By Vivendi SA

closed 3/12/2020 via BNC Analysis

Cicero-Group merged with AMO Strategic Advisors,

synopsis: French advertising agency Havas SA acquired a majority stake in Cicero Consulting Ltd., a U.K.-based public affairs and corporate communications consultancy. Cicero will be merged into Havas' global advisory network AMO and renamed Cicero/AMO.
buyer parent: Vivendi SA
buyer: AMO Strategic Advisors
AMO is the leading global partnership of corporate and financial communications consultancies. They provide sophisticated communications counsel for reputation management, M&A and capital market transactions, media relations, investor relations and corporate crises. "
target: Cicero-Group
Cicero is a full-service communications and market research agency. They design and deliver award-winning corporate, brand, political and regulatory campaigns across all major business sectors from their offices in London, Brussels and Dublin.
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closed 1/15/2020 via BNC Analysis

See Tickets International, acquired Starticket AG

synopsis: See Tickets announced the acquisition of Starticket, a major player in Switzerland with over five million tickets sold annually. Starticket is owned by private Swiss media group Tamedia, which has adopted a new corporate structure and name and is now known as TX Group.
buyer parent: Vivendi SA
buyer: See Tickets International
See Tickets is the trading name of an international ticketing services company owned by Vivendi SA. See retails and distributes tickets for music, theatre, festival, sport, comedy and lifestyle events working with more than 5,000 clients globally. "
target parent: TX Group AG
target: Starticket AG
Established in 2003, Starticket is Switzerland’s second largest ticket marketer. Starticket sells several million tickets for events across Switzerland each year, using a network of 1,500 sales offices, a call center and its e-Shop at starticket.ch.
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closed 12/19/2019 via BNC Analysis

Havas, acquired Shobiz

synopsis: Havas Group, one of the world’s largest global communications groups, has acquired Shobiz, a multidisciplinary experiential communications agency in India. Shobiz delivers engaging and memorable experiential brand solutions that impact their clients businesses.
buyer parent: Vivendi SA
buyer: Havas (ENXTPA:HAV:$2,703.63)
Based in France, Havas is one of the world’s largest global communications groups. Havas has a fully integrated model through its Havas Villages around the world. In these Villages, creative, media and healthcare & wellness teams work together, ensuring agility and seamless experiences for clients. "
target: Shobiz
Shobiz is a multidisciplinary experiential communications agency in India. Shobiz delivers engaging and memorable experiential brand solutions that impact their clients businesses. The agency’s strengths include strategic planning, creative, graphic design, audience acquisition, and more.
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closed 12/18/2019 via Company Press Release

Havas, acquired Gate One Ltd

synopsis: France-based Havas Group, one of the world’s largest global communications groups, has acquired Gate One, one of the UK’s leading independent digital and business transformation consultancies. The acquisition adds significant new capabilities and reach to Havas’ UK operation and strengthens its international presence.
buyer parent: Vivendi SA
buyer: Havas (ENXTPA:HAV:$2,703.63)
Based in France, Havas is one of the world’s largest global communications groups. Havas has a fully integrated model through its Havas Villages around the world. In these Villages, creative, media and healthcare & wellness teams work together, ensuring agility and seamless experiences for clients. "
target: Gate One Ltd
UK-based Gate One is a digital and business transformation consultancy. It designs and delivers complex transformations for some of the world’s most interesting, innovative, and influential organisations.
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closed 11/13/2019 via BNC Analysis

myCANAL, acquired Kino Swiat

synopsis: myCANAL, the leading provider of premium channels and thematic in France, acquired Kino Świat, a Polish independent film distributor in Poland, active in the most important distribution fields, such as cinema, video, video on demand and television.
buyer parent: Vivendi SA
buyer: myCANAL
myCANAL (Canal+) is the leading provider of premium channels and thematic in France. They are the leader in premium-content and themed networks. They are also the leading pay-TV company, and platform in multi-channel bundling and distribution of pay-TV offerings in France. "
target: Kino Swiat
Kino Świat is a Polish independent film distributor in Poland, active in the most important distribution fields, such as cinema, video, video on demand and television. In addition to distribution, Kino Świat is also involved in the production and co-production of Polish and foreign films.
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closed 10/16/2019 via Company Press Release

Broadridge Financial Solutions, Inc., acquired Appatura

synopsis: Broadridge Financial Solutions, Inc., leading provider of investor communications and technology-driven solutions, has acquired Appatura Inc., an innovator in regulatory and marketing content management and automation.
buyer: Broadridge Financial Solutions, Inc. (BR:$4,338.00)
Broadridge Financial Solutions is a leading provider of investor communications and technology-driven solutions to banks, broker-dealers, asset and wealth managers and corporate issuers. Broadridge provides an important infrastructure that powers the financial services industry. "
target parent: Vivendi SA
target: Appatura
With its leading-edge, proprietary database and headless CM named Syntext, Appatura’s mutual fund focused workflow and publishing engine: Docubuilder, and its innovative AI and Machine Learning Appasense tools, Appatura has been helping transform the industry.
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announced 9/18/2019 via BNC Analysis

Havas, will acquire Langoor Pty Ltd

synopsis: Havas Group announced the acquisition of independent digital agency Langoor. Founded in 2010, full-service digital agency Langoor is present across India, the Middle East and Australia. As part of the agreement, Langoor will be rebranded as Langoor Havas and will be led by its co-founder Venugopal Ganganna.
buyer parent: Vivendi SA
buyer: Havas (ENXTPA:HAV:$2,703.63)
Based in France, Havas is one of the world’s largest global communications groups. Havas has a fully integrated model through its Havas Villages around the world. In these Villages, creative, media and healthcare & wellness teams work together, ensuring agility and seamless experiences for clients. "
target: Langoor Pty Ltd
Langoor is a web products and services company with offices in Sydney, Australia and Bangalore, India. Langoor offers web services ranging from branding, web development and design as well as online marketing and custom systems.
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closed 9/4/2019 via Company Press Release

Havas, acquired Buzzman

synopsis: Havas Group, one of the world’s largest global communications groups, has announced the acquisition of a 51% stake in Buzzman, the most awarded French independent advertising agency. They offer a new model of a 100% independent advertising agency combining supreme creativity with an advanced understanding of consumer engagement.
buyer parent: Vivendi SA
buyer: Havas (ENXTPA:HAV:$2,703.63)
Based in France, Havas is one of the world’s largest global communications groups. Havas has a fully integrated model through its Havas Villages around the world. In these Villages, creative, media and healthcare & wellness teams work together, ensuring agility and seamless experiences for clients. "
target: Buzzman
Founded in 2006, Buzzman is the most awarded French independent advertising agency. They offer a new model of a 100% independent advertising agency combining supreme creativity with an advanced understanding of consumer engagement.
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closed 7/18/2019 via BNC Analysis

Les Echos SA, myCANAL, acquired Mezzo SA

synopsis: Les Echos and myCANAL (Canal+) have announced the joint acquisition of Mezzo from Lagardère Group and France Télévisions. Paris-based Mezzo is a 21-year old broadcaster that runs two pay-TV channels, Mezzo and Mezzo Live HD, centred around classical music, jazz and dance.
buyer: Les Echos SA
buyer: myCANAL
Les Echos is the leading source of French economic and financial information. myCANAL (Canal+) is the leading provider of premium channels and thematic in France. "
target parent: Lagardère SCA
target: Mezzo SA
Paris-based Mezzo is a 21-year old broadcaster that runs two pay-TV channels, Mezzo and Mezzo Live HD, centred around classical music, jazz and dance.
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closed 7/17/2019 via BNC Analysis

myCANAL, acquired ROK Advertising

synopsis: French television company myCANAL (Canal+) has acquired the ROK film studio from IROKO. ROK Studios is a leading African film and television studio and production house, based in Lagos, Nigeria. Actress and producer Mary Njoku — IROKOtv CEO Jason Njoku’s wife — founded ROK studios and will stay on as director general under the Canal+ acquisition.
buyer parent: Vivendi SA
buyer: myCANAL
myCANAL (Canal+) is the leading provider of premium channels and thematic in France. They are the leader in premium-content and themed networks. They are also the leading pay-TV company, and platform in multi-channel bundling and distribution of pay-TV offerings in France. "
target parent: IROKO
target: ROK Advertising
ROK Studios is a leading African film and television studio and production house, based in Lagos, Nigeria. ROK Studios is an awesome and dynamic African production studio focused on creating and producing original high quality African Film and TV series.
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closed 6/20/2019 via BusinessWire

Havas, acquired Battery

synopsis: France-based Havas Group has acquired Battery, a culture-driven creative agency. Battery specializes in gaming and streaming entertainment and has created advertising campaigns for Netflix and Activision Blizzard. Battery will become part of the Annex, Havas’ global network designed to help brands tap into the business of culture.
buyer parent: Vivendi SA
buyer: Havas (ENXTPA:HAV:$2,703.63)
Based in France, Havas is one of the world’s largest global communications groups. The Annex is Havas’ fast-growing global network designed to help brands tap into the business of culture, and be renamed Battery Annex. "
target: Battery
Battery is a highly acclaimed, culture-driven creative agency with a specialized focus on gaming and streaming entertainment to bring storytelling to other industries. They create global advertising campaigns for brands like Netflix, Royal Bank of Canada, and Activision Blizzard.
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closed 2/27/2019 via BNC Analysis

Docavenue, acquired RDV Médicaux

synopsis: Docavenue, a subsidiary of the Cegedim group specializing in the teleconsultation of doctors, announced the acquisition of the online appointments site RDVMédicaux, which belonged to Vivendi. 
buyer parent: Cegedim
buyer: Docavenue
Docavenue, a subsidiary of the Cegedim group, is specialized in the teleconsultation of doctors. Some 500 doctors are currently using Docavenue's teleconsultation tool. Docavenue is based in Boulogne-Billancourt, France. "
target parent: Vivendi SA
target: RDV Médicaux
RDV Médicaux, based in Paris, is an online platform lets users make an appointment with a doctor anywhere in France.
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announced 2/13/2019 via BNC Analysis

Universal Music Group, Inc., will acquire Ingrooves Music Group

synopsis: Universal Music Group, a world leader in music-based entertainment has agreed to acquire Ingrooves. Ingrooves is a leader in the independent music distribution and marketing industry. They provide independent labels, established artists and other content owners with analytics, management services and marketing solutions.
buyer parent: Vivendi SA
buyer: Universal Music Group, Inc.
Universal Music Group (UMG) is the world leader in music-based entertainment, with a broad array of businesses engaged in recorded music, music publishing, merchandising and audiovisual content in more than 60 countries. "
target: Ingrooves Music Group
​Ingrooves, a leader in the independent music distribution and marketing industry, provides independent labels, established artists and other content owners with the most transparent and scalable distribution tools including analytics, rights management services, and thoughtful marketing solutions.
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announced 12/19/2018 via Company Press Release

Gameloft, will acquire FreshPlanet

synopsis: Gameloft, leader in the development and publishing of mobile games, announced an agreement to acquire FreshPlanet, makers of the multi-awarded SongPop games on mobile. In line with Gameloft’s philosophy to provide the best gaming experiences to players of all ages & countries, this acquisition is a new milestone in the company’s expansion strategy.
buyer parent: Vivendi SA
buyer: Gameloft (ENXTPA:GFT:$268.27)
Leader in the development and publishing of mobile games, Gameloft® has established itself as one of the top innovators in its field since 2000. Gameloft creates games for all digital platforms. Gameloft distributes its games in over 100 countries and employs 4,600 people worldwide. "
target: FreshPlanet
FreshPlanet is the maker of the multi-awarded SongPop games on mobile. SongPop and SongPop 2 are the world’s biggest music trivia games which received several awards. These highly social games feature clips from the most popular songs to guess and are extremely fun to play with.
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closed 1/31/2019 via BusinessWire

Vivendi SA, acquired Editis

synopsis: Vivendi, a French integrated content, media and communications group, has completed the acquisition of Editis, a French group of publishing companies, from Grupo Planeta, a Spanish media group based in Madrid.
buyer: Vivendi SA (ENXTPA:VIV:$17,592.12)
Vivendi is an integrated content, media and communications group. The company operates businesses throughout the media value chain, from talent discovery to the creation, production and distribution of content. "
target parent: Grupo Planeta
target: Editis
Editis holds leading positions in three segments of the French publishing business, in particular Literature (trade and mass market formats), Education (scholarly, scholastic aids, middle school, high school, university, legal and medical), and Reference (dictionaries and encyclopedias).
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announced 10/24/2018 via BNC Analysis

Olympia Production SAS, will acquire Garorock Festival

synopsis: French promoter and festival producer Olympia Production, a subsidiary of Vivendi, announced that it had signed an agreement to acquire Garorock, one of the country's largest music festivals. Garorock takes place at the end of June in Marmande, South-West France.
buyer parent: Vivendi SA
buyer: Olympia Production SAS
Created in 2016, Olympia Production is a production house for shows and concerts. Since its creation, Olympia Production produced or coproduced in France more than 600 shows by a dozen artists. "
target: Garorock Festival
Garorock is one of the France's largest music festivals. The festival was launched in 1997 and grew into a four-day event that counted 145,000 people in total in 2018, with a lineup that included Macklemore, Marilyn Manson, Indochine, Charlotte Gainsbourg, DJ Snake and more.
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closed 9/13/2018 via Company Press Release

Havas, acquired Republica Havas

synopsis: Havas Group, one of the world's largest global communications group, has acquired Republica , one of America's leading and fastest-growing multicultural advertising and communications agencies. Republica builds enduring relationships between brands and people across a spectrum of cultures, traditions, and languages.
buyer parent: Vivendi SA
buyer: Havas (ENXTPA:HAV:$2,703.63)
Based in France, Havas Group is one of the world’s largest global communications groups. Havas is committed to be the best company at creating meaningful connections between people and brands through creativity, media and innovation. "
target: Republica Havas
Republica is one of America’s leading and fastest-growing multicultural advertising and communications agencies. Through their “Rethink Relevant” strategic mantra, Republica builds enduring relationships between brands and people across a spectrum of cultures, traditions, and languages.
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closed 7/11/2018 via Company Press Release

Havas, acquired Catchi

synopsis: Havas Group has announced the acquisition of Catchi, the leading digital conversion rate optimisation (CRO) specialist across Australia and New Zealand (ANZ). The company helps businesses to optimise their digital channels and convert significantly more of their hard-earned website visitors into leads and sales.
buyer parent: Vivendi SA
buyer: Havas (ENXTPA:HAV:$2,703.63)
Havas is one of the world’s largest global communications groups. They are committed to being the best company at creating meaningful connections between people and brands through creativity, media and innovation. They operate with three business units: creative, media, and healthcare & wellness. "
target: Catchi
Catchi is the leading digital conversion rate optimisation (CRO) specialist across Australia and New Zealand (ANZ). The company helps businesses to optimise their digital channels and convert significantly more of their hard-earned website visitors into leads and sales.
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announced 5/29/2018 via Company Press Release

TRACE Company, will purchase Gospel Music Tv from THEMA SAS

synopsis: TRACE, a global multi-platform media and entertainment company, will acquire Gospel Music Tv from THEMA, a distributor of pay TV channels. Gospel Music Tv is a gospel music TV channel designed for the Sub-Saharan African audience. The channel offers African, American, contemporary, urban, and traditional gospel music.
buyer: TRACE Company
TRACE is a global multi-platform media and entertainment company that connects with multicultural audiences through premium afro urban music and content across 21 pay TV channels, radios, motion picture, online and mobile services in over 160 countries to 200M viewers and listeners. "
seller parent: Vivendi SA
seller: THEMA SAS
Gospel Music Tv is a gospel music TV channel designed for the Sub-Saharan African audience. The channel offers African, American, contemporary, urban, and traditional gospel music. Gospel Music Tv belongs to THEMA, a distributor of pay TV channels to cable, IPTV, and DTH operators.
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closed 4/16/2018 via BusinessWire

See Tickets International, acquired Paylogic

synopsis: Vivendi has announced that See Tickets, its international ticketing services company, acquired Paylogic, a ticketing and technology company headquartered in Amsterdam, from LiveStyle. Founded in 2005, Paylogic is the fastest growing ticketing company in Europe, with offices in the Netherlands, Belgium, and Germany.
buyer parent: Vivendi SA
buyer: See Tickets International
See Tickets is one of the largest primary ticket companies in Europe - they have the muscle of a big organization, but hold the values of a small one. Their focus is getting their customers to live events. "
target parent: LiveStyle, Inc.
target: Paylogic
Founded in 2005 in the Netherlands, Paylogic is the fastest growing ticketing company in Europe, with offices in the Netherlands, Belgium, and Germany. Paylogic has developed revolutionary digital ticketing environments for 1000’s of clients.
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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:$267,683.00)
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 4/1/2020 via BNC Analysis

Ad Litteram Inc., acquired Atma Classique

synopsis: Montreal-based Ad Litteram has acquired ATMA Classique, a Canadian record producer and distributor with a catalog that of over 500 titles. With the transaction, Ad Litteram acquires Disques ATMA Inc.'s shares and the ATMA Classic label, ensuring the company's sustainability with an emphasis on video and the expansion of the digital catalog.
buyer: Ad Litteram Inc.
Ad Litteram is a Canadian music house with a roster of services that includes music publishing, recordings, management, and video production. The company aims to provide its artists with the human, technological, commercial, and artistic means to carry out their projects. "
target: Atma Classique
ATMA Classique is a Canadian record producer and distributor with a catalog that of over 500 titles representing a wide spectrum of musical styles, from Baroque music to great symphonic works with countless detours in terms of traditional music, Neapolitan song, tango, and contemporary repertoire.
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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.
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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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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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announced 3/18/2020 via BNC Analysis

Exys, Inc., will acquire TriFort, Inc.

synopsis: Trifort Co., Ltd., a Japanese publisher and developer of mobile video games for Android and iOS devices, will merge with Exys Co., Ltd., a Tokyo based company that engages in illustration and manga production, as well as game and video development, to become Trys Co., Ltd.
buyer: Exys, Inc.
Exys is a Japanese company that operates in the sectors of illustration & manga production and game and video development. The company develops original IP as well as designs illustrations and characters for other companies. In 2019 Exys released its first smartphone game, "Mass For The Dead." "
target: TriFort, Inc.
Trifort is a Japanese publisher and developer of mobile video games for Android and iOS devices. The company also collaborates with other publishers to develop smartphone games and applications, from the planning stage through development.
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closed 3/11/2020 via Company Press Release

Tilting Point, purchased Star Trek Timelines from Disruptor Beam

synopsis: Tilting Point has acquired the popular character collection role-playing game (CCRPG) Star Trek Timelines from Disruptor Beam. Star Trek Timelines is considered the most expansive Star Trek game on mobile, featuring content across the first ten films and all seven television series, including the upcoming Star Trek: Picard.
buyer: Tilting Point
Tilting Point is a next-generation games partner that provides top development studios with capital, expert resources, services, and operational support to scale the success of high-quality free-to-play games. "
seller: Disruptor Beam
Star Trek Timelines is a character collection role-playing game (CCRPG) for the PC and mobile platforms. Star Trek Timelines is the most expansive Star Trek game on mobile, featuring content across the first ten films and all seven television series, including the upcoming Star Trek: Picard.
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Amber, acquired Scorpius Games

synopsis: Amber, a full-service game development and creative services agency based in Romania, has acquired Scorpius Games, an independent video game developer in Romania. Scorpius Games' first commercial game, PositronX, is a rogue-lite first person shooter that emphasizes strategic fast-paced combat, creative movement mechanics, and detailed visuals.
buyer: Amber
Amber is a full-service game development and creative services agency based in Romania. Amber offers a full range of game development services, including full game production, co-development, engineering, design, live ops, quality assurance and more. "
target: Scorpius Games
Scorpius Games is an independent video game developer in Romania. Scorpius Games' first commercial game, PositronX, is a rogue-lite first person shooter that emphasizes strategic fast-paced combat, creative time and movement mechanics, and detailed visuals.
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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 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.
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announced 2/26/2020 via GlobeNewswire

Recolor Oy, will acquire Codecacao d.o.o

synopsis: Kuuhubb Inc. is pleased to announce that Recolor Oy, a wholly-owned subsidiary, has entered into a sale and purchase agreement with Codecacao d.o.o in which Recolor Oy will acquire 100% of the issued and outstanding shares of Codecacao. Codecacao is a team of apps & games lovers developing globally recognized products.
buyer parent: Kuuhubb
buyer: Recolor Oy
Recolor is the world's favorite coloring app for adults. Join millions of people in the most relaxing coloring book experience available on the Google Play store and iOS. "
target: Codecacao d.o.o
Codecacao is a team of apps & games lovers developing globally recognized products. The company is based in Croatia and their products range from lifestyle applications used daily by millions of people to esports PaaS (Platform as a service) and game titles.
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closed 2/26/2020 via Company Press Release

Atari, SA, acquired WONDER, Inc.

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

Oculus VR, acquired Sanzaru Games

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

Endurance Music Group, acquired Wide Open Music

synopsis: Newly formed publishing company Endurance Music Group has acquired Wide Open Music, a music publishing and management company. Wide Open Music was founded in 2013 and is based in Nashville, Tennessee.
buyer parent: Raven Capital Management LLC.
buyer: Endurance Music Group
Formed in 2019, Endurance Music Group is a full-service music publishing house and is home to songwriters Scooter Carusoe and Clint Lagerberg, emerging songwriter-artists Ryan Plappert, Jake Rose, and songwriter Ben Stoll, and multiple successful catalogs. "
target: Wide Open Music
Wide Open Music operates as a music publishing and management company. The company was founded in 2013 and is based in Nashville, Tennessee.
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closed 2/20/2020 via BNC Analysis

Formax, LLC, acquired Firma Melodiya

synopsis: Firma Melodiya, a state-owned company for production, storage and distribution of sound recordings in Russia, has been acquired by Formax LLC, a company that works as an intermediary between owners of rights to musical works and companies that use background music in their work.
buyer: Formax, LLC
Formax LLC, registered in 2015, works as an intermediary between owners of rights to musical works and companies that use background music in their work. The company belongs to two businessmen - Mikhail Sukontsev and Dmitry Smirnov. "
target parent: The Federal Agency for State Property Management
target: Firma Melodiya
Firma Melodiya was founded in 1964 as a state-owned company for production, storage and distribution of sound recordings. Melodiya is the national heritage of Russia, and includes the most valuable archive which includes more than 230,000 sound recordings in a variety of genres.
price ($mm)
$5.13
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 2/19/2020 via gamesindustry.biz

Azerion BV, acquired Spil Games

synopsis: Azerion, a media, gaming, and technology company in Amsterdam, has acquired Netherland-based Spil Games, a leading casual game developer. Following the completion of the acquisition, Azerion's games will be added to Spil portals, with another 15,000 to be integrated from Game Distribution, another Azerion firm.
buyer: Azerion BV
Azerion is a Netherlands-based media, gaming, and technology company that provides safe, reliable, valuable content and services. Azerion engages users while helping advertisers and publishers connect with them by tailoring advertising and content solutions to markets where they're present. "
target: Spil Games
Spil Games, based in the Netherlands, is a global leader in web games. It has thousands of games across 30 portals, with people in more than 150 countries playing its games. Spil Games' DNA in web games puts it in a unique position to grow in the ever-changing games industry.
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announced 2/19/2020 via Company Press Release

Koch Media, will acquire Voxler SAS

synopsis: Embracer Group AB’s indirectly wholly owned subsidiary Koch Media GmbH, has entered into an agreement to acquire the Paris and Marseille based Voxler SAS, a leading developer of music and karaoke games.
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: Voxler SAS
Voxler is made up of an independent team that develops musical video games that have already made more than 2 million players sing and dance in Europe. Voxler is an official developer on all consoles on the market and has several successful musical games to its credit.
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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
closed 2/12/2020 via BNC Analysis

Kakao Games, acquired XLGames

synopsis: Black Desert Online publisher Kakao Games has acquired a majority stake in XL Games, a video game development company based in South Korea that publishes ArcheAge, an MMORPG, and Moonlight Sculptor, a mobile MMO.
buyer parent: Kakao
buyer: Kakao Games
Kakao Games is a multi-platform game publisher and developer headquartered in South Korea. It is a subsidiary of Kakao Corp. As a game publisher, it is known for Black Desert Online, a successful MMORPG in the global market, and PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds, a FPS hit. "
target: XLGames
XL Games is a video game development company based in South Korea that publishes ArcheAge, an MMORPG, and Moonlight Sculptor, a mobile MMO.
price ($mm)
$94*
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EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 2/6/2020 via BNC Analysis

Thunderful, acquired Guru Games

synopsis: Thunderful Group AB, a Swedish games publisher, has acquired Guru Games, an independent video game development company in Sweden. Guru Games creates short, high quality games that provide an intense, atmospheric and well-designed experience. Their titles include Magnetic: Cage Closed, Crazy Sorting Factory, and Medusa's Labyrinth.
buyer: Thunderful
Based in Sweden, Thunderful AB was founded as a parent company to Gothenburg, Sweden-based game development studios Image & Form International AB and Zoink AB, two of the most successful veterans in the Swedish gaming industry. Thunderful is a veritable video-gaming powerhouse on all platforms. "
target: Guru Games
Guru Games is an independent video game development company in Sweden. Guru Games creates short, high quality games that provide an intense, atmospheric and well-designed experience. Their titles include Magnetic: Cage Closed, Crazy Sorting Factory, and Medusa's Labyrinth.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$0
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
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:$267,683.00)
Apple revolutionized personal technology with the introduction of the Macintosh in 1984. Today, Apple leads the world in innovation with iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple Watch and Apple TV. Apple’s four software platforms—iOS, macOS, watchOS and tvOS—provide seamless experiences across all Apple devices. "
target: NextVR
NextVR is the world’s best virtual reality platform for delivering live sports and music in VR to fans globally. Launched in 2009, the company has patented technology that delivers an unparalleled VR experience providing fans extraordinary access and profound immersion.
price ($mm)
$100
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 4/1/2020 via BNC Analysis

Ad Litteram Inc., acquired Atma Classique

synopsis: Montreal-based Ad Litteram has acquired ATMA Classique, a Canadian record producer and distributor with a catalog that of over 500 titles. With the transaction, Ad Litteram acquires Disques ATMA Inc.'s shares and the ATMA Classic label, ensuring the company's sustainability with an emphasis on video and the expansion of the digital catalog.
buyer: Ad Litteram Inc.
Ad Litteram is a Canadian music house with a roster of services that includes music publishing, recordings, management, and video production. The company aims to provide its artists with the human, technological, commercial, and artistic means to carry out their projects. "
target: Atma Classique
ATMA Classique is a Canadian record producer and distributor with a catalog that of over 500 titles representing a wide spectrum of musical styles, from Baroque music to great symphonic works with countless detours in terms of traditional music, Neapolitan song, tango, and contemporary repertoire.
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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)
$15
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
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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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.
price ($mm)
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announced 3/18/2020 via BNC Analysis

Exys, Inc., will acquire TriFort, Inc.

synopsis: Trifort Co., Ltd., a Japanese publisher and developer of mobile video games for Android and iOS devices, will merge with Exys Co., Ltd., a Tokyo based company that engages in illustration and manga production, as well as game and video development, to become Trys Co., Ltd.
buyer: Exys, Inc.
Exys is a Japanese company that operates in the sectors of illustration & manga production and game and video development. The company develops original IP as well as designs illustrations and characters for other companies. In 2019 Exys released its first smartphone game, "Mass For The Dead." "
target: TriFort, Inc.
Trifort is a Japanese publisher and developer of mobile video games for Android and iOS devices. The company also collaborates with other publishers to develop smartphone games and applications, from the planning stage through development.
price ($mm)
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closed 3/11/2020 via Company Press Release

Tilting Point, purchased Star Trek Timelines from Disruptor Beam

synopsis: Tilting Point has acquired the popular character collection role-playing game (CCRPG) Star Trek Timelines from Disruptor Beam. Star Trek Timelines is considered the most expansive Star Trek game on mobile, featuring content across the first ten films and all seven television series, including the upcoming Star Trek: Picard.
buyer: Tilting Point
Tilting Point is a next-generation games partner that provides top development studios with capital, expert resources, services, and operational support to scale the success of high-quality free-to-play games. "
seller: Disruptor Beam
Star Trek Timelines is a character collection role-playing game (CCRPG) for the PC and mobile platforms. Star Trek Timelines is the most expansive Star Trek game on mobile, featuring content across the first ten films and all seven television series, including the upcoming Star Trek: Picard.
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closed 3/11/2020 via BNC Analysis

Amber, acquired Scorpius Games

synopsis: Amber, a full-service game development and creative services agency based in Romania, has acquired Scorpius Games, an independent video game developer in Romania. Scorpius Games' first commercial game, PositronX, is a rogue-lite first person shooter that emphasizes strategic fast-paced combat, creative movement mechanics, and detailed visuals.
buyer: Amber
Amber is a full-service game development and creative services agency based in Romania. Amber offers a full range of game development services, including full game production, co-development, engineering, design, live ops, quality assurance and more. "
target: Scorpius Games
Scorpius Games is an independent video game developer in Romania. Scorpius Games' first commercial game, PositronX, is a rogue-lite first person shooter that emphasizes strategic fast-paced combat, creative time and movement mechanics, and detailed visuals.
price ($mm)
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EV / rev
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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.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
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EV / EBITDA
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)
$0.56
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
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 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:$22.86)
Atari is an interactive entertainment production company. The company is globally recognized for its multi-platform, interactive entertainment and licensed products. Atari owns and/or manages a portfolio of more than 200 games and franchises. "
target: WONDER, Inc.
Wonder is creating the next-generation, all-in-one gaming platform to unite people in all the ways they play. They're a new breed of gamers, geeks and fun-seekers bound by their credo: all of the fun, none of the compromises.
price ($mm)
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.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 2/26/2020 via BNC Analysis

Endurance Music Group, acquired Wide Open Music

synopsis: Newly formed publishing company Endurance Music Group has acquired Wide Open Music, a music publishing and management company. Wide Open Music was founded in 2013 and is based in Nashville, Tennessee.
buyer parent: Raven Capital Management LLC.
buyer: Endurance Music Group
Formed in 2019, Endurance Music Group is a full-service music publishing house and is home to songwriters Scooter Carusoe and Clint Lagerberg, emerging songwriter-artists Ryan Plappert, Jake Rose, and songwriter Ben Stoll, and multiple successful catalogs. "
target: Wide Open Music
Wide Open Music operates as a music publishing and management company. The company was founded in 2013 and is based in Nashville, Tennessee.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 2/20/2020 via BNC Analysis

Formax, LLC, acquired Firma Melodiya

synopsis: Firma Melodiya, a state-owned company for production, storage and distribution of sound recordings in Russia, has been acquired by Formax LLC, a company that works as an intermediary between owners of rights to musical works and companies that use background music in their work.
buyer: Formax, LLC
Formax LLC, registered in 2015, works as an intermediary between owners of rights to musical works and companies that use background music in their work. The company belongs to two businessmen - Mikhail Sukontsev and Dmitry Smirnov. "
target parent: The Federal Agency for State Property Management
target: Firma Melodiya
Firma Melodiya was founded in 1964 as a state-owned company for production, storage and distribution of sound recordings. Melodiya is the national heritage of Russia, and includes the most valuable archive which includes more than 230,000 sound recordings in a variety of genres.
price ($mm)
$5.13
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 2/19/2020 via gamesindustry.biz

Azerion BV, acquired Spil Games

synopsis: Azerion, a media, gaming, and technology company in Amsterdam, has acquired Netherland-based Spil Games, a leading casual game developer. Following the completion of the acquisition, Azerion's games will be added to Spil portals, with another 15,000 to be integrated from Game Distribution, another Azerion firm.
buyer: Azerion BV
Azerion is a Netherlands-based media, gaming, and technology company that provides safe, reliable, valuable content and services. Azerion engages users while helping advertisers and publishers connect with them by tailoring advertising and content solutions to markets where they're present. "
target: Spil Games
Spil Games, based in the Netherlands, is a global leader in web games. It has thousands of games across 30 portals, with people in more than 150 countries playing its games. Spil Games' DNA in web games puts it in a unique position to grow in the ever-changing games industry.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 2/19/2020 via Company Press Release

Koch Media, will acquire Voxler SAS

synopsis: Embracer Group AB’s indirectly wholly owned subsidiary Koch Media GmbH, has entered into an agreement to acquire the Paris and Marseille based Voxler SAS, a leading developer of music and karaoke games.
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: Voxler SAS
Voxler is made up of an independent team that develops musical video games that have already made more than 2 million players sing and dance in Europe. Voxler is an official developer on all consoles on the market and has several successful musical games to its credit.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
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
closed 2/12/2020 via BNC Analysis

Kakao Games, acquired XLGames

synopsis: Black Desert Online publisher Kakao Games has acquired a majority stake in XL Games, a video game development company based in South Korea that publishes ArcheAge, an MMORPG, and Moonlight Sculptor, a mobile MMO.
buyer parent: Kakao
buyer: Kakao Games
Kakao Games is a multi-platform game publisher and developer headquartered in South Korea. It is a subsidiary of Kakao Corp. As a game publisher, it is known for Black Desert Online, a successful MMORPG in the global market, and PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds, a FPS hit. "
target: XLGames
XL Games is a video game development company based in South Korea that publishes ArcheAge, an MMORPG, and Moonlight Sculptor, a mobile MMO.
price ($mm)
$94*
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 2/6/2020 via BNC Analysis

Thunderful, acquired Guru Games

synopsis: Thunderful Group AB, a Swedish games publisher, has acquired Guru Games, an independent video game development company in Sweden. Guru Games creates short, high quality games that provide an intense, atmospheric and well-designed experience. Their titles include Magnetic: Cage Closed, Crazy Sorting Factory, and Medusa's Labyrinth.
buyer: Thunderful
Based in Sweden, Thunderful AB was founded as a parent company to Gothenburg, Sweden-based game development studios Image & Form International AB and Zoink AB, two of the most successful veterans in the Swedish gaming industry. Thunderful is a veritable video-gaming powerhouse on all platforms. "
target: Guru Games
Guru Games is an independent video game development company in Sweden. Guru Games creates short, high quality games that provide an intense, atmospheric and well-designed experience. Their titles include Magnetic: Cage Closed, Crazy Sorting Factory, and Medusa's Labyrinth.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$0
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
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EBITDA ($mm)
$51,370.00
EBIT ($mm)
$41,292.00
Net Income ($mm)
$23,012.00
Employees
5362
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Ticker: DIS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The Walt Disney Company
The Walt Disney Company
The Walt Disney Company, together with its subsidiaries and affiliates, is a leading diversified international family entertainment and media enterprise with five business segments: media networks, parks and resorts, studio entertainment, consumer products and interactive media.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$75,125.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$16,080.20
EBIT ($mm)
$11,354.20
Net Income ($mm)
$10,373.00
Employees
223000
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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
2019
rev ($mm)
$53,544.27
EBITDA ($mm)
$21,652.02
EBIT ($mm)
$15,948.80
Net Income ($mm)
$13,242.41
Employees
60860
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Ticker: CBS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
CBS Corporation
CBS Corporation
CBS Corporation is a mass media company with constituent parts that reach back to the beginnings of the broadcast industry, as well as newer businesses that operate on the leading edge of the media industry.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$15,295.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$2,957.00
EBIT ($mm)
$2,744.00
Net Income ($mm)
$2,903.00
Employees
12770
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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: NWSA
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
News Corporation
News Corporation
News Corporation is a diversified media and information services company with operations in several industry segments: news and information services, digital real estate services, book publishing, digital education, and sports programming and pay-TV distribution.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$9,742.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$883.00
EBIT ($mm)
$444.00
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
28000
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Ticker: ENXTPA:MMB
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Lagardère SCA
Lagardère SCA
The Lagardère group is a global leader in content production and distribution whose powerful brands leverage its virtual and physical networks to attract and enjoy qualified audiences. It is structured around four business lines: publishing, travel retail, media, and sports and entertainment.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$8,474.69
EBITDA ($mm)
$736.40
EBIT ($mm)
$385.52
Net Income ($mm)
$156.44
Employees
28738
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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: SNDA
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Shanda Interactive Entertainment Limited
Shanda Interactive Entertainment Limited
Shanda Interactive Entertainment Limited is a leading interactive entertainment media company in China. Shanda offers a portfolio of diversified entertainment content including some of the most popular massively multi-player and casual online games in China.
year
2010
rev ($mm)
$5,572.25
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,371.86
EBIT ($mm)
$850.83
Net Income ($mm)
$614.15
Employees
8431
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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: KOSE:A035420
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Naver Corporation
Naver Corporation
Naver Corporation is an Internet content service operator headquartered in Seongnam, South Korea. It operates the Naver search portal and Hangame gaming services. Its spinoff companies in Japan operate the Line messaging service in addition to offering Japanese versions of Naver and Hangame.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$4,765.33
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,101.84
EBIT ($mm)
$908.72
Net Income ($mm)
$632.78
Employees
2346
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Ticker: IAC
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
IAC
IAC
IAC is a leading media and Internet company comprised of some of the world’s most recognized brands and products, such as HomeAdvisor, Vimeo, About.com, Dictionary.com, The Daily Beast, Investopedia, and Match Group’s online dating portfolio, which includes Match, OkCupid and Tinder.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$4,757.06
EBITDA ($mm)
$765.65
EBIT ($mm)
$584.65
Net Income ($mm)
$431.13
Employees
7800
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Ticker: JSE:NPN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Naspers Ltd.
Naspers Ltd.
Founded in 1915, Naspers is a global internet and entertainment group and one of the largest technology investors in the world. Operating in more than 130 countries and markets with long-term growth potential, Naspers builds leading companies that empower people and enrich communities.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$3,509.00
EBITDA ($mm)
($426.00)
EBIT ($mm)
($606.00)
Net Income ($mm)
$5,745.00
Employees
20196
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Ticker: ENXTPA:VIV
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Vivendi SA
Vivendi SA
Vivendi is an integrated media and content group. The company operates businesses throughout the media value chain, from talent discovery to the creation, production and distribution of content.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$17,592.12
EBITDA ($mm)
$2,099.15
EBIT ($mm)
$1,706.32
Net Income ($mm)
$1,751.69
Employees
43900
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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: DIS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The Walt Disney Company
The Walt Disney Company
The Walt Disney Company, together with its subsidiaries and affiliates, is a leading diversified international family entertainment and media enterprise with five business segments: media networks, parks and resorts, studio entertainment, consumer products and interactive media.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$75,125.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$16,080.20
EBIT ($mm)
$11,354.20
Net Income ($mm)
$10,373.00
Employees
223000
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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
2019
rev ($mm)
$53,544.27
EBITDA ($mm)
$21,652.02
EBIT ($mm)
$15,948.80
Net Income ($mm)
$13,242.41
Employees
60860
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Ticker: CBS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
CBS Corporation
CBS Corporation
CBS Corporation is a mass media company with constituent parts that reach back to the beginnings of the broadcast industry, as well as newer businesses that operate on the leading edge of the media industry.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$15,295.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$2,957.00
EBIT ($mm)
$2,744.00
Net Income ($mm)
$2,903.00
Employees
12770
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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: NWSA
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
News Corporation
News Corporation
News Corporation is a diversified media and information services company with operations in several industry segments: news and information services, digital real estate services, book publishing, digital education, and sports programming and pay-TV distribution.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$9,742.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$883.00
EBIT ($mm)
$444.00
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
28000
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Ticker: ENXTPA:MMB
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Lagardère SCA
Lagardère SCA
The Lagardère group is a global leader in content production and distribution whose powerful brands leverage its virtual and physical networks to attract and enjoy qualified audiences. It is structured around four business lines: publishing, travel retail, media, and sports and entertainment.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$8,474.69
EBITDA ($mm)
$736.40
EBIT ($mm)
$385.52
Net Income ($mm)
$156.44
Employees
28738
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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: SNDA
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Shanda Interactive Entertainment Limited
Shanda Interactive Entertainment Limited
Shanda Interactive Entertainment Limited is a leading interactive entertainment media company in China. Shanda offers a portfolio of diversified entertainment content including some of the most popular massively multi-player and casual online games in China.
year
2010
rev ($mm)
$5,572.25
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,371.86
EBIT ($mm)
$850.83
Net Income ($mm)
$614.15
Employees
8431
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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: KOSE:A035420
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Naver Corporation
Naver Corporation
Naver Corporation is an Internet content service operator headquartered in Seongnam, South Korea. It operates the Naver search portal and Hangame gaming services. Its spinoff companies in Japan operate the Line messaging service in addition to offering Japanese versions of Naver and Hangame.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$4,765.33
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,101.84
EBIT ($mm)
$908.72
Net Income ($mm)
$632.78
Employees
2346
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Ticker: IAC
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
IAC
IAC
IAC is a leading media and Internet company comprised of some of the world’s most recognized brands and products, such as HomeAdvisor, Vimeo, About.com, Dictionary.com, The Daily Beast, Investopedia, and Match Group’s online dating portfolio, which includes Match, OkCupid and Tinder.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$4,757.06
EBITDA ($mm)
$765.65
EBIT ($mm)
$584.65
Net Income ($mm)
$431.13
Employees
7800
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Ticker: JSE:NPN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Naspers Ltd.
Naspers Ltd.
Founded in 1915, Naspers is a global internet and entertainment group and one of the largest technology investors in the world. Operating in more than 130 countries and markets with long-term growth potential, Naspers builds leading companies that empower people and enrich communities.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$3,509.00
EBITDA ($mm)
($426.00)
EBIT ($mm)
($606.00)
Net Income ($mm)
$5,745.00
Employees
20196
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