Like Overdog, Inc.

closed 5/9/2016 via BNC Analysis

Odd Networks, acquired Overdog, Inc.

synopsis: Odd Networks, an open source platform designed to give access to a powerful set of tools that enables customers to launch their own content streaming service, has acquired Overdog, a social matchmaking platform connecting like-minded gamers to create better online multiplayer experiences.
buyer: Odd Networks
Odd Networks is an open source platform designed to give access to a powerful set of tools that enables customers to launch their own content streaming service across an array of mobile, tablet, and connected TV devices. "
target: Overdog, Inc.
Overdog is a social matchmaking platform connecting like-minded gamers to create better online multiplayer experiences. Currently available exclusively as an app on Xbox One, Overdog’s goal is to revolutionize multiplayer matchmaking for all games.
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closed 7/11/2018 via Company Press Release

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group, acquired Plexchat

synopsis: Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment announced the acquisition of Plexchat – a communications platform for mobile gamers. The acquisition aims to elevate the social experience within the company’s suite of mobile titles by integrating enhanced community features and chat capabilities to encourage and facilitate increased player engagement.
buyer parent: AT&T
buyer: Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group
Warner Bros. Home Entertainment (WBHE) brings together all of its businesses involved in the delivery of home entertainment content to consumers. WBHE focuses on maximizing distribution scenarios to make content available to audiences through as many channels, platforms and devices as possible. "
target: Plexchat
Plexchat is a communications platform for mobile gamers. Founded in 2015, Plexchat’s platform was designed to foster a community for players to connect with the games they love. The company is focused on building the premier tool for social coordination in mobile games.
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closed 9/13/2018 via BNC Analysis

Player.Me, acquired Evolve Labs

synopsis: Player.me, a social discovery platform for the gaming and eSports community, has acquired Evolve Labs, a social gaming platform for PC gamers with in-game collaboration tools, such as VoIP, multiplayer party system, matchmaking, screen capture, video recording, and streaming.
buyer parent: XSplit
buyer: Player.Me
Player.me is the social discovery platform for the gaming and eSports community. They help players discover other players, new games, groups they should be a part of, teams they should play with, content and the creators they'll love, events they should participate in and more, all in one place. "
target: Evolve Labs
Evolve Labs makes platforms and products that help gamers connect, coordinate, and play the games they love with their friends online. Their social network, collaboration tool-set, and their ad hoc competition suite are paving the way for a generational shift in entertainment.
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closed 1/29/2019 via BusinessWire

Unity Technologies, acquired Vivox

synopsis: Unity Technologies, creator of the world’s most widely used real-time 3D development platform, announced that the company has acquired Vivox, the provider of cross-platform voice and text communication tools for games. More than 50 million users in 180+ countries exchange billions of voice minutes each month using Vivox.
buyer: Unity Technologies
Unity is the creator of the world’s most widely used real-time 3D development platform, giving developers around the world the tools to create rich, interactive 2D, 3D, VR and AR experiences. "
target: Vivox
Vivox provides communication services for games where players interact on the Web, on their mobile devices on PCs or on gaming consoles. More than 50 million users in 180+ countries exchange billions of voice minutes each month using Vivox.
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announced 11/21/2013 via PR Newswire

Changyou.com Limited, will acquire Raidcall

synopsis: Changyou.com, a leading online game developer and operator in China, announced that they have entered into a definitive investment agreement to which Changyou will acquire 62.5% of the equity interests in Raidcall. Raidcall a free social communication platform primmarily for gamers, for US$50 million in cash.
buyer parent: Sohu.com Inc.
buyer: Changyou.com Limited (CYOU:$741.04)
Changyou.com is a leading developer and operator of online games in China. They operate one of the most popular multi-player online role-playing games in China and two popular web games. Changyou also owns and operates the 17173.com Website, a leading game information portal in China. "
target parent: Kalends Inc.
target: Raidcall
RaidCall is a free, elegant and simple tool that allows you to instantly communicate with groups of people. It brings together elements of instant messaging, group communication and voice chat into a professional group communication software. Furthermore, it is the best choice of gamers while gaming
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$30*
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closed 7/27/2015 via Company Press Release

Razer, purchased Software Assets from OUYA

synopsis: Razer, a world leader in connected devices and software for gamers, confirmed it acquired the software assets of OUYA, including its content catalog and online retail platform. OUYA enables any creator to publish a video game for televisions. OUYA’s marketplace now has over 1,000 games from established AAA developers to emerging game artists.
buyer: Razer
Razer's mission to create high quality products designed solely to meet the demanding needs of gamers. The use of cutting-edge technology, extensive field testing by top eSports athletes, followed by constant fine-tuning, has produced a line of award winning products. "
seller: OUYA
OUYA enables any creator to publish a video game for televisions. OUYA’s marketplace now has over 1,000 games from established AAA developers to emerging game artists. OUYA’s marketplace now has over 1,000 games from established AAA developers to emerging game artists.
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closed 3/31/2011 via BusinessWire

GameStop.com Inc., acquired Spawn Labs

synopsis: GameStop Corp., the world's largest multichannel video game retailer, has announced the acquisition of Spawn Labs, a streaming technology company. The Spawn Labs team will work closely with GameStop’s existing R&D group to develop GameStop’s growing suite of digital game products and services.
buyer: GameStop.com Inc. (GME:$9,360.30)
GameStop Corp. is the world's largest multichannel video game retailer. GameStop's retail network and family of brands include more than 6,670 company-operated stores in 17 countries worldwide, www.Kongregate.com, a leading browser-based game site and Game Informer(R) magazine. "
target: Spawn Labs
Spawn Labs develops an “anywhere, anytime” platform that provides remote, real-time, interactive access to products, content, and experiences that rely heavily on video.
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closed 10/1/2007 via

RealNetworks, Inc., acquired Game Trust, Inc.

synopsis: Digital entertainment services company RealNetworks(R), Inc. has entered into an agreement to acquire Game Trust, Inc, a casual game infrastructure company based in New York. Real plans to add Game Trust's innovative community and commerce capabilities to the technology platform currently offered to Real's games syndication partners.
buyer: RealNetworks, Inc. (RNWK:$171.96)
RealNetworks, Inc. delivers digital entertainment services to consumers via PC, portable music player, home entertainment system or mobile phone. Real created the streaming media category in 1995 and has continued to lead the market with pioneering products and services. "
target: Game Trust, Inc.
Game Trust has developed the platform of choice for online casual games and community. As consumers have demanded more from interactive entertainment, Game Trust has responded with advances in community, interactive game play, social networking, affinity, online profiles and usage reporting.
price ($mm)
$20
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closed 1/16/2007 via PR Newswire

Wmode Inc., purchased ProvisionX from Glu Mobile

synopsis: Wmode, the leading provider of mobile content managed services under the ClearMode brand, announced the acquisition of ProvisionX, the third party mobile games delivery business for mobile operators from Glu Mobile, a leading global publisher of mobile games.
buyer: Wmode Inc.
Wmode operates ClearMode, a mobile content distribution service that provides for the recruitment, management, discovery, delivery and payment of mobile content. Wmode offers a complete suite of technologies and services as a managed service. "
seller: Glu Mobile (GLUU:$252.92)
Glu is a leading global publisher of mobile games. Its portfolio of top-rated games includes original titles Super K.O. Boxing!, Stranded and Brain Genius, and titles based on major brands from partners.
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closed 8/2/2012 via BusinessWire

Glu Mobile Inc., acquired GameSpy Industries, Inc.

synopsis: Glu Mobile Inc., a leading global developer and publisher of freemium games for smartphone and tablet devices, announced that it has acquired GameSpy Technology from IGN Entertainment. GameSpy is one of the leading providers of technologies and services for multiplayer and server-based gaming across a wide array of platforms.
buyer: Glu Mobile Inc. (GLUU:$252.92)
Glu Mobile is a leading global developer and publisher of freemium games for smartphone and tablet devices. Glu’s unique technology platform enables its titles to be accessible to a broad audience of consumers all over the world – supporting iOS, Android, Windows Phone, Google Chrome and beyond. "
target parent: News Corporation
target: GameSpy Industries, Inc.
GameSpy Industries, Inc. provides connected gaming technology solutions and services for the video game industry. It offers GameSpy Connect, a family of SDK and services that provide networking, matchmaking, usage analysis, CD key, patching, and administrative functions for online multiplayer games.
price ($mm)
$2.34
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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.
price ($mm)
$380
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closed 6/30/2016 via Market Wire

Advanced Micro Devices, Inc., acquired HiAlgo, Inc.

synopsis: AMD announced the acquisition of software company HiAlgo Inc., a developer of unique PC gaming technologies designed to help Radeon™ RX Series GPUs transform gaming experience, increase GPU efficiency and improve the overall consistency of gaming experiences. The acquisition lays the groundwork for future gaming innovation in Radeon Software.
buyer: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (AMD:$3,793.00)
Advanced Micro Devices, Inc., a semiconductor company, provides processing solutions for the computing, graphics, and consumer electronics markets in the United States, Canada, Europe, and Asia. It offers microprocessor products, including servers and workstation microprocessors, notebook microproce"
target: HiAlgo, Inc.
HiAlgo, Inc. has developed a framework for optimizing and accelerating the rendering performance and significantly cutting down GPU processing time - for virtually any kind of 3D applications.
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closed 10/31/2018 via BNC Analysis

gamigo AG, acquired Trion Worlds

synopsis: Gamigo acquired Trion Worlds, a leading US gaming company with offices in Redwood City (California) and Austin (Texas). Trion Worlds is the studio behind online and console MMO-games such as Rift, Defiance, Trove and ArcheAge.
buyer parent: Blockescence plc
buyer: gamigo AG (WKN:A1TNJY:$0.00)
The gamigo group is a publisher for free-to-play mobile and online games and also offers solutions for business customers within the scope of the gamigo platform strategy. Their platform helps game publishers and developers from all over the world publish and promote their products. "
target: Trion Worlds
Trion Worlds Inc. is a leading US gaming company with offices in Redwood City (California) and Austin (Texas) and has as publisher and developer of online and console MMO-games, well-known games such as Rift, Defiance, Trove and ArcheAge in its portfolio.
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closed 5/10/2017 via BNC Analysis

Valiant Investments Plc, acquired Minecraft Command Science

synopsis: Valiant is pleased to provide the following update on its 84.7% owned subsidiary, Flamethrower plc has acquired the popular Minecraft Command website https://minecraftcommand.science. Minecraft Commands are advanced functions activated by typing certain strings of text, and https://minecraftcommand.science allows users to share their Commands.
buyer: Valiant Investments Plc
Valiant Investments plc is focused on building a diversified portfolio of investments across sectors including natural resources and technology. One of Valiant's investee companies, Flamethrower, is a technology company that offers a wide selection of mobile apps for use on smartphones and tablets. "
target: Minecraft Command Science
Minecraft Command Science allows users to generate and share commands for use in Minecraft, a multi-platform sandbox video game that enables players to design and create their own constructions in a 3D procedurally generated virtual landscape.
price ($mm)
$0.25
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closed 7/4/2016 via BNC Analysis

Animoca Brands, acquired TicBits Ltd

synopsis: Animoca Brands, a leading global mobile games developer, has acquired TicBits Ltd, a game development company that's focused on bringing the best possible social and casual games to the mobile phone & Facebook market.
buyer: Animoca Brands (ASX:AB1:$8.69)
Animoca Brands is a leading global mobile games developer that works with famous brands such as Garfield and Ultraman to make Fun products. Animoca Brands is based in Hong Kong. "
target: TicBits Ltd
TicBits Ltd is a game development company that's focused on bringing the best possible social and casual games to the mobile phone & Facebook market. TicBits Ltd was founded in 2010 and is located in Turku, Finland.
price ($mm)
$3.73
rev ($mm)
$1
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
3.4x
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closed 5/22/2013 via BNC Analysis

Adrenaline Amusements, acquired Sarbakan

synopsis: Adrenaline Amusements, a leading developer of a new breed of arcade video game machines, announced that it has acquired Sarbakan, a renowned independent game studio with over a decade’s worth of experience in developing highly creative original IPs and work-for-hire games.
buyer: Adrenaline Amusements
Adrenaline Amusement's mission is to develop and introduce a new bread of amusement product to its industry. It manufactures a new breed of arcade video game products. "
target: Sarbakan
Sarbakan is an innovative developer of social mobile games and mobile entertainment content. With years of proven experience as a game studio, Sarbakan delivers memorable and high quality experiences for its worldwide publishing partners and customers.
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closed 7/15/2020 via Company Press Release

Three Gates AB, acquired Wordie App

synopsis: Three Gates has acquired Wordie from The Fast Mind Inc. Wordie is a trivia game where the player must figure out the correct word based on four pictures. The player can create new levels in the game, which currently includes over 5,000 levels.
buyer: Three Gates AB (NGM:GATE:$0.84)
Three Gates AB is a publicly listed game development company based on the island of Gotland, off the east coast of Sweden. Founded in 2011, Three Gates is a team of experienced professionals, all gathered in a unique location with an unwavering drive and passion for the video game sector. "
target parent: The Fast Mind Inc.
target: Wordie App
Wordie is a trivia game where the player must figure out the correct word based on four pictures. The player can create new levels in the game, which currently includes over 5,000 levels. It is available for Android and iOS devices, Kindle and Facebook.
price ($mm)
$0.20
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closed 6/22/2020 via BNC Analysis

SciPlay Corporation, acquired Come2Play Ltd.

synopsis: SciPlay Corporation has acquired Come2Play, Ltd., an Israeli based developer and manager of casual mobile games. Headquartered in Tel Aviv, Israel, Come2Play's social mobile games are enjoyed by casual game players from around the world.
buyer: SciPlay Corporation (SCPL:$465.70)
SciPlay Corporation is a leading developer and publisher of digital games on mobile and web platforms. SciPlay currently offers seven core games, including social casino games Jackpot Party Casino, Gold Fish Casino, Hot Shot Casino and Quick Hit Slots, and more. "
target: Come2Play Ltd.
Headquartered in Tel Aviv, Israel, Come2Play's social mobile games are enjoyed by casual game players from around the world. Come2Play's innovative game, Solitaire Pets Adventure, presents a new and fresh spin on the classic game solitaire.
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announced 2/28/2018 via Company Press Release

Mynet Inc., will purchase Smartphone Game Business from Grani, Inc.

synopsis: Mynet, Inc. a provider of mobile community games to the Japanese and Asian markets, will acquire the smartphone game business of Grani, Inc. Grani's smartphone game business includes 'Shinjin no Varuhara Gate' (Valhalla Gate), a popular game that topped the cumulative total of 2.4 million people (as of March 2018).
buyer: Mynet Inc. (TSE:3928:$112.87)
Mynet Inc. offers community games to the Japanese and Asian markets. It provides card battle games, including Valkyrie Crusade and Legend of the Cryptids; and role-playing games, such as Emblem of Falkyrie and Angel Master. The company was founded in 2006 and is based in Tokyo, Japan. "
seller: Grani, Inc.
Grani's smartphone game business includes 'Shinjin no Varuhara Gate' (Valhalla Gate), a popular game that topped the cumulative total of 2.4 million people (as of March 2018). Valhalla Gate is a cooperative RPG set the world of "Varheim" where God, devil and man coexist.
price ($mm)
$14
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closed 10/5/2017 via Company Press Release

Kongregate Inc., acquired Synapse Games

synopsis: Kongregate, the San Francisco based cross platform games publisher and developer, has acquired 100% of Synapse Games. Founded in 2008, Chicago based Synapse Games employs a team of 22 and develops free to play strategy and collectible card games.
buyer parent: Modern Times Group MTG AB
buyer: Kongregate Inc.
Kongregate is a leading mobile & PC game publisher and web gaming portal. Through their publishing program, they work closely with game developers to provide a multitude of services to help great games become even better. "
target: Synapse Games
Synapse Games is exploding onto the mobile gaming market after over eight years experience making social games. They are a fun but fast-paced team, working on several deeply strategic multiplayer games. They push for the extra mile at all times to get as much polish into each of their games.
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closed 5/9/2016 via BNC Analysis

Odd Networks, acquired Overdog, Inc.

synopsis: Odd Networks, an open source platform designed to give access to a powerful set of tools that enables customers to launch their own content streaming service, has acquired Overdog, a social matchmaking platform connecting like-minded gamers to create better online multiplayer experiences.
buyer: Odd Networks
Odd Networks is an open source platform designed to give access to a powerful set of tools that enables customers to launch their own content streaming service across an array of mobile, tablet, and connected TV devices. "
target: Overdog, Inc.
Overdog is a social matchmaking platform connecting like-minded gamers to create better online multiplayer experiences. Currently available exclusively as an app on Xbox One, Overdog’s goal is to revolutionize multiplayer matchmaking for all games.
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closed 5/9/2016 via BNC Analysis

Odd Networks, acquired Overdog, Inc.

synopsis: Odd Networks, an open source platform designed to give access to a powerful set of tools that enables customers to launch their own content streaming service, has acquired Overdog, a social matchmaking platform connecting like-minded gamers to create better online multiplayer experiences.
buyer: Odd Networks
Odd Networks is an open source platform designed to give access to a powerful set of tools that enables customers to launch their own content streaming service across an array of mobile, tablet, and connected TV devices. "
target: Overdog, Inc.
Overdog is a social matchmaking platform connecting like-minded gamers to create better online multiplayer experiences. Currently available exclusively as an app on Xbox One, Overdog’s goal is to revolutionize multiplayer matchmaking for all games.
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closed 6/19/2012 via BusinessWire

SeaChange International, acquired Flashlight Engineering and Consulting, LLC

synopsis: SeaChange International, Inc., a leading global multi-screen video software innovator, announced that it has purchased all assets and intellectual property, including source code, from Flashlight Engineering and Consulting, LLC of Portland, Oregon. Flashlight specializes in designing and writing software for digital TVs and set-top boxes.
buyer: SeaChange International (SEAC:$68.39)
SeaChange International is a leading provider of software applications, services and integrated solutions for video-on-demand (VOD), digital advertising, and content acquisition monetization and management. "
target: Flashlight Engineering and Consulting, LLC
Flashlight Engineering and Consulting, LLC provides expert consulting and software development services to the US cable and telecom operators and their primary vendors. They have worked across the spectrum of iTV software, from drivers to applications and from servers to clients.
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announced 3/25/2019 via BusinessWire

Enghouse Systems Limited, will acquire Espial Group, Inc.

synopsis: Enghouse has agreed to acquire all of the issued and outstanding common shares of Espial, a public software company headquartered in Ottawa, Canada. Espial’s solution portfolio includes client, server and cloud software products along with system integration services to help service providers launch next generation video offerings.
buyer: Enghouse Systems Limited (TSX:ENGH:$296.51)
Enghouse Systems Limited is a Canada-based global provider of enterprise software solutions serving a variety of vertical markets. Its strategy is to build a larger and more diverse enterprise software company through strategic acquisitions and managed growth within its business segments. "
target: Espial Group, Inc. (TSX:ESP:$19.87)
Espial is a public software company, established in 1997 and headquartered in Ottawa, Canada. Espial solutions are used by over 100 video service providers and device manufacturers across US, Canada, Europe & Asia.
price ($mm)[EV]
$42 [$17]
rev ($mm)
$20
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.9x
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closed 6/12/2012 via PR Newswire

Gracenote, Inc., acquired Bulldog United

synopsis: Gracenote® announced it has acquired Bulldog United, a developer of video fingerprinting technology for Smart TVs. This move strengthens Gracenote's portfolio of Smart TV technologies and will enable the company to incorporate a powerful combination of video fingerprinting technology and its existing audio fingerprinting technology.
buyer parent: Sony Corporation
buyer: Gracenote, Inc.
Gracenote, Inc. provides music and video content and technologies to the world's hottest entertainment products and brands. The company's partners in the entertainment community include major music publishers and labels, prominent independents and movie studios and television networks. "
target: Bulldog United
Bulldog United is a developer of video fingerprinting technology for Smart TVs. It periodically takes a unique "digital content fingerprint" from the TV program contained within the broadcast feed. The unaltered TV program travels freely through the cable operator and down to a web‑connected TV.
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closed 6/17/2015 via BNC Analysis

NVIDIA Corporation, acquired Transgaming Technologies Inc.

synopsis: NVIDIA Corporation, the worldwide leader in programmable graphics processor technologies, announced the acquisition of TransGaming technology, which specializes in cross-platform gaming allowing gamers to play games of specific dedicated platforms via a single platform.
buyer: NVIDIA Corporation (NVDA:$10,918.00)
NVIDIA Corporation is the worldwide leader in programmable graphics processor technologies. The Company creates innovative, industry-changing products for computing, consumer electronics, and mobile devices. "
target: Transgaming Technologies Inc. (TSXV:TNG:$4.46)
TransGaming, Inc. is the global leader in the multiplatform deployment of interactive entertainment. TransGaming works with the industry's leading developers and publishers to enable and distribute games for Smart TV set-top boxes, Mac computers, and Linux/CE platforms.
price ($mm)
$3.75
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closed 1/23/2019 via Company Press Release

Framer BV, acquired Popmotion

synopsis: Framer, a Netherlands-based interactive design tool, has acquired Popmotion, a popular collection of open-source JavaScript motion libraries in the UK. Popmotion's motion libraries are used by web animation designers and React developers to create and design delightful interfaces.
buyer: Framer BV
Framer is a Netherlands-based interactive design tool that allows users to design interactive high-fidelity prototypes for iOS, Android, desktop, or the web. Framer enables users to turn static mockups into interactive prototypes and to experiment quickly with dynamic animations and interactions. "
target: Popmotion
Popmotion is a popular collection of open-source JavaScript motion libraries in the UK. Popmotion's motion libraries are used by web animation designers and React developers to create and design delightful interfaces. Their libraries include Pose, Popmotion Pure, Popcorn, Stylefire, and Framesync.
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closed 12/6/2017 via BNC Analysis

Thundersoft, acquired MM Solutions AD

synopsis: Smart device operating system provider Thundersoft has acquired, through its subsidiary AchieveSky Europe SARL, MM Solutions from Texas Instruments, a manufacturer of semiconductors. MM Solutions is a leader in mobile software for imaging, video, and audio. Their camera framework and imaging algorithms are used in over 250 million mobile phones.
buyer: Thundersoft (SZSE:300496:$151.01)
Thundersoft is a leading smart device operating system and platform technology provider. Thundersoft is focused on providing industry leading smart device operating system solutions, helping to speed-up the time to market of products in industries involved with smart devices, IoT, and automotive. "
target parent: Texas Instruments, Inc.
target: MM Solutions AD
MM Solutions is a leader in mobile software for imaging, video, and audio. They are a strategic partner of Texas Instruments for OMAP 2D and 3D imaging, eBooks, Tablets, SmartTV, media players and navigation devices. Over 250 million mobile phones use their camera framework and imaging algorithms.
price ($mm)
$37
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announced 5/1/2018 via GlobeNewswire

Permira, will purchase Service Provider Video Software Solutions from Cisco Systems, Inc.

synopsis: Permira, the global private equity firm, and Cisco announced that a company backed by the Permira Funds will acquire Cisco’s Service Provider Video Software Solutions (SPVSS) business. Cisco's SPVSS helps service providers, broadcasters, and media companies deliver new consumer experiences through innovations in cloud and virtualization.
buyer: Permira
Permira is a global investment firm that finds and backs successful businesses with ambition. Founded in 1985, the firm advises funds with a total committed capital of approximately €32 billion. "
seller: Cisco Systems, Inc. (CSCO:$49,301.00)
The acquisition includes Cisco’s Service Provider Video Software Solutions (SPVSS) business. Cisco's SPVSS helps service providers, broadcasters, and media companies deliver new consumer experiences through innovations in cloud and virtualization.
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closed 7/31/2012 via Market Wire

Cisco Systems, Inc., acquired NDS Group Ltd.

synopsis: Cisco announced it has completed the acquisition of NDS Group Ltd., a leading provider of video software and content security solutions that enable service providers and media companies to securely deliver and monetize new video experiences.
buyer: Cisco Systems, Inc. (CSCO:$49,301.00)
Cisco Systems, Inc. is the worldwide leader in networking that transforms how people connect, communicate and collaborate. Dominating the market for Internet protocol-based networking equipment, Cisco provides routers and switches used to direct data, voice, and video traffic. "
target parent: Permira
target: NDS Group Ltd.
NDS Group Ltd. provides end-to-end software solutions for pay-TV operators, telcos, channels, and content providers globally. It offers open end-to-end digital TV and hybrid solutions; and NDS Infinite TV that delivers TV experience on various devices.
price ($mm)
$5,005
rev ($mm)
$989
EBITDA ($mm)
$283
EV / rev
5.1x
EV / EBITDA
17.7x
closed 2/5/2009 via Company Press Release

Permira, acquired NDS Group

synopsis: NDS Group Limited, News Corp. and Permira Advisers LLP are pleased to announce that the scheme of arrangement to effect the going private transaction of NDS has now become fully effective. The effectiveness of the scheme results in two subsidiaries of funds advised by Permira and News Corp. owning approximately 51% and 49% of NDS, respectively.
buyer: Permira
Permira is a leading European-based private equity firm. Permira acts as adviser to the 19 Permira Funds, totalling approximately Euro 22 billion, that have been raised since 1985. These funds have invested in over 180 transactions in companies across a variety of sectors and geographies. "
target parent: News Corporation
target: NDS Group
NDS enables broadcasters, network TV operators and content providers to profit from the deployment of digital TV technologies including innovative solutions for digital video recorders, interactivity, secure broadband, home networks, and content on the go.
price ($mm)
$1,700*
rev ($mm)
$850
EBITDA ($mm)
$214
EV / rev
4.1x
EV / EBITDA
16.2x
closed 10/2/2015 via Company Press Release

Microsoft Corporation, acquired Havok Inc.

synopsis: Microsoft has acquired Havok, the leading provider of 3D physics, from Intel. The company is a technology supplier in the games industry and the leading real-time physics creator.
buyer: Microsoft Corporation (MSFT:$143,015.00)
Founded in 1975, Microsoft is the worldwide leader in software, services and solutions that help people and businesses realize their full potential. Microsoft develops, manufactures, licenses, and supports a range of software products and services for various computing devices worldwide. "
target parent: Intel Corporation
target: Havok Inc.
As a leading provider of game development technologies, Havok has over 15 years of experience servicing the most demanding technology requirements for leading game developers.
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closed 9/28/2011 via Company Press Release

Unity Technologies, acquired Mecanim, Inc.

synopsis: Unity Technologies, provider of the Unity development platform for awesome games and interactive 3D on the web, mobile, console and beyond, announced its acquisition of animation technology startup Mécanim. The addition, now known as Unity Canada, further reinforces Unity Technologies' commitment to democratizing game creation.
buyer: Unity Technologies
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: Mecanim, Inc.
Mecanim Inc. is an animation technology startup focusing on character animation, gaming and consulting.
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announced 9/14/2007 via BusinessWire

Intel Capital, will acquire Havok Inc.

synopsis: Intel Corporation announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Havok Inc., the leading provider of interactive software and services used by digital media creators in the game and movie industries. Havok will become a wholly owned subsidiary of Intel.
buyer: Intel Capital (INTC:$75,732.00)
Intel the world leader in silicon innovation, develops technologies, products and initiatives to continually advance how people work and live. "
target: Havok Inc.
Havok is the premier provider of interactive software and services for digital media creators in the games and movie industries. With world leading expertise in physics, animation and tools, we make it our business to turn our customers’ creative aspirations into technical realities.
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closed 5/1/2015 via PR Newswire

ARRIS, Charter Communications Inc., acquired ActiveVideo

synopsis: ARRIS Group Inc. and Charter Communications, Inc. announced that they have acquired ActiveVideo®. ActiveVideo is the developer of CloudTV™, the only cloud-based software platform enabling service providers to rapidly deploy new services by virtualizing consumer premises equipment (CPE) functions in the cloud.
buyer: ARRIS (ARRS:$6,694.09)
buyer: Charter Communications Inc. (CHTR:$46,296.00)
ARRIS is a global innovator in IP, video and broadband technology. They have continually worked with their customers to transform the experience of entertainment and communications for millions of people across the world. "
target: ActiveVideo
ActiveVideo is the developer of CloudTV™, the only cloud-based software platform enabling service providers, content aggregators, and consumer electronic (CE) manufacturers to rapidly deploy new services by virtualizing consumer premises equipment (CPE) functions in the cloud.
price ($mm)
$135
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
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EV / EBITDA
announced 4/6/2020 via BNC Analysis

SteelSeries ApS, will acquire Nahimic

synopsis: SteelSeries, a global manufacturer of gaming peripherals, will acquire Nahimic, a French developer of 3D sound software for enhanced gaming experiences. Nahimic powers over 15 million leading PC and headset brands. Their software ensures that users get the best sound experience on any device and features a variety of audio tools.
buyer: SteelSeries ApS
SteelSeries is a global manufacturer of gaming peripherals. SteelSeries makes award-winning, cutting-edge products to help gamers play like the pros. Their products include headsets, headset accessories, mice, keyboards, mousepads, and controllers. "
target: Nahimic
Nahimic is a French developer of 3D sound software for enhanced gaming experiences. Nahimic powers over 15 million leading PC and headset brands. Their software ensures that users get the best sound experience on any device and features a variety of audio tools.
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closed 5/11/2016 via GlobeNewswire

SeaChange International, acquired DCC Labs Sp. z o.o.

synopsis: Multiscreen innovator SeaChange International, Inc. announced its acquisition of DCC Labs, a Warsaw, Poland-based set-top and multiscreen device software developer and integrator, to advance SeaChange’s set-top, multiscreen subscriber device and application strategies. DCC Labs projects support millions of set-tops, mobile devices and smart TVs.
buyer: SeaChange International (SEAC:$68.39)
Enabling their customers to deliver billions of premium video streams across a matrix of pay-TV and OTT platforms, SeaChange empowers service providers, broadcasters, content owners and brand advertisers to entertain audiences, engage consumers and expand business opportunities. "
target: DCC Labs Sp. z o.o.
DCC Labs is a highly innovative digital TV software house, specializing in middleware products and solutions, that offers a complex service for all IPTV, Cable, Satellite and Broadcast systems and devices. They provide software development and integration as well as project management and testing.
price ($mm)
$8.00
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
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EV / EBITDA
closed 5/27/2015 via Market Wire

TiVo Inc., acquired Cubiware Sp. z o.o.

synopsis: TiVo Inc., a leader in the advanced television entertainment market, announced that is has acquired Cubiware, an innovative provider of cost-effective software solutions for emerging market Pay-TV operators.
buyer: TiVo Inc. (TIVO:$661.39)
TiVo Inc. is a global leader in next-generation television services. TiVo's innovative cloud-based SaaS solutions enable viewers to consume content across all screens in and out-of-the home. "
target: Cubiware Sp. z o.o.
Cubiware is an innovative provider of software solutions for Digital TV devices and systems. Established in 2008, Cubiware is a privately held company with headquarters in Warsaw, Poland.
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closed 2/4/2013 via PR Newswire

Espial Group, Inc., acquired ANT plc

synopsis: Espial announced has acquired all of the outstanding shares of ANT plc. ANT provides IP, Hybrid and Connected TV products and services. ANT has successfully deployed its high performance software featuring rich HTML5 user experiences across set-top boxes, tablets and smart phones.
buyer: Espial Group, Inc. (TSX:ESP:$19.87)
Espial is a leading supplier of digital TV and IPTV software and solutions to cable and telecommunications operators as well as consumer electronics manufacturers. Espial's middleware, video-on-demand, and browser products power a diverse range of pay-TV and Internet TV business models. "
target: ANT plc
ANT plc develops and deploys embedded software solutions and services for the TV industry. Its Galio Suite, a browser, client and applications stack, is an open standards based, flexible application & middleware solution for a wide range of consumer TV platforms.
price ($mm)[EV]
$7.98 [$0.93]
rev ($mm)
$7
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.1x
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