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closed 8/3/2022 via gamesindustry.biz

Keywords Studios, acquired Mighty Games

synopsis: Keywords Studios, the international technical and creative services provider to the global video games industry, has acquired Mighty Games, an independent games studio in Australia. Mighty Games specialises in making smart little mobile games that pack a big punch. The studio focuses on fun, casual, social games with story and charm.
buyer: Keywords Studios (AIM:KWS:$512.20)
Ireland’s Keywords Studios is an international technical services provider to the global video games industry. It provides integrated art creation, software engineering, testing, localization, audio and customer care services to a blue-chip client base. "
target: Mighty Games
Mighty Games is an independent games studio in Australia. Mighty Games specialises in making smart little mobile games that pack a big punch. The studio focuses on fun, casual, social games with story and charm. Their titles include Piffle, Questy Quest, Shooty Skies, Charming Runes, and more.
price ($mm)
$4.10
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announced 1/22/2022 via BNC Analysis

Stillfront Group AB, will acquire 6waves Inc.

synopsis: Swedish game developer Stillfront Group has agreed to acquire Six Waves, a publisher of mobile free-to-play strategy games in Japan. Established in 2008, 6waves is focused on developing mid-core strategy games adapted for Japanese gamers. Its strategy games include Shishinogotoku, Sangokuhaousenki, and Tenchinogotoku.
buyer: Stillfront Group AB (OM:SF:$595.65)
Headquartered in Sweden, Stillfront Group is a leading free-to-play powerhouse of gaming studios. Its diverse and exciting games portfolio has two common themes; loyal users and long lifecycle games. "
target parent: NEXON Co., Ltd.
target: 6waves Inc.
6waves is a leading publisher of independent games on social networks and mobile platforms, partnering with developers all over the world to bring the best games to the millions of users in its gaming network. From its original roots on Facebook, the company has now expanded into iOS and Android.
price ($mm)
$201
rev ($mm)
$85
EBITDA ($mm)
$28
EV / rev
3.5x
EV / EBITDA
10.9x
closed 10/1/2021 via gamesindustry.biz

Voodoo SAS, acquired Beach Bum

synopsis: Voodoo, a French mobile game publisher and developer, has acquired Beach Bum, a mobile social game development company in Israel. Beach Bum brings a new twist to classic games such as Backgammon and Spades, by introducing them to the world of online casual games. Their games include Lord of the Board, Spades Royale, and Gin Rummy Stars.
buyer: Voodoo SAS
Voodoo is a French mobile game publisher and developer. Voodoo focuses on creating free-to-play "hyper casual games" for Android and iOS. Their hit games include Helix Jump, Snake VS Block, Paper.io, and more. Their games have over 300M monthly active users and more than 2 billion downloads. "
target: Beach Bum
Beach Bum is a mobile social game development company in Israel. Beach Bum brings a new twist to classic games such as Backgammon and Spades, by introducing them to the world of online casual games. Their games include Lord of the Board, Spades Royale, and Gin Rummy Stars.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$70
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
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closed 8/31/2021 via GlobeNewswire

Playtika Ltd., acquired Reworks Oy

synopsis: Playtika Holding Corp., a leading Israeli mobile gaming company and monetization platform, has acquired Finland-based mobile apps company Reworks Oy, maker of hit Design Entertainment app, Redecor. Playtika will leverage its expertise to further grow Redecor into a leading destination for design enthusiasts.
buyer: Playtika Ltd. (PLTK:$2,583.00)
Based in Israel, Playtika is a leading mobile gaming company and monetization platform with over 36 million monthly active users across a portfolio of games. Founded in 2010, Playtika was among the first to offer free-to-play social games on social networks and mobile platforms. "
target: Reworks Oy
Reworks is a Helsinki, Finland based mobile apps company that fuses lifestyle content and social gaming. Its apps spark creativity and unleash the creator within every person. Reworks is best known for Redecor, a fusion between home design and mobile gaming.
price ($mm)
$400
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announced 3/10/2021 via BNC Analysis

Leaf Mobile, will acquire Truly Social Games

synopsis: Leaf Mobile, Canada's leading free-to-play mobile game group, will acquire Truly Social Games ("TSG"), an innovative developer and publisher of mobile games headquartered in Vancouver, Canada. TSG set out to build games that engage and involve players from the very first click with products such as Planet Gold Rush.
buyer: Leaf Mobile (TSXV:LEAF:$15.44)
Leaf Mobile is a mobile game developer in Canada. Leaf Mobile is focused on creating engaging games that produce enduring player enjoyment. The company develops cannabis games through their LDRLY Games studio. Their games include Bud Farm Idle Tycoon, Bud Farm 420, Cheech & Chong Bud Farm, and more."
target: Truly Social Games
Truly Social Games ("TSG") is a developer and publisher of mobile games headquartered in Vancouver, Canada. TSG was founded in 2015 by Cooper DuBois and Patrick Tougas and has offices in Vancouver, Portland, and Minsk.
price ($mm)
$2.37
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announced 2/9/2021 via BusinessWire

Electronic Arts Inc., will acquire Glu Mobile Inc.

synopsis: Electronic Arts Inc., a global leader in interactive entertainment, and Glu Mobile Inc., a leading global developer and publisher of mobile games including Design Home, Covet Fashion, and MLB Tap Sports Baseball, have entered into a definitive agreement under which Electronic Arts will acquire Glu Mobile.
buyer: Electronic Arts Inc. (NasdaqGS:EA:$5,629.00)
Electronic Arts 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. In fiscal year 2020, EA posted GAAP net revenue of $5.5 billion. "
target: Glu Mobile Inc. (GLUU:$540.52)
Glu Mobile is a leading developer and publisher of mobile games. Glu’s diverse portfolio features top-grossing and award-winning original and licensed IP titles including, Covet Fashion, Deer Hunter, Design Home, Diner DASH Adventures, Disney Sorcerer’s Arena, and Kim Kardashian: Hollywood.
price ($mm)[EV]
$2,204 [$1,879]
rev ($mm)
$541
EBITDA ($mm)
$35
EV / rev
3.7x
EV / EBITDA
57.0x
announced 11/18/2020 via BNC Analysis

DECA Games, will acquire A Thinking Ape

synopsis: DECA Games, a German video game publisher and developer, will acquire A Thinking Ape Entertainment Ltd., a Canadian mobile Free-to-Play (FTP) game development studio. A Thinking Ape develops mobile games with a social core. Their titles include Party in My Dorm, Kingdoms at War, Casino X and Kingdom of Heckfire.
buyer parent: Embracer Group
buyer: DECA Games
DECA Games is a publisher and developer of video games that is headquartered in Berlin, Germany. The company's primary focus is on acquiring and operating older free-to-play games. They are the current owners and developers of the massively multiplayer online shooter Realm of the Mad God. "
target: A Thinking Ape
A Thinking Ape is a Canadian mobile Free-to-Play (FTP) game development studio. A Thinking Ape develops mobile games with a social core. They aim to make great games that make millions of players happy. Their titles include Party in My Dorm, Kingdoms at War, Casino X and Kingdom of Heckfire.
price ($mm)
$31
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closed 11/3/2020 via BNC Analysis

Flipkart, acquired Mech Mocha

synopsis: Flipkart, an Indian e-commerce company, has acquired Mech Mocha, a mobile game developer in India. Mech Mocha's Hello Play is India’s first real-time multiplayer social-gaming platform. The platform allows users to play live against other players in games such as Hello Ludo, Hello cricket, Hello Candy, Hello Bubble, and more.
buyer parent: Walmart
buyer: Flipkart
The Flipkart Group is one of India’s largest e-commerce marketplace and includes group companies Flipkart, Myntra, Jabong, and PhonePe. Flipkart has enabled millions to be a part of India's e-commerce revolution, offering over 80 million products across 80+ categories. "
target: Mech Mocha
Mech Mocha is a mobile game developer in India. Mech Mocha's Hello Play is India’s first real-time multiplayer social-gaming platform. The platform allows users to play live against other players in games such as Hello Ludo, Hello cricket, Hello Candy, Hello Bubble, and more.
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closed 8/28/2020 via gamesindustry.biz

MAG Interactive, acquired Sventertainment AB

synopsis: MAG Interactive, a leading mobile developer and publisher of casual mobile games in Sweden, has acquired Sventertainment, a Swedish mobile game company. Sventertainment's Primetime is a mobile quiz game that broadcasts quiz games live every day, seven days a week. Primetime enables players to compete in quizzes in real time and earn money.
buyer: MAG Interactive (OM:MAGI:$29.50)
MAG Interactive is a leading mobile developer and publisher of casual mobile games in Sweden. MAG Interactive creates quality experiences that make players want to come back for more. Their portfolio of games include Ruzzle, Word Domination, Wordbrain, Paint Hit, Quiz Duel, and more. "
target: Sventertainment AB
Sventertainment is a Swedish mobile game company that specializes in live-streamed entertainment. Sventertainment's Primetime is a mobile quiz game that broadcasts quiz games live every day, seven days a week. Primetime enables players to compete in quizzes in real time and earn money.
price ($mm)
$2.29
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closed 7/22/2020 via gamesindustry.biz

Tilting Point, acquired FTX Games

synopsis: Tilting Point, a leading free-to-play game publisher, has acquired free-to-play mobile games and assets from gambling technology software leader Playtech plc. Tilting Point's acquisition includes FTX Games, known for publishing The Walking Dead: Free Casino Slots and Russia-based Plamee Studios, the developer behind Narcos: Cartel Wars.
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. "
target parent: Playtech plc
target: FTX Games
FTX Games is an award-winning publisher of mobile and social games based on major box-office films and TV shows. Russia-based Plamee is a leading, cross-platform, casual and mid-core games developer for mobile players across all devices.
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closed 1/22/2020 via BNC Analysis

Stillfront Group AB, acquired Storm8, Inc.

synopsis: Stillfront Group, a market leader in the free-to-play online strategy games genre, has acquired Storm8. A leading mobile game network, Storm8 creates a world of play and discovery. Based in Redwood City, California, Storm8’s network includes over 45 games published across multiple genres—so there is something for everyone.
buyer: Stillfront Group AB (OM:SF:$595.65)
Headquartered in Sweden, Stillfront is a global group of gaming studios and a market leader in the free-to-play online strategy games genre. Their diverse and exciting game portfolio has two common themes; loyal users and long lifecycle games. "
target: Storm8, Inc.
Leading mobile game network, Storm8 creates a world of play and discovery. Based in Redwood City, California, Storm8’s network includes over 45 games published across multiple genres—so there is something for everyone.
price ($mm)
$304
rev ($mm)
$119
EBITDA ($mm)
$62
EV / rev
3.4x
EV / EBITDA
6.6x
closed 10/30/2019 via gamesindustry.biz

Bethesda Softworks, acquired Alpha Dog Games Inc.

synopsis: Bethesda Softworks, a leading video game publisher, has acquired Alpha Dog Games, a Canadian mobile game developer. Alpha Dog creates innovative and original mobile, tablet, and social games for gamers. Their games include MonstroCity: Rampage!, Wraithborne, and more.
buyer parent: ZeniMax Media, Inc.
buyer: Bethesda Softworks
Bethesda is a leading video game publisher. Bethesda has a long history of success as a publisher of award-winning video games. The Company's growing library of intellectual properties includes such major franchises as The Elder Scrolls, Fallout, Dishonored, DOOM, QUAKE, Wolfenstein, and more. "
target: Alpha Dog Games Inc.
Alpha Dog Games is a Canadian mobile game developer. Alpha Dog creates innovative and original mobile, tablet, and social games for gamers. Harnessing the power of Unity and Unreal Engine 4, their goal is to build an iconic brand through evolutionary design and pushing the limit of mobile games.
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closed 9/25/2019 via BNC Analysis

Nazara Technologies Pvt. Ltd., acquired SportsUnity Pvt. Ltd.

synopsis: Nazara Technologies Ltd, a mobile game developer in India, has acquired a majority stake in SportsUnity Pvt. Ltd, an Indian video game developer. SportsUnity is the developer of Qunami, India's #1 mobile quiz game. Qunami is cricket quiz platform that allows users to compete in tournaments or one-on-one battles for fun or money.
buyer: Nazara Technologies Pvt. Ltd. (BSE:543280:$69.18)
Nazara is a leading mobile games publisher focused on the large mobile consumer base in India and other emerging markets. In addition to publishing a range of branded and original mobile games, Nazara also runs gaming subscription service across 60 countries. "
target: SportsUnity Pvt. Ltd.
SportsUnity is an Indian video game developer. SportsUnity is the developer of Qunami, India's #1 mobile quiz game. Qunami is cricket quiz platform that allows users to challenge their friends and compete in tournaments or one-on-one battles for fun or money.
price ($mm)
$1.05
rev ($mm)
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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:$268.27)
Leader in the development and publishing of mobile games, Gameloft® has established itself as one of the top innovators in its field since 2000. Gameloft creates games for all digital platforms. Gameloft distributes its games in over 100 countries and employs 4,600 people worldwide. "
target: FreshPlanet
FreshPlanet is the maker of the multi-awarded SongPop games on mobile. SongPop and SongPop 2 are the world’s biggest music trivia games which received several awards. These highly social games feature clips from the most popular songs to guess and are extremely fun to play with.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$342
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
announced 9/10/2018 via BNC Analysis

Hugo Games A/S, will acquire 5th Planet Games Inc.

synopsis: Hugo Games is pleased to announce that it has signed a letter of intent to acquire California-based "5th Planet Games". 5th Planet Games is a leading community-focused mobile and browser-based game company. It was founded in 2009 by owner Robert Winkler.
buyer: Hugo Games A/S (OB:HUGO:$0.71)
Hugo Games is an award winning mobile games publisher and developer located in Copenhagen and Nottingham. Established in 2011, Hugo Games has reached millions of players worldwide with titles such as Hugo Troll Race 2, Kick ‘n’ Run and Super Stars Cristiano Ronaldo. "
target: 5th Planet Games Inc.
5th Planet Games is an exciting, young company dedicated to making story driven, content rich games for social and mobile platforms. All applications are developed in-house using proprietary technology while partnering with some of the best companies in the industry.
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closed 9/10/2018 via BNC Analysis

PlayStack Ltd, acquired Hisome

synopsis: PlayStack, a London-based games publisher, has acquired Hisome, a Helsink-based game development studio. Hisome develops social games for iOS and Android devices. The company aims to revolutionize gaming by combining games with messaging and social media.
buyer: PlayStack Ltd
PlayStack is a London-based games publisher. Their mission is to find, fund, and promote the best new games in the industry. PlayStack offers end-to-end funding, publishing expertise, and technologies to help developers build a strong gamer audience and community. "
target: Hisome
Hisome is a Helsink-based game development studio. Hisome develops social games for iOS and Android devices. The company aims to revolutionize gaming by combining games with messaging and social media.
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announced 8/31/2018 via BNC Analysis

Evolable Asia Corp., will acquire Kayac Hanoi Co., Ltd

synopsis: Evolable Asia, a Tokyo-based company that operates three popular online travel portals, will acquire Kayac Hanoi from Kayac, a game development studio in Japan. Kayac Hanoi is a mobile video game development company in Vietnam that focuses on planning, developing and operating casual social games.
buyer: Evolable Asia Corp. (TSE:6191:$47.36)
Evolable Asia is a Tokyo-based company that operates three popular online travel portals. Through their portals the company provides travel and hotel booking services at competitive prices. Over 600 travel sites use their technology to power their own flight, hotel, and tour package searches. "
target parent: KAYAC Inc.
target: Kayac Hanoi Co., Ltd
Kayac Hanoi is a mobile video game development company in Vietnam that focuses on planning, developing and operating casual social games. Their portfolio of games include Stickman Striker, Ninja Legend, and Fantasy Rush.
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announced 6/20/2018 via Company Press Release

funplex, Inc., will acquire ORATTA, Inc.

synopsis: funplex, Inc., a Japanese video game developer that designs and develops social mobile games in various genres, will acquire ORATTA, Inc., a video game developer in Japan. ORATTA develops social mobile games to connect people all over the world. Their portfolio of games include Sengoku Asuka Zero, Dragon Solitaire, Gamera Battle, and more.
buyer parent: Gree, Inc.
buyer: funplex, Inc.
Founded in 2015, funplex, Inc. is a Japanese video game developer. funplex designs and develops social mobile games in various genres. The company's portfolio of games includes over 20 titles in the hack and slash, role playing game, and fantasy genres. "
target: ORATTA, Inc.
Founded in 2010, ORATTA, Inc. is a video game developer in Japan. ORATTA develops social mobile games to connect people all over the world. Their portfolio of games include Sengoku Asuka Zero, Chloris Garden, Dragon Solitaire, Chaos Blade, Soul Saviour, Gamera Battle, and more.
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closed 4/26/2018 via BNC Analysis

Mail.Ru LLC, acquired Bit.Games

synopsis: Russian internet company Mail.ru Group has acquired a 51 percent stake in Bit.Games, a Russian game developer that creates social and mobile games. Bit.Games has launched 11 games across different platforms, and their games attract over 400,000 players per day.
buyer: Mail.Ru LLC (LSE:MAIL:$1,350.66)
Mail.Ru Group develops Internet communications and entertainment services in Russia and globally. The company operates Russian language social networks Vkontakte (VK), Odnoklassniki (OK) and Moi Mir (My World), instant messenger services in Russia — Agent Mail.Ru and ICQ and more. "
target: Bit.Games
Founded in 2002, Bit.Games is a Russian game developer that creates social and mobile games for the most popular platforms. Bit.Games has launched 11 games across different platforms, and their games attract over 400,000 players per day.
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closed 3/14/2018 via BusinessWire

Jam City, acquired Brainz Games

synopsis: Jam City, a global leader in mobile entertainment, providing social gaming experiences for millions of players around the world, announced that it has acquired the assets of Brainz, a Bogota, Colombia-based mobile game developer, including the upcoming action strategy game World War Doh.
buyer: Jam City
Jam City is a global leader in mobile entertainment, providing social gaming experiences for millions of players around the world. They are the go-to studio for Hollywood, having developed immersive, narrative mobile games around iconic entertainment brands including Harry Potter and Family Guy. "
target: Brainz Games
With offices in Bogota and Medellin, Colombia, Brainz Games is the developer of World War Doh, a fast-paced strategy game in which players lead the Commander and his (not entirely willing) band of allies in real-time combat while deploying troop and spell combinations into the battlefield.
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closed 8/3/2022 via gamesindustry.biz

Keywords Studios, acquired Mighty Games

synopsis: Keywords Studios, the international technical and creative services provider to the global video games industry, has acquired Mighty Games, an independent games studio in Australia. Mighty Games specialises in making smart little mobile games that pack a big punch. The studio focuses on fun, casual, social games with story and charm.
buyer: Keywords Studios (AIM:KWS:$512.20)
Ireland’s Keywords Studios is an international technical services provider to the global video games industry. It provides integrated art creation, software engineering, testing, localization, audio and customer care services to a blue-chip client base. "
target: Mighty Games
Mighty Games is an independent games studio in Australia. Mighty Games specialises in making smart little mobile games that pack a big punch. The studio focuses on fun, casual, social games with story and charm. Their titles include Piffle, Questy Quest, Shooty Skies, Charming Runes, and more.
price ($mm)
$4.10
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closed 8/3/2022 via gamesindustry.biz

Keywords Studios, acquired Mighty Games

synopsis: Keywords Studios, the international technical and creative services provider to the global video games industry, has acquired Mighty Games, an independent games studio in Australia. Mighty Games specialises in making smart little mobile games that pack a big punch. The studio focuses on fun, casual, social games with story and charm.
buyer: Keywords Studios (AIM:KWS:$512.20)
Ireland’s Keywords Studios is an international technical services provider to the global video games industry. It provides integrated art creation, software engineering, testing, localization, audio and customer care services to a blue-chip client base. "
target: Mighty Games
Mighty Games is an independent games studio in Australia. Mighty Games specialises in making smart little mobile games that pack a big punch. The studio focuses on fun, casual, social games with story and charm. Their titles include Piffle, Questy Quest, Shooty Skies, Charming Runes, and more.
price ($mm)
$4.10
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closed 6/8/2022 via Company Press Release

Keywords Studios, acquired Forgotten Empires

synopsis: Keywords Studios, the international technical and creative services provider to the global video games industry, has acquired Forgotten Empires, a full-service game development studio. Forgotten Empires specialises in the development of real time strategy games (RTS). Their games include the Age of Empires series and Age of Mythology.
buyer: Keywords Studios (AIM:KWS:$512.20)
Ireland’s Keywords Studios is an international technical services provider to the global video games industry. It provides integrated art creation, software engineering, testing, localization, audio and customer care services to a blue-chip client base. "
target: Forgotten Empires
Forgotten Empires is a full-service game development studio. Forgotten Empires focuses on developing Windows PC games and specialises in the development of real time strategy games (RTS). Their games include the Age of Empires series and Age of Mythology.
price ($mm)
$18
rev ($mm)
$7
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
4.5x
EV / EBITDA
closed 12/22/2021 via BNC Analysis

Keywords Studios, acquired Waste Creative

synopsis: Keywords Studios has acquired UK-based marketing agency Waste Creative. Based in London, Waste Creative provides services including community management for mobile game studios including Supercell, Nintendo, and Riot Games. They also offer services in design, strategy, and SEO.
buyer: Keywords Studios (AIM:KWS:$512.20)
Ireland’s Keywords Studios is an international technical services provider to the global video games industry. It provides integrated art creation, software engineering, testing, localization, audio and customer care services to a blue-chip client base. "
target: Waste Creative
Based in London, Waste Creative provides services including community management for mobile game studios including Supercell, Nintendo, and Riot Games. They also offer services in design, strategy, and SEO.
price ($mm)
$2.92
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closed 12/22/2021 via BNC Analysis

Keywords Studios, acquired Wicked Witch

synopsis: Keywords Studios has revealed that it has acquired Australian games development studio Wicked Witch. Founded in 2001, Melbourne-based Wicked Witch has provided game and graphic development support across multiple platforms including mobile. It has worked with both large publishers such as Microsoft and Riot Games and Australia-based developers.
buyer: Keywords Studios (AIM:KWS:$512.20)
Ireland’s Keywords Studios is an international technical services provider to the global video games industry. It provides integrated art creation, software engineering, testing, localization, audio and customer care services to a blue-chip client base. "
target: Wicked Witch
Founded in 2001, Melbourne-based Wicked Witch has provided game and graphic development support across multiple platforms including mobile. It has worked with both large publishers such as Microsoft and Riot Games and Australia-based developers.
price ($mm)
$6.50
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closed 8/12/2021 via BNC Analysis

Keywords Studios, acquired AMC RO STUDIO S.R.L.

synopsis: Keywords Studios, the international technical and creative services provider to the global video games industry, has acquired the entire issued share capital of AMC, a Romania-based leading 3D art and design studio focused on the video game industry.
buyer: Keywords Studios (AIM:KWS:$512.20)
Ireland’s Keywords Studios is an international technical services provider to the global video games industry. It provides integrated art creation, software engineering, testing, localization, audio and customer care services to a blue-chip client base. "
target: AMC RO STUDIO S.R.L.
AMC is a leading 3D art and design studio focused on the video game industry. Based in Bucharest, Romania and led by Cristina Neamtu, AMC enables its partners to realize their vision through creative 3D visual development and design across a range of game platforms.
price ($mm)
$3.29
rev ($mm)
$3
EBITDA ($mm)
$1
EV / rev
1.2x
EV / EBITDA
5.6x
closed 4/22/2021 via gamesindustry.biz

Keywords Studios, acquired Climax Studios

synopsis: Keywords Studios, an international technical and creative services provider to the global video games industry, has acquired Climax Studios, an independent AAA games company in the UK. Climax Studios has developed games for some of the biggest names in the world. The studio has worked on titles such as Crackdown 3, Dirt Rally 2.0, and more.
buyer: Keywords Studios (AIM:KWS:$512.20)
Ireland’s Keywords Studios is an international technical services provider to the global video games industry. It provides integrated art creation, software engineering, testing, localization, audio and customer care services to a blue-chip client base. "
target: Climax Studios
Climax Studios is an independent AAA games company in the UK. Climax Studios has developed games for some of the biggest names in the world, including Microsoft, Sony, Konami and 2K Games. The studio has worked on titles such as Crackdown 3, Dirt Rally 2.0, Silent Hill: Origins and more.
price ($mm)
$37
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closed 3/18/2021 via gamesindustry.biz

Keywords Studios, acquired Tantalus Media

synopsis: Game services provider Keywords Studios has acquired a 85% interest in Tantalus Media, an Australian video game developer based in Australia. They were founded in 1994 and have worked on over 100 titles since, including Age of Empires, Cities Skylines, Mass Effect, and The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess.
buyer: Keywords Studios (AIM:KWS:$512.20)
Ireland’s Keywords Studios is an international technical services provider to the global video games industry. It provides integrated art creation, software engineering, testing, localization, audio and customer care services to a blue-chip client base. "
target: Tantalus Media
Tantalus Media is an Australian video game developer based in Australia. They were founded in 1994 and have worked on over 100 titles since, including Age of Empires, Cities Skylines, Mass Effect, and The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess.
price ($mm)
$31
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
$6
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EV / EBITDA
7.8x
closed 12/17/2020 via Company Press Release

Keywords Studios, acquired Indigo Pearl

synopsis: Keywords Studios announced the acquisition of UK-based Indigo Pearl, a full-service PR agency specializing in Entertainment Technology PR. This covers all media fields associated with gadgets, tech, gaming, mobile, and downloadable content (DLC).
buyer: Keywords Studios (AIM:KWS:$512.20)
Ireland’s Keywords Studios is an international technical services provider to the global video games industry. It provides integrated art creation, software engineering, testing, localization, audio and customer care services to a blue-chip client base. "
target: Indigo Pearl
Indigo Pearl is a full-service PR agency specializing in Entertainment Technology PR. This covers all media fields associated with gadgets, tech, gaming, mobile, and downloadable content (DLC).
price ($mm)
$2.13
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closed 12/17/2020 via Company Press Release

Keywords Studios, acquired Jinglebell Communications

synopsis: Keywords Studios has announced the acquisition of Jinglebell Communications. Founded in 1981 and based in Milan, Italy, Jinglebell is a boutique recording studio that provides audio recording, music production and sound design for video games and advertisements.
buyer: Keywords Studios (AIM:KWS:$512.20)
Ireland’s Keywords Studios is an international technical services provider to the global video games industry. It provides integrated art creation, software engineering, testing, localization, audio and customer care services to a blue-chip client base. "
target: Jinglebell Communications
Founded in 1981 and based in Milan, Italy, Jinglebell is a boutique recording studio that provides audio recording, music production and sound design for video games and advertisements.
price ($mm)
$2.13
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 12/15/2020 via Company Press Release

Keywords Studios, will acquire High Voltage Software

synopsis: Keywords Studios, an international technical and creative services provider to the global video games industry, will acquire High Voltage Software, an award-winning game developer that develops for all major platforms. High Voltage has worked on games in various genres, including first-person shooters, collectible card games, and platformers.
buyer: Keywords Studios (AIM:KWS:$512.20)
Ireland’s Keywords Studios is an international technical services provider to the global video games industry. It provides integrated art creation, software engineering, testing, localization, audio and customer care services to a blue-chip client base. "
target: High Voltage Software
High Voltage Software is a game developer that develops for all major platforms. High Voltage prides itself on creating high-quality interactive content and experiences. The studio has worked on games in various genres, including first-person shooters, collectible card games, and platformers.
price ($mm)
$34
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 11/25/2020 via BNC Analysis

Keywords Studios, acquired G-Net Media

synopsis: Services provider Keywords Studios acquired games marketing company G-Net Media. Based in Los Angeles, G-Net works with clients such as Activision, Bethesda, Bungie, and Microsoft, as well as companies outside of games such as Netflix, Amazon Prime, and NBC Universal.
buyer: Keywords Studios (AIM:KWS:$512.20)
Ireland’s Keywords Studios is an international technical services provider to the global video games industry. It provides integrated art creation, software engineering, testing, localization, audio and customer care services to a blue-chip client base. "
target: G-Net Media
G-Net Media is a games marketing company based out of Los Angeles. They work with clients such as Activision, Bethesda, Bungie, and Microsoft, as well as companies outside of games such as Netflix, Amazon Prime, and NBC Universal.
price ($mm)
$18
rev ($mm)
$16
EBITDA ($mm)
$2
EV / rev
2.0x
EV / EBITDA
14.5x
closed 9/18/2020 via BNC Analysis

Keywords Studios, acquired Heavy Iron Studios

synopsis: Services and software giant Keywords has acquired Heavy Iron Studios, an American video game developer based in Los Angeles, California. Founded back in 1999, the studio has worked on titles including the recently-launched Marvel's Avengers from Square Enix, Activision's Call of Duty and Disney Infinity.
buyer: Keywords Studios (AIM:KWS:$512.20)
Ireland’s Keywords Studios is an international technical services provider to the global video games industry. It provides integrated art creation, software engineering, testing, localization, audio and customer care services to a blue-chip client base. "
target: Heavy Iron Studios
Heavy Iron Studios is an American video game developer based in Los Angeles, California. Founded back in 1999, the studio has worked on titles including the recently-launched Marvel's Avengers from Square Enix, Activision's Call of Duty and Disney Infinity.
price ($mm)
$4.50
rev ($mm)
$5
EBITDA ($mm)
$1
EV / rev
2.5x
EV / EBITDA
13.3x
closed 8/27/2020 via BNC Analysis

Keywords Studios, acquired Maverick Media Limited

synopsis: Keywords Studios, the international technical and creative services provider to the global video games industry, welcomes Maverick Media Limited, a premier video games creative marketing agency, to the Group. Maverick, based in London, is one of the longest established and most successful video games creative agencies in Europe.
buyer: Keywords Studios (AIM:KWS:$512.20)
Ireland’s Keywords Studios is an international technical services provider to the global video games industry. It provides integrated art creation, software engineering, testing, localization, audio and customer care services to a blue-chip client base. "
target: Maverick Media Limited
Maverick, based in London and founded by Will Jeffry in 1995, is one of the longest established and most successful video games creative agencies in Europe. It has produced award-winning campaigns for some of the world's most prestigious games publishers, developers and brands.
price ($mm)
$4.70
rev ($mm)
$4
EBITDA ($mm)
$1
EV / rev
1.1x
EV / EBITDA
3.6x
closed 6/26/2020 via BNC Analysis

Keywords Studios, acquired Coconut Lizard

synopsis: Services giant Keywords Studios has bought Coconut Lizard, a company that provides expert development support to video games development companies, particularly those working with Unreal Engine. Coconut Lizard Ltd was incorporated in 2015 and is based in Gateshead, United Kingdom.
buyer: Keywords Studios (AIM:KWS:$512.20)
Ireland’s Keywords Studios is an international technical services provider to the global video games industry. It provides integrated art creation, software engineering, testing, localization, audio and customer care services to a blue-chip client base. "
target: Coconut Lizard
Coconut Lizard provide expert development support to video games development companies, particularly those working with Unreal Engine. Coconut Lizard Ltd was incorporated in 2015 and is based in Gateshead, United Kingdom.
price ($mm)
$2.47
rev ($mm)
$2
EBITDA ($mm)
$0
EV / rev
1.3x
EV / EBITDA
5.7x
closed 12/18/2019 via Company Press Release

Keywords Studios, acquired Ichi Worldwide

synopsis: Keywords Studios, the go-to provider of technical and creative services to the global video games industry, has announced that it has acquired ICHI. Founded in 2009 and headquartered in London, ICHI provides a full suite of creative and marketing services to video game publishers and to the sports and entertainment sectors around the world.
buyer: Keywords Studios (AIM:KWS:$512.20)
Ireland’s Keywords Studios is an international technical services provider to the global video games industry. It provides integrated art creation, software engineering, testing, localization, audio and customer care services to a blue-chip client base. "
target: Ichi Worldwide
Founded in 2009 and headquartered in London, ICHI provides a full suite of creative and marketing services to video game publishers and to the sports and entertainment sectors around the world.
price ($mm)
$4.34
rev ($mm)
$4
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
1.1x
EV / EBITDA
closed 12/18/2019 via BNC Analysis

Keywords Studios, acquired Syllabes

synopsis: Keywords Studios, an international technical services provider to the global video games industry, has acquired Montreal-based Syllabes, a company that specializes in audio recording and casting services in French and English for the video games industry.
buyer: Keywords Studios (AIM:KWS:$512.20)
Ireland’s Keywords Studios is an international technical services provider to the global video games industry. It provides integrated art creation, software engineering, testing, localization, audio and customer care services to a blue-chip client base. "
target: Syllabes
Montreal-based Syllabes specializes in audio recording and casting services in French and English for the video games industry.
price ($mm)
$0.36
rev ($mm)
$1
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.7x
EV / EBITDA
closed 12/17/2019 via Company Press Release

Keywords Studios, acquired KantanMT.com

synopsis: Keywords Studios, the international technical and creative services provider to the global video games industry, has acquired KantanMT, a leading machine translation technology company in Ireland. KantanMT provides a SaaS based machine translation platform that enables users to develop and manage customized machine translation engines in the cloud.
buyer: Keywords Studios (AIM:KWS:$512.20)
Ireland’s Keywords Studios is an international technical services provider to the global video games industry. It provides integrated art creation, software engineering, testing, localization, audio and customer care services to a blue-chip client base. "
target: KantanMT.com
KantanMT.com is a leading machine translation technology company in Ireland. KantanMT provides a SaaS based machine translation platform that enables users to develop and manage customized machine translation engines in the cloud.
price ($mm)
$3.89
rev ($mm)
$1
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
8.8x
EV / EBITDA
announced 9/19/2019 via Company Press Release

Keywords Studios, will acquire TV+SYNCHRON

synopsis: Keywords Studios, an international technical services provider to the global video games industry, will acquire TV+SYNCHRON (TVS), a veteran of the German dubbing and localization industry. Based in Berlin, Germany, TVS has more than 25 years of experience of dubbing and localizing content into German, working across a range of media and formats.
buyer: Keywords Studios (AIM:KWS:$512.20)
Ireland’s Keywords Studios is an international technical services provider to the global video games industry. It provides integrated art creation, software engineering, testing, localization, audio and customer care services to a blue-chip client base. "
target: TV+SYNCHRON
TV+SYNCHRON (TVS) is a veteran of the German dubbing and localization industry. Based in Berlin, Germany, TVS has more than 25 years of experience of dubbing and localizing content into German, working across a range of media and formats.
price ($mm)
$4.09
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 6/12/2019 via BNC Analysis

Keywords Studios, acquired Descriptive Video Works Inc

synopsis: Ireland’s Keywords Studios, an international technical services provider to the global video games industry, has acquired Descriptive Video Works, a Canadian company that provides audio description services for broadcast and streamed programming including films and series as well as live events.
buyer: Keywords Studios (AIM:KWS:$512.20)
Ireland’s Keywords Studios is an international technical services provider to the global video games industry. It provides integrated art creation, software engineering, testing, localization, audio and customer care services to a blue-chip client base. "
target: Descriptive Video Works Inc
Headquartered in Canada, Descriptive Video Works provides audio description services for broadcast and streamed programming including films and series as well as live events such as the Olympics and Paralympics, for which it was the first company to provide real-time audio description.
price ($mm)
$2.41
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 4/24/2019 via Company Press Release

Keywords Studios, acquired Wizcorp

synopsis: Ireland's Keywords Studios, the international technical services provider to the global video games industry, has acquired Wizcorp, a Tokyo-based game development company focused on providing end-to-end services for games, including conception, development, production, and live operations.
buyer: Keywords Studios (AIM:KWS:$512.20)
Ireland’s Keywords Studios is an international technical services provider to the global video games industry. It provides integrated art creation, software engineering, testing, localization, audio and customer care services to a blue-chip client base. "
target parent: Ankama
target: Wizcorp
Based in Tokyo, Japan, Wizcorp develops games mainly in the mobile space, with particular expertise in HTML5 and other mobile technologies. Wizcorp has provided game development as a service to Japanese publishers and developers including LINE, Square Enix, Avex and Yahoo Japan.
price ($mm)
$1.07
rev ($mm)
$3
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.4x
EV / EBITDA
closed 3/9/2022 via Company Press Release

Lionbridge Technologies, Inc., acquired mouse-power GmbH

synopsis: Lionbridge Games, the premier video game globalization and publishing services partner, announced that it has acquired mouse-power, a full services video games voiceover and localization studio based in Berlin, Germany.
buyer parent: H.I.G. Capital
buyer: Lionbridge Technologies, Inc. (LIOX:$556.65)
Lionbridge is the world’s largest language services provider, offering leading translation and localization services and global marketing solutions. They help organizations achieve international success through customer service, advanced technologies, and a network of professional translators. "
target: mouse-power GmbH
mouse-power is a full services video games voiceover and localization studio based in Berlin, Germany. mouse-power is a leader in the German market with a stellar reputation for quality localization and audio work.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 12/17/2020 via Company Press Release

Keywords Studios, acquired Jinglebell Communications

synopsis: Keywords Studios has announced the acquisition of Jinglebell Communications. Founded in 1981 and based in Milan, Italy, Jinglebell is a boutique recording studio that provides audio recording, music production and sound design for video games and advertisements.
buyer: Keywords Studios (AIM:KWS:$512.20)
Ireland’s Keywords Studios is an international technical services provider to the global video games industry. It provides integrated art creation, software engineering, testing, localization, audio and customer care services to a blue-chip client base. "
target: Jinglebell Communications
Founded in 1981 and based in Milan, Italy, Jinglebell is a boutique recording studio that provides audio recording, music production and sound design for video games and advertisements.
price ($mm)
$2.13
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 12/18/2019 via BNC Analysis

Keywords Studios, acquired Syllabes

synopsis: Keywords Studios, an international technical services provider to the global video games industry, has acquired Montreal-based Syllabes, a company that specializes in audio recording and casting services in French and English for the video games industry.
buyer: Keywords Studios (AIM:KWS:$512.20)
Ireland’s Keywords Studios is an international technical services provider to the global video games industry. It provides integrated art creation, software engineering, testing, localization, audio and customer care services to a blue-chip client base. "
target: Syllabes
Montreal-based Syllabes specializes in audio recording and casting services in French and English for the video games industry.
price ($mm)
$0.36
rev ($mm)
$1
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.7x
EV / EBITDA
announced 9/19/2019 via Company Press Release

Keywords Studios, will acquire TV+SYNCHRON

synopsis: Keywords Studios, an international technical services provider to the global video games industry, will acquire TV+SYNCHRON (TVS), a veteran of the German dubbing and localization industry. Based in Berlin, Germany, TVS has more than 25 years of experience of dubbing and localizing content into German, working across a range of media and formats.
buyer: Keywords Studios (AIM:KWS:$512.20)
Ireland’s Keywords Studios is an international technical services provider to the global video games industry. It provides integrated art creation, software engineering, testing, localization, audio and customer care services to a blue-chip client base. "
target: TV+SYNCHRON
TV+SYNCHRON (TVS) is a veteran of the German dubbing and localization industry. Based in Berlin, Germany, TVS has more than 25 years of experience of dubbing and localizing content into German, working across a range of media and formats.
price ($mm)
$4.09
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 9/6/2019 via BusinessWire

TransPerfect Translations International, Inc., acquired MoGi Group

synopsis: TransPerfect, the world’s largest provider of language and technology solutions for global business, has acquired MoGi Group, a Dublin-based gaming solutions house recognized as a premier partner for studios, developers, and content owners in the gaming space. MoGi provides video game localization, community management, player support, and more.
buyer: TransPerfect Translations International, Inc.
TransPerfect is the world’s largest provider of language and technology solutions for global business. More than 5,000 global organizations employ TransPerfect’s GlobalLink Product Suite to simplify the management of multilingual content. The company is fully ISO 9001 and ISO 17100 certified. "
target: MoGi Group
Dublin-based MoGi Group provides world-class video game localization, community management, player support, quality assurance and games testing, voice-over recording, cybersecurity, tool development, art design, and age rating services to over 650 satisfied clients worldwide.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 8/9/2017 via BNC Analysis

Keywords Studios, acquired La Marque Rose, Asrec, Dune Sound and Around the Word

synopsis: Keywords Studios has acquired entertainment localisation business La Marque Rose SARL, video game localisation company Asrec SAS, and Dune Sound and Around the Word, both subsidiary companies of Dune Media SAS, which provides audio recording and localisation services for the video game industry.
buyer: Keywords Studios (AIM:KWS:$512.20)
Keywords Studios is an international technical services provider to the global video games industry. It provides integrated art creation, localisation, testing, audio and customer care services across 50 languages and 14 games platforms to a blue chip client base in more than 15 countries. "
target: La Marque Rose, Asrec, Dune Sound and Around the Word
La Marque Rose is an entertainment localisation business. Asrec SAS is a video game localisation company. Dune Sound and Around the Word, both subsidiary companies of Dune Media SAS, provide audio recording and localisation services for the video game industry. The companies are based in France.
price ($mm)
$7.76
rev ($mm)
$11
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.9x
EV / EBITDA
closed 12/28/2016 via BNC Analysis

Keywords Studios, acquired Sonox

synopsis: Keywords Studios, the international technical services provider to the global video games industry, announces that it has acquired Sonox Audio Solutions. Sonox provides audio recording and localisation services to video game companies targeting Spanish and Latin American markets.
buyer: Keywords Studios (AIM:KWS:$512.20)
Keywords is an international technical service provider to the global Video Game Industry. With over 1,500 games passionate employees around the world, they provide a range of translation, testing, audio, customer care and art production services to Video Game Developers and Publishers alike. "
target: Sonox
Sonox is a dynamic, creative and experienced localization studio. They offer tailor-made solutions for audio engineering and localization for all kinds of projects, mainly video games and films. Sonox also provides professional translation and proofreading of texts.
price ($mm)
$0.68
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 11/17/2016 via BNC Analysis

Keywords Studios, acquired Enzyme Testing Labs Inc.

synopsis: Keywords Studios, the world’s leading technical services provider to the global video games industry, announced that it has acquired Enzyme Testing Labs. Based in St-Jerome, Quebec and with offices in Montreal and in Kawasaki, Enzyme’s strengths are in functional QA and localisation testing of video games for leading game publishers and developers.
buyer: Keywords Studios (AIM:KWS:$512.20)
Keywords is an international technical service provider to the global Video Game Industry. With over 1,500 games passionate employees around the world, they provide a range of translation, testing, audio, customer care and art production services to Video Game Developers and Publishers alike. "
target: Enzyme Testing Labs Inc.
Enzyme is a privately held, North-American based company, focused on video game Quality Assurance (QA). The organization has over ten years of experience in video game QA testing with offices in St-Jerome - Quebec, Montreal - Quebec and Kawasaki - Japan.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 4/13/2016 via BNC Analysis

Keywords Studios, acquired Synthesis International Srl

synopsis: Keywords Studios Plc, has acquired Synthesis, the largest Italian company offering video game localization. Synthesis has been translating video game hits for 15 years, always remaining true to the original text.
buyer: Keywords Studios (AIM:KWS:$512.20)
Keywords is an international technical service provider to the global Video Game Industry. With over 1,500 games passionate employees around the world, they provide a range of translation, testing, audio, customer care and art production services to Video Game Developers and Publishers alike. "
target: Synthesis International Srl
Synthesis was founded in Milan in 1995 and quickly became the largest Italian company offering video game localization. Synthesis has been translating video game hits for 15 years, always remaining true to the original text.
price ($mm)
$19
rev ($mm)
$19
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
1.1x
EV / EBITDA
announced 3/25/2016 via Company Press Release

Pole To Win Co., Ltd., will acquire Entalize

synopsis: Pole To Win announced at a meeting of the board of directors that it will acquire Entalize. Entalize, based in Japan, has carried out the localization of several games. Entalize is a game localization company specializing in the localization of English-Japanese titles.
buyer: Pole To Win Co., Ltd. (TSE:3657:$208.93)
Pole To Win (PTW) is the world's outsourcing services provider for software, games, e-commerce, and more. Their wide range of services includes: Quality Testing, Quality Engineering, Translation and Localization, Customer Support, and Onsite Services. "
target: Entalize
Entalize is a game localization company specializing in the localization of English-Japanese titles.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 5/9/2014 via BNC Analysis

Keywords Studios, will acquire Binari Sonori

synopsis: Keywords Studios PLC, an international technical service provider to the global Video Game Industry, has agreed to acquire Binari Sonori. Binari Sonori is a provider of outsourced voice-over and translation services to the international video games market with operations in Milan, Italy and Los Angeles in the US.
buyer: Keywords Studios (AIM:KWS:$512.20)
Keywords is an international technical service provider to the global Video Game Industry with offices in Dublin, Tokyo, Seattle, Montreal and Rome. Working on a worldwide basis, they provide a range of linguistic, testing, and quality control services to Video Game Developers and Publishers alike. "
target: Binari Sonori
Binari Sonori is a global leader in localization, translation, and production of international contents for digital entertainment, with a strong focus and unparalleled qualifications in the localization of video games.
price ($mm)
$16
rev ($mm)
$14
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
1.5x
EV / EBITDA
closed 1/7/2015 via BNC Analysis

Keywords Studios, acquired Reverb Localization

synopsis: Keywords Studios, the international technical services provider to the global video games industry, completed the acquisition of Reverb Localization. Founded in 2012 and based in Rio de Janeiro, Reverb provides localisation and audio management services for Brazilian Portuguese for leading games including World of Warcraft and Magic the Gathering.
buyer: Keywords Studios (AIM:KWS:$512.20)
Keywords is an international technical service provider to the global Video Game Industry. With over 1,500 games passionate employees around the world, they provide a range of translation, testing, audio, customer care and art production services to Video Game Developers and Publishers alike. "
target: Reverb Localization
Reverb Localization is a game & IT localization company located in Rio de Janeiro. With their highly qualified translators and high end translation tools, Reverb offers spotless translation & localization services. They have in-house translators and a freelancer pool of seasoned professionals.
price ($mm)
$0.24
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 10/18/2017 via PR Newswire

RWS Holdings plc, will acquire Moravia

synopsis: Moravia announced that RWS Holdings plc has signed a purchase agreement to acquire the Moravia IT Group companies. Based in the Czech Republic, Moravia is a globalization solution provider, enabling companies in the information technology, e-learning, and life sciences industries to enter global markets with high quality multilingual products.
buyer: RWS Holdings plc (AIM:RWS:$915.91)
Based in the UK, RWS is a leading provider of patent translations and one of the leading players in the provision of intellectual property support services and a market leader in life sciences translations and linguistic validation as well as a language service provider in other technical areas. "
target parent: Clarion Capital Partners, LLC
target: Moravia
Based in the Czech Republic, Moravia is a leading globalization solution provider, enabling companies in the information technology, e-learning, and life sciences industries to enter global markets with high quality multilingual products.
price ($mm)
$320
rev ($mm)
$159
EBITDA ($mm)
$27
EV / rev
2.0x
EV / EBITDA
11.8x
closed 2/16/2015 via PR Newswire

Clarion Capital Partners, LLC, acquired Moravia

synopsis: Moravia, a leading globalization solution provider, enabling companies in the information technology, e-learning, and life sciences industries to enter global markets with high-quality multilingual products, announced that Clarion Capital Partners, a New York-based middle market private equity firm, has acquired a majority interest in the company.
buyer: Clarion Capital Partners, LLC
Clarion Capital Partners, LLC is a private equity investment firm which seeks to make primarily control private equity investments in a diversified portfolio of middle-market companies. The firm focuses in industries such as Business, Healthcare, Financial, Consumer Products, Retail, and Media. "
target: Moravia
Moravia's services address the complex localization demands of leading global brands and fast-growing companies, primarily in the IT and life science industry sectors.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$100
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
closed 3/10/2019 via BNC Analysis

Morningside Translations, Inc., acquired Net-Translators

synopsis: Morningside, a leading translation services company, has acquired Net-Translators, a leading translation, localization, and multilingual testing company based in Isreal. Net-Translators helps medical-device manufacturers, software developers and hardware companies prepare their products and services for worldwide deployment.
buyer: Morningside Translations, Inc.
Morningside is a leading translation services company partnering with the Am Law 100 and Fortune 500 companies around the globe. Headquartered in New York City, they maintain a powerful global network of language consultants and legal professionals in over 100 languages and dialects. "
target: Net-Translators
Net-Translators is a leading translation, localization, and multilingual testing company based in Isreal. Net-Translators helps medical-device manufacturers, software developers and hardware companies prepare their products and services for worldwide deployment.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 6/10/2020 via Company Press Release

RWS Holdings plc, acquired Webdunia

synopsis: RWS Holdings Plc has informed about the acquisition of Webdunia. With over 600 employees, and offices in India, Thailand and the US, Webdunia is a leader in translation, localization and technology services to technology and digital companies in the Indian and North American markets.
buyer: RWS Holdings plc (AIM:RWS:$915.91)
Based in the UK, RWS is a leading provider of patent translations and one of the leading players in the provision of intellectual property support services and a market leader in life sciences translations and linguistic validation as well as a language service provider in other technical areas. "
target: Webdunia
With over 600 employees, and offices in India, Thailand and the US, Webdunia is a leader in translation, localization and technology services to technology and digital companies in the Indian and North American markets.
price ($mm)
$21
rev ($mm)
$14
EBITDA ($mm)
$3
EV / rev
1.5x
EV / EBITDA
6.8x
announced 10/25/2017 via BNC Analysis

Keywords Studios, will acquire VMC Consulting Corporation

synopsis: Technical services provider Keywords Studios is set to buy QA and customer support provider VMC from owner Volt Information Sciences. VMC provides functional testing, customer support and localization services both in and outside of the games industry.
buyer: Keywords Studios (AIM:KWS:$512.20)
Keywords Studios is an international technical services provider to the global video games industry. They provide integrated art production, localization, testing, audio, player support and engineering services across 50 languages and 14 game platforms to blue chip clients in over 18 countries. "
target parent: Volt Information Sciences, Inc.
target: VMC Consulting Corporation
VMC combines technical expertise and vigilant dedication to deliver unmatched development, QA, localization, and technical support services. VMC serves as a seamless extension of their client's team to improve product quality, accelerate productivity, and maximize customer satisfaction.
price ($mm)
$66
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 7/1/2021 via BusinessWire

Lionbridge Technologies, Inc., acquired Rocket Sound LLC

synopsis: Lionbridge, the premier video game globalization and publishing services partner, has acquired Rocket Sound, an elite provider of sound services for video games and other media. They offer industry-leading facilities and a team with many decades of experience reliably supporting high-stakes projects with demanding artistic and technical needs.
buyer parent: H.I.G. Capital
buyer: Lionbridge Technologies, Inc. (LIOX:$556.65)
Lionbridge is the world’s largest language services provider, offering leading translation and localization services and global marketing solutions. They help organizations achieve international success through customer service, advanced technologies, and a network of professional translators. "
target: Rocket Sound LLC
Rocket Sound is an elite provider of sound services for video games and other media. Founded in 2013, they offer industry-leading facilities and a team with many decades of experience reliably supporting high-stakes projects with demanding artistic and technical needs.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 6/10/2020 via Company Press Release

RWS Holdings plc, acquired Iconic Translation Machines

synopsis: RWS Holdings plc, one of the world’s leading language, intellectual property support services and localization providers, announces the acquisitions of Iconic Translation Machines, Ltd. Iconic Translation Machines is a multi-award winning Neural Machine Translation provider who specialises in bespoke solutions for enterprise users.
buyer: RWS Holdings plc (AIM:RWS:$915.91)
Based in the UK, RWS is a leading provider of patent translations and one of the leading players in the provision of intellectual property support services and a market leader in life sciences translations and linguistic validation as well as a language service provider in other technical areas. "
target: Iconic Translation Machines
Iconic Translation Machines is a multi-award winning Neural Machine Translation provider who specialises in bespoke solutions for enterprise users. Iconic helps the world’s largest enterprises to adopt bespoke, secure AI-powered translation solutions.
price ($mm)
$10
rev ($mm)
$1
EBITDA ($mm)
$0
EV / rev
16.7x
EV / EBITDA
869.6x
closed 11/20/2019 via BNC Analysis

TransPerfect Translations International, Inc., acquired Chulengo

synopsis: TransPerfect, the world’s largest provider of language and technology solutions for global business, has acquired Chulengo, an Argentina-based localization and post-production company. They have been working in the industry for more than six years now, for clients from all over the world.
buyer: TransPerfect Translations International, Inc.
TransPerfect is the world’s largest provider of language and technology solutions for global business. From offices in over 90 cities on six continents, TransPerfect offers a full range of services in 170+ languages to clients worldwide. "
target: Chulengo
Chulengo is an Argentina-based localization and post-production company. They have been working in the industry for more than six years now, for clients from all over the world.
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year
2013
rev ($mm)
$51.93
EBITDA ($mm)
$10.47
EBIT ($mm)
$8.19
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2017
rev ($mm)
$0.12
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
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EBITDA ($mm)
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DeNA Global, Inc.
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EBITDA ($mm)
$205.30
EBIT ($mm)
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$11.56
EBITDA ($mm)
($2.63)
EBIT ($mm)
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Net Income ($mm)
$0.40
Employees
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Ticker: NYSE:RBLX
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
ROBLOX
ROBLOX
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$1,919.18
EBITDA ($mm)
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EBIT ($mm)
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Net Income ($mm)
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Vespa Inc
Vespa Inc
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rev ($mm)
$109.59
EBITDA ($mm)
$25.02
EBIT ($mm)
$24.85
Net Income ($mm)
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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.
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rev ($mm)
$53.10
EBITDA ($mm)
$4.05
EBIT ($mm)
$0.42
Net Income ($mm)
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77
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Ticker: GDEV
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Nexters Inc.
Nexters Inc.
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$384.49
EBITDA ($mm)
($27.85)
EBIT ($mm)
($28.06)
Net Income ($mm)
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661
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Ticker: WSE:TEN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ten Square Games
Ten Square Games
Ten Square Games is a Polish mobile game developer. Ten Square Games focuses on delivering F2P games for all major global platforms with a special focus on simulation hobby games. Their games simulate fishing and hunting. They also develop match3, puzzle, farming, and battle games.
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2021
rev ($mm)
$172.40
EBITDA ($mm)
$50.20
EBIT ($mm)
$50.11
Net Income ($mm)
$44.31
Employees
147
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Ticker: TSX:EAGR
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
East Side Games
East Side Games
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2021
rev ($mm)
$73.90
EBITDA ($mm)
$3.66
EBIT ($mm)
($1.05)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
170
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Ticker: OM:MAGI
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
MAG Interactive
MAG Interactive is a leading mobile developer and publisher of casual mobile games in Sweden. MAG Interactive creates quality experiences that make players want to come back for more. Their portfolio of games include Ruzzle, Word Domination, Wordbrain, Paint Hit, Quiz Duel, and more.
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2020
rev ($mm)
$29.50
EBITDA ($mm)
($1.53)
EBIT ($mm)
($2.23)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
92
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Ticker: HLSE:NXTGMS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Next Games Oy
Next Games Oy
Next Games is a mobile game developer focused on creating visually impressive, highly engaging games. Their mission is to be a trendsetter in developing engaging and social mobile games based on entertainment franchises, such as movies TV shows and books.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$27.85
EBITDA ($mm)
($4.31)
EBIT ($mm)
($6.08)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
112
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Ticker: NGM:QIIWI
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Qiiwi Interactive
Qiiwi Interactive
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2021
rev ($mm)
$10.56
EBITDA ($mm)
($0.69)
EBIT ($mm)
($0.88)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
58
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Ticker: ASX:AB1
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Animoca Brands
Animoca Brands is a mobile game publisher and developer. Animoca Brands develops and publishes great mobile games based on globally loved popular brands like Garfield, Ben10, Doraemon, Ultraman and Astro Boy. The company's games have been downloaded over 280 million times.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$8.69
EBITDA ($mm)
($3.50)
EBIT ($mm)
($3.73)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
70
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Ticker: AIM:KWS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Keywords Studios
Keywords Studios
Keywords is an international technical service provider to the global Video Game Industry. With over 1,500 games passionate employees around the world, they provide a range of translation, testing, audio, customer care and art production services to Video Game Developers and Publishers alike.
year
2022
rev ($mm)
$512.20
EBITDA ($mm)
$87.71
EBIT ($mm)
$51.89
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
0
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Ticker: TSE:3676
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Digital Hearts Co., Ltd.
Digital Hearts Co., Ltd.
Digital Hearts is a global quality assurance and localization company that specializes in digital content. Digital Hearts provides testing, debugging, and localization services for video games on all platforms.
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2021
rev ($mm)
$208.08
EBITDA ($mm)
$21.31
EBIT ($mm)
$17.52
Net Income ($mm)
$8.94
Employees
1330
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Ticker: TSE:3657
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Pole To Win Co., Ltd.
Pole To Win Co., Ltd.
Pole To Win (PTW) is the world's outsourcing services provider for software, games, e-commerce, and more. Their wide range of services includes: Quality Testing, Quality Engineering, Translation and Localization, Customer Support, and Onsite Services.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$208.93
EBITDA ($mm)
$26.84
EBIT ($mm)
$21.12
Net Income ($mm)
$10.31
Employees
1356
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