Like LANTERN ROOMS Co., Ltd.

announced 8/30/2019 via BNC Analysis

Broccoli Co., Ltd., will acquire LANTERN ROOMS Co., Ltd.

synopsis: Broccoli, a Japanese media company that publishes manga, anime, video games and trading card games, will acquire LANTERN ROOMS, a Japanese video game development company. LANTERN ROOMS specializes in developing romantic dating sim games for women. The company creates games for various platforms, including console, PC, and mobile devices.
buyer: Broccoli Co., Ltd. (JASDAQ:2706:$100.25)
Broccoli is a Japanese media company that publishes manga, anime, video games and trading card games. The company is best known for their Di Gi Charat, Galaxy Angel and Aquarian Age franchises. Broccoli also operates a chain of retail stores called Gamers. "
target: LANTERN ROOMS Co., Ltd.
LANTERN ROOMS is a Japanese video game development company. LANTERN ROOMS specializes in developing romantic dating sim games for women. The company creates games for various platforms, including console, PC, and mobile devices. Their games include Chronostacia, Miyakoi, Da Capo, and more.
price ($mm)
$0.18
rev ($mm)
$1
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.2x
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closed 7/24/2019 via gamesindustry.biz

My.Games, acquired Swag Masha

synopsis: My.Games, a Moscow-based video game company that creates and publishes games all over the world, has acquired Swag Masha, a Belarus-based game studio that develops visual novels for mobile devices. Swag Masha's first game, Love Sick: Interactive Stories, is a romantic visual novel aimed at a female audience.
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: Swag Masha
Swag Masha is a Belarus-based game studio that develops visual novels for mobile devices. Swag Masha focuses on developing story-driven games. Their first game, Love Sick: Interactive Stories, is a romantic visual novel aimed at a female audience.
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closed 2/18/2019 via BNC Analysis

Com2uS Corporation, acquired Day7 Inc.

synopsis: Com2us, a leading developer and publisher of mobile games in South Korea, has acquired a 51.9% stake in Day7, a South Korean video game developer that specializes in story-based games. Day7 has developed 30 visual novel titles for mobile devices. Their games are primarily aimed at a female audience and features dating sim elements.
buyer parent: GAMEVIL
buyer: Com2uS Corporation (078340:$435.90)
Com2us is a leading developer and publisher of mobile games in South Korea. The company develops fun and high-quality mobile games on multiple platforms. Their games include Golf Star, Innings Pro Baseball, Homerun Battle, Soul Seeker, Wonder Tactics, Chain Strike, Slice It!, and more. "
target: Day7 Inc.
Day7 is a South Korean video game developer that specializes in story-based games. Day7 has developed 30 visual novel titles for mobile devices. Their games are primarily aimed at a female audience and features dating sim elements.
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announced 4/28/2017 via Reuters

Aeria Inc., will acquire Arithmetic Inc.

synopsis: Aeria Inc., a provider of online game services, announced that it will acquire Arithmetic Inc. Arithmetic Inc. creates dating simulation mobile games for women which are enjoyed by 6 million users worldwide. Their My 2D Boyfriends series of games include Oriental Bride of the Emperor, The Cinderella Contract, and Once Upon a Fairy Love Tale.
buyer: Aeria Inc. (JASDAQ:3758:$186.90)
Aeria Inc. primarily engages in IT services and the delivery of online games. The company also provides game software development, business systems development, and data center services. In addition, it involves in temporary staffing and real estate leasing operations. "
target: Arithmetic Inc.
Arithmetic Inc. creates dating simulation mobile games for women which are enjoyed by 6 million users worldwide. Their My 2D Boyfriends series of games include Oriental Bride of the Emperor, The Cinderella Contract, and Once Upon a Fairy Love Tale.
price ($mm)
$8.28
rev ($mm)
$14
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.6x
EV / EBITDA
closed 2/10/2016 via BNC Analysis

Badoo, acquired Lulu

synopsis: Lulu, the mobile app that lets women anonymously review and rate men (something the startup calls ‘dating intelligence’), has been acquired by London-based dating platform Badoo.
buyer: Badoo
Badoo is a dating service, and the company also owns dating apps Hot or Not and Blendr. London-based Badoo, which was founded in 2006, has 300 million users in 190 countries around the world, and 60 million monthly active users. "
target: Lulu
Lulu is an innovative and fast growing social app dedicated to women, relationships and dating intelligence. Lulu is poised to become the ultimate female network by providing users with new ways to see their relationships, consumer behaviors, and indeed everything they care about.
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closed 4/3/2019 via Company Press Release

Corus Entertainment, Inc., acquired Kin Canada

synopsis: Corus Entertainment, a leading media and content company, announced the acquisition of the Canadian operations of Kin. Kin’s experience spans development, creation and distribution of lifestyle entertainment in all forms and across all platforms with a focus on home, style, food, beauty, fashion, DIY and family.
buyer: Corus Entertainment, Inc. (TSX:CJR.B:$1,254.86)
Based in Canada, Corus Entertainment Inc. is a leading media and content company that creates and delivers high quality brands and content across platforms for audiences around the world. The company's portfolio of multimedia offerings include conventional television stations and media services. "
target parent: Kin
target: Kin Canada
Kin Canada is made up of a network of shows designed for working women that are “building” their lives in Canada. They offer video content and a community featuring friendly, well-known personalities and top-tier production values.
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closed 12/6/2016 via BNC Analysis

Glu Mobile Inc., acquired CrowdStar

synopsis: Glu Mobile Inc., a leading global developer and publisher of free-to-play games for smartphone and tablet devices, announced that it has acquired a controlling interest in Crowdstar, a leader in mobile and social gaming, developing entertainment for women worldwide, in an all-cash transaction valuing Crowdstar at approximately $45.5 million.
buyer: Glu Mobile Inc. (GLUU:$252.92)
Glu Mobile is a leading global developer and publisher of free-to-play games for smartphone and tablet devices. Glu is focused on creating compelling original IP games on a wide range of platforms including iOS, Android™, Windows Phone and MAC OS. "
target: CrowdStar
CrowdStar is the premier interactive entertainment company for women. The company's flagship fashion styling game Covet Fashion entertains millions of women daily. Founded in 2008, CrowdStar has deep roots in designing inventive games for women.
price ($mm)
$45*
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closed 9/23/2015 via BNC Analysis

Demand Media, Inc., acquired LEAFtv

synopsis: Internet company Demand Media Inc. said it is expanding its reach to millennial women with the addition of lifestyle website LEAFtv to its portfolio of brands. LEAFtv provides how-to videos covering topics such as floral arrangement, home improvement, food preparation and beauty tips.
buyer: Demand Media, Inc. (LFGR:$135.50)
Demand Media, Inc. is a leading digital media and domain services company that informs and entertains one of the internet’s largest audiences, helps advertisers find innovative ways to engage with their customers and enables publishers, individuals and businesses to expand their online presence. "
target: LEAFtv
LEAFtv is a fresh, easy to consume, how-to video commerce site and YouTube channel covering all things...living, eating and fashion.
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announced 8/27/2009 via BusinessWire

A&E Television Networks, will acquire Lifetime Entertainment Services

synopsis: Lifetime Entertainment Services and A&E Television Networks have reached an agreement for A&E Television Networks to acquire Lifetime Entertainment Services. The parent company will retain the name A&E Television Networks, LLC (AETN), and its subsidiary will retain the name Lifetime Entertainment Services, LLC.
buyer: A&E Television Networks
A&E Television Networks (AETN) is an award-winning, international media company offering consumers a diverse communications environment ranging from television programming, to home videos/DVDs and music CDs, to Web sites, as well as supporting nationwide educational initiatives. "
target: Lifetime Entertainment Services
Lifetime Networks, the most powerful media brand targeted to women, is a diverse, multi-media company, committed to offering the highest quality entertainment and informational content that celebrates, entertains and supports women.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$905
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
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closed 11/20/2007 via

NBC Universal, acquired Oxygen Media, Inc.

synopsis: NBC Universal said Tuesday it will buy Oxygen Media, a cable TV network featuring programming for women, for about $925 million in a move to attract more advertisers targeting female viewers.
buyer parent: General Electric Company
buyer: NBC Universal
NBC Universal is one of the world's leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news, and information to a global audience. "
target: Oxygen Media, Inc.
Oxygen Media is a 24-hour cable television network on a mission to bring women (and the men who love them) the edgiest, most innovative entertainment on television.
price ($mm)[EV]
$875 [$825]
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cancelled 1/27/2016 via PR Newswire

Meredith Corporation cancelled merger with Media General, Inc.,

synopsis: Media General, Inc., one of the nation's largest local media companies, and Meredith Corporation, the leading media and marketing company serving American women, announced they have agreed to terminate immediately the binding merger agreement they entered into on September, 2015.
buyer: Media General, Inc. (MEG:$1,351.67)
Media General is one of the nation's largest multimedia companies that operates or services 71 television stations in 48 markets along with the industry's leading digital media business. They offer consumers premium quality entertainment and information, content and distribution on every screen. "
target: Meredith Corporation (NYSE:MDP:$2,611.30)
Meredith Corp is the leading media and marketing company serving American women. Meredith combines well-known national brands - including Better Homes and Gardens, Parents, Ladies' Home Journal, Family Circle, Fitness and More - with local television brands in fast growing markets.
price ($mm)[EV]
$2,300 [$3,075]
rev ($mm)
$1,594
EBITDA ($mm)
$315
EV / rev
1.9x
EV / EBITDA
9.8x
closed 11/22/2017 via PR Web

The Relationship Realist merged with ForeverHer,

synopsis: The Relationship Realist, a national blog devoted to advice, humor and coaching on all aspects of relationships for women, has merged with ForeverHer, a leading online community sharing advice for women to stay forever fit, young and fabulous. The Relationship Realist is dedicated to shedding a realistic approach to achieving ideal relationships.
buyer: ForeverHer
ForeverHer is a leading online community sharing advice for women to stay forever fit, young and fabulous. The ForeverHer goal is to redefine “ageless” in no longer correlating women’s actual age with defining how they feel, act or look. "
target: The Relationship Realist
The Relationship Realist is a national blog devoted to advice, humor and coaching on all aspects of relationships for women. The blog is dedicated to shedding a realistic approach to achieving ideal relationships in all areas of life.
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closed 2/4/2016 via BNC Analysis

Everalbum, Inc., acquired Pout Inc.

synopsis: Everalbum has acquired local fashion app Pout. Pout was founded in 2014 by Laura Smith and Riley Donelson to provide a social app for teenage girls and young woman who wanted to share fashion and beauty related photos and posts.
buyer: Everalbum, Inc.
Everalbum is a photo management app that currently sits as the #1 Productivity app in the (iPhone) App Store. Everalbum, founded in 2013, is a mobile platform for collecting, organizing and sharing photographs. "
target: Pout Inc.
Pout was founded in 2014 by Laura Smith and Riley Donelson to provide a social app for teenage girls and young woman who wanted to share fashion and beauty related photos and posts. Pout is the social network for fashion and beauty.
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announced 8/30/2019 via BNC Analysis

Broccoli Co., Ltd., will acquire LANTERN ROOMS Co., Ltd.

synopsis: Broccoli, a Japanese media company that publishes manga, anime, video games and trading card games, will acquire LANTERN ROOMS, a Japanese video game development company. LANTERN ROOMS specializes in developing romantic dating sim games for women. The company creates games for various platforms, including console, PC, and mobile devices.
buyer: Broccoli Co., Ltd. (JASDAQ:2706:$100.25)
Broccoli is a Japanese media company that publishes manga, anime, video games and trading card games. The company is best known for their Di Gi Charat, Galaxy Angel and Aquarian Age franchises. Broccoli also operates a chain of retail stores called Gamers. "
target: LANTERN ROOMS Co., Ltd.
LANTERN ROOMS is a Japanese video game development company. LANTERN ROOMS specializes in developing romantic dating sim games for women. The company creates games for various platforms, including console, PC, and mobile devices. Their games include Chronostacia, Miyakoi, Da Capo, and more.
price ($mm)
$0.18
rev ($mm)
$1
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.2x
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announced 8/30/2019 via BNC Analysis

Broccoli Co., Ltd., will acquire LANTERN ROOMS Co., Ltd.

synopsis: Broccoli, a Japanese media company that publishes manga, anime, video games and trading card games, will acquire LANTERN ROOMS, a Japanese video game development company. LANTERN ROOMS specializes in developing romantic dating sim games for women. The company creates games for various platforms, including console, PC, and mobile devices.
buyer: Broccoli Co., Ltd. (JASDAQ:2706:$100.25)
Broccoli is a Japanese media company that publishes manga, anime, video games and trading card games. The company is best known for their Di Gi Charat, Galaxy Angel and Aquarian Age franchises. Broccoli also operates a chain of retail stores called Gamers. "
target: LANTERN ROOMS Co., Ltd.
LANTERN ROOMS is a Japanese video game development company. LANTERN ROOMS specializes in developing romantic dating sim games for women. The company creates games for various platforms, including console, PC, and mobile devices. Their games include Chronostacia, Miyakoi, Da Capo, and more.
price ($mm)
$0.18
rev ($mm)
$1
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.2x
EV / EBITDA
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 9/11/2019 via PR Newswire

Crunchyroll, will acquire Viz Media Europe, S.A.R.L.

synopsis: Crunchyroll, an anime sharing platform serving fans in over 200 countries, will acquire VIZ Media Europe Group, one of Europe's established licensors and distributors of Japanese animation. The acquisition will bring together Crunchyroll's global platform with VIZ Media Europe Group's EMEA-wide network of partners, distributors, and licensees.
buyer parent: AT&T
buyer: Crunchyroll
Crunchyroll is an anime sharing platform connecting 50 million registered users and 2 million subscribers. Via its app on game consoles, set-top boxes, mobile devices, and more, Crunchyroll delivers content from leading media producers to viewers translated professionally in multiple languages. "
target parent: Shogakukan Inc
target: Viz Media Europe, S.A.R.L.
Paris-based VIZ Media Europe (VME) specializes in managing the development, marketing, and distribution throughout Europe, Middle East, and Africa of some of the most popular Japanese manga and animation properties for consumers of all ages.
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closed 8/28/2019 via BNC Analysis

Koch Media, acquired KSM GmbH

synopsis: Independent film and home entertainment distributor Koch Films, part of Koch Media Group, has acquired Germany-based KSM GmbH. KSM is involved in the production, distribution and marketing of international film and TV productions. Their anime division, KSM Anime, is among the top three anime publishers in Germany.
buyer parent: THQ Nordic AB
buyer: Koch Media
Austria-based Koch Media is a leading, independent producer and marketer of digital entertainment products and accessories. Its business areas include distribution of media products, including movies, video games and software products, and games publishing under the Deep Silver label. "
target: KSM GmbH
Founded in 2002 and based in Germany, KSM GmbH has been involved in the production, distribution and marketing of international film and TV productions. Their anime division, KSM Anime, is among the top three anime publishers in Germany.
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closed 8/28/2019 via BNC Analysis

LCG Entertainment, acquired Telltale Games

synopsis: LCG Entertainment, a holdings company, has acquired Telltale Games, a company that pioneered the episodic delivery of digital gaming content and won numerous accolades for its best-selling game series, including The Walking Dead. LCG will look to sell Telltale’s older catalog of games is in talks to create new licensed games.
buyer: LCG Entertainment
LCG Entertainment is a holding company that is focused on developing new video games. LCG is passionate about video games and will focus on reviving old video games while also developing new sequels. "
target: Telltale Games
An award-winning independent developer and publisher of both original and licensed IP games, Telltale Games pioneered the episodic delivery of digital gaming content. Telltale won numerous accolades for its best-selling game series, including The Walking Dead and Batman: The Telltale Series.
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announced 8/21/2019 via BNC Analysis

Northedge Capital Partners, will acquire Catalis SE

synopsis: Catalis Group, a UK video game firm that's composed of; Testronic, a provider of quality assurance services, Kuju, a company that creates top-rated games, and Curve Digital, an award-winning digital games publisher, will be acquired by NorthEdge, a UK a private equity firm focused on lower mid-market buy-out and development capital transactions.
buyer: Northedge Capital Partners
Headquartered in the UK, NorthEdge manages £650m of private equity funds aimed at lower mid-market buy-out and development capital transactions. They are looking to invest in like-minded businesses who have real ambition and the potential to shape global markets from the regional powerhouses. "
target: Catalis SE (DB:XAE2:$29.89)
Catalis Group is a UK video game firm that covers every aspect of game testing, development and publishing. It’s composed of 3 companies; Testronic, a provider of quality assurance services, Kuju, a company that creates top-rated games, and Curve Digital, an award-winning digital games publisher.
price ($mm)
$109
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announced 8/21/2019 via BNC Analysis

Northedge Capital Partners, will acquire Catalis SE

synopsis: Catalis Group, a UK video game firm that's composed of; Testronic, a provider of quality assurance services, Kuju, a company that creates top-rated games, and Curve Digital, an award-winning digital games publisher, will be acquired by NorthEdge, a UK a private equity firm focused on lower mid-market buy-out and development capital transactions.
buyer: Northedge Capital Partners
Headquartered in the UK, NorthEdge manages £650m of private equity funds aimed at lower mid-market buy-out and development capital transactions. They are looking to invest in like-minded businesses who have real ambition and the potential to shape global markets from the regional powerhouses. "
target: Catalis SE (DB:XAE2:$29.89)
Catalis Group is a UK video game firm that covers every aspect of game testing, development and publishing. It’s composed of 3 companies; Testronic, a provider of quality assurance services, Kuju, a company that creates top-rated games, and Curve Digital, an award-winning digital games publisher.
price ($mm)
$109
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closed 8/14/2019 via Company Press Release

THQ Nordic AB, acquired Gunfire Games

synopsis: THQ Nordic, a company that develops and publishes PC and console games for the global games market, has acquired Gunfire Games, an independent game developer based in Austin, Texas. They are best known for creating and shipping the DARKSIDERS franchise, and being the developers behind Chronos, the Oculus Rift Adventure RPG.
buyer: THQ Nordic AB (OM:THQN B:$596.89)
Austria-based THQ Nordic acquires, develops and publishes PC and console games for the global games market. The company is a major player within game and partner publishing with an extensive catalogue of over 100 owned franchises, such as Saints Row, Dead Island, and Darksiders amongst others. "
target: Gunfire Games
Gunfire Games is an independent game developer based in Austin, Texas. They are best known for creating and shipping the DARKSIDERS franchise, and being the developers behind Chronos, the Oculus Rift Adventure RPG.
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announced 8/7/2019 via BNC Analysis

Nickelodeon, will acquire Paws, Inc.

synopsis: Nickelodeon, an American pay television network, is to acquire Paws, Inc., a company founded in 1981 by cartoonist Jim Davis, as a creative house to support Garfield licensing. Today, the company, located in rural Indiana, handles not only the creative angle but also the business concerns of the corpulent kitty worldwide.
buyer parent: Viacom Inc.
buyer: Nickelodeon
Nickelodeon (often shortened to Nick) is an American pay television network which was launched on December 1, 1977 as the first cable channel for children. It is owned by Viacom and is based in New York City. "
target: Paws, Inc.
Paws, Inc. was founded in 1981 by cartoonist Jim Davis, as a creative house to support Garfield licensing. Today, the company, located in rural Indiana, handles not only the creative angle but also the business concerns of the corpulent kitty worldwide.
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closed 7/24/2019 via BNC Analysis

Media and Games Invest plc, acquired gamigo AG

synopsis: Media and Games Invest, a German strategic investment-holding, that focuses on a buy, build, and sell strategy of fast-growing companies, has acquired majority interest in gamigo AG, a German company that has developed into one of the leading publishers of online and mobile games in Europe and North America.
buyer: Media and Games Invest plc (XTRA:BCK:$39.49)
Media and Games Invest plc (MGI) is a German strategic investment-holding, that focuses on a buy, build, and sell strategy of fast-growing companies. The MGI portfolio companies are growing via acquisitions plus organic growth and new technologies. "
target: gamigo AG
Headquartered in Germany, Gamigo has developed into one of the leading publishers of online and mobile games in Europe and North America. Gamigo grows via organic growth as well as through acquisitions and has made acquisitions in games, media, technology companies and individual game assets.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$61
EBITDA ($mm)
$5
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0.0x
EV / EBITDA
0.0x
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 7/1/2019 via BNC Analysis

NEXON Co., Ltd., acquired Embark Studios AB

synopsis: Nexon, a Korean game publisher that specializes in online games for PC and mobile devices, has acquired a 66.1% stake in Embark Studios, a game development studio in Sweden. Embark Studios is on a mission to blur the line between playing and making by creating games and tools that empower everyone to create.
buyer: NEXON Co., Ltd. (TSE:3659:$2,372.01)
Nexon is a Korean game publisher that specializes in online games for PC and mobile devices. Nexon is a global leader in online games, with more than 100 live games operated across more than 190 countries. Their games include MapleStory, MapleStory 2, Mabinogi, Tree of Savior, and more. "
target: Embark Studios AB
Embark Studios is a game development studio in Sweden. Embark Studios is on a mission to blur the line between playing and making by creating games and tools that empower everyone to create. Their team consists of industry veterans from leading developers such as DICE, Funcom, and more.
price ($mm)
$96*
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closed 6/18/2019 via BNC Analysis

Niantic, Inc., acquired Sensible Object Ltd

synopsis: Pokémon Go and AR developer Niantic has acquired Sensible Object, a London-based start-up that uses connected technology to create new kinds of play that bring people together. Sensible Object specializes in games, hardware, design, toys, and software, and brought their flagship game Beasts of Balance to market in November 2016.
buyer: Niantic, Inc.
Niantic is building an augmented reality (AR) platform for current and future generations of AR. Niantic is the company behind the hit mobile game Pokémon Go and its predecessor, Ingress. The Niantic Real World Platform includes a massively scalable engine for a shared state and user interactions. "
target: Sensible Object Ltd
Sensible Object is a London-based game studio that uses connected technology to create new kinds of play that bring people together. Sensible Object specializes in games, hardware, design, toys, and software, and brought their flagship game Beasts of Balance to market in November 2016.
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announced 6/14/2019 via BNC Analysis

Setanta S.A., will acquire All In! Games Sp. z o. o.

synopsis: Setanta SA, a company listed on the Main Market of the Warsaw Stock Exchange, will merge with ALL IN! GAMES Sp. z o. o.. ALL IN! GAMES is a Polish publishing house for various games intended for consoles and computers. So far, it has acquired as many as 16 titles created by well-known Polish and foreign developers, including Destructive Creations.
buyer: Setanta S.A. (WSE:SET:($0.38))
The Setanta Group holds, directly and indirectly, shares in 19 companies from three areas: real estate, venture capital – dynamically developing small and medium firms, and the renewable energy market (REM). The focus on those areas is to ensure the long-term stable growth of the Group. "
target: All In! Games Sp. z o. o.
ALL IN! GAMES Sp. z oo is a Polish publishing house for various games intended for consoles and personal computers. So far, it has acquired as many as 16 titles created by well-known Polish and foreign developers, including Destructive Creations, PolyAmorous and The Knights of Unity.
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closed 6/13/2019 via Reuters

PlayWay S.A., acquired Play2Chill Sp. z o.o.

synopsis: PlayWay, a producer and publisher of video games in Poland, has acquired a 61.51% stake in Play2Chill, an independent game dev studio in Poland. Play2Chill develops games for PC, consoles, and mobile devices. Their portfolio of games include Motorbike Mechanic, Counter Terrorist Agency, Dream Alone, Cube Path, Neon Tap and more.
buyer: PlayWay S.A. (WSE:PLW:$18.08)
PlayWay S.A. produces and publishes video and mobile games in Poland. They develop games for PC, Android, iPhone, iPad, and Mac platforms. Their games are sold or downloaded worldwide. They sell their products on the STEAM, AppStore, and GooglePlay platforms. "
target: Play2Chill Sp. z o.o.
Play2Chill is an independent game dev studio in Poland. Play2Chill develops games for PC, consoles, and mobile devices. Their portfolio of games include Motorbike Mechanic, Counter Terrorist Agency, Dream Alone, Cube Path, Neon Tap and more.
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$0.06*
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closed 5/29/2019 via PR Newswire

FUNimation, acquired Manga Entertainment Inc.

synopsis: Funimation, the global leader in sub and dub anime content, has acquired Manga Entertainment Limited (Manga), the leading distributor of anime in the UK and Ireland. Manga specialises in the licensing, marketing and distribution of Japanese animation as well as other classic franchises.
buyer parent: Sony Corporation
buyer: FUNimation
Funimation, based in Flower Mound, Texas, licenses, adapts and distributes anime content from Japanese rights holders internationally. Its catalog includes more than 10,000 hours of content with rights to over 450 brands and provides dubbed and subbed anime across multiple channels. "
target: Manga Entertainment Inc.
Manga Entertainment is the leading distributor of anime in the UK and Ireland. Manga specialises in the licensing, marketing and distribution of Japanese animation as well as other classic franchises. The company distributes revered franchises such as One Piece, Dragon Ball Z, Naruto, and more.
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closed 5/22/2019 via Company Press Release

Tencent Holdings Ltd., acquired Sharkmob AB

synopsis: Tencent Holdings Ltd acquired 100% of the Swedish game developer Sharkmob AB. Sharkmob was founded just two years ago by a tight-knit group of industry veterans, and they have since grown steadily at their iconic Malmö office. The studio continues working with its unannounced online game as well as several new projects together with Tencent.
buyer: Tencent Holdings Ltd. (SEHK:700:$46,983.28)
Tencent uses technology to enrich the lives of Internet users. Their communications and social platforms connect users to each other, as well as to digital content and services such as games, video, music and literature. Their infrastructure services create differentiated offerings. "
target: Sharkmob AB
Sharkmob is a Swedish game developer. It delivers interactive entertainment experiences by offering games that are online, cross-play capable and providing an immersive social experience for large groups of gamers.
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closed 5/17/2019 via BNC Analysis

LinkSure Literature, acquired Manman app

synopsis: LinkSure Literature, a Chinese online novel reading platform, has acquired Manman, a mobile comic platform in China. Maman provides users with excellent comics by Chinese cartoonists. Manman has over 980 original comics on its app, of which 315 are exclusive.
buyer: LinkSure Literature
LinkSure Literature is a Chinese online novel reading platform. LinkSure Literature's mobile app uses a free reading model with online advertisements, allowing users to read novels for free. LinkSure Literature offers a variety of literature, from wuxia literature, urban life to fantasy stories. "
target: Manman app
Manman is a mobile comic platform in China. Maman provides users with excellent comics by Chinese cartoonists. Manman has over 980 original comics on its app, of which 315 are exclusive. Maman is one of the top 3 comic apps in China and has an active monthly user base of over 7 million.
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closed 5/13/2019 via gamesindustry.biz

Rockstar Games, acquired Dhruva Interactive

synopsis: Rockstar Games, an American video game publisher, has acquired a 91.82% stake in Dhruva Interactive from Starbreeze, a Swedish creator, publisher and distributor of high quality entertainment products. Dhruva is India's leading game developer, providing art production services to the global games industry.
buyer parent: Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc.
buyer: Rockstar Games
Rockstar Games is an American video game publisher that creates innovative and progressive interactive entertainment. Rockstar Games has created and published some of the most popular and critically-acclaimed games in the world, including franchises such as Grand Theft Auto, Max Payne, and Red Dead."
target parent: Starbreeze AB
target: Dhruva Interactive
Founded in 1997, Dhruva is India's leading game developer, providing art production services to the global games industry. Dhruva's core business is providing game content creation services across various platforms and genres. Dhruva also has a game development team focused on serious gaming.
price ($mm)
$7.90*
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closed 5/10/2019 via BNC Analysis

Sega Europe Ltd, acquired Two Point Studios Ltd.

synopsis: SEGA Europe Ltd., a subsidiary of Tokyo headquartered SEGA Games, announces the acquisition of Two Point Studios, the Farnham-based developer behind Two Point Hospital. Two Point Studios was set-up by Lionhead alumni, Gary Carr, Mark Webley and Ben Hymers, with the goal of creating accessible games with understated depth, set in atypical worlds.
buyer parent: Sega Sammy Holdings Inc.
buyer: Sega Europe Ltd
SEGA Europe Ltd. is the European Distribution arm of Tokyo, Japan-based SEGA Games Co., Ltd. The company develops and distributes interactive entertainment software products for a variety of hardware platforms including PC, wireless devices, and gaming consoles. "
target: Two Point Studios Ltd.
Two Point Studios is a British game developer that was founded in 2016. Two Point Studios’ team have worked on some of the most recognisable brands in gaming, including Fable and Black and White. Two Point Studios released a brand-new IP in the sim genre called Two Point Hospital in August 2018.
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announced 5/8/2019 via Publishers Weekly

Oni Press will be merged with Lion Forge Comics,

synopsis: Independent comics publishers Lion Forge and Oni Press will merge under the majority ownership of Polarity, a newly formed media entertainment entity launched by Lion Forge cofounder Dave Steward II. Both Lion Forge and Oni Press are noted for publishing comics and graphic novels aimed at women, people of color, and the LGBTQ community.
buyer parent: Polarity LTD
buyer: Lion Forge Comics
Lion Forge is a trans-media studio with a focus on comics publishing across all age groups. Lion Forge strives to publish titles that reflect the diversity of our world in the characters, the creators, and the Lion Forge team, and to create content that is just as original. "
target: Oni Press
Oni Press is a comic book and graphic novel publisher located in Portland, Oregon. Oni Press has published projects such as Bryan Lee O’Malley’s Scott Pilgrim series, Greg Rucka’s detective series Stumptown and print editions of Erika Moen and Matt Nolan’s sex education webcomic Oh Joy Sex Toy.
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