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announced 11/10/2017 via BusinessWire

NEXON Co., Ltd., will acquire Pixelberry Studios

synopsis: NEXON announced that its consolidated subsidiary, NEXON Korea Corporation, through its subsidiary Nexon US Holding Inc., has entered into an agreement to acquire Pixelberry Studios, a leading developer in interactive narrative mobiles games. Pixelberry Studios is the mobile studio behind Choices: Stories You Play, a Top 25 Game on iOS and Android.
buyer: NEXON Co., Ltd. (TSE:3659:$2,372.01)
Based in Japan, NEXON Co. is a global leader in online games, with more than 100 live games operated across more than 190 countries. Nexon pioneered micro-transactions and the free-to-play business model, and is widely credited with unmatched global expertise in sophisticated live game operations. "
target: Pixelberry Studios
Pixelberry Studios is the mobile studio behind Choices: Stories You Play, a Top 25 Game on iOS and Android. The core team members of Pixelberry’s team have been making narrative games together for over a decade and have launched new chapters, episodes or quests for their games every week.
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announced 1/22/2022 via BNC Analysis

Stillfront Group AB, will acquire 6waves Inc.

synopsis: Swedish game developer Stillfront Group has agreed to acquire Six Waves, a publisher of mobile free-to-play strategy games in Japan. Established in 2008, 6waves is focused on developing mid-core strategy games adapted for Japanese gamers. Its strategy games include Shishinogotoku, Sangokuhaousenki, and Tenchinogotoku.
buyer: Stillfront Group AB (OM:SF:$595.65)
Headquartered in Sweden, Stillfront Group is a leading free-to-play powerhouse of gaming studios. Its diverse and exciting games portfolio has two common themes; loyal users and long lifecycle games. "
target parent: NEXON Co., Ltd.
target: 6waves Inc.
6waves is a leading publisher of independent games on social networks and mobile platforms, partnering with developers all over the world to bring the best games to the millions of users in its gaming network. From its original roots on Facebook, the company has now expanded into iOS and Android.
price ($mm)
$201
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$85
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$28
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closed 1/6/2022 via BNC Analysis

Team17 Digital Ltd, acquired The Label Limited

synopsis: Team17, an independent developer and games label in the UK, has acquired The Label, a small, independent mobile game publisher. The Label works with the world’s greatest independent mobile game developers to help bring their visions to life. Their titles include WHAT THE GOLF?, The Legend of Bum-Bo, Lineweight, Otherside, and more.
buyer: Team17 Digital Ltd (AIM:TM17:$115.28)
Headquartered in the UK, Team17 is an independent developer and games label for premium games. The company collaborates with fellow developers around the globe, sharing its expertise from creation to launch across PC, console, and mobile devices. "
target: The Label Limited
The Label is a small, independent mobile game publisher. The Label works with the world’s greatest independent mobile game developers to help bring their visions to life. Their titles include WHAT THE GOLF?, The Legend of Bum-Bo, Lineweight, Otherside, and more.
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$24
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announced 12/23/2021 via BNC Analysis

KIXEYE, Inc, will acquire Iron Throne: The Firstborn

synopsis: KIXEYE Studios, a Stillfront Group AB studio, has entered into an agreement and acquired the game Rise of Firstborn, although the name changed from Iron Throne: The Firstborn. a popular mobile turn-based strategy game developed and published by Netmarble Corporation.
buyer parent: Stillfront Group AB
buyer: KIXEYE, Inc
KIXEYE, Inc is a leading developer and publisher of massively multiplayer online real-time strategy games (MMORTS) for PC and mobile devices with four live games. Their biggest titles are Battle Pirates, War Commander, and VEGA Conflict. "
target parent: Netmarble
target: Iron Throne: The Firstborn
Iron Throne: The Firstborn (Rise of the Firstborn) is a popular mobile turn-based strategy game developed and published by Netmarble Corporation. Join the epic war on a restless battlefield against players worldwide. Rally with players across the world and lay waste on the battlefield.
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closed 12/15/2021 via gamesindustry.biz

Fragbite Group AB, acquired Lucky Kat

synopsis: Fragbite Group, a digital gaming entertainment group based in Sweden, has acquired Lucky Kat, a mobile game developer in the Netherlands. Lucky Kat focuses on creating casual and hypercasual games that everyone can enjoy. Their titles include Super Bunny World, Sky Chasers, Nom Cat, Road Crash, Tombshaft, and more.
buyer: Fragbite Group AB (OM:FRAG:$7.78)
Fragbite Group is a digital gaming entertainment group based in Sweden. Fragbite has subsidiaries active in the mobile games and e-sports industry. The group consists of companies with people who all share the same passion for gaming. "
target: Lucky Kat
Lucky Kat is a mobile game developer in the Netherlands. Lucky Kat focuses on creating casual and hypercasual games that everyone can enjoy. Their titles include Super Bunny World, Sky Chasers, Nom Cat, Road Crash, Tombshaft, and more.
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$9.28
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announced 12/15/2021 via BNC Analysis

Trophy Games, will acquire Tiny Titan Studios

synopsis: Trophy Games Development A/S, a Denmark-based game studio, will acquire Tiny Titan Studios, a game developer and publisher based in Canada. Tiny Titan aims to create gaming experiences that are fun and enjoyable for players all over the world. Their titles include Tiny Rails, Dash Quest, Kung Fu Z, Ember Knights, Arena Stars, and more.
buyer: Trophy Games (CPSE:TGAMES:$4.67)
TROPHY GAMES is an innovative, Denmark-based game studio that develops and publishes mobile and PC games. The Company develops and publishes games with strategy and management challenges and predominantly focuses on football-themed games. "
target: Tiny Titan Studios
Tiny Titan Studios is a game developer and publisher based in Canada. Tiny Titan aims to create gaming experiences that are fun and enjoyable for players all over the world. Their titles include Tiny Rails, Dash Quest, Kung Fu Z, Ember Knights, Arena Stars, and more.
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closed 12/1/2021 via PR Newswire

Scientific Games Corporation, acquired ELK Studios AB

synopsis: Scientific Games Corporation, a world leader in entertainment, has acquired ELK Studios, a Stockholm-based developer with a long history of producing carefully crafted games with ground-breaking mathematics, superb artwork and a mobile-first focus.
buyer: Scientific Games Corporation (SGMS:$3,077.00)
Scientific Games Corporation is a world leader in entertainment offering dynamic games, systems and services for casino, lottery, social gaming, online gaming and sports betting. "
target: ELK Studios AB
ELK Studios is a Stockholm-based developer with a long history of producing carefully crafted games with ground-breaking mathematics, superb artwork and a mobile-first focus.
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closed 11/25/2021 via gamesindustry.biz

Waysun Inc., acquired Boss Bunny Games

synopsis: Waysun, a full-service entertainment and gaming company, has acquired a majority stake in Boss Bunny Games, a mobile gaming publisher and developer in Dubai. Boss Bunny is focused on developing hyper casual mobile games that are fun for players of all ages and cultures. Their games include Camel Dash, Split 3D- Time to Split!, Wall Smash, and more.
buyer: Waysun Inc.
Waysun is a full-service entertainment and gaming company for owned and licensed content. Waysun publishes games across the mobile, PC and TV platforms in global markets. Their titles include Batter Boy, Cyber Drive 2077, Snoring: Elephant Puzzle, Super Nano Jumper, and more. "
target: Boss Bunny Games
Boss Bunny Games is a mobile gaming publisher and developer in Dubai. Boss Bunny is focused on developing hyper casual mobile games that are fun for players of all ages and cultures. Their games include Camel Dash, Split 3D- Time to Split!, Dodge - Deep Race 9, Wall Smash, and more.
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closed 10/29/2021 via BNC Analysis

Activision Blizzard, acquired Digital Legends Entertainment S.L.

synopsis: Activision Blizzard, an interactive entertainment company, has acquired Digital Legends Entertainment, one of the world's leading high-end mobile game developers. Digital Legends delivers superb gaming experiences to phones and tablets. Their titles include The Respawnables, Afterpulse, miCoach Basketball, Bruce Lee Dragon Warrior, Kroll and more.
buyer: Activision Blizzard (ATVI:$9,052.00)
Activision Blizzard, Inc., a member of the S&P 500, is the world's most successful standalone interactive entertainment company. Activision Blizzard develops and publishes games based on some of the most beloved entertainment franchises, including Call of Duty, Guitar Hero, and World of Warcraft. "
target: Digital Legends Entertainment S.L.
Digital Legends Entertainment is one of the world's leading high-end mobile game developers. Digital Legends delivers superb gaming experiences to smart phones, tablets and connected TVs. Their titles include The Respawnables, Afterpulse, miCoach Basketball, Bruce Lee Dragon Warrior, Kroll and more.
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closed 10/20/2021 via BNC Analysis

Murka Games, acquired Mobile Deluxe

synopsis: Murka Games, an international game development company, has acquired Mobile Deluxe, a leading developer, publisher and distributor of casual mobile games. Mobile Deluxe creates fun and engaging premium casual games for iOS and Android devices. Their titles include Solitaire Deluxe, Pop Farm, Jewel Factory, Big Win Slots, and more.
buyer: Murka Games
Murka Games is an international game development company that focuses on social casino and casual games. Murka mixes game genres and fresh ideas to sustainably create and publish games for a global audience. Their games include ARK Slots, Infinity Slots, Solitaire Play, Wordelicious, and more. "
target: Mobile Deluxe
Mobile Deluxe is a leading developer, publisher and distributor of casual mobile games. Mobile Deluxe creates fun and engaging premium casual games for iOS and Android devices. Their titles include Solitaire Deluxe, Pop Farm, Jewel Factory, Big Win Slots, and more.
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closed 10/1/2021 via gamesindustry.biz

Voodoo SAS, acquired Beach Bum

synopsis: Voodoo, a French mobile game publisher and developer, has acquired Beach Bum, a mobile social game development company in Israel. Beach Bum brings a new twist to classic games such as Backgammon and Spades, by introducing them to the world of online casual games. Their games include Lord of the Board, Spades Royale, and Gin Rummy Stars.
buyer: Voodoo SAS
Voodoo is a French mobile game publisher and developer. Voodoo focuses on creating free-to-play "hyper casual games" for Android and iOS. Their hit games include Helix Jump, Snake VS Block, Paper.io, and more. Their games have over 300M monthly active users and more than 2 billion downloads. "
target: Beach Bum
Beach Bum is a mobile social game development company in Israel. Beach Bum brings a new twist to classic games such as Backgammon and Spades, by introducing them to the world of online casual games. Their games include Lord of the Board, Spades Royale, and Gin Rummy Stars.
price ($mm)
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$70
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closed 9/24/2021 via BNC Analysis

Signature Devices, Inc., acquired Graffiti Entertainment, Inc.

synopsis: Signature Devices, Inc., a company that designs, creates and develops devices, software and cloud infrastructure software for the Internet of Things world, has acquired a majority interest in Graffiti Entertainment, LLC, a company that develops interactive entertainment software and video games for entertainment consoles.
buyer: Signature Devices, Inc. (SDVI:$0.37)
Signature Devices designs, creates and develops devices, software and cloud infrastructure software for the Internet of Things world. "
target: Graffiti Entertainment, Inc.
Graffiti Entertainment, LLC develops interactive entertainment software and video games for entertainment consoles. The company was founded in 2006.
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closed 9/20/2021 via gamesindustry.biz

My.Games, acquired Mamboo Games

synopsis: My.Games, a Moscow-based video game company, has acquired a majority stake in Mamboo Games, a hypercasual mobile games publisher and developer in Belarus. Mamboo builds awesome and fun games for their players to enjoy and helps studios to make chart-topping games. Their titles include Billion Builders, Shift Race, Viking Life: Wild North, and more.
buyer parent: Mail.Ru LLC
buyer: My.Games
My.Games is a Moscow-based video game company that creates and publishes games all over the world. My.Games offers an extensive library of games and software that has reached over 500 million players worldwide. They create titles for PC, consoles, and mobile devices. "
target: Mamboo Games
Mamboo Games is a hypercasual mobile games publisher and developer in Belarus. Mamboo builds awesome and fun games for their players to enjoy and helps studios to make chart-topping games. Their titles include Billion Builders, Shift Race, Viking Life: Wild North, Space Rover: Space Taikon and more.
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$2.00*
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closed 8/31/2021 via GlobeNewswire

Playtika Ltd., acquired Reworks Oy

synopsis: Playtika Holding Corp., a leading Israeli mobile gaming company and monetization platform, has acquired Finland-based mobile apps company Reworks Oy, maker of hit Design Entertainment app, Redecor. Playtika will leverage its expertise to further grow Redecor into a leading destination for design enthusiasts.
buyer: Playtika Ltd. (PLTK:$2,484.90)
Based in Israel, Playtika is a leading mobile gaming company and monetization platform with over 36 million monthly active users across a portfolio of games. Founded in 2010, Playtika was among the first to offer free-to-play social games on social networks and mobile platforms. "
target: Reworks Oy
Reworks is a Helsinki, Finland based mobile apps company that fuses lifestyle content and social gaming. Its apps spark creativity and unleash the creator within every person. Reworks is best known for Redecor, a fusion between home design and mobile gaming.
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$400
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announced 8/19/2021 via BNC Analysis

Qiiwi Games AB, will acquire Playright

synopsis: Qiiwi Games, a Swedish mobile game developer, will acquire a 63.75% stake in Playright Digital Entertainment LTD (Playright), an indie game studio in the UK that focuses on developing hyper casual games. Playright creates story heavy puzzle and arcade games for mobile devices.
buyer: Qiiwi Games AB (NGM:QIIWI:$10.56)
Qiiwi Games is a Swedish mobile game developer. Qiiwi focuses on developing mobile games aimed at casual gamers in the trivia, match-3 and word/puzzle genres. Their titles include Wordington, Midsomer Murders, Coronation Street, Hell's Kitchen, and more. "
target: Playright
Playright is an indie game studio in the UK that focuses on developing hyper casual games. Playright creates story heavy puzzle and arcade games for mobile devices. The company's goal is to make their players feel good and to get them immersed into positive bite-sized experiences.
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$0.54*
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closed 8/18/2021 via gamesindustry.biz

Dream Sports, acquired Rolocule

synopsis: Dream Sports, a leading sports technology company in India, has acquired Rolocule Games, an award winning mobile games company in India. Rolocule develops top quality midcore games that are played & loved by millions of consumers in 110+ countries. Their titles include Flick Tennis, Dance Party, Dead Among Us, Super Badminton, and more.
buyer: Dream Sports
Dream Sports is a leading sports technology company in India. Dream Sports provides multiple avenues for fans to deeply engage with the sports they love through fantasy sports, content, commerce, experiences and events. Their Dream11 platform is India's biggest fantasy sports platform. "
target: Rolocule
Rolocule is an award winning mobile games company in India. Rolocule develops top quality midcore games that are played & loved by millions of consumers in 110+ countries. Their titles include Flick Tennis, Dance Party, Dead Among Us, Super Badminton, and more.
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announced 8/18/2021 via Yahoo, Inc.

Saber Interactive, will acquire Demiurge Studios

synopsis: Embracer Group AB, through its wholly owned subsidiary Saber Interactive Inc., has entered into an agreement to acquire 100 percent of the shares in Demiurge Studios, Inc., an independent games development studio based in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
buyer parent: Embracer Group
buyer: Saber Interactive
Saber Interactive is an independent developer of interactive games and entertainment. Founded in 2001, Saber has grown into one of the largest and longest-standing developers of interactive games in Russia/Eastern Europe and one of the few remaining independent game studios producing AAA content. "
target: Demiurge Studios
Demiurge Studios is an independent game maker out of Cambridge, Massachusetts. Founded in 2002, Demiurge Studios made the transition into mobile gaming in 2008 and found success with Marvel® Puzzle Quest™, a top 100 grossing app on the App Store and top 50 grossing on Google Play.
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announced 8/5/2021 via Company Press Release

DECA Games, will acquire CrazyLabs

synopsis: Embracer Group AB has entered into an agreement to acquire 100 percent of the shares in CrazyLabs Ltd. CrazyLabs is an Israel-based publisher and developer of hit mobile game Super Stylist and long-lasting casual and lifestyle role playing games. As part of Embracer Group, CrazyLabs will operate as an independent group under DECA Games.
buyer parent: Embracer Group
buyer: DECA Games
DECA Games is a publisher and developer of video games that is headquartered in Berlin, Germany. The company's primary focus is on acquiring and operating older free-to-play games. They are the current owners and developers of the massively multiplayer online shooter Realm of the Mad God. "
target: CrazyLabs
CrazyLabs is an Israel-based publisher and developer of hit mobile game Super Stylist and long-lasting casual and lifestyle role playing games. Additionally, CrazyLabs is one of the top hyper-casual publishers, being the 3rd most downloaded publisher in all of mobile games in 2020.
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$153
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closed 8/4/2021 via gamesindustry.biz

CrazyLabs, acquired Firescore Interactive

synopsis: CrazyLabs, a top 3 mobile games publisher and developer based in Israel, has acquired Firescore Interactive, a mobile games development studio in India. Firescore creates hypercasual games for the entire world to enjoy. Their games, Soap Cutting and Acrylic Nails, has over 120 million downloads worldwide.
buyer: CrazyLabs
CrazyLabs is a top 3 mobile games publisher and developer based in Israel. CrazyLabs is a worldwide leader in casual and hyper-casual game development, distribution and innovation. Their portfolio of games include Phone Case DIY, DIY Makeup, Shoal of Fish, ASMR Slicing, Coin rush!, and more. "
target: Firescore Interactive
Firescore Interactive is a mobile games development studio in India. Firescore creates hypercasual games for the entire world to enjoy. Their games, Soap Cutting and Acrylic Nails, has over 120 million downloads worldwide.
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announced 8/2/2021 via BusinessWire

Plarium, will acquire Futureplay

synopsis: Plarium, a global company dedicated to creating the best mobile and social games, will acquire Futureplay, a mobile game studio based in Finland. Futureplay focuses on creating beautifully designed, approachable, and easy-to-play mobile games. Their titles include Idle Farming Empire, Idle City Empire, Battlelands Royale, Merge Gardens and more.
buyer parent: Aristocrat Leisure Ltd
buyer: Plarium
Plarium is a global company dedicated to creating the best mobile and social games. Plarium has a community of over 390 million hardcore and casual gamers worldwide. Their portfolio features acclaimed titles such as Raid: Shadow Legends, Vikings: War of Clans, Lost Island: Blast Adventure, and more."
target: Futureplay
Futureplay is a mobile game studio based in Finland. Futureplay focuses on creating beautifully designed, approachable, and easy-to-play mobile games that people from all over the world can enjoy. Their titles include Idle Farming Empire, Idle City Empire, Battlelands Royale, Merge Gardens and more.
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announced 11/10/2017 via BusinessWire

NEXON Co., Ltd., will acquire Pixelberry Studios

synopsis: NEXON announced that its consolidated subsidiary, NEXON Korea Corporation, through its subsidiary Nexon US Holding Inc., has entered into an agreement to acquire Pixelberry Studios, a leading developer in interactive narrative mobiles games. Pixelberry Studios is the mobile studio behind Choices: Stories You Play, a Top 25 Game on iOS and Android.
buyer: NEXON Co., Ltd. (TSE:3659:$2,372.01)
Based in Japan, NEXON Co. is a global leader in online games, with more than 100 live games operated across more than 190 countries. Nexon pioneered micro-transactions and the free-to-play business model, and is widely credited with unmatched global expertise in sophisticated live game operations. "
target: Pixelberry Studios
Pixelberry Studios is the mobile studio behind Choices: Stories You Play, a Top 25 Game on iOS and Android. The core team members of Pixelberry’s team have been making narrative games together for over a decade and have launched new chapters, episodes or quests for their games every week.
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announced 1/22/2022 via BNC Analysis

Stillfront Group AB, will acquire 6waves Inc.

synopsis: Swedish game developer Stillfront Group has agreed to acquire Six Waves, a publisher of mobile free-to-play strategy games in Japan. Established in 2008, 6waves is focused on developing mid-core strategy games adapted for Japanese gamers. Its strategy games include Shishinogotoku, Sangokuhaousenki, and Tenchinogotoku.
buyer: Stillfront Group AB (OM:SF:$595.65)
Headquartered in Sweden, Stillfront Group is a leading free-to-play powerhouse of gaming studios. Its diverse and exciting games portfolio has two common themes; loyal users and long lifecycle games. "
target parent: NEXON Co., Ltd.
target: 6waves Inc.
6waves is a leading publisher of independent games on social networks and mobile platforms, partnering with developers all over the world to bring the best games to the millions of users in its gaming network. From its original roots on Facebook, the company has now expanded into iOS and Android.
price ($mm)
$201
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$85
EBITDA ($mm)
$28
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closed 7/1/2019 via BNC Analysis

NEXON Co., Ltd., acquired Embark Studios AB

synopsis: Nexon, a Korean game publisher that specializes in online games for PC and mobile devices, has acquired a 66.1% stake in Embark Studios, a game development studio in Sweden. Embark Studios is on a mission to blur the line between playing and making by creating games and tools that empower everyone to create.
buyer: NEXON Co., Ltd. (TSE:3659:$2,372.01)
Nexon is a Korean game publisher that specializes in online games for PC and mobile devices. Nexon is a global leader in online games, with more than 100 live games operated across more than 190 countries. Their games include MapleStory, MapleStory 2, Mabinogi, Tree of Savior, and more. "
target: Embark Studios AB
Embark Studios is a game development studio in Sweden. Embark Studios is on a mission to blur the line between playing and making by creating games and tools that empower everyone to create. Their team consists of industry veterans from leading developers such as DICE, Funcom, and more.
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announced 11/10/2017 via BusinessWire

NEXON Co., Ltd., will acquire Pixelberry Studios

synopsis: NEXON announced that its consolidated subsidiary, NEXON Korea Corporation, through its subsidiary Nexon US Holding Inc., has entered into an agreement to acquire Pixelberry Studios, a leading developer in interactive narrative mobiles games. Pixelberry Studios is the mobile studio behind Choices: Stories You Play, a Top 25 Game on iOS and Android.
buyer: NEXON Co., Ltd. (TSE:3659:$2,372.01)
Based in Japan, NEXON Co. is a global leader in online games, with more than 100 live games operated across more than 190 countries. Nexon pioneered micro-transactions and the free-to-play business model, and is widely credited with unmatched global expertise in sophisticated live game operations. "
target: Pixelberry Studios
Pixelberry Studios is the mobile studio behind Choices: Stories You Play, a Top 25 Game on iOS and Android. The core team members of Pixelberry’s team have been making narrative games together for over a decade and have launched new chapters, episodes or quests for their games every week.
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announced 3/10/2016 via BusinessWire

NEXON Co., Ltd., will acquire Big Huge Games

synopsis: NEXON Co., Ltd., a worldwide leader in free-to-play online and mobile games, announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire all outstanding shares of Big Huge Games, a developer of the strategy game DomiNations. Big Huge Games specializes in mobile strategy games.
buyer: NEXON Co., Ltd. (TSE:3659:$2,372.01)
NEXON Co. is a worldwide leader in free-to-play online and mobile games. Nexon developed one of the world's first graphics-based massively multiplayer online games. Nexon pioneered the concept of microtransactions and the free-to-play business model, setting a new standard in which play is free. "
target: Big Huge Games
Big Huge Games specializes in mobile strategy games. The studio was founded in 2013 by 25- year game industry collaborators Brian Reynolds and Tim Train, along with several other long- time veterans, and hopes to keep the flame alive of the original Big Huge Games which ran from 2000 to 2012.
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closed 4/2/2015 via BNC Analysis

NEXON Co., Ltd., acquired Boolean Games

synopsis: Nexon, a worldwide leader in free-to-play online games, has acquired all of the outstanding shares in local mobile developer, Boolean Games. Boolean is the studio behind the Dark Avenger franchise, which has amassed 30 million downloads worldwide since its launch in May, 2013.
buyer: NEXON Co., Ltd. (TSE:3659:$2,372.01)
NEXON Co., Ltd. is a worldwide leader in free-to-play online games. Nexon also pioneered the concept of microtransactions in the free-to-play business model, setting a new standard in which play is free, and users have the option to purchase in-game items to enhance their experience. "
target: Boolean Games
Boolean Games is the studio behind the Dark Avenger franchise, which has amassed 30 million downloads worldwide since its launch in May, 2013.
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announced 9/13/2013 via BusinessWire

Neople, will acquire THINGSOFT

synopsis: NEXON Co., Ltd., a worldwide leader in free-to-play online games, announced that Neople, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Nexon, entered into a definitive agreement to acquire all outstanding shares of THINGSOFT, a leading PC online game development studio based in Seoul, South Korea.
buyer parent: NEXON Co., Ltd.
buyer: Neople
Neople Inc. engages in the development of online games. It provides online action games. The company was founded in 2001 and is based in Seoul, South Korea. As of July 10, 2008, Neople Inc. operates as a subsidiary of Nexon Corporation, Inc. "
target: THINGSOFT
Thingsoft (Korean: 띵소프트) is an online game development company in South Korea. Its headquarter is located in Seoul, South Korea. Founded in 2010, THINGSOFT has established a strong track record of developing AAA-quality immersive free-to-play (“F2P”) online games.
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announced 10/1/2012 via BusinessWire

NEXON Co., Ltd., will acquire gloops, Inc.

synopsis: NEXON Co., Ltd., a worldwide leader in free-to-play online games, announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire all outstanding common shares of gloops, Inc., a leading developer of mobile games for DeNA’s Mobage platform in Japan.
buyer: NEXON Co., Ltd. (TSE:3659:$2,372.01)
NEXON Co., Ltd. is a worldwide leader in free-to-play online games. Nexon also pioneered the concept of microtransactions in the free-to-play business model, setting a new standard in which play is free, and users have the option to purchase in-game items to enhance their experience. "
target: gloops, Inc.
gloops, Inc. is a leading developer of mobile games for DeNA’s Mobage platform in Japan. gloops offers a diverse portfolio of top-ranking games, from social card battle games such as Japan Pro Baseball Card Battle to more core titles such as Warriors of Odin.
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$467
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$304
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announced 6/28/2012 via BusinessWire

NEXON Co., Ltd., will acquire inBlue.inc

synopsis: NEXON Co., Ltd., a worldwide leader in free-to-play online games, announced an agreement to acquire all outstanding common shares of inBlue.inc, a developer of mobile social games for the GREE and Mobage platforms in Japan.
buyer: NEXON Co., Ltd. (TSE:3659:$2,372.01)
NEXON Co., Ltd. is a worldwide leader in free-to-play online games. Nexon also pioneered the concept of microtransactions in the free-to-play business model, setting a new standard in which play is free, and users have the option to purchase in-game items to enhance their experience. "
target: inBlue.inc
Based in Tokyo, Japan, inBlue develops mobile social games for the leading mobile gaming platforms in Japan, GREE and Mobage. inBlue specializes in the development and operation of mobile social games, one of which, Sengoku Pockets, received the Special Award at the GREE Platform Awards.
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closed 1/6/2022 via BNC Analysis

Team17 Digital Ltd, acquired The Label Limited

synopsis: Team17, an independent developer and games label in the UK, has acquired The Label, a small, independent mobile game publisher. The Label works with the world’s greatest independent mobile game developers to help bring their visions to life. Their titles include WHAT THE GOLF?, The Legend of Bum-Bo, Lineweight, Otherside, and more.
buyer: Team17 Digital Ltd (AIM:TM17:$115.28)
Headquartered in the UK, Team17 is an independent developer and games label for premium games. The company collaborates with fellow developers around the globe, sharing its expertise from creation to launch across PC, console, and mobile devices. "
target: The Label Limited
The Label is a small, independent mobile game publisher. The Label works with the world’s greatest independent mobile game developers to help bring their visions to life. Their titles include WHAT THE GOLF?, The Legend of Bum-Bo, Lineweight, Otherside, and more.
price ($mm)
$24
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announced 12/22/2021 via BNC Analysis

Blue Monster Games, will acquire Citadel Studios

synopsis: Blue Monster Games, a blockchain gaming studio, will acquire Citadel Studios, an indie game developer dedicated to building next-generation sandbox games. Citadel Studios aims to build a community of dedicated players around their living worlds. Their first title, Legends of Aria, is the first moddable persistent sandbox MMO.
buyer: Blue Monster Games
Blue Monster Games is a blockchain gaming studio. Blue Monster Games is dedicated to the development of video games utilizing NFT technology. Their gaming projects are based on a play-to-earn model, meaning that players have the opportunity to earn money in-game. "
target: Citadel Studios
Citadel Studios is an indie game developer dedicated to building next-generation sandbox games. Citadel Studios aims to build a community of dedicated players around their living worlds. Their first title, Legends of Aria, is the first moddable persistent sandbox MMO.
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announced 12/15/2021 via BNC Analysis

Trophy Games, will acquire Tiny Titan Studios

synopsis: Trophy Games Development A/S, a Denmark-based game studio, will acquire Tiny Titan Studios, a game developer and publisher based in Canada. Tiny Titan aims to create gaming experiences that are fun and enjoyable for players all over the world. Their titles include Tiny Rails, Dash Quest, Kung Fu Z, Ember Knights, Arena Stars, and more.
buyer: Trophy Games (CPSE:TGAMES:$4.67)
TROPHY GAMES is an innovative, Denmark-based game studio that develops and publishes mobile and PC games. The Company develops and publishes games with strategy and management challenges and predominantly focuses on football-themed games. "
target: Tiny Titan Studios
Tiny Titan Studios is a game developer and publisher based in Canada. Tiny Titan aims to create gaming experiences that are fun and enjoyable for players all over the world. Their titles include Tiny Rails, Dash Quest, Kung Fu Z, Ember Knights, Arena Stars, and more.
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closed 10/29/2021 via BNC Analysis

Activision Blizzard, acquired Digital Legends Entertainment S.L.

synopsis: Activision Blizzard, an interactive entertainment company, has acquired Digital Legends Entertainment, one of the world's leading high-end mobile game developers. Digital Legends delivers superb gaming experiences to phones and tablets. Their titles include The Respawnables, Afterpulse, miCoach Basketball, Bruce Lee Dragon Warrior, Kroll and more.
buyer: Activision Blizzard (ATVI:$9,052.00)
Activision Blizzard, Inc., a member of the S&P 500, is the world's most successful standalone interactive entertainment company. Activision Blizzard develops and publishes games based on some of the most beloved entertainment franchises, including Call of Duty, Guitar Hero, and World of Warcraft. "
target: Digital Legends Entertainment S.L.
Digital Legends Entertainment is one of the world's leading high-end mobile game developers. Digital Legends delivers superb gaming experiences to smart phones, tablets and connected TVs. Their titles include The Respawnables, Afterpulse, miCoach Basketball, Bruce Lee Dragon Warrior, Kroll and more.
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closed 9/24/2021 via BNC Analysis

Signature Devices, Inc., acquired Graffiti Entertainment, Inc.

synopsis: Signature Devices, Inc., a company that designs, creates and develops devices, software and cloud infrastructure software for the Internet of Things world, has acquired a majority interest in Graffiti Entertainment, LLC, a company that develops interactive entertainment software and video games for entertainment consoles.
buyer: Signature Devices, Inc. (SDVI:$0.37)
Signature Devices designs, creates and develops devices, software and cloud infrastructure software for the Internet of Things world. "
target: Graffiti Entertainment, Inc.
Graffiti Entertainment, LLC develops interactive entertainment software and video games for entertainment consoles. The company was founded in 2006.
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closed 8/18/2021 via gamesindustry.biz

Dream Sports, acquired Rolocule

synopsis: Dream Sports, a leading sports technology company in India, has acquired Rolocule Games, an award winning mobile games company in India. Rolocule develops top quality midcore games that are played & loved by millions of consumers in 110+ countries. Their titles include Flick Tennis, Dance Party, Dead Among Us, Super Badminton, and more.
buyer: Dream Sports
Dream Sports is a leading sports technology company in India. Dream Sports provides multiple avenues for fans to deeply engage with the sports they love through fantasy sports, content, commerce, experiences and events. Their Dream11 platform is India's biggest fantasy sports platform. "
target: Rolocule
Rolocule is an award winning mobile games company in India. Rolocule develops top quality midcore games that are played & loved by millions of consumers in 110+ countries. Their titles include Flick Tennis, Dance Party, Dead Among Us, Super Badminton, and more.
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closed 6/2/2021 via BusinessWire

Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc., acquired Nordeus Limited

synopsis: Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. has acquired privately-held Nordeus, a mobile games company based in Belgrade, Serbia, best known for Top Eleven, the world’s most successful mobile soccer management game with over 240 million registered users.
buyer: Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (TTWO:$3,371.86)
Headquartered in New York City, Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. is a leading developer, publisher and marketer of interactive entertainment for consumers around the globe. "
target: Nordeus Limited
Founded in 2010, Nordeus is a mobile games company based in Belgrade, Serbia, best known for Top Eleven, the world’s most successful mobile soccer management game with over 240 million registered users.
price ($mm)
$215*
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announced 5/20/2021 via BusinessWire

Jam City, will acquire Ludia, Inc.

synopsis: Jam City, a leader in mobile entertainment, is to acquire Montreal-based Ludia from FremantleMedia Canada Inc. Ludia is one of Canada's leading mobile video game companies. Its portfolio includes original games based on internationally recognized brands such as Jurassic World Alive, Lovelink, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Legends and much more.
buyer: Jam City
Jam City is a leader in mobile entertainment, providing unique and deeply engaging games that appeal to broad global audiences. Jam City has studios in Los Angeles (HQ), Burbank, San Francisco, San Diego, Bogotá, Toronto, Buenos Aires, and Berlin. "
target parent: Bertelsmann SE & Co. KGaA
target: Ludia, Inc.
Ludia Inc. is one of Canada's leading mobile video game companies. Its high-quality portfolio includes original games based on internationally recognized brands such as Jurassic World Alive, Warriors of Waterdeep, Lovelink, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Legends and much more.
price ($mm)
$175
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closed 5/19/2021 via BNC Analysis

Way2Bit, acquired Studio 8

synopsis: Way2Bit, a blockchain technology company in South Korea, has acquired a 68.92% stake in Studio 8, a South Korean video game development studio. Studio 8 specializes in developing online games. The studio is best know for developing Astellia and Astellia Royal, fantasy MMORPG games that focus on strategic battles and action with TCG systems.
buyer: Way2Bit
Way2Bit is a blockchain technology company in South Korea. Way2Bit conducts research regarding the blockchain industry and provides consulting services for blockchain technology. The company aims to create new value through blockchain technology. "
target: Studio 8
Studio 8 is a South Korean video game development studio. Studio 8 specializes in developing online games. The studio is best know for developing Astellia and Astellia Royal, fantasy MMORPG games that focus on strategic battles and action with TCG (Trading Card Game) systems.
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announced 4/28/2021 via BNC Analysis

Trophy Games, will acquire Xombat ApS

synopsis: Trophy Games Development A/S entered into an agreement with DKSHA ApS to acquire 100% of the shares in Xombat ApS. Xombat is a Danish game developer company building games for the three major platforms: Facebook, Android, and iOS, including popular titles such as Airline Manager and Shipping Manager.
buyer: Trophy Games (CPSE:TGAMES:$4.67)
TROPHY GAMES is an innovative, Denmark-based game studio that develops and publishes mobile and PC games. The Company develops and publishes games with strategy and management challenges and predominantly focuses on football-themed games. "
target: Xombat ApS
Xombat is a Danish game developer company building games for the three major platforms: Facebook, Android, and iOS. Xombat's portfolio includes popular titles such as Airline Manager and Shipping Manager.
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closed 3/24/2021 via Reuters

Nuverse (Hong Kong) Ltd, acquired Moonton Technology Co., Ltd.

synopsis: ByteDance said its video games unit Nuverse has agreed to acquire Shanghai-based gaming studio Moonton Technology, as it seeks to further expand into the video games business. The deal values the gaming studio at around $4 billion, two sources told Reuters.
buyer parent: ByteDance
buyer: Nuverse (Hong Kong) Ltd
Nuverse, based in Hong Kong, is a game development and publishing company for players and developers around the world. They are dedicated to serving gamers worldwide by offering top-tier games, building a global community, and providing fun and inspiring experiences for every gamer. "
target: Moonton Technology Co., Ltd.
Moonton, based in Shanghai, is a mobile game designer that aims to provide the best mobile game experience to the players all over the world. Founded in 2014, Shanghai Moonton Technology Co., Ltd. (MOONTON) specializes in R&D and distribution of games to other countries.
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announced 2/25/2021 via BNC Analysis

Enad Global 7 AB, will acquire Innova Intellectual Properties S.à r.l.

synopsis: Enad Global 7 AB (publ) (EG7), a group of companies that develop, market, and publish video games, will acquire Innova Intellectual Property S.à r.l., a leading video game publisher in Russia. Innova focuses on publishing free-to-play Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game (MMORPG) titles. The company also publishes indie mobile games.
buyer: Enad Global 7 AB (OM:EG7:$78.25)
EG7 (Enad Global 7) is a family of companies within the gaming industry that develops, markets, publishes and distributes PC, console and mobile games to the global gaming market. The company employs 100+ game developers and develops its own original IP:s. "
target: Innova Intellectual Properties S.à r.l.
Innova is a leading video game publisher in Russia. Innova focuses on publishing free-to-play Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game (MMORPG) titles. Their games include Lineage 2, Ragnarök Online, Point Blank, Aion, RF Online and more. The company also publishes indie mobile games.
price ($mm)
$133
rev ($mm)
$40
EBITDA ($mm)
$16
EV / rev
3.3x
EV / EBITDA
8.1x
announced 2/3/2021 via Company Press Release

Easybrain Ltd will be merged with Embracer Group,

synopsis: Embracer adds Easybrain, a leading mobile game developer with proven ability to launch, scale up and operate multiple global category leaders within the logic and puzzle game genre. Easybrain sees a great opportunity in being supported by Embracer to continue developing strong mobile game titles.
buyer: Embracer Group (OM:EMBRAC B:$1,450.89)
Based in Sweden, Embracer Group is the parent company of businesses developing and publishing PC, console and mobile games for the global games market. Embracer Group has an extensive catalogue of over 200 owned franchises, such as Saints Row, Goat Simulator, Dead Island, Metro, amongst many others."
target: Easybrain Ltd
Based in Belarus, Easybrain has developed numerous popular puzzle and logic game titles and is currently operating 15 live mobile game titles with a long lifetime, of which multiple games have become category leaders within its dedicated niche.
price ($mm)
$655
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closed 2/2/2021 via BNC Analysis

Com2uS Corporation, acquired Allm Corp.

synopsis: Com2uS Corp. a developer and publisher of mobile games in South Korea, has acquired a 57% stake in Allm Corp., a South Korean video game developer. Allm specializes in creating fun online games. Their best known game, Kritika Online, is a free-to-play action multiplayer online role playing game (MORPG).
buyer parent: GAMEVIL
buyer: Com2uS Corporation (078340:$443.72)
Com2us is a leading developer and publisher of mobile games in South Korea. The company develops fun and high-quality mobile games on multiple platforms. Their games include Golf Star, Innings Pro Baseball, Homerun Battle, Soul Seeker, Wonder Tactics, Chain Strike, Slice It!, and more. "
target: Allm Corp.
Allm is a South Korean video game developer. Allm specializes in creating fun online games. Their best known game, Kritika Online, is a free-to-play action multiplayer online role playing game (MORPG). Their game has over 20 million users from over 70 countries.
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announced 2/1/2021 via Company Press Release

Stillfront Group AB, will acquire Moonfrog Labs Pvt Ltd.

synopsis: Stillfront Group AB has entered into an agreement to acquire 100% of the shares in Moonfrog Labs Private Limited, a rapidly growing independent game studio based in Bangalore, India, focusing on Board and Social Card Games. Moonfrog has an extensive games portfolio including successful titles such as Ludo Club, Jalebi and Teen Patti Gold.
buyer: Stillfront Group AB (OM:SF:$595.65)
Headquartered in Sweden, Stillfront Group is a leading free-to-play powerhouse of gaming studios. Its diverse and exciting games portfolio has two common themes; loyal users and long lifecycle games. "
target: Moonfrog Labs Pvt Ltd.
India-based Moonfrog Labs is a rapidly growing developer and publisher of market-leading Board and Social Card Games. The studio, which was founded in 2013, has an extensive games portfolio of more than 20 games, including successful titles such as Ludo Club, Jalebi and Teen Patti Gold.
price ($mm)
$90*
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closed 1/25/2021 via BusinessWire

Carlyle Group, acquired Jagex Ltd.

synopsis: Global investment firm The Carlyle Group announced it has acquired Jagex, a leading developer and publisher of video games. Jagex is one of the largest and most successful British video game studios, developing and publishing video games on PC and mobile. The company is best known for its online role-playing living game franchise RuneScape.
buyer: Carlyle Group (CG:$8,297.70)
The Carlyle Group is a global investment firm with deep industry expertise that deploys private capital across three business segments: Global Private Equity, Global Credit, and Investment Solutions. "
target parent: Macarthur Fortune Holding LLC
target: Jagex Ltd.
Jagex is one of the largest and most successful British video game studios, developing and publishing video games on PC and mobile. The company is best known for its online role-playing living game franchise RuneScape.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$151
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
announced 12/18/2020 via Company Press Release

Stillfront Group AB, will acquire Sandbox Interactive GmbH

synopsis: Sweden-based Stillfront Group AB, a leading free-to-play powerhouse of gaming studios, will acquire 100 percent of the shares in Sandbox Interactive GmbH, a rapidly growing German gaming company and the developer and publisher of the popular cross-platform free-to-play (F2P) sandbox MMORPG Albion Online.
buyer: Stillfront Group AB (OM:SF:$595.65)
Headquartered in Sweden, Stillfront Group is a leading free-to-play powerhouse of gaming studios. Its diverse and exciting games portfolio has two common themes; loyal users and long lifecycle games. "
target: Sandbox Interactive GmbH
Sandbox Interactive is an ambitious game development studio based in Berlin. The company is the developer and publisher of Albion Online, a cross-platform free-to-play sandbox MMORPG with modern game attributes set in an open medieval fantasy world.
price ($mm)
$154
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EV / EBITDA
closed 12/2/2020 via BNC Analysis

Enad Global 7 AB, acquired Daybreak Game Company LLC

synopsis: EG7 added another studio to its growing roster in the form of Everquest, PlanetSide, and H1Z1 developer Daybreak Game Company. Daybreak Games is a worldwide leader in massively multiplayer online games and emergent gameplay.
buyer: Enad Global 7 AB (OM:EG7:$78.25)
EG7 (Enad Global 7) is a family of companies within the gaming industry that develops, markets, publishes and distributes PC, console and mobile games to the global gaming market. The company employs 100+ game developers and develops its own original IP:s. "
target: Daybreak Game Company LLC
Daybreak Games is a worldwide leader in massively multiplayer online games and emergent gameplay best known for its blockbuster hits and franchises, including the original standalone battle royale game, H1Z1, EverQuest, EverQuest II, PlanetSide 2 and DC Universe Online.
price ($mm)
$258
rev ($mm)
$78
EBITDA ($mm)
$29
EV / rev
3.8x
EV / EBITDA
10.3x
announced 11/25/2020 via BNC Analysis

Kongregate Inc., will purchase Three Mobile Games from The Walt Disney Company

synopsis: Kongregate, a leading game publisher and web gaming portal, announced that it is taking over operations of three Disney mobile games: Maleficent Free Fall, Inside Out: Thought Bubbles, and Where’s My Water? 2.
buyer parent: Modern Times Group MTG AB
buyer: Kongregate Inc.
Kongregate is a leading game publisher and web gaming portal. Kongregate’s mobile games have been downloaded tens of millions of times and have hundreds of millions of gameplays. Kongregate's web portal features over 100,000 free games played by tens of millions of players per month. "
seller: The Walt Disney Company (DIS:$67,418.00)
The acquisition includes three Disney mobile games: Maleficent Free Fall, Inside Out: Thought Bubbles, and Where’s My Water? 2. The three free-to-play games have combined for over 224 million downloads.
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announced 8/28/2020 via Company Press Release

Media and Games Invest plc, will acquire freenet digital GmbH

synopsis: Media and Games Invest plc agreed to acquire freenet digital GmbH, a subsidiary of freenet AG. Freenet digital is a leading global provider of next generation entertainment content and services for the digital consumer and known for developing exciting new products and services that deliver a seamless experience via web or wireless connection.
buyer: Media and Games Invest plc (XTRA:BCK:$164.02)
Media and Games Invest plc (MGI) is a German strategic investment-holding, that focuses on a buy, build, and sell strategy of fast-growing companies. The MGI portfolio companies are growing via acquisitions plus organic growth and new technologies. "
target parent: Freenet AG
target: freenet digital GmbH
Founded in 2000, freenet digital is a leading global provider of next generation entertainment content and services for the digital consumer and known for developing exciting new products and services that deliver a seamless experience via web or wireless connection.
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632
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Ticker: TSE:3659
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
NEXON Co., Ltd.
NEXON Co., Ltd.
Based in Japan, NEXON Co. is a global leader in online games, with more than 100 live games operated across more than 190 countries. Nexon pioneered micro-transactions and the free-to-play business model, and is widely credited with unmatched global expertise in sophisticated live game operations.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$2,372.01
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,035.14
EBIT ($mm)
$970.78
Net Income ($mm)
$1,059.35
Employees
6441
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Ticker: KOSE:A251270
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Netmarble
Netmarble Games Corp. strives to entertain audiences of all ages, and around the world, by providing great mobile gaming experiences. Established in Korea in 2000, Netmarble is the fastest-growing mobile game company in Asia and consistently ranks as a top mobile developer and publisher worldwide.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$2,001.98
EBITDA ($mm)
$245.18
EBIT ($mm)
$150.44
Net Income ($mm)
$195.54
Employees
789
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Ticker:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
KRAFTON, Inc.
KRAFTON, Inc.
KRAFTON is a South Korean game development company. KRAFTON creates games for PC and mobile devices through it's various game studios. They are best known for PUBG: BATTLEGROUNDS, a battle royal shooter. The company also develops and publishes MMORPGs and mobile games.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$1,392.53
EBITDA ($mm)
$608.01
EBIT ($mm)
$561.36
Net Income ($mm)
$413.27
Employees
1305
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Ticker: TSE:3632
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Gree, Inc.
Gree, Inc.
GREE develops games at its studios in Japan, North America, and South Korea, producing high-ranking titles in the app markets of each region. The company was founded in 2004.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$703.90
EBITDA ($mm)
$97.60
EBIT ($mm)
$85.11
Net Income ($mm)
$42.53
Employees
1416
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Ticker: NasdaqGS:BILI
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Bilibili Inc.
Bilibili Inc.
Bilibili represents the iconic brand of online entertainment with a mission to enrich the everyday life of young generations in China. Bilibili is a full-spectrum online entertainment world covering a wide array of genres and media formats, including videos, live broadcasting and mobile games.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$537.71
EBITDA ($mm)
($23.79)
EBIT ($mm)
($72.85)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
1903
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Ticker: KOSDAQ:A263750
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Pearl Abyss
Pearl Abyss
Pearl Abyss is the Korean studio behind the hit PC MMORPG Black Desert Online, which was named MMORPG of the Year in 2016. Since the company's founding in 2010, it has successfully launched its game in South Korea, Japan, Russia, North/South America, Europe, Taiwan, and 100 other countries.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$434.79
EBITDA ($mm)
$159.14
EBIT ($mm)
$139.64
Net Income ($mm)
$89.72
Employees
953
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Ticker: TSE:3668
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Colopl Inc
Colopl Inc
Colopl is a Japanese developer that specializes in location-based mobile games. Colopl develops enjoyable games to make people's everyday lives richer. Their portfolio of mobile games include White Cat Project, Quiz RPG: The World of Mystic Wiz, Titan Slayer II, and more.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$413.05
EBITDA ($mm)
$114.18
EBIT ($mm)
$110.34
Net Income ($mm)
$73.48
Employees
1368
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Ticker: JASDAQ:2138
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Crooz
Crooz
Crooz, Inc. offers smartphone games to the Japanese and global markets, including original titles such as RAGNABREAK, The Knights of Avalon, Elemental Story, and Card King, in addition to games that make use of IP that represents Japan, such as HUNTER×HUNTER, NARUTO, and Final Fantasy.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$327.62
EBITDA ($mm)
$12.99
EBIT ($mm)
$8.30
Net Income ($mm)
$0.17
Employees
278
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Ticker: HLSE:ROVIO
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Rovio Entertainment Corporation
Rovio Entertainment Corporation
Rovio Entertainment Corporation is a games-first entertainment company, that creates, develops and publishes mobile games and acts as a brand licensor in various entertainment and consumer product categories. The Company is best known for the global Angry Birds brand, which started in 2009.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$323.62
EBITDA ($mm)
$27.14
EBIT ($mm)
$26.48
Net Income ($mm)
$18.31
Employees
462
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Ticker: DSKY
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
iDreamSky Technology Limited
iDreamSky is the largest independent mobile game publishing platform in China based on the number of active users in 2013. The Company’s mission is to enrich mobile users’ lifestyle and deliver fun and engaging mobile games and entertainment to users.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$190.37
EBITDA ($mm)
$3.66
EBIT ($mm)
$1.90
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
756
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Ticker: KOSDAQ:A06
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
GAMEVIL
GAMEVIL
GAMEVIL is a premier mobile game developer and publisher located in Los Angeles, USA and Seoul, South Korea. They have experience publishing hundreds of games on multiple platforms with over 400 million downloads.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$124.97
EBITDA ($mm)
$20.23
EBIT ($mm)
$14.04
Net Income ($mm)
$16.13
Employees
200
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Ticker: TSE:3928
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Mynet Inc.
Mynet Inc.
Mynet Inc., based in Japan, makes smartphone games. Valkyrie Crusade, which has reached over 7 million downloads worldwide, is an epic card battle and fantastic town building RPG/simulation game set in a world full of beautiful maidens.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$112.87
EBITDA ($mm)
$19.67
EBIT ($mm)
$5.77
Net Income ($mm)
$0.11
Employees
0
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Ticker: TSE:3793
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Drecom Co., Ltd.
Drecom Co., Ltd.
Drecom Co., Ltd. engages in the entertainment web and marketing solution businesses. The company’s Entertainment Web segment plans, develops, and provides entertainment contents to individual Internet users.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$99.08
EBITDA ($mm)
($1.07)
EBIT ($mm)
($5.33)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
407
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Ticker: SZSE:30005
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Shenzhen ZQGame Co., Ltd.
Shenzhen ZQGame Co., Ltd.
ZQGame, Inc. is an online gaming company driven to create compelling entertainment experiences across online, mobile, and tablet platforms for the hardcore gamer.
year
2013
rev ($mm)
$51.93
EBITDA ($mm)
$10.47
EBIT ($mm)
$8.19
Net Income ($mm)
$8.17
Employees
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Ticker: SZSE:30031
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ourpalm Co.,Ltd
Ourpalm Co.,Ltd
Ourpalm was founded in Beijing in 2004 as a government licensed telecommunications and service provider. Early beginnings in web and mobile content have since evolved and secured Ourpalm a place as one of China's leading web and mobile game developer, publisher and operator of today.
year
2013
rev ($mm)
$42.29
EBITDA ($mm)
$13.99
EBIT ($mm)
$12.76
Net Income ($mm)
$15.64
Employees
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