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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.
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$0.61*
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closed 7/2/2020 via

Zynga, Inc., acquired Peak Games

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

CRIWARE, will acquire R-Force Entertainment Inc.

synopsis: CRI Middleware Co., Ltd. (CRIWARE), a Japan-based company that provides middleware to the video game industry, will acquire R-Force Entertainment, a Japanese video game developer that specializes in mobile games. R-Force Entertainment's catalogue of games include Boyfriend Glitter Note, MASS FOR THE DEAD, Panel Wakusei, and more.
buyer: CRIWARE (TSE:3698:$17.17)
Founded in 1983, CRI Middleware Co., Ltd. (CRIWARE) is a Japan-based company that provides middleware to the video game industry. CRIWARE's middlware consists of audio and video solutions that can be integrated with popular game engines such as Unity, Unreal Engine and Cocos2d-x. "
target: R-Force Entertainment Inc.
R-Force Entertainment is a Japanese video game developer that specializes in mobile games. R-Force Entertainment has worked on over 300 games for major publishers in Japan. Their catalogue of games include Boyfriend Glitter Note, MASS FOR THE DEAD, Panel Wakusei, and more.
price ($mm)
$2.38
rev ($mm)
$4
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closed 5/21/2020 via Company Press Release

Amplifier Game Invest, acquired DESTINYbit

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

Modern Games Inc., acquired Beasts of Balance

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

7Road, will acquire LOCOJOY Inc.

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

My.Games, acquired BeInGame Limited

synopsis: My.Games, a Moscow-based video game company that creates and publishes games all over the world, has acquired BeInGame, the developers of Zero City, an online simulator game that features a refuge populated with survivors. BeInGame is based in Cyprus.
buyer parent: Mail.Ru LLC
buyer: My.Games
My.Games is a Moscow-based video game company that creates and publishes games all over the world. My.Games offers an extensive library of games and software that has reached over 500 million players worldwide. They create titles for PC, consoles, and mobile devices. "
target: BeInGame Limited
BeInGame are the developers of Zero City, an online simulator game that features a refuge populated with survivors. The goal is to create the mightiest squad, develop a base, and raise up new survivors to oppose other players and various infected mobs that inhabit nearby areas.
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$4.16*
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closed 3/18/2020 via gamesindustry.biz

Miniclip, acquired EightPixelsSquare

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

Phoenix Games, acquired Studio Firefly

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

Atari, SA, acquired WONDER, Inc.

synopsis: Atari, an interactive entertainment production company, has acquired Wonder, an innovative gaming company with an all-in-one gaming platform to unite people in all the ways they play through an Android-based hybrid mobile gaming and entertainment platform.
buyer: Atari, SA (ENXTPA:ATA:$22.86)
Atari is an interactive entertainment production company. The company is globally recognized for its multi-platform, interactive entertainment and licensed products. Atari owns and/or manages a portfolio of more than 200 games and franchises. "
target: WONDER, Inc.
Wonder is creating the next-generation, all-in-one gaming platform to unite people in all the ways they play. They're a new breed of gamers, geeks and fun-seekers bound by their credo: all of the fun, none of the compromises.
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closed 2/3/2020 via GlobeNewswire

Ubisoft Entertainment S.A., acquired Kolibri Games

synopsis: Ubisoft announced the acquisition of 75% of Berlin-based Kolibri Games, one of the premier developers of mobile free-to-play games and one of the leaders of  the “idle” games genre. Their mobile games "Idle Miner Tycoon"​ and “Idle Factory Tycoon” have reached millions of players around the world.
buyer: Ubisoft Entertainment S.A. (ENXTPA:UBI:$1,959.78)
Ubisoft is a leading creator, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment and services, with a rich portfolio of world-renowned brands, including Assassin's Creed, Just Dance, Watch_Dogs, Tom Clancy's video game series, Rayman and Far Cry. "
target: Kolibri Games
Kolibri Games is a mobile games studio based in Berlin, Germany. Their mobile games "Idle Miner Tycoon"​ and “Idle Factory Tycoon” have reached millions of players around the world resulting in over 50 million downloads for “Idle Miner Tycoon”.
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closed 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
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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)
$32
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
2.8x
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.
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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 3/20/2019 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:$1,605.21)
Zynga is an American video game developer running social video game services since 2007. The company develops social games that work stand-alone on mobile phone platforms such as Apple iOS, Android, Windows Phone and on the Internet through its website, Zynga.com, and social networking websites. "
target: 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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$560*
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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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$189
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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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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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EV / rev
1.7x
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announced 12/16/2019 via gamesindustry.biz

Animoca Brands, will acquire nWay Inc.

synopsis: Animoca Brands, a mobile game developer in Hong Kong, will acquire nWay, a game developer and publisher of triple-A games on console, PC, and mobile platforms. nWay is the developer of Power Rangers: Legacy Wars, the award-winning mobile fighting game on iOS and Android. Their other games include Power Rangers: Battle for the Grid and ChronoBlade.
buyer: Animoca Brands (ASX:AB1:$8.69)
Hong Kong-based Animoca Brands leverages gamification, blockchain, and AI technologies to develop and publish a broad portfolio of mobile products including games such as The Sandbox and Crazy Kings as well as products based on popular intellectual properties such as Garfield and Thomas & Friends. "
target: nWay Inc.
nWay is a game developer and publisher of triple-A games on console, PC, and mobile platforms. nWay is the developer of Power Rangers: Legacy Wars, the award-winning mobile fighting game on iOS and Android. Their other games include Power Rangers: Battle for the Grid and ChronoBlade.
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$7.69
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announced 8/8/2019 via BNC Analysis

Animoca Brands, will acquire Quidd, Inc.

synopsis: Hong Kong-based Animoca Brands Corporation Limited will acquire Quidd, Inc., a digital goods company. Quidd owns and operates the leading global marketplace for buying and selling digital collectibles. The Quidd marketplace, catalog, and collections are accessed by a community of end-users via the Quidd mobile application.
buyer: Animoca Brands (ASX:AB1:$8.69)
Hong Kong-based Animoca Brands leverages gamification, blockchain, and AI technologies to develop and publish a broad portfolio of mobile products including games such as The Sandbox and Crazy Kings as well as products based on popular intellectual properties such as Garfield and Thomas & Friends. "
target parent: Sequoia Capital
target: Quidd, Inc.
Quidd is the world's leading marketplace for buying and selling digital collectibles. Through its apps, millions of people collect, buy, sell, and display limited-edition digital stickers, cards, and 3D toys featuring IP from the world’s best media and entertainment brands.
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announced 6/26/2019 via Company Press Release

Animoca Brands, will acquire Gamma Innovations Inc.

synopsis: Hong Kong-based Animoca Brands Corporation Limited has acquired Gamma Innovations Inc. Based in LA, Gamma is focused on developing the GammaNow computing engine, a desktop application that allows users to leverage their computers’ idle processing power to generate Gamma Points, which are used to acquire in-game rewards for their favorite games.
buyer: Animoca Brands (ASX:AB1:$8.69)
Hong Kong-based Animoca Brands leverages gamification, blockchain, and AI technologies to develop and publish a broad portfolio of mobile products including games such as The Sandbox and Crazy Kings as well as products based on popular intellectual properties such as Garfield and Thomas & Friends. "
target: Gamma Innovations Inc.
Gamma is focused on developing the GammaNow computing engine, a desktop application that allows users to leverage their computers’ idle processing power to generate Gamma Points, which are used to acquire in-game rewards for their favorite games.
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announced 5/6/2019 via BNC Analysis

Animoca Brands, will acquire Leade.rs, Inc.

synopsis: Animoca Brands Corporation Ltd has entered into a share purchase agreement to acquire networking and event-matching platform Leade.rs, co-founded by high-profile tech entrepreneur Loic Le Meur.
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: Leade.rs, Inc.
Leade.rs, co-founded by high-profile tech entrepreneur Loic Le Meur, is a networking and event-matching platform. Leade.rs is a platform to connect great events to amazing speakers.
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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.
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$0.61*
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announced 4/4/2019 via Company Press Release

Animoca Brands, will acquire Stryking Entertainment

synopsis: Animoca Brands, the Hong Kong based developer of mobile products, has entered into a an agreement to acquire 100% of Stryking Entertainment. Stryking is a leading Germany-based company and the operator of the popular fantasy sports game Football-Stars.
buyer: Animoca Brands (ASX:AB1:$8.69)
Based in Hong Kong, Animoca Brands leverages gamification, blockchain, and artificial intelligence technologies to develop and publish a broad portfolio of mobile products. A lot of their products are based on popular intellectual properties such as Garfield, Snoopy and Thomas & Friends. "
target: Stryking Entertainment
German company Stryking Entertainment specializes in sports fan engagement and monetization by combining the real and virtual world to create genuine interaction opportunities for fans, stars and brands. It develops and operates the platform Football-Stars, a gaming experience for soccer fans.
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closed 8/26/2018 via BNC Analysis

Animoca Brands, acquired Pixowl

synopsis: Animoca Brands, a leading global developer and publisher of mobile games and e-books based on globally popular brands, has acquired Pixowl, a developer of family friendly mobile games. Pixowl's most popular title, The Sandbox, is a world builder game that allows players to create their own worlds using resources and the game's physics laws.
buyer: Animoca Brands (ASX:AB1:$8.69)
Animoca Brands is a leading global developer and publisher of mobile games and e-books based on globally popular brands. Animoca Brands also publishes all-original games in a variety of categories including action, time management, RPG (role-playing games), simulation and more. "
target: Pixowl
Pixowl is a developer of family friendly mobile games. The company is focused on developing world builder games. Their most popular title, The Sandbox, allows players to create their own worlds using resources and the game's physics laws.
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closed 2/7/2018 via BNC Analysis

Animoca Brands, acquired Tribeflame Oy

synopsis: Hong Kong-based publisher Animoca Brands has acquired Finnish mobile game studio Tribeflame. Founded in 2009, Tribeflame was one of the first tablet games companies in the world, and since then they have launched more than a dozen games.
buyer: Animoca Brands (ASX:AB1:$8.69)
Animoca Brands is a leading global developer and publisher of mobile games and e-books based on globally popular brands. Animoca Brands also publishes all-original games in a variety of categories including action, time management, RPG (role-playing games), simulation and more. "
target: Tribeflame Oy
Founded in 2009, Tribeflame was one of the first tablet games companies in the world. Since then, Tribeflame has launched more than a dozen games, and topped the charts multiple times on Android, iOS and Windows Phone.
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announced 1/25/2018 via Company Press Release

Animoca Brands, will acquire Fuel Powered, Inc.

synopsis: Animoca Brands, a leading global developer and publisher of mobile games and e-books based on globally popular brands, will acquire a 60% stake in Fuel Powered, the world's leading platform for creating unique connected experiences by combining the fun and engagement offered by mobile games.
buyer: Animoca Brands (ASX:AB1:$8.69)
Animoca Brands is a leading global developer and publisher of mobile games and e-books based on globally popular brands. Animoca Brands also publishes all-original games in a variety of categories including action, time management, RPG (role-playing games), simulation and more. "
target: Fuel Powered, Inc.
Fuel Powered is the world's leading platform for creating unique connected experiences by combining the fun and engagement offered by mobile games. Fuel Powered offers publishers the only customizable multiplayer and online SDK that continuously boosts user engagement, retention, and monetization.
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$0.61*
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2.5x
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announced 11/15/2017 via BNC Analysis

iCandy Interactive, will purchase 318 Mobile Games from Animoca Brands

synopsis: Animoca Brands announced that it is selling its entire portfolio of 318 casual mobile games to iCandy Interactive. Animoca Brands develops and publishes mobile games based on globally popular brands, as well as all-original games in a variety of categories including action, time management, RPG (role-playing games), simulation and more.
buyer: iCandy Interactive (ASX:ICI:$1.26)
iCandy Interactive is a leading mobile game company in Southeast Asia with a large global network of players. Their studios, Appxplore and Inzen, have produced award-winning games such as: “Crab War”, “Dark Dot” and “Alien Hive” for their 20m+ install base world wide. "
seller: Animoca Brands (ASX:AB1:$8.69)
Animoca Brands' mobile games portfolio consists of 318 casual mobile games in a variety of categories including action, time management, RPG, simulation and more. Animoca Brands is a leading global developer and publisher of mobile games and e-books based on globally popular brands.
price ($mm)
$3.83
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
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EV / EBITDA
announced 7/31/2017 via BNC Analysis

Maple Media, will purchase 13 Games from Animoca Brands

synopsis: Maple Media, a company that acquires, manages and operates mobile applications in the utility, productivity, games and entertainment verticals, will acquire 13 games from Animoca Brands, a publisher and developer of mobile games based on globally loved popular brands like Garfield and Ben10. The 13 games by Animoca Brands are non-core game titles.
buyer parent: Shamrock Capital Advisors, Inc.
buyer: Maple Media
Maple Media is a mobile media, advertising and technology company that acquires, manages and operates mobile applications in the utility, productivity, games and entertainment verticals. Maple Media seeks to acquire iOS and Android apps with steady user bases and low operating costs. "
seller: Animoca Brands (ASX:AB1:$8.69)
The 13 games by Animoca Brands are non-core game titles. Animoca Brands is a mobile game publisher and developer. Animoca Brands develops and publishes great mobile games based on globally loved popular brands like Garfield, Ben10, Doraemon, Ultraman and Astro Boy.
price ($mm)
$1.40
rev ($mm)
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closed 7/4/2016 via BNC Analysis

Animoca Brands, acquired TicBits Ltd

synopsis: Animoca Brands, a leading global mobile games developer, has acquired TicBits Ltd, a game development company that's focused on bringing the best possible social and casual games to the mobile phone & Facebook market.
buyer: Animoca Brands (ASX:AB1:$8.69)
Animoca Brands is a leading global mobile games developer that works with famous brands such as Garfield and Ultraman to make Fun products. Animoca Brands is based in Hong Kong. "
target: TicBits Ltd
TicBits Ltd is a game development company that's focused on bringing the best possible social and casual games to the mobile phone & Facebook market. TicBits Ltd was founded in 2010 and is located in Turku, Finland.
price ($mm)
$3.73
rev ($mm)
$1
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
3.4x
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
announced 8/6/2020 via BusinessWire

Zynga, Inc., will acquire Rollic

synopsis: Zynga Inc., a global leader in interactive entertainment, announced it has entered into an agreement to acquire Istanbul-based Rollic, a mobile games developer and publisher with an exciting portfolio of popular hyper-casual games that have been downloaded more than 250 million times.
buyer: Zynga, Inc. (ZNGA:$1,605.21)
Zynga is an American video game developer running social video game services since 2007. The company develops social games that work stand-alone on mobile phone platforms such as Apple iOS, Android, Windows Phone and on the Internet through its website, Zynga.com, and social networking websites. "
target: Rollic
Founded in December 2018, Rollic is an Istanbul-based game developer and publisher, focused on free-to-play hyper-casual games for iOS and Android.
price ($mm)
$168*
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closed 7/15/2020 via Company Press Release

Three Gates AB, acquired Wordie App

synopsis: Three Gates has acquired Wordie from The Fast Mind Inc. Wordie is a trivia game where the player must figure out the correct word based on four pictures. The player can create new levels in the game, which currently includes over 5,000 levels.
buyer: Three Gates AB (NGM:GATE:$0.84)
Three Gates AB is a publicly listed game development company based on the island of Gotland, off the east coast of Sweden. Founded in 2011, Three Gates is a team of experienced professionals, all gathered in a unique location with an unwavering drive and passion for the video game sector. "
target parent: The Fast Mind Inc.
target: Wordie App
Wordie is a trivia game where the player must figure out the correct word based on four pictures. The player can create new levels in the game, which currently includes over 5,000 levels. It is available for Android and iOS devices, Kindle and Facebook.
price ($mm)
$0.20
rev ($mm)
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closed 6/22/2020 via BNC Analysis

SciPlay Corporation, acquired Come2Play Ltd.

synopsis: SciPlay Corporation has acquired Come2Play, Ltd., an Israeli based developer and manager of casual mobile games. Headquartered in Tel Aviv, Israel, Come2Play's social mobile games are enjoyed by casual game players from around the world.
buyer: SciPlay Corporation (SCPL:$465.70)
SciPlay Corporation is a leading developer and publisher of digital games on mobile and web platforms. SciPlay currently offers seven core games, including social casino games Jackpot Party Casino, Gold Fish Casino, Hot Shot Casino and Quick Hit Slots, and more. "
target: Come2Play Ltd.
Headquartered in Tel Aviv, Israel, Come2Play's social mobile games are enjoyed by casual game players from around the world. Come2Play's innovative game, Solitaire Pets Adventure, presents a new and fresh spin on the classic game solitaire.
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announced 4/30/2020 via BNC Analysis

Sheepyard sp. z o. o. will be merged with BOA S.A.,

synopsis: Sheepyard Sp z o. o., a Polish developer and publisher of mobile and Free-to-play games, will merge with BOA SA, a Warsaw-based consulting company. The goal of the merger is to use the complementary competencies of both companies to create a strong entity operating in the mobile games industry, which has the status of a public company.
buyer: BOA S.A. (WSE:BOA:$0.01)
Poland-based BOA is a consulting company that provides specialized advisory services to all areas of company operations. BOA creates strategies from scratch, implements them, and customizes them to each company's particular needs, such as building company value for its shareholders and owners. "
target: Sheepyard sp. z o. o.
Poland-based Sheepyard operates in the mobile games industry and produces and publishes Free-to-play games. The Sheepyard portfolio includes the games Voxel Clicker, Looty Woods, Idle Trains, and Stormbound, as well as six planned titles in the genres of Idle Tycoon, Arcade, or Casual.
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closed 4/29/2020 via BNC Analysis

Scopely, acquired PierPlay

synopsis: Scopely, a company that brings industry-leading distribution and monetization technology to free-to-play games, has acquired PierPlay, a mobile video game development studio. PierPlay is the maker of the recently launched Scrabble Go mobile word game.
buyer: Scopely
Scopely partners and collaborates with game developers and global entertainment companies to bring industry-leading distribution and monetization technology to free-to-play games. Scopely oversees marketing, analytics, ads, business development, live ops, quality assurance, community management. "
target: PierPlay
PierPlay is a mobile video game development studio founded in 2016 by a team of industry veterans with a track record of shipping top grossing games played by millions. PierPlay is the maker of the recently launched Scrabble Go mobile word game.
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announced 4/23/2020 via BNC Analysis

Stillfront Group AB, will acquire Candywriter, LLC

synopsis: Stillfront Group AB, a leading free-to-play powerhouse of gaming studios, announced the signing of an agreement to acquire Candywriter, LLC, a US based mobile games developer and publisher focusing on casual and mash-up games.
buyer: Stillfront Group AB (OM:SF:$215.53)
Headquartered in Sweden, Stillfront is a global group of gaming studios and a market leader in the free-to-play online strategy games genre. Their diverse and exciting game portfolio has two common themes; loyal users and long lifecycle games. "
target: Candywriter, LLC
Candywriter, LLC is a US based mobile games developer and publisher focusing on casual and mash-up games. Candywriter's flagship title is BitLife, an innovative text-based life simulation game. BitLife was among the top 5 most downloaded games on iOS in 2019.
price ($mm)
$74
rev ($mm)
$27
EBITDA ($mm)
$15
EV / rev
7.3x
EV / EBITDA
12.7x
closed 2/19/2020 via gamesindustry.biz

Azerion BV, acquired Spil Games

synopsis: Azerion, a media, gaming, and technology company in Amsterdam, has acquired Netherland-based Spil Games, a leading casual game developer. Following the completion of the acquisition, Azerion's games will be added to Spil portals, with another 15,000 to be integrated from Game Distribution, another Azerion firm.
buyer: Azerion BV
Azerion is a Netherlands-based media, gaming, and technology company that provides safe, reliable, valuable content and services. Azerion engages users while helping advertisers and publishers connect with them by tailoring advertising and content solutions to markets where they're present. "
target: Spil Games
Spil Games, based in the Netherlands, is a global leader in web games. It has thousands of games across 30 portals, with people in more than 150 countries playing its games. Spil Games' DNA in web games puts it in a unique position to grow in the ever-changing games industry.
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closed 12/18/2019 via BNC Analysis

LinUp srl, acquired SpinVector S.p.A.

synopsis: LinUp, an Italian developer of software and hardware solutions for industry 4.0, has acquired SpinVector, an Italian company that creates innovation at the boundaries of material and virtual. SpinVector creates video games, mixed reality, virtual reality, and augmented reality products.
buyer: LinUp srl
LinUp is an Italian developer of software and hardware solutions for industry 4.0. LinUp offers a suite innovative solutions that help manufactures to reduce waste, improve ergonomics, and better manage maintenance operations. "
target: SpinVector S.p.A.
SpinVector is an Italian company that creates innovation at the boundaries of material and virtual. SpinVector creates video games, mixed reality, virtual reality, and augmented reality products. The company develops 3D technologies and content that let people feel, participate and be engaged.
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closed 10/29/2019 via BNC Analysis

Playrix, acquired Zagrava Games

synopsis: Russian mobile games publisher Playrix has acquired Zagrava Games, an independent Ukrainian studio of casual game developers with an experienced crew. They make games for PC and Mac, mobile and web.
buyer: Playrix
Playrix is a mobile game development company founded in 2004. They focus on free-to-play games for smartphones and tablets. Their games, Township, Fishdom and Gardenscapes have consistently been among the Top 50 Grossing Apps for iOS and Google Play since their release. "
target: Zagrava Games
Zagrava Games are an independent Ukrainian studio of casual game developers with an experienced crew. They make games for PC and Mac, mobile and web.
price ($mm)
$1.00
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 9/3/2019 via GlobeNewswire

MobilityWare, Inc., acquired Jump Ramp Games

synopsis: MobilityWare, the original app developer for the game of Solitaire and creator of many other innovative and addictive games, announced the acquisition of Jump Ramp Games, the leader in delivering innovative promotions, rewards and instant winning experiences through free mobile casual gaming.
buyer: MobilityWare, Inc.
MobilityWare creates fun and engaging experiences that unleash the gamer in everyone. Their top-ranked free-to-play casual card games, such as Solitaire, Spider Solitaire, Blackjack, FreeCell, and TriPeaks Solitaire, are consistently ranked at the top of their category on mobile platforms. "
target: Jump Ramp Games
Considered one of New York City’s fastest growing mobile-first companies, Jump Ramp is the leader in delivering innovative promotions, rewards and instant winning experiences through free mobile casual gaming.
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closed 7/31/2019 via GlobeNewswire

Ubisoft Entertainment S.A., acquired Green Panda Games

synopsis: Ubisoft, a French video game company, has acquired a 70% stake in Green Panda Games, a leading publisher of free-to-play mobile games, specialized in hyper-casual games. Founded in 2013 and based in Paris, Green Panda Games develops and publishes games in the idle genre.
buyer: Ubisoft Entertainment S.A. (ENXTPA:UBI:$1,959.78)
Ubisoft is a leading creator, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment and services, with a rich portfolio of world-renowned brands, including Assassin's Creed, Just Dance, Watch_Dogs, Tom Clancy's video game series, Rayman and Far Cry. "
target: Green Panda Games
Green Panda Games is a leading publisher of free-to-play mobile games, specialized in hyper-casual games. Founded in 2013 and based in Paris, Green Panda Games develops and publishes games in the idle genre.
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closed 6/25/2019 via Company Press Release

Azerion BV, purchased Mobile Division from Spil Games

synopsis: Netherlands-based Azerion has acquired Spil Games’ mobile division, creating the biggest casual gaming company in the Netherlands. Mobile games developed by Spil Games include Operate Now: Hospital (45 million installs), Troll Face Quest franchise (144 million installs), My Dolphin Show, Uphill Rush Water Park Racing, and Crash Drive 2.
buyer: Azerion BV
Azerion is a Netherlands-based media, gaming, and technology company that provides safe, reliable, valuable content and services. Azerion engages users while helping advertisers and publishers connect with them by tailoring advertising and content solutions to markets where they're present. "
seller: Spil Games
The mobile games developed by Spil Games include games Operate Now: Hospital (45 million installs), Troll Face Quest franchise (144 million installs), My Dolphin Show, Uphill Rush Water Park Racing, and Crash Drive 2. Spil Games, based in the Netherlands, is a global leader in web games.
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closed 5/30/2019 via Company Press Release

WeQ, acquired Booster Studios

synopsis: WeQ, a leader in global mobile advertising, announced that it acquired boutique games development studio, Booster Studios, to provide exclusive access to gaming inventory. Uniting the talents of its acquired gaming studio with its mobile advertising expertise, WeQ’s strategic growth continues with the latest addition rebranded as WeQ STUDIOS.
buyer: WeQ
WeQ is a mobile advertising and branding company, achieving measurable results for clients worldwide. Headquartered in Berlin with an office in San Francisco and a global footprint in Tokyo and Seoul, WeQ builds mobile branding and mobile performance campaigns for media agencies and brands. "
target: Booster Studios
Booster Studios is a boutique game development studio. Booster Studios has already developed and published two hyper-casual games in the app stores: Helix Madness and Tower Raise.
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closed 2/8/2019 via Company Press Release

Miniclip, acquired Masomo

synopsis: Miniclip, a leading developer and publisher of mobile games, announced it completed its acquisition of Masomo, an interactive entertainment company which develops mobile casual multiplayer games which are sports-focused.
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 200 million monthly active users, across mobile, social and online platforms. "
target: Masomo (BME:MAS:$1,579.17)
UK-based, Masomo is an interactive entertainment company which develops casual multiplayer games which are sports-focused. Masomo bolsters a highly experienced founding team with expertise across the mobile games, advertising and sports industries who are focused on creating a world-leading IP.
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closed 1/17/2019 via PR Web

Playtika Ltd., acquired Supertreat GmbH

synopsis: Leading mobile games company, Playtika, announced that it has completed its acquisition of Austria-based developer Supertreat GmbH. Supertreat is the creator of card games on mobile devices. As part of the acquisition, Playtika will add the successful “Solitaire Grand Harvest” app to its growing portfolio of casual game titles.
buyer parent: Giant Investment Ltd.
buyer: Playtika Ltd.
Based in Israel, Playtika is a leading mobile games company with 22 million monthly active users playing its titles. Founded in 2010, the company was among the first to offer free-to-play social games on social networks and, shortly after, on mobile platforms. "
target: Supertreat GmbH
Based in Austria, Supertreat is the creator of card games on mobile devices. Their flagship app is "Solitaire - Grand Harvest".
price ($mm)
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EBITDA ($mm)
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closed 12/12/2018 via PE Hub

Maple Media, acquired Banana & Co.

synopsis: Maple Media, a portfolio company of Shamrock Capital, has acquired San Francisco-based Banana & Co’s mobile game portfolio. Banana & Co., is renowned for producing elegant and fun casual mobile games with a focus on high-quality design and easy-to-play experiences.
buyer parent: Shamrock Capital Advisors, Inc.
buyer: Maple Media
Maple Media is a mobile media, advertising and technology company that acquires and operates mobile applications and mobile games. Maple Media currently operates over 100 top apps on the App Store and Google Play, reaching more than 35 million users every month. "
target: Banana & Co.
Banana & Co. is an independent mobile game studio based in San Francisco founded by three mobile game veterans. They've been making mobile games since 2003 at companies like Glu Mobile and Booyah!. Together Banana & Co. has shipped over 60 titles ranging from small and original to big and licensed.
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closed 12/5/2018 via BNC Analysis

Playtika Ltd., acquired Wooga GmbH

synopsis: Social casino game giant Playtika announced it has completed its acquisition of Wooga, the Berlin-based maker of casual games. Playtika will pick up nearly 190 employees in the deal, and it will keep the entire team and its leader, Jens Begemann, who founded Wooga in 2009 and helped ride mobile games as it became a $70 billion industry.
buyer parent: Giant Network Group Co., Ltd.
buyer: Playtika Ltd.
Playtika is a leading mobile games company with 22 million monthly active users playing its titles. Founded in 2010, the company was among the first to offer free-to-play social games on social networks and, shortly after, on mobile platforms. "
target: Wooga GmbH
Wooga is a Berlin-based maker of casual games. Wooga rose to prominence in mobile games on the strength of casual titles like Diamond Dash and Bubble Island.
price ($mm)
$101
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 10/22/2018 via gamesindustry.biz

Fatshark AB, acquired A Sweet Studio AB

synopsis: Fatshark, an independent game development studio in Sweden, has acquired A Sweet Studio AB, a Swedish video game development studio that creates games for PC, Facebook, iOS, and Android. A Sweet Studio aims to create games that combine the polish and production value of AAA studios with the ease of access and pure fun of mobile games.
buyer: Fatshark AB
Fatshark is an independent game development studio in Sweden. Fatshark has worked as contractors for a number of AAA projects, as well as developed titles with publishes and independently for both consoles and PC. Their games include Lead and Gold, Ware of The Roses, Warhammer: Vermintide and more. "
target: A Sweet Studio AB
Founded in 2014, A Sweet Studio is a Swedish video game development studio that creates games for PC, Facebook, iOS, and Android. The studio aims to create games that combine the polish and production value of AAA studios with the ease of access and pure fun of mobile games.
price ($mm)
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announced 8/31/2018 via BNC Analysis

Evolable Asia Corp., will acquire Kayac Hanoi Co., Ltd

synopsis: Evolable Asia, a Tokyo-based company that operates three popular online travel portals, will acquire Kayac Hanoi from Kayac, a game development studio in Japan. Kayac Hanoi is a mobile video game development company in Vietnam that focuses on planning, developing and operating casual social games.
buyer: Evolable Asia Corp. (TSE:6191:$47.36)
Evolable Asia is a Tokyo-based company that operates three popular online travel portals. Through their portals the company provides travel and hotel booking services at competitive prices. Over 600 travel sites use their technology to power their own flight, hotel, and tour package searches. "
target parent: KAYAC Inc.
target: Kayac Hanoi Co., Ltd
Kayac Hanoi is a mobile video game development company in Vietnam that focuses on planning, developing and operating casual social games. Their portfolio of games include Stickman Striker, Ninja Legend, and Fantasy Rush.
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Net Income ($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: ASX:AB1
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Animoca Brands
Animoca Brands is a mobile game publisher and developer. Animoca Brands develops and publishes great mobile games based on globally loved popular brands like Garfield, Ben10, Doraemon, Ultraman and Astro Boy. The company's games have been downloaded over 280 million times.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$8.69
EBITDA ($mm)
($3.50)
EBIT ($mm)
($3.73)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
70
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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: ZNGA
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Zynga, Inc.
Zynga, Inc.
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.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$1,605.21
EBITDA ($mm)
($15.21)
EBIT ($mm)
($91.80)
Net Income ($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: EGAM
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
eGames, Inc.
eGames, Inc.
eGames is taking a G-rated approach to PC entertainment. Formerly RomTech, eGames markets ''Family Friendly'' video games that are easy to use and nonviolent. Its titles, like Spooky Castle and Mahjongg Master, typically sell for under $20 and are marketed under brand names including Galaxy of Game
year
2011
rev ($mm)
$3.08
EBITDA ($mm)
($1.14)
EBIT ($mm)
($1.15)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
16
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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: TSE:3668
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Colopl Inc
Colopl Inc
Colopl is a Japanese developer that specializes in location-based mobile games. Colopl develops enjoyable games to make people's everyday lives richer. Their portfolio of mobile games include White Cat Project, Quiz RPG: The World of Mystic Wiz, Titan Slayer II, and more.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$374.21
EBITDA ($mm)
$69.92
EBIT ($mm)
$65.19
Net Income ($mm)
$38.52
Employees
1368
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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
2020
rev ($mm)
$323.62
EBITDA ($mm)
$27.14
EBIT ($mm)
$26.48
Net Income ($mm)
$18.31
Employees
462
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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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