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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.
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closed 11/27/2019 via BNC Analysis

Rebellion Interactive Ltd., acquired The Bitmap Brothers

synopsis: Independent game studio Rebellion Developments has announced the acquisition of The Bitmap Brothers. Founded in 1987 by Mike Montgomery, The Bitmap Brothers is a mobile game developer that is best-known for titles such as Xenon, Z: Steel Soldiers, Speedball, and Chaos Engine.
buyer: Rebellion Interactive Ltd.
Founded in 1992, Rebellion® is one of Europe’s leading independent game developers and comic book publishers. The studio’s flagship Sniper Elite games series leads the way for authentic stealth and sniping gameplay with more than 10 million units sold worldwide. "
target: The Bitmap Brothers
UK-based The Bitmap Brothers is a mobile game developer. Founded in 1987 by Mike Montgomery, The Bitmap Brothers is best-known for titles such as Xenon, Z: Steel Soldiers, Speedball, and Chaos Engine. Xenon is a vertical scrolling shooter and Z: Steel Soldiers is a real-time strategy game.
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announced 9/18/2019 via BNC Analysis

XYRALITY GmbH, will acquire SHPlay GmbH

synopsis: Hamburg-based game company Xyrality, which offers games such as Fortress Kings, is taking over SHPlay. SHPlay is a Bielefeld, Germany-based game studio founded by Sebastian Heinisch. SHPlay develops web browser and Android simulation games such as Speditionsleiter and Leitstellenspiel.
buyer: XYRALITY GmbH
Xyrality specialises in developing and publishing next-generation MMO (massively multiplayer online) games for a broad target group. The Hamburg-based game company offers games such as Fortress King, a medieval strategy MMO. "
target: SHPlay GmbH
SHPlay is a Bielefeld, Germany-based game studio founded by Sebastian Heinisch. SHPlay develops web browser and Android simulation games such as Speditionsleiter and Leitstellenspiel. Speditionsleiter gives players the opportunity to run a shipping company.
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$2.21
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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:$39.49)
Media and Games Invest plc (MGI) is a German strategic investment-holding, that focuses on a buy, build, and sell strategy of fast-growing companies. The MGI portfolio companies are growing via acquisitions plus organic growth and new technologies. "
target: gamigo AG
Headquartered in Germany, Gamigo has developed into one of the leading publishers of online and mobile games in Europe and North America. Gamigo grows via organic growth as well as through acquisitions and has made acquisitions in games, media, technology companies and individual game assets.
price ($mm)
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$61
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$5
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announced 7/17/2019 via Company Press Release

Century Network, will acquire Tciplay Interactive Entertainment

synopsis: Century Network, a Chinese company engaged in online entertainment platforms, e-sports, and game operations, will acquire a 70% stake in Tciplay, a Chinese company that specializes in computer and mobile games. Tciplay partners with Japanese game companies to operate games such as Dynasty Warriors 6, Dead or Alive 5, Three Kingdoms 11, and more.
buyer: Century Network (SZSE:300494:$72.26)
Century Network is a Chinese company primarily engaged in online entertainment platforms, e-sports, and game operations. Century provides management software for the internet cafe industry. They also operate gaming websites and e-sports platforms. "
target: Tciplay Interactive Entertainment
Tciplay Interactive entertainment is a Chinese company that specializes in computer and mobile games. Tciplay partners with leading Japanese game companies to operate games such as Dynasty Warriors 6, Dead or Alive 5, Three Kingdoms 11, The World End Eclipse, and more.
price ($mm)
$61*
rev ($mm)
$32
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announced 4/17/2019 via BNC Analysis

Animoca Brands, will acquire Skytree Digital

synopsis: Animoca Brands, a game developer based in Hong Kong, is to acquire a 75% stake in mobile games developer Skytree. Skytree, established in 2013 in Hong Kong, has the mission to “Game your world” with a focus on developing mobile games, such as Hachi Hachi and Trillionia, incorporating innovation and entertainment value.
buyer: Animoca Brands (ASX:AB1:$8.69)
Animoca Brands leverages gamification, blockchain, and AI technologies to develop and publish a broad portfolio of mobile products including games such as The Sandbox and Crazy Kings as well as products based on popular intellectual properties such as Garfield and Thomas & Friends. "
target: Skytree Digital
Skytree Digital Limited, established in 2013 in Hong Kong, has the mission to “Game your world” with a focus on developing mobile games, such as Hachi Hachi and Trillionia, incorporating innovation and entertainment value.
price ($mm)
$0.61*
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$0
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closed 4/5/2019 via BusinessWire

Jam City, acquired 231 Play GmbH

synopsis: Jam City, a leader in mobile entertainment, continues its global expansion with the opening of Jam City Germany and the acquisition of mobile games studio 231 Play. 231 Play is an innovative and data-driven mobile gaming studio that strives to update and reimagine timeless game mechanics to usher them into the current age of digital gaming.
buyer: Jam City
Jam City is a leader in mobile entertainment, providing unique and deeply engaging games that appeal to broad global audiences. Jam City has studios in Los Angeles (HQ), Burbank, San Francisco, San Diego, Bogotá, Toronto, Buenos Aires, and Berlin. "
target: 231 Play GmbH
231 Play is an innovative and data-driven mobile gaming studio that strives to update and reimagine timeless game mechanics to usher them into the current age of digital gaming. Founded in 2016 by mobile veterans Matthias and Thomas Hoechsmann, the studio is based in Berlin.
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closed 3/20/2019 via BNC Analysis

Toutiao, acquired Mokun Technology

synopsis: Bytedance, the creator of Chinese content platform Toutiao, has acquired Mokun Technology, a video game development company in China. Mokun Technology specializes in developing mobile and web games. Their portfolio of games include National Unparalleled, Decisive Battle of Martial Arts, Choice of Heaven, and more.
buyer: Toutiao
Bytedance offers platforms that enable people to consume and create content through machine learning technology. Bytedance's flagship product, Toutiao, is the largest AI-powered content platform in China. Toutiao delivers personalized content recommendations to every user based on their interests. "
target: Mokun Technology
Mokun Technology is a video game development company in China. Mokun Technology specializes in developing mobile and web games. Their portfolio of games include National Unparalleled, Decisive Battle of Martial Arts, Choice of Heaven, and more.
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announced 12/21/2018 via BusinessWire

Zynga, Inc., will acquire Small Giant Games

synopsis: Zynga, a leading social game developer, announced it has entered into an agreement to acquire Helsinki-based mobile game studio, Small Giant Games, creator of the hit franchise Empires & Puzzles. The game successfully blends approachable Match-3 battles with deeper gameplay elements including Hero Collection, Base Building and Social Alliances.
buyer: Zynga, Inc. (ZNGA:$891.80)
Zynga is an American video game developer running social video game services since 2007. The company develops social games that work stand-alone on mobile phone platforms such as Apple iOS, Android, Windows Phone and on the Internet through its website, Zynga.com, and social networking websites. "
target: Small Giant Games
Founded in 2013, Small Giant is a mobile gaming studio based in Helsinki, Finland that developed the hit franchise Empires & Puzzles. The game successfully blends approachable Match-3 battles with deeper gameplay elements including Hero Collection, Base Building and Social Alliances.
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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.
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closed 7/17/2018 via BNC Analysis

iQIYI, acquired Skymoons Inc.

synopsis: iQIYI, an online entertainment service, has acquired China-based mobile game publisher Skymoons. Skymoons is a premier developer and publisher of online free-to-play games for smartphone and tablet devices. Skymoons has become one of the top mobile gaming companies in China by creating and publishing its flagship product, Journey of the Flower.
buyer parent: Baidu
buyer: iQIYI (IQ:$2,829.73)
iQIYI is an innovative market-leading online entertainment service in China. iQIYI’s platform features highly popular original content, as well as a comprehensive library of other professionally-produced content, partner-generated content and user-generated content. "
target: Skymoons Inc.
Skymoons is a premier developer and publisher of online free-to-play games for smartphone and tablet devices in China. Skymoons has quickly become one of the top mobile gaming companies in China by creating and publishing its flagship product, Journey of the Flower.
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closed 7/13/2018 via BNC Analysis

Kalypso Media Group, acquired Pyro Mobile

synopsis: Kalypso Media Group, a privately owned independent developer, marketer, and publisher of video games, has acquired all of Pyro Mobile's intellectual property, including the popular Commandos brand and Imperial Glory. Founded in 1996, Pyro Mobile started out by creating games for PC and game consoles then switched to mobile.
buyer: Kalypso Media Group
Founded in Germany, Kalypso Media Group is a privately owned, global, independent developer, marketer and publisher of interactive entertainment software. Kalypso is best known as the publisher behind the Tropico franchise. "
target: Pyro Mobile
Based in Spain, Pyro Mobile was founded in 1996 to create games for PC and game consoles. They released best-selling games such as the Commandos line, as well as Imperial Glory. Pyro Mobile then became a developer of top class games and applications for Smartphone and tablet devices.
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closed 7/9/2018 via BusinessWire

Electronic Arts Inc., acquired Industrial Toys

synopsis: Electronic Arts (EA), a global leader in digital interactive entertainment, has acquired Industrial Toys, an independent game studio focused on creating great mobile games for core gamers. Industrial Toys is based in Pasadena, California.
buyer: Electronic Arts Inc. (NasdaqGS:EA:$5,150.00)
Electronic Arts (EA) is a global leader in digital interactive entertainment. The Company develops and delivers games, content and online services for Internet-connected consoles, mobile devices and personal computers. EA has more than 300 million registered players around the world. "
target: Industrial Toys
Industrial Toys is an independent game studio focused on creating great mobile games for core gamers. Their first title, Midnight Star, is a re-imagining of the sci-fi shooter for touch devices. They are based in Pasadena, California.
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closed 7/9/2018 via BNC Analysis

THQ Nordic AB, acquired HandyGames

synopsis: THQ Nordic GmbH announced the acquisition of the game developer and publisher HandyGames, headquartered in Giebelstadt, Germany. Founded in 2000, HandyGames has released more than 150 games on a multitude of platforms, utilizing a wide range of technologies.
buyer: THQ Nordic AB (OM:THQN B:$596.89)
THQ Nordic acquires, develops and publishes PC and console games for the global games market. The company is a major player within game and partner publishing with an extensive catalogue of over 100 owned franchises, such as Saints Row, Dead Island, Homefront, Darksiders amongst others. "
target: HandyGames
HandyGames is a game developer and publisher. HandyGames has released more than 150 games on a multitude of platforms, utilizing a wide range of technologies. Current game development is focused on iOS, Android, Oculus Rift, Samsung Gear VR, HTC Vive, tablet computers, Android TV, and Wearables.
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$1.17
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closed 5/30/2018 via BusinessWire

Zynga, Inc., acquired Gram Games

synopsis: Zynga Inc., a leading social game developer, announced it has acquired Gram Games. Founded in 2012, Gram Games is an innovative mobile game developer with studios in London and Istanbul. Its talented team of 77 employees is focused on delivering high quality, deeply engaging entertainment experiences in the hyper-Casual and Puzzle genres.
buyer: Zynga, Inc. (ZNGA:$891.80)
Zynga is an American video game developer running social video game services since 2007. The company develops social games that work stand-alone on mobile phone platforms such as Apple iOS, Android, Windows Phone and on the Internet through its website, Zynga.com, and social networking websites. "
target: Gram Games
Founded in 2012, Gram Games is an innovative mobile game developer with studios in London and Istanbul. Its talented team of 77 employees is focused on delivering high quality, deeply engaging entertainment experiences in the hyper-Casual and Puzzle genres.
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$250
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closed 12/28/2017 via BNC Analysis

Macro Games S.A., acquired Rolling Games

synopsis: Macro Games, a Polish company that creates MMORPG games and operates gaming websites such as CSCenter.pl and MyCraft.pl, has acquired Rolling Games, a game development company in Ukraine. Rolling Games' main specialization is outsourcing game production for mobile platforms. They have worked with publishers such as Atari, Vasco Games, and EA.
buyer: Macro Games S.A. (WSE:MGS:$1.24)
Macro Games S.A. is a Polish company that operates CSCenter.pl and MyCraft.pl, gaming websites that provide the latest news, videos and live streams for the games Counter-Strike and Minecraft. The company produces games as well, mainly in the MMORPG genre using a free-to-play business model. "
target: Rolling Games
Rolling Games is a game development company in Ukraine. The company has produced their own games, ported games, and provided outsourcing services for the video games industry. Their main specialization is outsourcing game production for mobile platforms.
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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:$164.26)
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.
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$322
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announced 11/8/2017 via GlobeNewswire

Zynga, Inc., will purchase Card Game Studio from Peak Games

synopsis: Zynga Inc., a leading social game developer, announced it has entered into an agreement to acquire the mobile card game studio of Peak Games, a leading global mobile gaming company. Peak Games focuses on creating highly-rated mobile games including the top-10 grossing Toy Blast and the recently launched Toon Blast.
buyer: Zynga, Inc. (ZNGA:$891.80)
Zynga is an American video game developer running social video game services since 2007. The company develops social games that work stand-alone on mobile phone platforms such as Apple iOS, Android, Windows Phone and on the Internet through its website, Zynga.com, and social networking websites. "
seller: Peak Games
The acquisition includes the Card Game Studio of Peak Games, a leading global mobile gaming company. Peak Games focuses on creating highly-rated mobile games including the top-10 grossing Toy Blast and the recently launched Toon Blast.
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announced 8/16/2017 via Market Wire

AtmanCo, will purchase PlusMobile LLC from Plusmo Communications S.A.

synopsis: AtmanCo, a leader in the psychometrics industry, will acquire PlusMobile LLC and all of its subsidiaries from Plusmo Communications, a provider of SMS services in Argentina. PlusMobile is a provider of mobile phone products. Their products include mobile apps focused on education, kids, and entertainment. They also offer mobile marketing services.
buyer: AtmanCo (TSXV:ATW:$8.33)
AtmanCo is a leader in the psychometrics industry. The company offers psychometric tests online for the purposes of recruitment and hiring. AtmanCo's mission is to boost a organization's productivity, performance and prosperity by focusing on the their most important assets: their employees. "
seller: Plusmo Communications S.A.
PlusMobile is a provider of mobile phone products. Their products include mobile apps focused on education, kids, and entertainment(games, sports, and videos). They also offer mobile marketing services such as contests using SMS. PlusMobile is part of Plusmo Communications, an SMS service provider.
price ($mm)
$2.50
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$5
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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
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EV / rev
1.6x
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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.
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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.
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closed 2/23/2017 via BNC Analysis

Netmarble Games Corporation, purchased Vancouver Studio from Kabam, Inc.

synopsis: Netmarble Games, the fastest-growing mobile game company in Asia, has acquired Kabam’s Vancouver studio, one of the most successful and valuable mobile gaming studios in the industry. Netmarble will also acquire the Customer Support teams based in Austin and parts of the Business Development, Marketing and User Acquisition teams from San Francisco.
buyer: Netmarble Games Corporation
Netmarble Games Corp. strives to entertain audiences of all ages, and around the world, by providing great mobile gaming experiences. Established in Korea in 2000, Netmarble is the fastest-growing mobile game company in Asia and consistently ranks as a top mobile developer and publisher worldwide. "
seller: Kabam, Inc.
Kabam’s Vancouver studio is one of the most successful and valuable mobile gaming studios within the industry, responsible for the globally popular game Marvel Contest of Champions. Kabam is an entertainment company that is one of the world’s leaders of AAA console quality games for mobile devices.
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closed 5/26/2016 via Company Press Release

Kabam, Inc., acquired Superweapon, LLC

synopsis: Kabam has made a major move in its strategic focus on developing top performing mobile games with the acquisition of Southern CA-based Superweapon, the masterminds behind the hit mobile title Dawn of Steel. The Superweapon team, a small group of former EA and Zynga executive producers, art directors and software engineers, joins Kabam Los Angeles.
buyer: Kabam, Inc.
Kabam is an entertainment company that is one of the world’s leaders of AAA console quality games for mobile devices. Kabam’s “freemium” business model enables players to access games on their mobile devices at no cost or obligation. "
target: Superweapon, LLC
Superweapon is a small video game developer made up of long-time friends and industry veterans. Their first project, an action/strategy game for mobile devices and PCs called Dawn of Steel, is available on the iOS App Store, Android Google Play, and Microsoft Windows Store.
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closed 1/13/2015 via BusinessWire

Kabam, Inc., acquired TapZen

synopsis: Kabam, Inc., announced it has acquired Los Angeles-based game studio TapZen. The move will expand Kabam’s global presence directly into the entertainment capital, bolster the company’s AAA console quality development experience and add industry luminary Mike Verdu as a new executive on the Kabam team.
buyer: Kabam, Inc.
Kabam, Inc. creates, develops, and publishes games that are available on mobile devices via its own dedicated channel in the Apple App Store, Google Play, and the Amazon Appstore. "
target: TapZen
TapZen was founded in 2012 with the mission of creating unforgettable games for mobile devices. TapZen’s studios in Los Angeles and San Francisco are made up of passionate game makers dedicated to crafting playful, smart, addictively fun experiences.
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closed 1/13/2015 via BusinessWire

Kabam, Inc., acquired Magic Pixel Games

synopsis: Kabam, Inc., announced it has acquired Los Angeles-based game studio Magic Pixel Games. The move will expand Kabam’s global presence directly into the entertainment capital and bolster the company’s AAA console quality development experience. Magic Pixel Studios is currently working on multiple games for mobile platforms.
buyer: Kabam, Inc.
Kabam, Inc. creates, develops, and publishes games that are available on mobile devices via its own dedicated channel in the Apple App Store, Google Play, and the Amazon Appstore. "
target: Magic Pixel Games
Magic Pixel Games is made up of a diverse group of game developers with a long history of delivering successful titles in all shapes and sizes. Magic Pixel Studios is currently working on multiple games for mobile platforms.
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closed 3/10/2014 via BusinessWire

Kabam, Inc., acquired Phoenix Age Game Studio

synopsis: Kabam, the leader in the western world for free-to-play games for traditional players, announced it has acquired San Francisco-based game studio Phoenix Age. The acquisition bolsters Kabam’s games catalogue with durable franchises in the role-playing game (RPG) genre across mobile and web platforms.
buyer: Kabam, Inc.
Kabam is the leader in the western world for free-to-play games for traditional players with first and third party published titles available on mobile devices via the Apple App Store, Google Play, Amazon Appstore, and on the Web via Facebook, Yahoo!, Kabam.com and other platforms. "
target: Phoenix Age Game Studio
Phoenix Age is a gaming startup specializing in social and mobile platforms, including Facebook, MySpace, and iOS platform. One of their most popular games is Castle Age, a text-based fantasy role-playing game, played by over 10 million users.
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closed 1/15/2013 via BusinessWire

Kabam, Inc., acquired Exploding Barrel Games

synopsis: Kabam, the leader in free-to-play games for core players, announced further international expansion with the acquisition of Exploding Barrel Games. Based in Vancouver, British Columbia, Exploding Barrel Games is focused on creating console-quality free-to-play experiences for core gamers.
buyer: Kabam, Inc.
Kabam is the leader in free to play core gaming. The company’s studios focus on combining the best elements of traditional and social gaming to appeal to a growing audience of gamers looking for highly immersive social games on PC, mobile, and tablet platforms. "
target: Exploding Barrel Games
Exploding Barrel Games makes free-to-play social games. Their mission is to set a new bar by making explosively fun, profitable, AAA, connected experiences that span social networks, tablets, smart phones & PCs.
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closed 12/3/2012 via BNC Analysis

Kabam, Inc., acquired Balanced Worlds

synopsis: Kabam Inc., the leader in free-to-play games for core players, announced the acquisition of Balanced Worlds Studios, a Beijing-based team that specializes in action-oriented 3D social games. Balanced Worlds’ team of 17 will relocate to the Kabam facility in the Central Business District of Beijing.
buyer: Kabam, Inc.
Kabam is the leader in the free-to-play, hardcore social games arena that is transforming the traditional gaming industry. They design games for the core gamer, combining the deep, immersive gameplay found in MMO games (strategy, RPG style) with the connectivity and interaction of social networks. "
target: Balanced Worlds
Balanced Worlds Studios is a Beijing-based team that specializes in action-oriented 3D social games. Its games are designed to play well on a wide-range of systems and have mass market appeal.
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closed 6/19/2012 via BusinessWire

Kabam, Inc., acquired Wild Shadow Studios

synopsis: Kabam, a leader in massively multiplayer online and mobile games, has acquired Wild Shadow Studios, creators of the indie hit Realm of the Mad God. Realm of the Mad God combines action combat and role playing game depth with real-time co-op gameplay.
buyer: Kabam, Inc.
Kabam is the leader in the free-to-play, hardcore social games arena that is transforming the traditional gaming industry. They design games for the core gamer, combining the deep, immersive gameplay found in MMO games (strategy, RPG style) with the connectivity and interaction of social networks. "
target: Wild Shadow Studios
Wild Shadow Studios is a small independent game company started in 2008 with the goal of making innovative games. After experimenting with various prototypes, their first game, a Flash-based MMO called Realm of the Mad God, went into public beta in 2010 and was officially released in 2011.
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closed 3/29/2012 via PE Hub

Kabam, Inc., acquired Gravity Bear LLC

synopsis: Kabam™, a leading developer of free-to-play hardcore social games, announced it has acquired 3D social game developer Gravity Bear, creator of the innovative role-playing combat game, Battle Punks™. The acquisition pairs Gravity Bear’s leadership in cutting edge 3D browser game development with Kabam’s expertise in scaling free-to-play games.
buyer: Kabam, Inc.
Kabam is the leader in the free-to-play, hardcore social games arena that is transforming the traditional gaming industry. They design games for the core gamer, combining the deep, immersive gameplay found in MMO games (strategy, RPG style) with the connectivity and interaction of social networks. "
target: Gravity Bear LLC
Gravity Bear is a new breed of social games company with the goal of blending the best in online social platforms with the latest in modern game design. It delivers gaming experiences built on a sturdy foundation of creativity, fun and skillet-fresh design supported by cutting-edge technology.
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closed 1/27/2012 via BusinessWire

Kabam, Inc., acquired Fearless Studios

synopsis: Kabam™, a leading developer of hardcore social games, announced that it has acquired Fearless Studios, an independent game development studio led by award-winning writer and game director Haden Blackman and technology leader Cedrick Collomb.
buyer: Kabam, Inc.
Kabam is the leader in the free-to-play, hardcore social games arena that is transforming the traditional gaming industry. It designs its games for the core gamer, combining the deep, immersive gameplay found in MMO games with the connectivity and interaction of social networks. "
target: Fearless Studios
Based in Marin, California, Fearless Studios is an independent game developer dedicated to fearless development of story-driven games designed to leave an impact on players and the industry.
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closed 10/22/2010 via BusinessWire

Kabam, Inc., acquired Wonderhill

synopsis: Kabam, a developer of real games for social networks, announced the acquisition of high-end social game developer, WonderHill. WonderHill developed the strategy social game Dragons of Atlantis and other quality games including the popular Facebook game Tattoo City.
buyer: Kabam, Inc.
Kabam develops and publishes real games for social gamers, including the popular and critically praised title Kingdoms of Camelot. "
target: Wonderhill
WonderHill creates social games for you to play with your friends and family online. Their mission is to create the most happy and magical online games in the world.
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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.
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closed 11/27/2019 via BNC Analysis

Rebellion Interactive Ltd., acquired The Bitmap Brothers

synopsis: Independent game studio Rebellion Developments has announced the acquisition of The Bitmap Brothers. Founded in 1987 by Mike Montgomery, The Bitmap Brothers is a mobile game developer that is best-known for titles such as Xenon, Z: Steel Soldiers, Speedball, and Chaos Engine.
buyer: Rebellion Interactive Ltd.
Founded in 1992, Rebellion® is one of Europe’s leading independent game developers and comic book publishers. The studio’s flagship Sniper Elite games series leads the way for authentic stealth and sniping gameplay with more than 10 million units sold worldwide. "
target: The Bitmap Brothers
UK-based The Bitmap Brothers is a mobile game developer. Founded in 1987 by Mike Montgomery, The Bitmap Brothers is best-known for titles such as Xenon, Z: Steel Soldiers, Speedball, and Chaos Engine. Xenon is a vertical scrolling shooter and Z: Steel Soldiers is a real-time strategy game.
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announced 9/18/2019 via BNC Analysis

XYRALITY GmbH, will acquire SHPlay GmbH

synopsis: Hamburg-based game company Xyrality, which offers games such as Fortress Kings, is taking over SHPlay. SHPlay is a Bielefeld, Germany-based game studio founded by Sebastian Heinisch. SHPlay develops web browser and Android simulation games such as Speditionsleiter and Leitstellenspiel.
buyer: XYRALITY GmbH
Xyrality specialises in developing and publishing next-generation MMO (massively multiplayer online) games for a broad target group. The Hamburg-based game company offers games such as Fortress King, a medieval strategy MMO. "
target: SHPlay GmbH
SHPlay is a Bielefeld, Germany-based game studio founded by Sebastian Heinisch. SHPlay develops web browser and Android simulation games such as Speditionsleiter and Leitstellenspiel. Speditionsleiter gives players the opportunity to run a shipping company.
price ($mm)
$2.21
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 7/17/2019 via Company Press Release

Century Network, will acquire Tciplay Interactive Entertainment

synopsis: Century Network, a Chinese company engaged in online entertainment platforms, e-sports, and game operations, will acquire a 70% stake in Tciplay, a Chinese company that specializes in computer and mobile games. Tciplay partners with Japanese game companies to operate games such as Dynasty Warriors 6, Dead or Alive 5, Three Kingdoms 11, and more.
buyer: Century Network (SZSE:300494:$72.26)
Century Network is a Chinese company primarily engaged in online entertainment platforms, e-sports, and game operations. Century provides management software for the internet cafe industry. They also operate gaming websites and e-sports platforms. "
target: Tciplay Interactive Entertainment
Tciplay Interactive entertainment is a Chinese company that specializes in computer and mobile games. Tciplay partners with leading Japanese game companies to operate games such as Dynasty Warriors 6, Dead or Alive 5, Three Kingdoms 11, The World End Eclipse, and more.
price ($mm)
$61*
rev ($mm)
$32
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
2.8x
EV / EBITDA
announced 4/17/2019 via BNC Analysis

Animoca Brands, will acquire Skytree Digital

synopsis: Animoca Brands, a game developer based in Hong Kong, is to acquire a 75% stake in mobile games developer Skytree. Skytree, established in 2013 in Hong Kong, has the mission to “Game your world” with a focus on developing mobile games, such as Hachi Hachi and Trillionia, incorporating innovation and entertainment value.
buyer: Animoca Brands (ASX:AB1:$8.69)
Animoca Brands leverages gamification, blockchain, and AI technologies to develop and publish a broad portfolio of mobile products including games such as The Sandbox and Crazy Kings as well as products based on popular intellectual properties such as Garfield and Thomas & Friends. "
target: Skytree Digital
Skytree Digital Limited, established in 2013 in Hong Kong, has the mission to “Game your world” with a focus on developing mobile games, such as Hachi Hachi and Trillionia, incorporating innovation and entertainment value.
price ($mm)
$0.61*
rev ($mm)
$0
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
1.7x
EV / EBITDA
closed 4/5/2019 via BusinessWire

Jam City, acquired 231 Play GmbH

synopsis: Jam City, a leader in mobile entertainment, continues its global expansion with the opening of Jam City Germany and the acquisition of mobile games studio 231 Play. 231 Play is an innovative and data-driven mobile gaming studio that strives to update and reimagine timeless game mechanics to usher them into the current age of digital gaming.
buyer: Jam City
Jam City is a leader in mobile entertainment, providing unique and deeply engaging games that appeal to broad global audiences. Jam City has studios in Los Angeles (HQ), Burbank, San Francisco, San Diego, Bogotá, Toronto, Buenos Aires, and Berlin. "
target: 231 Play GmbH
231 Play is an innovative and data-driven mobile gaming studio that strives to update and reimagine timeless game mechanics to usher them into the current age of digital gaming. Founded in 2016 by mobile veterans Matthias and Thomas Hoechsmann, the studio is based in Berlin.
price ($mm)
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closed 3/20/2019 via BNC Analysis

Toutiao, acquired Mokun Technology

synopsis: Bytedance, the creator of Chinese content platform Toutiao, has acquired Mokun Technology, a video game development company in China. Mokun Technology specializes in developing mobile and web games. Their portfolio of games include National Unparalleled, Decisive Battle of Martial Arts, Choice of Heaven, and more.
buyer: Toutiao
Bytedance offers platforms that enable people to consume and create content through machine learning technology. Bytedance's flagship product, Toutiao, is the largest AI-powered content platform in China. Toutiao delivers personalized content recommendations to every user based on their interests. "
target: Mokun Technology
Mokun Technology is a video game development company in China. Mokun Technology specializes in developing mobile and web games. Their portfolio of games include National Unparalleled, Decisive Battle of Martial Arts, Choice of Heaven, and more.
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announced 12/21/2018 via BusinessWire

Zynga, Inc., will acquire Small Giant Games

synopsis: Zynga, a leading social game developer, announced it has entered into an agreement to acquire Helsinki-based mobile game studio, Small Giant Games, creator of the hit franchise Empires & Puzzles. The game successfully blends approachable Match-3 battles with deeper gameplay elements including Hero Collection, Base Building and Social Alliances.
buyer: Zynga, Inc. (ZNGA:$891.80)
Zynga is an American video game developer running social video game services since 2007. The company develops social games that work stand-alone on mobile phone platforms such as Apple iOS, Android, Windows Phone and on the Internet through its website, Zynga.com, and social networking websites. "
target: Small Giant Games
Founded in 2013, Small Giant is a mobile gaming studio based in Helsinki, Finland that developed the hit franchise Empires & Puzzles. The game successfully blends approachable Match-3 battles with deeper gameplay elements including Hero Collection, Base Building and Social Alliances.
price ($mm)
$560*
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EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 7/17/2018 via BNC Analysis

iQIYI, acquired Skymoons Inc.

synopsis: iQIYI, an online entertainment service, has acquired China-based mobile game publisher Skymoons. Skymoons is a premier developer and publisher of online free-to-play games for smartphone and tablet devices. Skymoons has become one of the top mobile gaming companies in China by creating and publishing its flagship product, Journey of the Flower.
buyer parent: Baidu
buyer: iQIYI (IQ:$2,829.73)
iQIYI is an innovative market-leading online entertainment service in China. iQIYI’s platform features highly popular original content, as well as a comprehensive library of other professionally-produced content, partner-generated content and user-generated content. "
target: Skymoons Inc.
Skymoons is a premier developer and publisher of online free-to-play games for smartphone and tablet devices in China. Skymoons has quickly become one of the top mobile gaming companies in China by creating and publishing its flagship product, Journey of the Flower.
price ($mm)
$189
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 7/13/2018 via BNC Analysis

Kalypso Media Group, acquired Pyro Mobile

synopsis: Kalypso Media Group, a privately owned independent developer, marketer, and publisher of video games, has acquired all of Pyro Mobile's intellectual property, including the popular Commandos brand and Imperial Glory. Founded in 1996, Pyro Mobile started out by creating games for PC and game consoles then switched to mobile.
buyer: Kalypso Media Group
Founded in Germany, Kalypso Media Group is a privately owned, global, independent developer, marketer and publisher of interactive entertainment software. Kalypso is best known as the publisher behind the Tropico franchise. "
target: Pyro Mobile
Based in Spain, Pyro Mobile was founded in 1996 to create games for PC and game consoles. They released best-selling games such as the Commandos line, as well as Imperial Glory. Pyro Mobile then became a developer of top class games and applications for Smartphone and tablet devices.
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closed 7/9/2018 via BusinessWire

Electronic Arts Inc., acquired Industrial Toys

synopsis: Electronic Arts (EA), a global leader in digital interactive entertainment, has acquired Industrial Toys, an independent game studio focused on creating great mobile games for core gamers. Industrial Toys is based in Pasadena, California.
buyer: Electronic Arts Inc. (NasdaqGS:EA:$5,150.00)
Electronic Arts (EA) is a global leader in digital interactive entertainment. The Company develops and delivers games, content and online services for Internet-connected consoles, mobile devices and personal computers. EA has more than 300 million registered players around the world. "
target: Industrial Toys
Industrial Toys is an independent game studio focused on creating great mobile games for core gamers. Their first title, Midnight Star, is a re-imagining of the sci-fi shooter for touch devices. They are based in Pasadena, California.
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closed 7/9/2018 via BNC Analysis

THQ Nordic AB, acquired HandyGames

synopsis: THQ Nordic GmbH announced the acquisition of the game developer and publisher HandyGames, headquartered in Giebelstadt, Germany. Founded in 2000, HandyGames has released more than 150 games on a multitude of platforms, utilizing a wide range of technologies.
buyer: THQ Nordic AB (OM:THQN B:$596.89)
THQ Nordic acquires, develops and publishes PC and console games for the global games market. The company is a major player within game and partner publishing with an extensive catalogue of over 100 owned franchises, such as Saints Row, Dead Island, Homefront, Darksiders amongst others. "
target: HandyGames
HandyGames is a game developer and publisher. HandyGames has released more than 150 games on a multitude of platforms, utilizing a wide range of technologies. Current game development is focused on iOS, Android, Oculus Rift, Samsung Gear VR, HTC Vive, tablet computers, Android TV, and Wearables.
price ($mm)
$1.17
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 5/30/2018 via BusinessWire

Zynga, Inc., acquired Gram Games

synopsis: Zynga Inc., a leading social game developer, announced it has acquired Gram Games. Founded in 2012, Gram Games is an innovative mobile game developer with studios in London and Istanbul. Its talented team of 77 employees is focused on delivering high quality, deeply engaging entertainment experiences in the hyper-Casual and Puzzle genres.
buyer: Zynga, Inc. (ZNGA:$891.80)
Zynga is an American video game developer running social video game services since 2007. The company develops social games that work stand-alone on mobile phone platforms such as Apple iOS, Android, Windows Phone and on the Internet through its website, Zynga.com, and social networking websites. "
target: Gram Games
Founded in 2012, Gram Games is an innovative mobile game developer with studios in London and Istanbul. Its talented team of 77 employees is focused on delivering high quality, deeply engaging entertainment experiences in the hyper-Casual and Puzzle genres.
price ($mm)
$250
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 12/28/2017 via BNC Analysis

Macro Games S.A., acquired Rolling Games

synopsis: Macro Games, a Polish company that creates MMORPG games and operates gaming websites such as CSCenter.pl and MyCraft.pl, has acquired Rolling Games, a game development company in Ukraine. Rolling Games' main specialization is outsourcing game production for mobile platforms. They have worked with publishers such as Atari, Vasco Games, and EA.
buyer: Macro Games S.A. (WSE:MGS:$1.24)
Macro Games S.A. is a Polish company that operates CSCenter.pl and MyCraft.pl, gaming websites that provide the latest news, videos and live streams for the games Counter-Strike and Minecraft. The company produces games as well, mainly in the MMORPG genre using a free-to-play business model. "
target: Rolling Games
Rolling Games is a game development company in Ukraine. The company has produced their own games, ported games, and provided outsourcing services for the video games industry. Their main specialization is outsourcing game production for mobile platforms.
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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:$164.26)
Stillfront is an independent creator, publisher and distributor of digital games – with a vision to become one of the leading indie game creators and publishers. Stillfront's games are distributed globally, with their main markets in Sweden, Germany, the United States and MENA. "
target: Goodgame Studios
Goodgame Studios is a leading free-to-play, online games development company. They operate across web and mobile platforms and cater to over 300 million registered users worldwide.
price ($mm)
$322
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 11/8/2017 via GlobeNewswire

Zynga, Inc., will purchase Card Game Studio from Peak Games

synopsis: Zynga Inc., a leading social game developer, announced it has entered into an agreement to acquire the mobile card game studio of Peak Games, a leading global mobile gaming company. Peak Games focuses on creating highly-rated mobile games including the top-10 grossing Toy Blast and the recently launched Toon Blast.
buyer: Zynga, Inc. (ZNGA:$891.80)
Zynga is an American video game developer running social video game services since 2007. The company develops social games that work stand-alone on mobile phone platforms such as Apple iOS, Android, Windows Phone and on the Internet through its website, Zynga.com, and social networking websites. "
seller: Peak Games
The acquisition includes the Card Game Studio of Peak Games, a leading global mobile gaming company. Peak Games focuses on creating highly-rated mobile games including the top-10 grossing Toy Blast and the recently launched Toon Blast.
price ($mm)
$100
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 8/16/2017 via Market Wire

AtmanCo, will purchase PlusMobile LLC from Plusmo Communications S.A.

synopsis: AtmanCo, a leader in the psychometrics industry, will acquire PlusMobile LLC and all of its subsidiaries from Plusmo Communications, a provider of SMS services in Argentina. PlusMobile is a provider of mobile phone products. Their products include mobile apps focused on education, kids, and entertainment. They also offer mobile marketing services.
buyer: AtmanCo (TSXV:ATW:$8.33)
AtmanCo is a leader in the psychometrics industry. The company offers psychometric tests online for the purposes of recruitment and hiring. AtmanCo's mission is to boost a organization's productivity, performance and prosperity by focusing on the their most important assets: their employees. "
seller: Plusmo Communications S.A.
PlusMobile is a provider of mobile phone products. Their products include mobile apps focused on education, kids, and entertainment(games, sports, and videos). They also offer mobile marketing services such as contests using SMS. PlusMobile is part of Plusmo Communications, an SMS service provider.
price ($mm)
$2.50
rev ($mm)
$5
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.5x
EV / EBITDA
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)
$56*
rev ($mm)
$92
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
1.0x
EV / EBITDA
announced 5/24/2017 via Reuters

Hunan Tianrun Digital Entertainment and Cultural Media Co., Ltd., will acquire Muzhi

synopsis: Hunan Tianrun Digital Entertainment and Cultural Media Co., Ltd., a manufacturer of chemical fertilizers and chemical products in China, will acquire Muzhi, a developer and publisher of mobile games. Muzhi continuously innovates to provide the coolest mobile games. Their games include Tank Alert, My Fair Princess, Jianghu Knight and more.
buyer: Hunan Tianrun Digital Entertainment and Cultural Media Co., Ltd. (SZSE:002113:$24.66)
Hunan Tianrun Digital Entertainment and Cultural Media Co., Ltd. manufactures and sells chemical fertilizers and chemical products in China. The company provides urea, liquid ammonia, methanol, agricultural-use ammonia bicarbonate, compound fertilizers, sulfur and crude methanol, and other products."
target: Muzhi
Founded in 2013, Muzhi develops and publishes mobile games. They continuously innovate to provide the latest and coolest mobile games. Their games include Tank Alert, Bad luck Bear Space Adventure, My Fair Princess, Jianghu Knight, and more.
price ($mm)
$159
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 5/17/2017 via Reuters

Hakim Unique Internet Co., Ltd., will acquire Play800

synopsis: Hakim Unique Internet Co., Ltd., a smart building and smart city services provider, will acquire Play800, a leading mobile game publisher and developer. Play800 looks for promising developers that would like help bringing their games to the rapidly growing markets in China. Their games include Empire Alert, Armor Storm, Shushan world, and more.
buyer: Hakim Unique Internet Co., Ltd. (SZSE:300300:$49.56)
Hakim Unique Internet is a smart building/city services provider. The company offers information facility systems, information application systems, building equipment management systems, building security systems, building energy saving systems, and natural disaster emergency linkage systems. "
target: Play800
Play800 is a leading mobile game publisher and developer with 12 titles. They are looking for promising developers that would like help bringing their mobile multiplayer games to the rapidly growing markets in China. Their games include Empire Alert, Armor Storm, Shushan world, and more.
price ($mm)
$87
rev ($mm)
$14
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
6.3x
EV / EBITDA

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Ticker: KOSDAQ:A06
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
GAMEVIL
GAMEVIL
GAMEVIL is a premier mobile game developer and publisher located in Los Angeles, USA and Seoul, South Korea. They have experience publishing hundreds of games on multiple platforms with over 400 million downloads.
year
2014
rev ($mm)
$112.95
EBITDA ($mm)
$12.76
EBIT ($mm)
$9.74
Net Income ($mm)
$17.73
Employees
200
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Ticker: TSE:3928
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Mynet Inc.
Mynet Inc.
Mynet Inc., based in Japan, makes smartphone games. Valkyrie Crusade, which has reached over 7 million downloads worldwide, is an epic card battle and fantastic town building RPG/simulation game set in a world full of beautiful maidens.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$112.87
EBITDA ($mm)
$19.67
EBIT ($mm)
$5.77
Net Income ($mm)
$0.11
Employees
0
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Ticker: TSE:3793
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Drecom Co., Ltd.
Drecom Co., Ltd.
Drecom Co., Ltd. engages in the entertainment web and marketing solution businesses. The company’s Entertainment Web segment plans, develops, and provides entertainment contents to individual Internet users.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$99.08
EBITDA ($mm)
($1.07)
EBIT ($mm)
($5.33)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
407
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Ticker: SZSE:30005
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Shenzhen ZQGame Co., Ltd.
Shenzhen ZQGame Co., Ltd.
ZQGame, Inc. is an online gaming company driven to create compelling entertainment experiences across online, mobile, and tablet platforms for the hardcore gamer.
year
2013
rev ($mm)
$51.93
EBITDA ($mm)
$10.47
EBIT ($mm)
$8.19
Net Income ($mm)
$8.17
Employees
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Ticker: TSE:3659
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
NEXON Co., Ltd.
NEXON Co., Ltd.
Based in Japan, NEXON Co. is a global leader in online games, with more than 100 live games operated across more than 190 countries. Nexon pioneered micro-transactions and the free-to-play business model, and is widely credited with unmatched global expertise in sophisticated live game operations.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$2,372.01
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,035.14
EBIT ($mm)
$970.78
Net Income ($mm)
$1,059.35
Employees
6441
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Ticker: 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: NasdaqGS:BILI
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Bilibili Inc.
Bilibili Inc.
Bilibili represents the iconic brand of online entertainment with a mission to enrich the everyday life of young generations in China. Bilibili is a full-spectrum online entertainment world covering a wide array of genres and media formats, including videos, live broadcasting and mobile games.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$537.71
EBITDA ($mm)
($23.79)
EBIT ($mm)
($72.85)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
1903
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Ticker: HLSE:ROVIO
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Rovio Entertainment Corporation
Rovio Entertainment Corporation
Rovio Entertainment Corporation is a games-first entertainment company, that creates, develops and publishes mobile games and acts as a brand licensor in various entertainment and consumer product categories. The Company is best known for the global Angry Birds brand, which started in 2009.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$320.72
EBITDA ($mm)
$30.62
EBIT ($mm)
$41.14
Net Income ($mm)
$32.13
Employees
384
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Ticker: JASDAQ:2138
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Crooz
Crooz
Crooz, Inc. offers smartphone games to the Japanese and global markets, including original titles such as RAGNABREAK, The Knights of Avalon, Elemental Story, and Card King, in addition to games that make use of IP that represents Japan, such as HUNTER×HUNTER, NARUTO, and Final Fantasy.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$272.81
EBITDA ($mm)
$35.17
EBIT ($mm)
$24.91
Net Income ($mm)
$32.99
Employees
381
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Ticker: DSKY
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
iDreamSky Technology Limited
iDreamSky is the largest independent mobile game publishing platform in China based on the number of active users in 2013. The Company’s mission is to enrich mobile users’ lifestyle and deliver fun and engaging mobile games and entertainment to users.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$190.37
EBITDA ($mm)
$3.66
EBIT ($mm)
$1.90
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
756
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Ticker: KOSDAQ:A06
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
GAMEVIL
GAMEVIL
GAMEVIL is a premier mobile game developer and publisher located in Los Angeles, USA and Seoul, South Korea. They have experience publishing hundreds of games on multiple platforms with over 400 million downloads.
year
2014
rev ($mm)
$112.95
EBITDA ($mm)
$12.76
EBIT ($mm)
$9.74
Net Income ($mm)
$17.73
Employees
200
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Ticker: TSE:3928
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Mynet Inc.
Mynet Inc.
Mynet Inc., based in Japan, makes smartphone games. Valkyrie Crusade, which has reached over 7 million downloads worldwide, is an epic card battle and fantastic town building RPG/simulation game set in a world full of beautiful maidens.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$112.87
EBITDA ($mm)
$19.67
EBIT ($mm)
$5.77
Net Income ($mm)
$0.11
Employees
0
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Ticker: TSE:3793
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Drecom Co., Ltd.
Drecom Co., Ltd.
Drecom Co., Ltd. engages in the entertainment web and marketing solution businesses. The company’s Entertainment Web segment plans, develops, and provides entertainment contents to individual Internet users.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$99.08
EBITDA ($mm)
($1.07)
EBIT ($mm)
($5.33)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
407
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Ticker: SZSE:30005
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Shenzhen ZQGame Co., Ltd.
Shenzhen ZQGame Co., Ltd.
ZQGame, Inc. is an online gaming company driven to create compelling entertainment experiences across online, mobile, and tablet platforms for the hardcore gamer.
year
2013
rev ($mm)
$51.93
EBITDA ($mm)
$10.47
EBIT ($mm)
$8.19
Net Income ($mm)
$8.17
Employees
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Ticker: SZSE:30031
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ourpalm Co.,Ltd
Ourpalm Co.,Ltd
Ourpalm was founded in Beijing in 2004 as a government licensed telecommunications and service provider. Early beginnings in web and mobile content have since evolved and secured Ourpalm a place as one of China's leading web and mobile game developer, publisher and operator of today.
year
2013
rev ($mm)
$42.29
EBITDA ($mm)
$13.99
EBIT ($mm)
$12.76
Net Income ($mm)
$15.64
Employees
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Ticker: KOSDAQ:A194510
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
PATI Games
PATI Games
Based in South Korea, Pati Games creates mobile games, software development, and game publishing. Their products include mobile and social games. Some games that they have developed are: I Love Nikki, I Love Coffee, and Dragon Heroes.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$23.71
EBITDA ($mm)
($6.01)
EBIT ($mm)
($7.54)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
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Ticker: GTSM:3662
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
XPEC Entertainment Inc.
XPEC Entertainment Inc.
XPEC Entertainment is one of the leading game developers in Greater China and has developed well-known titles for console and PC Online and mobile platforms. Founded in Taipei, Taiwan in August 2000, XPEC now has offices in Taiwan, Kaohsiung, Suzhou and Beijing, with more than 850 employees.
year
2014
rev ($mm)
$22.78
EBITDA ($mm)
($4.02)
EBIT ($mm)
($4.61)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
850
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Ticker: A217270
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Neptune Ltd.
Neptune Company Ltd. develops computer and mobile games. The company offers games such as Nexon Pro-Baseball Master 2014, Pro-Baseball for Kakao, Legendary Touch Hunter and LINE Touch Touch. The company was founded in 2012 and is headquartered in Seongnam, South Korea.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$17.67
EBITDA ($mm)
($8.35)
EBIT ($mm)
($10.38)
Net Income ($mm)
$27.58
Employees
0
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Ticker: AGMB
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
ALONG Mobile Technologies, Inc.
ALONG Mobile Technologies, Inc.
ALONG Mobile Technologies, Inc. is a mobile value-added services provider in the PRC. The Company designs, produces, publishes, manufactures, provides and distributes proprietary wireless entertainment applications such as ring-tones, games, images, videos and e-books to its customers.
year
2006
rev ($mm)
$6.43
EBITDA ($mm)
$3.55
EBIT ($mm)
$3.18
Net Income ($mm)
$3.26
Employees
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