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closed 5/11/2010 via BusinessWire

ZAM, LLC, acquired Tankspot

synopsis: ZAM, LLC (ZAM), the company behind the internet’s largest community of Massively Multiplayer Online (MMO) gamers, announced the acquisition of Tankspot, the premier World of Warcraft video resource on the web.
buyer: ZAM, LLC
ZAM Media operates the largest and longest running family of sites dedicated to information and community for the Massively Multiplayer Online gamer. ZAM’s family of sites currently includes Wowhead, Thottbot, Allakhazam, ZAM and MMOUI. "
target: Tankspot
Established in 2007, Tankspot produces strategy videos that help players overcome the toughest raid encounters World of Warcraft has to offer.
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closed 8/14/2017 via PR Newswire

Overwolf, acquired StatsRoyale

synopsis: Overwolf, the leading platform for creation and distribution of gaming apps, announced the acquisition of StatsRoyale.com, the largest service for players of the popular mobile game - Clash Royale. The StatsRoyale.com website provides valuable information for the Clash Royale player community.
buyer: Overwolf
Headquartered in Tel-Aviv, Israel with offices in Seattle, Overwolf enhances competitive gaming experiences with the world's richest selection of in-game apps. The Overwolf Client allows players and game publishers to add new functionality to any game, all without touching a line of game code. "
target: StatsRoyale
StatsRoyale.com is the largest service for players of the popular mobile game - Clash Royale. The StatsRoyale.com website provides valuable information for the Clash Royale player community.
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closed 11/14/2018 via GlobeNewswire

Enthusiast Gaming Inc., acquired Operation Sports

synopsis: Enthusiast Gaming Holdings Inc., a digital media company building the largest community of authentic gamers, has acquired the assets of Operation Sports LLC, one of the largest online sports video gaming news and community forums.
buyer: Enthusiast Gaming Inc. (TSXV:EGLX:$120.27)
Founded in 2014, Enthusiast is the fastest-growing online community of video gamers. Through the Company’s unique acquisition strategy, it has a platform of over 70 owned and affiliated websites and currently reaches over 75 million monthly visitors with its unique and curated content. "
target: Operation Sports
Since its inception in 1998, Operation Sports has grown from a small community driven news site into an industry leading destination for sports video gaming enthusiasts to connect online.
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closed 6/24/2021 via GlobeNewswire

Enthusiast Gaming Inc., acquired Tabwire LLC

synopsis: Enthusiast Gaming Holdings Inc., a media and content platform for video game and esports fans to connect and engage, has acquired Tabwire, owner of TabStats, a technology and data platform that enables gamers, by way of a registered user profile, to track their player and game stats.
buyer: Enthusiast Gaming Inc. (TSXV:EGLX:$120.27)
Enthusiast Gaming is building the largest media and content platform for video game and esports fans to connect and engage worldwide. Enthusiast Gaming provides a unique opportunity and integrated approach to reach and connect with its coveted GenZ and Millennial audience. "
target: Tabwire LLC
Tabwire, owner of TabStats, is a technology and data platform that enables gamers, by way of a registered user profile, to track their player and game stats.
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$11
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closed 5/27/2015 via Company Press Release

Dotabuff, acquired TrackDota

synopsis: Dotabuff, a website where millions of Dota 2 players get in depth statistics, share games, replays, and better understand the game, is very excited to announce that they have acquired TrackDota, a company that provides detailed live updating statistics for Esports matches.
buyer parent: Elobuff
buyer: Dotabuff
Dotabuff is a website where millions of Dota 2 players get in depth statistics, share games, replays, and better understand the game. "
target: TrackDota
TrackDota provides detailed live updating statistics for Dota 2 Esports matches. Track professional Dota 2 league games live in any browser, view the stats and kills in real time and watch the game unfold.
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closed 11/29/2022 via BusinessWire

Jon Peddie Research, acquired Babel TechReviews

synopsis: Jon Peddie Research, a technically oriented computer graphics marketing and management-consulting firm, has acquired Babel TechReviews, a leading international benchmarking site for performance analysis, XR reviews, and insights.
buyer: Jon Peddie Research
Jon Peddie Research (JPR) is a technically oriented computer graphics marketing and management-consulting firm based in Tiburon, CA. They provide specialized services to senior and middle management in computer companies and companies that are major computer users. "
target: Babel TechReviews
Babel TechReviews is a leading international benchmarking site for performance analysis, XR reviews, and insights.
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closed 6/21/2017 via PR Newswire

Enthusiast Gaming Inc., acquired Destructoid

synopsis: Enthusiast Gaming Inc., the fastest growing online community of video gamers, is excited to announce that it has acquired Destructoid.com, a leading online authority for over 10 years as the alternative to mainstream gaming news sites and a sought-after destination for gamers to blog about their favorite video games.
buyer: Enthusiast Gaming Inc. (TSXV:EGLX:$120.27)
Enthusiast Gaming is the fastest growing online community of video gamers. Together with its owned digital properties and live events, it reaches over 50 million gamers monthly across 50 websites worldwide. "
target: Destructoid
Based in San Francisco, Destructoid has been a leading online authority for over 10 years as the alternative to mainstream gaming news sites and a sought-after destination for gamers to blog about their favorite video games. They consistently attract 5 million monthly visitors.
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closed 3/31/2017 via BNC Analysis

Resero Network, acquired VideoGamer.com

synopsis: Resero Network, the firm behind Xbox Achievements and PlayStation Trophies, announced the acquisition of VideoGamer.com, a London-based website focused on video game news, reviews, previews and videos. The website was formerly owned by Candy Banana.
buyer: Resero Network
Resero Network, the firm behind Xbox Achievements and PlayStation Trophies, is a network that offers video game reviews, trailers and interviews. They are based in London, England. "
target parent: Candy Banana
target: VideoGamer.com
VideoGamer.com is a London-based website focused on video game news, reviews, previews and videos. They offer the best in video and written video game coverage on the internet, specializing on PS4, Xbox One, PS3, Xbox 360, Wii U and PC.
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closed 4/27/2016 via Company Press Release

8Kdata, acquired Otogami

synopsis: 8KData, a R&D (Research and Development) company focused on developing new services and innovative solutions in the database space, has acquired Otogami. With the largest online catalog of video games, Otogami helps users find them at the best prices. Otogami is based in Madrid, Spain.
buyer: 8Kdata
8Kdata is a R&D (Research and Development) company focused on developing new services and innovative solutions in the database space. Their product, ToroDB, is an open source NoSQL database that runs on top of a RDBMS (relational database management system). "
target: Otogami
With the largest online catalog of video games, Otogami helps users find them at the best prices. Otogami is based in Madrid, Spain.
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closed 9/12/2013 via Company Press Release

Tech in Asia, acquired GameSaku

synopsis: Tech in Asia, one of the largest English-language tech and startup media companies in Asia, announced that it has acquired GameSaku, which operates as an online technology blog and news website about mobile games. The company is based in Indonesia.
buyer: Tech in Asia
Tech in Asia is a digital media blog based in Singapore. Tech in Asia is also known for its Startup Asia conferences, which are held in Singapore and Jakarta. They also hosts frequent Meetups in cities across Asia where entrepreneurs can connect and learn from industry leaders. "
target parent: App Foundry Pte Ltd.
target: GameSaku
GameSaku operates as an online technology blog and news website about mobile games. The company is based in Indonesia.
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closed 7/17/2019 via BNC Analysis

IDN Media Company, acquired GGWP.ID

synopsis: IDN Media, a multi-platform media company for “millennials and Gen Z in Indonesia”, has announced the acquisition of GGWP.ID to mark its entry into the fast-growing e-sports industry. Indonesian GGWP.ID covers info, tips & tricks, and news regarding e-sports such as Dota 2, Arena of Valor, and more.
buyer: IDN Media Company
IDN Media is the leading multi-platform media company for Millennials and Gen Z in Indonesia. IDN Media operates IDN Times, Popbela.com, Popmama.com, Yummy, IDN Creative, IDN Event, and IDN Creator Network. "
target: GGWP.ID
Indonesian eSports website GGWP.ID, founded in 2014, operates multiple digital media sites and is also active in the creative, events, and marketing scene. GGWP.ID covers info, tips & tricks, and news regarding e-sports such as Dota 2, Arena of Valor, and more.
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closed 5/3/2017 via Company Press Release

Gamer Network Limited, acquired Rock, Paper, Shotgun Ltd

synopsis: Rock, Paper, Shotgun, the PC-specialist site founded by Kieron Gillen, Jim Rossignol, Alec Meer and John Walker, has been acquired by GamesIndustry.biz parent company Gamer Network. Rock Paper Shotgun is a UK-based PC gaming blog that offers PC game reviews, news, and more, written by a gathering of Britain’s top games critics.
buyer: Gamer Network Limited
Gamer Network is one of the world's leading games media businesses. With a strong focus on editorial quality and community, their network of award-winning websites, video and social channels reaches over 50 million gamers every month. "
target: Rock, Paper, Shotgun Ltd
Rock Paper Shotgun is a UK-based PC gaming blog that offers PC game reviews, news, and more. It's written by a gathering of Britain’s top games critics, and aims to cover everything from the latest breaking stories about the biggest releases to esoterica from the format’s most obscure peninsulas.
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closed 7/17/2019 via BusinessWire

Valnet Inc., acquired Game Rant

synopsis: Valnet Inc., an online media publisher, has acquired GameRant.com, the popular and authoritative media outlet for video game related news, reviews, and discussion. They offer sharp analytical commentary on gaming, thoughtful reviews and fun list and countdown posts.
buyer parent: Valsoft Corp
buyer: Valnet Inc.
Valnet, a leader in Online Media Publishing, creates and distributes original content for its brands and audiences, worldwide. Valnet has acquired and developed a variety of web properties including movie and TV news website ScreenRant.com. "
target: Game Rant
GameRant.com is a video game news site that brings readers the latest news on the hottest games available now and coming soon, plus reviews, trailers, editorial features and more. Sharp analytical commentary on gaming, thoughtful reviews and fun list and countdown posts.
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closed 8/22/2018 via Company Press Release

Dexerto Limited, acquired Charlie INTEL

synopsis: Dexerto is delighted to welcome charlieINTEL.com and fortniteINTEL.com to their fast-growing network of platforms covering esports, gaming and digital stars. charlieINTEL.com is a news site dedicated to delivering the latest news on the popular Call of Duty first-person shooter franchise.
buyer: Dexerto Limited
Dexerto is a global provider of esports and entertainment news, videos and live broadcasting. They offer an unmatched insight into the lives of professional gamers and Internet-grown celebrities, blending sports-style and lifestyle coverage. "
target: Charlie INTEL
charlieINTEL.com is a news site dedicated to delivering the latest news on the popular Call of Duty first-person shooter franchise. charlieINTEL is one of the biggest Call of Duty fan community sites. Associated site, FortniteIntel.com, is a new site dedicated to Epic Games' Fortnite Battle Royale.
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closed 7/26/2018 via GlobeNewswire

Enthusiast Gaming Inc., acquired The Escapist

synopsis: Enthusiast Gaming, an online network of websites devoted to video gaming and Canada's largest video-gaming expo, has acquired The Escapist Magazine, a leading online magazine focused on in-depth coverage of the video game industry in addition to movies, comics, TV, and more.
buyer: Enthusiast Gaming Inc. (TSXV:EGLX:$120.27)
Enthusiast owns and operates an online network of websites devoted to video gaming and Canada's largest video-gaming expo. Between its online digital media properties, its network of partner websites, and video-gaming gaming expo, Enthusiast engages millions of video gaming enthusiasts worldwide. "
target parent: Zelnick Media Capital
target: The Escapist
The Escapist covers digital culture with a progressive editorial style, with articles and columns by the top writers in and outside of the digital entertainment industry.
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announced 6/23/2016 via Company Press Release

Future plc, will acquire Imagine Publishing Limited

synopsis: Future, an award-winning international media group and leading digital publisher, has agreed terms to acquire Imagine Publishing Limited, one of the UK’s fastest-growing consumer technology publishers.
buyer: Future plc (LSE:FUTR:$606.80)
Future is an award-winning international media group and leading digital publisher. They reach more than 51 million international consumers a month and create world-class content and advertising solutions online, on tablet & smartphone and in print. "
target: Imagine Publishing Limited
Imagine publishing is one of the UK’s fastest-growing consumer technology publishers, with 20 magazines, 200 bookazines, 30 apps and 30 websites published worldwide within four key market sectors - knowledge/science, technology, photography and videogames.
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$20
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closed 6/5/2014 via BNC Analysis

Webedia SAS, acquired JeuxVideo.com

synopsis: Webedia, the 10th largest French media company on the internet, has announced its acquisition of JeuxVideo.com from Hi-Media. JeuxVideo.com offers an online news magazine for video games, personal computers and consoles.
buyer parent: Fimalac SA
buyer: Webedia SAS
Webedia SAS operates as a website publisher. It is the 10th largest French media company on the internet. It hosts a number of websites such as PurePeople, PureTrend, Purefans, Shopoon, Dailyconso, and Onlydesign. "
target parent: Hi-Media Group
target: JeuxVideo.com
Jeuxvideo.com offers an online news magazine for video games, personal computers and consoles. The company was incorporated in 1998 and is based in Aurillac, France.
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closed 2/3/2009 via BusinessWire

Gamefly, Inc., acquired Shacknews, Ltd.

synopsis: GameFly.com, the leading subscription-based videogame rental company, announced that it has acquired Shacknews Ltd., the parent company of the Web’s leading independent news site, Shacknews.com, and videogames-related digital download site, FileShack.com.
buyer: Gamefly, Inc.
GameFly™ is the leading online video game rental service. eFly™ is the leading online video game rental service. With a choice of more than 6,000 titles, GameFly offers the widest selection of games for the PlayStation® 2, PlayStation® 3, Xbox™ etc.. without the hassle of due dates or late fees. "
target: Shacknews, Ltd.
Founded in 1995 by Steve Gibson, Shacknews Ltd. has been a leader in online video game information and downloads for over a decade. Shacknews.com and FileShack.com are home to one of the largest and most active gaming communities in the world.
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closed 5/4/2022 via BNC Analysis

Damage Media Group OÜ, acquired Esports Headlines

synopsis: Damage Media Group (DMG) announced the acquisition of Esports Headlines (EsportsHeadlines.com), a digital magazine known for its coverage of competitive gaming topics through news articles, guides, tutorials, and reviews. Esports Headlines focuses on popular titles, including CS: GO, Fortnite, LoL, Overwatch, Apex Legends, DotA 2 and others.
buyer: Damage Media Group OÜ
An independent digital publishing group based in Tallinn, Estonia, Damage Media Group (DMG) specializes in creating content-driven experiences for technology and gaming enthusiasts. Since 2020, DMG has been acquiring websites that operate within their markets of interest. "
target: Esports Headlines
Esports Headlines is a digital magazine known for its coverage of competitive gaming topics through news articles, guides, tutorials, and reviews. Initially launched in August 2016, the site focuses on popular titles, including CS: GO, Fortnite, LoL, Overwatch, Apex Legends, DotA 2 and others.
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closed 11/3/2021 via BusinessWire

State Space Labs, Inc., acquired ProGuides

synopsis: Statespace, developer of neuroscience-based performance training solutions, including Aim Lab, the first-person shooter (FPS) aim trainer of choice for more than 20 million players, has acquired ProGuides, a online platform that offers premium courses and on demand video game coaching.
buyer: State Space Labs, Inc.
Statespace Labs provides performance analytics to mental training across gaming and digital health. Its portfolio of products includes Aim Lab, a first-person shooter aim trainer, and Playerbase, a subscription platform that connects gaming coaches with players who want to improve their skills. "
target: ProGuides
ProGuides was founded in 2015 with one mission: to help gamers take their play to a new level. Members access premium courses and on demand game coaching. ProGuides currently has 500+ lessons featuring 60+ of the best eSports pros from Fortnite, League of Legends, Hearthstone, and more.
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closed 5/11/2010 via BusinessWire

ZAM, LLC, acquired Tankspot

synopsis: ZAM, LLC (ZAM), the company behind the internet’s largest community of Massively Multiplayer Online (MMO) gamers, announced the acquisition of Tankspot, the premier World of Warcraft video resource on the web.
buyer: ZAM, LLC
ZAM Media operates the largest and longest running family of sites dedicated to information and community for the Massively Multiplayer Online gamer. ZAM’s family of sites currently includes Wowhead, Thottbot, Allakhazam, ZAM and MMOUI. "
target: Tankspot
Established in 2007, Tankspot produces strategy videos that help players overcome the toughest raid encounters World of Warcraft has to offer.
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closed 3/1/2012 via BNC Analysis

Tencent Holdings Ltd., acquired ZAM, LLC

synopsis: Europe-based game community announced that it was acquired by Tencent Holdings Limited. As a game community, ZAM contains some mainstream games from Europe and America, such as World of Warcraft, EQ and Final Fantasy, and each of the games has a sub-website.
buyer: Tencent Holdings Ltd. (SEHK:700:$83,589.72)
Tencent aims to enrich the interactive online experience of Internet users by providing a comprehensive range of Internet and wireless value-added services. Through its various online platforms, Tencent services the largest online community in China. "
target: ZAM, LLC
ZAM Media operates the largest and longest running family of sites dedicated to information and community for the Massively Multiplayer Online gamer. ZAM’s family of sites includes Wowhead, Thottbot, Allakhazam, ZAM, MMOUI and Tankspot.
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closed 5/11/2010 via BusinessWire

ZAM, LLC, acquired Tankspot

synopsis: ZAM, LLC (ZAM), the company behind the internet’s largest community of Massively Multiplayer Online (MMO) gamers, announced the acquisition of Tankspot, the premier World of Warcraft video resource on the web.
buyer: ZAM, LLC
ZAM Media operates the largest and longest running family of sites dedicated to information and community for the Massively Multiplayer Online gamer. ZAM’s family of sites currently includes Wowhead, Thottbot, Allakhazam, ZAM and MMOUI. "
target: Tankspot
Established in 2007, Tankspot produces strategy videos that help players overcome the toughest raid encounters World of Warcraft has to offer.
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closed 10/26/2022 via BNC Analysis

FANDOM, purchased Seven Entertainment and Gaming Brands from Red Ventures, LLC

synopsis: Entertainment platform Fandom announced its acquisition of seven entertainment and gaming brands from media company Red Ventures, including online publications Comic Vine, Cord Cutters News, GameFAQs, GameSpot, Giant Bomb, Metacritic and TV Guide.
buyer: FANDOM
FANDOM is a global entertainment media brand, based in California, powered by fan passion. The fan-trusted source in entertainment, they provide a home to explore, contribute to, and celebrate the world of pop culture. "
seller: Red Ventures, LLC
The acquisition includes seven entertainment and gaming brands from media company Red Ventures, including online publications Comic Vine, Cord Cutters News, GameFAQs, GameSpot, Giant Bomb, Metacritic and TV Guide.
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closed 9/9/2015 via BNC Analysis

gamigo AG, acquired POGED GmbH

synopsis: gamigo AG has acquired POGED GmbH. The company develops a platform with tracking technology that interprets user activities from their first click at POGED to the path taken into a game up until the very first transaction (customer journey), enabling a customized sales pitch and optimization of customer acquisition costs.
buyer: gamigo AG (WKN:A1TNJY:$0.00)
gamigo AG is one of the leading gaming companies in Europe and North America. gamigo was one of the first companies to discover the booming market segment of online games and published the first MMOG that was completely localized into German as early as 2000. "
target: POGED GmbH
Since its founding in 2011, POGED GmbH has operated one of the leading international traffic networks for online and mobile games. By developing a proprietary tracking technology, POGED generates new users for a portfolio of more than 250 games - to over 5 million players today.
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closed 4/2/2014 via BNC Analysis

Crobo GmbH, acquired TrafficCaptain GmbH

synopsis: Crobo, the Berlin-based games performance marketing platform, is acquiring its Hamburg neighbourTrafficCaptain, which runs a games performance — or affiliate — network. The company offers ads and content for gamers (MMORPG, strategy or casual games). The company runs international campaigns in Europe and America.
buyer: Crobo GmbH
Crobo is a full-service online gaming company that combines expertise in all forms of online marketing. They own trademarked delivery and analytic technologies to acquire valuable gaming users through a wide variety of media channels. "
target parent: iVentureCapital
target: TrafficCaptain GmbH
TrafficCaptain.com is an affiliate network with performance-based campaigns for browser and mobile games, which offers ads and content for gamers (MMORPG, strategy or casual games). TrafficCaptain runs international campaigns in Europe and America.
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closed 2/4/2013 via BusinessWire

Ziff Davis, Inc., acquired IGN Entertainment, Inc.

synopsis: j2 Global, Inc. announced that its Ziff Davis, Inc. subsidiary has acquired IGN Entertainment, a leader in video game, entertainment and men’s lifestyle content, from News Corporation. The acquisition provides j2 with a group of world-class digital properties.
buyer parent: j2 Global, Inc.
buyer: Ziff Davis, Inc.
Ziff Davis, Inc. is a leading digital media company specializing in the technology market, reaching over 50 million in-market buyers every month. Ziff Davis sites feature trusted reviews of the newest and hottest tech products, news, commentary, tech deals and much more. "
target parent: News Corporation
target: IGN Entertainment, Inc.
IGN Entertainment is the leading Internet media and services provider focused on the video game and entertainment enthusiast markets. Collectively, IGN's properties reach more than 57 million unique users worldwide, according to Internet audience measurement firm comScore.
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announced 6/29/2012 via PR Newswire

Sony Computer Entertainment Inc., will acquire Gaikai, Inc.

synopsis: Sony Computer Entertainment announced that it entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Gaikai Inc., the world's leading interactive cloud-based gaming company. Through the acquisition, SCE will establish a new cloud service, ensuring that it continues to provide users with truly innovative and immersive interactive entertainment experiences.
buyer parent: Sony Corporation
buyer: Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.
Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. manufactures, distributes, develop and markets the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system, the PSP® handheld entertainment system, the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and the PlayStation®Vita portable entertainment system. "
target: Gaikai, Inc.
Gaikai is a next generation video game streaming platform that utilizes cloud-based gaming technology, allowing users to play major PC and console games instantly, with one click. No download or install required. Users are presented with an offer to try the game or app before buying it.
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$380
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closed 3/1/2012 via BNC Analysis

Tencent Holdings Ltd., acquired ZAM, LLC

synopsis: Europe-based game community announced that it was acquired by Tencent Holdings Limited. As a game community, ZAM contains some mainstream games from Europe and America, such as World of Warcraft, EQ and Final Fantasy, and each of the games has a sub-website.
buyer: Tencent Holdings Ltd. (SEHK:700:$83,589.72)
Tencent aims to enrich the interactive online experience of Internet users by providing a comprehensive range of Internet and wireless value-added services. Through its various online platforms, Tencent services the largest online community in China. "
target: ZAM, LLC
ZAM Media operates the largest and longest running family of sites dedicated to information and community for the Massively Multiplayer Online gamer. ZAM’s family of sites includes Wowhead, Thottbot, Allakhazam, ZAM, MMOUI and Tankspot.
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closed 7/20/2011 via Market Wire

Live Gamer, Inc., acquired gamerDNA Media

synopsis: Live Gamer announced that it has acquired New York-based video game ad network gamerDNA Media. Reaching over 48 million total unique monthly visitors worldwide, gamerDNA Media has helped blue chip advertisers such as Blizzard, Best Buy, and KFC acquire new customers and educate audiences about their brands.
buyer: Live Gamer, Inc.
Live Gamer is the world's first combined digital commerce and advertising platform. It has an advanced microtransaction and virtual economy engine, global payment gateways, a worldwide ad network and a video incentive advertising platform. "
target: gamerDNA Media
GamerDNA Media is a digital advertising firm that represents the top gaming sites, delivering views and visibility to the largest reach of a key demographic of grassroots trend-setters: Hard-core gamers, typically males though increasingly females ages 18-44.
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closed 2/23/2010 via PR Newswire

TechWeb, acquired Game Advertising Online

synopsis: The UBM TechWeb Game Network, a division of London-headquartered United Business Media has announced a key acquisition expanding its services to game creators and gaming website publishers, adding the online game advertising network Game Advertising Online (GAO) to its portfolio.
buyer: TechWeb
UBM TechWeb, the global leader in technology media and professional information, enables people and organizations to harness the transformative power of technology. "
target: Game Advertising Online
Game Advertising Online, the ad network, which has been running since 2006, now reaches 50 million unique viewers and serves more than two billion impressions a month.
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closed 2/13/2007 via

MPLC, Inc., merged with New Motion, Inc.

synopsis: MPLC, Inc. has executed a letter of intent which sets forth the preliminary terms and conditions of a proposed acquisition of New Motion, Inc. In connection with the acquisition, MPLC will acquire all of the outstanding capital stock of New Motion, and in exchange, the stockholders of New Motion will acquire approximately 83.7% of the MPLC stock.
buyer: MPLC, Inc.
At present, MPLC has no sources of revenue and has no specific business plan or purpose. MPLC's business plan is to seek a business combination. As a result, MPLC is a "blank check" or "shell" company. "
target: New Motion, Inc.
Atrinsic is one of the leading digital advertising and marketing services companies in the United States. Atrinsic’s content is organized into four strategic content groups - digital music, casual games, interactive contests, and communities/lifestyles.
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announced 5/6/2021 via BusinessWire

Zynga, Inc., will acquire Chartboost

synopsis: Zynga Inc., a global leader in interactive entertainment, announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Chartboost, a leading mobile programmatic advertising and monetization platform.
buyer: Zynga, Inc. (ZNGA:$2,721.00)
Zynga is an American video game developer running social video game services since 2007. The company develops social games that work stand-alone on mobile phone platforms such as Apple iOS, Android, Windows Phone and on the Internet through its website, Zynga.com, and social networking websites. "
target: Chartboost
Founded in 2011, Chartboost is one of the leading in-app monetization and programmatic advertising platforms. Reaching over 700M unique users every month across more than 200,000 mobile apps, Chartboost works with majority of the top grossing iOS and Android app developers.
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$250
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closed 6/12/2019 via BNC Analysis

Media and Games Invest plc, acquired AppLift

synopsis: Media and Games Invest plc, a strategic investment-holding, that focuses on a buy, build, and sell strategy of fast-growing companies, has acquired Applift, a leading mobile ad tech company that empowers businesses to connect with customers in a mobile-first world by creating the next-generation platform for advertisers.
buyer: Media and Games Invest plc (XTRA:M8G:$279.92)
Media and Games Invest plc (MGI) is a strategic investment-holding, that focuses on a buy, build, and sell strategy of fast-growing companies. The MGI portfolio companies are growing via acquisitions plus organic growth and new technologies are actively used. "
target: AppLift
Applift is a leading mobile ad tech company that empowers businesses to connect with and activate customers in a mobile-first world by creating the next-generation platform for advertisers to reach and convert their audiences on mobile.
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closed 10/7/2019 via GlobeNewswire

Enthusiast Gaming Inc., acquired Steel Media Ltd.

synopsis: Enthusiast Gaming, a vertically integrated video game and esports company, has acquired Steel Media, a leading mobile gaming and live events company. Enthusiast Gaming is the largest gaming network in the U.S., and the acquisition of Steel Media adds 20 mobile gaming websites and 25 live mobile events worldwide to its media and events business.
buyer: Enthusiast Gaming Inc. (TSXV:EGLX:$120.27)
Enthusiast Gaming a vertically integrated video game and esports company comprised of three main pillars: Media, Events, and Esports. Their digital media platform includes +100 gaming related websites and 900 YouTube channels which collectively reach 150 million visitors monthly. "
target: Steel Media Ltd.
Steel Media Limited is the largest mobile gaming network in the world, which holds a significant portfolio of consumer and B2B websites, and a series of successful global live networking events. They are based in the UK.
price ($mm)
$2.50
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
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closed 6/15/2017 via PR Newswire

Social Chain, purchased Gaming Portfolio from DEVISE

synopsis: Social Chain, Europe's largest social media marketing agency, has acquired the viral gaming portfolio of DEVISE, a company that partners with Social Influencers to create engaging digital media properties. The acquisition includes a large network of influential video game-related social media channels and websites.
buyer: Social Chain (DB:PU11:$0.00)
Social Chain is Europe's largest, and fastest growing Social Media and Influencer Marketing agency. They don't believe in traditional marketing, they believe in disruptive, internet - breaking social media. They are based in Manchester, UK. "
seller: DEVISE
The acquisition includes the gaming portfolio of DEVISE. The portfolio includes a large network of influential video game-related social media channels and websites that reaches a combined 500 million people per month.
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announced 3/13/2014 via Market Wire

Unity Technologies, will acquire Applifier

synopsis: Unity Technologies, creators of the Unity multiplatform engine and development tools, announced that it will acquire Applifier, one of the world's largest and most successful mobile game service providers. Applifier enables mobile game developers to more effectively acquire and monetize audience through a comprehensive suite of tools.
buyer: Unity Technologies (:$1,110.53)
Unity Technologies ApS provides a 3D game development tool. Its tool enables the creation of online content that provides the newest games on the console market. The company also provides Unity Asset Server, an integrated version control solution for all Unity assets and scripts. "
target: Applifier
Applifier enables mobile game developers to more effectively acquire and monetize audience through a comprehensive suite of tools, including Everyplay® Replays and Everyplay® GameAds.
price ($mm)
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closed 12/7/2011 via BusinessWire

Crisp Media, acquired Smart Device Media, Inc.

synopsis: Two leading mobile advertising organizations, Crisp Media and Smart Device Media, have combined to create a full-service mobile advertising powerhouse. This combination brings together Crisp’s market leading, rich media advertising platform with Smart Device Media’s unparalleled media marketplace of targeted, brand safe, premium inventory.
buyer: Crisp Media
Crisp Media is a pioneer of mobile ad products that make HTML5 advertising scalable across device platforms for native apps and browsers. It offers Crisp Engage, an interactive ad platform designed to deliver the slickest ads to multiple screens. "
target: Smart Device Media, Inc.
Smart Device Media is a leading provider of mobile, premium display, special interest advertising channels. The company offers brand marketers the ability to reach premium, targeted audiences at scale within high-quality editorial environments.
price ($mm)
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closed 9/2/2015 via Company Press Release

Groupe Concoursmania, acquired Slix Media, LLC

synopsis: Groupe ConcoursMania, European specialist of online marketing games, announced the acquisition of a portfolio of casual gaming websites from Slix Media, a Texas based company. This portfolio consists of 7 websites including www.playhub.com which has a monthly average audience of more than 3 million visitors mainly in North America and Asia.
buyer: Groupe Concoursmania (ALGCM:$22.87)
Groupe ConcoursMania is a French specialist of online marketing games. The group provides advertisers with innovative online marketing technologies and services, based on games mechanics. They also manage a wide portfolio of casual gaming websites. "
target: Slix Media, LLC
Slix Media started as a collection of highly entertaining gaming websites. They now reach 700,000 daily players and serve over 1 billion ads monthly which makes them one of the largest free-to-play casual gaming networks online. Their mobile games division reaches 1,000,000 MAU and growing.
price ($mm)
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closed 5/27/2014 via PR Newswire

RapidFire, acquired IGA Worldwide

synopsis: RapidFire, the #1 in-game advertising network, announced the acquisition of IGA Worldwide's proprietary technology for delivering real-time advertisements inside of video games.
buyer: RapidFire
RapidFire is the World's largest in-game advertising company, founded in the fall of 2011 and is headquartered in Vancouver. The company enables advertisers to target millions of highly engaged consumers playing video games across a wide range of gaming platforms and genres. "
target: IGA Worldwide
IGA serves advertisers and video game publishers looking to include marketing messages within console and PC games. IGA’s roster of publisher partners includes Electronic Arts, Valve, and Atari among others.
price ($mm)
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closed 1/24/2008 via PR Newswire

USA Today, acquired Banquet

synopsis: USA TODAY announces the acquisition of Banquet, which operates the action sports destination BNQT.com and the Cold War Collective action sports ad network of more than 20 affiliated websites and blogs.
buyer parent: Gannett Co., Inc.
buyer: USA Today
USA TODAY is the nation's top-selling newspaper. It is published via satellite at 34 locations in the USA and at four sites abroad. With a total average daily circulation of 2.3 million, USA TODAY is available worldwide. USA TODAY is published by Gannett Co., Inc. "
target: Banquet
BNQT is a leading digital media company focused on meaningfully connecting consumers, producers and advertisers in the growing sector of action sports. BNQT operates an action sports video community destination which combines professional action sports video with innovative social networking tools.
price ($mm)
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closed 8/18/2022 via BNC Analysis

Aonic Group, acquired exmox GmbH

synopsis: Aonic Group, a Swedish video gaming group aiming to be the best home for small-to-midsized studios, has acquired exmox, a global performance marketing agency that focuses on mobile games. exmox combines proprietary technologies and an extensive network of publishing partners to create solutions their partners need.
buyer: Aonic Group
Aonic is a Swedish video gaming group aiming to be the best home for small-to-midsized studios. Aonic helps studios to unfold their full potential while maintaining independent spirit, identity and creative freedom. Their studios includes TutoTOONS, AddApptr, and nDreams. "
target: exmox GmbH
exmox is a global performance marketing agency that focuses on mobile games. exmox combines proprietary technologies and an extensive network of publishing partners to create solutions their partners need. Their data-driven campaigns maximizes user engagement, resulting in higher revenue.
price ($mm)
$103
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 12/19/2018 via BNC Analysis

FANDOM, will acquire Curse LLC

synopsis: Fandom, a global entertainment media brand, will acquire Curse from Twitch, the world’s leading live video platform and community for gamers. Curse is an online game portal and network of gaming websites. Curse empowers online gamers with premium resources and content. Their sites include Azurilland, Diablofans, Hearthpwn, MMO-Champion and more.
buyer: FANDOM
FANDOM is a global entertainment media brand, based in California, powered by fan passion. The fan-trusted source in entertainment, they provide a home to explore, contribute to, and celebrate the world of pop culture. "
target parent: Amazon.com, Inc.
target: Curse LLC
Curse is an online game portal and network of gaming websites. Curse empowers online gamers with premium resources and content. Their gaming websites include Azurilland, Diablofans, Hearthpwn, MMO-Champion and more. Their wiki hosting platform, Gamepedia, is dedicated to games and written by gamers.
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