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closed 5/17/2017 via BNC Analysis

Keywords Studios, acquired GameSim

synopsis: Keywords Studios, the international technical services provider to the global video games industry, announced the acquisition of GameSim Inc., a specialist in outsourced engineering services and technology platforms for the video games industry and other virtual simulation applications.
buyer: Keywords Studios (AIM:KWS:$512.20)
Keywords is an international technical service provider to the global Video Game Industry. With over 1,500 games passionate employees around the world, they provide a range of translation, testing, audio, customer care and art production services to Video Game Developers and Publishers alike. "
target: GameSim
Based in Orlando, Florida, GameSim employs over 30 software engineers and artists and has a range of cutting edge, proprietary technology platforms which are integrated with client processes to develop video games and visually simulate environments for military and urban planning applications.
price ($mm)
$4.81
rev ($mm)
$4
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1.2x
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closed 11/26/2021 via BNC Analysis

Resolution Games, acquired Zero Index

synopsis: Resolution Games has acquired Zero Index, which helps established VR game developers to port and maintain their game portfolio with talent from East Sweden.
buyer: Resolution Games
Resolution Games is a games studio led by some of the top minds in the industry, forging a world-class catalog of titles that bring players into the richest VR and AR worlds possible. "
target: Zero Index
Zero Index helps established VR game developers to port and maintain their game portfolio with talent from East Sweden.
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announced 9/26/2019 via BusinessWire

By Light Professional IT Services LLC, will acquire Cole Engineering Services, Inc.

synopsis: By Light Professional IT Services LLC announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Cole Engineering Services, Inc. (CESI), an industry-leading, full spectrum (live, virtual, constructive and gaming) training and analysis developer, integrator and services provider.
buyer parent: Sagewind Capital LLC
buyer: By Light Professional IT Services LLC
By Light provides a full range of hardware and software engineering services to defense, civilian, and commercial customers worldwide. Driven by a management team that leverages real-world expertise, they provide reliable, efficient, and cost-effective IT solutions to each customer, every time. "
target: Cole Engineering Services, Inc.
Cole Engineering Services, Inc. ("CESI") develops unique simulation-based systems for simple and complex military missions, and has extensive experience developing interoperable distributed simulation architectures for engineering and training environments.
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closed 12/17/2012 via PR Newswire

Camber Corporation, acquired Novonics Corporation

synopsis: Camber Corporation has acquired Novonics Corporation. Novonics provides simulation based learning systems, software/systems design and development, user introduction of complex technologies, and program and strategic planning for Department of Defense and international partners.
buyer parent: New Mountain Capital, LLC
buyer: Camber Corporation
Headquartered in Huntsville, Alabama, Camber Corporation provides mission-critical engineering and technical services to Aerospace & Defense, National Security, and International governments and commercial customers at over 100 locations worldwide. "
target: Novonics Corporation
Novonics Corporation, founded in 1994, provides high-quality program management, architecture definition, systems engineering and software development services. Their customers include the US Department of Defense (DoD), Department of Homeland Security (DHS), and Department of Justice (DoJ).
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closed 10/18/2022 via BusinessWire

Modus Create, acquired Promptworks

synopsis: Modus Create, a digital transformation consulting firm, announced that it has acquired Philadelphia-based Promptworks, a product and application development firm with expertise in retail, healthcare, and life sciences.
buyer: Modus Create
Modus Create is a digital transformation consulting firm dedicated to helping clients build competitive advantage through digital innovation. They specialize in strategic consulting, full lifecycle product development, platform modernization, and digital operations. "
target: Promptworks
Promptworks raises the bar by building ingenious software that lasts. With deep technical expertise, human-centric design thinking, and transparent processes, they confidently engineer masterful products for companies such as Gopuff, Honeygrow, Drexel University, and the U.S. Department of Defense.
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closed 12/22/2021 via BNC Analysis

Keywords Studios, acquired Wicked Witch

synopsis: Keywords Studios has revealed that it has acquired Australian games development studio Wicked Witch. Founded in 2001, Melbourne-based Wicked Witch has provided game and graphic development support across multiple platforms including mobile. It has worked with both large publishers such as Microsoft and Riot Games and Australia-based developers.
buyer: Keywords Studios (AIM:KWS:$512.20)
Ireland’s Keywords Studios is an international technical services provider to the global video games industry. It provides integrated art creation, software engineering, testing, localization, audio and customer care services to a blue-chip client base. "
target: Wicked Witch
Founded in 2001, Melbourne-based Wicked Witch has provided game and graphic development support across multiple platforms including mobile. It has worked with both large publishers such as Microsoft and Riot Games and Australia-based developers.
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$6.50
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closed 7/1/2011 via BusinessWire

CACI International, Inc., acquired Pangia Technologies, LLC

synopsis: CACI International Inc announced that it has completed its transaction to acquire Pangia Technologies, LLC. Pangia is a software engineering company that provides technical solutions in the areas of computer network operations, information assurance, mission systems, software and systems engineering, and IT infrastructure support.
buyer: CACI International, Inc. (CACI:$5,183.87)
CACI International provides professional services and IT solutions needed for defense, intelligence, homeland security, and IT modernization and government transformation. CACI delivers enterprise IT and network services; data, information, & knowledge management services, and many others solutions."
target: Pangia Technologies, LLC
Pangia Technologies, LLC is a software engineering company that provides technical solutions in the areas of computer network operations, information assurance, mission systems, software and systems engineering, and IT infrastructure support.
price ($mm)
$38
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closed 10/4/2010 via PR Newswire

Raytheon Company, acquired Technology Associates Inc.

synopsis: Raytheon Company has acquired Technology Associates Inc., a company that delivers full life-cycle computer engineering to mission-critical programs in the U.S. intelligence community. Technology Associates' capabilities include data extraction and analysis and digital media intercept and exploitation.
buyer: Raytheon Company (RTN:$62,297.00)
Raytheon Company is a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense, homeland security and other government markets throughout the world. Raytheon provides state-of-the-art electronics, mission systems integration and other capabilities. "
target: Technology Associates Inc.
Technology Associates brings full life-cycle computer engineering to mission-critical programs in the US Intelligence Community. Their staff members provide custom software development, database design and administration, and network engineering for both the UNIX and Windows platforms.
price ($mm)
$42
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closed 4/28/2010 via BusinessWire

Applied Signal Technology, Inc., acquired Seismic LLC

synopsis: Applied Signal Technology, Inc., a market leader in advanced intelligence solutions, announced that it has completed the acquisition of Seismic LLC. Seismic specializes in cyber security solutions, software engineering, data management, and systems engineering and integration services for the U.S. Department of Defense and Intelligence Community.
buyer: Applied Signal Technology, Inc. (APSG:$0.00)
Applied Signal Technology, Inc. is a leading provider of advanced intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) products, systems, and services that enhance global security. "
target: Seismic LLC
Seismic LLC provides specialized cyber security solutions, software engineering, data management, and systems engineering and integration services for the U.S. Department of Defense and Intelligence Community.
price ($mm)
$25
rev ($mm)
$15
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
1.8x
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closed 12/30/2009 via PR Newswire

Stinger Ghaffarian Technologies, acquired Master Solutions, LLC

synopsis: SGT, Inc., a leading provider of Engineering, Science, Project Management, and Information Technology services, announced it has acquired Master Solutions, LLC ("MSL"). MSL provides full lifecycle software engineering, systems engineering, and enterprise architecture services and solutions for the DoD and commercial markets.
buyer: Stinger Ghaffarian Technologies
Stinger Ghaffarian Technologies, Inc. (SGT, Inc.) provides aerospace engineering, earth and planetary science modeling and analysis, information systems and project management, operational support and technical services to various government agencies. "
target: Master Solutions, LLC
Master Solutions, LLC provides full lifecycle software engineering, systems engineering and enterprise architecture services and solutions for the DoD and commercial markets.
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closed 1/19/2010 via BusinessWire

ManTech International Corporation, acquired Sensor Technologies, Inc.

synopsis: ManTech International Corporation announced that on it has completed the acquisition of Sensor Technologies Inc. STI is a leading provider of mission-critical systems engineering and Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance services and solutions to the Department of Defense.
buyer: ManTech International Corporation (MANT:$2,596.28)
ManTech International Corporation is a leading provider of innovative technologies and solutions for mission-critical national security programs for the Intelligence Community; the Departments of Defense, State, Homeland Security, and Justice; and other U.S. federal government customers. "
target: Sensor Technologies, Inc.
Sensor Technologies, Inc. (STI) was formed to provide software and systems engineering to the Software Engineering Center (SEC) of the Communications and Electronics Command (CECOM) of the US Army.
price ($mm)
$242
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closed 11/1/2007 via PR Newswire

CACI International, Inc., acquired Dragon Development Corporation

synopsis: CACI International Inc has completed its transaction to acquire Dragon Development Corporation. DDC provides professional, technical, and engineering services to the Intelligence Community.
buyer: CACI International, Inc. (CACI:$5,183.87)
CACI International turns simulated processes into real profits. The company provides simulation technology for factory design, computer networks, communications systems, and the US Army's war games. "
target: Dragon Development Corporation
The Dragon Development Corporation's core business areas are: - Systems and Software Engineering - Operations Research and Systems Analysis - Advanced R&D Support - Program/Business/Acquisition Management.
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closed 8/12/2021 via BNC Analysis

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

synopsis: Keywords Studios, the international technical and creative services provider to the global video games industry, has acquired the entire issued share capital of AMC, a Romania-based leading 3D art and design studio focused on the video game industry.
buyer: Keywords Studios (AIM:KWS:$512.20)
Ireland’s Keywords Studios is an international technical services provider to the global video games industry. It provides integrated art creation, software engineering, testing, localization, audio and customer care services to a blue-chip client base. "
target: AMC RO STUDIO S.R.L.
AMC is a leading 3D art and design studio focused on the video game industry. Based in Bucharest, Romania and led by Cristina Neamtu, AMC enables its partners to realize their vision through creative 3D visual development and design across a range of game platforms.
price ($mm)
$3.29
rev ($mm)
$3
EBITDA ($mm)
$1
EV / rev
1.2x
EV / EBITDA
5.6x
closed 9/26/2019 via gamesindustry.biz

Improbable, acquired The Multiplayer Guys

synopsis: Improbable, a British games technology company, has acquired The Multiplayer Guys, a multiplayer game service company in the UK. The Multiplayer Guys help developers to implement their multiplayer experiences. They have experience with scalable server/client architecture, sync/async peer to peer and rolling out live ops on consoles, PC and mobile.
buyer: Improbable
UK's Improbable builds powerful technology to help solve complex problems and create new realities. They create next-generation gameplay through virtual worlds in gaming and entertainment. They are committed to building and supporting games that use its SpatialOS game development platform. "
target: The Multiplayer Guys
The Multiplayer Guys is a multiplayer game service company in the UK. The Multiplayer Guys help developers to implement their multiplayer experiences. They have experience with fully scalable server/client architecture, sync/async peer to peer and rolling out live ops on consoles, PC and mobile.
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closed 7/31/2019 via Company Press Release

Ford Motor Company, acquired Quantum Signal LLC

synopsis: Ford Motor Company, one of the largest automobile makers in the world, has acquired Quantum Signal, a company that has worked on the cutting edge of mobile robotics for numerous clients, including the military and helped the military develop software that allowed it to remotely control robotic vehicles from thousands of miles away.
buyer: Ford Motor Company (F:$136,341.00)
Ford Motor Company is one of the largest automobile makers in the world. The company designs, manufactures, markets and services a full line of Ford cars, trucks, SUVs and electrified vehicles and is pursuing leadership positions in electrification, autonomous vehicles and mobility solutions. "
target: Quantum Signal LLC
Quantum Signal has worked on the cutting edge of mobile robotics for numerous clients, including the military. Quantum Signal helped the military develop software that allowed it to remotely control robotic vehicles from thousands of miles away.
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closed 7/24/2019 via BusinessWire

ClearSky, acquired Altamira Technologies Corporation

synopsis: Altamira Technologies Corporation, a market leader in delivering innovative, mission-focused analytics and engineering solutions to the U.S. national security community, announced that the company has been acquired by an investor group led by ClearSky, a venture capital/growth equity firm.
buyer: ClearSky
ClearSky is a venture capital/growth equity firm that has been operating since 2012 with offices in Florida, New York, Boston and San Francisco. They are currently investing through two funds: ClearSky Power & Technology and ClearSky Security. "
target: Altamira Technologies Corporation
Altamira Technologies Corporation is a top open source technology company in the national security space. Headquartered in McLean, Virginia, Altamira provides engineering and analytic services to the defense, intelligence, and homeland security communities.
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closed 12/28/2017 via BNC Analysis

Macro Games S.A., acquired Rolling Games

synopsis: Macro Games, a Polish company that creates MMORPG games and operates gaming websites such as CSCenter.pl and MyCraft.pl, has acquired Rolling Games, a game development company in Ukraine. Rolling Games' main specialization is outsourcing game production for mobile platforms. They have worked with publishers such as Atari, Vasco Games, and EA.
buyer: Macro Games S.A. (WSE:MGS:$1.24)
Macro Games S.A. is a Polish company that operates CSCenter.pl and MyCraft.pl, gaming websites that provide the latest news, videos and live streams for the games Counter-Strike and Minecraft. The company produces games as well, mainly in the MMORPG genre using a free-to-play business model. "
target: Rolling Games
Rolling Games is a game development company in Ukraine. The company has produced their own games, ported games, and provided outsourcing services for the video games industry. Their main specialization is outsourcing game production for mobile platforms.
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closed 11/23/2021 via GlobeNewswire

Qualcomm Incorporated, acquired Clay AIR, Inc.

synopsis: Clay AIR has been acquired by Qualcomm. Clay AIR has developed the only hardware agnostic hand tracking technology that enables hardware and software providers to offer their users immersive and natural interactions with digital or virtual assets without compromising the experience’s precision and performance.
buyer: Qualcomm Incorporated (QCOM:$36,036.00)
Qualcomm pioneered 3G and 4G – and they are leading the way to 5G and a new era of intelligent, connected devices. Their products are revolutionizing industries, including automotive, computing, IoT, healthcare and data center, and are allowing millions of devices to connect with each other. "
target: Clay AIR, Inc.
Clay AIR has developed the only hardware agnostic hand tracking technology that enables hardware and software providers to offer their users immersive and natural interactions with digital or virtual assets without compromising the experience’s precision and performance.
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closed 12/21/2012 via PR Newswire

Lockheed Martin, acquired CDL Systems Ltd.

synopsis: Lockheed Martin announced the acquisition of substantially all of the assets of CDL Systems Ltd., a software engineering firm that specializes in the development and licensing of vehicle control station software for unmanned systems.
buyer: Lockheed Martin (LMT:$47,248.00)
Headquartered in Bethesda, Md., Lockheed Martin is a global security and aerospace company that employs about 120,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services. "
target: CDL Systems Ltd.
CDL Systems is a CMMI level 3 appraised software engineering firm specializing in the development of control station software for operating unmanned vehicle systems. CDL Systems was established in 1992 by Dave Weiler and Albert Sulmistras.
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closed 4/2/2013 via PR Newswire

EOIR Technologies, Inc., acquired Viecore FSD

synopsis: EOIR Technologies, Inc., a portfolio company of The White Oak Group, announced that it will acquire Viecore FSD, a wholly owned subsidiary of Nuance Communications, Inc. Viecore FSD provides advanced software and systems development services to the U.S. military and Federal Government.
buyer parent: The White Oak Group
buyer: EOIR Technologies, Inc.
EOIR Technologies is an industry leading system design and development company staffed with over 400 highly talented professionals. They have developed a reputation for excellence in research, development, and engineering services in advanced systems for defense, intelligence, and homeland security."
target parent: Nuance Communications, Inc.
target: Viecore FSD
Viecore FSD provides advanced software and systems development services to the U.S. military and Federal government. Viecore FSD specializes in the design, development, and support of advanced decision support technologies and data management systems, from prototype through production.
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closed 5/17/2017 via BNC Analysis

Keywords Studios, acquired GameSim

synopsis: Keywords Studios, the international technical services provider to the global video games industry, announced the acquisition of GameSim Inc., a specialist in outsourced engineering services and technology platforms for the video games industry and other virtual simulation applications.
buyer: Keywords Studios (AIM:KWS:$512.20)
Keywords is an international technical service provider to the global Video Game Industry. With over 1,500 games passionate employees around the world, they provide a range of translation, testing, audio, customer care and art production services to Video Game Developers and Publishers alike. "
target: GameSim
Based in Orlando, Florida, GameSim employs over 30 software engineers and artists and has a range of cutting edge, proprietary technology platforms which are integrated with client processes to develop video games and visually simulate environments for military and urban planning applications.
price ($mm)
$4.81
rev ($mm)
$4
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
1.2x
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announced 12/5/2022 via Company Press Release

Keywords Studios, will acquire HelpShift

synopsis: Ireland-based Keywords Studios, the international technical and creative services provider to the global video games industry, will acquire Helpshift, an innovative consumer-facing digital support platform to enhance its player support and engagement capability.
buyer: Keywords Studios (AIM:KWS:$512.20)
Based in Ireland, Keywords Studios is an international technical services provider to the global video games industry. It provides integrated art creation, software engineering, testing, localization, audio and customer care services to a blue-chip client base. "
target: HelpShift
Helpshift has developed a market leading proprietary SaaS customer support automation tool. The technology efficiently manages and resolves customer support issues in real-time within its clients’ mobile apps, combining conversational AI, automation, translation and agent support.
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closed 8/3/2022 via gamesindustry.biz

Keywords Studios, acquired Mighty Games

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

Keywords Studios, acquired Forgotten Empires

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

Keywords Studios, acquired Waste Creative

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

Keywords Studios, acquired Wicked Witch

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

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

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

Keywords Studios, acquired Climax Studios

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

Keywords Studios, acquired Tantalus Media

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

Keywords Studios, acquired Indigo Pearl

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

Keywords Studios, acquired Jinglebell Communications

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

Keywords Studios, will acquire High Voltage Software

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

Keywords Studios, acquired G-Net Media

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

Keywords Studios, acquired Heavy Iron Studios

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

Keywords Studios, acquired Maverick Media Limited

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

Keywords Studios, acquired Coconut Lizard

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

Keywords Studios, acquired Ichi Worldwide

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

Keywords Studios, acquired Syllabes

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

Keywords Studios, acquired KantanMT.com

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

Keywords Studios, will acquire TV+SYNCHRON

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

Keywords Studios, acquired Descriptive Video Works Inc

synopsis: Ireland’s Keywords Studios, an international technical services provider to the global video games industry, has acquired Descriptive Video Works, a Canadian company that provides audio description services for broadcast and streamed programming including films and series as well as live events.
buyer: Keywords Studios (AIM:KWS:$512.20)
Ireland’s Keywords Studios is an international technical services provider to the global video games industry. It provides integrated art creation, software engineering, testing, localization, audio and customer care services to a blue-chip client base. "
target: Descriptive Video Works Inc
Headquartered in Canada, Descriptive Video Works provides audio description services for broadcast and streamed programming including films and series as well as live events such as the Olympics and Paralympics, for which it was the first company to provide real-time audio description.
price ($mm)
$2.41
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 3/9/2022 via Company Press Release

Lionbridge Technologies, Inc., acquired mouse-power GmbH

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

Keywords Studios, acquired Jinglebell Communications

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

Keywords Studios, acquired Syllabes

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

Keywords Studios, will acquire TV+SYNCHRON

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

TransPerfect Translations International, Inc., acquired MoGi Group

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

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

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

Keywords Studios, acquired Sonox

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

Keywords Studios, acquired Enzyme Testing Labs Inc.

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

Keywords Studios, acquired Synthesis International Srl

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

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

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

Keywords Studios, will acquire Binari Sonori

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

Keywords Studios, acquired Reverb Localization

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

RWS Holdings plc, will acquire Moravia

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

Clarion Capital Partners, LLC, acquired Moravia

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

Morningside Translations, Inc., acquired Net-Translators

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

RWS Holdings plc, acquired Webdunia

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

Keywords Studios, will acquire VMC Consulting Corporation

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

Lionbridge Technologies, Inc., acquired Rocket Sound LLC

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

RWS Holdings plc, acquired Iconic Translation Machines

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

TransPerfect Translations International, Inc., acquired Chulengo

synopsis: TransPerfect, the world’s largest provider of language and technology solutions for global business, has acquired Chulengo, an Argentina-based localization and post-production company. They have been working in the industry for more than six years now, for clients from all over the world.
buyer: TransPerfect Translations International, Inc.
TransPerfect is the world’s largest provider of language and technology solutions for global business. From offices in over 90 cities on six continents, TransPerfect offers a full range of services in 170+ languages to clients worldwide. "
target: Chulengo
Chulengo is an Argentina-based localization and post-production company. They have been working in the industry for more than six years now, for clients from all over the world.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA

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SuperCom Ltd.
SuperCom Ltd.
SuperCom has been a leading global provider of traditional and digital identity solutions, providing advanced safety, identification and security solutions to governments and organizations, both private and public, throughout the world.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$29.51
EBITDA ($mm)
$5.15
EBIT ($mm)
$3.54
Net Income ($mm)
$2.66
Employees
83
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Ticker: ASX:COS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
COSOL
COSOL
COSOL is an Australian IT services provider. COSOL identifies and implements the most effective solutions using contemporary information technology to meet their clients’ business objectives. They serve clients in the utilities, defence, mining, oil & gas, and public infrastructure industries.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$24.39
EBITDA ($mm)
$4.15
EBIT ($mm)
$4.01
Net Income ($mm)
$2.90
Employees
0
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Ticker: BSE:532400
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
KPIT
KPIT
KPIT is a fast-growing product engineering and IT consulting partner to Automotive, Manufacturing and Energy & Utilities companies. KPIT currently partners with 200+ global corporations including Original Equipment Manufacturers, semiconductor companies and Tier 1 companies.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$275.84
EBITDA ($mm)
$43.42
EBIT ($mm)
$25.51
Net Income ($mm)
$18.88
Employees
7125
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Ticker: SDVI
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Signature Devices, Inc.
Signature Devices, Inc.
Signature Devices engages in the development, manufacture, and sale of information technology products in the United States. It creates, develops, and publishes 3-D interactive games for consoles and personal computers. It also publishes software for video games and commercial products.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$0.37
EBITDA ($mm)
$0.04
EBIT ($mm)
$0.03
Net Income ($mm)
$0.01
Employees
18
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Ticker: VEC
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Vectrus
Vectrus
Vectrus is a global government services company. Vectrus provides cost-effective service solutions to U.S. government and commercial customers around the world. They offer services for engineering and digital integration, facilities and base operations, logistics, IT mission support, and more.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$1,405.49
EBITDA ($mm)
$56.39
EBIT ($mm)
$48.37
Net Income ($mm)
$32.35
Employees
7200
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Ticker:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Atende S.A.
Poland-based Atende provides ICT (Information and Communications Technology) solutions for companies and institutions. It specializes in three areas: ICT networks and security, high-performance computing systems and ICT infrastructure, especially for data centers.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$76.18
EBITDA ($mm)
$3.78
EBIT ($mm)
$3.50
Net Income ($mm)
$1.79
Employees
400
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Ticker: ICFI
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
ICF International
ICF International
ICF International partners with government and commercial clients to deliver professional services and technology solutions in the energy, environment, and transportation; health, education, and social programs; and homeland security and defense markets.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$1,599.40
EBITDA ($mm)
$160.92
EBIT ($mm)
$128.69
Net Income ($mm)
$71.87
Employees
7500
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Ticker: KBR
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
KBR, Inc.
KBR is a global engineering, construction and services company supporting the energy, petrochemicals, government services and civil infrastructure sectors. The company offers a wide range of services through its Downstream, Government and Infrastructure, Upstream and Ventures business segments.
year
2022
rev ($mm)
$7,339.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$372.00
EBIT ($mm)
$226.00
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
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Ticker: MMS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
MAXIMUS, Inc.
MAXIMUS, Inc.
With a focus on more effective & efficient government programs, MAXIMUS operates under the mission of "Helping Government Serve the People." Their 16,000+ professionals deliver high-quality business process and technology solutions, as well as specialized consulting services for government agencies.
year
2022
rev ($mm)
$4,459.81
EBITDA ($mm)
$499.00
EBIT ($mm)
$392.85
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
0
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Ticker: NYSE:BBAI
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
BigBear.ai Holdings, Inc.
BigBear.ai Holdings, Inc.
BigBear.ai delivers AI-powered analytics and cyber engineering solutions to support mission-critical operations and decision-making in complex, real-world environments.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$145.58
EBITDA ($mm)
($62.51)
EBIT ($mm)
($69.77)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
665
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Ticker:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Mascon Global Ltd.
Mascon Global Ltd.
Mascon Global Ltd. provides business and information technology (IT) consulting services to corporations and government agencies. Mascon develops custom software, provides network and systems integration, and conducts research and development.
year
2004
rev ($mm)
$49.90
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
Net Income ($mm)
$0.70
Employees
1000
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Ticker: BSE:532307
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Melstar Information Technologies Ltd.
Melstar Information Technologies Ltd.
Melstar is one of the major IT solution providers to the Banking, Insurance, Government and IT sectors. Being an end to end customized IT solutions provider, Melstar is one of the preferred vendors for software development services by global companies like IBM and Citibank.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$3.38
EBITDA ($mm)
$0.21
EBIT ($mm)
$0.10
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
471
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Ticker: AIM:KWS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Keywords Studios
Keywords Studios
Keywords is an international technical service provider to the global Video Game Industry. With over 1,500 games passionate employees around the world, they provide a range of translation, testing, audio, customer care and art production services to Video Game Developers and Publishers alike.
year
2022
rev ($mm)
$512.20
EBITDA ($mm)
$87.71
EBIT ($mm)
$51.89
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
0
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Ticker: TSE:3676
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Digital Hearts Co., Ltd.
Digital Hearts Co., Ltd.
Digital Hearts is a global quality assurance and localization company that specializes in digital content. Digital Hearts provides testing, debugging, and localization services for video games on all platforms.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$208.08
EBITDA ($mm)
$21.31
EBIT ($mm)
$17.52
Net Income ($mm)
$8.94
Employees
1330
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Ticker: TSE:3657
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Pole To Win Co., Ltd.
Pole To Win Co., Ltd.
Pole To Win (PTW) is the world's outsourcing services provider for software, games, e-commerce, and more. Their wide range of services includes: Quality Testing, Quality Engineering, Translation and Localization, Customer Support, and Onsite Services.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$208.93
EBITDA ($mm)
$26.84
EBIT ($mm)
$21.12
Net Income ($mm)
$10.31
Employees
1356
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