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announced 5/28/2020 via Yahoo, Inc.

YDX Innovation Corp., will acquire Purple Mage Advisors Ltd.

synopsis: YDX Innovation Corp., is pleased to announce that it will acquire Purple Mage Advisors Ltd. PMA is a research and data analysis firm that specializes in player recruitment and development within the gaming industry. PMA helps esports and gaming companies with industry reports, player recruitment, player training, data analysis and more.
buyer: YDX Innovation Corp. (TSXV:YDX:$1.58)
YDX Innovation Corp. is a technology company that develops products and services and is an expert in immersive technologies like Augmented and Virtual Reality, eSports events and Interactive Exhibitions under the following three divisions: Arkave VR Arena, YDreams Global, and Game On Festival. "
target: Purple Mage Advisors Ltd.
Purple Mage Advisors (PMA) is a research and data analysis firm that specializes in player recruitment and development within the gaming industry. PMA helps esports and gaming companies with industry reports, player recruitment, player training, data analysis and relevant statistical reporting.
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closed 10/11/2018 via BNC Analysis

Advance Publications, Inc., acquired Newzoo

synopsis: Advance Publications has acquired a majority share in Newzoo, the leading provider of market intelligence covering the global games, esports, and mobile markets. They provide their clients an extensive range of solutions, including consumer insights, device and app data, market sizing and forecasting, custom research, and bespoke advisory services.
buyer: Advance Publications, Inc.
Advance is a diversified, family-owned company that operates and invests in a broad range of media, communications and technology businesses globally. The operating businesses of Advance employ more than 12,000 people in over a dozen countries. "
target: Newzoo
Newzoo is the leading provider of market intelligence covering the global games, esports, and mobile markets. They provide their clients an extensive range of solutions, including consumer insights, device and app data, market sizing and forecasting, custom research, and bespoke advisory services.
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announced 10/15/2020 via BNC Analysis

YDX Innovation Corp., will acquire Amuka Esports

synopsis: YDX Innovation Corp is pleased to announce they have will acquire all of the outstanding shares of Amuka Ventures Inc., DBA “Amuka Esports & Gaming” a Toronto-based company. Amuka Esports is Canada’s leader in esports venues, leagues, online tournaments and content creation.
buyer: YDX Innovation Corp. (TSXV:YDX:$1.58)
YDX Innovation Corp. is a global leader in the commercialization of immersive new technologies that incorporate virtual reality, augmented reality, esports and gaming. Its core business seeks to monetize through licensing its IP, developing interactive exhibitions and through esports tournaments. "
target: Amuka Esports
Amuka Esports creates localized esports hubs in cities across North America. Each hub consists of a game venue, tournament organizer, content team, merchandise brands and incubator.
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closed 11/20/2019 via PR Newswire

Wondr Gaming, acquired Rival.ai

synopsis: Wondr Gaming, an esports acquisition fund founded by esports and media executives Mike Cotton and Jon Dwyer has acquired Rival.ai, an esports artificial intelligence integration company that provides esports data and algorithms for betting lines to gaming platforms, as well as insights and toolsets for esports broadcasters and streamers.
buyer: Wondr Gaming
Wondr Gaming builds and acquires assets in the esports industry, with a focus on companies that operate on the esports periphery, are title agnostic, and can work with any team or title, allowing the fund to tap into multiple revenue streams. "
target: Rival.ai
Rival.ai is a data provider focused on the esports sector. By utilizing artificial intelligence to analyze real-time player performance, various types of data feeds are made available for integration with multiple platforms.
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announced 1/31/2018 via GlobeNewswire

Kuuhubb, will acquire Valiance UG

synopsis: Kuuhubb Inc., an investor in mobile game companies, announced that it has signed a term sheet to acquire mobile esports platform developer Valiance UG.  The Germany-based, blockchain enabled Valiance esports platform is designed to support both mobile esports competitors and content creators.
buyer: Kuuhubb (TSXV:KUU:$10.54)
Kuuhubb is active in the digital space and focuses mainly on lifestyle and mobile video game applications. Its strategy is to create sustainable shareholder value through acquisitions of proven, yet underappreciated, assets with robust long-term growth potential. "
target: Valiance UG
Based in Germany, Valiance was founded with a mission of becoming the #1 platform for professional mobile eSports. Its platform connects global gaming communities and provides them with opportunities to monetize their engagement playing games they love.
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announced 5/28/2020 via Yahoo, Inc.

YDX Innovation Corp., will acquire Purple Mage Advisors Ltd.

synopsis: YDX Innovation Corp., is pleased to announce that it will acquire Purple Mage Advisors Ltd. PMA is a research and data analysis firm that specializes in player recruitment and development within the gaming industry. PMA helps esports and gaming companies with industry reports, player recruitment, player training, data analysis and more.
buyer: YDX Innovation Corp. (TSXV:YDX:$1.58)
YDX Innovation Corp. is a technology company that develops products and services and is an expert in immersive technologies like Augmented and Virtual Reality, eSports events and Interactive Exhibitions under the following three divisions: Arkave VR Arena, YDreams Global, and Game On Festival. "
target: Purple Mage Advisors Ltd.
Purple Mage Advisors (PMA) is a research and data analysis firm that specializes in player recruitment and development within the gaming industry. PMA helps esports and gaming companies with industry reports, player recruitment, player training, data analysis and relevant statistical reporting.
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announced 11/12/2020 via BNC Analysis

YDX Innovation Corp., will acquire Shattered Dreams Esports

synopsis: YDX Innovation Corp, a global leader in the commercialization of immersive technologies that incorporate VR, AR, esports, and gaming, will acquire Shattered Dreams Esports (SxD), an esports organization in Canada. SxD identifies prospective professional esports players and content creators and empowers them to take their careers to the next level.
buyer: YDX Innovation Corp. (TSXV:YDX:$1.58)
YDX Innovation is a global leader in the commercialization of immersive technologies that incorporate virtual reality, augmented reality, esports, and gaming. Its core business seeks to monetize through licensing its IP, developing interactive exhibitions, and esports tournaments and content. "
target: Shattered Dreams Esports
Shattered Dreams Esports (SxD) is a community driven esports organization in Canada that competes in 10+ different game titles. SxD identifies prospective professional esports players and content creators and empowers them to take their careers in gaming to the next level.
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announced 10/15/2020 via BNC Analysis

YDX Innovation Corp., will acquire Amuka Esports

synopsis: YDX Innovation Corp is pleased to announce they have will acquire all of the outstanding shares of Amuka Ventures Inc., DBA “Amuka Esports & Gaming” a Toronto-based company. Amuka Esports is Canada’s leader in esports venues, leagues, online tournaments and content creation.
buyer: YDX Innovation Corp. (TSXV:YDX:$1.58)
YDX Innovation Corp. is a global leader in the commercialization of immersive new technologies that incorporate virtual reality, augmented reality, esports and gaming. Its core business seeks to monetize through licensing its IP, developing interactive exhibitions and through esports tournaments. "
target: Amuka Esports
Amuka Esports creates localized esports hubs in cities across North America. Each hub consists of a game venue, tournament organizer, content team, merchandise brands and incubator.
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announced 7/10/2020 via BNC Analysis

YDX Innovation Corp., will acquire Render

synopsis: YDX Innovation Corp. is to acquire UK-based Render.GG, an expert in media production and management, motion graphics, social media management and content curation for YouTube.
buyer: YDX Innovation Corp. (TSXV:YDX:$1.58)
YDX Innovation Corp. is a technology company that develops products and services and is an expert in immersive technologies like Augmented and Virtual Reality, eSports events and Interactive Exhibitions under the following three divisions: Arkave VR Arena, YDreams Global, and Game On Festival. "
target: Render
Based in the United Kingdom, Render is an expert in media production and management, motion graphics, social media management and content curation for YouTube.
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announced 5/28/2020 via Yahoo, Inc.

YDX Innovation Corp., will acquire Purple Mage Advisors Ltd.

synopsis: YDX Innovation Corp., is pleased to announce that it will acquire Purple Mage Advisors Ltd. PMA is a research and data analysis firm that specializes in player recruitment and development within the gaming industry. PMA helps esports and gaming companies with industry reports, player recruitment, player training, data analysis and more.
buyer: YDX Innovation Corp. (TSXV:YDX:$1.58)
YDX Innovation Corp. is a technology company that develops products and services and is an expert in immersive technologies like Augmented and Virtual Reality, eSports events and Interactive Exhibitions under the following three divisions: Arkave VR Arena, YDreams Global, and Game On Festival. "
target: Purple Mage Advisors Ltd.
Purple Mage Advisors (PMA) is a research and data analysis firm that specializes in player recruitment and development within the gaming industry. PMA helps esports and gaming companies with industry reports, player recruitment, player training, data analysis and relevant statistical reporting.
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announced 3/24/2020 via BNC Analysis

YDX Innovation Corp., will acquire BEAT Gaming Corp.

synopsis: YDX Innovation Corp. has signed a letter of intent to acquire all of the shares of BEAT Gaming Corp., an arm's length private Toronto-based esports organizer and management company. BEAT is one of the leaders in Canadian esports with internationally recognized events in Dota 2, Overwatch, Quake and PUBG.
buyer: YDX Innovation Corp. (TSXV:YDX:$1.58)
YDX Innovation Corp. is a technology company that develops products and services and is an expert in immersive technologies like Augmented and Virtual Reality, eSports events and Interactive Exhibitions under the following three divisions: Arkave VR Arena, YDreams Global, and Game On Festival. "
target: BEAT Gaming Corp.
BEAT is one of the leaders in Canadian esports with internationally recognized events in Dota 2, Overwatch, Quake and PUBG. In addition to running their own events, they provide consulting, tournament organization and marketing services out of Toronto, Ontario Canada.
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closed 10/7/2020 via gamesindustry.biz

Thunderful, acquired Coatsink

synopsis: Thunderful Group, a Swedish games publisher, has acquired Coatsink Software, an independent video game developer and publisher in the UK. Coatsink develops games for consoles, PC and VR platforms. Their growing catalog of games cover an array of genres, including puzzle, platformers, RPG and FPS. Their titles include PHOGS!, Onward, and more.
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: Coatsink
Coatsink is an independent video game developer and publisher in the UK. Coatsink develops games for consoles, PC and VR platforms. Their growing catalog of games cover an array of genres, including puzzle, platformers, RPG and FPS. Their titles include Jurassic World Aftermath, Onward, and more.
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announced 9/17/2020 via Company Press Release

Koch Media, will acquire Vertigo Games

synopsis: Koch Media is to acquire 100 percent of the shares of Dutch-based Vertigo Games, a multiplatform VR entertainment company group with offices in Rotterdam and Los Angeles. Vertigo Games focuses on development (Vertigo Studios) and publishing, both for home entertainment (Vertigo Publishing) as well as location-based-entertainment (Vertigo Arcades).
buyer parent: Embracer Group
buyer: Koch Media
Austria-based Koch Media is a leading, independent producer and marketer of digital entertainment products and accessories. Its business areas include distribution of media products, including movies, video games and software products, and games publishing under the Deep Silver label. "
target: Vertigo Games
Vertigo Games is a multiplatform VR entertainment company group with offices in Rotterdam and Los Angeles. Vertigo Games focuses on development (Vertigo Studios) and publishing, both for home entertainment (Vertigo Publishing) as well as location-based-entertainment (Vertigo Arcades).
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closed 7/17/2020 via Company Press Release

Paradox Interactive, acquired Iceflake Studios Ltd.

synopsis: Paradox Interactive, a publisher and developer of games worth acquiring, acquired Iceflake Studios, a developer located in Tampere, Finland. Iceflake Studios was founded in 2007 and has developed games for PCs, consoles and VR and mobile platforms. The studio is developing Surviving the Aftermath with Paradox, a survival management-strategy game.
buyer: Paradox Interactive (OM:PDX:$163.13)
Paradox Interactive is a Swedish publisher and developer of games and brands. Its game portfolio consists of more than 100 titles, including Stellaris, Europa Universalis, Hearts of Iron, Crusader Kings, Cities: Skylines, Prison Architect, Magicka, Age of Wonders, and the World of Darkness brand. "
target: Iceflake Studios Ltd.
Located in Finland, Iceflake Studios was founded in 2007 and has developed games for PCs, consoles and for all current VR and mobile platforms. The studio is currently developing Surviving the Aftermath with Paradox, a survival management-strategy game now available in early access on PC and Xbox.
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announced 7/15/2020 via Company Press Release

Randy Waterfield and Brad Oberwager, will acquire Linden Lab

synopsis: Linden Research, Inc. announced it signed an agreement to be acquired by an investment group led by Randy Waterfield and Brad Oberwager. The acquisition will allow Linden Lab to continue to grow and expand Second Life, as well as its money services business Tilia.
buyer: Randy Waterfield and Brad Oberwager
Randy Waterfield is the Chairman and CEO of the Waterfield Group. Brad Oberwager is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Jyve. "
target: Linden Lab
Linden Lab develops platforms that empower people to create, share, and benefit from virtual experiences. Second Life, the company's groundbreaking virtual world enjoyed by millions around the globe, boasts nearly two billion user creations and a vibrant $500 million (USD) economy.
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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 6/10/2020 via Company Press Release

Wisdom Gaming Group, acquired GoldRushGG

synopsis: Wisdom is excited to announce the acquisition of Gold Rush, a community content and tournament brand that has produced a number of brilliant events and broadcasts for the Rocket League esports community.
buyer: Wisdom Gaming Group
Wisdom Gaming Group is a creative and consulting agency with a focus on digital marketing and esports activations. As a trusted leader of community-focused programming and tournament organization, Wisdom puts its energy into making shows with outstanding talent for an audience of refined tastes. "
target: GoldRushGG
Gold Rush is a community content and tournament brand that has produced a number of brilliant events and broadcasts for the Rocket League esports community.
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announced 4/6/2020 via BNC Analysis

Apple, Inc., will acquire NextVR

synopsis: Apple is in the process of acquiring virtual-reality video-streaming service NextVR. NextVR is the world’s best virtual reality platform for delivering live sports and music in VR to fans globally. The company has patented technology that delivers an unparalleled VR experience providing fans extraordinary access and profound immersion.
buyer: Apple, Inc. (AAPL:$273,857.00)
Apple revolutionized personal technology with the introduction of the Macintosh in 1984. Today, Apple leads the world in innovation with iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple Watch and Apple TV. Apple’s four software platforms—iOS, macOS, watchOS and tvOS—provide seamless experiences across all Apple devices. "
target: NextVR
NextVR is the world’s best virtual reality platform for delivering live sports and music in VR to fans globally. Launched in 2009, the company has patented technology that delivers an unparalleled VR experience providing fans extraordinary access and profound immersion.
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closed 3/25/2020 via BNC Analysis

Wookey Project Corp., acquired Sansar

synopsis: Wookey Project Corp., a San Francisco-based technology company that focuses on online AR/VR experiences, has acquired Sansar, a new platform for user-created virtual experiences. Sansar lets people hang with friends virtually and connect with a global community in VR and desktop.
buyer: Wookey Project Corp.
Wookey Project Corp. is a San Francisco-based technology company that focuses on online AR/VR experiences that allow users the power of collaborative interaction through knowledge immersion. "
target parent: Linden Lab
target: Sansar
Sansar is a new platform for user-created virtual experiences. Sansar lets people hang with friends virtually and connect with a global community in VR and desktop.
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announced 3/24/2020 via BNC Analysis

YDX Innovation Corp., will acquire BEAT Gaming Corp.

synopsis: YDX Innovation Corp. has signed a letter of intent to acquire all of the shares of BEAT Gaming Corp., an arm's length private Toronto-based esports organizer and management company. BEAT is one of the leaders in Canadian esports with internationally recognized events in Dota 2, Overwatch, Quake and PUBG.
buyer: YDX Innovation Corp. (TSXV:YDX:$1.58)
YDX Innovation Corp. is a technology company that develops products and services and is an expert in immersive technologies like Augmented and Virtual Reality, eSports events and Interactive Exhibitions under the following three divisions: Arkave VR Arena, YDreams Global, and Game On Festival. "
target: BEAT Gaming Corp.
BEAT is one of the leaders in Canadian esports with internationally recognized events in Dota 2, Overwatch, Quake and PUBG. In addition to running their own events, they provide consulting, tournament organization and marketing services out of Toronto, Ontario Canada.
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closed 3/19/2020 via BNC Analysis

Amuka Esports, acquired Incendium Gaming Ltd.

synopsis: Amuka Esports announced it has fully acquired Incendium Gaming, a leading tournament organizer in the fighting game community (FGC). Founded in 2019, Incendium has hosted over 20 events under its own brand and is contracted out to produce tournaments for larger events like GOML and World Gaming.
buyer: Amuka Esports
Amuka Esports creates localized esports hubs in cities across North America. Each hub consists of a game venue, tournament organizer, content team, merchandise brands and incubator. "
target: Incendium Gaming Ltd.
Incendium Gaming specializes in producing tournaments and events for the fighting game community (FGC). They host bi-weekly and monthly events at Waves Gaming in Toronto as well as host major events for game publishers such as Capcom and Bandai Namco.
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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 BNC Analysis

Australian Esports League, will acquire The Cubs Esports Pty Ltd

synopsis: Leading esports companies Cubs Esports and Critical Hit Entertainment (CHE), operator of The Australian Esports Leage (AEL), officially announce their intention to merge. The new group will continue to trade under the CHE banner. Cubs Esports is a leading Esports company formerly known as Diemens Esports.
buyer: Australian Esports League
The Australian Esports League (AEL) is a provider of premier esports competitions in Australia, attracting competitors from across the nation. The vision of the AEL is to develop the most entertaining, engaging and respected esports experience in Australia. It is owned by Critical Hit Entertainment."
target: The Cubs Esports Pty Ltd
Cubs Esports is a leading Esports company formerly known as Diemens Esports. The Cubs are an Australian based esports franchise coming to gaming arenas.
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closed 1/21/2020 via BusinessWire

Scopely, acquired FoxNext

synopsis: Scopely, a leading company in the fast-growing mobile games space, and The Walt Disney Company announced that Scopely has acquired FoxNext Games, the game studio behind the blockbuster hit MARVEL Strike Force, and Cold Iron Studios in San Jose from Disney.
buyer: Scopely
Scopely is a global interactive entertainment company and a leading mobile games publisher. With a diverse portfolio of original and beloved franchises, Scopely games are created with world-class partners and provide immersive experiences for millions of casual and core gamers around the world. "
target parent: The Walt Disney Company
target: FoxNext
FoxNext Games are a platform-agnostic maker of free-to-play games that are based on beloved entertainment franchises and deliver experiences that put players and fans first. They are currently working on games for MARVEL, Aliens, X-Files and James Cameron’s Avatar and Titanic.
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closed 12/18/2019 via BNC Analysis

ChromaWay, acquired Antler Interactive AB

synopsis: ChromaWay, a Swedish blockchain services provider, acquired Antler Interactive, an interactive mobile game studio in Sweden. Antler Interactive designs games that introduce players to new ways of interacting with emerging technologies. The studio has created virtual reality and augmented reality games for PC and mobile devices.
buyer: ChromaWay
ChromaWay is a Swedish blockchain services provider. ChromaWay develops both public and private blockchains for the real estate and finance industries. ChromaWay offers Postchain, an open-source solution that works together with most widely used database systems. "
target: Antler Interactive AB
Antler Interactive is an interactive mobile game studio in Sweden. Antler Interactive designs games that introduce players to new ways of interacting with emerging technologies. The studio has created virtual reality and augmented reality games for PC and mobile devices.
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closed 11/26/2019 via MSNBC

Oculus VR, acquired Beat Games

synopsis: Oculus VR, a Facebook subsidiary which is building a next-generation consumer virtual reality platform, acquired Beat Games, a Prague-based developer of Beat Saber, a unique VR rhythm game, where the goal is to slash small cubes as they are coming at you.
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: Beat Games
Headquartered in Prague, Beat Games is a developer of Beat Saber. Beat Saber is a unique VR rhythm game, where the goal is to slash small cubes as they are coming at you. Their goal is to make players almost dance, while cutting all the cubes and avoiding obstacles.
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closed 10/9/2019 via BNC Analysis

King Digital Entertainment plc, acquired Hatrabbit AB

synopsis: Swedish gaming giant King has acquired the game studio Hatrabbit. Hatrabbit was founded in 2016 by Dice and Rovio veterans Andreas Chrysovitsano and Joakim Svärling, with the goal of developing mobile games in virtual reality, known as VR.
buyer parent: Activision Blizzard
buyer: King Digital Entertainment plc (KING:$2,012.57)
King is a leading interactive entertainment company for the mobile world, with people all around the world playing one or more of our games. We have developed more than 200 fun titles, offering games that are enjoyed all around the world. "
target: Hatrabbit AB
Hatrabbit is located in the heart of Stockholm, Sweden. Hatrabbit was founded in 2016 by Dice and Rovio veterans Andreas Chrysovitsano and Joakim Svärling, with the goal of developing mobile games in virtual reality, known as VR.
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closed 9/11/2019 via Company Press Release

BoomTV, acquired American Video Game League

synopsis: BoomTV, a leading esports entertainment platform, has acquired the American Video Game League (AVGL), one of the largest producers of collegiate esports events, content, and community initiatives. The AVGL provides players and fans with opportunities to grow college esports through online tournaments, live events, and more.
buyer: BoomTV
BoomTV’s mission is to enable communities to easily produce and partake in virtual Esports. At the core of it all is self-driving esports technology layer that provides a one-button solution for anyone to create, participate and/or spectate Esports content. "
target: American Video Game League
American Video Game League (AVGL) is a producer of collegiate esports events, content, and community initiatives. The AVGL provides players and fans with opportunities to grow college esports through online tournaments, large-scale live events, content, and campus program support.
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closed 5/22/2019 via BNC Analysis

OverActive Media, acquired MediaXP, Inc.

synopsis: OverActive Media, the parent company of Splyce and Toronto Defiant, has launched a live events production division following the acquisition of Toronto-based esports events company MediaXP. MediaXP was founded in 2015 as an esports-specific live events company that worked with the likes of Dome Productions and Red Bull Canada.
buyer: OverActive Media
OverActive Media (OAM) is an integrated global company delivering esports and video game entertainment. OAM combines team ownership with audience engagement to better connect with fans, franchise partners and corporate sponsors around the world. "
target: MediaXP, Inc.
MediaXP is a Toronto-based esports events company. MediaXP was founded in 2015 as an esports-specific live events company that worked with the likes of Dome Productions and Red Bull Canada.
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closed 3/29/2019 via Company Press Release

Technical Publications Service Group, acquired Dead Pixels S.r.l.

synopsis: Italy's TPS Group, the leader in the technical and engineering services field for aeronautical and motor vehicle industries, announced that it acquired Dead Pixels. Dead Pixels is Italy’s "new generation" game studio. They develop cutting-edge software applications and solutions for virtual and augmented reality.
buyer: Technical Publications Service Group (BIT:TPS:$27.01)
Italy-based TPS works in the aeronautical, automotive, defense, rail and ship industries. They provide Technical Publishing & Training services, Engineering, Design and Cost Engineering. The TPS Group are leaders in aircraft design and production, as well as manufacturing of aeronautical parts. "
target: Dead Pixels S.r.l.
Dead Pixels is Italy’s "new generation" game studio with a focus on complex scenarios and high levels of man-machine interaction. They develop cutting-edge software applications and solutions for virtual and augmented reality, as well as products for the business and entertainment industries.
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announced 3/13/2019 via GlobeNewswire

Gegs Capital Corp., will acquire UMG Media Ltd.

synopsis: Gegs Capital Corp., a capital pool company, will acquire all of the issued and outstanding common shares of UMG, a premier eSports company in North America, offering gaming entertainment, live events and online play. Both companies are based in Calgary, AB, Canada.
buyer: Gegs Capital Corp. (TSXV:GEGS.P:$0.00)
Gegs Capital Corp. is a capital pool company. For those unfamiliar with the CPC program, its is a platform whereby the CEO and board of directors/officers have created a shell company to identify a promising private company that wants to become public through a reverse takeover. "
target: UMG Media Ltd. (TSXV:ESPT:$2.21)
UMG is a premier eSports company in North America, offering gaming entertainment, live events and online play. UMG is deeply ingrained in the gaming community with approximately 2.1 million registered users and over 18 million matches played live and online through its platform.
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Ticker: OM:STAR B
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Starbreeze AB
Starbreeze AB
Starbreeze is an independent creator, publisher and distributor of high quality entertainment products. Starbreeze creates games by their own design and through licensed content, establishing franchises that can live and prosper outside the game itself.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$29.96
EBITDA ($mm)
($25.55)
EBIT ($mm)
($39.75)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
604
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Ticker: AIM:GFIN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Gfinity plc
Gfinity plc
GfiGfinity Plc is a leading electronic sport (eSports) business that enables gamers from around the world to watch and participate in gaming tournaments both online or live at the Gfinity Arena. Gfinity stages world leading esports events that feature the world's top esport players.
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2017
rev ($mm)
$3.32
EBITDA ($mm)
($7.06)
EBIT ($mm)
($7.34)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
31
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Ticker: TSXV:YDX
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
YDX Innovation Corp.
YDX Innovation Corp.
YDX Innovation Corp. is a technology company that develops products and services and is an expert in immersive technologies like Augmented and Virtual Reality, eSports events and Interactive Exhibitions under the following three divisions: Arkave VR Arena, YDreams Global, and Game On Festival.
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2020
rev ($mm)
$1.58
EBITDA ($mm)
($1.57)
EBIT ($mm)
($1.61)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
0
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Ticker: NGM:ESEN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
ESEN eSports AB
ESEN eSports AB
ESEN eSports is one of Sweden's largest esports companies with a complete infrastructure for esports which includes its own sports arena, event venue, tournament platform, studio and television production with over 250 broadcasts in the back.
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2019
rev ($mm)
$0.16
EBITDA ($mm)
($0.48)
EBIT ($mm)
($0.50)
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Employees
0
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Ticker: OTCPK:BTOP
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Recall Studios
Recall Studios
Recall Studios is a next generation media company. With decades of experience developing immersive narratives across multiple platforms, Recall Studios specializes in Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, and Non-Linear Storytelling.
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2018
rev ($mm)
$0.04
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
($1.85)
Net Income ($mm)
$3.15
Employees
0
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Ticker: JP:3635
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tecmo Koei Holdings Co., Ltd.
Tecmo Koei Holdings Co., Ltd.
Tecmo Koei Holdings Co., Ltd., through its subsidiaries, engages in the design, development, manufacture, distribution, and sale of game software for personal computers and home video game systems. It also offers software for online game and mobile phone, as well as game software-related products.
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rev ($mm)
$369.17
EBITDA ($mm)
$28.31
EBIT ($mm)
$6.86
Net Income ($mm)
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Ticker: TSXV:EGLX
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Enthusiast Gaming Inc.
Founded in 2014, Enthusiast is the fastest-growing online community of video gamers. Through the Company’s unique acquisition strategy, it has a platform of over 70 owned and affiliated websites and currently reaches over 75 million monthly visitors with its unique and curated content.
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2020
rev ($mm)
$14.54
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
($18.08)
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0
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Ticker: NGM:BUBL
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Bublar Group AB
Bublar Group AB
Bublar Group AB is the Nordic region's largest gaming studio and enterprise solutions company within Augmented Reality (AR) Virtual Reality (VR) technology. The game development is run by the subsidiary Virtual Brains AB and enterprise solutions by the subsidiary Vobling AB.
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2019
rev ($mm)
$1.84
EBITDA ($mm)
($3.45)
EBIT ($mm)
($4.65)
Net Income ($mm)
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0
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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.
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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: KOSDAQ:A299910
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Vespa Inc
Vespa Inc
Vespa, Inc is a leading game developer based in Seoul, South Korea. They are the creators behind "King’s Raid", a mobile game that’s available on all app stores.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$109.59
EBITDA ($mm)
$25.02
EBIT ($mm)
$24.85
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
0
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Ticker: KOSDAQ:A263750
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Pearl Abyss
Pearl Abyss
Pearl Abyss is the Korean studio behind the hit PC MMORPG Black Desert Online, which was named MMORPG of the Year in 2016. Since the company's founding in 2010, it has successfully launched its game in South Korea, Japan, Russia, North/South America, Europe, Taiwan, and 100 other countries.
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2017
rev ($mm)
$104.01
EBITDA ($mm)
$58.85
EBIT ($mm)
$57.44
Net Income ($mm)
$43.97
Employees
0
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Ticker: KOSDAQ:A060240
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Longtu Korea Inc.
Longtu Korea Inc.
Longtu Korea Inc. is an Android game developer that has been active since 2015. The current app portfolio contains 4 games. Longtu Korea is known for its popular mobile MMORPG Sword and Magic.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$53.10
EBITDA ($mm)
$4.05
EBIT ($mm)
$0.42
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
77
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Ticker: WSE:MGS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Macro Games S.A.
Macro Games S.A.
Macro Games S.A. is a Polish company that operates CSCenter.pl and MyCraft.pl, gaming websites that provide the latest news, videos and live streams for the games Counter-Strike and Minecraft. The company produces games as well, mainly in the MMORPG genre using a free-to-play business model.
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2017
rev ($mm)
$1.24
EBITDA ($mm)
$0.25
EBIT ($mm)
$0.14
Net Income ($mm)
$0.06
Employees
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Ticker: TSE:2432
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
DeNA Global, Inc.
DeNA Global, Inc.
DeNA is the global leader in mobile internet entertainment. DeNA develops and operates a broad range of mobile and online services including games, e-commerce and entertainment content distribution.
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2018
rev ($mm)
$1,148.98
EBITDA ($mm)
$205.30
EBIT ($mm)
$103.13
Net Income ($mm)
$73.77
Employees
2475
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Ticker: ZNGA
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Zynga, Inc.
Zynga, Inc.
Zynga is an American video game developer running social video game services since 2007. The company develops social games that work stand-alone on mobile phone platforms such as Apple iOS, Android, Windows Phone and on the Internet through its website, Zynga.com, and social networking websites.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$1,605.21
EBITDA ($mm)
($5.51)
EBIT ($mm)
($82.10)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
1883
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