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closed 2/8/2011 via BusinessWire

24 Mobile Advertising Solutions, purchased Wireless Operations from THQ, Inc.

synopsis: 24MAS, a leader in mobile advertising and application distribution, has acquired THQ Inc.’s wireless operations and its global carrier business from parent company THQ Inc., a leading worldwide developer and publisher of interactive entertainment software.
buyer: 24 Mobile Advertising Solutions
24MAS is an established leader for targeted mobile advertising, application solutions and application hosting in Asia-Pacific, Latin America, North America, Australia, and Europe. "
seller: THQ, Inc. (THQI:$830.84)
THQ Inc. is a leading worldwide developer and publisher of interactive entertainment software. The company develops its products for all popular game systems, personal computers and wireless devices.
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closed 8/2/2011 via BusinessWire

Glu Mobile, acquired Griptonite Games, Inc.

synopsis: Glu Mobile Inc., a leading global publisher of social mobile games for smartphone and tablet devices, announced that it has acquired Griptonite Games, a leading developer of high-quality titles for handheld platforms. Griptonite has shipped dozens of titles on Xbox 360, Wii, DS, PSP, and iPhone platforms.
buyer: Glu Mobile (GLUU:$252.92)
Glu Mobile is a global publisher of Social Mobile games for smartphone and tablet devices. Glu's unique technology platform enables its titles to be accessible to a broad audience of consumers all over the world - supporting iOS, Android, Palm, Windows Phone 7 devices and beyond. "
target parent: Foundation 9 Entertainment
target: Griptonite Games, Inc.
Griptonite Games is a leading developer of high-quality titles for handheld platforms. Based in Kirkland, WA, Griptonite employs approximately 200 people and has shipped dozens of titles on Xbox 360, Wii, DS, PSP, and iPhone platforms.
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announced 7/17/2007 via BusinessWire

Oberon Media, will acquire PixelPlay, Inc.

synopsis: Oberon Media, the world’s leading multi-platform casual-games company, announced its intention to acquire PixelPlay, the world’s leading creator and distributor of games and entertainment in the interactive TV market.
buyer: Oberon Media
Oberon Media is the world’s leading multi-platform casual-games company, with expertise in the online, mobile and interactive TV categories. The Oberon Game Center platform is the industry standard and has been adopted by some of the world's largest corporations. "
target: PixelPlay, Inc.
PixelPlay is the leading provider of interactive entertainment services and technology for emerging platforms including ITV, IPTV, the “broadband internet” and mobile devices worldwide. The company creates and distributes games featuring many top brands.
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closed 4/17/2007 via BusinessWire

GlobalFun AB, purchased mobile game division from Bryo srl

synopsis: GlobalFun, a leader in wireless entertainment publishing and development, has acquired the mobile game division of Italian distributor Bryo srl, in a move to strengthen GlobalFun's Italian market presence. Bryo, situated in Milano, Italy, is working as a mobile games distributor.
buyer: GlobalFun AB
GlobalFun is a leading wireless entertainment developer and publisher. GlobalFun brings state of the art, high quality wireless games to end-users worldwide by being a preferred supplier to wireless carriers, hand-set manufacturers and e-tailers. "
seller: Bryo srl
Bryo is an Italian publisher and distributor of PC and Mobile games. Bryo publishes previously unreleased PC titles through kiosks/newsstands, retails and chains in Italy. The extended distribution network permits the company to maximize sales and offer quality mobile games at a competitive price.
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closed 1/31/2007 via PR Newswire

PlayStar Corporation, acquired Function Inc.

synopsis: Playstar Corporation has closed its 100% acquisition of Function Inc. In a press release dated Dec 20th it was stated our acquisition was increased to 100% and in escrow until Jan 11th 2007. The transaction is closed and now operating as a full subsidiary of Playstar Corporation.
buyer: PlayStar Corporation
In 2006 PlayStar Corp. sold its fitness tape business and now plans to acquire Premier Mobile Technologies, a maker of text messaging systems. Since 2004 the company has been involved in such ventures as online financial services and Internet casino gambling. "
target: Function Inc.
Function Inc has filed many patents and trademarks worldwide of its proprietary SMS Peer-to-Peer (P2P) Text Message (SMS) and Online games. First quarter of 2007 Function Inc. will roll out their first series of proprietary SMS and Online games.
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closed 9/27/2006 via PR Newswire

Digital Orchid, acquired Blue Tech

synopsis: Digital Orchid, the leading developer and distributor of wireless applications for major sports, lifestyle and entertainment brands, has acquired Blue Tech, the prominent European developer and distributor of branded mobile games and wireless applications. The acquisition provides Digital Orchid with advanced Java and gaming application technology.
buyer: Digital Orchid
Digital Orchid, a San Diego based company, uses its patented and patent-pending technology to distribute wireless brand applications to mobile devices in the global community. "
target: Blue Tech
Based in Madrid, Blue Tech is the leading developer and publisher of mobile games in Europe and is the parent company of Kato Studios. Blue Tech's gaming applications are distributed in multiple languages across Java, Doja and Brew, and on popular mobile handsets.
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closed 3/6/2006 via PR Newswire

THQ, Inc., acquired Juice Games, Ltd.

synopsis: THQ, Inc. announced it has expanded its global studio system by acquiring its first European-based development studio, Juice Games Ltd. The UK-based studio has recently developed the critically-acclaimed Juiced for the PlayStation 2, the Xbox, and is redefining the handheld racing genre by bringing the franchise to the PSP.
buyer: THQ, Inc. (THQI:$830.84)
THQ Inc. is a leading worldwide developer and publisher of interactive entertainment software. The company develops its products for all popular game systems, personal computers and wireless devices. "
target: Juice Games, Ltd.
Juice Games is a UK-based console and handheld games developer. Founded in 2003 and acquired by THQ in 2006, Juice Games employs over 50 staff at its Warrington offices.
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announced 12/30/2005 via PR Newswire

Hurray! Holdings Co., Ltd., will acquire Shanghai Magma Digital Technology Co., Ltd.

synopsis: Hurray! Holdings Co., Ltd., a leader in advanced wireless value-added services, digital music production and distribution, and mobile telecommunication network software in the People's Republic of China, today announced the signing of definitive agreements to acquire 100% of the equity interest in Shanghai Magma Digital Technology Co., Ltd.
buyer: Hurray! Holdings Co., Ltd. (KUTV:$10.91)
Hurray! Holding Co., Ltd. is a leader in artist development, music production, concerts and other music events and offline distribution, and distributon of music and music-related products such as ringtones, in China. "
target: Shanghai Magma Digital Technology Co., Ltd.
Shanghai Magma Digital Technology Co., Ltd., a leading developer and publisher of wireless Java games in China. Magma has built up an experienced wireless game development team, which has successfully published approximately 200 original in-house games.
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closed 5/11/2005 via PR Newswire

Nival Interactive, acquired Targem Games

synopsis: Nival Interactive, a leading international video game developer headquartered in the United States, is pleased to announce its purchase of a controlling interest in Targem Games, one of Russia's leading game developers.
buyer: Nival Interactive
Nival Interactive is Russia's leading game developer, and also the largest, with four development teams and staff of over 140 dedicated professionals and true game enthusiasts. Nival Interactive has gained worldwide recognition from both press and gamers thanks to its impressive lineup of highly suc"
target: Targem Games
Targem, founded in 2002, is based in Ekaterinburg, Russia. With a team of 40, Targem has produced titles for the PC, Pocket PC & Mobile platforms. Their current projects include "Hard Truck: Apocalyptic Wars," an Action RPG set in a post-apocalyptic world where semi trucks have become the only way t
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closed 4/20/2005 via BusinessWire

JAMDAT Mobile Inc., acquired Blue Lava Wireless

synopsis: Global wireless entertainment publisher JAMDAT Mobile Inc. announced the completion earlier today of its acquisition of Blue Lava Wireless, LLC for approximately $137 million.
buyer parent: Electronic Arts Inc.
buyer: JAMDAT Mobile Inc. (JMDT:$0.00)
Los Angeles-based JAMDAT Mobile Inc. has emerged as one of the most successful and influential wireless entertainment companies in the world. JAMDAT provides entertainment applications and proprietary enabling technologies that support multiple wireless platforms. "
target: Blue Lava Wireless
Blue Lava Wireless, was created to bring quality wireless gaming to the North American market. The company was founded by Henk Rogers, the entrepreneur widely recognized for his efforts in making Tetris into the mega-hit it is today.
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Zynga, Inc., acquired Peak Games

synopsis: Zynga Inc., a global leader in interactive entertainment, has acquired Peak, one of the most globally successful mobile gaming companies. Peak currently has two top charting mobile franchises -- Toon Blast and Toy Blast.
buyer: Zynga, Inc. (ZNGA:$1,605.21)
Zynga is an American video game developer running social video game services since 2007. The company develops social games that work stand-alone on mobile phone platforms such as Apple iOS, Android, Windows Phone and on the Internet through its website, Zynga.com, and social networking websites. "
target: Peak Games
Peak is a leading mobile gaming company powered by a team that values relentless progress. Peak currently has two top charting mobile franchises -- Toon Blast and Toy Blast -- that have consistently ranked within the top 10 and top 20 U.S. Peak, founded in 2010, is based in Istanbul, Turkey.
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announced 5/27/2020 via BNC Analysis

CRIWARE, will acquire R-Force Entertainment Inc.

synopsis: CRI Middleware Co., Ltd. (CRIWARE), a Japan-based company that provides middleware to the video game industry, will acquire R-Force Entertainment, a Japanese video game developer that specializes in mobile games. R-Force Entertainment's catalogue of games include Boyfriend Glitter Note, MASS FOR THE DEAD, Panel Wakusei, and more.
buyer: CRIWARE (TSE:3698:$17.17)
Founded in 1983, CRI Middleware Co., Ltd. (CRIWARE) is a Japan-based company that provides middleware to the video game industry. CRIWARE's middlware consists of audio and video solutions that can be integrated with popular game engines such as Unity, Unreal Engine and Cocos2d-x. "
target: R-Force Entertainment Inc.
R-Force Entertainment is a Japanese video game developer that specializes in mobile games. R-Force Entertainment has worked on over 300 games for major publishers in Japan. Their catalogue of games include Boyfriend Glitter Note, MASS FOR THE DEAD, Panel Wakusei, and more.
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closed 5/21/2020 via Company Press Release

Amplifier Game Invest, acquired DESTINYbit

synopsis: Amplifier Game Invest, a company that seeks out and invests internationally in the most talented game teams and game studios in the business, has acquired DESTINYbit, an innovative game studio, based in Ravenna, Italy.
buyer parent: Embracer Group
buyer: Amplifier Game Invest
Amplifier Game Invest seeks out and invests internationally in the most talented game teams and game studios in the business. The goal is to, by contributing game development experience and expertise, build long term success for the companies, and better, more successful games. "
target: DESTINYbit
DESTINYbit is an innovative game studio, based in Ravenna, Italy. With their upcoming game launch of Dice Legacy, and their experience as game developers, the studio has proven themselves to be one of the most interesting small developers in Italy.
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closed 5/6/2020 via BNC Analysis

Modern Games Inc., acquired Beasts of Balance

synopsis: Modern Games, a new studio working to create games that combine physical and digital play, has acquired Beasts of Balance from Sensible Object. Beasts of Balance is a game that involves stacking physical animal pieces, while also scanning them into a companion app that keeps score and brings their fantastical skills to life.
buyer: Modern Games Inc.
Modern Games is a new studio working to create games that combine physical and digital play. Other Modern Games titles will be purely physical board and card games, released under its Modern Games brand. They are based in Los Angeles, California. "
target parent: Niantic, Inc.
target: Beasts of Balance
First released by Sensible Object in 2016, Beasts of Balance is a game that involves stacking physical animal pieces, while also scanning them into a companion app that keeps score and brings their fantastical skills to life.
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announced 4/29/2020 via Yahoo, Inc.

7Road, will acquire LOCOJOY Inc.

synopsis: 7Road, a top developer and an international distributor of web games and mobile games, is to acquire LOCOJOY Inc., a company that engages in developing games across iOS, Android, and Flash in Chinese, English, Japanese, Korean, Spanish, and Arabic, among others. Both companies are based in China.
buyer: 7Road (SEHK:797:$28.64)
Founded in 2008 and headquartered in Shenzhen's NanShan Science and Technology Park, 7Road is a top developer and an international distributor of web games and mobile games. As a pioneer in expanding the global gaming market, 7Road is the top 1 grossing company in the browser game market. "
target: LOCOJOY Inc.
LOCOJOY Inc. engages in developing games across iOS, Android, and Flash in Chinese, English, Japanese, Korean, Spanish, and Arabic, among others. The company was founded in 2011 and is based in Beijing, China.
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closed 4/22/2020 via BNC Analysis

My.Games, acquired BeInGame Limited

synopsis: My.Games, a Moscow-based video game company that creates and publishes games all over the world, has acquired BeInGame, the developers of Zero City, an online simulator game that features a refuge populated with survivors. BeInGame is based in Cyprus.
buyer parent: Mail.Ru LLC
buyer: My.Games
My.Games is a Moscow-based video game company that creates and publishes games all over the world. My.Games offers an extensive library of games and software that has reached over 500 million players worldwide. They create titles for PC, consoles, and mobile devices. "
target: BeInGame Limited
BeInGame are the developers of Zero City, an online simulator game that features a refuge populated with survivors. The goal is to create the mightiest squad, develop a base, and raise up new survivors to oppose other players and various infected mobs that inhabit nearby areas.
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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

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.
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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 2/3/2020 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”.
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closed 6/12/2014 via BNC Analysis

Nordic Games, acquired THQ, Inc.

synopsis: Nordic Games announcted that they have acquired the THQ trademark and will be publishing games under the THQ name. THQ Inc. was a leading worldwide developer and publisher of interactive entertainment software. Nordic Games had previously acquired numerous parts of the THQ catalog including the Darksiders series.
buyer: Nordic Games (OM:THQN B:$596.89)
Founded in 2011, the Vienna, Austria based company Nordic Games GmbH puts great emphasis on its extensive game catalogue. They pursue the long-term goal of delivering quality products that live up to expectations of gamers worldwide. "
target: THQ, Inc. (THQI:$830.84)
THQ Inc. is a leading worldwide developer and publisher of interactive entertainment software. The company develops its products for all popular game systems, personal computers and wireless devices.
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Clearlake Capital Group, L.P., cancelled an acquisition of THQ, Inc.

synopsis: THQ Inc., a leading worldwide developer and publisher of interactive entertainment software, announced that it entered into an Asset Purchase Agreement with affiliates of Clearlake Capital Group, L.P., to acquire substantially all of the assets of THQ’s operating business, including THQ’s four owned studios and games in development.
buyer: Clearlake Capital Group, L.P.
Clearlake Capital Group, L.P. is a private investment firm focused on special situations private equity such as corporate divestitures, recapitalizations, buyouts, restructurings, turnarounds and other equity investments. "
target: THQ, Inc. (THQI:$830.84)
THQ Inc. is a leading worldwide developer and publisher of interactive entertainment software. The company develops its products for all popular game systems, personal computers, wireless devices and the Internet.
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closed 4/25/2012 via BusinessWire

Cosmi Corporation, acquired ValuSoft, Inc.

synopsis: Cosmi has announced the acquisition of Chaska, Minnesota-based ValuSoft, the PC value line of THQ Inc. The combination will make the new ValuSoft+Cosmi venture the second largest U.S. Retail Publisher of PC Games in units sold and the #1 Retail Publisher in the Value Software Category by units sold.
buyer parent: Cosmi Finance, LLC
buyer: Cosmi Corporation
Cosmi Corporation publishes and distributes physical and digital PC software solutions. Its portfolio includes titles/products that span office, graphics, productivity, education, games, languages, business, security, and utilities categories. The company also offers standard displays. "
target parent: THQ, Inc.
target: ValuSoft, Inc.
ValuSoft, Inc. publishes and distributes interactive entertainment and productivity software for the casual computer user. The company markets a variety of products ranging from racing simulations, family entertainment, war games, and hunting simulations to home productivity and office products.
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closed 2/8/2011 via BusinessWire

24 Mobile Advertising Solutions, purchased Wireless Operations from THQ, Inc.

synopsis: 24MAS, a leader in mobile advertising and application distribution, has acquired THQ Inc.’s wireless operations and its global carrier business from parent company THQ Inc., a leading worldwide developer and publisher of interactive entertainment software.
buyer: 24 Mobile Advertising Solutions
24MAS is an established leader for targeted mobile advertising, application solutions and application hosting in Asia-Pacific, Latin America, North America, Australia, and Europe. "
seller: THQ, Inc. (THQI:$830.84)
THQ Inc. is a leading worldwide developer and publisher of interactive entertainment software. The company develops its products for all popular game systems, personal computers and wireless devices.
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closed 5/27/2009 via BusinessWire

38 Studios, LLC., acquired Big Huge Games

synopsis: 38 Studios, an entertainment and original IP creation company, announced the acquisition of Big Huge Games from publisher THQ Inc. The acquisition is a critical step in 38 Studios’ strategy to deliver a broad range of entertainment products centered on its original fantasy IP, codenamed Copernicus.
buyer: 38 Studios, LLC.
38 Studios, an entertainment and IP creation company founded in 2006 by Curt Schilling, is developing an original fantasy IP driven by the creative and artistic visions of pop-culture icons R. A. Salvatore and Todd McFarlane. "
target parent: THQ, Inc.
target: Big Huge Games
Founded in 2000 by four veteran game developers who together have brought strategy gamers such classic hits as Rise of Nations®, Alpha Centauri®, and Civilization II®, Big Huge Games is a video game studio focused on cutting-edge technology and aimed at mass-market game development.
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THQ, Inc., acquired Big Huge Games

synopsis: THQ Inc. announced plans to acquire Big Huge Games, a leading development studio focused on the Role-Playing-Game genre, a multi-billion dollar market segment.
buyer: THQ, Inc. (THQI:$830.84)
THQ Inc. is a leading worldwide developer and publisher of interactive entertainment software. The company develops its products for all popular game systems, personal computers and wireless devices. "
target: Big Huge Games
Founded in 2000 by four veteran game developers who together have brought strategy gamers such classic hits as Rise of Nations®, Alpha Centauri®, and Civilization II®, Big Huge Games is a video game studio focused on cutting-edge technology and aimed at mass-market game development.
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closed 5/9/2007 via BusinessWire

THQ Wireless, acquired Universomo, Ltd.

synopsis: THQ Inc. has acquired mobile game development studio Universomo Ltd. Based in Finland, Universomo offers a mobile game development solution for leading global game publishers. The company’s proprietary game development environment and automated porting solution supports all major mobile platforms, enabling rapid and cost efficient development.
buyer parent: THQ, Inc.
buyer: THQ Wireless
THQ Wireless, subsidiary of THQ Inc., is a leading worldwide publisher and distributor of applications for mobile devices with an expansive catalog of licensed and original content including applications based on the WWE, professional sports leagues, MotoGP, Worms and popular Nickelodeon properties."
target: Universomo, Ltd.
Universomo, Ltd. is a leading independent mobile game studio in Europe. Main office is located in Tampere, Finland. Game development is focused on downloadable mobile games for global publishers. Universomo does not do any self publishing.
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closed 2/2/2007 via PR Newswire

THQ, Inc., acquired Mass Media, Inc.

synopsis: THQ Inc. announced that it has acquired Mass Media, Inc. The acquisition will serve to further enhance THQ's internal, next-generation console development capabilities.
buyer: THQ, Inc. (THQI:$830.84)
THQ Inc. is a leading worldwide developer and publisher of interactive entertainment software. The company develops its products for all popular game systems, personal computers and wireless devices. "
target: Mass Media, Inc.
Mass Media is a technology driven game development company, whose long range mission is to be at the forefront of interactive entertainment. Our current emphasis is on developing quality next generation console games.
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closed 7/7/2006 via PR Newswire

THQ, Inc., acquired Paradigm Entertainment

synopsis: THQ Inc. announced that it has completed its previously announced acquisition of Paradigm Entertainment. The all cash transaction closed Friday, July 7, 2006. Paradigm is currently working on Stuntman for next-generation systems and is slated to unveil the game later this year.
buyer: THQ, Inc. (THQI:$830.84)
THQ Inc. is a leading worldwide developer and publisher of interactive entertainment software. The company develops its products for all popular game systems, personal computers and wireless devices. "
target: Paradigm Entertainment
Founded in 1997, Paradigm Entertainment is based in Dallas, Texas. Consisting of a number of industry veterans, the team has created a variety of well-known action games including the gaming classics Pilot Wings 64, Beetle Adventure Racing and SpyHunter.
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closed 3/16/2006 via PR Newswire

THQ, Inc., acquired Vigil Games

synopsis: THQ Inc. announced the acquisition of Vigil Games. Vigil is currently working on new content for next-gen scheduled for release in 2008.
buyer: THQ, Inc. (THQI:$830.84)
THQ Inc. is a leading worldwide developer and publisher of interactive entertainment software. The company develops its products for all popular game systems, personal computers and wireless devices. "
target: Vigil Games
Based in Austin, Texas, the team at Vigil is led by David Adams, previously creator/director of several projects for NCSoft and famed comic artist Joe Madureira, best known for his work on Marvel Comic's Uncanny X-Men and his creator-owned comic series Battle Chasers.
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closed 3/6/2006 via PR Newswire

THQ, Inc., acquired Juice Games, Ltd.

synopsis: THQ, Inc. announced it has expanded its global studio system by acquiring its first European-based development studio, Juice Games Ltd. The UK-based studio has recently developed the critically-acclaimed Juiced for the PlayStation 2, the Xbox, and is redefining the handheld racing genre by bringing the franchise to the PSP.
buyer: THQ, Inc. (THQI:$830.84)
THQ Inc. is a leading worldwide developer and publisher of interactive entertainment software. The company develops its products for all popular game systems, personal computers and wireless devices. "
target: Juice Games, Ltd.
Juice Games is a UK-based console and handheld games developer. Founded in 2003 and acquired by THQ in 2006, Juice Games employs over 50 staff at its Warrington offices.
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closed 5/5/2004 via BusinessWire

THQ Wireless, acquired MINICK

synopsis: THQ Inc. today announced that its wireless games division, THQ Wireless(TM) has purchased the controlling interest in European-based mobile applications and billing expert MINICK. MINICK is an acknowledged leader in creating high quality wireless services, such as SMS, EMS and MMS messaging, information, multimedia and voting applications.
buyer parent: THQ, Inc.
buyer: THQ Wireless
THQ Wireless, subsidiary of THQ Inc., is a leading worldwide publisher and distributor of applications for mobile devices with an expansive catalog of licensed and original content including applications based on the WWE, professional sports leagues, MotoGP, Worms and popular Nickelodeon properties."
target: MINICK
MINICK is the pioneer of interactive mobile applications and infrastructure solutions. MINICK develops and operates mobile services for network operators such as T-Mobile, Telefonica, and Swisscom, for media companies such as MTV, RTL Newmedia, Channel 4, and Universal Music, as well as for corpora
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THQ, Inc., acquired Relic Entertainment

synopsis: THQ Inc. (Nasdaq:THQI) today announced that it has completed its previously announced acquisition of leading PC development studio, Relic Entertainment.
buyer: THQ, Inc. (THQI:$830.84)
THQ Inc. is a leading worldwide developer and publisher of interactive entertainment software. The company develops its products for all popular game systems, personal computers and wireless devices. "
target: Relic Entertainment
Relic Entertainment Inc. is a leading edge developer of electronic entertainment software. Relic's debut product Homeworld launched in 1999 to near unanimous recognition as one of the best video games of the year. It won the "Game of the Year" from PC Gamer and Computer Gaming World's "Strategy Gam
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EV / EBITDA
closed 1/10/2012 via BusinessWire

24MAS, acquired Spodtronic

synopsis: 24MAS, a global leader in mobile advertising and applications, has acquired Liquid Air Lab GmbH, the German company behind the hugely popular mobile radio app network Spodtronic.com, with over 20 million radio app installations worldwide.
buyer: 24MAS
24MAS is an established leader for targeted mobile advertising, applications and managed services. 24MAS gives advertisers and application developers the opportunity to reach mobile subscribers in more than 80 countries via its application and advertising platforms. "
target: Spodtronic
Liquid Air Lab, founded in 2002, is a leading smartphone App developer & publisher, specialised in mobile apps for Radio Stations across all operating systems. It has over 20 million apps downloaded worldwide across its Spodtronic network.
price ($mm)
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EV / EBITDA
announced 10/11/2011 via BusinessWire

24MAS, will acquire Player One Sports

synopsis: 24MAS, a leader in mobile advertising and applications, has agreed to acquire Player One Sports Limited ("P1 Sports") P1 Sports develops and publishes a broad range of sports apps and games across mobile operating systems including iOS and Android. P1 Sports has specialized in targeting a selection of sports with licensed IP.
buyer: 24MAS
24MAS is an established leader for targeted mobile advertising, application solutions and application hosting in Asia-Pacific, Latin America, North America, Australia, and Europe. "
target parent: ROK Entertainment Group
target: Player One Sports
Player One Sports is a global leader in the ownership and development of sports-branded mobile phone content. Headquartered in the UK, Player One Sports develops and publishes a broad range of sports apps and games across mobile operating systems including iOS and Android.
price ($mm)
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EBITDA ($mm)
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EV / EBITDA
closed 5/31/2011 via BusinessWire

24MAS, acquired Spoiled Milk

synopsis: 24MAS, a global mobile advertising and solutions provider, announces the acquisition of digital cross-media agency Spoiled Milk. Spoiled Milk is a full-service agency specializing in digital consultancy, social media strategy and cross platform app development for iOS, Android, Windows Mobile and more.
buyer: 24MAS
24MAS is an established leader for targeted mobile advertising, application solutions and application hosting in Asia-Pacific, Latin America, North America, Australia, and Europe. "
target: Spoiled Milk
Spoiled Milk is a digital cross-media agency with strategic, creative and technical talents working together to create engaging digital experiences for web and mobile. Founded in 2005, the team operates from studios in Copenhagen, Zurich and Belgrade.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
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closed 5/12/2011 via BusinessWire

24MAS, acquired Selatra Ltd

synopsis: 24MAS, a leader in mobile advertising and applications, announces the acquisition of Irish mobile service provider Selatra. From its headquarters in Cork, Selatra operates in 55 countries and has over 9 years of experience delivering mobile content and fully managed operator services.
buyer: 24MAS
24MAS is an established leader for targeted mobile advertising, application solutions and application hosting in Asia-Pacific, Latin America, North America, Australia, and Europe. "
target: Selatra Ltd
Founded in 2002 by a group of Telecommunications' industry professionals, Selatra Ltd. provides a range of mobile games related services ranging from consulting, game distribution, game hosting and a fully managed games service for Mobile Network Operators.
price ($mm)
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EV / EBITDA
closed 2/8/2011 via BusinessWire

24 Mobile Advertising Solutions, purchased Wireless Operations from THQ, Inc.

synopsis: 24MAS, a leader in mobile advertising and application distribution, has acquired THQ Inc.’s wireless operations and its global carrier business from parent company THQ Inc., a leading worldwide developer and publisher of interactive entertainment software.
buyer: 24 Mobile Advertising Solutions
24MAS is an established leader for targeted mobile advertising, application solutions and application hosting in Asia-Pacific, Latin America, North America, Australia, and Europe. "
seller: THQ, Inc. (THQI:$830.84)
THQ Inc. is a leading worldwide developer and publisher of interactive entertainment software. The company develops its products for all popular game systems, personal computers and wireless devices.
price ($mm)
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closed 3/14/2016 via PR Newswire

Upland Software, acquired HipCricket, Inc.

synopsis: Upland Software, Inc., a leader in cloud-based Enterprise Work Management applications, announced that it has acquired Hipcricket. The company is a cloud-based mobile messaging platform used by internationally recognized brands and agencies to drive awareness, sales, and loyalty.
buyer parent: Austin Ventures, L.P.
buyer: Upland Software (UPLD:$201.75)
Upland Software is a leading provider of cloud-based Enterprise Work Management software. Their family of applications enables users to manage their projects, professional workforce and IT investments, automate document-intensive business processes and effectively engage with their customers. "
target parent: SITO Mobile Ltd.
target: HipCricket, Inc. (OTCPK:HIPP:$27.57)
Hipcricket, Inc. provides a unified mobile engagement platform that drives awareness, sales and loyalty. Its AD LIFE platform has been used by internationally recognized brands and agencies to power more than 400,000 campaigns across SMS, 2D/QR codes, mobile websites, advertising networks, and more.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 1/25/2016 via BNC Analysis

BigWheel, acquired VoicesHeard

synopsis: BigWheel has acquired company partner Voices Heard Media. Voices Heard Media is the leader in multi-platform user engagement tools. Their Engagement Engine technology platform powers a suite of embeddable applications that spark engagement and build communities on our clients’ sites -- and across mobile and social platforms.
buyer: BigWheel
Big Wheel is a complete creative firm with a unique blend of marketing and design. Big Wheel offers both website and application development, advertising, branding management, digital marketing and more. "
target: VoicesHeard
Voices Heard Media is the leader in multi-platform user engagement tools. Their Engagement Engine technology platform powers a suite of embeddable applications (the EventBox) that spark engagement and build communities onclients’ sites -- and across mobile and social platforms.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 6/3/2015 via PR Newswire

Aurea, acquired HipCricket, Inc.

synopsis: Aurea, the Transformative Customer Experience Company, has acquired Hipcricket, a leading provider of mobile marketing and advertising solutions. Hipcricket provides a unified mobile engagement platform that drives awareness, sales and loyalty. Its AD LIFE platform has been used by brands and agencies to power more than 400,000 campaigns.
buyer parent: Trilogy Enterprises, Inc.
buyer: Aurea
Aurea enables companies to deliver transformative customer experiences. Aurea’s Customer Experience platforms helps build, execute, monitor and optimize the end to end customer journey for a diverse range of industries including Energy, Retail, Insurance, Travel and Hospitality and Life Sciences. "
target: HipCricket, Inc. (OTCPK:HIPP:$27.57)
Hipcricket, Inc. provides a unified mobile engagement platform that drives awareness, sales and loyalty. Its AD LIFE platform has been used by internationally recognized brands and agencies to power more than 400,000 campaigns across SMS, 2D/QR codes, mobile websites, advertising networks, and more.
price ($mm)
$8.25
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 3/19/2015 via PR Newswire

Rakuten Marketing, acquired Deep Forest Media

synopsis: Rakuten Marketing, a division of Rakuten, Inc., announced its acquisition of Deep Forest Media, a programmatic mobile marketing company and demand-side platform (DSP). In addition to cross-device targeting, it's technology empowers advertisers to personalize mobile campaigns with hyper-local targeting, user segmentation across devices, and more.
buyer parent: Rakuten Inc.
buyer: Rakuten Marketing
Rakuten Marketing is the leader in omnichannel marketing, delivering its vision of driving the omni experience - marketing designed for a streamlined consumer experience. They offer an integrated strategy that combines consumer centric insights with e-commerce expertise to inspire better marketing. "
target: Deep Forest Media
Founded by online and mobile advertising veterans, Deep Forest Media provides a comprehensive full-stack mobile platform, bringing together advanced data science and optimization solutions to brands, agencies and mobile marketers around the world.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
cancelled 3/10/2015 via Company Description

SITO Mobile Ltd., cancelled an acquisition of HipCricket, Inc.

synopsis: ESW Capital LLC outbid SITO Mobile Limited for the acquisition of Hipcricket, a leader in mobile engagement and analytics. The Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware approved the Amended Bid from ESW Capital LLC for the Right to Sponsor a Plan of Reorganization, which would take place after a Chapter 11 plan is confirmed.
buyer: SITO Mobile Ltd. (SITO:$42.50)
SITO Mobile Ltd. is a mobile location-based advertising platform serving businesses, advertisers and brands. Their solution allows marketers to create content targeted to key audiences, based on location, interests, behaviors and loyalty. "
target: HipCricket, Inc. (OTCPK:HIPP:$27.57)
Hipcricket, Inc. provides a unified mobile engagement platform that drives awareness, sales and loyalty. Its AD LIFE platform has been used by internationally recognized brands and agencies to power more than 400,000 campaigns across SMS, 2D/QR codes, mobile websites, advertising networks, and more.
price ($mm)
$4.50
rev ($mm)
$28
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.2x
EV / EBITDA
closed 1/20/2015 via New York Times

Twitter, Inc., acquired ZipDial

synopsis: Twitter has said that it has acquired ZipDial, a nearly five-year-old Indian start-up that aims to help businesses connect with customers in emerging markets who may not have access to the Internet. The company’s service works in an unusual way by exploiting a so-called “missed call” method popular in emerging markets.
buyer: Twitter, Inc. (TWTR:$3,480.08)
Twitter is a global platform for public self-expression and conversation in real time. By developing a fundamentally new way for people to create, distribute and discover content, they have democratized content creation and distribution, enabling any voice to echo around the world instantly. "
target: ZipDial
ZipDial is a pioneering mobile marketing & analytics platform for emerging markets. Marketers and advertisers utilize ZipDial to transform their brand campaigns into highly interactive and viral campaigns, while building a loyal customer base.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 5/6/2014 via PR Newswire

Blinkx Plc, acquired LYFE Mobile

synopsis: blinkx plc, the Internet media platform that connects consumers with brands through professionally generated content, announced that it has acquired LYFE Mobile, an innovative mobile Demand Side Platform and Data Management Platform, in an all cash transaction.
buyer: Blinkx Plc (AIM:RTHM:$316.02)
blinkx is an Internet media company that connects consumers and brands through content online. Their patented COncept Recognition Engine technology leverages speech recognition, text and image analysis to understand the meaning and context of video content to generate improved search relevancy. "
target: LYFE Mobile
The LYFE Mobile platform combines advanced GPS and audience targeting features with a full suite of intuitive campaign management tools that make it easy for brands to serve high impact campaigns to the most relevant audiences.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 12/13/2013 via PR Web

Soleo Communications, Inc., acquired Apptera Inc.

synopsis: Soleo Communications, Inc. is pleased to announce that it has completed its acquisition of substantially all of the assets of Apptera, Inc., a California-based mobile advertising solutions provider. They bring together today's most popular forms of mobile communications into a single smartphone application.
buyer: Soleo Communications, Inc.
Soleo Communications Inc. is a global leader in delivering innovative, custom and cloud-based communications solutions that range from carrier-grade-strong to local-merchant-simple. These solutions include local data search services for telecommunications companies and enterprise businesses. "
target: Apptera Inc.
Apptera is a mobile communications and advertising company that enhances mobile phone connections with multimedia content, personalization, interactivity and sharing. They bring together today's most popular forms of mobile communications into a single smartphone application.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 12/12/2013 via PR Newswire

Blinkx Plc, acquired Rhythm NewMedia, Inc.

synopsis: blinkx, the Internet Media platform that connects audiences with brands through professionally generated content, has closed its previously announced acquisition of Rhythm NewMedia Inc, a leading ultra-premium mobile video technology and advertising platform in the US.
buyer: Blinkx Plc (AIM:RTHM:$316.02)
Blinkx plc is the world's largest and most advanced video search engine. Today, blinkx has indexed more than 35 million hours of audio, video, viral and TV content, and made it fully searchable and available on demand. "
target: Rhythm NewMedia, Inc.
Rhythm connects brand advertisers with highly engaged mobile audiences by selling and serving video, rich media and other immersive advertising formats. Rhythm's technology enables advertising that has broad reach, sharp targeting and precise frequency management.
price ($mm)
$65
rev ($mm)
$25
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
2.6x
EV / EBITDA
closed 10/10/2013 via BusinessWire

Airpush, Inc., acquired Hubbl

synopsis: Airpush, a leading mobile ad platform ranked #1 in the 2013 Tech 200 list of fastest-growing technology companies, announced its acquisition of Hubbl, a New York-based pioneer of mobile native advertising and personalization technology. The companies will combine Hubbl’s native ads technology with Airpush’s 120,000 mobile apps.
buyer: Airpush, Inc.
Airpush is on a mission to redefine mobile advertising for publishers and advertisers. More than 100,000 apps and 5,000 advertisers rely on Airpush to deliver the industry’s highest performance, driven by exceptional ad formats and targeting technology. "
target: Hubbl
Hubbl is a native distribution and discovery platform for Apps. Hubbl helps generate content driven and personalized recommendations via native placements in order to achieve highest quality conversions.
price ($mm)
$15
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 10/3/2013 via PR Newswire

IBM, acquired Xtify Inc.

synopsis: IBM, the world's largest information technology company, announced the acquisition of Xtify Inc., a leading provider of cloud-based mobile messaging tools that help organizations improve mobile sales, drive in-store traffic and engage customers with personalized offers.
buyer: IBM (IBM:$76,536.00)
IBM is the world's largest information technology company. Drawing on resources from across IBM and key IBM Business Partners, IBM offers a wide range of services, solutions and technologies that enable customers, large and small, to take full advantage of the new era of on demand business. "
target: Xtify Inc.
Xtify provides mobile application publishers with the tools to create, manage and execute push and location-triggered notification campaigns across smartphone platforms.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 7/17/2013 via Company Press Release

[x+1], Inc., acquired Wireless Developer Agency

synopsis: [x+1], a leading provider of digital marketing and data management software, announced it has acquired the well-established mobile marketing technology and services firm, WDA. WDA is a leading technical innovator in the fast-paced mobile advertising industry.
buyer: [x+1], Inc.
The [x+1] Origin digital marketing hub offers integrated and open software for digital marketing optimization through a Data Management Platform (DMP) with multi-channel execution capabilities powered by a patented real-time decision engine, Web Services APIs, and advanced analytics. "
target: Wireless Developer Agency
WDA is a mobile marketing company. WDA focuses on products that help brands achieve their objectives in mobile media. WDA’s flagship product, Impulse™ Mobile Command Center, provides advertisers and their agencies all of the tools they need to be successful with mobile media in all its forms.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 7/17/2013 via Company Press Release

Yahoo! Inc., acquired AdMovate

synopsis: Yahoo announced that it has acquired AdMovate, a mobile advertising startup. Admovate, founded in 2012, built a product enabling advertisers to create and deliver personalized, hyper-local targeted offers through the mobile channel.
buyer: Yahoo! Inc. (AABA:$5,409.25)
Yahoo! Inc. is the premier digital media company, creating deeply personal digital experiences that keep more than half a billion people connected to what matters most to them, across devices and around the globe. "
target: AdMovate
Admovate, founded in 2012, built a product enabling advertisers to create and deliver personalized, hyper-local targeted offers through the mobile channel.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 5/21/2013 via Market Wire

Mobivity, acquired Front Door Insights LLC

synopsis: Mobivity Holdings Corp., an award-winning provider of proprietary mobile marketing technologies & solutions, announced that it has acquired the assets of Front Door Insights LLC, a provider of mobile marketing solutions that enable 25 plus Directory Publishers to deliver mobile marketing solutions to more than 5,000 local merchants across the U.S.
buyer: Mobivity (OTCPK:MFON:$11.78)
Mobivity is an award-winning provider of patented mobile marketing technologies and the inventor of C4, a unique, enterprise-grade platform empowering brands to engage mobile consumers across multiple channels. "
target: Front Door Insights LLC
Front Door Insights offers a wide array of Mobile Marketing services delivered via an elegant & intuitive web-based platform. Implementing Mobile Marketing services & campaigns can take as little as 10 minutes per week.
price ($mm)[EV]
$2.39 [$2.59]
rev ($mm)
$0
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
7.6x
EV / EBITDA
announced 5/20/2013 via GlobeNewswire

Genesys Telecommunications Laboratories, will acquire SoundBite Communications, Inc.

synopsis: Genesys, a leading provider of customer engagement and contact center solutions, announced it signed a definitive agreement to acquire SoundBite Communications for $5.00 per share. SoundBite delivers cloud-based proactive collections, payments, and mobile marketing applications, as well as proactive customer service solutions to enterprises.
buyer parent: Permira
buyer: Genesys Telecommunications Laboratories
Genesys is a leading provider of customer engagement and contact center solutions. With more than 3,000 customers in 80 countries, Genesys orchestrates more than 100 million customer interactions every day across the contact center and back office. "
target: SoundBite Communications, Inc. (SDBT:$48.07)
SoundBite Communications is a customer experience management company with deep expertise in delivering cloud-based mobile marketing, proactive customer care, and collections/payments solutions.
price ($mm)[EV]
$84 [$68]
rev ($mm)
$48
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
1.6x
EV / EBITDA
closed 3/21/2013 via Market Wire

Spindle, Inc., acquired MeNetwork

synopsis: Spindle, Inc. announced that it has concluded the acquisition of MeNetwork, an international location and time-based mobile marketing platform for merchants and consumers. The integration of MeNetwork's technology into the Spindle platform creates a comprehensive mobile commerce solution that incorporates mobile marketing and mobile payments.
buyer: Spindle, Inc. (OTCPK:SPDL:$0.59)
Spindle, Inc. is an innovator of mobile payment solutions for the banking industry, retail sector and consumer-facing companies. Spindle actively develops new and improved ways for companies and end consumers to fluidly transact and exchange funds, regardless of platform. "
target: MeNetwork
MeNetwork is the world’s most powerful and flexible mobile marketing platform. It is revolutionizing both marketing and commerce by creating a marketplace where merchants and consumers connect in real time.
price ($mm)
$4.01
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 11/16/2011 via GlobeNewswire

Velti plc, acquired Mobile Interactive Group

synopsis: Velti plc, the leading mobile marketing and advertising technology provider for brands, advertising agencies, mobile operators and media, announced the acquisition of Mobile Interactive Group ("MIG"), the UK's largest mobile marketing company. MIG offers mobile marketing, mobile commerce and mobile billing services in 44 countries.
buyer: Velti plc (VELT:$189.20)
Velti is a global provider of mobile marketing and advertising technology and solutions that enable brands, advertising agencies, mobile operators and media to implement highly targeted, interactive and measurable campaigns by communicating with and engaging consumers via their mobile devices. "
target: Mobile Interactive Group
Mobile Interactive Group is a leading mobile and digital communications business engaged in advertising, marketing, billing, messaging, technology and services provision, multi channel digital solutions, internet publishing, experiential design and application development.
price ($mm)
$25
rev ($mm)
$20
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
3.1x
EV / EBITDA
closed 10/12/2011 via BNC Analysis

HootSuite Media, Inc., acquired Geotoko

synopsis: HootSuite has acquired the location-based marketing tool Geotoko, which will help businesses gain insight on and market to their audience and customers. Geotoko’s geo-analytic software reports on location-based social media interactions including key influencers, customer sentiment and demographic patterns.
buyer: HootSuite Media, Inc.
Using HootSuite’s unique social media dashboard, teams can collaboratively schedule updates to Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, WordPress, and other social networks via web, desktop, or mobile platforms, plus track campaign results and industry trends. "
target: Geotoko
Geotoko is a location-based marketing and analytics software platform for businesses and brands to run real-time location-based marketing campaigns. Businesses can create engaging mobile promotions across multiple venues on existing location-based apps or integrate with their own mobile apps.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 8/30/2011 via Market Wire

Augme Technologies, Inc., acquired HipCricket, Inc.

synopsis: Augme Technologies, Inc., a leader in full-service mobile marketing solutions, announced that it has completed the acquisition of substantially all of the assets and the business of Hipcricket, Inc., a leading mobile marketing and advertising company headquartered near Seattle, Washington.
buyer: Augme Technologies, Inc. (AUGT:$2.81)
Augme Technologies, Inc. provides strategic services and mobile technology to leading consumer and healthcare brands. Augme's AD LIFE™ mobile marketing technology platform allows marketers, brands, and agencies the ability to plan, create, test, deploy, and track mobile marketing programs. "
target: HipCricket, Inc. (OTCPK:HIPP:$27.57)
Hipcricket is a one-stop mobile marketing and advertising company that empowers brands, agencies and media properties to engage customers and increase sales. Its customers connect with consumers across every mobile channel including SMS, 2D/QR codes, mobile Web sites, social media and branded apps.
price ($mm)[EV]
$35 [$36]
rev ($mm)
$9
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
6.7x
EV / EBITDA
announced 7/28/2011 via BusinessWire

mediba Inc., will acquire Nobot Inc.

synopsis: mediba Inc. will acquire the ordinary shares of Internet advertising distribution company, Nobot Inc., and will make Nobot into a consolidated subsidiary. Nobot Inc. provides a mobile advertising service “AdMaker”, an advertising platform for mobile applications that enables the developers to switch between Ad-Networks and other services.
buyer parent: KDDI Corporation
buyer: mediba Inc.
mediba Inc. provides advertising, business research, media production, and new business development services through its core business of au one, KDDI's portal site. In the evolving mobile world, mediba is delivering services which connect companies with users. "
target: Nobot Inc.
Nobot Inc. provides a mobile advertising service “AdMaker”, which is an advertising platform for mobile applications. "AdMaker" enables the developers to switch between Ad-Networks and other services.
price ($mm)
$20*
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA

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2019
rev ($mm)
$99.08
EBITDA ($mm)
($1.07)
EBIT ($mm)
($5.33)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
407
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Ticker: SZSE:30005
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Shenzhen ZQGame Co., Ltd.
Shenzhen ZQGame Co., Ltd.
ZQGame, Inc. is an online gaming company driven to create compelling entertainment experiences across online, mobile, and tablet platforms for the hardcore gamer.
year
2013
rev ($mm)
$51.93
EBITDA ($mm)
$10.47
EBIT ($mm)
$8.19
Net Income ($mm)
$8.17
Employees
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Ticker: SZSE:30031
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ourpalm Co.,Ltd
Ourpalm Co.,Ltd
Ourpalm was founded in Beijing in 2004 as a government licensed telecommunications and service provider. Early beginnings in web and mobile content have since evolved and secured Ourpalm a place as one of China's leading web and mobile game developer, publisher and operator of today.
year
2013
rev ($mm)
$42.29
EBITDA ($mm)
$13.99
EBIT ($mm)
$12.76
Net Income ($mm)
$15.64
Employees
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Ticker: KOSDAQ:A194510
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
PATI Games
PATI Games
Based in South Korea, Pati Games creates mobile games, software development, and game publishing. Their products include mobile and social games. Some games that they have developed are: I Love Nikki, I Love Coffee, and Dragon Heroes.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$23.71
EBITDA ($mm)
($6.01)
EBIT ($mm)
($7.54)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
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Ticker: GTSM:3662
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
XPEC Entertainment Inc.
XPEC Entertainment Inc.
XPEC Entertainment is one of the leading game developers in Greater China and has developed well-known titles for console and PC Online and mobile platforms. Founded in Taipei, Taiwan in August 2000, XPEC now has offices in Taiwan, Kaohsiung, Suzhou and Beijing, with more than 850 employees.
year
2014
rev ($mm)
$22.78
EBITDA ($mm)
($4.02)
EBIT ($mm)
($4.61)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
850
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Ticker: A217270
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Neptune Ltd.
Neptune Company Ltd. develops computer and mobile games. The company offers games such as Nexon Pro-Baseball Master 2014, Pro-Baseball for Kakao, Legendary Touch Hunter and LINE Touch Touch. The company was founded in 2012 and is headquartered in Seongnam, South Korea.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$17.67
EBITDA ($mm)
($8.35)
EBIT ($mm)
($10.38)
Net Income ($mm)
$27.58
Employees
0
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Ticker: AIM:INTQ
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
InternetQ PLC
InternetQ PLC
InternetQ is one of the world's most successful Mobile, Social & APP-based service providers. Their disruptive mobile marketing, rich media and advertising platforms enable clients to profitably engage with the emerging social entertainment ecosystem.
year
2013
rev ($mm)
$151.44
EBITDA ($mm)
$14.25
EBIT ($mm)
$12.92
Net Income ($mm)
$11.84
Employees
155
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Ticker: SITO
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
SITO Mobile Ltd.
SITO Mobile Ltd.
SITO Mobile Ltd. is a mobile location-based advertising platform serving businesses, advertisers and brands. Their solution allows marketers to create content targeted to key audiences, based on location, interests, behaviors and loyalty.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$42.50
EBITDA ($mm)
($12.03)
EBIT ($mm)
($12.64)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
65
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Ticker: ICMC
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Intelligent Communication Enterprise Corporation
Intelligent Communication Enterprise Corporation
Intelligent Communication Enterprise (ICE) Corporation offers a range of innovative enterprise and consumer solutions over the mobile phone. ICE Corp. owns and operates the ICEsync platform, which currently hosts Modizo.com, the celebrity video blog and the related applications for mobile devices.
year
2009
rev ($mm)
$9.66
EBITDA ($mm)
($3.45)
EBIT ($mm)
($3.45)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
28
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Ticker: MBIT
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
MobileBits Holdings Corp.
MobileBits Holdings Corp.
MobileBits Holdings Corp. is a global technology company that strengthens relationships between businesses and their audience by enabling exceptional digital experiences. It's Pringo™ products delivers highly integrated social, rich media, loyalty and targeted advertising solutions to any device.
year
2010
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
($1.59)
EBIT ($mm)
($1.59)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
1
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Ticker: VELT
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Velti plc
Velti plc
Velti is a global provider of mobile marketing and advertising technology and solutions that enable brands, advertising agencies, mobile operators and media to implement highly targeted, interactive and measurable campaigns by communicating with and engaging consumers via their mobile devices.
year
2011
rev ($mm)
$189.20
EBITDA ($mm)
($0.46)
EBIT ($mm)
($3.47)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
1036
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Ticker: LLNW
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Limelight Networks
Limelight Networks
Limelight Networks, Inc. provides solutions that enable business and technology decision makers to profit from the shift of content and advertising to the online world, the explosive growth of mobile and connected devices, and the migration of IT applications and services into the cloud.
year
2013
rev ($mm)
$177.70
EBITDA ($mm)
($9.67)
EBIT ($mm)
($40.60)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
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Ticker: BIT:AXEL
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
axélero S.p.A.
axélero S.p.A.
axélero provides effective and innovative digital advertising and digital marketing solutions, tailor-made for small, medium and large enterprises and national and local institutions to gain greater visibility, useful contacts and concrete business results.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$51.93
EBITDA ($mm)
$4.31
EBIT ($mm)
$3.12
Net Income ($mm)
$1.49
Employees
21
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Ticker: BLIN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Bridgeline Digital, Inc.
Bridgeline Digital, Inc.
Bridgeline Digital is developer of the award-winning iAPPS Web Engagement Platform and related interactive solutions. The iAPPS platform integrates Web Content Management, eCommerce, eMarketing, and web Analytics capabilities within the heart of mission critical websites or eCommerce web stores.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$11.97
EBITDA ($mm)
($2.29)
EBIT ($mm)
($2.60)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
55
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Ticker: NYSE:RAMP
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
LiveRamp
LiveRamp
LiveRamp provides the identity platform leveraged by brands and their partners to deliver innovative products and exceptional experiences. LiveRamp IdentityLink connects people, data, and devices across the digital and physical world.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$380.57
EBITDA ($mm)
($144.28)
EBIT ($mm)
($176.58)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
1150
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Ticker: MRIN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Marin Software
Marin Software
Founded in April 2006 by seasoned digital marketing and enterprise software professionals, Marin Software Incorporated provides a leading cross-channel performance advertising cloud used by brands and agencies to measure, manage and optimize ad spend across the web and mobile devices.
year
2014
rev ($mm)
$99.35
EBITDA ($mm)
($26.83)
EBIT ($mm)
($33.63)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
500
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Ticker: TSE:7068
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Feedforce Inc.
Feedforce Inc.
Based in Tokyo, Japan, Feedforce Inc. is an advertising company that specializes in digital marketing. Feedforce develops and provides marketing support services that make full use of technologies such as data feed, structured data, and ID linkage.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
0
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Ticker: MKTG
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Responsys
Responsys
Responsys is a leading provider of email and cross-channel marketing solutions that enable companies to engage in relationship marketing across the interactive channels customers are embracing; email, mobile, social, the web and display.
year
2013
rev ($mm)
$194.33
EBITDA ($mm)
$13.34
EBIT ($mm)
$1.63
Net Income ($mm)
$0.79
Employees
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Ticker: SYNC
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Synacor, Inc.
Synacor, Inc.
Synacor is the trusted technology development, multiplatform services and revenue partner for video, internet and communications providers, device manufacturers, and enterprises.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$110.60
EBITDA ($mm)
$4.58
EBIT ($mm)
($5.43)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
365
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Ticker: OTCPK:PROM
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Propel Media
Propel Media
Propel Media, Inc. is a performance digital media company bringing together video and display advertising across desktop, application and mobile screens to offer advertisers, applications, and web site publishers a robust full-service solution for today’s ever-changing digital landscape.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$64.54
EBITDA ($mm)
$24.60
EBIT ($mm)
$22.68
Net Income ($mm)
$3.64
Employees
42
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Ticker: TSXV:AT
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
AcuityAds Inc.
AcuityAds is a technology company that enables marketers to connect intelligently with their most meaningful audiences through digital media. At the core of its offerings is a self-serve programmatic marketing platform, powered by proprietary machine learning technology.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$47.91
EBITDA ($mm)
($0.51)
EBIT ($mm)
($2.28)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
79
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