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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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announced 4/28/2021 via BNC Analysis

Trophy Games, will acquire Xombat ApS

synopsis: Trophy Games Development A/S entered into an agreement with DKSHA ApS to acquire 100% of the shares in Xombat ApS. Xombat is a Danish game developer company building games for the three major platforms: Facebook, Android, and iOS, including popular titles such as Airline Manager and Shipping Manager.
buyer: Trophy Games (CPSE:TGAMES:$5.00)
TROPHY GAMES is an innovative, Denmark-based game studio that develops and publishes mobile and PC games. The Company develops and publishes games with strategy and management challenges and predominantly focuses on football-themed games. "
target: Xombat ApS
Xombat is a Danish game developer company building games for the three major platforms: Facebook, Android, and iOS. Xombat's portfolio includes popular titles such as Airline Manager and Shipping Manager.
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closed 3/24/2021 via Reuters

Nuverse (Hong Kong) Ltd, acquired Moonton Technology Co., Ltd.

synopsis: ByteDance said its video games unit Nuverse has agreed to acquire Shanghai-based gaming studio Moonton Technology, as it seeks to further expand into the video games business. The deal values the gaming studio at around $4 billion, two sources told Reuters.
buyer parent: ByteDance
buyer: Nuverse (Hong Kong) Ltd
Nuverse, based in Hong Kong, is a game development and publishing company for players and developers around the world. They are dedicated to serving gamers worldwide by offering top-tier games, building a global community, and providing fun and inspiring experiences for every gamer. "
target: Moonton Technology Co., Ltd.
Moonton, based in Shanghai, is a mobile game designer that aims to provide the best mobile game experience to the players all over the world. Founded in 2014, Shanghai Moonton Technology Co., Ltd. (MOONTON) specializes in R&D and distribution of games to other countries.
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announced 2/25/2021 via BNC Analysis

Enad Global 7 AB, will acquire Innova Intellectual Properties S.à r.l.

synopsis: Enad Global 7 AB (publ) (EG7), a group of companies that develop, market, and publish video games, will acquire Innova Intellectual Property S.à r.l., a leading video game publisher in Russia. Innova focuses on publishing free-to-play Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game (MMORPG) titles. The company also publishes indie mobile games.
buyer: Enad Global 7 AB (OM:EG7:$78.25)
EG7 (Enad Global 7) is a family of companies within the gaming industry that develops, markets, publishes and distributes PC, console and mobile games to the global gaming market. The company employs 100+ game developers and develops its own original IP:s. "
target: Innova Intellectual Properties S.à r.l.
Innova is a leading video game publisher in Russia. Innova focuses on publishing free-to-play Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game (MMORPG) titles. Their games include Lineage 2, Ragnarök Online, Point Blank, Aion, RF Online and more. The company also publishes indie mobile games.
price ($mm)
$133
rev ($mm)
$40
EBITDA ($mm)
$16
EV / rev
3.3x
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8.1x
announced 2/3/2021 via Company Press Release

Easybrain Ltd will be merged with Embracer Group,

synopsis: Embracer adds Easybrain, a leading mobile game developer with proven ability to launch, scale up and operate multiple global category leaders within the logic and puzzle game genre. Easybrain sees a great opportunity in being supported by Embracer to continue developing strong mobile game titles.
buyer: Embracer Group (OM:EMBRAC B:$1,087.82)
Based in Sweden, Embracer Group is the parent company of businesses developing and publishing PC, console and mobile games for the global games market. Embracer Group has an extensive catalogue of over 200 owned franchises, such as Saints Row, Goat Simulator, Dead Island, Metro, amongst many others."
target: Easybrain Ltd
Based in Belarus, Easybrain has developed numerous popular puzzle and logic game titles and is currently operating 15 live mobile game titles with a long lifetime, of which multiple games have become category leaders within its dedicated niche.
price ($mm)
$655
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announced 2/1/2021 via Company Press Release

Stillfront Group AB, will acquire Moonfrog Labs Pvt Ltd.

synopsis: Stillfront Group AB has entered into an agreement to acquire 100% of the shares in Moonfrog Labs Private Limited, a rapidly growing independent game studio based in Bangalore, India, focusing on Board and Social Card Games. Moonfrog has an extensive games portfolio including successful titles such as Ludo Club, Jalebi and Teen Patti Gold.
buyer: Stillfront Group AB (OM:SF:$448.48)
Headquartered in Sweden, Stillfront Group is a leading free-to-play powerhouse of gaming studios. Its diverse and exciting games portfolio has two common themes; loyal users and long lifecycle games. "
target: Moonfrog Labs Pvt Ltd.
India-based Moonfrog Labs is a rapidly growing developer and publisher of market-leading Board and Social Card Games. The studio, which was founded in 2013, has an extensive games portfolio of more than 20 games, including successful titles such as Ludo Club, Jalebi and Teen Patti Gold.
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$90*
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announced 11/25/2020 via BNC Analysis

Kongregate Inc., will purchase Three Mobile Games from The Walt Disney Company

synopsis: Kongregate, a leading game publisher and web gaming portal, announced that it is taking over operations of three Disney mobile games: Maleficent Free Fall, Inside Out: Thought Bubbles, and Where’s My Water? 2.
buyer parent: Modern Times Group MTG AB
buyer: Kongregate Inc.
Kongregate is a leading game publisher and web gaming portal. Kongregate’s mobile games have been downloaded tens of millions of times and have hundreds of millions of gameplays. Kongregate's web portal features over 100,000 free games played by tens of millions of players per month. "
seller: The Walt Disney Company (DIS:$60,760.00)
The acquisition includes three Disney mobile games: Maleficent Free Fall, Inside Out: Thought Bubbles, and Where’s My Water? 2. The three free-to-play games have combined for over 224 million downloads.
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announced 8/28/2020 via Company Press Release

Media and Games Invest plc, will acquire freenet digital GmbH

synopsis: Media and Games Invest plc agreed to acquire freenet digital GmbH, a subsidiary of freenet AG. Freenet digital is a leading global provider of next generation entertainment content and services for the digital consumer and known for developing exciting new products and services that deliver a seamless experience via web or wireless connection.
buyer: Media and Games Invest plc (XTRA:BCK:$164.02)
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 parent: Freenet AG
target: freenet digital GmbH
Founded in 2000, freenet digital is a leading global provider of next generation entertainment content and services for the digital consumer and known for developing exciting new products and services that deliver a seamless experience via web or wireless connection.
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closed 12/7/2020 via GlobeNewswire

Enad Global 7 AB, acquired Big Blue Bubble Inc

synopsis: Enad Global 7 AB, a family of companies that develops, markets, publishes and distributes video games, has acquired Big Blue Bubble, an established video game developer that creates fun, innovative, and accessible titles. Big Blue Bubble has developed over 100 games under it's own IP and in partnership with leading brands.
buyer: Enad Global 7 AB (OM:EG7:$78.25)
EG7 (Enad Global 7) is a family of companies within the gaming industry that develops, markets, publishes and distributes PC, console and mobile games to the global gaming market. The company employs 100+ game developers and develops its own original IP:s. "
target: Big Blue Bubble Inc
Big Blue Bubble is a gaming industry mainstay that has released more than 100 titles; its own IP as well as in partnership with world-class brands such as Disney, DreamWorks, Scholastic, and Nickelodeon. My Singing Monsters is one of the studio’s award-winning free-to-play (F2P) game franchises.
price ($mm)
$12
rev ($mm)
$9
EBITDA ($mm)
$3
EV / rev
6.3x
EV / EBITDA
21.7x
closed 8/14/2020 via BNC Analysis

Embracer Group, acquired DECA Games

synopsis: Embracer Group has acquired mobile specialist DECA Games; the company has a particular interest in live operations and free-to-play titles. They are the current owners and developers of the massively multiplayer online shooter Realm of the Mad God.
buyer: Embracer Group (OM:EMBRAC B:$1,087.82)
Embracer Group is the parent company of businesses developing and publishing PC and console games for the global games market. Embracer Group has an extensive catalogue of over 130 owned franchises, such as Saints Row, Goat Simulator, Dead Island, Darksiders, Metro, MX vs ATV, and more. "
target: DECA Games
DECA Games is a publisher and developer of video games that is headquartered in Berlin, Germany. The company's primary focus is on acquiring and operating older free-to-play games. They are the current owners and developers of the massively multiplayer online shooter Realm of the Mad God.
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closed 8/12/2020 via BNC Analysis

Sambon Electronics Co.,Ltd, acquired Day1 Entertainment

synopsis: Sambon Electronics, a South Korean manufacturer, has acquired Day1 Entertainment, a South Korean mobile games developer and publisher. Day1 develops and publishes games in a variety of genres, including MMORPG, RPG, strategy, casual, simulation, and action. Their titles include Blood Chaos: Awakening, Nyan Jump, Little Mage, and more.
buyer: Sambon Electronics Co.,Ltd (KOSDAQ:A111870:$27.33)
Sambon Electronics is a South Korean manufacturer. Sambon Electronics specializes in manufacturing headphones, earbuds and speakers. The company's mission is to connect people with sound through their high-quality and reliable products. "
target: Day1 Entertainment
Day1 Entertainment is a South Korean mobile games developer and publisher. Day1 develops and publishes games in a variety of genres, including MMORPG, RPG, strategy, casual, simulation, and action. Their titles include Blood Chaos: Awakening, Nyan Jump, Little Mage, and more.
price ($mm)
$10
rev ($mm)
$1
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
10.2x
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closed 7/2/2020 via BusinessWire

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:$2,251.30)
Zynga is an American video game developer running social video game services since 2007. The company develops social games that work stand-alone on mobile phone platforms such as Apple iOS, Android, Windows Phone and on the Internet through its website, Zynga.com, and social networking websites. "
target: Peak Games
Peak is a leading mobile gaming company powered by a team that values relentless progress. Peak currently has two top charting mobile franchises -- Toon Blast and Toy Blast -- that have consistently ranked within the top 10 and top 20 U.S. Peak, founded in 2010, is based in Istanbul, Turkey.
price ($mm)
$1,800
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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)
$4
EBITDA ($mm)
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0.6x
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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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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
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announced 12/30/2020 via Company Press Release

Animoca Brands, will acquire Lympo

synopsis: Animoca Brands, a mobile game developer in Hong Kong, will acquire Lympo, a blockchain platform in Lithuania that aims to make the world a healthier place. Lympo offers a mobile app that rewards users with Lympo Tokens (LYM) when they complete exercises. The app enables users to keep track of their habits, and emotional and physical health.
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: Lympo
Lympo is a blockchain platform in Lithuania that aims to make the world a healthier place. Lympo offers a mobile app that rewards users with Lympo Tokens (LYM) when they complete exercises. The app enables users to keep track of their habits, and emotional and physical health.
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$1.38
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announced 8/19/2020 via BNC Analysis

RightBridge Ventures, will acquire Gamma Innovations Inc.

synopsis: RightBridge Ventures AB and Animoca Brands Corporation Limited have initiated a strategic partnership with the acquisition of Gamma Innovations Inc. by RightBridge Ventures. Gamma offers a PC software application that allows users to leverage their computers’ idle processing power to generate Gamma Points while mining for Ether.
buyer: RightBridge Ventures
RightBridge Ventures is an investment company based in Stockholm (Sweden) dedicated to investing in companies that shape the future of esports and gaming as part of the digital entertainment industry. RightBridge Ventures intends to be publicly listed during 2020. "
target parent: Animoca Brands
target: Gamma Innovations Inc.
Gamma offers a PC software application that allows users to leverage their computers’ idle processing power to generate Gamma Points while mining for Ether. Gamma collects 50% of the value of tokens mined.
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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:$8.69)
Hong Kong-based Animoca Brands leverages gamification, blockchain, and AI technologies to develop and publish a broad portfolio of mobile products including games such as The Sandbox and Crazy Kings as well as products based on popular intellectual properties such as Garfield and Thomas & Friends. "
target: nWay Inc.
nWay is a game developer and publisher of triple-A games on console, PC, and mobile platforms. nWay is the developer of Power Rangers: Legacy Wars, the award-winning mobile fighting game on iOS and Android. Their other games include Power Rangers: Battle for the Grid and ChronoBlade.
price ($mm)
$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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$5.00
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closed 6/2/2020 via BNC Analysis

Animoca Brands, acquired 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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$0
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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:$8.69)
Animoca Brands is a leading global developer and publisher of mobile games and e-books based on globally popular brands. Animoca Brands also publishes all-original games in a variety of categories including action, time management, RPG (role-playing games), simulation and more. "
target: Pixowl
Pixowl is a developer of family friendly mobile games. The company is focused on developing world builder games. Their most popular title, The Sandbox, allows players to create their own worlds using resources and the game's physics laws.
price ($mm)
$4.88
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
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:$8.69)
Animoca Brands is a leading global developer and publisher of mobile games and e-books based on globally popular brands. Animoca Brands also publishes all-original games in a variety of categories including action, time management, RPG (role-playing games), simulation and more. "
target: Tribeflame Oy
Founded in 2009, Tribeflame was one of the first tablet games companies in the world. Since then, Tribeflame has launched more than a dozen games, and topped the charts multiple times on Android, iOS and Windows Phone.
price ($mm)
$0.12
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
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:$8.69)
Animoca Brands is a leading global developer and publisher of mobile games and e-books based on globally popular brands. Animoca Brands also publishes all-original games in a variety of categories including action, time management, RPG (role-playing games), simulation and more. "
target: Fuel Powered, Inc.
Fuel Powered is the world's leading platform for creating unique connected experiences by combining the fun and engagement offered by mobile games. Fuel Powered offers publishers the only customizable multiplayer and online SDK that continuously boosts user engagement, retention, and monetization.
price ($mm)
$0.61*
rev ($mm)
$0
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
2.5x
EV / EBITDA
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:$2.78)
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)
EV / rev
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)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
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 5/3/2021 via BusinessWire

Penn National Gaming, Inc., will acquire HitPoint

synopsis: Penn National Gaming, Inc., an omni-channel provider of retail and online gaming, will acquire HitPoint, an independent game design and development studio. HitPoint develops real-time multiplayer casual mobile games. Their titles include Game of Games, Adera, Hell Marys, and more.
buyer: Penn National Gaming, Inc. (PENN:$3,578.70)
Penn National Gaming owns, operates or has ownership interests in gaming and racing facilities and video gaming terminal operations with a focus on slot machine entertainment. The Company operates twenty-nine facilities in seventeen jurisdictions. "
target: HitPoint
HitPoint is an independent game design and development studio. HitPoint develops real-time multiplayer casual mobile games. The studio has created more than fifty games for some of the largest publishers and brands in the industry. Their titles include Game of Games, Adera, Hell Marys, and more.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 4/22/2021 via BusinessWire

Volley Inc., acquired VXN Games

synopsis: Volley, the voice-controlled entertainment network, announced its acquisition of VXN Games, the leading developer of phone-connected games for voice platforms. VXN Games' latest game "Mutter Nonsense" is the first phone connect party game for Alexa, meaning a phone can be used as a controller.
buyer: Volley Inc.
Since its founding in 2016, Volley has been on a mission to make everyday life a little more entertaining. Volley builds voice-controlled entertainment experiences on smart devices such as Google Home, Amazon Alexa and smartphones. "
target: VXN Games
VXN Games is the leading developer of phone-connected games for voice platforms. Their latest game "Mutter Nonsense" is the first phone connect party game for Alexa, meaning a phone can be used as a controller.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 3/24/2021 via Company Press Release

Modern Times Group MTG AB, acquired Ninja Kiwi

synopsis: Modern Times Group MTG AB (publ) (MTG), a leading international digital entertainment group in Sweden, has acquired Ninja Kiwi Ltd, a leading mobile games developer and publisher in New Zealand. Ninja Kiwi specializes in creating fun tower defense games. Their titles includes Bloons TD 6, Bloons TD Battles, SAS 4, and more.
buyer: Modern Times Group MTG AB (MTG B:$461.70)
MTG (Modern Times Group) is a leading international digital entertainment group in Sweden. Their brands span TV, radio and next generation entertainment experiences in esports, digital video networks and online gaming. "
target: Ninja Kiwi
Ninja Kiwi is a leading mobile games developer and publisher in New Zealand. Ninja Kiwi specializes in creating fun tower defense games. The company has a diversified portfolio consisting of over 25 premium and free-to-play games. Their titles includes Bloons TD 6, Bloons TD Battles, SAS 4 and more
price ($mm)
$145
rev ($mm)
$40
EBITDA ($mm)
$20
EV / rev
4.8x
EV / EBITDA
9.7x
announced 3/19/2021 via BNC Analysis

iCandy Interactive, will acquire NextGamer

synopsis: iCandy Interactive, a casual mobile game developer in the Asia Pacific region, will acquire NextGamer, a mobile game developer in Singapore. NextGamer develops hyper-casual games that are easy to play and take a short time-frame to complete. Their platform allows users to compete with friends in a variety of casual competitive tournaments.
buyer: iCandy Interactive (ASX:ICI:$2.78)
iCandy Interactive Limited is a producer of award-winning action-oriented casual games on mobile devices. They seek to consolidate the best companies within the Asia Pacific region, to continue to develop great content for its users around the world. "
target: NextGamer
NextGamer is a mobile game developer in Singapore. NextGamer develops hyper-casual games that are easy to play and take a short time-frame to complete. Their mobile web-based and app-based platform allows users to compete with friends in a variety of casual competitive tournaments.
price ($mm)
$1.00
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 2/28/2021 via BNC Analysis

Safe Lane Gaming, will acquire Raketspel

synopsis: Safe Lane Gaming (SLG), a Swedish video game company, will acquire Raketspel interaktiva produktioner AB, a Swedish mobile game developer. Raketspel focuses on making on interactive and casual puzzle games that everyone can enjoy. Their titles include Dig This!, Downhill Chill, Word Collapse, Duck Race, Solid Soccer, and more.
buyer: Safe Lane Gaming
Safe Lane Gaming (SLG) is a Swedish video game company. SLG develops, acquires, and manages games for all platforms. The company aims to acquire positive and stable games within the social game, MOBA, MMORPG, and strategy game genres. "
target: Raketspel
Raketspel is a Swedish mobile game developer. Raketspel focuses on making on interactive and casual puzzle games that everyone can enjoy. Their titles include Dig This!, Downhill Chill, Word Collapse, Duck Race, Solid Soccer, and more.
price ($mm)
$27
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 2/24/2021 via BNC Analysis

Neowiz, acquired Sticky Hands

synopsis: Neowiz, a South Korean online game publisher, has acquired a 60% stake in Sticky Hands, a mobile game company in South Korea. Sticky Hands specializes in developing engaging solitaire games. Their titles include Solitaire Farm Village, Solitaire Cooking Tower, Age of Solitaire, Robin Fruits, Jump with Me, Piggy Royale, and more.
buyer: Neowiz (KOSDAQ:A095660:$257.19)
Neowiz is a South Korean online game publisher. Neowiz develops and publishes games of all styles and sizes on a variety of platforms. Their lineup includes first-person shooters, sports games, RPGs and countless other genres. Their titles include Bless Unleashed, Brown Dust, DJMAX Respect and more."
target: Sticky Hands
Sticky Hands is a mobile game company in South Korea. Sticky Hands specializes in developing engaging solitaire games. Their titles include Solitaire Farm Village, Solitaire Cooking Tower, Age of Solitaire, Robin Fruits, Jump with Me, Piggy Royale, and more.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 2/19/2021 via gamesindustry.biz

Netmarble, acquired Kung Fu Factory

synopsis: Netmarble, a South Korean mobile game developer, has acquired a majority stake in Kung Fu Factory, an independent game developer devoted to creating fun games of all kinds. Kung Fu Factory develops best-in-class AAA mobile games that provide innovative entertaining experiences. Their titles include WWE Champions, TMNT: Rooftop Run, and more.
buyer: Netmarble (KOSE:A251270:$2,172.96)
Netmarble Games Corp. strives to entertain audiences of all ages, and around the world, by providing great mobile gaming experiences. Established in Korea in 2000, Netmarble is the fastest-growing mobile game company in Asia and consistently ranks as a top mobile developer and publisher worldwide. "
target: Kung Fu Factory
Kung Fu Factory is an independent game developer devoted to creating fun games of all kinds. Kung Fu Factory develops best-in-class AAA mobile games that provide innovative entertaining experiences. Their titles include WWE Champions, Hotel Transylvania: Blast, TMNT: Rooftop Run, and more.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 2/4/2021 via gamesindustry.biz

Phoenix Games, acquired SmileyGamer

synopsis: Phoenix Games, an international family of games companies, has acquired SmileyGamer, a mobile games developer and publisher in Belgium. SmileyGamer has a strong focus on the match-3 genre. Their titles include Easter Egg Match, Shape Matcher, Christmas Sweeper 3, and more.
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: SmileyGamer
SmileyGamer is a mobile games developer and publisher in Belgium. SmileyGamer has a strong focus on the match-3 genre. In addition to their in-house games the company publishes promising games from other developers. Their titles include Easter Egg Match, Shape Matcher, Christmas Sweeper 3, and more.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$6
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
closed 12/30/2020 via BNC Analysis

Voodoo SAS, acquired OHM Games

synopsis: Voodoo, a French mobile game publisher and developer, has acquired OHM Games, a hyper-casual game studio in France. OHM Games develops simple and fun hyper-casual games for iOS and Android devices. Their portfolio of games include Knock Balls, Wall Clean, Smash Balls: Crazy Home Run, Knock'em All, Pop Art Printer 3D, and more.
buyer: Voodoo SAS
Voodoo is a French mobile game publisher and developer. Voodoo focuses on creating free-to-play "hyper casual games" for Android and iOS. Their hit games include Helix Jump, Snake VS Block, Paper.io, and more. Their games have over 300M monthly active users and more than 2 billion downloads. "
target: OHM Games
OHM Games is a hyper-casual game studio in France. OHM Games develops simple and fun hyper-casual games for iOS and Android devices. Their portfolio of games include Knock Balls, Wall Clean, Smash Balls: Crazy Home Run, Knock'em All, Pop Art Printer 3D, and more.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 12/23/2020 via Company Press Release

Stillfront Group AB, will acquire Super Free Games, Inc.

synopsis: Stillfront Group AB entered into an agreement to acquire 100 percent of the shares in Super Free Games, Inc. (under name change from Super Lucky Casino Inc.), a rapidly growing and profitable US-headquartered gaming company focusing on market-leading Casual games including successful titles such as Word Collect, Word Nut and Trivia Star.
buyer: Stillfront Group AB (OM:SF:$448.48)
Headquartered in Sweden, Stillfront Group is a leading free-to-play powerhouse of gaming studios. Its diverse and exciting games portfolio has two common themes; loyal users and long lifecycle games. "
target: Super Free Games, Inc.
Founded in 2011, Super Free Games (under name change from Super Lucky Casino) is a San Francisco based rapidly growing developer of market leading Casual and Mash-up games. The company possesses a strong portfolio of games, including successful titles such as Word Collect, Word Nut and Trivia Star.
price ($mm)
$150
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 12/21/2020 via gamesindustry.biz

MAG Interactive, will acquire Apprope

synopsis: MAG Interactive, a leading mobile developer and publisher of casual mobile games in Sweden, will acquire Apprope, an independent game studio in Sweden. Apprope focuses on creating casual games for Android and iOS devices. Their best known game is Word Bubbles, an exciting and fun word puzzle game.
buyer: MAG Interactive (OM:MAGI:$29.50)
MAG Interactive is a leading mobile developer and publisher of casual mobile games in Sweden. MAG Interactive creates quality experiences that make players want to come back for more. Their portfolio of games include Ruzzle, Word Domination, Wordbrain, Paint Hit, Quiz Duel, and more. "
target: Apprope
Apprope is an independent game studio in Sweden. Apprope focuses on creating casual games for Android and iOS devices. Their best known game is Word Bubbles, an exciting and fun word puzzle game. Their other titles include Word Mansion, WordWhizzle Search, and WordWhizzle Themes.
price ($mm)
$5.90
rev ($mm)
$2
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
5.6x
EV / EBITDA
closed 10/28/2020 via Company Press Release

Stillfront Group AB, acquired Everguild Limited

synopsis: Stillfront Group AB, a leading free-to-play powerhouse of gaming studios, has acquired 100% of the shares in Everguild Limited, a rapidly growing independent game studio focusing on the digital Collectible Card Games (CCG) genre.
buyer: Stillfront Group AB (OM:SF:$448.48)
Headquartered in Sweden, Stillfront is a global group of gaming studios and a market leader in the free-to-play online strategy games genre. Their diverse and exciting game portfolio has two common themes; loyal users and long lifecycle games. "
target: Everguild Limited
Everguild is an independent game studio operating from UK and Spain, with a particular focus on polished mobile Collectible Card Games.
price ($mm)
$1.38
rev ($mm)
$2
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
9.3x
EV / EBITDA
announced 10/8/2020 via BNC Analysis

Leaf Mobile, will acquire East Side Games

synopsis: Leaf Mobile, a mobile game developer in Canada, will acquire East Side Games, one of the biggest mobile gaming companies in Canada. East Side Games aims to create fun, comedic, and addictive games. Their titles include Dragon Up: Idle Adventure, Archer Danger Phone, Trailer Park Boys: Greasy Money and more.
buyer: Leaf Mobile (TSXV:LEAF:$15.44)
Leaf Mobile is a mobile game developer in Canada. Leaf Mobile is focused on creating engaging games that produce enduring player enjoyment. The company develops cannabis games through their LDRLY Games studio. Their games include Bud Farm Idle Tycoon, Bud Farm 420, Cheech & Chong Bud Farm, and more."
target: East Side Games
East Side Games is one of the biggest mobile gaming companies in Canada. East Side Games aims to create fun, comedic, and addictive games while remaining passionate about their communities. Their titles include Dragon Up: Idle Adventure, Archer Danger Phone, Trailer Park Boys: Greasy Money and more.
price ($mm)
$112
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 10/8/2020 via Company Press Release

My.Games, will acquire Deus Craft

synopsis: My.Games, an international gaming brand, will acquire a 51.16% stake in Deus Craft, a mobile games development studio in Russia. Deus Craft has released more than 40 casual games in the time management, match3, 3D arcanoid, FPS and HOPA genres. Their games include Game of Evolution: Clicker, Turbo Team, Dress Up Fever, Grand Hotel Mania, and more.
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: Deus Craft
Deus Craft is a mobile games development studio in Russia. Deus Craft has released more than 40 casual games in the time management, match3, 3D arcanoid, FPS and HOPA genres. Their games include Game of Evolution: Clicker, Turbo Team, Dress Up Fever, Grand Hotel Mania, and more.
price ($mm)
$14*
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 9/18/2020 via BNC Analysis

Stillfront Group AB, will acquire Nanobit d.o.o.

synopsis: Stockholm-based video games holding company Stillfront Group has announced that it has agreed to acquire Croatian mobile developer-publisher Nanobit. Nanobit's titles primarily encompass lifestyle simulation role playing games (RPGs) targeted at a female audience.
buyer: Stillfront Group AB (OM:SF:$448.48)
Headquartered in Sweden, Stillfront is a global group of gaming studios and a market leader in the free-to-play online strategy games genre. Their diverse and exciting game portfolio has two common themes; loyal users and long lifecycle games. "
target: Nanobit d.o.o.
Nanobit is an award-winning global game development studio based in Zagreb, Croatia with a worldwide reach of millions of players across countries and languages. Their titles primarily encompass lifestyle simulation role playing games (RPGs) targeted at a female audience.
price ($mm)
$103
rev ($mm)
$73
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
2.1x
EV / EBITDA
announced 8/19/2020 via BNC Analysis

Mingchen Health Co., Ltd., will acquire Leiyan Game

synopsis: Mingchen Health, a Chinese manufacturer of personal health care products, will acquire Hangzhou Leiyan Network Technology Co., Ltd. (Leiyan Game), a mobile game developer in China. Leiyan Game develops mobile idle games. Their titles include Hundred Dragons, Biography of Heroes, and Heroes of the Three Kingdoms.
buyer: Mingchen Health Co., Ltd. (SZSE:002919:$72.09)
Mingchen Health is a Chinese manufacturer of personal health care products. Mingchen develops and produces shampoo, conditioner, shower gel, gel water and skin care products. Their brands include Beauty Show, Meiwang, Chucui, and Yingkou. "
target: Leiyan Game
Leiyan Game is a mobile game developer in China. Leiyan Game is focused on developing high-quality games for a global, multi-language audience. The company has developed a portfolio of idle games. Their titles include Hundred Dragons, Biography of Heroes, and Heroes of the Three Kingdoms.
price ($mm)
$18
rev ($mm)
$1
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
21.6x
EV / EBITDA
announced 8/18/2020 via BusinessWire

Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc., will acquire Dots

synopsis: Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire privately-held Playdots, Inc., a company that builds mobile games with unique and thoughtful designs. The studio has created three mobile hits, Dots, Two Dots and Dots & Co., which have been downloaded over 100 million times.
buyer: Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (TTWO:$3,293.88)
Headquartered in New York City, Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. is a leading developer, publisher and marketer of interactive entertainment for consumers around the globe. The Company develops and publishes products through its two wholly-owned labels Rockstar Games and 2K. "
target: Dots
Founded in 2013 and based in New York City, Playdots builds mobile games with unique and thoughtful designs. The studio has created three mobile hits, Dots, Two Dots and Dots & Co., which have been downloaded over 100 million times.
price ($mm)
$192
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 10/2/2020 via BusinessWire

Zynga, Inc., acquired Rollic

synopsis: Zynga Inc., a global leader in interactive entertainment, has acquired 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:$2,251.30)
Zynga is an American video game developer running social video game services since 2007. The company develops social games that work stand-alone on mobile phone platforms such as Apple iOS, Android, Windows Phone and on the Internet through its website, Zynga.com, and social networking websites. "
target: Rollic
Founded in December 2018, Rollic is an Istanbul-based game developer and publisher, focused on free-to-play hyper-casual games for iOS and Android.
price ($mm)
$168*
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
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:$2.39)
Three Gates AB is a publicly listed game development company based on the island of Gotland, off the east coast of Sweden. Founded in 2011, Three Gates is a team of experienced professionals, all gathered in a unique location with an unwavering drive and passion for the video game sector. "
target parent: The Fast Mind Inc.
target: Wordie App
Wordie is a trivia game where the player must figure out the correct word based on four pictures. The player can create new levels in the game, which currently includes over 5,000 levels. It is available for Android and iOS devices, Kindle and Facebook.
price ($mm)
$0.20
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA

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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
2020
rev ($mm)
$413.05
EBITDA ($mm)
$114.18
EBIT ($mm)
$110.34
Net Income ($mm)
$73.48
Employees
1368
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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
2020
rev ($mm)
$327.62
EBITDA ($mm)
$12.99
EBIT ($mm)
$8.30
Net Income ($mm)
$0.17
Employees
278
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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: 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
2020
rev ($mm)
$124.97
EBITDA ($mm)
$20.23
EBIT ($mm)
$14.04
Net Income ($mm)
$16.13
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: OM:MAGI
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
MAG Interactive
MAG Interactive is a leading mobile developer and publisher of casual mobile games in Sweden. MAG Interactive creates quality experiences that make players want to come back for more. Their portfolio of games include Ruzzle, Word Domination, Wordbrain, Paint Hit, Quiz Duel, and more.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$29.50
EBITDA ($mm)
($1.53)
EBIT ($mm)
($2.23)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
92
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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
2020
rev ($mm)
$540.52
EBITDA ($mm)
$29.52
EBIT ($mm)
$20.52
Net Income ($mm)
$20.45
Employees
715
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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: OTCPK:CLIS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
ClickStream Corporation
ClickStream Corporation
ClickStream is a technology company focused on developing apps and digital platforms that disrupt conventional industries. ClickStream's WinQuik is a free-to-play synchronized mobile app and digital gaming platform that allows users to compete in quiz type games to win real money and prizes.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
($2.96)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
2
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Ticker: TSXV:POPR
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
PopReach
PopReach
PopReach is a free-to-play game publisher in Canada. PopReach is focused on acquiring and optimizing proven game franchises. Their franchises include Smurfs' Village, Kitchen Scramble, Gardens of Time, City Girl Life, War of Nations and Kingdoms of Camelot.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$18.72
EBITDA ($mm)
($1.48)
EBIT ($mm)
($0.21)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
107
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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
2021
rev ($mm)
$2,251.30
EBITDA ($mm)
$175.40
EBIT ($mm)
($4.30)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
2245
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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: 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: KOSE:A251270
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Netmarble
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.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$2,172.96
EBITDA ($mm)
$316.20
EBIT ($mm)
$216.44
Net Income ($mm)
$190.45
Employees
0
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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
2020
rev ($mm)
$413.05
EBITDA ($mm)
$114.18
EBIT ($mm)
$110.34
Net Income ($mm)
$73.48
Employees
1368
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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
2020
rev ($mm)
$327.62
EBITDA ($mm)
$12.99
EBIT ($mm)
$8.30
Net Income ($mm)
$0.17
Employees
278
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