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
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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:$154.96)
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)
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$905
EBITDA ($mm)
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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:$3,139.30)
Meredith Corp is the leading media and marketing company serving American women. Meredith combines well-known national brands - including Better Homes and Gardens, Parents, Ladies' Home Journal, Family Circle, Fitness and More - with local television brands in fast growing markets.
price ($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
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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
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0.2x
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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 5/15/2020 via BNC Analysis

Sumo Digital Ltd., acquired Lab42

synopsis: Sumo Digital has acquired work-for-hire studio Lab42 Limited. Lab42 is a UK-based game development studio with extensive experience of original game development on PC, Console and Mobile, as well as remasters, conversions & ports of AAA games.
buyer: Sumo Digital Ltd. (AIM:SUMO:$59.98)
Sumo is a world-class, award-winning game development studio headquartered in Sheffield with UK studios in Nottingham, Newcastle and Pune in India. As one of the UK’s leading game development studios, Sumo Digital is licensed to develop on all the major gaming platforms. "
target: Lab42
Lab42 is a game development studio with extensive experience of original game development on PC, Console and Mobile, as well as remasters, conversions & ports of AAA games. Based in Leamington Spa, UK their team is run by senior staff that previously served in Director and Lead Level roles.
price ($mm)
$0.60
rev ($mm)
$2
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.3x
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announced 5/6/2020 via Bloomberg

Century Game, will acquire Leyou Technologies Holdings Limited

synopsis: Leyou Technologies Holdings Ltd. has received a new non-binding takeover offer from a Shenzhen-listed rival gaming firm Century Game, a subsidiary of Zhejiang Century Huatong Group Co. Headquartered in Hong Kong, Leyou is an international game development and distribution company, and a pioneer in the free global online multiplayer model.
buyer parent: Zhejiang Century Huatong Group Co., Ltd.
buyer: Century Game
Century Game is a Chinese web and mobile game developer. The company has released several Facebook Canvas Games, including Family Farm, Royal Story, and Happy Acres. In 2013, Century Game launched its mobile gaming initiative, developing Family Farm Seaside. "
target: Leyou Technologies Holdings Limited (SEHK:1089:$214.24)
Hong Kong-based Leyou Technologies Holdings is an international game development and distribution company, and a pioneer in the free global online multiplayer model. The company's flagship product, Warframe, has won numerous awards and is ranked among Steam’s best-selling games.
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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 4/6/2020 via BusinessWire

Skydance Media, acquired Ilion Studios

synopsis: Skydance Media, the diversified global media company, announced it has acquired the animation unit of Madrid-based Ilion Studios, a world leader in state-of-the-art animation production, to form Skydance Animation Madrid.
buyer: Skydance Media
Skydance is a diversified media company founded by David Ellison in 2010 to create elevated, event-level entertainment for global audiences. The Company brings to life stories of immersive worlds across platforms, including feature film, television, gaming and digital. "
target: Ilion Studios
Ilion Animation Studios, based in Madrid, is a state-of-the-art animation company which develops and produces computer-generated animation feature films of the highest level, based on original stories, combining cutting-edge technology with the highest artistic quality.
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closed 3/31/2020 via gamesindustry.biz

Colopl Inc, acquired Mages

synopsis: Colopl, a Japanese developer that specializes in location-based mobile games, has acquired Mages, a Japanese video game developer and record label. With a strong focus on visual novels, Mages has developed and published several well-received IPs including the Phantom Breaker series and Steins;Gate.
buyer: Colopl Inc (TSE:3668:$374.21)
Colopl is a Japanese developer that specializes in location-based mobile games. Colopl develops enjoyable games to make people's everyday lives richer. Their portfolio of mobile games include White Cat Project, Quiz RPG: The World of Mystic Wiz, Titan Slayer II, and more. "
target: Mages
Mages is a Japanese video game developer and record label. With a strong focus on visual novels, Mages has developed and published several well-received IPs including the Phantom Breaker series and Steins;Gate. The company has also produced music for various video game and anime projects.
price ($mm)
$15
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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

Zordix AB, acquired Invictus Games Ltd.

synopsis: Zordix, a Swedish game developer & publisher, has acquired Invictus Games, an independent Hungarian video game development studio. Invictus has designed and developed over 50 games for various platforms. Their best known titles include 1nsane, Street Legal Racing, Froggy Jump, PAC-MAN Friends, Give It Up!, Race of Champions, and more.
buyer: Zordix AB (NGM:ZORDIX B:$1.85)
Zordix is a Swedish game developer & publisher. Its core development team develops high-end racing games for PC and consoles. Zordix recently started Zordix Publishing, a new branch which focuses on working together with indie-studios, helping them bring their games to the global gaming market. "
target: Invictus Games Ltd.
Invictus Games is an independent Hungarian video game development studio. Invictus has designed and developed over 50 games for various platforms. Their best known titles include 1nsane, Street Legal Racing, Froggy Jump, PAC-MAN Friends, Give It Up!, Race of Champions, and more.
price ($mm)
$0.56
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closed 3/4/2020 via gamesindustry.biz

Phoenix Games, acquired Studio Firefly

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

Atari, SA, acquired WONDER, Inc.

synopsis: Atari, an interactive entertainment production company, has acquired Wonder, an innovative gaming company with an all-in-one gaming platform to unite people in all the ways they play through an Android-based hybrid mobile gaming and entertainment platform.
buyer: Atari, SA (ENXTPA:ATA:$22.86)
Atari is an interactive entertainment production company. The company is globally recognized for its multi-platform, interactive entertainment and licensed products. Atari owns and/or manages a portfolio of more than 200 games and franchises. "
target: WONDER, Inc.
Wonder is creating the next-generation, all-in-one gaming platform to unite people in all the ways they play. They're a new breed of gamers, geeks and fun-seekers bound by their credo: all of the fun, none of the compromises.
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closed 2/26/2020 via BNC Analysis

Oculus VR, acquired Sanzaru Games

synopsis: Facebook has acquired Sanzaru Games through Oculus, a VR company. Sanzaru Games, Inc. is an American video game development company founded in Foster City in 2007. Alongside its VR catalog, it has worked on games including Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time, Sonic Boom: Shattered Crystal, and Sonic Boom: Fire and Ice.
buyer parent: Facebook
buyer: Oculus VR
Oculus VR, Inc. is building a next-generation consumer virtual reality platform. The company's first product, the Oculus Rift, is a virtual reality headset that allows one to step inside a digital environment and feel as though they are truly there. "
target: Sanzaru Games
Sanzaru Games, Inc. is an American video game development company founded in Foster City in 2007. Alongside its VR catalog, it has worked on games including Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time, Sonic Boom: Shattered Crystal, and Sonic Boom: Fire and Ice.
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announced 2/26/2020 via GlobeNewswire

Recolor Oy, will acquire Codecacao d.o.o

synopsis: Kuuhubb Inc. is pleased to announce that Recolor Oy, a wholly-owned subsidiary, has entered into a sale and purchase agreement with Codecacao d.o.o in which Recolor Oy will acquire 100% of the issued and outstanding shares of Codecacao. Codecacao is a team of apps & games lovers developing globally recognized products.
buyer parent: Kuuhubb
buyer: Recolor Oy
Recolor is the world's favorite coloring app for adults. Join millions of people in the most relaxing coloring book experience available on the Google Play store and iOS. "
target: Codecacao d.o.o
Codecacao is a team of apps & games lovers developing globally recognized products. The company is based in Croatia and their products range from lifestyle applications used daily by millions of people to esports PaaS (Platform as a service) and game titles.
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$0.55
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closed 2/19/2020 via BNC Analysis

Embracer Group, acquired Saber Interactive

synopsis: Embracer Group has acquired World War Z developer Saber Interactive. Founded in 2001, Saber has grown into one of the largest and longest-standing developers of interactive games in Russia/Eastern Europe and one of the few remaining independent game studios producing AAA content.
buyer: Embracer Group (OM:EMBRAC B:$636.39)
Embracer Group is the parent company of businesses developing and publishing PC and console games for the global games market. Embracer Group has an extensive catalogue of over 130 owned franchises, such as Saints Row, Goat Simulator, Dead Island, Darksiders, Metro, MX vs ATV, and more. "
target: Saber Interactive
Saber Interactive is an independent developer of interactive games and entertainment. Founded in 2001, Saber has grown into one of the largest and longest-standing developers of interactive games in Russia/Eastern Europe and one of the few remaining independent game studios producing AAA content.
price ($mm)
$150
rev ($mm)
$105
EBITDA ($mm)
$62
EV / rev
5.0x
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8.5x
closed 2/6/2020 via BNC Analysis

Thunderful, acquired Guru Games

synopsis: Thunderful Group AB, a Swedish games publisher, has acquired Guru Games, an independent video game development company in Sweden. Guru Games creates short, high quality games that provide an intense, atmospheric and well-designed experience. Their titles include Magnetic: Cage Closed, Crazy Sorting Factory, and Medusa's Labyrinth.
buyer: Thunderful
Based in Sweden, Thunderful AB was founded as a parent company to Gothenburg, Sweden-based game development studios Image & Form International AB and Zoink AB, two of the most successful veterans in the Swedish gaming industry. Thunderful is a veritable video-gaming powerhouse on all platforms. "
target: Guru Games
Guru Games is an independent video game development company in Sweden. Guru Games creates short, high quality games that provide an intense, atmospheric and well-designed experience. Their titles include Magnetic: Cage Closed, Crazy Sorting Factory, and Medusa's Labyrinth.
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$0
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closed 2/3/2020 via GlobeNewswire

Ubisoft Entertainment S.A., acquired Kolibri Games

synopsis: Ubisoft announced the acquisition of 75% of Berlin-based Kolibri Games, one of the premier developers of mobile free-to-play games and one of the leaders of  the “idle” games genre. Their mobile games "Idle Miner Tycoon"​ and “Idle Factory Tycoon” have reached millions of players around the world.
buyer: Ubisoft Entertainment S.A. (ENXTPA:UBI:$1,959.78)
Ubisoft is a leading creator, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment and services, with a rich portfolio of world-renowned brands, including Assassin's Creed, Just Dance, Watch_Dogs, Tom Clancy's video game series, Rayman and Far Cry. "
target: Kolibri Games
Kolibri Games is a mobile games studio based in Berlin, Germany. Their mobile games "Idle Miner Tycoon"​ and “Idle Factory Tycoon” have reached millions of players around the world resulting in over 50 million downloads for “Idle Miner Tycoon”.
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closed 1/29/2020 via BusinessWire

Sea Ltd, acquired Phoenix Labs

synopsis: Sea Limited, a leading global consumer internet company, announced that its digital entertainment arm, Garena, has acquired Phoenix Labs, an acclaimed independent games development company and the studio behind the popular cross-platform co-op action RPG, Dauntless.
buyer: Sea Ltd (NYSE:SE:$1,681.38)
Sea Limited is a leading global consumer internet company founded in Singapore in 2009. They operate three core businesses across digital entertainment, e-commerce, and digital financial services, known as Garena, Shopee, and SeaMoney, respectively. "
target: Phoenix Labs
Phoenix Labs is an acclaimed independent games development company and the studio behind the popular cross-platform co-op action RPG, Dauntless. They are based in Canada.
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closed 1/21/2020 via BusinessWire

Xilam Animation, acquired Cube Creative

synopsis: Xilam Animation, an independent producer and distributor of animated programming, has acquired 50.1% of the capital and voting rights in Cube Creative, a France-based, fully integrated production studio producing CGI films across a wide range of formats: animated shorts, music videos, advertising spots, large format films, series and features.
buyer: Xilam Animation (ENXTPA:XIL:$24.43)
Xilam is one of Europe’s leading animation companies, producing and distributing original children’s and family entertainment content across TV, film and digital media platforms. "
target: Cube Creative
Founded in 2002 and based in Levallois-Perret (Hauts-de-Seine), Cube Creative is a fully integrated production studio producing CGI films across a wide range of formats: animated shorts, music videos, advertising spots, large format films, series and features.
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closed 12/20/2019 via BNC Analysis

Google, acquired Typhoon Studios

synopsis: Google has acquired Typhoon Studios, an independent game developer in Montréal. They are dedicated to creating new experiences with a unique voice on both PC and console.
buyer: Google (GOOGL:$161,857.00)
Google is a multinational corporation that is specialized in internet-related services, products, and platforms like Search, Maps, Gmail, Android, Google Play, Chrome and YouTube. Google's mission is to organize the world's information and make it universally accessible and useful. "
target: Typhoon Studios
Typhoon Studios is an independent game developer in Montréal. They are dedicated to creating new experiences with a unique voice on both PC and console.
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