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closed 5/1/2017 via PR Newswire

Spin Master Corp, acquired Marbles

synopsis: Spin Master Corp., a leading global children's entertainment company, announced the acquisition of Marbles, a leader in brain-building and high-quality games, gifts and gadgets for all ages.
buyer: Spin Master Corp (TSX:TOY:$879.41)
Spin Master is a Canadian global toy and entertainment company that has been designing, developing, manufacturing, and marketing consumer products for children around the world since 1994. "
target: Marbles
Marbles is a leader in brain-building and high-quality games, gifts and gadgets for all ages. Marbles has grown into a 40-store retailer, e-commerce, catalog and product business known for its specialized portfolio of games with brain benefits, including the best-selling game Otrio.
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closed 6/13/2013 via BNC Analysis

Ludendo SA, acquired Avenue des Jeux SAS

synopsis: Avenue des Jeux has been acquired by the Ludendo group. Avenue des Jeux SAS is an online retailer which offers toys and games for children.
buyer: Ludendo SA
Ludendo is the French leading retailer of toys. The company provides a range of toys, games, and leisure products for children of all ages, including traditional toys and cyber games. "
target: Avenue des Jeux SAS
Avenue des Jeux is a leading e-commerce specialized in online sale of games and toys to individuals.
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$26
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closed 3/6/2013 via BusinessWire

Toca Boca, acquired Zinc Roe

synopsis: Toca Boca announced that it inked a deal with zinc Roe, a Toronto-based studio specializing in new media for kids, to acquire the award-winning Tickle Tap apps series and the company’s 10-person development team. zinc Roe Founder Jason Krogh will serve as the CEO of the newly named studio, Sago Sago.
buyer parent: Bonnier AB
buyer: Toca Boca
Toca Boca is a play studio that makes digital toys for kids. Toca Boca makes digital toys and games that help stimulate the imagination, and allows parents to play together with their kids. "
target: Zinc Roe
zinc Roe's Tickle Tap apps encourages learning through practice and exploration. Designed for children ages 2-4, the apps include Sound Shaker, a delightful sound toy, and Doodlecast for Kids, an app that records the user's voice as they draw to create short videos.
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closed 5/25/2018 via PR Newswire

University Games, acquired The Haywire Group

synopsis: University Games, a San Francisco-based game and puzzle company, announced the acquisition of The Haywire Group, the award-winning manufacturer of dozens of games including Flickin' Chicken and Pizza Party dice game.
buyer: University Games
University Games was founded by Cris Lehman and Bob Moog on April 1, 1985. The company is active in more than 60 countries developing, marketing and distributing board games, puzzles, STEAM products and pre-school activities. "
target: The Haywire Group
Haywire was founded in 2005 by Barbara and Michael Fisher. The Company specializes in learning games starting with the award winning Dicecapades. Currently the company markets games to children and families. Top sellers include Flickin' Chicken®, Pizza Party®, Kerfuffle® and Shaboom®.
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closed 4/10/2015 via BNC Analysis

TabTale, acquired Sunstorm Games

synopsis: TabTale, the Israel-based kids’ gaming and educational app publisher has acquired Sunstorm Games, makers of casual gaming apps for kids. Sunstorm's titles usually follow a similar model of assembling cookies, meals, or very simple games. They are a leader in the casual mobile gaming space with over 80 titles and 140 million downloads.
buyer: TabTale
TabTale is a leading, global creator of interactive books, games and educational apps, repeatedly recognized as a Top 10 Games Publisher Worldwide with 500 million downloads and 33 million monthly active users. "
target: Sunstorm Games
Sunstorm Games is a developer of mobile games. With over 80 titles and 140 million downloads, they are a leader in the casual mobile gaming space. They have released popular hits like Gymnastics Events and My School Dance, many of which consistently appear on Apple's Top 10 games in the App Store.
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closed 11/19/2021 via gamesindustry.biz

Nordisk Games, acquired Star Stable Entertainment

synopsis: Nordisk Games, the video game division of Danish entertainment company Nordisk Film, has acquired a 57% stake in Star Stable Entertainment, an entertainment company in Sweden that creates immersive experiences for girls. Star Stable are the makers of the popular adventure game Star Stable Online. Their product line also includes music and books.
buyer parent: Egmont Foundation
buyer: Nordisk Games
Nordisk Games is the video game division of Danish entertainment company Nordisk Film. Nordisk Games are minority investors that fund and support Europe's finest game companies. They provide financing to help video game developers create and publish the best games in the world. "
target: Star Stable Entertainment
Star Stable Entertainment is an entertainment company in Sweden. Star Stable creates immersive experiences for girls. They are the makers of the popular adventure game Star Stable Online, the #1 ranked horse game in the world. Their product line also includes music, books, and short-form animations.
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closed 8/4/2014 via PR Newswire

LeapFrog, acquired KidZui

synopsis: LeapFrog Enterprises, Inc., the leader in children's educational entertainment, announced that it has acquired KidZui, the leading kid-friendly internet browser. Created in 2006, the KidZui technology offers a kid-safe web experience and currently powers LeapSearch on all LeapFrog Wi-Fi enabled children's tablets.
buyer: LeapFrog (LF:$222.94)
LeapFrog Enterprises, Inc. is the leader in educational entertainment for children. For nearly 20 years, LeapFrog has created award-winning learning solutions that combine educational expertise, innovative technology and a child's love for fun. "
target parent: Saban Capital Group
target: KidZui
KidZui is the leading kid-friendly internet browser. Created in 2006, the KidZui technology offers a kid-safe web experience. Once downloaded, KidZui provides kids access to millions of pre-loaded kid-friendly websites, YouTube videos, online games, and pictures.
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closed 5/22/2013 via Company Press Release

The Adlibris Group, acquired Bamba AB

synopsis: The Adlibris Group, which includes online retailers Adlibris and Dischop, continues growing with the purchase of online toystore Bamba.se. Bamba.se was founded in 2010 and is one of Sweden's fastest growing toystores on the web.
buyer parent: Bonnier AB
buyer: The Adlibris Group
Adlibris operates as an online book retailer in Sweden. The company was founded in 1986 and is based in Morgongava, Sweden. Adlibris AB operates as a subsidiary of Bonnier AB. "
target: Bamba AB
Bamba.se was founded in 2010 and is one of Sweden's fastest growing toystores on the web.
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closed 5/1/2017 via PR Newswire

Spin Master Corp, acquired Marbles

synopsis: Spin Master Corp., a leading global children's entertainment company, announced the acquisition of Marbles, a leader in brain-building and high-quality games, gifts and gadgets for all ages.
buyer: Spin Master Corp (TSX:TOY:$879.41)
Spin Master is a Canadian global toy and entertainment company that has been designing, developing, manufacturing, and marketing consumer products for children around the world since 1994. "
target: Marbles
Marbles is a leader in brain-building and high-quality games, gifts and gadgets for all ages. Marbles has grown into a 40-store retailer, e-commerce, catalog and product business known for its specialized portfolio of games with brain benefits, including the best-selling game Otrio.
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closed 5/1/2017 via PR Newswire

Spin Master Corp, acquired Marbles

synopsis: Spin Master Corp., a leading global children's entertainment company, announced the acquisition of Marbles, a leader in brain-building and high-quality games, gifts and gadgets for all ages.
buyer: Spin Master Corp (TSX:TOY:$879.41)
Spin Master is a Canadian global toy and entertainment company that has been designing, developing, manufacturing, and marketing consumer products for children around the world since 1994. "
target: Marbles
Marbles is a leader in brain-building and high-quality games, gifts and gadgets for all ages. Marbles has grown into a 40-store retailer, e-commerce, catalog and product business known for its specialized portfolio of games with brain benefits, including the best-selling game Otrio.
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announced 4/21/2016 via PR Newswire

Spin Master Corp, will acquire Toca Boca and Sago Mini

synopsis: Spin Master Corp. – a leading global children's entertainment company – announced that it has agreed to acquire the Toca Boca and Sago Mini companies from the Bonnier Group of Sweden.The acquisition of Toca Boca and Sago Mini, with their strong brand presence, allows Spin Master to develop a leadership position in the mobile app space for kids.
buyer: Spin Master Corp (TSX:TOY:$879.41)
Spin Master Corp. creates, designs, manufactures, and markets toys, games, and entertainment properties. The Company develops and produces entertainment properties, characters, and contents, serving customers worlwide. "
target parent: Bonnier AB
target: Toca Boca and Sago Mini
Toca Boca is a play studio that makes digital toys for kids. Toca Boca makes digital toys and games that help stimulate the imagination, and allows parents to play together with their kids. Sago Mini creates mobile apps for kids aged 2-5 that focus on the pre-school segment.
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closed 11/21/2018 via GlobeNewswire

Audax Group, acquired PlayMonster

synopsis: Audax Group has acquired PlayMonster, a leading manufacturer and distributor of family toys, games, preschool toys, creative activities and teaching tools, from Topspin Partners, a suburban NY-based private equity fund focused on the lower middle-market.
buyer: Audax Group
Audax Group was founded in 1999 by Geoff Rehnert and Marc Wolpow with the vision of building an investment platform to provide capital for middle market companies. Audax Group manages approximately $13 billion of assets across its private equity, mezzanine debt, and private senior debt businesses. "
target parent: Topspin Partners
target: PlayMonster
PlayMonster, headquartered in Beloit, WI, is a leading manufacturer and distributor of family toys, games, preschool toys, creative activities and teaching tools. Top-selling brands include 5 Second Rule®, Perplexus™ Don’t Rock the Boat™, Farkle, The Game of THINGS…®, Mirari®, Buzzword® and more.
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closed 6/4/2019 via BusinessWire

Carson Dellosa Education, acquired Kids Station Toys

synopsis: Carson Dellosa Education, one of the nation’s leading educational solutions providers, announced the acquisition of Kids Station Toys, a leading manufacturer of musical instruments, cutting edge interactive electronic toys, and real electronics for kids of all ages.
buyer parent: Guardian Capital Partners
buyer: Carson Dellosa Education
Carson Dellosa Education is one of the nation’s leading educational solutions providers. From backpacks and back seats to teacher desks and learning centers, Carson Dellosa products can be found anywhere children learn. "
target: Kids Station Toys
Kids Station Toys is a leading manufacturer of musical instruments, cutting edge interactive electronic toys, and real electronics for kids of all ages.
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Spin Master Corp
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