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closed 3/6/2006 via PR Newswire

THQ, Inc., acquired Juice Games, Ltd.

synopsis: THQ, Inc. announced it has expanded its global studio system by acquiring its first European-based development studio, Juice Games Ltd. The UK-based studio has recently developed the critically-acclaimed Juiced for the PlayStation 2, the Xbox, and is redefining the handheld racing genre by bringing the franchise to the PSP.
buyer: THQ, Inc. (THQI:$830.84)
THQ Inc. is a leading worldwide developer and publisher of interactive entertainment software. The company develops its products for all popular game systems, personal computers and wireless devices. "
target: Juice Games, Ltd.
Juice Games is a UK-based console and handheld games developer. Founded in 2003 and acquired by THQ in 2006, Juice Games employs over 50 staff at its Warrington offices.
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closed 8/2/2011 via BusinessWire

Glu Mobile, acquired Griptonite Games, Inc.

synopsis: Glu Mobile Inc., a leading global publisher of social mobile games for smartphone and tablet devices, announced that it has acquired Griptonite Games, a leading developer of high-quality titles for handheld platforms. Griptonite has shipped dozens of titles on Xbox 360, Wii, DS, PSP, and iPhone platforms.
buyer: Glu Mobile (GLUU:$252.92)
Glu Mobile is a global publisher of Social Mobile games for smartphone and tablet devices. Glu's unique technology platform enables its titles to be accessible to a broad audience of consumers all over the world - supporting iOS, Android, Palm, Windows Phone 7 devices and beyond. "
target parent: Foundation 9 Entertainment
target: Griptonite Games, Inc.
Griptonite Games is a leading developer of high-quality titles for handheld platforms. Based in Kirkland, WA, Griptonite employs approximately 200 people and has shipped dozens of titles on Xbox 360, Wii, DS, PSP, and iPhone platforms.
price ($mm)
$28
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$21
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closed 2/8/2011 via BusinessWire

24 Mobile Advertising Solutions, purchased Wireless Operations from THQ, Inc.

synopsis: 24MAS, a leader in mobile advertising and application distribution, has acquired THQ Inc.’s wireless operations and its global carrier business from parent company THQ Inc., a leading worldwide developer and publisher of interactive entertainment software.
buyer: 24 Mobile Advertising Solutions
24MAS is an established leader for targeted mobile advertising, application solutions and application hosting in Asia-Pacific, Latin America, North America, Australia, and Europe. "
seller: THQ, Inc. (THQI:$830.84)
THQ Inc. is a leading worldwide developer and publisher of interactive entertainment software. The company develops its products for all popular game systems, personal computers and wireless devices.
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announced 7/17/2007 via BusinessWire

Oberon Media, will acquire PixelPlay, Inc.

synopsis: Oberon Media, the world’s leading multi-platform casual-games company, announced its intention to acquire PixelPlay, the world’s leading creator and distributor of games and entertainment in the interactive TV market.
buyer: Oberon Media
Oberon Media is the world’s leading multi-platform casual-games company, with expertise in the online, mobile and interactive TV categories. The Oberon Game Center platform is the industry standard and has been adopted by some of the world's largest corporations. "
target: PixelPlay, Inc.
PixelPlay is the leading provider of interactive entertainment services and technology for emerging platforms including ITV, IPTV, the “broadband internet” and mobile devices worldwide. The company creates and distributes games featuring many top brands.
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closed 4/17/2007 via BusinessWire

GlobalFun AB, purchased mobile game division from Bryo srl

synopsis: GlobalFun, a leader in wireless entertainment publishing and development, has acquired the mobile game division of Italian distributor Bryo srl, in a move to strengthen GlobalFun's Italian market presence. Bryo, situated in Milano, Italy, is working as a mobile games distributor.
buyer: GlobalFun AB
GlobalFun is a leading wireless entertainment developer and publisher. GlobalFun brings state of the art, high quality wireless games to end-users worldwide by being a preferred supplier to wireless carriers, hand-set manufacturers and e-tailers. "
seller: Bryo srl
Bryo is an Italian publisher and distributor of PC and Mobile games. Bryo publishes previously unreleased PC titles through kiosks/newsstands, retails and chains in Italy. The extended distribution network permits the company to maximize sales and offer quality mobile games at a competitive price.
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closed 1/31/2007 via PR Newswire

PlayStar Corporation, acquired Function Inc.

synopsis: Playstar Corporation has closed its 100% acquisition of Function Inc. In a press release dated Dec 20th it was stated our acquisition was increased to 100% and in escrow until Jan 11th 2007. The transaction is closed and now operating as a full subsidiary of Playstar Corporation.
buyer: PlayStar Corporation
In 2006 PlayStar Corp. sold its fitness tape business and now plans to acquire Premier Mobile Technologies, a maker of text messaging systems. Since 2004 the company has been involved in such ventures as online financial services and Internet casino gambling. "
target: Function Inc.
Function Inc has filed many patents and trademarks worldwide of its proprietary SMS Peer-to-Peer (P2P) Text Message (SMS) and Online games. First quarter of 2007 Function Inc. will roll out their first series of proprietary SMS and Online games.
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closed 9/27/2006 via PR Newswire

Digital Orchid, acquired Blue Tech

synopsis: Digital Orchid, the leading developer and distributor of wireless applications for major sports, lifestyle and entertainment brands, has acquired Blue Tech, the prominent European developer and distributor of branded mobile games and wireless applications. The acquisition provides Digital Orchid with advanced Java and gaming application technology.
buyer: Digital Orchid
Digital Orchid, a San Diego based company, uses its patented and patent-pending technology to distribute wireless brand applications to mobile devices in the global community. "
target: Blue Tech
Based in Madrid, Blue Tech is the leading developer and publisher of mobile games in Europe and is the parent company of Kato Studios. Blue Tech's gaming applications are distributed in multiple languages across Java, Doja and Brew, and on popular mobile handsets.
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announced 12/30/2005 via PR Newswire

Hurray! Holdings Co., Ltd., will acquire Shanghai Magma Digital Technology Co., Ltd.

synopsis: Hurray! Holdings Co., Ltd., a leader in advanced wireless value-added services, digital music production and distribution, and mobile telecommunication network software in the People's Republic of China, today announced the signing of definitive agreements to acquire 100% of the equity interest in Shanghai Magma Digital Technology Co., Ltd.
buyer: Hurray! Holdings Co., Ltd. (KUTV:$10.91)
Hurray! Holding Co., Ltd. is a leader in artist development, music production, concerts and other music events and offline distribution, and distributon of music and music-related products such as ringtones, in China. "
target: Shanghai Magma Digital Technology Co., Ltd.
Shanghai Magma Digital Technology Co., Ltd., a leading developer and publisher of wireless Java games in China. Magma has built up an experienced wireless game development team, which has successfully published approximately 200 original in-house games.
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closed 5/11/2005 via PR Newswire

Nival Interactive, acquired Targem Games

synopsis: Nival Interactive, a leading international video game developer headquartered in the United States, is pleased to announce its purchase of a controlling interest in Targem Games, one of Russia's leading game developers.
buyer: Nival Interactive
Nival Interactive is Russia's leading game developer, and also the largest, with four development teams and staff of over 140 dedicated professionals and true game enthusiasts. Nival Interactive has gained worldwide recognition from both press and gamers thanks to its impressive lineup of highly suc"
target: Targem Games
Targem, founded in 2002, is based in Ekaterinburg, Russia. With a team of 40, Targem has produced titles for the PC, Pocket PC & Mobile platforms. Their current projects include "Hard Truck: Apocalyptic Wars," an Action RPG set in a post-apocalyptic world where semi trucks have become the only way t
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closed 4/20/2005 via BusinessWire

JAMDAT Mobile Inc., acquired Blue Lava Wireless

synopsis: Global wireless entertainment publisher JAMDAT Mobile Inc. announced the completion earlier today of its acquisition of Blue Lava Wireless, LLC for approximately $137 million.
buyer parent: Electronic Arts Inc.
buyer: JAMDAT Mobile Inc. (JMDT:$0.00)
Los Angeles-based JAMDAT Mobile Inc. has emerged as one of the most successful and influential wireless entertainment companies in the world. JAMDAT provides entertainment applications and proprietary enabling technologies that support multiple wireless platforms. "
target: Blue Lava Wireless
Blue Lava Wireless, was created to bring quality wireless gaming to the North American market. The company was founded by Henk Rogers, the entrepreneur widely recognized for his efforts in making Tetris into the mega-hit it is today.
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closed 7/2/2020 via

Zynga, Inc., acquired Peak Games

synopsis: Zynga Inc., a global leader in interactive entertainment, has acquired Peak, one of the most globally successful mobile gaming companies. Peak currently has two top charting mobile franchises -- Toon Blast and Toy Blast.
buyer: Zynga, Inc. (ZNGA:$1,460.02)
Zynga is an American video game developer running social video game services since 2007. The company develops social games that work stand-alone on mobile phone platforms such as Apple iOS, Android, Windows Phone and on the Internet through its website, Zynga.com, and social networking websites. "
target: Peak Games
Peak is a leading mobile gaming company powered by a team that values relentless progress. Peak currently has two top charting mobile franchises -- Toon Blast and Toy Blast -- that have consistently ranked within the top 10 and top 20 U.S. Peak, founded in 2010, is based in Istanbul, Turkey.
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announced 5/27/2020 via BNC Analysis

CRIWARE, will acquire R-Force Entertainment Inc.

synopsis: CRI Middleware Co., Ltd. (CRIWARE), a Japan-based company that provides middleware to the video game industry, will acquire R-Force Entertainment, a Japanese video game developer that specializes in mobile games. R-Force Entertainment's catalogue of games include Boyfriend Glitter Note, MASS FOR THE DEAD, Panel Wakusei, and more.
buyer: CRIWARE (TSE:3698:$17.17)
Founded in 1983, CRI Middleware Co., Ltd. (CRIWARE) is a Japan-based company that provides middleware to the video game industry. CRIWARE's middlware consists of audio and video solutions that can be integrated with popular game engines such as Unity, Unreal Engine and Cocos2d-x. "
target: R-Force Entertainment Inc.
R-Force Entertainment is a Japanese video game developer that specializes in mobile games. R-Force Entertainment has worked on over 300 games for major publishers in Japan. Their catalogue of games include Boyfriend Glitter Note, MASS FOR THE DEAD, Panel Wakusei, and more.
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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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closed 3/18/2020 via gamesindustry.biz

Miniclip, acquired EightPixelsSquare

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

Phoenix Games, acquired Studio Firefly

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

Atari, SA, acquired WONDER, Inc.

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

Ubisoft Entertainment S.A., acquired Kolibri Games

synopsis: Ubisoft announced the acquisition of 75% of Berlin-based Kolibri Games, one of the premier developers of mobile free-to-play games and one of the leaders of  the “idle” games genre. Their mobile games "Idle Miner Tycoon"​ and “Idle Factory Tycoon” have reached millions of players around the world.
buyer: Ubisoft Entertainment S.A. (ENXTPA:UBI:$1,959.78)
Ubisoft is a leading creator, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment and services, with a rich portfolio of world-renowned brands, including Assassin's Creed, Just Dance, Watch_Dogs, Tom Clancy's video game series, Rayman and Far Cry. "
target: Kolibri Games
Kolibri Games is a mobile games studio based in Berlin, Germany. Their mobile games "Idle Miner Tycoon"​ and “Idle Factory Tycoon” have reached millions of players around the world resulting in over 50 million downloads for “Idle Miner Tycoon”.
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closed 3/6/2006 via PR Newswire

THQ, Inc., acquired Juice Games, Ltd.

synopsis: THQ, Inc. announced it has expanded its global studio system by acquiring its first European-based development studio, Juice Games Ltd. The UK-based studio has recently developed the critically-acclaimed Juiced for the PlayStation 2, the Xbox, and is redefining the handheld racing genre by bringing the franchise to the PSP.
buyer: THQ, Inc. (THQI:$830.84)
THQ Inc. is a leading worldwide developer and publisher of interactive entertainment software. The company develops its products for all popular game systems, personal computers and wireless devices. "
target: Juice Games, Ltd.
Juice Games is a UK-based console and handheld games developer. Founded in 2003 and acquired by THQ in 2006, Juice Games employs over 50 staff at its Warrington offices.
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closed 6/12/2014 via BNC Analysis

Nordic Games, acquired THQ, Inc.

synopsis: Nordic Games announcted that they have acquired the THQ trademark and will be publishing games under the THQ name. THQ Inc. was a leading worldwide developer and publisher of interactive entertainment software. Nordic Games had previously acquired numerous parts of the THQ catalog including the Darksiders series.
buyer: Nordic Games (OM:THQN B:$596.89)
Founded in 2011, the Vienna, Austria based company Nordic Games GmbH puts great emphasis on its extensive game catalogue. They pursue the long-term goal of delivering quality products that live up to expectations of gamers worldwide. "
target: THQ, Inc. (THQI:$830.84)
THQ Inc. is a leading worldwide developer and publisher of interactive entertainment software. The company develops its products for all popular game systems, personal computers and wireless devices.
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Clearlake Capital Group, L.P., cancelled an acquisition of THQ, Inc.

synopsis: THQ Inc., a leading worldwide developer and publisher of interactive entertainment software, announced that it entered into an Asset Purchase Agreement with affiliates of Clearlake Capital Group, L.P., to acquire substantially all of the assets of THQ’s operating business, including THQ’s four owned studios and games in development.
buyer: Clearlake Capital Group, L.P.
Clearlake Capital Group, L.P. is a private investment firm focused on special situations private equity such as corporate divestitures, recapitalizations, buyouts, restructurings, turnarounds and other equity investments. "
target: THQ, Inc. (THQI:$830.84)
THQ Inc. is a leading worldwide developer and publisher of interactive entertainment software. The company develops its products for all popular game systems, personal computers, wireless devices and the Internet.
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closed 4/25/2012 via BusinessWire

Cosmi Corporation, acquired ValuSoft, Inc.

synopsis: Cosmi has announced the acquisition of Chaska, Minnesota-based ValuSoft, the PC value line of THQ Inc. The combination will make the new ValuSoft+Cosmi venture the second largest U.S. Retail Publisher of PC Games in units sold and the #1 Retail Publisher in the Value Software Category by units sold.
buyer parent: Cosmi Finance, LLC
buyer: Cosmi Corporation
Cosmi Corporation publishes and distributes physical and digital PC software solutions. Its portfolio includes titles/products that span office, graphics, productivity, education, games, languages, business, security, and utilities categories. The company also offers standard displays. "
target parent: THQ, Inc.
target: ValuSoft, Inc.
ValuSoft, Inc. publishes and distributes interactive entertainment and productivity software for the casual computer user. The company markets a variety of products ranging from racing simulations, family entertainment, war games, and hunting simulations to home productivity and office products.
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closed 2/8/2011 via BusinessWire

24 Mobile Advertising Solutions, purchased Wireless Operations from THQ, Inc.

synopsis: 24MAS, a leader in mobile advertising and application distribution, has acquired THQ Inc.’s wireless operations and its global carrier business from parent company THQ Inc., a leading worldwide developer and publisher of interactive entertainment software.
buyer: 24 Mobile Advertising Solutions
24MAS is an established leader for targeted mobile advertising, application solutions and application hosting in Asia-Pacific, Latin America, North America, Australia, and Europe. "
seller: THQ, Inc. (THQI:$830.84)
THQ Inc. is a leading worldwide developer and publisher of interactive entertainment software. The company develops its products for all popular game systems, personal computers and wireless devices.
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closed 5/27/2009 via BusinessWire

38 Studios, LLC., acquired Big Huge Games

synopsis: 38 Studios, an entertainment and original IP creation company, announced the acquisition of Big Huge Games from publisher THQ Inc. The acquisition is a critical step in 38 Studios’ strategy to deliver a broad range of entertainment products centered on its original fantasy IP, codenamed Copernicus.
buyer: 38 Studios, LLC.
38 Studios, an entertainment and IP creation company founded in 2006 by Curt Schilling, is developing an original fantasy IP driven by the creative and artistic visions of pop-culture icons R. A. Salvatore and Todd McFarlane. "
target parent: THQ, Inc.
target: Big Huge Games
Founded in 2000 by four veteran game developers who together have brought strategy gamers such classic hits as Rise of Nations®, Alpha Centauri®, and Civilization II®, Big Huge Games is a video game studio focused on cutting-edge technology and aimed at mass-market game development.
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THQ, Inc., acquired Big Huge Games

synopsis: THQ Inc. announced plans to acquire Big Huge Games, a leading development studio focused on the Role-Playing-Game genre, a multi-billion dollar market segment.
buyer: THQ, Inc. (THQI:$830.84)
THQ Inc. is a leading worldwide developer and publisher of interactive entertainment software. The company develops its products for all popular game systems, personal computers and wireless devices. "
target: Big Huge Games
Founded in 2000 by four veteran game developers who together have brought strategy gamers such classic hits as Rise of Nations®, Alpha Centauri®, and Civilization II®, Big Huge Games is a video game studio focused on cutting-edge technology and aimed at mass-market game development.
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closed 5/9/2007 via BusinessWire

THQ Wireless, acquired Universomo, Ltd.

synopsis: THQ Inc. has acquired mobile game development studio Universomo Ltd. Based in Finland, Universomo offers a mobile game development solution for leading global game publishers. The company’s proprietary game development environment and automated porting solution supports all major mobile platforms, enabling rapid and cost efficient development.
buyer parent: THQ, Inc.
buyer: THQ Wireless
THQ Wireless, subsidiary of THQ Inc., is a leading worldwide publisher and distributor of applications for mobile devices with an expansive catalog of licensed and original content including applications based on the WWE, professional sports leagues, MotoGP, Worms and popular Nickelodeon properties."
target: Universomo, Ltd.
Universomo, Ltd. is a leading independent mobile game studio in Europe. Main office is located in Tampere, Finland. Game development is focused on downloadable mobile games for global publishers. Universomo does not do any self publishing.
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closed 2/2/2007 via PR Newswire

THQ, Inc., acquired Mass Media, Inc.

synopsis: THQ Inc. announced that it has acquired Mass Media, Inc. The acquisition will serve to further enhance THQ's internal, next-generation console development capabilities.
buyer: THQ, Inc. (THQI:$830.84)
THQ Inc. is a leading worldwide developer and publisher of interactive entertainment software. The company develops its products for all popular game systems, personal computers and wireless devices. "
target: Mass Media, Inc.
Mass Media is a technology driven game development company, whose long range mission is to be at the forefront of interactive entertainment. Our current emphasis is on developing quality next generation console games.
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closed 7/7/2006 via PR Newswire

THQ, Inc., acquired Paradigm Entertainment

synopsis: THQ Inc. announced that it has completed its previously announced acquisition of Paradigm Entertainment. The all cash transaction closed Friday, July 7, 2006. Paradigm is currently working on Stuntman for next-generation systems and is slated to unveil the game later this year.
buyer: THQ, Inc. (THQI:$830.84)
THQ Inc. is a leading worldwide developer and publisher of interactive entertainment software. The company develops its products for all popular game systems, personal computers and wireless devices. "
target: Paradigm Entertainment
Founded in 1997, Paradigm Entertainment is based in Dallas, Texas. Consisting of a number of industry veterans, the team has created a variety of well-known action games including the gaming classics Pilot Wings 64, Beetle Adventure Racing and SpyHunter.
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closed 3/16/2006 via PR Newswire

THQ, Inc., acquired Vigil Games

synopsis: THQ Inc. announced the acquisition of Vigil Games. Vigil is currently working on new content for next-gen scheduled for release in 2008.
buyer: THQ, Inc. (THQI:$830.84)
THQ Inc. is a leading worldwide developer and publisher of interactive entertainment software. The company develops its products for all popular game systems, personal computers and wireless devices. "
target: Vigil Games
Based in Austin, Texas, the team at Vigil is led by David Adams, previously creator/director of several projects for NCSoft and famed comic artist Joe Madureira, best known for his work on Marvel Comic's Uncanny X-Men and his creator-owned comic series Battle Chasers.
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closed 3/6/2006 via PR Newswire

THQ, Inc., acquired Juice Games, Ltd.

synopsis: THQ, Inc. announced it has expanded its global studio system by acquiring its first European-based development studio, Juice Games Ltd. The UK-based studio has recently developed the critically-acclaimed Juiced for the PlayStation 2, the Xbox, and is redefining the handheld racing genre by bringing the franchise to the PSP.
buyer: THQ, Inc. (THQI:$830.84)
THQ Inc. is a leading worldwide developer and publisher of interactive entertainment software. The company develops its products for all popular game systems, personal computers and wireless devices. "
target: Juice Games, Ltd.
Juice Games is a UK-based console and handheld games developer. Founded in 2003 and acquired by THQ in 2006, Juice Games employs over 50 staff at its Warrington offices.
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closed 5/5/2004 via BusinessWire

THQ Wireless, acquired MINICK

synopsis: THQ Inc. today announced that its wireless games division, THQ Wireless(TM) has purchased the controlling interest in European-based mobile applications and billing expert MINICK. MINICK is an acknowledged leader in creating high quality wireless services, such as SMS, EMS and MMS messaging, information, multimedia and voting applications.
buyer parent: THQ, Inc.
buyer: THQ Wireless
THQ Wireless, subsidiary of THQ Inc., is a leading worldwide publisher and distributor of applications for mobile devices with an expansive catalog of licensed and original content including applications based on the WWE, professional sports leagues, MotoGP, Worms and popular Nickelodeon properties."
target: MINICK
MINICK is the pioneer of interactive mobile applications and infrastructure solutions. MINICK develops and operates mobile services for network operators such as T-Mobile, Telefonica, and Swisscom, for media companies such as MTV, RTL Newmedia, Channel 4, and Universal Music, as well as for corpora
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closed 5/3/2004 via BusinessWire

THQ, Inc., acquired Relic Entertainment

synopsis: THQ Inc. (Nasdaq:THQI) today announced that it has completed its previously announced acquisition of leading PC development studio, Relic Entertainment.
buyer: THQ, Inc. (THQI:$830.84)
THQ Inc. is a leading worldwide developer and publisher of interactive entertainment software. The company develops its products for all popular game systems, personal computers and wireless devices. "
target: Relic Entertainment
Relic Entertainment Inc. is a leading edge developer of electronic entertainment software. Relic's debut product Homeworld launched in 1999 to near unanimous recognition as one of the best video games of the year. It won the "Game of the Year" from PC Gamer and Computer Gaming World's "Strategy Gam
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closed 3/6/2006 via PR Newswire

THQ, Inc., acquired Juice Games, Ltd.

synopsis: THQ, Inc. announced it has expanded its global studio system by acquiring its first European-based development studio, Juice Games Ltd. The UK-based studio has recently developed the critically-acclaimed Juiced for the PlayStation 2, the Xbox, and is redefining the handheld racing genre by bringing the franchise to the PSP.
buyer: THQ, Inc. (THQI:$830.84)
THQ Inc. is a leading worldwide developer and publisher of interactive entertainment software. The company develops its products for all popular game systems, personal computers and wireless devices. "
target: Juice Games, Ltd.
Juice Games is a UK-based console and handheld games developer. Founded in 2003 and acquired by THQ in 2006, Juice Games employs over 50 staff at its Warrington offices.
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closed 6/25/2020 via BusinessWire

Focus Home Interactive, acquired DECK13 Interactive GmbH

synopsis: Focus Home Interactive, a leading French publisher of video games, announced the acquisition of 100% of share capital of Deck13 Interactive GmbH, a leading German game development studio and long-time partner of Focus Home Interactive.
buyer: Focus Home Interactive (ENXTPA:ALFOC:$160.69)
Focus Home Interactive SA is a French independent video game publisher and developer based in Paris, France. Founded in 1996, Focus has published and distributed original titles such as Sherlock Holmes, TrackMania, Runaway and sports games like Cycling Manager and Virtual Skipper. "
target: DECK13 Interactive GmbH
Deck13 Interactive is one of Germany’s leading developers with more than 18 years of experience. With over 60 employees located in Frankfurt, Deck13 Interactive has developed upwards of 20 titles, including major releases such as The Surge and Lords of the Fallen.
price ($mm)
$7.94
rev ($mm)
$6
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EV / rev
1.3x
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closed 6/24/2020 via Reuters

Nakana.io, acquired Nakana.io

synopsis: Mikaël Bourget, Nakana.io's CEO, has acquired a 66.73% stake in Nakana.io from QubicGames, an indie game publisher and developer in Poland. Nakana.io is a Polish video game publisher that helps passionate developers to reach more players. Nakana.io publishes games that deliver an experience to remember with powerful messages or alternative art.
buyer: Nakana.io
Nakana.io is a Polish video game publisher that helps passionate developers to reach more players. Nakana.io publishes games that deliver an experience to remember with powerful messages or alternative art. Their portfolio of games include Lydia, EQQO, Soul Searching, and Infini. "
target parent: QubicGames
target: Nakana.io
Nakana.io is a Polish video game publisher that helps passionate developers to reach more players. Nakana.io publishes games that deliver an experience to remember with powerful messages or alternative art. Their portfolio of games include Lydia, EQQO, Soul Searching, and Infini.
price ($mm)
$0.01*
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closed 6/22/2020 via gamesindustry.biz

Oculus VR, acquired Ready At Dawn

synopsis: Oculus, a developer of virtual reality products, has acquired Ready At Dawn, a game development studio that aims to make fun games a lot of people want to play. Ready At Dawn creates games for both AAA console and virtual reality audiences. The studio has worked on games such as Daxter, The Order: 1886, Lone Echo, and more.
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: Ready At Dawn
Ready At Dawn is a game development studio that aims to make fun games a lot of people want to play. Ready At Dawn creates games for both AAA console and virtual reality audiences. The studio has worked on games such as Daxter, God of War: Chains of Olympus, The Order: 1886, Lone Echo, and more.
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closed 7/2/2020 via

Zynga, Inc., acquired Peak Games

synopsis: Zynga Inc., a global leader in interactive entertainment, has acquired Peak, one of the most globally successful mobile gaming companies. Peak currently has two top charting mobile franchises -- Toon Blast and Toy Blast.
buyer: Zynga, Inc. (ZNGA:$1,460.02)
Zynga is an American video game developer running social video game services since 2007. The company develops social games that work stand-alone on mobile phone platforms such as Apple iOS, Android, Windows Phone and on the Internet through its website, Zynga.com, and social networking websites. "
target: Peak Games
Peak is a leading mobile gaming company powered by a team that values relentless progress. Peak currently has two top charting mobile franchises -- Toon Blast and Toy Blast -- that have consistently ranked within the top 10 and top 20 U.S. Peak, founded in 2010, is based in Istanbul, Turkey.
price ($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)
EV / rev
0.6x
EV / EBITDA
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 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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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.
price ($mm)
$0.55
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
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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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 2/19/2020 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
EV / EBITDA
8.5x

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year
2018
rev ($mm)
$23.71
EBITDA ($mm)
($6.01)
EBIT ($mm)
($7.54)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
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Ticker: GTSM:3662
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
XPEC Entertainment Inc.
XPEC Entertainment Inc.
XPEC Entertainment is one of the leading game developers in Greater China and has developed well-known titles for console and PC Online and mobile platforms. Founded in Taipei, Taiwan in August 2000, XPEC now has offices in Taiwan, Kaohsiung, Suzhou and Beijing, with more than 850 employees.
year
2014
rev ($mm)
$22.78
EBITDA ($mm)
($4.02)
EBIT ($mm)
($4.61)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
850
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Ticker: A217270
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Neptune Ltd.
Neptune Company Ltd. develops computer and mobile games. The company offers games such as Nexon Pro-Baseball Master 2014, Pro-Baseball for Kakao, Legendary Touch Hunter and LINE Touch Touch. The company was founded in 2012 and is headquartered in Seongnam, South Korea.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$17.67
EBITDA ($mm)
($8.35)
EBIT ($mm)
($10.38)
Net Income ($mm)
$27.58
Employees
0
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Ticker: KNM
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Konami Corporation
Konami Corporation
Konami Corporation develops, publishes, markets, and distributes video game software products for stationary and portable consoles, as well as for use on personal computers. It operates in three segments: Digital Entertainment, Gaming & Systems, and Health & Fitness.
year
2012
rev ($mm)
$265,758.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$51,370.00
EBIT ($mm)
$41,292.00
Net Income ($mm)
$23,012.00
Employees
5362
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Ticker: SEHK:700
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tencent Holdings Ltd.
Tencent Holdings Ltd.
Tencent Holdings Limited is an investment holding company involved in providing internet and mobile value-added services (VAS), online advertising services and e-commerce transactions services
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$56,607.02
EBITDA ($mm)
$20,215.31
EBIT ($mm)
$14,271.20
Net Income ($mm)
$13,447.33
Employees
64238
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Ticker: NTES
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
NetEase, Inc.
NetEase, Inc.
NetEase, Inc. is a leading internet technology company in China. Dedicated to providing online services centered around content, community, communication and commerce, NetEase develops some of China’s most popular PC-client and mobile games, e-commerce businesses, advertising and e-mail services.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$10,750.03
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,998.42
EBIT ($mm)
$1,637.88
Net Income ($mm)
$1,273.77
Employees
23687
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Ticker: ATVI
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Activision Blizzard
Activision Blizzard
Activision Blizzard, Inc., a member of the S&P 500, is the world's most successful standalone interactive entertainment company. Activision Blizzard develops and publishes games based on some of the most beloved entertainment franchises, including Call of Duty, Guitar Hero, and World of Warcraft.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$5,946.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,893.00
EBIT ($mm)
$1,279.00
Net Income ($mm)
$872.00
Employees
7190
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Ticker: TSE:7974
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Nintendo
Nintendo
Nintendo Co., Ltd. is a Japanese multinational consumer electronics company headquartered in Kyoto, Japan. Nintendo is the world's largest video game company by revenue.
year
2014
rev ($mm)
$5,578.09
EBITDA ($mm)
($356.18)
EBIT ($mm)
($452.95)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
5213
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Ticker: NasdaqGS:EA
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Electronic Arts Inc.
Electronic Arts Inc.
Electronic Arts (EA) is a global leader in digital interactive entertainment. The Company develops and delivers games, content and online services for Internet-connected consoles, mobile devices and personal computers. EA has more than 300 million registered players around the world.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$5,150.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,568.00
EBIT ($mm)
$1,434.00
Net Income ($mm)
$1,043.00
Employees
9300
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Ticker: SGAMY
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sega Sammy Holdings Inc.
Sega Sammy Holdings Inc.
The SEGA SAMMY Group is involved in a wide range of business operations, encompassing Sammy’s pachislot and pachinko machine business; entertainment contents business focused on SEGA Group’s digital game business; and resort business, which is represented by the development and operation of hotels.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$3,024.74
EBITDA ($mm)
$300.70
EBIT ($mm)
$110.24
Net Income ($mm)
$24.10
Employees
7726
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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: ENXTPA:UBI
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ubisoft Entertainment S.A.
Ubisoft Entertainment S.A.
Ubisoft is a leading producer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment products worldwide and has grown considerably through a strong and diversified line-up of products and partnerships.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$1,959.78
EBITDA ($mm)
($11.18)
EBIT ($mm)
$138.09
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
15913
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Ticker: TTWO
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc.
Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc.
Take-Two Interactive Software develops and distributes games for PCs, as well as for Sony PlayStation, Nintendo, and SEGA game consoles. The company has distribution operations in Australia, North America, Europe, Scandinavia, and the UK. Other titles include Fly!, Earthworm Jim 3-D, and Darkstone.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$1,779.75
EBITDA ($mm)
$147.17
EBIT ($mm)
$113.39
Net Income ($mm)
$67.30
Employees
3707
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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: OM:EMBRAC B
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Embracer Group
Embracer Group
Embracer Group is a Swedish video game holding company. Embracer Group is the parent company of THQ Nordic, Koch Media and Coffee Stain. The 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.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$636.39
EBITDA ($mm)
$117.60
EBIT ($mm)
$37.86
Net Income ($mm)
$26.27
Employees
1679
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Ticker: SEHK:777
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
NetDragon WebSoft Inc.
NetDragon WebSoft Inc.
NetDragon Websoft Inc. is a leading innovator and creative force in China's online gaming and mobile internet industries. NetDragon offers many well-known mobile Internet products and services, including 91 Assistant, HiMarket, 91 Launcher,91 Panda Reader,sj.91.com and www.hiapk.com.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$615.68
EBITDA ($mm)
$29.42
EBIT ($mm)
($7.39)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
6446
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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: SZSE:002354
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Dalian Zeus Entertainment Group
Dalian Zeus Entertainment Group
Dalian Zeus Entertainment Group is a Chinese gaming company. Dalian Zeus is mainly engaged in web and mobile game development.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$393.20
EBITDA ($mm)
$161.55
EBIT ($mm)
$160.91
Net Income ($mm)
$144.85
Employees
885
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