Like Cord Worldwide Limited and Laced Music Limited

closed 4/11/2018 via BNC Analysis

Keywords Studios, acquired Cord Worldwide Limited and Laced Music Limited

synopsis: Keywords Studios, the international technical services provider to the global video games industry, has acquired Cord Worldwide Limited and Laced Music Limited from the Cutting Edge Group. CORD is a music agency working in branding and advertising. Laced is a music services company and record label working within the video games industry.
buyer: Keywords Studios (AIM:KWS:$367.39)
Keywords Studios is an international technical services provider to the global video games industry. They provide integrated art production, engineering, audio services, testing, localization and player support services across 50 languages and 14 game platforms to clients in more than 20 countries. "
target parent: Cutting Edge Music Holdings Limited
target: Cord Worldwide Limited and Laced Music Limited
Established in 2009, CORD is a music agency working in branding and advertising. CORD’s services include music strategy, supervision, composition, sonic branding and talent management. Established in 2015, Laced is a music services company and record label working within the video games industry.
price ($mm)
$6.34
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$9
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$1
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6.7x
closed 3/31/2020 via gamesindustry.biz

Colopl Inc, acquired Mages

synopsis: Colopl, a Japanese developer that specializes in location-based mobile games, has acquired Mages, a Japanese video game developer and record label. With a strong focus on visual novels, Mages has developed and published several well-received IPs including the Phantom Breaker series and Steins;Gate.
buyer: Colopl Inc (TSE:3668:$374.21)
Colopl is a Japanese developer that specializes in location-based mobile games. Colopl develops enjoyable games to make people's everyday lives richer. Their portfolio of mobile games include White Cat Project, Quiz RPG: The World of Mystic Wiz, Titan Slayer II, and more. "
target: Mages
Mages is a Japanese video game developer and record label. With a strong focus on visual novels, Mages has developed and published several well-received IPs including the Phantom Breaker series and Steins;Gate. The company has also produced music for various video game and anime projects.
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$15
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announced 8/19/2015 via BNC Analysis

United Talent Agency, Inc., will acquire The Agency Group LTD

synopsis: United Talent Agency is in advanced negotiations to acquire The Agency Group, a talent booking agency. The Agency Group's roster of about 2,000 clients includes the Black Keys, Deep Purple, Guns N' Roses, Muse, Paramore, Nickelback, Bullet for My Valentine, The Kills, Gotye,Tegan and Sara, Merle Haggard and many others.
buyer: United Talent Agency, Inc.
United Talent Agency, Inc .is a talent and literary agency. It represents actors, filmmakers, screenwriters, television writers, producers, authors, recording artists, and pop culture icons in various entertainment areas. "
target: The Agency Group LTD
The Agency Group is the world’s leading independent talent booking agency. They represent a roster of over 2,000 musicians, speakers, authors and chefs, The Agency Group is responsible for driving the successful careers of many of the most recognizable names in the entertainment industry.
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closed 5/29/2007 via Thomson Financial

Cutting Edge Music Holdings Limited, acquired Air Edel Associates Ltd.

synopsis: Music group Sanctuary Group PLC said it has sold its stakes in Air Edel Associates Ltd and Air Edel Recording Studios Ltd to Cutting Edge Music (Holdings) Ltd for 497,958 stg in cash.
buyer: Cutting Edge Music Holdings Limited
Cutting Edge Music Holdings Limited is based in London, England. "
target parent: The Sanctuary Group plc
target: Air Edel Associates Ltd.
AIR-EDEL is one of the world's leading music companies, representing composers, arrangers, music editors and music supervisors world-wide. Air-Edel offers full music supervision and production services for feature film, television, commercial and video game projects.
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$1.00
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closed 11/3/2006 via PR Newswire

Zoomoozik LLC, purchased music assets; artist contracts, music licensing agreements and the music library from The Chilmark Entertainment Group

synopsis: Chilmark Entertainment Group Inc, announced that it has sold all of the Company's music assets, which include artist contracts, music licensing agreements and the Company's music library. The assets were purchased for 10% of the ownership of Zoomoozik, LLC.
buyer: Zoomoozik LLC
Zoomoozik is one of the first all digital record labels and is approaching the music industry with a unique and different focus. Zoomoozik, LLC is in the process of completing an IPO which they anticipate occurring in the 2nd quarter of 2007. "
seller: The Chilmark Entertainment Group
Chilmark Entertainment Group is designed to meet the challenges of the music and entertainment industry.
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closed 11/6/2014 via BNC Analysis

The Agency Group LTD, acquired Bond Music Group LLC

synopsis: The Agency Group has acquired Bond Music Group - an independent boutique agency solely devoted to electronic music bands and DJs. With over a decade of experience in the electronic music space, Bond Music Group CEO Kristopher Krajewski started the agency in 2009 with 13 artists. It has since grown to 115 electronic DJs and live acts.
buyer: The Agency Group LTD
The Agency Group is the world’s leading independent talent booking agency. They represent a roster of over 2,000 musicians, speakers, authors and chefs, The Agency Group is responsible for driving the successful careers of many of the most recognizable names in the entertainment industry. "
target: Bond Music Group LLC
Bond Music Group is an independent agency for independent artists. Their mission is to support cutting-edge artists through performance, touring and creating value added opportunities to connect artists with fans.
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closed 9/11/2014 via BusinessWire

SFX Entertainment, Inc., acquired Plus Talent

synopsis: SFX Entertainment, Inc., the largest global producer of live events and digital entertainment content focused exclusively on electronic music culture and other world-class festivals, announced its acquisition of Plus Talent, a leading talent agency, promoter and producer of events in Brazil.
buyer: SFX Entertainment, Inc. (SFXE:$402.42)
SFX Entertainment, Inc. is the largest global producer of live events and digital entertainment content focused exclusively on electronic music culture and other festivals. SFX provides electronic music fans with the best possible live experiences, music discovery, media and digital connectivity. "
target: Plus Talent
Plus Talent, founded 20 years ago by Luiz Eurico Klotz, Edo Van Duyn and Silvio Conchon, represents DJs and producers, books talent, and produces events and tours across the country. Plus Talent promotes Tomorrowland Brazil and other leading franchises, such as Armin Only and I Am Hardwell.
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closed 7/31/2014 via BNC Analysis

SESAC, Inc., acquired Rumblefish, Inc.

synopsis: Performing rights organization, SESAC, has acquired Rumblefish, Inc. Rumblefish will operate as an independent subsidiary of SESAC. Rumblefish powers music offerings for leading platforms including Youtube, Vimeo and Shuttershock and issues over 50,000 micro-licenses daily across a licensed portfolio of over 5 million copyrights.
buyer parent: Rizvi Traverse Management LLC
buyer: SESAC, Inc.
SESAC, Inc is a performing rights organization with headquarters in Nashville and offices in New York, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Miami and London. The business is designed to represent songwriters and publishers and their right to be compensated for having their music performed in public. "
target: Rumblefish, Inc.
Rumblefish powers music offerings for leading platforms including Youtube, Vimeo and Shuttershock and issues over 50,000 micro-licenses daily across a licensed portfolio of over 5 million copyrights. They built a system to connect amazing music with video creators, amateurs and professionals alike.
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announced 9/12/2011 via BusinessWire

BMG Rights Management GmbH, will acquire Bug Music, Inc.

synopsis: BMG Rights Management (BMG) announced the execution of a definitive agreement under which BMG will acquire Bug Holdings, Inc. and its subsidiary, Bug Music, Inc. Founded in 1975, Bug Music is a leading independent music publisher that owns and/or manages copyrights, including evergreen classics and contemporary hits.
buyer parent: Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.
buyer: BMG Rights Management GmbH
BMG Rights Management focuses on comprehensive and competent management of music rights. The company covers the entire range of rights administration and places the needs of songwriters and performing artists at the core of its business model. "
target parent: Spectrum Equity Investors
target: Bug Music, Inc.
Bug Music is a leading independent music publisher. Founded in 1975 and headquartered in Los Angeles, Bug Music owns and/or manages copyrights, including evergreen classics and contemporary hits such as "Fever", "What a Wonderful World", and "I Walk the Line".
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closed 3/23/2007 via Company Press Release

MAMA Group plc, acquired Pollination Music Limited

synopsis: Music and marketing group MAMA Group PLC said it purchased a 75 pct stake in music publishing company Pollination Music Ltd for 140,000 stg cash.
buyer: MAMA Group plc
MAMA Group Plc is a public company focussed on music and media businesses. The Group is comprised of three divisions: Live Music; Artist Services; and Consumer, which includes The Fly, one of the UK's widest distributed music magazines. "
target: Pollination Music Limited
Pollination Music acts as exclusive worldwide publisher of a number of writers including Tore Johansson, the producer of multi-million selling albums by Franz Ferdinand and The Cardigans.
price ($mm)
$0.29*
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announced 9/6/2006 via AP - Associated Press

Universal Music Group, will acquire BMG Music Publishing Group

synopsis: Vivendi agreed Wednesday to pay $2.09 billion to acquire the BMG Music Publishing Group from media company Bertelsmann in a deal that will give the French company the world's largest music publishing catalog and songs by artists such as Coldplay and Robbie Williams.
buyer parent: Vivendi Universal S.A.
buyer: Universal Music Group
Universal Music Group, Inc. engages in the development, marketing, sale, and distribution of recorded music. It also engages in the business of music publishing. Universal Music Group markets its recorded music through a network of subsidiaries, joint ventures, and licensees in various countries. "
target parent: Bertelsmann AG
target: BMG Music Publishing Group
BMG Music Publishing helps songwriters to develop their own style and to market their compositions appropriately – to record labels, film studios, TV and multimedia producers, to radio stations and advertising agencies.
price ($mm)
$2,090
rev ($mm)
$475
EBITDA ($mm)
$104
EV / rev
4.4x
EV / EBITDA
20.1x
announced 3/6/2013 via BNC Analysis

JMDE Packaging & Realties Ltd, will acquire Salt Studios Pvt Ltd

synopsis: JMDE Packaging & Realties, engaged in gravure printing of plastic sheeting and real estate and construction businesses in India, has agreed to invest in Salt Studios, a Delhi-based advertising company specializing in brand communications and creative services.
buyer: JMDE Packaging & Realties Ltd
JMDE Packaging & Realties is engaged in gravure printing of plastic sheeting and real estate and construction businesses in India. Its manufacturing unit is located in Budasan, Gujarat. "
target: Salt Studios Pvt Ltd
Salt Studios Pvt Ltd is a Delhi-based brand communications and creative services hot shop housing professionals who understand the business of broadcast branding to provide the right solutions to broadcasters and media houses who want to make a difference.
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$2.03*
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closed 4/7/2014 via Company Press Release

SFX Entertainment, Inc., acquired TMWRK Management

synopsis: SFX Entertainment, Inc., the largest global producer of live events and digital entertainment content focused exclusively on electronic music culture (EMC) and other world-class festivals, announced the acquisition of TMWRK Management, one of the leading management and DJ-, producer- and artist-representation companies in electronic music.
buyer: SFX Entertainment, Inc. (SFXE:$402.42)
SFX Entertainment, Inc. is the largest global producer of live events and digital entertainment content focused exclusively on electronic music culture (EMC) and other world-class festivals. "
target: TMWRK Management
TMWRK Management is one of the leading management and DJ-, producer- and artist-representation companies in electronic music. TMWRK is renowned as a leader in creative artist marketing.
price ($mm)
$9.27
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closed 4/6/2018 via BNC Analysis

K2 Agency Limited, acquired Eccentric Gent Organisation Ltd.

synopsis: K2 Agency, a leading music booking agency in the UK, has acquired Eccentric Gent Organisation (EGO), a music booking agency in the UK. EGO communicates between all parties involved with an artist's career to realize the artist's full potential. EGO's roster of artists includes Fear Factory, HIM, Meshuggah, and more.
buyer: K2 Agency Limited
Founded in 2002, K2 Agency is a leading music booking agency in the UK. The agency represents artists such as Alter Bridge, Ghost, Gojira, Iron Maiden, Mastodon, Metallica, Slayer, Anthras, and more. "
target: Eccentric Gent Organisation Ltd.
Eccentric Gent Organisation (EGO) is a music booking agency in the UK. EGO communicates between all parties involved with an artist's career to realize the artist's full potential. EGO's roster of artists includes Fear Factory, HIM, Meshuggah, and more.
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closed 11/11/2015 via BNC Analysis

Ole, acquired Anthem Entertainment Group Inc.

synopsis: ole, a music publishing and rights management company, has made the acquisition of Anthem Entertainment. Anthem Entertainment (Anthem Records and SRO Management) is a longtime CIMA member, and the label home of artists like Rush, The Tea Party, Big Wreck and Ian Thornley.
buyer: Ole
ole is Majorly Indie. That means that although they are the world’s fastest growing rights management company, with the infrastructure and reach of a Major, Ole continues to deliver the personal touch, speed, creativity and caring of an indie. "
target: Anthem Entertainment Group Inc.
Anthem Entertainment Group Inc. includes SRO Management, an artist management company, and Anthem, a record label. Anthem Records, based in Toronto, has been the stable of Rush and a host of other Canadian artists for nearly four decades.
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closed 9/2/2015 via BNC Analysis

Lucky Entertainment Pty. Ltd., acquired Revelry Entertainment Pty Ltd.

synopsis: Lucky Entertainment, the boutique artist management brand backing everyone from DJ Tigerlily to Will Sparks and even DCUP have made an acquisition of Australian talent agency Revelry Entertainment. Revelry Agency manages the careers of local DJs and producers Jordan Burns, Noy, Yvng Japaleno and Jordan James.
buyer: Lucky Entertainment Pty. Ltd.
Lucky Entertainment is a boutique artist management brand backing everyone from DJ Tigerlily to Will Sparks. It is based in Melbourne, Australia. "
target: Revelry Entertainment Pty Ltd.
Revelry Entertainment Pty Ltd. provides marketing services and promotional campaigns for entertainment industry. It also provides Event Programming and Sound/AV/Staging services. The company was incorporated in 2013 and is headquartered in Brisbane, Australia.
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closed 7/29/2015 via BNC Analysis

Paradigm Talent Agency, acquired The Windish Agency, LLC

synopsis: Paradigm, a company that operates as an entertainment talent agency that guides the careers of actors, musical artists, directors, writers, and producers, has acquired The Windish Agency, an independent booking agency devoted to the artistic development and vision of its incredibly talented roster of musicians, bands and DJs.
buyer: Paradigm Talent Agency
Lucy Stille & Associates, Inc., doing business as Paradigm Talent Agency, operates as an entertainment talent agency that guides the careers of actors, musical artists, directors, writers, and producers. "
target: The Windish Agency, LLC
The Windish Agency is an independent booking agency devoted to the artistic development and vision of its incredibly talented roster of musicians, bands and DJs.
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closed 12/12/2006 via PR Newswire

Net Music Makers, acquired My Virtual Band

synopsis: Net Music Makers announced the acquisition of My Virtual Band. The two sites will be consolidated and re-launched in early 2007 to create a leading social networking website for musicians and fans. The site becomes property of privately-held House of Hansen Productions, LLC, a digital music entertainment company.
buyer: Net Music Makers
Net Music Makers.com ("NMM") is an online collaborative music website, in the process of rolling out a suite of interactive Web 2.0 musician services that will revolutionize music-making. The new site provides a 360-degree music-making experience, including a 24x7 virtual studio. "
target: My Virtual Band
MyVirtualBand.com is taking the concept of "open source" music to the next level. MyVirtualBand.com projects are created from the ground up as open source, continually evolving songs.
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closed 2/7/2006 via

Digital Music Group, Inc., acquired Digital Musicworks International Inc.

synopsis: On February 7, 2006, the Company acquired Digital Musicworks International, Inc., a company focused on acquiring or licensing digital rights to catalogs of music recordings, and certain digital distribution assets of Rio Bravo Entertainment LLC, doing business as Psychobaby.
buyer: Digital Music Group, Inc. (DMGI:$0.00)
Founded in 2005, Digital Music Group, Inc. is focused on helping consumers worldwide to experience more music, in more ways. "
target: Digital Musicworks International Inc.
Digital Musicworks International, Inc. (DMI) is the world's first digital, next-generation record label focused on delivering significantly more value to artists by building upon and embracing the digital download format.
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closed 3/11/2020 via Los Angeles Times

ICM Partners, acquired Primary Talent International

synopsis: ICM Partners, one of the world’s leading talent agencies, has acquired Primary Talent International, an international live music booking agency. Primary Talent International offers a roster of contemporary live bands, artists and DJs that cover a wide spectrum of musical styles and nationalities.
buyer: ICM Partners
ICM Partners is one of the world's largest talent and literary agencies with offices in New York, Los Angeles, and London. The agency represents creative and technical talent in the fields of motion picture, television, books, music, live performance, branded entertainment, and new media. "
target: Primary Talent International
Primary Talent International is an international live music booking agency. Primary Talent International offers a roster of contemporary live bands, artists and DJs that cover a wide spectrum of musical styles and nationalities. Their roster includes Agar Agar, Day Wave, Fredo, Red Axes and more.
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closed 4/11/2018 via BNC Analysis

Keywords Studios, acquired Cord Worldwide Limited and Laced Music Limited

synopsis: Keywords Studios, the international technical services provider to the global video games industry, has acquired Cord Worldwide Limited and Laced Music Limited from the Cutting Edge Group. CORD is a music agency working in branding and advertising. Laced is a music services company and record label working within the video games industry.
buyer: Keywords Studios (AIM:KWS:$367.39)
Keywords Studios is an international technical services provider to the global video games industry. They provide integrated art production, engineering, audio services, testing, localization and player support services across 50 languages and 14 game platforms to clients in more than 20 countries. "
target parent: Cutting Edge Music Holdings Limited
target: Cord Worldwide Limited and Laced Music Limited
Established in 2009, CORD is a music agency working in branding and advertising. CORD’s services include music strategy, supervision, composition, sonic branding and talent management. Established in 2015, Laced is a music services company and record label working within the video games industry.
price ($mm)
$6.34
rev ($mm)
$9
EBITDA ($mm)
$1
EV / rev
0.7x
EV / EBITDA
6.7x
closed 6/26/2020 via BNC Analysis

Keywords Studios, acquired Coconut Lizard

synopsis: Services giant Keywords Studios has bought Coconut Lizard, a company that provides expert development support to video games development companies, particularly those working with Unreal Engine. Coconut Lizard Ltd was incorporated in 2015 and is based in Gateshead, United Kingdom.
buyer: Keywords Studios (AIM:KWS:$367.39)
Ireland’s Keywords Studios is an international technical services provider to the global video games industry. It provides integrated art creation, software engineering, testing, localization, audio and customer care services to a blue-chip client base. "
target: Coconut Lizard
Coconut Lizard provide expert development support to video games development companies, particularly those working with Unreal Engine. Coconut Lizard Ltd was incorporated in 2015 and is based in Gateshead, United Kingdom.
price ($mm)
$2.47
rev ($mm)
$2
EBITDA ($mm)
$0
EV / rev
1.3x
EV / EBITDA
5.7x
closed 12/18/2019 via Company Press Release

Keywords Studios, acquired Ichi Worldwide

synopsis: Keywords Studios, the go-to provider of technical and creative services to the global video games industry, has announced that it has acquired ICHI. Founded in 2009 and headquartered in London, ICHI provides a full suite of creative and marketing services to video game publishers and to the sports and entertainment sectors around the world.
buyer: Keywords Studios (AIM:KWS:$367.39)
Ireland’s Keywords Studios is an international technical services provider to the global video games industry. It provides integrated art creation, software engineering, testing, localization, audio and customer care services to a blue-chip client base. "
target: Ichi Worldwide
Founded in 2009 and headquartered in London, ICHI provides a full suite of creative and marketing services to video game publishers and to the sports and entertainment sectors around the world.
price ($mm)
$4.34
rev ($mm)
$4
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EV / rev
1.1x
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closed 12/18/2019 via BNC Analysis

Keywords Studios, acquired Syllabes

synopsis: Keywords Studios, an international technical services provider to the global video games industry, has acquired Montreal-based Syllabes, a company that specializes in audio recording and casting services in French and English for the video games industry.
buyer: Keywords Studios (AIM:KWS:$367.39)
Ireland’s Keywords Studios is an international technical services provider to the global video games industry. It provides integrated art creation, software engineering, testing, localization, audio and customer care services to a blue-chip client base. "
target: Syllabes
Montreal-based Syllabes specializes in audio recording and casting services in French and English for the video games industry.
price ($mm)
$0.36
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$1
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0.7x
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closed 12/17/2019 via Company Press Release

Keywords Studios, acquired KantanMT.com

synopsis: Keywords Studios, the international technical and creative services provider to the global video games industry, has acquired KantanMT, a leading machine translation technology company in Ireland. KantanMT provides a SaaS based machine translation platform that enables users to develop and manage customized machine translation engines in the cloud.
buyer: Keywords Studios (AIM:KWS:$367.39)
Ireland’s Keywords Studios is an international technical services provider to the global video games industry. It provides integrated art creation, software engineering, testing, localization, audio and customer care services to a blue-chip client base. "
target: KantanMT.com
KantanMT.com is a leading machine translation technology company in Ireland. KantanMT provides a SaaS based machine translation platform that enables users to develop and manage customized machine translation engines in the cloud.
price ($mm)
$3.89
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$1
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8.8x
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announced 9/19/2019 via Company Press Release

Keywords Studios, will acquire TV+SYNCHRON

synopsis: Keywords Studios, an international technical services provider to the global video games industry, will acquire TV+SYNCHRON (TVS), a veteran of the German dubbing and localization industry. Based in Berlin, Germany, TVS has more than 25 years of experience of dubbing and localizing content into German, working across a range of media and formats.
buyer: Keywords Studios (AIM:KWS:$367.39)
Ireland’s Keywords Studios is an international technical services provider to the global video games industry. It provides integrated art creation, software engineering, testing, localization, audio and customer care services to a blue-chip client base. "
target: TV+SYNCHRON
TV+SYNCHRON (TVS) is a veteran of the German dubbing and localization industry. Based in Berlin, Germany, TVS has more than 25 years of experience of dubbing and localizing content into German, working across a range of media and formats.
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$4.09
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closed 6/12/2019 via BNC Analysis

Keywords Studios, acquired Descriptive Video Works Inc

synopsis: Ireland’s Keywords Studios, an international technical services provider to the global video games industry, has acquired Descriptive Video Works, a Canadian company that provides audio description services for broadcast and streamed programming including films and series as well as live events.
buyer: Keywords Studios (AIM:KWS:$367.39)
Ireland’s Keywords Studios is an international technical services provider to the global video games industry. It provides integrated art creation, software engineering, testing, localization, audio and customer care services to a blue-chip client base. "
target: Descriptive Video Works Inc
Headquartered in Canada, Descriptive Video Works provides audio description services for broadcast and streamed programming including films and series as well as live events such as the Olympics and Paralympics, for which it was the first company to provide real-time audio description.
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closed 4/24/2019 via Company Press Release

Keywords Studios, acquired Wizcorp

synopsis: Ireland's Keywords Studios, the international technical services provider to the global video games industry, has acquired Wizcorp, a Tokyo-based game development company focused on providing end-to-end services for games, including conception, development, production, and live operations.
buyer: Keywords Studios (AIM:KWS:$367.39)
Ireland’s Keywords Studios is an international technical services provider to the global video games industry. It provides integrated art creation, software engineering, testing, localization, audio and customer care services to a blue-chip client base. "
target parent: Ankama
target: Wizcorp
Based in Tokyo, Japan, Wizcorp develops games mainly in the mobile space, with particular expertise in HTML5 and other mobile technologies. Wizcorp has provided game development as a service to Japanese publishers and developers including LINE, Square Enix, Avex and Yahoo Japan.
price ($mm)
$1.07
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$3
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0.4x
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closed 2/21/2019 via BNC Analysis

Keywords Studios, acquired GetSocial BV

synopsis: Game service provider Keywords has acquired Dutch cloud-based software platform GetSocial. Netherlands-based GetSocial lets game developers manage the social interactions between their game, their players, and other networks, while also providing a toolkit for customer acquisition, retention, and engagement.
buyer: Keywords Studios (AIM:KWS:$367.39)
Keywords Studios is an international technical services provider to the global video games industry. They provide integrated art production, engineering, audio services, testing, localization and player support services across 50 languages and 14 game platforms in more than 20 countries. "
target: GetSocial BV
GetSocial lets game developers manage the social interactions between their game, their players, and other networks, while also providing a toolkit for customer acquisition, retention, and engagement. They are based in the Netherlands.
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announced 12/21/2018 via Company Press Release

Keywords Studios, will acquire Sunny Side Up Creative, Inc.

synopsis: Keywords Studios, the international technical services provider to the global video games industry, announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Sunny Side Up Creative Inc. Sunny Side Up produces high quality marketing assets for game publishers and developers including game trailers, key art assets and motion graphic production.
buyer: Keywords Studios (AIM:KWS:$367.39)
Keywords Studios is an international technical services provider to the global video games industry. They provide integrated art production, engineering, audio services, testing, localization and player support services across 50 languages and 14 game platforms in more than 20 countries. "
target: Sunny Side Up Creative, Inc.
Sunny Side Up Creative is a creative agency and full-service production studio formed by people from the video game industry. They produce high quality marketing assets for game publishers and developers including game trailers, key art assets and motion graphic production.
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closed 9/19/2018 via BNC Analysis

Keywords Studios, acquired The TrailerFarm

synopsis: Keywords Studios, an international technical services provider to the video games industry, has acquired The TrailerFarm, a company that creates trailers for games big and small on any and all formats. Since 2011, they have been making creative content for game makers and publishers all around the world.
buyer: Keywords Studios (AIM:KWS:$367.39)
Based in Ireland, Keywords Studios is an international technical services provider to the video games industry. They provide integrated art production, engineering, audio services, testing, localization and player support services across 50 languages and 14 game platforms in more than 20 countries. "
target: The TrailerFarm
TrailerFarm creates trailers for games big and small on any and all formats. Since 2011, they have been making creative content for game makers and publishers all around the world, from AAA to indie developers of all sizes, even solo teams.
price ($mm)
$1.31
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$1
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$0
EV / rev
2.0x
EV / EBITDA
12.5x
closed 8/20/2018 via BNC Analysis

Keywords Studios, acquired Studio Gobo

synopsis: Dublin-headquartered games services firm Keywords Studios has acquired Studio Gobo and Electric Square (Gobo, collectively). Gobo provides a range of games development services to both publishers and developers around the world. Its studios are based across three locations in Brighton and Hove in the UK.
buyer: Keywords Studios (AIM:KWS:$367.39)
Based in Ireland, Keywords Studios is an international technical services provider to the video games industry. They provide integrated art production, engineering, audio services, testing, localization and player support services across 50 languages and 14 game platforms in more than 20 countries. "
target: Studio Gobo
Studio Gobo and Electric Square (Gobo, collectively) provides a range of games development services to both publishers and developers around the world. Its studios are based across three locations in Brighton and Hove in the UK.
price ($mm)
$13
rev ($mm)
$8
EBITDA ($mm)
$5
EV / rev
4.2x
EV / EBITDA
7.2x
closed 7/23/2018 via BNC Analysis

Keywords Studios, acquired Yokozuna Data

synopsis: Keywords Studios, an Irish provider of technical services to the video gaming industry, has acquired Yokozuna Data from Silicon Studio, a Japanese game studio. Yokozuna Data is a Japanese company that uses AI and machine learning to provide predictive analytics to game developers. Their tools allows developers to better understand player behaviour.
buyer: Keywords Studios (AIM:KWS:$367.39)
Based in Ireland, Keywords Studios is an international technical services provider to the video games industry. They provide integrated art production, engineering, audio services, testing, localization and player support services across 50 languages and 14 game platforms in more than 20 countries. "
target parent: Silicon Studio Corporation
target: Yokozuna Data
Yokozuna Data is a Japanese company that uses AI and machine learning to provide predictive analytics to video game developers. Their tools enables developers to better understand player behaviour, allowing them to determine the likelihood of players abandoning the game or purchasing in-game items.
price ($mm)
$1.50
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 7/20/2018 via BNC Analysis

Keywords Studios, acquired Snowed In Studios Inc.

synopsis: Keywords Studios, the international creative and technical services provider to the global video games industry, announces that it has acquired Snowed In Studios Inc. Founded in 2010 and based in Ottawa, Canada, Snowed In offers engineering and co-development services to the video-games industry.
buyer: Keywords Studios (AIM:KWS:$367.39)
Based in Ireland, Keywords Studios is an international technical services provider to the video games industry. They provide integrated art production, engineering, audio services, testing, localization and player support services across 50 languages and 14 game platforms in more than 20 countries. "
target: Snowed In Studios Inc.
Founded in 2010 and based in Ottawa, Canada, Snowed In offers engineering and co-development services to the video-games industry and has a strong global reputation and well-established relationships with clients such as Ubisoft and Bethesda.
price ($mm)
$3.07
rev ($mm)
$2
EBITDA ($mm)
$1
EV / rev
1.7x
EV / EBITDA
5.1x
closed 6/11/2018 via BNC Analysis

Keywords Studios, acquired Blindlight

synopsis: Keywords Studios, an Irish international technical services provider for the video game industry, acquired video game production services provider Blindlight. California based Blindlight works on behalf of game publishers and developers in managing the production processes for the parts of games that benefit from Hollywood production resources.
buyer: Keywords Studios (AIM:KWS:$367.39)
Based in Ireland, Keywords Studios is an international technical services provider to the video games industry. They provide integrated art production, engineering, audio services, testing, localization and player support services across 50 languages and 14 game platforms in more than 20 countries. "
target: Blindlight
Blindlight works for game publishers and developers in managing the entire production processes for the parts of games that benefit from Hollywood production resources. Their services include voice-over production, celebrity management, game writing, music, sound design and motion capture.
price ($mm)
$5.20
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
$1
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
10.0x
closed 5/31/2018 via Company Press Release

Keywords Studios, acquired Fire Without Smoke

synopsis: Keywords Studios, the international technical services provider to the video games industry, announces that it has acquired Fire Without Smoke, further strengthening the Group’s art services line. Founded in 2013 and with offices in London and Montreal, Fire Without Smoke provides creative and marketing services to game publishers and developers.
buyer: Keywords Studios (AIM:KWS:$367.39)
Keywords Studios is an international technical services provider to the global video games industry. They provide integrated art production, engineering, audio services, testing, localization and player support services across 50 languages and 14 game platforms to clients in more than 20 countries. "
target: Fire Without Smoke
Fire Without Smoke provides creative and marketing services to game publishers and developers, including creating game trailers, marketing art and materials for esports events and providing marketing consultancy and design services to the industry.
price ($mm)
$6.89
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 4/11/2018 via BNC Analysis

Keywords Studios, acquired Cord Worldwide Limited and Laced Music Limited

synopsis: Keywords Studios, the international technical services provider to the global video games industry, has acquired Cord Worldwide Limited and Laced Music Limited from the Cutting Edge Group. CORD is a music agency working in branding and advertising. Laced is a music services company and record label working within the video games industry.
buyer: Keywords Studios (AIM:KWS:$367.39)
Keywords Studios is an international technical services provider to the global video games industry. They provide integrated art production, engineering, audio services, testing, localization and player support services across 50 languages and 14 game platforms to clients in more than 20 countries. "
target parent: Cutting Edge Music Holdings Limited
target: Cord Worldwide Limited and Laced Music Limited
Established in 2009, CORD is a music agency working in branding and advertising. CORD’s services include music strategy, supervision, composition, sonic branding and talent management. Established in 2015, Laced is a music services company and record label working within the video games industry.
price ($mm)
$6.34
rev ($mm)
$9
EBITDA ($mm)
$1
EV / rev
0.7x
EV / EBITDA
6.7x
closed 4/9/2018 via BNC Analysis

Keywords Studios, acquired Maximal Studio

synopsis: Keywords Studios, an international technical services provider to the global video games industry. has acquired Maximal Studio. Maximal Studio is an audio studio based in Sao Paulo, Brazil, that provides voice-over recording for the video games and learning industries.
buyer: Keywords Studios (AIM:KWS:$367.39)
Keywords Studios is an international technical services provider to the global video games industry. They provide integrated art production, engineering, audio services, testing, localization and player support services across 50 languages and 14 game platforms to clients in more than 20 countries. "
target: Maximal Studio
Maximal Studio, based in Brazil, provides voice-over recording for the games and learning industries. With over 15 years of experience in the audio production market, they provide solutions for every kind of audiovisual media.
price ($mm)
$0.37
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 12/15/2017 via Company Press Release

Keywords Studios, acquired LOLA Audio Localization

synopsis: Keywords Studios, the international technical services provider to the global video games industry, announced that it has acquired Localizadora Latam SC (“LOLA”). Based in Mexico City, LOLA provides Latin American Spanish dubbing, localisation and sound design services for the video game, film and television markets.
buyer: Keywords Studios (AIM:KWS:$367.39)
Keywords Studios is an international technical services provider to the global video games industry. They provide integrated art production, engineering, audio services, testing, localization and player support services across 50 languages and 14 game platforms to clients in more than 20 countries. "
target: LOLA Audio Localization
LOLA has over 20 years of working experience in the industry of dubbing and 15 years doing sound design, working in content adaption projects in Latin American Spanish. Their services include audio localization, translate & adaptation, sound design, and original soundtracks.
price ($mm)
$0.68
rev ($mm)
$1
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.9x
EV / EBITDA
closed 12/13/2017 via BNC Analysis

Keywords Studios, acquired Sperasoft, Inc.

synopsis: Dublin video game developer Keywords Studios has acquired Sperasoft, a major eastern European games and production studio with headquarters in California. Founded in 2004 by Igor Efremov, Alexei Kudriashov and Mark Rizzo, Sperasoft has development centres in St Petersburg and Volgograd, Russia, and Kraków in Poland.
buyer: Keywords Studios (AIM:KWS:$367.39)
Keywords Studios, headed by Andrew Day, was established in Dublin in 1998 by Giorgio Guastalla and works on video game development for multibillion-dollar gaming giants such as Electronic Arts, Activision Blizzard, Warner Bros, Riot Games, Sony, Supercell, Take-Two, Ubisoft and Nintendo. "
target: Sperasoft, Inc.
Sperasoft is a leading games development company with development centers in USA, Poland and Russia. They work closely with their partners to deliver high-quality titles for world-class publishers. Sperasoft's Saint Petersburg team worked alongside five Ubisoft studios on Assassin's Creed: Origins.
price ($mm)
$27
rev ($mm)
$16
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
1.7x
EV / EBITDA
announced 10/25/2017 via BNC Analysis

Keywords Studios, will acquire VMC Consulting Corporation

synopsis: Technical services provider Keywords Studios is set to buy QA and customer support provider VMC from owner Volt Information Sciences. VMC provides functional testing, customer support and localization services both in and outside of the games industry.
buyer: Keywords Studios (AIM:KWS:$367.39)
Keywords Studios is an international technical services provider to the global video games industry. They provide integrated art production, localization, testing, audio, player support and engineering services across 50 languages and 14 game platforms to blue chip clients in over 18 countries. "
target parent: Volt Information Sciences, Inc.
target: VMC Consulting Corporation
VMC combines technical expertise and vigilant dedication to deliver unmatched development, QA, localization, and technical support services. VMC serves as a seamless extension of their client's team to improve product quality, accelerate productivity, and maximize customer satisfaction.
price ($mm)
$66
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 12/18/2019 via BNC Analysis

Keywords Studios, acquired Syllabes

synopsis: Keywords Studios, an international technical services provider to the global video games industry, has acquired Montreal-based Syllabes, a company that specializes in audio recording and casting services in French and English for the video games industry.
buyer: Keywords Studios (AIM:KWS:$367.39)
Ireland’s Keywords Studios is an international technical services provider to the global video games industry. It provides integrated art creation, software engineering, testing, localization, audio and customer care services to a blue-chip client base. "
target: Syllabes
Montreal-based Syllabes specializes in audio recording and casting services in French and English for the video games industry.
price ($mm)
$0.36
rev ($mm)
$1
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.7x
EV / EBITDA
announced 9/19/2019 via Company Press Release

Keywords Studios, will acquire TV+SYNCHRON

synopsis: Keywords Studios, an international technical services provider to the global video games industry, will acquire TV+SYNCHRON (TVS), a veteran of the German dubbing and localization industry. Based in Berlin, Germany, TVS has more than 25 years of experience of dubbing and localizing content into German, working across a range of media and formats.
buyer: Keywords Studios (AIM:KWS:$367.39)
Ireland’s Keywords Studios is an international technical services provider to the global video games industry. It provides integrated art creation, software engineering, testing, localization, audio and customer care services to a blue-chip client base. "
target: TV+SYNCHRON
TV+SYNCHRON (TVS) is a veteran of the German dubbing and localization industry. Based in Berlin, Germany, TVS has more than 25 years of experience of dubbing and localizing content into German, working across a range of media and formats.
price ($mm)
$4.09
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 9/6/2019 via BusinessWire

TransPerfect Translations International, Inc., acquired MoGi Group

synopsis: TransPerfect, the world’s largest provider of language and technology solutions for global business, has acquired MoGi Group, a Dublin-based gaming solutions house recognized as a premier partner for studios, developers, and content owners in the gaming space. MoGi provides video game localization, community management, player support, and more.
buyer: TransPerfect Translations International, Inc.
TransPerfect is the world’s largest provider of language and technology solutions for global business. More than 5,000 global organizations employ TransPerfect’s GlobalLink Product Suite to simplify the management of multilingual content. The company is fully ISO 9001 and ISO 17100 certified. "
target: MoGi Group
Dublin-based MoGi Group provides world-class video game localization, community management, player support, quality assurance and games testing, voice-over recording, cybersecurity, tool development, art design, and age rating services to over 650 satisfied clients worldwide.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 8/9/2017 via BNC Analysis

Keywords Studios, acquired La Marque Rose, Asrec, Dune Sound and Around the Word

synopsis: Keywords Studios has acquired entertainment localisation business La Marque Rose SARL, video game localisation company Asrec SAS, and Dune Sound and Around the Word, both subsidiary companies of Dune Media SAS, which provides audio recording and localisation services for the video game industry.
buyer: Keywords Studios (AIM:KWS:$367.39)
Keywords Studios is an international technical services provider to the global video games industry. It provides integrated art creation, localisation, testing, audio and customer care services across 50 languages and 14 games platforms to a blue chip client base in more than 15 countries. "
target: La Marque Rose, Asrec, Dune Sound and Around the Word
La Marque Rose is an entertainment localisation business. Asrec SAS is a video game localisation company. Dune Sound and Around the Word, both subsidiary companies of Dune Media SAS, provide audio recording and localisation services for the video game industry. The companies are based in France.
price ($mm)
$7.76
rev ($mm)
$11
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.9x
EV / EBITDA
closed 12/28/2016 via BNC Analysis

Keywords Studios, acquired Sonox

synopsis: Keywords Studios, the international technical services provider to the global video games industry, announces that it has acquired Sonox Audio Solutions. Sonox provides audio recording and localisation services to video game companies targeting Spanish and Latin American markets.
buyer: Keywords Studios (AIM:KWS:$367.39)
Keywords is an international technical service provider to the global Video Game Industry. With over 1,500 games passionate employees around the world, they provide a range of translation, testing, audio, customer care and art production services to Video Game Developers and Publishers alike. "
target: Sonox
Sonox is a dynamic, creative and experienced localization studio. They offer tailor-made solutions for audio engineering and localization for all kinds of projects, mainly video games and films. Sonox also provides professional translation and proofreading of texts.
price ($mm)
$0.68
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 11/17/2016 via BNC Analysis

Keywords Studios, acquired Enzyme Testing Labs Inc.

synopsis: Keywords Studios, the world’s leading technical services provider to the global video games industry, announced that it has acquired Enzyme Testing Labs. Based in St-Jerome, Quebec and with offices in Montreal and in Kawasaki, Enzyme’s strengths are in functional QA and localisation testing of video games for leading game publishers and developers.
buyer: Keywords Studios (AIM:KWS:$367.39)
Keywords is an international technical service provider to the global Video Game Industry. With over 1,500 games passionate employees around the world, they provide a range of translation, testing, audio, customer care and art production services to Video Game Developers and Publishers alike. "
target: Enzyme Testing Labs Inc.
Enzyme is a privately held, North-American based company, focused on video game Quality Assurance (QA). The organization has over ten years of experience in video game QA testing with offices in St-Jerome - Quebec, Montreal - Quebec and Kawasaki - Japan.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 4/13/2016 via BNC Analysis

Keywords Studios, acquired Synthesis International Srl

synopsis: Keywords Studios Plc, has acquired Synthesis, the largest Italian company offering video game localization. Synthesis has been translating video game hits for 15 years, always remaining true to the original text.
buyer: Keywords Studios (AIM:KWS:$367.39)
Keywords is an international technical service provider to the global Video Game Industry. With over 1,500 games passionate employees around the world, they provide a range of translation, testing, audio, customer care and art production services to Video Game Developers and Publishers alike. "
target: Synthesis International Srl
Synthesis was founded in Milan in 1995 and quickly became the largest Italian company offering video game localization. Synthesis has been translating video game hits for 15 years, always remaining true to the original text.
price ($mm)
$19
rev ($mm)
$19
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
1.1x
EV / EBITDA
announced 3/25/2016 via Company Press Release

Pole To Win Co., Ltd., will acquire Entalize

synopsis: Pole To Win announced at a meeting of the board of directors that it will acquire Entalize. Entalize, based in Japan, has carried out the localization of several games. Entalize is a game localization company specializing in the localization of English-Japanese titles.
buyer: Pole To Win Co., Ltd. (TSE:3657:$208.93)
Pole To Win (PTW) is the world's outsourcing services provider for software, games, e-commerce, and more. Their wide range of services includes: Quality Testing, Quality Engineering, Translation and Localization, Customer Support, and Onsite Services. "
target: Entalize
Entalize is a game localization company specializing in the localization of English-Japanese titles.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 5/9/2014 via BNC Analysis

Keywords Studios, will acquire Binari Sonori

synopsis: Keywords Studios PLC, an international technical service provider to the global Video Game Industry, has agreed to acquire Binari Sonori. Binari Sonori is a provider of outsourced voice-over and translation services to the international video games market with operations in Milan, Italy and Los Angeles in the US.
buyer: Keywords Studios (AIM:KWS:$367.39)
Keywords is an international technical service provider to the global Video Game Industry with offices in Dublin, Tokyo, Seattle, Montreal and Rome. Working on a worldwide basis, they provide a range of linguistic, testing, and quality control services to Video Game Developers and Publishers alike. "
target: Binari Sonori
Binari Sonori is a global leader in localization, translation, and production of international contents for digital entertainment, with a strong focus and unparalleled qualifications in the localization of video games.
price ($mm)
$16
rev ($mm)
$14
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
1.5x
EV / EBITDA
announced 10/18/2017 via PR Newswire

RWS Holdings plc, will acquire Moravia

synopsis: Moravia announced that RWS Holdings plc has signed a purchase agreement to acquire the Moravia IT Group companies. Based in the Czech Republic, Moravia is a globalization solution provider, enabling companies in the information technology, e-learning, and life sciences industries to enter global markets with high quality multilingual products.
buyer: RWS Holdings plc (AIM:RWS:$444.34)
Based in the UK, RWS is a leading provider of patent translations and one of the leading players in the provision of intellectual property support services and a market leader in life sciences translations and linguistic validation as well as a language service provider in other technical areas. "
target parent: Clarion Capital Partners, LLC
target: Moravia
Based in the Czech Republic, Moravia is a leading globalization solution provider, enabling companies in the information technology, e-learning, and life sciences industries to enter global markets with high quality multilingual products.
price ($mm)
$320
rev ($mm)
$159
EBITDA ($mm)
$27
EV / rev
2.0x
EV / EBITDA
11.8x
closed 2/16/2015 via PR Newswire

Clarion Capital Partners, LLC, acquired Moravia

synopsis: Moravia, a leading globalization solution provider, enabling companies in the information technology, e-learning, and life sciences industries to enter global markets with high-quality multilingual products, announced that Clarion Capital Partners, a New York-based middle market private equity firm, has acquired a majority interest in the company.
buyer: Clarion Capital Partners, LLC
Clarion Capital Partners, LLC is a private equity investment firm which seeks to make primarily control private equity investments in a diversified portfolio of middle-market companies. The firm focuses in industries such as Business, Healthcare, Financial, Consumer Products, Retail, and Media. "
target: Moravia
Moravia's services address the complex localization demands of leading global brands and fast-growing companies, primarily in the IT and life science industry sectors.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$100
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
closed 1/7/2015 via BNC Analysis

Keywords Studios, acquired Reverb Localization

synopsis: Keywords Studios, the international technical services provider to the global video games industry, completed the acquisition of Reverb Localization. Founded in 2012 and based in Rio de Janeiro, Reverb provides localisation and audio management services for Brazilian Portuguese for leading games including World of Warcraft and Magic the Gathering.
buyer: Keywords Studios (AIM:KWS:$367.39)
Keywords is an international technical service provider to the global Video Game Industry. With over 1,500 games passionate employees around the world, they provide a range of translation, testing, audio, customer care and art production services to Video Game Developers and Publishers alike. "
target: Reverb Localization
Reverb Localization is a game & IT localization company located in Rio de Janeiro. With their highly qualified translators and high end translation tools, Reverb offers spotless translation & localization services. They have in-house translators and a freelancer pool of seasoned professionals.
price ($mm)
$0.24
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 3/10/2019 via BNC Analysis

Morningside Translations, Inc., acquired Net-Translators

synopsis: Morningside, a leading translation services company, has acquired Net-Translators, a leading translation, localization, and multilingual testing company based in Isreal. Net-Translators helps medical-device manufacturers, software developers and hardware companies prepare their products and services for worldwide deployment.
buyer: Morningside Translations, Inc.
Morningside is a leading translation services company partnering with the Am Law 100 and Fortune 500 companies around the globe. Headquartered in New York City, they maintain a powerful global network of language consultants and legal professionals in over 100 languages and dialects. "
target: Net-Translators
Net-Translators is a leading translation, localization, and multilingual testing company based in Isreal. Net-Translators helps medical-device manufacturers, software developers and hardware companies prepare their products and services for worldwide deployment.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 6/10/2020 via Company Press Release

RWS Holdings plc, acquired Webdunia

synopsis: RWS Holdings Plc has informed about the acquisition of Webdunia. With over 600 employees, and offices in India, Thailand and the US, Webdunia is a leader in translation, localization and technology services to technology and digital companies in the Indian and North American markets.
buyer: RWS Holdings plc (AIM:RWS:$444.34)
Based in the UK, RWS is a leading provider of patent translations and one of the leading players in the provision of intellectual property support services and a market leader in life sciences translations and linguistic validation as well as a language service provider in other technical areas. "
target: Webdunia
With over 600 employees, and offices in India, Thailand and the US, Webdunia is a leader in translation, localization and technology services to technology and digital companies in the Indian and North American markets.
price ($mm)
$21
rev ($mm)
$14
EBITDA ($mm)
$3
EV / rev
1.5x
EV / EBITDA
6.8x
announced 10/25/2017 via BNC Analysis

Keywords Studios, will acquire VMC Consulting Corporation

synopsis: Technical services provider Keywords Studios is set to buy QA and customer support provider VMC from owner Volt Information Sciences. VMC provides functional testing, customer support and localization services both in and outside of the games industry.
buyer: Keywords Studios (AIM:KWS:$367.39)
Keywords Studios is an international technical services provider to the global video games industry. They provide integrated art production, localization, testing, audio, player support and engineering services across 50 languages and 14 game platforms to blue chip clients in over 18 countries. "
target parent: Volt Information Sciences, Inc.
target: VMC Consulting Corporation
VMC combines technical expertise and vigilant dedication to deliver unmatched development, QA, localization, and technical support services. VMC serves as a seamless extension of their client's team to improve product quality, accelerate productivity, and maximize customer satisfaction.
price ($mm)
$66
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 11/20/2019 via BNC Analysis

TransPerfect Translations International, Inc., acquired Chulengo

synopsis: TransPerfect, the world’s largest provider of language and technology solutions for global business, has acquired Chulengo, an Argentina-based localization and post-production company. They have been working in the industry for more than six years now, for clients from all over the world.
buyer: TransPerfect Translations International, Inc.
TransPerfect is the world’s largest provider of language and technology solutions for global business. From offices in over 90 cities on six continents, TransPerfect offers a full range of services in 170+ languages to clients worldwide. "
target: Chulengo
Chulengo is an Argentina-based localization and post-production company. They have been working in the industry for more than six years now, for clients from all over the world.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 10/21/2019 via BusinessWire

TransPerfect Translations International, Inc., acquired Sublime Subtitling & Translation

synopsis: TransPerfect, the world’s largest provider of language and technology solutions for global business, announced the acquisition of Sublime Subtitling & Translation, a company based in Spain that specializes in audiovisual translation and subtitling for global entertainment clients.
buyer: TransPerfect Translations International, Inc.
TransPerfect is the world’s largest provider of language and technology solutions for global business. From offices in over 90 cities on six continents, TransPerfect offers a full range of services in 170+ languages to clients worldwide. "
target: Sublime Subtitling & Translation
Sublime is a Translation and Subtitling Company based in Spain. They offer a wide range of solutions including Translation, Subtitling and Localization in multiple languages for international, regional, and local content owners, aggregators, broadcasters, and distributors.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 10/21/2019 via BusinessWire

TransPerfect Translations International, Inc., acquired Lassostudios

synopsis: TransPerfect, the world’s largest provider of language and technology solutions for global business, acquired Lassostudios, a Madrid-based company that specializes in dubbing, voiceover, subtitling, audio description, closed captioning, and other post-production services.
buyer: TransPerfect Translations International, Inc.
TransPerfect is the world’s largest provider of language and technology solutions for global business. From offices in over 90 cities on six continents, TransPerfect offers a full range of services in 170+ languages to clients worldwide. "
target: Lassostudios
Founded in Madrid in 2011, Lassostudios specializes in dubbing, voiceover, subtitling, audio description, closed captioning, and other post-production services, delivered primarily to entertainment clients in Spain and elsewhere in Europe.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 6/10/2020 via Company Press Release

RWS Holdings plc, acquired Iconic Translation Machines

synopsis: RWS Holdings plc, one of the world’s leading language, intellectual property support services and localization providers, announces the acquisitions of Iconic Translation Machines, Ltd. Iconic Translation Machines is a multi-award winning Neural Machine Translation provider who specialises in bespoke solutions for enterprise users.
buyer: RWS Holdings plc (AIM:RWS:$444.34)
Based in the UK, RWS is a leading provider of patent translations and one of the leading players in the provision of intellectual property support services and a market leader in life sciences translations and linguistic validation as well as a language service provider in other technical areas. "
target: Iconic Translation Machines
Iconic Translation Machines is a multi-award winning Neural Machine Translation provider who specialises in bespoke solutions for enterprise users. Iconic helps the world’s largest enterprises to adopt bespoke, secure AI-powered translation solutions.
price ($mm)
$10
rev ($mm)
$1
EBITDA ($mm)
$0
EV / rev
16.7x
EV / EBITDA
869.6x
closed 10/3/2007 via BusinessWire

Translations.com, Inc., acquired Adams Globalization

synopsis: Translations.com, a leading provider of technology-enabled language solutions, has completed a merger with Adams Globalization, a localization service provider with over 25 years’ experience. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.
buyer parent: Transparent Language
buyer: Translations.com, Inc.
Translations.com is a leading provider of software, website, and enterprise-wide localization services, as well as localization-related technology products. Translations.com solutions allow customers to conduct business more effectively in international markets. "
target: Adams Globalization
Adams Globalization is a leading provider of software localization and internationalization, software language and functional testing, technical document translation, web site globalization, locale-specific desktop publishing, content management, and XLIFF migration services.
price ($mm)
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$30.60
EBIT ($mm)
$10.51
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
247
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Ticker: AIM:KWS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Keywords Studios
Keywords Studios
Keywords is an international technical service provider to the global Video Game Industry. With over 1,500 games passionate employees around the world, they provide a range of translation, testing, audio, customer care and art production services to Video Game Developers and Publishers alike.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$367.39
EBITDA ($mm)
$45.58
EBIT ($mm)
$29.14
Net Income ($mm)
$11.28
Employees
7400
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Ticker: TSE:3657
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Pole To Win Co., Ltd.
Pole To Win Co., Ltd.
Pole To Win (PTW) is the world's outsourcing services provider for software, games, e-commerce, and more. Their wide range of services includes: Quality Testing, Quality Engineering, Translation and Localization, Customer Support, and Onsite Services.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$208.93
EBITDA ($mm)
$26.84
EBIT ($mm)
$21.12
Net Income ($mm)
$10.31
Employees
1356
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Ticker: DB:XAE2
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Catalis SE
Catalis Group provides high-end technical services relating to the creation of digital content for the digital media and entertainment industries. Their subsidiaries are recognised for their experience and competence in the fields of creative services and quality assurance.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$29.89
EBITDA ($mm)
$3.15
EBIT ($mm)
$2.56
Net Income ($mm)
$2.80
Employees
371
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