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closed 5/31/2018 via BNC Analysis

Tencent Holdings Ltd., acquired Grinding Gear Games

synopsis: Tencent, a Chinese online communication, advertising, and gaming service provider, has acquired an 80% majority stake in Grinding Gear Games, a video game developer in New Zealand. Grinding Gear Games are the developers of Path of Exile, a popular online action role playing game.
buyer: Tencent Holdings Ltd. (SEHK:700:$56,607.02)
Tencent provides value-added Internet, mobile and telecom services and online advertising under the strategic goal of providing users with "one-stop online lifestyle services". Tencent’s leading Internet platforms in China have brought together China's largest Internet community. "
target: Grinding Gear Games
Grinding Gear Games is a video game developer in New Zealand. The company is known for their online action role playing game (RPG), Path of Exile. Their staff are online RPG veterans that understand what is required to make an addictive action RPG with visceral combat and a complex item economy.
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closed 8/14/2020 via BNC Analysis

Embracer Group, acquired DECA Games

synopsis: Embracer Group has acquired mobile specialist DECA Games; the company has a particular interest in live operations and free-to-play titles. They are the current owners and developers of the massively multiplayer online shooter Realm of the Mad God.
buyer: Embracer Group (OM:EMBRAC B:$791.62)
Embracer Group is the parent company of businesses developing and publishing PC and console games for the global games market. Embracer Group has an extensive catalogue of over 130 owned franchises, such as Saints Row, Goat Simulator, Dead Island, Darksiders, Metro, MX vs ATV, and more. "
target: DECA Games
DECA Games is a publisher and developer of video games that is headquartered in Berlin, Germany. The company's primary focus is on acquiring and operating older free-to-play games. They are the current owners and developers of the massively multiplayer online shooter Realm of the Mad God.
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announced 8/9/2020 via BNC Analysis

Mingchen Health Co., Ltd., will acquire Hainan Huaduo Network Technology Co., Ltd.

synopsis: Mingchen Health, a Chinese manufacturer of personal health care products, will acquire Hainan Huaduo Network Technology Co., Ltd., a Chinese video game developer. Hainan Huaduo specializes in developing browser-based and mobile online games. Their games include Chaos of the Universe and Kingdom of the Kings.
buyer: Mingchen Health Co., Ltd. (SZSE:002919:$72.09)
Mingchen Health is a Chinese manufacturer of personal health care products. Mingchen develops and produces shampoo, conditioner, shower gel, gel water and skin care products. Their brands include Beauty Show, Meiwang, Chucui, and Yingkou. "
target: Hainan Huaduo Network Technology Co., Ltd.
Hainan Huaduo is a Chinese video game developer. Hainan Huaduo specializes in developing online games. Their games include Chaos of the Universe, a browser-based online role-playing game (RPG) themed around martial arts; and Kingdom of the Kings, an online RPG for mobile devices.
price ($mm)
$19
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$16
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1.2x
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announced 7/15/2020 via Company Press Release

Randy Waterfield and Brad Oberwager, will acquire Linden Lab

synopsis: Linden Research, Inc. announced it signed an agreement to be acquired by an investment group led by Randy Waterfield and Brad Oberwager. The acquisition will allow Linden Lab to continue to grow and expand Second Life, as well as its money services business Tilia.
buyer: Randy Waterfield and Brad Oberwager
Randy Waterfield is the Chairman and CEO of the Waterfield Group. Brad Oberwager is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Jyve. "
target: Linden Lab
Linden Lab develops platforms that empower people to create, share, and benefit from virtual experiences. Second Life, the company's groundbreaking virtual world enjoyed by millions around the globe, boasts nearly two billion user creations and a vibrant $500 million (USD) economy.
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closed 4/29/2020 via Company Press Release

Macarthur Fortune Holding LLC, acquired Jagex Ltd.

synopsis: Macarthur Fortune Holding LLC, a global asset management company, has announced that it has acquired Jagex, one of the UK’s largest video game developers and publishers, through one of its funds, Platinum Fortune LP, from Shanghai Hongtou Network Technology. Hongtou Network (Hong Kong) was also acquired by Platinum Fortune LP.
buyer: Macarthur Fortune Holding LLC
Macarthur Fortune is a US-based global asset management firm founded by a group of seasoned investment professionals. Platinum Fortune is a private fund managed by Macarthur Fortune with a focus on the global video game market. "
target: Jagex Ltd.
A leader in creating deep and engaging living games on PC and mobile, Jagex was founded in 2000 and is today one of the UK’s biggest and most respected video game developers and publishers.
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closed 2/12/2020 via BNC Analysis

Kakao Games, acquired XLGames

synopsis: Black Desert Online publisher Kakao Games has acquired a majority stake in XL Games, a video game development company based in South Korea that publishes ArcheAge, an MMORPG, and Moonlight Sculptor, a mobile MMO.
buyer parent: Kakao
buyer: Kakao Games
Kakao Games is a multi-platform game publisher and developer headquartered in South Korea. It is a subsidiary of Kakao Corp. As a game publisher, it is known for Black Desert Online, a successful MMORPG in the global market, and PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds, a FPS hit. "
target: XLGames
XL Games is a video game development company based in South Korea that publishes ArcheAge, an MMORPG, and Moonlight Sculptor, a mobile MMO.
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$94*
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closed 12/12/2018 via GlobeNewswire

Stillfront Group AB, acquired Playa Games

synopsis: Stillfront Group, an independent creator, publisher and distributor of digital games, has acquired Playa Games, one of Germany's leading casual strategy game developer and publishers with five released games and approx. 70 million registered players.
buyer: Stillfront Group AB (OM:SF:$364.47)
Stillfront is an independent creator, publisher and distributor of digital games – with a vision to become one of the leading indie game creators and publishers. Stillfront's games are distributed globally, with their main markets in Sweden, Germany, the United States and MENA. "
target: Playa Games
Playa Games is one of Germany's leading casual strategy game developer and publishers with five released games and approx. 70 million registered players. The Company's flagship title is Shakes & Fidget, a cartoon style massive multiplayer online role-playing game.
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$23
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closed 9/21/2018 via GlobeNewswire

Stillfront Group AB, acquired Imperia Online JSC

synopsis: Stillfront Group AB announces its acquisition of 100% of the shares in Imperia Online JSC, a leading game developer and publisher in Southeastern Europe with focus on long term gamer relations. Imperia Online is one of the leading game developer and publishers in Southeastern Europe with 25 released games and over 45 million users worldwide.
buyer: Stillfront Group AB (OM:SF:$364.47)
Stillfront is an independent creator, publisher and distributor of digital games – with a vision to become one of the leading indie game creators and publishers. Stillfront's games are distributed globally, with their main markets in Sweden, Germany, the United States and MENA. "
target: Imperia Online JSC
Imperia Online is one of the leading game developer and publishers in Southeastern Europe with 25 released games and over 45 million users worldwide. The Company's flagship title is Imperia Online, a medieval Massively multiplayer online (MMO) strategy game for both browser and mobile platforms.
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$12
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announced 9/6/2018 via BusinessWire

Pearl Abyss, will acquire CCP Games

synopsis: Black Desert Online developer Pearl Abyss announced that it will acquire CCP Games, the creators of popular spaceship MMORPG EVE Online. CCP is a leading independent game developer and has been praised for its artistry, game design and unique player-driven, infinitely scalable storytelling narratives.
buyer: Pearl Abyss (KOSDAQ:A263750:$104.01)
Pearl Abyss is the Korean studio behind the hit PC MMORPG Black Desert Online, which was named MMORPG of the Year in 2016. Since the company's founding in 2010, it has successfully launched its game in South Korea, Japan, Russia, North/South America, Europe, Taiwan, and 100 other countries. "
target: CCP Games
CCP is a leading independent game developer and has been praised for its artistry, game design and unique player-driven, infinitely scalable storytelling narratives. CCP is the creator of the critically-acclaimed science-fiction game EVE Online. CCP is headquartered in Reykjavik, Iceland.
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$425
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closed 8/2/2018 via BNC Analysis

PATI Games, acquired IMI Exchange

synopsis: Pati Games, a software developing company for mobile games, has acquired IMI Exchange from MODA Inc. IMI Exchange is a leading start-up company in the massively multiplayer online games (MMOG) market.
buyer: PATI Games (KOSDAQ:A194510:$23.71)
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. "
target parent: MODA Inc.
target: IMI Exchange
IMI Exchange is a leading start-up company in the massively multiplayer online games (MMOG) market.
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$63
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closed 6/28/2018 via BNC Analysis

Toadman Interactive AB, acquired Artplant AS

synopsis: Toadman Interactive, a Swedish game development studio that specializes in the production of role-playing games, has acquired Artplant, an independent video game developer in Norway. Artplant specializes in creating browser based 3D MMO games. Their games include Battlestar Galactica Online, G.I. Joe Special Ops, Entropy, Block 'N' Load, and more.
buyer: Toadman Interactive AB (NGM:TOAD MTF:$5.89)
Founded in 2013, Toadman Interactive is a Swedish game development studio that specializes in the production of role-playing games (RPG) for consoles and PCs. Their first game, Immortal: Unchained, is an RPG shooter that aims to set the standard for all future RPG shooters. "
target: Artplant AS
Founded in 2001, Artplant is an independent video game developer in Norway. The company specializes in creating browser based 3D MMO games. Their games include Battlestar Galactica Online, G.I. Joe Special Ops, Entropy, Block 'N' Load, Grimm: Dark Legacy, Sky Fighter Legends, and Parsec Frontiers.
price ($mm)
$0.11
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closed 6/26/2018 via BusinessWire

Trion Worlds, acquired Gazillion Entertainment, Inc.

synopsis: Trion Worlds has revealed that it has acquired assets and production materials from the closure of Gazillion Entertainment, and will utilize these materials to create new products and brand new IPs. Gazillion Entertainment is a developer, publisher and operator of massively multiplayer online games and services for wide audiences.
buyer: Trion Worlds
Trion Worlds is a leading publisher, developer, and distributor of premium games for the connected era. The creator of free-to-play online titles like Trove, RIFT, and ArcheAge, Trion Worlds is a leader in online games publishing. "
target: Gazillion Entertainment, Inc.
Gazillion Entertainment is a developer, publisher and operator of massively multiplayer online games and services for wide audiences. Gazillion is headquartered in Foster City, CA.
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announced 1/22/2018 via Reuters

PlayWay S.A., will acquire Out of Reach The Game

synopsis: Playway SA will acquire Space Boat Studios, the game studio behind Out of Reach. Out of Reach is an open world, first-person perspective, massively multiplayer online game with elements of survival sandbox and RPGs.
buyer: PlayWay S.A. (WSE:PLW:$34.88)
PlayWay S.A. produces and publishes video and mobile games in Poland. They develop games for PC, Android, iPhone, iPad, and Mac platforms. Their games are sold or downloaded worldwide. They sell their products on the STEAM, AppStore, and GooglePlay platforms. "
target: Out of Reach The Game
Out of Reach is an open world, first-person perspective, massively multiplayer online game with elements of survival sandbox and RPGs.
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$0.15*
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closed 10/25/2017 via Market Wire

SPYR Games, acquired Pocket Starships

synopsis: SPYR Games, a creator and publisher of fun social games for mobile devices, has completed the acquisition of all assets of Pocket Starships, a real-time, cross-platform space-themed massively multiplayer online game developed by Spectacle Games. The development team, including founder Lars Koschin, will join SPYR as part of the deal.
buyer parent: SPYR, Inc
buyer: SPYR Games
SPYR Games creates and publishes fun and engaging social games for mobile devices. Utilizing the popular "freemium" monetization model, which leverages advertising as well as in-app purchases, SPYR Games intends to continue to grow their social gaming portfolio as well as other mobile apps. "
target: Pocket Starships
Pocket Starships is a real-time, cross-platform space-themed massively multiplayer online game for iOS, Android, and PC. Players can create or join a fight group with friends to fight pirates, mine resources, and complete quests. Pocket Starships is the flagship title of developer Spectacle Games.
price ($mm)
$2.00
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closed 1/18/2017 via Company Press Release

Idea Fabrik, acquired The Repopulation

synopsis: Idea Fabrik PLC announced the acquisition of “The Repopulation” game from Above and Beyond Technologies, Inc. “The Repopulation” is a Massive Multiplayer Online Role Playing Game (MMORPG) set in a futuristic world. The game offers a host of features to MMORPG players such as full sandbox play, city building, random engagements, and many more.
buyer: Idea Fabrik
Idea Fabrik PLC. is an international technology company that develops, supports and licenses to game developers worldwide its massive multiplayer online game development platform HeroEngine™ and online service HeroCloud™. "
target: The Repopulation
“The Repopulation” is a Massive Multiplayer Online Role Playing Game (MMORPG) set in a futuristic world. The game offers a host of features to MMORPG players over and above what is now available, such as full sandbox play, city building, random engagements, player and city sieging, and many more.
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announced 6/21/2016 via GlobeNewswire

Stillfront Group AB, will acquire Simutronics Corporation

synopsis: Stillfront Group AB announced its acquisition of 52.65% of the outstanding shares in Simutronics Corp. Simutronics, based in St Louis, Missouri and founded in 1987, has developed and is operating the MUD-style text-based games GemStone IV and DragonRealms. Further, Simutronics is a well renowned and profitable mobile games developer.
buyer: Stillfront Group AB (OM:SF:$364.47)
Stillfront is an independent creator, publisher and distributor of digital games – with a vision to become one of Europe’s leading indie game creators and publishers. They operate through four near-autonomous subsidiaries: Bytro Labs, Coldwood Interactive, Power Challenge, and Dorado Online Games. "
target: Simutronics Corporation
Simutronics is one of the longest-running independent game development studios in North America. As a leader in massively multiplayer games, they have made persistent worlds that people continue to play today. They’ve also created award-winning mobile titles that have topped the game charts.
price ($mm)
$0.93*
rev ($mm)
$2
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EV / rev
1.8x
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closed 3/16/2016 via BNC Analysis

Shandong Hongda Mining Co Ltd, acquired Jagex Ltd.

synopsis: Shandong Hongda Mining Co Ltd, a listed ferrous metal mining industry firm with headquarters in Shanghai, China, has fully acquired for $300 million, Jagex Ltd, the largest independent games developer and publisher in the United Kingdom.
buyer: Shandong Hongda Mining Co Ltd (:$81.72)
Shandong Hongda is a listed ferrous metal mining industry firm with headquarters in Shanghai, China. It produces iron powder, copper powder and iron ore, operating mostly in the domestic market. "
target parent: Insight Venture Partners
target: Jagex Ltd.
Multi award-winning Jagex has been at the forefront of online games for nearly 15 years, starting with its flagship adventure title, RuneScape. Today, the studio has approximately 400 staff, making it one of the largest independent games developers in the UK.
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$300
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closed 3/9/2016 via BNC Analysis

gamigo AG, acquired Fiesta Online

synopsis: gamigo AG, a leading player in the fast growing games market in Europe and North America, has acquired the global rights to the succesful brand Fiesta Online from South Korean developer Ons On Soft. The Anime MMO has been successful on the international market for eight years with over 20 million registered players worldwide.
buyer: gamigo AG (WKN:A1TNJY:$0.00)
gamigo AG is one of the leading gaming companies in Europe and North America. gamigo was one of the first companies to discover the booming market segment of online games and published the first MMOG that was completely localized into German as early as 2000. "
target parent: Ons On Soft
target: Fiesta Online
Fiesta Online is an Anime MMO that has been successful on the international market for eight years with over 20 million registered players worldwide. In Fiesta Online, players can complete missions, hunt for monsters or take part in epic Kingdom Quests – all together with friends!
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announced 7/1/2015 via Company Press Release

gamigo AG, next idea GmbH, will acquire Infernum Productions AG

synopsis: gamigo group, a leading gaming company in Europe and North America, has formed Infernum Games GmbH together with next idea GmbH. As part of this joint venture, Infernum Games GmbH will acquire the entire operating business from the international online game provider Infernum Productions AG.
buyer: next idea GmbH
buyer: gamigo AG
gamigo AG is one of the leading gaming companies in Europe and North America. The next idea GmbH, based in Munster, is among the global companies in the areas of online games and online entertainment. next idea GmbH brings the diversity of Internet users directly to their home entertainment media. "
target: Infernum Productions AG
Headquartered in Berlin, Germany, Infernum Productions AG is an international publisher and operator of online games founded by online game business veterans. Their focus is MMO games (massively multiplayer online games) as well as social and mobile entertainment.
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closed 2/2/2015 via BNC Analysis

Columbus Nova, acquired Sony Online Entertainment LLC

synopsis: Investment firm Columbus Nova has acquired Sony Online Entertainment ("SOE"), a recognized worldwide leader in massively multiplayer online games, with hundreds of thousands of subscribers around the globe. SOE creates, develops and provides compelling entertainment for the personal computer, online, game console and wireless markets.
buyer: Columbus Nova
Founded in 2000, Columbus Nova is a multi-strategy investment firm that manages assets through its own funds and affiliated portfolio companies. Columbus Nova has a broad investment mandate which allows investments across all levels of the capital structure from senior secured debt to equity. "
target parent: Sony Corporation
target: Sony Online Entertainment LLC
Sony Online Entertainment ("SOE") is a recognized worldwide leader in massively multiplayer online games, with hundreds of thousands of subscribers around the globe. SOE creates, develops and provides compelling entertainment for the personal computer, online, game console and wireless markets.
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closed 5/31/2018 via BNC Analysis

Tencent Holdings Ltd., acquired Grinding Gear Games

synopsis: Tencent, a Chinese online communication, advertising, and gaming service provider, has acquired an 80% majority stake in Grinding Gear Games, a video game developer in New Zealand. Grinding Gear Games are the developers of Path of Exile, a popular online action role playing game.
buyer: Tencent Holdings Ltd. (SEHK:700:$56,607.02)
Tencent provides value-added Internet, mobile and telecom services and online advertising under the strategic goal of providing users with "one-stop online lifestyle services". Tencent’s leading Internet platforms in China have brought together China's largest Internet community. "
target: Grinding Gear Games
Grinding Gear Games is a video game developer in New Zealand. The company is known for their online action role playing game (RPG), Path of Exile. Their staff are online RPG veterans that understand what is required to make an addictive action RPG with visceral combat and a complex item economy.
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$69*
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closed 6/25/2020 via Bloomberg

Tencent Holdings Ltd., acquired iFlix Sdn Bhd

synopsis: Chinese internet giant Tencent Holdings Ltd. is buying certain assets of iFlix Ltd., a streaming platform with about 25 million users focused in South and Southeast Asia. Tencent will acquire iFlix’s content, technology and resources, expanding its geographic reach in a key area of growth.
buyer: Tencent Holdings Ltd. (SEHK:700:$56,607.02)
Tencent uses technology to enrich the lives of Internet users. Their communications and social platforms connect users to each other, as well as to digital content and services such as games, video, music and literature. Their infrastructure services create differentiated offerings. "
target: iFlix Sdn Bhd
iflix is the world’s leading entertainment service for emerging markets a compelling selection of TV shows, movies, hyper local originals, premium live sports and up-to-the-minute news from around the world, to stream or download. iflix operates in about a dozen South and Southeast Asian countries.
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closed 4/17/2020 via Company Press Release

Riot Games, Inc., acquired Hypixel Inc.

synopsis: Riot Games, the game developer and publisher best known for League of Legends, completed its acquisition of Hypixel Studios. Founded in 2018, Hypixel Studios is currently developing Hytale, a community-powered block game that combines the scope of a creative sandbox with the depth of a roleplaying game.
buyer parent: Tencent Holdings Ltd.
buyer: Riot Games, Inc.
Riot was established in 2006 by entrepreneurial gamers who believe that player-focused game development can result in awesome games. In 2009, Riot released its debut title League of Legends to critical and player acclaim. "
target: Hypixel Inc.
Founded in 2018, Hypixel Studios is currently developing Hytale, a community-powered block game that combines the scope of a creative sandbox with the depth of a roleplaying game.
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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 5/22/2019 via Company Press Release

Tencent Holdings Ltd., acquired Sharkmob AB

synopsis: Tencent Holdings Ltd acquired 100% of the Swedish game developer Sharkmob AB. Sharkmob was founded just two years ago by a tight-knit group of industry veterans, and they have since grown steadily at their iconic Malmö office. The studio continues working with its unannounced online game as well as several new projects together with Tencent.
buyer: Tencent Holdings Ltd. (SEHK:700:$56,607.02)
Tencent uses technology to enrich the lives of Internet users. Their communications and social platforms connect users to each other, as well as to digital content and services such as games, video, music and literature. Their infrastructure services create differentiated offerings. "
target: Sharkmob AB
Sharkmob is a Swedish game developer. It delivers interactive entertainment experiences by offering games that are online, cross-play capable and providing an immersive social experience for large groups of gamers.
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announced 8/8/2018 via BNC Analysis

Almond Doctor will be merged with Tencent Doctorwork,

synopsis: Almond Doctor will merge with Tencent Doctorwork, a Chinese provider of online and offline healthcare services. Almond Doctor is an internet medical platform in China. Almond Doctor offers a mobile communication management tool that allows doctors to efficiently provide consultation and follow-ups to build better relationships with their patients.
buyer parent: Tencent Holdings Ltd.
buyer: Tencent Doctorwork
Tencent Doctorwork is a Chinese provider of online and offline healthcare services. The company operates 23 clinics that utilize user-end online service products, institutional information management systems and offline intelligent hardware detection terminals to better serve their patients. "
target: Almond Doctor
Almond Doctor is a leading internet medical platform in China. Their Almond Doctor mobile app is a communication management tool for doctors and patients. Their platform allows doctors to efficiently provide consultation and follow-ups to build better relationships with their patients.
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closed 6/6/2018 via BNC Analysis

Kuaishou, acquired AcFun

synopsis: Kuaishou (Kwai), a social platform that allows users to capture and share snippets of their everyday lives through short videos and live-streaming, has acquired AcFun, a Chinese video sharing website.
buyer parent: Tencent Holdings Ltd.
buyer: Kuaishou
Kuaishou Technology is a Beijing-based company established in 2011. Kuaishou, also known as Kwai in the international market, is a social platform that allows users to capture and share snippets of their everyday lives through short videos and live-streaming. "
target: AcFun
AcFun is a Chinese video sharing website. AcFun is an abbreviation of "Anime, Comic and Fun". It is the first video sharing website which comments are overlaid on videos. They are based in Beijing.
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$22
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closed 5/31/2018 via BNC Analysis

Tencent Holdings Ltd., acquired Grinding Gear Games

synopsis: Tencent, a Chinese online communication, advertising, and gaming service provider, has acquired an 80% majority stake in Grinding Gear Games, a video game developer in New Zealand. Grinding Gear Games are the developers of Path of Exile, a popular online action role playing game.
buyer: Tencent Holdings Ltd. (SEHK:700:$56,607.02)
Tencent provides value-added Internet, mobile and telecom services and online advertising under the strategic goal of providing users with "one-stop online lifestyle services". Tencent’s leading Internet platforms in China have brought together China's largest Internet community. "
target: Grinding Gear Games
Grinding Gear Games is a video game developer in New Zealand. The company is known for their online action role playing game (RPG), Path of Exile. Their staff are online RPG veterans that understand what is required to make an addictive action RPG with visceral combat and a complex item economy.
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closed 5/24/2017 via Reuters

Supercell, acquired Space Ape Games

synopsis: Finnish mobile game maker Supercell has acquired a majority stake in London-based game studio Space Ape, the British company said on its website. Space Ape, founded in 2012, makes mobile games Samurai Siege, Rival Kingdoms and Transformers: Earth Wars, published by toymaker Hasbro Inc's digital unit.
buyer parent: Tencent Holdings Ltd.
buyer: Supercell
Supercell is a global games company that handcrafts games for tablets and smart phones using both Apple's iOs and Google's Android platforms. Based in Helsinki, Finland, Supercell was formed by games industry veterans who have collectively developed more than 180 games. "
target: Space Ape Games
London-based game studio Space Ape, founded in 2012, makes mobile games Samurai Siege, Rival Kingdoms and Transformers: Earth Wars, published by toymaker Hasbro Inc's digital unit. Their mission is to make the highest quality and most successful mobile games in the world.
price ($mm)
$56*
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$92
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1.0x
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closed 10/27/2016 via BNC Analysis

Tencent Holdings Ltd., acquired Supercell

synopsis: Chinese internet giant, Tencent and its partners buy an 84.3% stake in Supercell from Japanese telecommunications firm SoftBank Group Corp. Supercell is the Finnish maker of the “Clash of Clans” mobile game.
buyer: Tencent Holdings Ltd. (SEHK:700:$56,607.02)
Tencent provides value-added Internet, mobile and telecom services and online advertising under the strategic goal of providing users with "one-stop online lifestyle services". Tencent’s leading Internet platforms in China have brought together China's largest Internet community. "
target parent: Softbank Corporation
target: Supercell
Supercell is a global games company that handcrafts games for tablets and smart phones using both Apple's iOs and Google's Android platforms. Based in Helsinki, Finland, Supercell was formed by games industry veterans who have collectively developed more than 180 games.
price ($mm)
$8,600*
rev ($mm)
$2,372
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
4.3x
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announced 4/15/2016 via GlobeNewswire

JD Daojia will be merged with Dada Nexus Limited,

synopsis: JD.com, Inc., China's largest online direct sales company, announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement under which its online-to-offline ("O2O") business, JD Daojia, will merge with Dada Nexus Limited, China’s largest crowdsourcing delivery platform, to form a new company.
buyer: Dada Nexus Limited
Dada uses a crowdsourcing model to solve last-mile delivery, one of the Chinese online-to-offline ("O2O") market’s biggest bottlenecks. Dada has 1.3 million crowdsourced delivery personnel who have registered on the platform using their real names. "
target parent: Tencent Holdings Ltd.
target: JD Daojia
JD Daojia, a subsidiary of Jd.com, provides consumers two-hour delivery of products from local supermarkets and other partners through its location-based app. JD Daojia is an online-to-offline (O2O) unit that covers over three million customers in 13 cities, leading China's O2O supermarket industry.
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closed 3/9/2016 via BNC Analysis

Riot Games, Inc., acquired Radiant Entertainment

synopsis: Radiant Entertainment announced that it has been acquired by League of Legends studio Riot Games. Radiant Entertainment is a games start-up founded in 2013 and based in Los Altos, CA. Radiant Entertainment's video games emphasize the creation of strong player communities. They believe that games are at their best when they're shared with friends.
buyer parent: Tencent Holdings Ltd.
buyer: Riot Games, Inc.
Riot was established in 2006 by entrepreneurial gamers who believe that player-focused game development can result in awesome games. In 2009, Riot released its debut title League of Legends to critical and player acclaim. "
target: Radiant Entertainment
Radiant Entertainment is a games start-up founded in 2013 and based in Los Altos, CA. Radiant Entertainment's video games emphasize the creation of strong player communities. They believe that games are at their best when they're shared with friends.
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announced 8/12/2014 via PR Newswire

Cheetah Mobile Inc., will acquire Moxiu Technology Co., Ltd.

synopsis: Cheetah Mobile Inc., a leading mobile internet company that provides mission critical applications to help make the internet and mobile experience speedier, simpler, and safer, announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Moxiu Technology Co. Ltd., a company engaged in mobile user generated content services and mobile launchers.
buyer: Cheetah Mobile Inc. (NYSE:CMCM:$722.68)
Cheetah Mobile is a leading mobile internet company with approximately 362 million monthly active users in March 2014. Its mission critical applications, including Clean Master, CM Security, Battery Doctor and Duba Anti-virus, help make mobile experience speedier and safer for users worldwide. "
target parent: Tencent Holdings Ltd.
target: Moxiu Technology Co., Ltd.
Moxiu Technology is a limited liability company established in the People's Republic of China on June 12, 2008. The Beijing-based Company is mainly engaged in the development, research, and provision of mobile user generated content services and mobile launchers.
price ($mm)
$4.87*
rev ($mm)
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closed 6/21/2013 via Company Press Release

ibibo Group, acquired Redbus.in

synopsis: China’s internet giant Tencent and South Africa’s media powerhouse Naspers are doubling down on tech in India. Ibibo, their domestic joint venture, has acquired RedBus.in, a Bangalore-based online bus ticketing company that has become a dominant and disruptive force in how people travel in the country.
buyer parent: Tencent Holdings Ltd.
buyer: ibibo Group
ibibo Web Pvt. Ltd., an Internet and mobile product company, provides social gaming based social networking and e-commerce platforms. It enables users to get connected and network through various forms of social gaming and contesting genres. "
target: Redbus.in
RedBus.in provides an online service to purchase bus tickets in India. It has the largest number of tie-ups (and growing) with bus operators and a large and satisfied customer base.
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closed 3/1/2012 via BNC Analysis

Tencent Holdings Ltd., acquired ZAM, LLC

synopsis: Europe-based game community announced that it was acquired by Tencent Holdings Limited. As a game community, ZAM contains some mainstream games from Europe and America, such as World of Warcraft, EQ and Final Fantasy, and each of the games has a sub-website.
buyer: Tencent Holdings Ltd. (SEHK:700:$56,607.02)
Tencent aims to enrich the interactive online experience of Internet users by providing a comprehensive range of Internet and wireless value-added services. Through its various online platforms, Tencent services the largest online community in China. "
target: ZAM, LLC
ZAM Media operates the largest and longest running family of sites dedicated to information and community for the Massively Multiplayer Online gamer. ZAM’s family of sites includes Wowhead, Thottbot, Allakhazam, ZAM, MMOUI and Tankspot.
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closed 8/23/2010 via paidContent.org

Tencent Holdings Ltd., acquired Comsenz, Inc.

synopsis: Tencent, the Chinese internet company behind IM service and portal QQ, has bought up Comsenz, a Googlebacked company which is behind the Discuz online discussion board platform, which is extremely popularin China, among other community products.
buyer: Tencent Holdings Ltd. (SEHK:700:$56,607.02)
Tencent provides value-added Internet, mobile and telecom services and online advertising under the strategic goal of providing users with "one-stop online lifestyle services." "
target: Comsenz, Inc.
Comsenz is a China-based provider of bulletin board and social networking software.
price ($mm)
$43
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 5/31/2018 via BNC Analysis

Tencent Holdings Ltd., acquired Grinding Gear Games

synopsis: Tencent, a Chinese online communication, advertising, and gaming service provider, has acquired an 80% majority stake in Grinding Gear Games, a video game developer in New Zealand. Grinding Gear Games are the developers of Path of Exile, a popular online action role playing game.
buyer: Tencent Holdings Ltd. (SEHK:700:$56,607.02)
Tencent provides value-added Internet, mobile and telecom services and online advertising under the strategic goal of providing users with "one-stop online lifestyle services". Tencent’s leading Internet platforms in China have brought together China's largest Internet community. "
target: Grinding Gear Games
Grinding Gear Games is a video game developer in New Zealand. The company is known for their online action role playing game (RPG), Path of Exile. Their staff are online RPG veterans that understand what is required to make an addictive action RPG with visceral combat and a complex item economy.
price ($mm)
$69*
rev ($mm)
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EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
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 3/30/2020 via PR Newswire

AlleyCorp, acquired Meetup Inc.

synopsis: NEW YORK, March 30, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Meetup, one of the world's first social media platforms and the only one dedicated to groups that meet in-person or online during times of crisis, today announced that the company has been acquired. The consortium of investors is led by Kevin Ryan's AlleyCorp and includes mission-driven private funds and acc
buyer: AlleyCorp
AlleyCorp is a firm dedicated to founding and funding companies in New York City. The firm has helped build some of New York’s most successful technology companies, including DoubleClick, Gilt Groupe, and Business Insider. AlleyCorp invests in early-stage companies across consumer and enterprise. "
target parent: WeWork
target: Meetup Inc.
Meetup is the leading social media platform dedicated to connecting people in person or online during times of crisis. From professional networking to coding workshops, people use Meetup to meet new people in real life who share those same passions or professional aspirations.
price ($mm)
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closed 9/25/2019 via BNC Analysis

IOV Labs, acquired Taringa!

synopsis: IOV Labs, the company behind the Bitcoin-powered Rootstock (RSK) network, has acquired Latin American social network site Taringa. Taringa! is a Latin American Internet company and the largest social network distributing Spanish content in the world. Taringa is a 30 million strong network with over 1,000 active online communities.
buyer: IOV Labs
IOVlabs builds low-cost, highly secure, easy-to-use platforms for the new global economy. Harnessing the benefits of Bitcoin with a suite of tools to create and protect growth, they're planting the seeds for global financial freedom. "
target: Taringa!
Taringa! is a Latin American Internet company with more than 10 years of experience and presence in all the Spanish speaking countries. It is the largest social network distributing Spanish content in the world. Taringa is a 30 million strong network with over 1,000 active online communities.
price ($mm)
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closed 7/24/2019 via BNC Analysis

Media and Games Invest plc, acquired gamigo AG

synopsis: Media and Games Invest, a German strategic investment-holding, that focuses on a buy, build, and sell strategy of fast-growing companies, has acquired majority interest in gamigo AG, a German company that has developed into one of the leading publishers of online and mobile games in Europe and North America.
buyer: Media and Games Invest plc (XTRA:BCK:$151.12)
Media and Games Invest plc (MGI) is a German strategic investment-holding, that focuses on a buy, build, and sell strategy of fast-growing companies. The MGI portfolio companies are growing via acquisitions plus organic growth and new technologies. "
target: gamigo AG
Headquartered in Germany, Gamigo has developed into one of the leading publishers of online and mobile games in Europe and North America. Gamigo grows via organic growth as well as through acquisitions and has made acquisitions in games, media, technology companies and individual game assets.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$61
EBITDA ($mm)
$5
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
0.0x
closed 3/27/2019 via BNC Analysis

Kabam, Inc., acquired Riposte Games & Co

synopsis: Kabam, a Vancouver based world leader of developing entertaining, immersive, and highly social multiplayer games for mobile devices, has acquired Riposte Games & Co, a Montreal based company that has emerged as a development powerhouse for mid core free to play games on mobile, PC, and Web.
buyer parent: Netmarble
buyer: Kabam, Inc.
Kabam is a world leader of developing entertaining, immersive, and highly social multiplayer games for mobile devices. They merge consumer behavior with the art of game design to create experiences that are enjoyed by millions of players across the globe. "
target: Riposte Games & Co
Founded in 2014, Riposte Games & Co (formerly Cloudcade Canada) has emerged as a development powerhouse for mid core free to play games on mobile, PC, and Web.
price ($mm)
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closed 3/13/2019 via Company Press Release

Hilco Streambank, acquired Tsu

synopsis: Hilco Streambank, an advisory firm specializing in the valuation, marketing, and sale of intangible assets, has acquired Tsu, an invite-only social media platform that rewards its community for being creative. Tsu awards content creators with a percentage of ad revenues based on their following and content engagement using a proprietary algorithm.
buyer: Hilco Streambank
Hilco Streambank is an advisory firm specializing in the valuation, marketing, and sale of intangible assets for businesses at all stages. Hilco Streambank identifies, preserves, and extracts value for clients through the application of experience, diligence, and creativity. "
target: Tsu
Launched in 2014, Tsu is an invite-only social media platform that rewards its community for being creative. Tsu awards content creators with a percentage of ad revenues based on their following and content engagement using a proprietary algorithm.
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closed 11/28/2018 via gamesindustry.biz

Wargaming Group Limited, acquired Edge Case Games

synopsis: Wargaming, an online game developer and publisher headquartered in Nicosia, Cyprus, has acquired Edge Case Games, a UK-based video game developer. Edge Case Games's first game, Fracture Space, is an online team-based space combat game. The game provides tactical and explosive battles that feature large spaceships battling on a galactic stage.
buyer: Wargaming Group Limited
Wargaming is an award-winning online game developer and publisher headquartered in Nicosia, Cyprus. One of the leaders in the free-to-play MMO market, the company delivers authentic gaming experiences and services across PC, console and mobile platforms. "
target: Edge Case Games
Edge Case Games is a UK-based video game developer. The studio's first game, Fracture Space, is an online team-based space combat game. The game provides tactical and explosive battles that feature large, several kilometer-long spaceships battling on a galactic stage.
price ($mm)
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closed 12/13/2017 via BusinessWire

American Films, Inc., acquired Paloozoo

synopsis: American Films, Inc., an emergent entertainment industry company focused on opportunities for equity investors, has completed acquisition of Paloozoo.com, a fully operating social networking platform. The unique Paloozoo technology offers the member-users the ability to filter and control their content feed, thereby blocking unwanted postings.
buyer: American Films, Inc. (OTCPK:AMFL:$0.00)
American Films, Inc. is an emergent entertainment industry company focused on opportunities for equity investors. American Films seeks to create alternative investment participation vehicles that provide necessary funding to appropriate projects while offering reasonable return on investment. "
target: Paloozoo
Paloozoo is a one-stop social media experience where members engage with the most diverse content on the planet - Reviews, Socialize (social posts), Classifieds and Lists. With their patent-pending Content Controls feature, Paloozoo members can control what content they see and share.
price ($mm)
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announced 12/6/2017 via GlobeNewswire

Stillfront Group AB, will acquire Goodgame Studios

synopsis: Stillfront Group, an independent creator, publisher, and distributor of digital games, is to acquire Goodgame Studios, a leading free-to-play, online games development company. They operate across web and mobile platforms and cater to over 300 million registered users worldwide.
buyer: Stillfront Group AB (OM:SF:$364.47)
Stillfront is an independent creator, publisher and distributor of digital games – with a vision to become one of the leading indie game creators and publishers. Stillfront's games are distributed globally, with their main markets in Sweden, Germany, the United States and MENA. "
target: Goodgame Studios
Goodgame Studios is a leading free-to-play, online games development company. They operate across web and mobile platforms and cater to over 300 million registered users worldwide.
price ($mm)
$322
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 11/28/2017 via Company Press Release

WeWork Management LLC, acquired Meetup Inc.

synopsis: WeWork announced that it has acquired Meetup Inc. MeetUp Inc. owns and operates a social networking platform that provides local groups with various resources to organize groups and create a network. Meetup helps people find others who share their interest or cause, and form lasting local community groups that regularly meet face-to-face.
buyer: WeWork Management LLC
WeWork is a global network of workspaces. WeWork provides businesses with the space, community, and services they need. They transform buildings into beautiful, collaborative workspaces and provide infrastructure, services, events and tech so their members can focus on doing what they love. "
target: Meetup Inc.
MeetUp Inc. owns and operates a social networking platform that provides local groups with various resources to organize groups and create a network. Meetup helps people find others who share their interest or cause, and form lasting local community groups that regularly meet face-to-face.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
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EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 6/20/2017 via Company Press Release

MTGx International AB, will acquire Kongregate Inc.

synopsis: MTG is acquiring 100% of U.S. games publisher and developer Kongregate Inc. from current owner GameStop Corp. San Francisco based Kongregate was founded in 2006. Kongregate started as a browser based web gaming platform and has since expanded into publishing for both mobile and Steam games, and now into first party game development.
buyer parent: Modern Times Group MTG AB
buyer: MTGx International AB
MTGx delivers next generation entertainment experiences in esports & online gaming, & innovative content through social media influencers on multiple platforms. MTGx is the digital accelerator of MTG. Their mission is to lead the transformation from a traditional media house to a digital power hub. "
target parent: GameStop.com Inc.
target: Kongregate Inc.
Kongregate Inc. is a games publisher and developer. Kongregate started as a browser based web gaming platform and has since expanded into publishing for both mobile and Steam games, and now into first party game development.
price ($mm)
$55
rev ($mm)
$35
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
1.6x
EV / EBITDA
announced 5/30/2017 via GlobeNewswire

Stillfront Group AB, will acquire eRepublik Labs Limited

synopsis: Stillfront Group AB announced it will acquire 100% of the shares in eRepublik Labs, an award winning games studio that invents new online gaming worlds. eRepublik Labs develops and publishes the game 'eRepublik.com', a browser based free-to-play strategy game, along with several other online and mobile multiplayer games.
buyer: Stillfront Group AB (OM:SF:$364.47)
Stillfront is an independent creator, publisher and distributor of digital games – with a vision to become one of the leading indie game creators and publishers. Stillfront's games are distributed globally, with their main markets in Sweden, Germany, the United States and MENA. "
target: eRepublik Labs Limited
eRepublik Labs is an award winning games studio that invents new online game worlds. Their first game, eRepublik.com, was a pioneer in online free to play browser games, with over 7 million players since it launched in 2007.
price ($mm)
$8.39
rev ($mm)
$3
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
8.6x
EV / EBITDA
closed 11/30/2016 via Company Press Release

Falcon Global Acquisitions LLC, acquired MegaHoot

synopsis: Falcon Global Acquisitions LLC (“FGA”) announced that it has acquired the assets of defunct social media company Megahoot. The social media company established a networking platform that allowed users to interact both on the network and on other social media networks. This acquisition gives FGA an entry point into the social networking arena.
buyer: Falcon Global Acquisitions LLC
Falcon Global Acquisitions is a private equity firm that focuses on the acquisition of underperforming assets in need of restructuring. Falcon Global Acquisitions also provides clients with various consulting services. "
target: MegaHoot
MegaHoot is a social media network for individuals, corporations, brands, and sports and entertainment properties. MegaHoot was founded in an effort to create a global community where its members actually feel as if they are part of it and not just a user of it; they feel a sense of true community.
price ($mm)
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announced 11/29/2016 via Market Wire

Momentous Entertainment Group, will acquire Poolworks Ltd.

synopsis: Momentous Entertainment Group, Inc., which produces and distributes quality content across various media platforms, announced that it has executed a binding Letter of Intent to acquire Poolworks Germany Ltd, one of the largest social media companies in Europe with its social networks: studiVZ, meinVZ and schuelerVZ.
buyer: Momentous Entertainment Group (OTCBB: MMEGD:$0.14)
Momentous Entertainment Group, Inc. is a diversified media company with a focus on technology that creates, produces and distributes quality content across various media platforms. Momentous has a combined management experience of more than 100 years in entertainment, technology and marketing. "
target parent: Vert Capital Corp.
target: Poolworks Ltd.
Poolworks Ltd. is an operator of the three popular social platforms studiVZ, meinVZ and schuelerVZ, which are similar to Facebook, but primarily focuses on the German speaking market. The company was founded in 2005 and is based in Berlin, Germany.
price ($mm)
$10
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 9/20/2016 via PR Newswire

CMK Gaming International, Inc., acquired GUANHUA Corp.

synopsis: GUANHUASOFT GAMING CO., LTD., a Taiwanese developer and manufacturer of casual casino games and 3D animation products distributed worldwide, was acquired by CMK Gaming International, Inc. (CMKI), an owner and operator of 3 pachinko parlors in Japan.
buyer: CMK Gaming International, Inc. (OTCPK:CMKI.D:$0.00)
CMK Gaming International, Inc. is a fast growing gaming company that seeks to capitalize on the high intensity, high excitement, of the Japanese game pachinko and expand its audience by developing new pachinko parlors in major cities across the United States. "
target: GUANHUA Corp.
Guanhua is the world's premier publisher and developer of multiplayer online games. Established in 2002 in Taichung, Taiwan, Guanhua goal to become the leading 3D animation production company and successful online game developers.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$6
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
closed 10/3/2016 via BusinessWire

MeetMe, Inc., acquired SKOUT

synopsis: MeetMe, Inc., a public market leader for social discovery, announced that it has completed its acquisition of Skout, Inc., a leading global mobile network for meeting new people. MeetMe expects the acquisition, to significantly increase both the size of its user base and its total revenue.
buyer: MeetMe, Inc. (MEET:$206.59)
MeetMe, Inc. is the leading social network for meeting new people in the US and the public market leader for social discovery. MeetMe makes it easy to discover new people to chat with on mobile devices. "
target: SKOUT
Skout is a leading global, mobile network for meeting new people. The Skout community spans more than 100 countries and is available in 23 different languages. Skout is dedicated to providing a platform that people can easily and safely connect on, and hopefully change their lives.
price ($mm)
$55
rev ($mm)
$24
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
2.3x
EV / EBITDA
announced 3/31/2016 via BNC Analysis

Ströer Media, will acquire StayFriends GmbH

synopsis: German provider of out-of-home and online advertising services Ströer, agreed to acquire StayFriends, the European social networking websites and services, from United Online, Inc., a leading provider of consumer products and services over the Internet.
buyer: Ströer Media (DB:SAX:$1,814.79)
Ströer Media is a leading provider of online advertising and out-of-home, and offers its advertising customers individualized and fully integrated premium communications solutions. In the field of digital media, Ströer is setting new standards for innovation and quality in Europe. "
target parent: United Online, Inc.
target: StayFriends GmbH
StayFriends is a leading website for reconnecting with former classmates in Europe. StayFriends creates a forum where visitors can rediscover all the important people from their school days, compile and share photos from their shared past and stay in touch with one another permanently.
price ($mm)
$18
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 1/13/2016 via BNC Analysis

CHTC Helon Co., Ltd., will acquire miaoju.cn

synopsis: CHTC Helon Co., Ltd. offered to acquire a 100% stake in miaoju.cn. miaoju.cn provides services for operating, publishing, and promoting online games in China. Through the equity investment, CHTC Helon will extend their reach to online game research and development, operation and promotion as well as online game portal operation.
buyer: CHTC Helon Co., Ltd. (000677:$325.25)
Chtc Helon Co., Ltd. is principally engaged in production and distribution of textile products. The company provides viscose staple fibers, viscose filaments, cotton pulps, canvas and tire cord fabrics, among others. The company distributes its products in domestic and overseas markets. "
target: miaoju.cn
Established in September 2013, miaoju.cn provides services for operating, publishing, and promoting online games in China. They are committed to providing quality services for the players, game makers and general industry customers.
price ($mm)
$262
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 9/28/2015 via BNC Analysis

Anhui Deli Household Glass Co., Ltd., will acquire 9377.com

synopsis: Anhui Deli Household Glass Co., Ltd. announced that they will acquire 9377.com. Based in China, the target company is developing and operating web games and mobile online games.
buyer: Anhui Deli Household Glass Co., Ltd. (002571:$141.87)
Anhui Deli Household Glass Co., Ltd. produces and sells household glass products in China. The company offers food storage products, dining glass, plates, bowls, pots, ashtrays, pitchers, and more. "
target: 9377.com
9377.com is a developer of web based and mobile games. The company was founded in 2011 and is based in China.
price ($mm)
$394
rev ($mm)
$135
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
2.9x
EV / EBITDA

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year
2020
rev ($mm)
$1,605.21
EBITDA ($mm)
($5.51)
EBIT ($mm)
($82.10)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
1883
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Ticker: TSXV:LAB
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tangelo Games
Tangelo Games
Tangelo's team of gaming experts committed to deliver cutting-edge, future ready, scalable gaming assets to the marketplace. This translates into a collection of fun, casual, casino themed games that are free to play and generate revenue primarily through the in-game/in-app sale of virtual coins.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$11.56
EBITDA ($mm)
($2.63)
EBIT ($mm)
($2.62)
Net Income ($mm)
$0.40
Employees
35
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Ticker: GLUU
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Glu Mobile Inc.
Glu Mobile Inc.
Glu Mobile is a leading global developer and publisher of free-to-play games for smartphone and tablet devices. Glu is focused on creating compelling original IP games on a wide range of platforms including iOS, Android™, Windows Phone and MAC OS.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$252.92
EBITDA ($mm)
($52.78)
EBIT ($mm)
($66.63)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
754
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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: OTCPK:FRZT
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Freeze Tag, Inc.
Freeze Tag, Inc.
Freeze Tag, Inc. is a leading creator of mobile social games that are fun and engaging for all ages. Players can download and enjoy their games for free, or they can purchase virtual items and additional features within the game to increase the fun factor.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$0.12
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
($0.64)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
10
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Ticker: NCTY
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The9 Limited
The9 Limited
The9 Limited is a leading online game operator in China. The9’s business is primarily focused on operating and developing high-quality games for the Chinese online game players market. The9 directly or through affiliates operates licensed MMORPGs.
year
2009
rev ($mm)
$760.52
EBITDA ($mm)
($229.57)
EBIT ($mm)
($403.97)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
1010
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Ticker: PWRD
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Perfect World Entertainment
Perfect World Entertainment
Perfect World is a leading publisher of online multiplayer games. Perfect World has published 10+ popular titles including Neverwinter, Star Trek Online, Gigantic and Livelock. By specializing in constantly evolving online games, Perfect World is one of the leading publishers in the gaming market.
year
2014
rev ($mm)
$618.99
EBITDA ($mm)
$106.32
EBIT ($mm)
$70.47
Net Income ($mm)
$75.92
Employees
5378
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Ticker: NGM:BUBL
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Bublar Group AB
Bublar Group AB
Bublar Group AB is the Nordic region's largest gaming studio and enterprise solutions company within Augmented Reality (AR) Virtual Reality (VR) technology. The game development is run by the subsidiary Virtual Brains AB and enterprise solutions by the subsidiary Vobling AB.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$1.84
EBITDA ($mm)
($3.45)
EBIT ($mm)
($4.65)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
0
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Ticker: SEHK:700
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tencent Holdings Ltd.
Tencent Holdings Ltd.
Tencent Holdings Limited is an investment holding company involved in providing internet and mobile value-added services (VAS), online advertising services and e-commerce transactions services
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$56,607.02
EBITDA ($mm)
$20,215.31
EBIT ($mm)
$14,271.20
Net Income ($mm)
$13,447.33
Employees
64238
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Ticker: FB
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Facebook
Facebook
Facebook is a social utility that helps people better understand the world around them. Facebook develops technologies that facilitate the spread of information through social networks allowing people to share information online the same way they do in the real world.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$73,357.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$32,545.00
EBIT ($mm)
$26,562.00
Net Income ($mm)
$20,958.00
Employees
48268
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Ticker: SEHK:700
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tencent Holdings Ltd.
Tencent Holdings Ltd.
Tencent Holdings Limited is an investment holding company involved in providing internet and mobile value-added services (VAS), online advertising services and e-commerce transactions services
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$56,607.02
EBITDA ($mm)
$20,215.31
EBIT ($mm)
$14,271.20
Net Income ($mm)
$13,447.33
Employees
64238
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Ticker: NTES
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
NetEase, Inc.
NetEase, Inc.
NetEase, Inc. is a leading internet technology company in China. Dedicated to providing online services centered around content, community, communication and commerce, NetEase develops some of China’s most popular PC-client and mobile games, e-commerce businesses, advertising and e-mail services.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$10,750.03
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,998.42
EBIT ($mm)
$1,637.88
Net Income ($mm)
$1,273.77
Employees
23687
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Ticker: LSE:MAIL
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Mail.Ru LLC
Mail.Ru LLC
Mail.Ru Group develops Internet communications and entertainment services in Russia and globally. Today, the company operates Russian language social networks Vkontakte (VK), Odnoklassniki (OK) and Moi Mir (My World), instant messenger services in Russia — Agent Mail.Ru and ICQ and more.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$1,350.66
EBITDA ($mm)
$328.21
EBIT ($mm)
$246.11
Net Income ($mm)
$176.10
Employees
3463
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Ticker: TSE:2121
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Mixi, Inc.
Mixi, Inc.
mixi, Inc. is an information technology (IT) company that has two business segments. The Social Net segment operates a Website for social networking services (SNSs) under the site name mixi. The Find Job! segment operates a job advertising site under the name Find Job!
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$1,098.60
EBITDA ($mm)
$236.69
EBIT ($mm)
$223.23
Net Income ($mm)
$144.76
Employees
960
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Ticker: TSE:3632
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Gree, Inc.
Gree, Inc.
GREE develops games at its studios in Japan, North America, and South Korea, producing high-ranking titles in the app markets of each region. The company was founded in 2004.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$703.90
EBITDA ($mm)
$97.60
EBIT ($mm)
$85.11
Net Income ($mm)
$42.53
Employees
1416
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Ticker: SEHK:777
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
NetDragon WebSoft Inc.
NetDragon WebSoft Inc.
NetDragon Websoft Inc. is a leading innovator and creative force in China's online gaming and mobile internet industries. NetDragon offers many well-known mobile Internet products and services, including 91 Assistant, HiMarket, 91 Launcher,91 Panda Reader,sj.91.com and www.hiapk.com.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$615.68
EBITDA ($mm)
$29.42
EBIT ($mm)
($7.39)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
6446
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Ticker: BSE:532368
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Lycos Internet Limited
Lycos Internet Limited
Lycos Internet Limited has evolved from one of the first search engines on the web into a digital media powerhouse with three major divisions: LYCOS Media, LYCOS Advertising, and LYCOS Life (consumer products division). The company employs over 500 people working out of 24 offices worldwide.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$325.42
EBITDA ($mm)
$91.06
EBIT ($mm)
$88.24
Net Income ($mm)
$58.21
Employees
1000
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Ticker: BSE:532619
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
UTV Software Communications Limited
UTV Software Communications Limited
UTV Software Communications Ltd. is a leading media and entertainment company in India reaching more than 247 million consumers with a presence in motion pictures, television and interactive media.
year
2012
rev ($mm)
$187.54
EBITDA ($mm)
$15.85
EBIT ($mm)
$14.24
Net Income ($mm)
$4.48
Employees
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Ticker: JASDAQ:3758
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Aeria Inc.
Aeria Inc.
Aeria Inc. primarily engages in IT services and the delivery of online games. The company also provides game software development, business systems development, and data center services. In addition, it involves in temporary staffing and real estate leasing operations.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$186.90
EBITDA ($mm)
$31.84
EBIT ($mm)
$28.09
Net Income ($mm)
$22.06
Employees
347
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Ticker: RENN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Renren Inc.
Renren Inc.
Renren Inc. operates a leading real-name social networking internet platform in China. Renren enables users to connect and communicate with each other, share information, create user generated content, play online games, watch videos and enjoy a wide range of other features and services.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$125.37
EBITDA ($mm)
($77.83)
EBIT ($mm)
($76.85)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
988
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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: OTCBB: MMEGD
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Momentous Entertainment Group, Inc.
Momentous Entertainment Group, Inc.
Momentous Entertainment Group, Inc. (MMEG) is a social platform gaming, ecommerce and digital media company focused on providing unique and entertaining experiences for its subscribers and members on a global scale.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$0.14
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
($1.51)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
3
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Ticker: EDWY
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
eDoorways International Corporation
eDoorways International Corporation
eDoorways International Corp engages in the creation of a lifestyle information/entertainment platform. It provides eDOORWAYS platform, a Web-based personal lifestyle information enhancement and problem solving gateway, lifestyle information source, and business-to-consumer marketplace.
year
2008
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
($4.40)
EBIT ($mm)
($4.40)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
1
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