagerly anticipated Gizmondo multi-entertainment device, including multi-player games that incorporate a player's physical location into the game itself, creating a unique virtual gaming world that can extend to the off-line world. Ga
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$13
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closed 4/12/2004 via PR Newswire

GigaMedia Limited, acquired Grand Virtual, Inc.

synopsis: GigaMedia Limited, a diversified provider of broadband and entertainment services, announced today that it has acquired Grand Virtual, a privately held software developer and application service provider based in the Boston area, in an all-cash transaction valued at approximately US$32.5 million.
buyer: GigaMedia Limited (GIGM:$10.77)
GigaMedia Limited is a diversified provider of broadband and entertainment services, with headquarters in Taipei, Taiwan. Through its subsidiary Cambridge Entertainment Software, the Company develops software for online entertainment services, including the global online gaming market. "
target: Grand Virtual, Inc.
Grand Virtual develops software for online entertainment services, including online gaming and social networking. Grand Virtual, as an application service provider, also offers "turnkey" solutions for games of skill and chance, which it sells predominantly to online licensees in Europe and Asia.
price ($mm)
$33
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announced 9/5/2019 via Company Press Release

NetEnt AB, will acquire Red Tiger Gaming Limited

synopsis: NetEnt has entered into an agreement to acquire fast-growing online slot supplier Red Tiger Gaming Limited. Established in 2014, Red Tiger is a leading online supplier of casino games and software renowned for its daily jackpot games.
buyer: NetEnt AB (OM:NET B:$179.37)
NetEnt AB is a leading digital entertainment company, providing premium gaming solutions to the world’s most successful online casino operators. Since its inception in 1996, NetEnt has been a true pioneer in driving the market with thrilling games powered by a cutting-edge platform. "
target: Red Tiger Gaming Limited
Established in 2014, Red Tiger is a leading online supplier of casino games and software renowned for its daily jackpot games. The company has approximately 170 employees with operations in Malta, Isle of Man and Bulgaria.
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$240
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closed 2/27/2018 via BNC Analysis

Scientific Games Corporation, acquired EsysnetG

synopsis: Worldwide gaming supplier Scientific Games Corporation has announced a deal to acquire a majority stake in EsysnetG, a video bingo content studio based in Sao Paulo, Brazil. The acquisition provides Scientific Games with access to EsysnetG's existing and future video bingo content for the development of online, mobile, and land-based games.
buyer: Scientific Games Corporation (SGMS:$3,248.40)
Scientific Games Corporation is a world leader in gaming entertainment offering the industry’s broadest and most integrated portfolio of game content, advanced systems, cutting-edge platforms and professional services. "
target: EsysnetG
E-SYS Techologia EM Informática S.A. (EsysnetG) is a video bingo content studio based in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Mauricio Lara, the founder of EsysnetG, has a long history of developing math models, engines, and video bingo content for multiple markets.
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closed 7/10/2008 via BusinessWire

Activision, Inc. merged with Vivendi Games,

synopsis: Vivendi and Activision, Inc. completed of the transaction announced on December 2, 2007 to create Activision Blizzard, as the world’s most profitable pure-play online and console game publisher. Activision Blizzard was formed by combining Activision and Vivendi Games.
buyer parent: Vivendi Universal S.A.
buyer: Vivendi Games (ATVI:$5,946.00)
Activision Blizzard, Inc. is a worldwide pure-play online and console game publisher with leading market positions across all categories of the rapidly growing interactive entertainment software industry. "
target: Activision, Inc.
Activision, Inc. is a leading worldwide developer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment and leisure products. Founded in 1979, Activision posted net revenues of $1.5 billion for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2007. Activision has more than 2,000 employees worldwide.
price ($mm)
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$1,950
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$367
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closed 9/26/2007 via BusinessWire

Activision, Inc., acquired Bizarre Creations

synopsis: Activision, Inc. has acquired U.K.-based video game developer Bizarre Creations, one of the world’s premier video game developers and a leader in the racing category, a $1.4 billion market that is the fourth most popular video game genre and represents more than 10% of the total video game market worldwide.
buyer: Activision, Inc. (:$0.00)
Activision, Inc. is a leading worldwide developer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment and leisure products. Founded in 1979, Activision posted net revenues of $1.5 billion for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2007. Activision has more than 2,000 employees worldwide. "
target: Bizarre Creations
Bizarre Creations is an independent developer, famed for such franchises as Formula 1, Fur Fighters, Geometry Wars, Project Gotham Racing and The Club. Bizarre prides itself on providing high-quality next-generation gaming experiences that excel in gameplay, graphics, audio and technology.
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$67
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announced 3/6/2007 via BusinessWire

Activision, Inc., will acquire DemonWare Ltd.

synopsis: Activision, Inc. has entered into an agreement to acquire DemonWare, the leading provider of network middleware technologies for console and PC games headquartered in Dublin, Ireland. The acquisition will enable Activision to gain efficiencies related to online game development.
buyer: Activision, Inc. (:$0.00)
Activision, Inc. is a leading worldwide developer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment and leisure products. Founded in 1979, Activision posted net revenues of $1.5 billion for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2007. Activision has more than 2,000 employees worldwide. "
target: DemonWare Ltd.
DemonWare is the leading network middleware company in the computer games industry, providing online functionality to multiplayer games on all PC and console platforms. Founded in 2003 by Dylan Collins and Sean Blanchfield, the company has offices in Dublin, Ireland and Vancouver, B.C.
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closed 5/25/2005 via PR Newswire

Activision, Inc., acquired Beenox, Inc.

synopsis: Continuing to expand its roster of premier development talent, Activision, Inc. ATVI today announced that it has acquired game developer Beenox, Inc.
buyer: Activision, Inc. (:$0.00)
Activision, Inc. is a leading worldwide developer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment and leisure products. Founded in 1979, Activision posted net revenues of $1.5 billion for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2007. Activision has more than 2,000 employees worldwide. "
target: Beenox, Inc.
Beenox, Inc. is a rapidly expanding game development studio specializing in creating innovative technology and original games for personal computer platforms and game consoles. In 2002, the Beenox Shift division was created to give another life to hit titles by porting them to additional platforms.
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closed 10/9/2019 via BNC Analysis

King Digital Entertainment plc, acquired Hatrabbit AB

synopsis: Swedish gaming giant King has acquired the game studio Hatrabbit. Hatrabbit was founded in 2016 by Dice and Rovio veterans Andreas Chrysovitsano and Joakim Svärling, with the goal of developing mobile games in virtual reality, known as VR.
buyer parent: Activision Blizzard
buyer: King Digital Entertainment plc (KING:$2,012.57)
King is a leading interactive entertainment company for the mobile world, with people all around the world playing one or more of our games. We have developed more than 200 fun titles, offering games that are enjoyed all around the world. "
target: Hatrabbit AB
Hatrabbit is located in the heart of Stockholm, Sweden. Hatrabbit was founded in 2016 by Dice and Rovio veterans Andreas Chrysovitsano and Joakim Svärling, with the goal of developing mobile games in virtual reality, known as VR.
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closed 1/25/2017 via BNC Analysis

King Digital Entertainment plc, acquired Omniata

synopsis: Activision Blizzard’s King mobile game division has acquired analytics and engagement firm Omniata. Omniata enables the entire digital organization - Marketers, Product Managers and Data Scientists - to run their business based on data.
buyer parent: Activision Blizzard
buyer: King Digital Entertainment plc (KING:$2,012.57)
King is a leading interactive entertainment company for the mobile world, with people all around the world playing one or more of their games. They have more than 180 fun titles in over 200 countries. Their hits include Candy Crush Saga, Farm Heroes Saga, Papa Pear Saga, and Pet Rescue Saga. "
target: Omniata
Omniata enables the entire digital organization - Marketers, Product Managers and Data Scientists - to run their business based on data. It creates an integrated view of consumers across devices, providing tools to optimize the user experience in real-time.
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closed 1/18/2017 via BNC Analysis

Ubisoft Entertainment S.A., acquired FreeStyleGames

synopsis: Ubisoft, a leading producer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment products, has acquired FreeStyleGames, an award winning game development company based in the UK and are the creators of DJ Hero and Guitar Hero Live. They will be renamed as Ubisoft Leamington.
buyer: Ubisoft Entertainment S.A. (ENXTPA:UBI:$1,959.78)
Ubisoft is a leading producer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment products worldwide and has grown considerably through a strong and diversified line-up of products and partnerships. "
target parent: Activision Blizzard
target: FreeStyleGames
FreeStyleGames™ is an award winning game development company based in the UK and are the creators of DJ Hero and Guitar Hero Live. The company specializes in original intellectual property, focused on mass-market music-rhythm based gaming.
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closed 1/4/2016 via BusinessWire

Activision Blizzard, acquired Major League Gaming

synopsis: Activision Blizzard, Inc. announced the acquisition of the business of Major League Gaming (MLG). MLG is a leader in creating and streaming premium live gaming events, organizing professional competitions and running competitive gaming leagues. MLG has helped bring esports into the mainstream with its broadcasts of professional gaming competitions.
buyer: Activision Blizzard (ATVI:$5,946.00)
Activision Blizzard, Inc., a member of the S&P 500, is the world's most successful standalone interactive entertainment company. Activision Blizzard develops and publishes games based on some of the most beloved entertainment franchises, including Call of Duty, Guitar Hero, and World of Warcraft. "
target: Major League Gaming
Major League Gaming (MLG) is the global leader in eSports. MLG operates MLG.tv, the #1 online broadcast network for professional level competitive gaming; the MLG Pro Circuit, the longest-running eSports league in North America; and GameBattles, a cross platform online gaming tournament system.
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$46
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closed 2/23/2016 via BusinessWire

Activision Blizzard, acquired King Digital Entertainment plc

synopsis: US computer game company Activision Blizzard, which produces World of Warcraft and Call of Duty, acquired King Digital Entertainment, the creator of Candy Crush Saga. The Call of Duty series is one of the world's best selling console games, while Candy Crush Saga is among the most popular games on mobile devices.
buyer: Activision Blizzard (ATVI:$5,946.00)
Activision Blizzard, Inc. is a worldwide pure-play online and console game publisher with leading market positions across all categories of the rapidly growing interactive entertainment software industry. "
target: King Digital Entertainment plc (KING:$2,012.57)
King is a leading interactive entertainment company for the mobile world, with people all around the world playing one or more of their games. They have more than 180 fun titles in over 200 countries. Their hits include Candy Crush Saga, Farm Heroes Saga, Papa Pear Saga, and Pet Rescue Saga.
price ($mm)
$5,900
rev ($mm)
$2,104
EBITDA ($mm)
$726
EV / rev
2.8x
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8.1x
closed 10/12/2013 via Bloomberg

Activision Blizzard, acquired Activision Blizzard

synopsis: An investor group led by Activision Blizzard's Chief Executive Bobby Kotick and Co-Chairman Brian Kelly will purchase about 49% of Activision shares from Vivendi. Activision Blizzard is a worldwide pure-play online and console game publisher with leading market positions across all categories of the interactive entertainment software industry.
buyer: Activision Blizzard (ATVI:$5,946.00)
Activision Blizzard, Inc. is a worldwide pure-play online and console game publisher with leading market positions across all categories of the rapidly growing interactive entertainment software industry. "
target parent: Vivendi SA
target: Activision Blizzard (ATVI:$5,946.00)
Activision Blizzard, Inc. is a worldwide pure-play online and console game publisher with leading market positions across all categories of the rapidly growing interactive entertainment software industry.
price ($mm)
$8,200*
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$4,984
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$1,876
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3.4x
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8.9x
closed 11/10/2008 via Company Press Release

Activision Blizzard, acquired Budcat Creations, LLC

synopsis: Activision Publishing, Inc announced that it has acquired video game developer Budcat Creations. Based in Iowa City, Iowa, Budcat Creations is an award-winning development studio with expertise on the Wii home video game system and the Nintendo DS.
buyer parent: Vivendi Universal S.A.
buyer: Activision Blizzard (ATVI:$5,946.00)
Activision Blizzard, Inc. is a worldwide pure-play online and console game publisher with leading market positions across all categories of the rapidly growing interactive entertainment software industry. "
target: Budcat Creations, LLC
Budcat Creations was founded in September, 2000 with the goal of becoming a premier developer of entertainment software for the PC and console markets.
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closed 9/12/2008 via PR Newswire

Activision Blizzard, acquired FreeStyleGames

synopsis: Further strengthening its development resources and underscoring its commitment to the music-based genre, Activision Publishing, Inc. announced that it has acquired FreeStyleGames, a premier U.K.-based video game developer specializing in music-based games.
buyer parent: Vivendi Universal S.A.
buyer: Activision Blizzard (ATVI:$5,946.00)
Activision Blizzard, Inc. is a worldwide pure-play online and console game publisher with leading market positions across all categories of the rapidly growing interactive entertainment software industry. "
target: FreeStyleGames
FreeStyleGames™ is a groundbreaking game development company. The company specialises in multi-platform and mass-market, music based gaming. Our teams enjoy fun & adventurous lifestyles, which enables us to deliver fresh & innovative intellectual property.
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closed 7/10/2008 via BusinessWire

Activision, Inc. merged with Vivendi Games,

synopsis: Vivendi and Activision, Inc. completed of the transaction announced on December 2, 2007 to create Activision Blizzard, as the world’s most profitable pure-play online and console game publisher. Activision Blizzard was formed by combining Activision and Vivendi Games.
buyer parent: Vivendi Universal S.A.
buyer: Vivendi Games (ATVI:$5,946.00)
Activision Blizzard, Inc. is a worldwide pure-play online and console game publisher with leading market positions across all categories of the rapidly growing interactive entertainment software industry. "
target: Activision, Inc.
Activision, Inc. is a leading worldwide developer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment and leisure products. Founded in 1979, Activision posted net revenues of $1.5 billion for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2007. Activision has more than 2,000 employees worldwide.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$1,950
EBITDA ($mm)
$367
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
0.0x
closed 6/6/2006 via

Activision, Inc., acquired RedOctane, Inc.

synopsis: Underscoring its commitment to broaden its product portfolio and deliver compelling entertainment experiences to consumers worldwide, Activision, Inc. announced today that it has entered into an agreement to acquire video game publisher RedOctane, Inc. the publisher of the popular Guitar Hero franchise.
buyer parent: Vivendi Universal S.A.
buyer: Activision, Inc. (ATVI:$5,946.00)
Activision Blizzard, Inc. is a worldwide pure-play online and console game publisher with leading market positions across all categories of the rapidly growing interactive entertainment software industry. "
target: RedOctane, Inc.
RedOctane, Inc. is a publisher, developer, and distributor of interactive entertainment software, hardware and accessories. RedOctane is also a leader in subscription based online game rentals, becoming the world's first online game rental service when it opened in 1999.
price ($mm)
$65
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 7/10/2008 via BusinessWire

Activision, Inc. merged with Vivendi Games,

synopsis: Vivendi and Activision, Inc. completed of the transaction announced on December 2, 2007 to create Activision Blizzard, as the world’s most profitable pure-play online and console game publisher. Activision Blizzard was formed by combining Activision and Vivendi Games.
buyer parent: Vivendi Universal S.A.
buyer: Vivendi Games (ATVI:$5,946.00)
Activision Blizzard, Inc. is a worldwide pure-play online and console game publisher with leading market positions across all categories of the rapidly growing interactive entertainment software industry. "
target: Activision, Inc.
Activision, Inc. is a leading worldwide developer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment and leisure products. Founded in 1979, Activision posted net revenues of $1.5 billion for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2007. Activision has more than 2,000 employees worldwide.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$1,950
EBITDA ($mm)
$367
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
0.0x
closed 3/18/2020 via gamesindustry.biz

Miniclip, acquired EightPixelsSquare

synopsis: Swiss mobile developer and publisher Miniclip has acquired Eight Pixels Square, an independent mobile free-to-play studio based in Derby, UK. With the acquisition of Eight Pixels Square, Miniclip has procured an experienced resource base that can expand its offering into the mobile shooter genre.
buyer parent: Tencent Holdings Ltd.
buyer: Miniclip
Based in Switzerland, Miniclip is a global leader in digital games. The company develops, publishes and distributes highly engaging games to an audience of 150 million monthly active users, across mobile, social and online platforms. "
target parent: Outplay Entertainment Ltd.
target: EightPixelsSquare
EightPixelsSquare is an independent mobile free-to-play studio based in Derby, UK. The company was founded to create engaging and high quality free-to-play mobile games. The studio comprises of 40 industry veterans, averaging 17 years in games and technology development.
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closed 3/4/2020 via gamesindustry.biz

Zordix AB, acquired Invictus Games Ltd.

synopsis: Zordix, a Swedish game developer & publisher, has acquired Invictus Games, an independent Hungarian video game development studio. Invictus has designed and developed over 50 games for various platforms. Their best known titles include 1nsane, Street Legal Racing, Froggy Jump, PAC-MAN Friends, Give It Up!, Race of Champions, and more.
buyer: Zordix AB (NGM:ZORDIX B:$1.85)
Zordix is a Swedish game developer & publisher. Its core development team develops high-end racing games for PC and consoles. Zordix recently started Zordix Publishing, a new branch which focuses on working together with indie-studios, helping them bring their games to the global gaming market. "
target: Invictus Games Ltd.
Invictus Games is an independent Hungarian video game development studio. Invictus has designed and developed over 50 games for various platforms. Their best known titles include 1nsane, Street Legal Racing, Froggy Jump, PAC-MAN Friends, Give It Up!, Race of Champions, and more.
price ($mm)
$0.56
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 3/4/2020 via gamesindustry.biz

Phoenix Games, acquired Studio Firefly

synopsis: Phoenix Games, an international family of games companies, has acquired Studio Firefly, a live-ops specialist in Romania that aims to create amazing experiences through mobile games. Studio Firefly is focused primarily on extending the value of existing IPs by providing live-ops and development services.
buyer: Phoenix Games
Phoenix Games is an international group of free-to-play games companies. Phoenix is on a mission to to build a family of the world's most talented game developers and service providers. Phoenix believes that backing great companies with the freedom to create will yield exciting results for everyone."
target: Studio Firefly
Studio Firefly is a live-ops specialist in Romania that aims to create amazing experiences through mobile games. Studio Firefly is focused primarily on extending the value of existing IPs by providing live-ops and development services. The studio is also working on self-developed games.
price ($mm)
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announced 2/26/2020 via GlobeNewswire

Recolor Oy, will acquire Codecacao d.o.o

synopsis: Kuuhubb Inc. is pleased to announce that Recolor Oy, a wholly-owned subsidiary, has entered into a sale and purchase agreement with Codecacao d.o.o in which Recolor Oy will acquire 100% of the issued and outstanding shares of Codecacao. Codecacao is a team of apps & games lovers developing globally recognized products.
buyer parent: Kuuhubb
buyer: Recolor Oy
Recolor is the world's favorite coloring app for adults. Join millions of people in the most relaxing coloring book experience available on the Google Play store and iOS. "
target: Codecacao d.o.o
Codecacao is a team of apps & games lovers developing globally recognized products. The company is based in Croatia and their products range from lifestyle applications used daily by millions of people to esports PaaS (Platform as a service) and game titles.
price ($mm)
$0.55
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 2/26/2020 via BNC Analysis

Oculus VR, acquired Sanzaru Games

synopsis: Facebook has acquired Sanzaru Games through Oculus, a VR company. Sanzaru Games, Inc. is an American video game development company founded in Foster City in 2007. Alongside its VR catalog, it has worked on games including Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time, Sonic Boom: Shattered Crystal, and Sonic Boom: Fire and Ice.
buyer parent: Facebook
buyer: Oculus VR
Oculus VR, Inc. is building a next-generation consumer virtual reality platform. The company's first product, the Oculus Rift, is a virtual reality headset that allows one to step inside a digital environment and feel as though they are truly there. "
target: Sanzaru Games
Sanzaru Games, Inc. is an American video game development company founded in Foster City in 2007. Alongside its VR catalog, it has worked on games including Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time, Sonic Boom: Shattered Crystal, and Sonic Boom: Fire and Ice.
price ($mm)
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closed 2/26/2020 via Company Press Release

Atari, SA, acquired WONDER, Inc.

synopsis: Atari, an interactive entertainment production company, has acquired Wonder, an innovative gaming company with an all-in-one gaming platform to unite people in all the ways they play through an Android-based hybrid mobile gaming and entertainment platform.
buyer: Atari, SA (ENXTPA:ATA:$22.86)
Atari is an interactive entertainment production company. The company is globally recognized for its multi-platform, interactive entertainment and licensed products. Atari owns and/or manages a portfolio of more than 200 games and franchises. "
target: WONDER, Inc.
Wonder is creating the next-generation, all-in-one gaming platform to unite people in all the ways they play. They're a new breed of gamers, geeks and fun-seekers bound by their credo: all of the fun, none of the compromises.
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closed 2/19/2020 via BNC Analysis

Embracer Group, acquired Saber Interactive

synopsis: Embracer Group has acquired World War Z developer Saber Interactive. Founded in 2001, Saber has grown into one of the largest and longest-standing developers of interactive games in Russia/Eastern Europe and one of the few remaining independent game studios producing AAA content.
buyer: Embracer Group (OM:EMBRAC B:$636.39)
Embracer Group is the parent company of businesses developing and publishing PC and console games for the global games market. Embracer Group has an extensive catalogue of over 130 owned franchises, such as Saints Row, Goat Simulator, Dead Island, Darksiders, Metro, MX vs ATV, and more. "
target: Saber Interactive
Saber Interactive is an independent developer of interactive games and entertainment. Founded in 2001, Saber has grown into one of the largest and longest-standing developers of interactive games in Russia/Eastern Europe and one of the few remaining independent game studios producing AAA content.
price ($mm)
$150
rev ($mm)
$105
EBITDA ($mm)
$62
EV / rev
5.0x
EV / EBITDA
8.5x
closed 2/6/2020 via BNC Analysis

Thunderful, acquired Guru Games

synopsis: Thunderful Group AB, a Swedish games publisher, has acquired Guru Games, an independent video game development company in Sweden. Guru Games creates short, high quality games that provide an intense, atmospheric and well-designed experience. Their titles include Magnetic: Cage Closed, Crazy Sorting Factory, and Medusa's Labyrinth.
buyer: Thunderful
Based in Sweden, Thunderful AB was founded as a parent company to Gothenburg, Sweden-based game development studios Image & Form International AB and Zoink AB, two of the most successful veterans in the Swedish gaming industry. Thunderful is a veritable video-gaming powerhouse on all platforms. "
target: Guru Games
Guru Games is an independent video game development company in Sweden. Guru Games creates short, high quality games that provide an intense, atmospheric and well-designed experience. Their titles include Magnetic: Cage Closed, Crazy Sorting Factory, and Medusa's Labyrinth.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$0
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
closed 2/3/2020 via GlobeNewswire

Ubisoft Entertainment S.A., acquired Kolibri Games

synopsis: Ubisoft announced the acquisition of 75% of Berlin-based Kolibri Games, one of the premier developers of mobile free-to-play games and one of the leaders of  the “idle” games genre. Their mobile games "Idle Miner Tycoon"​ and “Idle Factory Tycoon” have reached millions of players around the world.
buyer: Ubisoft Entertainment S.A. (ENXTPA:UBI:$1,959.78)
Ubisoft is a leading creator, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment and services, with a rich portfolio of world-renowned brands, including Assassin's Creed, Just Dance, Watch_Dogs, Tom Clancy's video game series, Rayman and Far Cry. "
target: Kolibri Games
Kolibri Games is a mobile games studio based in Berlin, Germany. Their mobile games "Idle Miner Tycoon"​ and “Idle Factory Tycoon” have reached millions of players around the world resulting in over 50 million downloads for “Idle Miner Tycoon”.
price ($mm)
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EV / EBITDA
closed 1/29/2020 via BusinessWire

Sea Ltd, acquired Phoenix Labs

synopsis: Sea Limited, a leading global consumer internet company, announced that its digital entertainment arm, Garena, has acquired Phoenix Labs, an acclaimed independent games development company and the studio behind the popular cross-platform co-op action RPG, Dauntless.
buyer: Sea Ltd (NYSE:SE:$1,681.38)
Sea Limited is a leading global consumer internet company founded in Singapore in 2009. They operate three core businesses across digital entertainment, e-commerce, and digital financial services, known as Garena, Shopee, and SeaMoney, respectively. "
target: Phoenix Labs
Phoenix Labs is an acclaimed independent games development company and the studio behind the popular cross-platform co-op action RPG, Dauntless. They are based in Canada.
price ($mm)
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closed 12/20/2019 via BNC Analysis

Google, acquired Typhoon Studios

synopsis: Google has acquired Typhoon Studios, an independent game developer in Montréal. They are dedicated to creating new experiences with a unique voice on both PC and console.
buyer: Google (GOOGL:$161,857.00)
Google is a multinational corporation that is specialized in internet-related services, products, and platforms like Search, Maps, Gmail, Android, Google Play, Chrome and YouTube. Google's mission is to organize the world's information and make it universally accessible and useful. "
target: Typhoon Studios
Typhoon Studios is an independent game developer in Montréal. They are dedicated to creating new experiences with a unique voice on both PC and console.
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announced 12/16/2019 via gamesindustry.biz

Animoca Brands, will acquire nWay Inc.

synopsis: Animoca Brands, a mobile game developer in Hong Kong, will acquire nWay, a game developer and publisher of triple-A games on console, PC, and mobile platforms. nWay is the developer of Power Rangers: Legacy Wars, the award-winning mobile fighting game on iOS and Android. Their other games include Power Rangers: Battle for the Grid and ChronoBlade.
buyer: Animoca Brands (ASX:AB1:$8.69)
Hong Kong-based Animoca Brands leverages gamification, blockchain, and AI technologies to develop and publish a broad portfolio of mobile products including games such as The Sandbox and Crazy Kings as well as products based on popular intellectual properties such as Garfield and Thomas & Friends. "
target: nWay Inc.
nWay is a game developer and publisher of triple-A games on console, PC, and mobile platforms. nWay is the developer of Power Rangers: Legacy Wars, the award-winning mobile fighting game on iOS and Android. Their other games include Power Rangers: Battle for the Grid and ChronoBlade.
price ($mm)
$7.69
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 11/27/2019 via BNC Analysis

Rebellion Interactive Ltd., acquired The Bitmap Brothers

synopsis: Independent game studio Rebellion Developments has announced the acquisition of The Bitmap Brothers. Founded in 1987 by Mike Montgomery, The Bitmap Brothers is a mobile game developer that is best-known for titles such as Xenon, Z: Steel Soldiers, Speedball, and Chaos Engine.
buyer: Rebellion Interactive Ltd.
Founded in 1992, Rebellion® is one of Europe’s leading independent game developers and comic book publishers. The studio’s flagship Sniper Elite games series leads the way for authentic stealth and sniping gameplay with more than 10 million units sold worldwide. "
target: The Bitmap Brothers
UK-based The Bitmap Brothers is a mobile game developer. Founded in 1987 by Mike Montgomery, The Bitmap Brothers is best-known for titles such as Xenon, Z: Steel Soldiers, Speedball, and Chaos Engine. Xenon is a vertical scrolling shooter and Z: Steel Soldiers is a real-time strategy game.
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announced 11/26/2019 via PR Newswire

Toadman Interactive AB, will acquire Sold Out Sales & Marketing Limited

synopsis: Toadman Interactive, a Swedish game development studio that specializes in the production of role-playing games (RPG) for consoles and PCs, will acquired Sold Out, UK's video game publisher and distributer specializing in digital and physical publishing for console and PC formats.
buyer: Toadman Interactive AB (NGM:TOAD MTF:$5.89)
Founded in 2013, Toadman Interactive is a Swedish game development studio that specializes in the production of role-playing games (RPG) for consoles and PCs. Their first game, Immortal: Unchained, is an RPG shooter that aims to set the standard for all future RPG shooters. "
target: Sold Out Sales & Marketing Limited
Sold Out is UK's video game publisher and distributer specializing in digital and physical publishing for console and PC formats. Sold Out provides a full-service offering to game developers seeking to bring their game titles to the market with services ranging from publishing to distribution.
price ($mm)
$21
rev ($mm)
$43
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.6x
EV / EBITDA
closed 10/23/2019 via gamesindustry.biz

Saber Interactive, acquired Bigmoon Entertainment

synopsis: Saber Interactive, an independent developer of interactive games and entertainment, has acquired Bigmoon Entertainment, a video game developer in Portugal. Bigmoon Entertainment aims to develop the best games possible with immersive stories and innovative challenges. Their games include Dakar 18, Demons Age, Police Simulator: Patrol Duty, and more.
buyer: Saber Interactive
Saber Interactive is an independent developer of interactive games and entertainment. Founded in 2001, Saber has grown into one of the largest and longest-standing developers of interactive games in Russia/Eastern Europe and one of the few remaining independent game studios producing AAA content. "
target: Bigmoon Entertainment
Bigmoon Entertainment is a video game developer in Portugal. Bigmoon Entertainment aims to develop the best games possible with immersive stories, innovative challenges and great characters. Their games include Dakar 18, Demons Age, Syndrome, Police Simulator: Patrol Duty, and more.
price ($mm)
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announced 9/18/2019 via BNC Analysis

XYRALITY GmbH, will acquire SHPlay GmbH

synopsis: Hamburg-based game company Xyrality, which offers games such as Fortress Kings, is taking over SHPlay. SHPlay is a Bielefeld, Germany-based game studio founded by Sebastian Heinisch. SHPlay develops web browser and Android simulation games such as Speditionsleiter and Leitstellenspiel.
buyer: XYRALITY GmbH
Xyrality specialises in developing and publishing next-generation MMO (massively multiplayer online) games for a broad target group. The Hamburg-based game company offers games such as Fortress King, a medieval strategy MMO. "
target: SHPlay GmbH
SHPlay is a Bielefeld, Germany-based game studio founded by Sebastian Heinisch. SHPlay develops web browser and Android simulation games such as Speditionsleiter and Leitstellenspiel. Speditionsleiter gives players the opportunity to run a shipping company.
price ($mm)
$2.21
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 8/28/2019 via BNC Analysis

LCG Entertainment, acquired Telltale Games

synopsis: LCG Entertainment, a holdings company, has acquired Telltale Games, a company that pioneered the episodic delivery of digital gaming content and won numerous accolades for its best-selling game series, including The Walking Dead. LCG will look to sell Telltale’s older catalog of games is in talks to create new licensed games.
buyer: LCG Entertainment
LCG Entertainment is a holding company that is focused on developing new video games. LCG is passionate about video games and will focus on reviving old video games while also developing new sequels. "
target: Telltale Games
An award-winning independent developer and publisher of both original and licensed IP games, Telltale Games pioneered the episodic delivery of digital gaming content. Telltale won numerous accolades for its best-selling game series, including The Walking Dead and Batman: The Telltale Series.
price ($mm)
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announced 8/21/2019 via BNC Analysis

Northedge Capital Partners, will acquire Catalis SE

synopsis: Catalis Group, a UK video game firm that's composed of; Testronic, a provider of quality assurance services, Kuju, a company that creates top-rated games, and Curve Digital, an award-winning digital games publisher, will be acquired by NorthEdge, a UK a private equity firm focused on lower mid-market buy-out and development capital transactions.
buyer: Northedge Capital Partners
Headquartered in the UK, NorthEdge manages £650m of private equity funds aimed at lower mid-market buy-out and development capital transactions. They are looking to invest in like-minded businesses who have real ambition and the potential to shape global markets from the regional powerhouses. "
target: Catalis SE (DB:XAE2:$29.89)
Catalis Group is a UK video game firm that covers every aspect of game testing, development and publishing. It’s composed of 3 companies; Testronic, a provider of quality assurance services, Kuju, a company that creates top-rated games, and Curve Digital, an award-winning digital games publisher.
price ($mm)
$109
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 8/21/2019 via BNC Analysis

Northedge Capital Partners, will acquire Catalis SE

synopsis: Catalis Group, a UK video game firm that's composed of; Testronic, a provider of quality assurance services, Kuju, a company that creates top-rated games, and Curve Digital, an award-winning digital games publisher, will be acquired by NorthEdge, a UK a private equity firm focused on lower mid-market buy-out and development capital transactions.
buyer: Northedge Capital Partners
Headquartered in the UK, NorthEdge manages £650m of private equity funds aimed at lower mid-market buy-out and development capital transactions. They are looking to invest in like-minded businesses who have real ambition and the potential to shape global markets from the regional powerhouses. "
target: Catalis SE (DB:XAE2:$29.89)
Catalis Group is a UK video game firm that covers every aspect of game testing, development and publishing. It’s composed of 3 companies; Testronic, a provider of quality assurance services, Kuju, a company that creates top-rated games, and Curve Digital, an award-winning digital games publisher.
price ($mm)
$109
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA

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Ticker: NTES
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
NetEase, Inc.
NetEase, Inc.
NetEase, Inc. is a leading internet technology company in China. Dedicated to providing online services centered around content, community, communication and commerce, NetEase develops some of China’s most popular PC-client and mobile games, e-commerce businesses, advertising and e-mail services.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$10,750.03
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,998.42
EBIT ($mm)
$1,637.88
Net Income ($mm)
$1,273.77
Employees
23687
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Ticker: ATVI
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Activision Blizzard
Activision Blizzard
Activision Blizzard, Inc., a member of the S&P 500, is the world's most successful standalone interactive entertainment company. Activision Blizzard develops and publishes games based on some of the most beloved entertainment franchises, including Call of Duty, Guitar Hero, and World of Warcraft.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$5,946.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,893.00
EBIT ($mm)
$1,279.00
Net Income ($mm)
$872.00
Employees
7190
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Ticker: NasdaqGS:EA
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Electronic Arts Inc.
Electronic Arts Inc.
Electronic Arts (EA) is a global leader in digital interactive entertainment. The Company develops and delivers games, content and online services for Internet-connected consoles, mobile devices and personal computers. EA has more than 300 million registered players around the world.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$5,150.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,568.00
EBIT ($mm)
$1,434.00
Net Income ($mm)
$1,043.00
Employees
9300
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Ticker: SGAMY
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sega Sammy Holdings Inc.
Sega Sammy Holdings Inc.
The SEGA SAMMY Group is involved in a wide range of business operations, encompassing Sammy’s pachislot and pachinko machine business; entertainment contents business focused on SEGA Group’s digital game business; and resort business, which is represented by the development and operation of hotels.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$3,024.74
EBITDA ($mm)
$300.70
EBIT ($mm)
$110.24
Net Income ($mm)
$24.10
Employees
7726
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Ticker: KNM
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Konami Corporation
Konami Corporation
Konami Corporation develops, publishes, markets, and distributes video game software products for stationary and portable consoles, as well as for use on personal computers. It operates in three segments: Digital Entertainment, Gaming & Systems, and Health & Fitness.
year
2012
rev ($mm)
$265,758.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$51,370.00
EBIT ($mm)
$41,292.00
Net Income ($mm)
$23,012.00
Employees
5362
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Ticker: SEHK:700
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tencent Holdings Ltd.
Tencent Holdings Ltd.
Tencent Holdings Limited is an investment holding company involved in providing internet and mobile value-added services (VAS), online advertising services and e-commerce transactions services
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$53,544.27
EBITDA ($mm)
$21,652.02
EBIT ($mm)
$15,948.80
Net Income ($mm)
$13,242.41
Employees
60860
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Ticker: NTES
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
NetEase, Inc.
NetEase, Inc.
NetEase, Inc. is a leading internet technology company in China. Dedicated to providing online services centered around content, community, communication and commerce, NetEase develops some of China’s most popular PC-client and mobile games, e-commerce businesses, advertising and e-mail services.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$10,750.03
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,998.42
EBIT ($mm)
$1,637.88
Net Income ($mm)
$1,273.77
Employees
23687
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Ticker: ATVI
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Activision Blizzard
Activision Blizzard
Activision Blizzard, Inc., a member of the S&P 500, is the world's most successful standalone interactive entertainment company. Activision Blizzard develops and publishes games based on some of the most beloved entertainment franchises, including Call of Duty, Guitar Hero, and World of Warcraft.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$5,946.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,893.00
EBIT ($mm)
$1,279.00
Net Income ($mm)
$872.00
Employees
7190
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Ticker: TSE:7974
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Nintendo
Nintendo
Nintendo Co., Ltd. is a Japanese multinational consumer electronics company headquartered in Kyoto, Japan. Nintendo is the world's largest video game company by revenue.
year
2014
rev ($mm)
$5,578.09
EBITDA ($mm)
($356.18)
EBIT ($mm)
($452.95)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
5213
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Ticker: NasdaqGS:EA
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Electronic Arts Inc.
Electronic Arts Inc.
Electronic Arts (EA) is a global leader in digital interactive entertainment. The Company develops and delivers games, content and online services for Internet-connected consoles, mobile devices and personal computers. EA has more than 300 million registered players around the world.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$5,150.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,568.00
EBIT ($mm)
$1,434.00
Net Income ($mm)
$1,043.00
Employees
9300
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Ticker: SGAMY
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sega Sammy Holdings Inc.
Sega Sammy Holdings Inc.
The SEGA SAMMY Group is involved in a wide range of business operations, encompassing Sammy’s pachislot and pachinko machine business; entertainment contents business focused on SEGA Group’s digital game business; and resort business, which is represented by the development and operation of hotels.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$3,024.74
EBITDA ($mm)
$300.70
EBIT ($mm)
$110.24
Net Income ($mm)
$24.10
Employees
7726
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Ticker: TSE:3659
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
NEXON Co., Ltd.
NEXON Co., Ltd.
Based in Japan, NEXON Co. is a global leader in online games, with more than 100 live games operated across more than 190 countries. Nexon pioneered micro-transactions and the free-to-play business model, and is widely credited with unmatched global expertise in sophisticated live game operations.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$2,372.01
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,035.14
EBIT ($mm)
$970.78
Net Income ($mm)
$1,059.35
Employees
6441
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Ticker: ENXTPA:UBI
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ubisoft Entertainment S.A.
Ubisoft Entertainment S.A.
Ubisoft is a leading producer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment products worldwide and has grown considerably through a strong and diversified line-up of products and partnerships.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$1,959.78
EBITDA ($mm)
($11.18)
EBIT ($mm)
$138.09
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
15913
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Ticker: TTWO
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc.
Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc.
Take-Two Interactive Software develops and distributes games for PCs, as well as for Sony PlayStation, Nintendo, and SEGA game consoles. The company has distribution operations in Australia, North America, Europe, Scandinavia, and the UK. Other titles include Fly!, Earthworm Jim 3-D, and Darkstone.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$1,779.75
EBITDA ($mm)
$147.17
EBIT ($mm)
$113.39
Net Income ($mm)
$67.30
Employees
3707
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Ticker: TSE:3632
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Gree, Inc.
Gree, Inc.
GREE develops games at its studios in Japan, North America, and South Korea, producing high-ranking titles in the app markets of each region. The company was founded in 2004.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$703.90
EBITDA ($mm)
$97.60
EBIT ($mm)
$85.11
Net Income ($mm)
$42.53
Employees
1416
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Ticker: OM:EMBRAC B
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Embracer Group
Embracer Group
Embracer Group is a Swedish video game holding company. Embracer Group is the parent company of THQ Nordic, Koch Media and Coffee Stain. The Group has an extensive catalogue of over 130 owned franchises, such as Saints Row, Goat Simulator, Dead Island, Darksiders, Metro, MX vs ATV, and more.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$636.39
EBITDA ($mm)
$117.60
EBIT ($mm)
$37.86
Net Income ($mm)
$26.27
Employees
1679
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Ticker: SEHK:777
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
NetDragon WebSoft Inc.
NetDragon WebSoft Inc.
NetDragon Websoft Inc. is a leading innovator and creative force in China's online gaming and mobile internet industries. NetDragon offers many well-known mobile Internet products and services, including 91 Assistant, HiMarket, 91 Launcher,91 Panda Reader,sj.91.com and www.hiapk.com.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$615.68
EBITDA ($mm)
$29.42
EBIT ($mm)
($7.39)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
6446
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Ticker: NasdaqGS:BILI
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Bilibili Inc.
Bilibili Inc.
Bilibili represents the iconic brand of online entertainment with a mission to enrich the everyday life of young generations in China. Bilibili is a full-spectrum online entertainment world covering a wide array of genres and media formats, including videos, live broadcasting and mobile games.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$537.71
EBITDA ($mm)
($23.79)
EBIT ($mm)
($72.85)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
1903
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Ticker: SZSE:002354
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Dalian Zeus Entertainment Group
Dalian Zeus Entertainment Group
Dalian Zeus Entertainment Group is a Chinese gaming company. Dalian Zeus is mainly engaged in web and mobile game development.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$393.20
EBITDA ($mm)
$161.55
EBIT ($mm)
$160.91
Net Income ($mm)
$144.85
Employees
885
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