Like Cybird Co., Ltd.

announced 5/29/2018 via BNC Analysis

Aeria Inc., will acquire Cybird Co., Ltd.

synopsis: Asian private equity firm The Longreach Group has agreed to sell all shares it held in Cybird Co Ltd to global mobile game publisher Aeria Inc. Based in Japan, Cybird is a mobile content provider mainly for the mobile game market, with major titles such as Ikemen series as well as content licensing through celebrities and animation characters.
buyer: Aeria Inc. (JASDAQ:3758:$186.90)
Aeria is a global mobile game publishing and IT services company founded in 2002, with a primary focus on publishing global online games led by female-popular titles such as A3!, which has over 5 million global downloads. "
target parent: The Longreach Group
target: Cybird Co., Ltd.
Based in Japan, Cybird is a mobile content provider mainly for the mobile game market, with major titles such as Ikemen series as well as content licensing through celebrities and animation characters. Cybird also provides mobile marketing and advertising.
price ($mm)
$63
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closed 11/17/2022 via BusinessWire

Rollic, acquired Popcore GmbH

synopsis: Zynga Inc., a wholly-owned publishing label of Take-Two Interactive, a global leader in interactive entertainment, announced that its subsidiary Rollic has acquired Popcore, an independent mobile game developer based in Germany. Rollic is an Istanbul-based game developer and publisher, focused on free-to-play hyper-casual games for iOS and Android.
buyer parent: Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc.
buyer: Rollic
Founded in December 2018, Rollic is an Istanbul-based game developer and publisher, focused on free-to-play hyper-casual games for iOS and Android. "
target: Popcore GmbH
Popcore is a Berlin-based game developer, focused on ad driven free-to-play games for iOS and Android. They have developed and released chart-topping games including Parking Jam, Pull the Pin, Scavenger Hunt and Tap Away that have been downloaded more than 500 million times across iOS and Android.
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closed 10/26/2022 via BNC Analysis

Ligue de Football Professionnel, acquired Mon Petit Gazon

synopsis: Ligue de Football Professionnel (LFP), a French governing body that runs the major professional football leagues in France, has acquired Mon Petit Gazon (MPG), a fantasy football app in France. MPG allows football fans to create their own team of real-life players from upcoming matches and score points based on their on-field performance.
buyer: Ligue de Football Professionnel
Ligue de Football Professionnel (LFP) is a French governing body that runs the major professional football leagues in France. LFP manages and regulates all the aspects of professional football in France. They oversee, organize, and manage the top two leagues in France, Ligue 1 and Ligue 2. "
target: Mon Petit Gazon
Mon Petit Gazon (MPG) is a fantasy football app in France. MPG allows football fans to create their own team of real-life players from upcoming matches and score points based on their on-field performance. Players can compete against friends or other users in private and public tournaments.
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$2
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announced 10/26/2022 via PR Newswire

QYOU Media Inc., will acquire Maxamtech Digital Ventures Pvt. Ltd.

synopsis: QYOU Media Inc. will acquire a majority ownership stake in Maxamtech Digital Ventures, an India-based venture creating technology and games for the mobile gaming industry. Maxamtech operates, via its proprietary platform Gaming 360, a variety of gaming destinations for companies including Vodafone and Glance.
buyer: QYOU Media Inc. (TSXV:QYOU:$3.09)
QYOU Media operates in India and the United States producing and distributing content created by social media stars and digital content creators. In India, they curate, produce and distribute premium content including television networks. In the US, they manage influencer marketing campaigns. "
target: Maxamtech Digital Ventures Pvt. Ltd.
Maxamtech Digital Ventures is an India based venture creating technology and games for the mobile gaming industry. Maxamtech currently operates, via its proprietary platform Gaming 360, a variety of gaming destinations for companies including Vodafone and Glance.
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announced 10/26/2022 via BNC Analysis

Cann American Corp., will acquire Mark II Media

synopsis: Cann American Corp., a holding company, will acquire an 80% stake in Mark II Media, a game development company. Mark II Media provides their players with opportunities to transfer their time and money spent on games to other titles. Their first title, Infinite Dragoon, is a competitive arcade SHMUP game for mobile devices.
buyer: Cann American Corp. (OTCPK:CNNA:$0.03)
Cann American Corp. is a holding company building a diverse portfolio of intellectual properties. Cann American is focused on developing legal cannabis industry infrastructure projects in Northern California and developing assets and technologies through strategic acquisitions. "
target: Mark II Media
Mark II Media is a game development company creating quality games for gamers. Mark II Media provides their players with opportunities to transfer their time and money spent on games to other titles. Their first title, Infinite Dragoon, is a competitive arcade SHMUP game for mobile devices.
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closed 10/14/2022 via BusinessWire

PlayStudios, acquired Brainium Studios LLC

synopsis: PLAYSTUDIOS, Inc., the creator of the playAWARDS loyalty platform and an award-winning developer of free-to-play mobile and social games that offer real-world rewards to players, announced the acquisition of Brainium, a long-standing publisher of casual games.
buyer: PlayStudios (MYPS:$287.42)
PLAYSTUDIOS, Inc., creator of the groundbreaking playAWARDS loyalty platform, is a publisher and developer of award-winning mobile games, including the iconic Tetris® mobile app, POP! Slots, myVEGAS Slots, myVEGAS Blackjack, my KONAMI Slots, myVEGAS Bingo, and MGM Slots Live. "
target: Brainium Studios LLC
Founded in 2008 and based in Portland, OR, Brainium has a long-standing reputation for elegant and inspiring game development and for bringing apps to market that have industry leading user retention, engagement, and profitability.
price ($mm)
$70
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announced 9/23/2022 via BNC Analysis

Games Mobile ST LTD, will acquire Innova Intellectual Properties S.à r.l.

synopsis: Games Mobile ST LTD, an international group of companies focused on the gaming sector, will acquire Innova Intellectual Properties S.à r.L. from Enad Global 7 AB (publ), a global gaming cooperative. Innova is a video game publisher in Russia. Innova focuses on publishing free-to-play Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game (MMORPG) titles.
buyer: Games Mobile ST LTD
Games Mobile ST LTD is an international group of companies focused on the gaming sector. Games Mobile ST LTD offers a full range of services to clients in the gaming sector, including game development and graphic design, advertising and publishing, and other services. "
target parent: Enad Global 7 AB
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)
$20
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announced 9/21/2022 via Company Press Release

Animoca Brands, will acquire WePlay Media

synopsis: Animoca Brands, a mobile game developer in Hong Kong, will acquire WePlay Media, a mobile game developer. WePlay Media develops mobile games, apps and content in partnership with major brands and licensors. Their games and apps include Ben10 X enodrome, Ikee, Stickeez, TDR, Ultimaze, Propeller Dog, Mech vs Aliens, and more.
buyer: Animoca Brands (ASX:AB1:$8.69)
Hong Kong-based Animoca Brands leverages gamification, blockchain, and AI technologies to develop and publish a broad portfolio of mobile products including games such as The Sandbox and Crazy Kings as well as products based on popular intellectual properties such as Garfield and Thomas & Friends. "
target: WePlay Media
WePlay Media is a mobile game developer. WePlay Media develops mobile games, apps and content in partnership with major brands and licensors. Their games and apps include Ben10 X enodrome, Ikee, Stickeez, TDR, Ultimaze, Propeller Dog, Mech vs Aliens, and more.
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closed 9/8/2022 via BNC Analysis

Iglobsys Technology Sdn. Bhd., acquired Mason Games Sdn. Bhd

synopsis: Iglobsys Technology, a Malaysian company focused on big data analytics and blockchain technologies, has acquired Mason Games, a mobile games developer and publisher in Malaysia. Mason Games develops casual strategy and casual idle games that bring an entertaining experience for everyone, anywhere across the globe.
buyer: Iglobsys Technology Sdn. Bhd.
Iglobsys Technology is a Malaysian company focused on big data analytics and blockchain technologies. Iglobsys Technology helps clients to improve their productivity and competitiveness. The company also has a presence in Singapore, Vietnam, and Indonesia. "
target: Mason Games Sdn. Bhd
Mason Games is a mobile games developer and publisher in Malaysia. Mason Games develops casual strategy and casual idle games that bring an entertaining experience for everyone, anywhere across the globe. Their titles include Math Cat Boxing, Scoopy, Monkey Madness, Climb Max, and more.
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$1.00
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announced 8/29/2022 via BusinessWire

Sony Interactive Entertainment LLC, will acquire Savage Game Studios

synopsis: Sony Interactive Entertainment announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Savage Game Studios, a mobile game development studio with offices in Helsinki and Berlin.
buyer parent: Sony Corporation
buyer: Sony Interactive Entertainment LLC
Recognized as a global leader in interactive and digital entertainment, Sony Interactive Entertainment is responsible for the PlayStation® brand and family of products and services. PlayStation has delivered innovation to the market since the launch of the original PlayStation in Japan in 1994. "
target: Savage Game Studios
Savage Game Studios is a mobile game development studio with offices in Helsinki and Berlin. They make action games with epic stories to foster lasting connections with players around the world.
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announced 8/24/2022 via Company Press Release

Embracer Group, will acquire Middle-earth Enterprises

synopsis: Embracer Group is to acquire Middle-earth Enterprises, a division of The Saul Zaentz Company, which owns a vast IP catalogue and worldwide rights to motion pictures, video games, board games, merchandising, theme parks and stage productions relating to the iconic fantasy literary works The Lord of the Rings trilogy and The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien,
buyer: Embracer Group (OM:EMBRAC B:$20,721.70)
Based in Sweden, Embracer Group is the parent company of businesses developing and publishing PC, console, and mobile games for the global games market. The Group has an extensive catalogue of over 240 owned franchises, such as Saints Row, Goat Simulator, and Dead Island, amongst many others. "
target parent: The Saul Zaentz Company
target: Middle-earth Enterprises
Middle-earth Enterprises owns a vast intellectual property catalogue and worldwide rights to motion pictures, video games, board games, merchandising, theme parks and stage productions relating to the iconic fantasy literary works The Lord of the Rings trilogy and The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien.
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closed 8/10/2022 via PR Newswire

Spin Master Corp, acquired Nørdlight

synopsis: Spin Master Corp., a leading global children's entertainment company, announced the acquisition of Nørdlight, a digital game studio based in Stockholm, Sweden. Spin Master initially made a minority investment in Nørdlight in August 2021 through Spin Master Ventures.
buyer: Spin Master Corp (TSX:TOY:$2,042.40)
Spin Master is a Canadian global toy and entertainment company that has been designing, developing, manufacturing, and marketing consumer products for children around the world since 1994. "
target: Nørdlight
The Nørdlight team comes with over 50 years of combined experience in the mobile games industry, delivering some of the largest grossing mobile games in history including running the prototype team at King.com and leading the technology and art for digital games titles including Candy Crush Saga.
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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.
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$4.10
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closed 7/12/2022 via BNC Analysis

Dorian Inc., acquired Nix Hydra Games

synopsis: Female-founded and led social storytelling platform Dorian has acquired mobile game developer Nix Hydra Games and its flagship titles. This acquisition is a part of Dorian’s growth strategy, connecting fans and independent creators to popular IPs, monetisation features, and code-free creation tools.
buyer: Dorian Inc.
Dorian is the world's first game creation and streaming platform that enables creators to turn fiction into games with zero coding. Dorian’s mission is to empower millions of female and diverse creators to unlock their vision in a game format and run their own game businesses. "
target: Nix Hydra Games
Nix Hydra is a female-founded mobile game studio with a portfolio of games and apps that are enjoyed by over 23 million people worldwide. Nix Hydra focuses on empowering underrepresented communities through games and interactive storytelling.
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announced 7/7/2022 via BNC Analysis

Kongregate Inc., will acquire Gamaga

synopsis: Kongregate, a leading game publisher and web gaming portal, will acquire Gamaga, a leading game development studio in Chile. Gamaga has worked with established brands like Sony, Div3rsion and iEntertainment Network on multiple successful mobile games. Their titles include Farm Idle Moo Tycoon, Cobra Kai: Card Fighter, Banana Kong, and more.
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. "
target: Gamaga
Gamaga is a leading game development studio in Chile. Gamaga has worked with established brands like Sony, Div3rsion and iEntertainment Network on multiple successful mobile games. Their titles include Farm Idle Moo Tycoon, Cobra Kai: Card Fighter, Banana Kong, Operate Now, and more.
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announced 6/29/2022 via BNC Analysis

Miniclip, will acquire SYBO ApS

synopsis: Miniclip, a mobile game developer in Europe, will acquire SYBO, a mobile games studio in Denmark. SYBO strives to craft meaningful experiences that can be enjoyed by everyone, regardless of their skill. Their titles include Subway Surfers and Blades of Brim.
buyer parent: Tencent Holdings Ltd.
buyer: Miniclip
Miniclip, based in Switzerland, is a global leader in digital games with a mission of unleashing the gamer in everyone. The Company develops, publishes and distributes highly engaging games to an audience of over 250 million monthly active users across mobile, social and online platforms. "
target: SYBO ApS
SYBO is a mobile games studio in Denmark. SYBO strives to craft meaningful experiences that can be enjoyed by everyone, regardless of their skill. Their titles include Subway Surfers and Blades of Brim.
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closed 6/22/2022 via PR Newswire

Coin98 Labs, acquired Yunero Studios

synopsis: Coin98 Labs has acquired Yunero Studios to accelerate Web3 Mass Adoption via GameFi. First established in 2021, Yunero is a new game studio based in Vietnam, on a journey to build its dream. The team consists of professionals from the traditional gaming industry, who have worked at leading companies including VNG Corporation.
buyer: Coin98 Labs
Coin98 Labs is a DeFi product builder focusing on creating and developing an ecosystem of DeFi protocols, Web3 applications, and NFTs on multiple blockchains. Their mission is to fulfill untapped demand and enhance in-demand utilities in the DeFi space. "
target: Yunero Studios
First established in 2021, Yunero is a new game studio developed with a vision to set a new standard for the game industry and build hit games in the blockchain world. Yunero's games are developed across various platforms, including PC and mobile to bring users the best experience.
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closed 6/22/2022 via BNC Analysis

WinZO, acquired Upskillz Games

synopsis: WinZO, the largest social gaming and entertainment platform in India, has acquired a majority stake in Upskillz Games, a casual video game development studio in India. Upskillz Games develops casual mobile games with blockchain and Web3-based technology. Their games connects players and provides them with fair and fun competitions to compete in.
buyer: WinZO
WinZO is the largest social gaming and entertainment platform in India. WinZO partners with third-party developers to host games on its own Android and iOS app, where users can enjoy personalized multiplayer gameplay experiences. Their platform offers over 100 games to choose from. "
target: Upskillz Games
Upskillz Games is a casual video game development studio in India. Upskillz Games develops casual mobile games with blockchain and Web3-based technology. Their games connects players and provides them with fair, fun, and skillful competitions to compete in.
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closed 6/22/2022 via BNC Analysis

Netmarble, acquired Floppy Games

synopsis: Netmarble, a South Korean mobile game developer, has acquired a majority stake in Floppy Games, a mobile game developer in South Korea. Floppy Games specializes in creating mobile RPG games that provide fun and challenging experiences. Their titles include Yokai Saga, Xross Chronicle, and Phantom Chaser.
buyer: Netmarble (KOSE:A251270:$2,001.98)
Netmarble Games Corp. strives to entertain audiences of all ages, and around the world, by providing great mobile gaming experiences. Established in Korea in 2000, Netmarble is the fastest-growing mobile game company in Asia and consistently ranks as a top mobile developer and publisher worldwide. "
target: Floppy Games
Floppy Games is a mobile game developer in South Korea. Floppy Games specializes in creating mobile RPG games that provide fun and challenging experiences. Their titles include Yokai Saga, Xross Chronicle, and Phantom Chaser.
price ($mm)
$12
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announced 6/17/2022 via BNC Analysis

Digital Bros S.p.A., will acquire D3 Go!

synopsis: Digital Bros, a video game developer and publisher based in Italy, will acquire D3 Go! from D3 Publisher, a Japanese video game developer and publisher. D3 Go! is a global publisher and developer of mobile games. Their games include Puzzle Quest: The Legend Returns, Alien: Blackout, Adventure Gnome, Word Designer: Country Home, and more.
buyer: Digital Bros S.p.A. (BIT:DIB:$118.16)
Digital Bros is a video game developer and publisher based in Italy. Digital Bros creates video games for all Consoles, PC, Mobile and Streaming platforms, and distributes them worldwide through digital and retail channels. Their games include Ghostrunner, Portal Knights, Gems of War, and more. "
target parent: BANDAI NAMCO Holdings, Inc.
target: D3 Go!
D3 Go! is a global publisher and developer of mobile games. D3 Go! is dedicated to creating the gaming best experiences for their players. Their games include Puzzle Quest: The Legend Returns, Alien: Blackout, Adventure Gnome, Word Designer: Country Home, and more.
price ($mm)
$1.50
rev ($mm)
$19
EBITDA ($mm)
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0.3x
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announced 5/29/2018 via BNC Analysis

Aeria Inc., will acquire Cybird Co., Ltd.

synopsis: Asian private equity firm The Longreach Group has agreed to sell all shares it held in Cybird Co Ltd to global mobile game publisher Aeria Inc. Based in Japan, Cybird is a mobile content provider mainly for the mobile game market, with major titles such as Ikemen series as well as content licensing through celebrities and animation characters.
buyer: Aeria Inc. (JASDAQ:3758:$186.90)
Aeria is a global mobile game publishing and IT services company founded in 2002, with a primary focus on publishing global online games led by female-popular titles such as A3!, which has over 5 million global downloads. "
target parent: The Longreach Group
target: Cybird Co., Ltd.
Based in Japan, Cybird is a mobile content provider mainly for the mobile game market, with major titles such as Ikemen series as well as content licensing through celebrities and animation characters. Cybird also provides mobile marketing and advertising.
price ($mm)
$63
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$86
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0.7x
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closed 10/5/2010 via PR Newswire

Cellfish Media, LLC, acquired Airborne Mobile, Inc.

synopsis: Cellfish Media LLC, a mobile-internet publisher and mobile-marketing solution provider, had acquired Airborne Mobile, a leading mobile-application publisher. The newly formed Airborne Studios combines Cellfish Media's original-content publishing activities with Airborne Mobile's distribution of globally iconic brands.
buyer parent: Lagardère SCA
buyer: Cellfish Media, LLC
Cellfish Media provides publishers with mobile-marketing solutions to monetize their traffic and advertisers with a powerful and targeted tool to reach prospects and clients. Cellfish is a major player in Mobile-Internet publishing, with more than 14 million unique clients worldwide. "
target parent: CYBIRD Co., Ltd.
target: Airborne Mobile, Inc.
For over a decade, Airborne Mobile has blazed a distinctive trail, helping to pioneer, build and establish the burgeoning mobile media space by conceiving, creating and distributing best-of-breed mobile programs.
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announced 6/21/2005 via PR Newswire

CYBIRD Co., Ltd., will acquire Airborne Entertainment

synopsis: CYBIRD Co., Ltd., one of Japan's preeminent mobile media companies and a pioneer in mobile content services, announced today that it has agreed to acquire Airborne Entertainment Inc., one of North America's leading mobile entertainment companies, in a transaction valued at approximately $90 million.
buyer: CYBIRD Co., Ltd.
CYBIRD is a leading mobile content and service provider in Japan. Founded in September 1998. CYBIRD provides fully integrated content solutions and systems for Internet-enabled mobile phones, covering consultation, planning, content development, operation, and maintenance. "
target: Airborne Entertainment
Airborne Entertainment is a leading publisher of entertainment content for mobile phones. The company creates, packages, and distributes games, lifestyle applications, messaging services, ringtones and graphics in conjunction with the world's most recognizable media and consumer brands. Airborne's
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announced 5/29/2018 via BNC Analysis

Aeria Inc., will acquire Cybird Co., Ltd.

synopsis: Asian private equity firm The Longreach Group has agreed to sell all shares it held in Cybird Co Ltd to global mobile game publisher Aeria Inc. Based in Japan, Cybird is a mobile content provider mainly for the mobile game market, with major titles such as Ikemen series as well as content licensing through celebrities and animation characters.
buyer: Aeria Inc. (JASDAQ:3758:$186.90)
Aeria is a global mobile game publishing and IT services company founded in 2002, with a primary focus on publishing global online games led by female-popular titles such as A3!, which has over 5 million global downloads. "
target parent: The Longreach Group
target: Cybird Co., Ltd.
Based in Japan, Cybird is a mobile content provider mainly for the mobile game market, with major titles such as Ikemen series as well as content licensing through celebrities and animation characters. Cybird also provides mobile marketing and advertising.
price ($mm)
$63
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$86
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announced 7/24/2017 via Reuters

Aeria Inc., will acquire Eitarosoft, inc.

synopsis: Aeria Inc., a provider of online game services, will acquire Eitarosoft, inc., a developer of mobile and social video games for iPhones and Androids. Eitarosoft's games cover a variety of genres such as MMORPGs, dating sims, and puzzle games. Their portfolio of games include Brave Online, I will take care of you!, Luminous Hearts and many more.
buyer: Aeria Inc. (JASDAQ:3758:$186.90)
Aeria, Inc. engages in the business of online gaming services. It operates through the following segments: Online Content and Information Technology (IT) Services. The Online Content segment handles the development, distribution and operation of online games for smart phone and tablets. "
target: Eitarosoft, inc.
Eitarosoft, inc. develops mobile and social video games for iPhones and Androids. Eitarosoft's games cover a variety of genres such as MMORPGs, dating sims, and puzzle games. Their portfolio of games include Brave Online, I will take care of you!, Battle Brave, Luminous Hearts and many more.
price ($mm)
$1.01
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$3
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announced 7/19/2017 via Reuters

Aeria Inc., will acquire Sakuragate Inc.

synopsis: Aeria Inc. announced that it will acquire Japanese game developer Sakuragate. Sakuragate develops social game applications as well as slot games for both online and land casinos.
buyer: Aeria Inc. (JASDAQ:3758:$186.90)
Aeria, Inc. engages in the business of online gaming services. It operates through the following segments: Online Content and Information Technology (IT) Services. The Online Content segment handles the development, distribution and operation of online games for smart phone and tablets. "
target parent: ICP, Inc.
target: Sakuragate Inc.
Sakuragate is a Japanese game developer that creates social game applications as well as slot games for both online and land casinos.
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announced 4/28/2017 via Reuters

Aeria Inc., will acquire Arithmetic Inc.

synopsis: Aeria Inc., a provider of online game services, announced that it will acquire Arithmetic Inc. Arithmetic Inc. creates dating simulation mobile games for women which are enjoyed by 6 million users worldwide. Their My 2D Boyfriends series of games include Oriental Bride of the Emperor, The Cinderella Contract, and Once Upon a Fairy Love Tale.
buyer: Aeria Inc. (JASDAQ:3758:$186.90)
Aeria Inc. primarily engages in IT services and the delivery of online games. The company also provides game software development, business systems development, and data center services. In addition, it involves in temporary staffing and real estate leasing operations. "
target: Arithmetic Inc.
Arithmetic Inc. creates dating simulation mobile games for women which are enjoyed by 6 million users worldwide. Their My 2D Boyfriends series of games include Oriental Bride of the Emperor, The Cinderella Contract, and Once Upon a Fairy Love Tale.
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$8.28
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announced 4/27/2015 via BNC Analysis

Aeria Inc., will acquire Liber Entertainment Inc.

synopsis: Aeria Inc., a provider of online game services, has agreed to acquire 100% stake in Liber Entertainment Inc., a provider of online gaming software services. Both companies are based in Japan.
buyer: Aeria Inc. (JASDAQ:3758:$186.90)
Aeria Inc. primarily engages in IT services and the delivery of online games. The company also provides game software development, business systems development, and data center services. In addition, it involves in temporary staffing and real estate leasing operations. "
target: Liber Entertainment Inc.
Liber Entertainment is a provider of online gaming software services. The company was founded in 2006 and is based in Tokyo, Japan.
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ProSiebenSat.1 Games, will purchase Aeria Games Europe from Aeria Games & Entertainment, Inc.

synopsis: Aeria Games & Entertainment, Inc. has signed an agreement to sell its worldwide PC games business including its subsidiary Aeria Games Europe GmbH to ProSiebenSat.1 Games, a leading game publisher and a subsidiary of one of Europe’s largest major media companies. In addition, the transaction will include certain successful mobile games licenses.
buyer parent: ProSiebenSat.1 Media AG
buyer: ProSiebenSat.1 Games
ProSiebenSat.1 Games GmbH is the games company of ProSiebenSat.1 Media AG. As a leading publisher, the company focuses on the licensing and channeling of online games, and acts as a strong digital distribution partner for the gaming products of premium partners all over Europe "
seller parent: Aeria Inc.
seller: Aeria Games & Entertainment, Inc.
Aeria Games is a leading destination for free-to-play online multiplayer games. Aeria Games publishes and develops high quality online games in nine languages—English, German, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Polish, Italian, Turkish, and Russian—covering more than 30 countries.
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GMO Internet Group, will acquire Gamepot, Inc.

synopsis: GMO Internet Inc announced that it has decided to acquire a 100% stake of Gamepot Inc., a top-4 Japanese publisher with PC, browser and mobile game titles in its portfolio. Its Tokyo headquarters are home to both publishing and development staff, with additional mobile developers located in the Korean office.
buyer: GMO Internet Group (TSE:9449:$1,797.43)
GMO Internet Group, headquartered in Tokyo, is a leading force in the Internet industry offering one of the most comprehensive ranges of Internet services worldwide. The company was founded on a desire to bring the possibilities the Internet offers to as many people as possible. "
target parent: Aeria Inc.
target: Gamepot, Inc.
Gamepot is a top-4 Japanese publisher with PC, browser and mobile game titles in its portfolio. Its Tokyo headquarters are home to both publishing and development staff, with additional mobile developers located in the Korean office.
price ($mm)
$9.17
rev ($mm)
$49
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.2x
EV / EBITDA
announced 12/17/2012 via BusinessWire

Gamepot, Inc. will be merged with Aeria Games & Entertainment, Inc.,

synopsis: Aeria Games & Entertainment, Inc., a leading global publisher of free-to-play online games, announced it is joining forces with Gamepot, Inc., a leading Japanese publisher and developer of PC and mobile games, to create a global operation. The combined entity will have a worldwide gaming reach with a portfolio of over 50 PC and mobile games.
buyer parent: Aeria Inc.
buyer: Aeria Games & Entertainment, Inc.
Aeria Games is a leading destination for free-to-play online multiplayer games. Aeria Games publishes and develops high quality online games in nine languages—English, German, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Polish, Italian, Turkish, and Russian—covering more than 30 countries. "
target parent: Sony Corporation
target: Gamepot, Inc.
Gamepot is a top-4 Japanese publisher with PC, browser and mobile game titles in its portfolio. Its Tokyo headquarters are home to both publishing and development staff, with additional mobile developers located in the Korean office.
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closed 1/5/2012 via BusinessWire

Aeria Games & Entertainment, Inc., acquired ijji Games, LLC

synopsis: Aeria Games, a leading destination for free-to-play online multiplayer games, has acquired ijji Games LLC, a popular free-to-play online gaming portal, from NHN Corporation as part of a strategic agreement that gives Aeria Games the first right with preferential treatment to publish NHN online games worldwide outside of Asia.
buyer parent: Aeria Inc.
buyer: Aeria Games & Entertainment, Inc.
With a rapidly growing community of over 35 million core players and a deep portfolio of development partners, Aeria Games & Entertainment is a leading destination for free-to-play online multiplayer games. "
target parent: NHN Corporation
target: ijji Games, LLC
ijji Games, LLC is a free multiplayer game portal website operated by the Irvine-based internet company NHN USA. Games hosted at ijji range from traditional shooters and MMORPGs to more accessible casual games.
price ($mm)
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announced 11/1/2022 via BNC Analysis

NetFlix, will acquire Spry Fox LLC

synopsis: Netflix will acquire independent game developer Spry Fox, which will become its sixth in-house games studio. Spry Fox is currently developing Cozy Grove 2 and a still unannounced “larger, non-violent massively multiplayer online game."
buyer: NetFlix (NFLX:$29,697.84)
Netflix is one the world's leading entertainment services with 221 million paid memberships in over 190 countries enjoying TV series, documentaries, feature films and mobile games across a wide variety of genres and languages. "
target: Spry Fox LLC
Spry Fox is an award-winning independent studio focused on cozy, original games. Their games include Cozy Grove, Alphabear and Alphabear 2, Bushido Bear, Road Not Taken, and Triple Town.
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closed 7/1/2022 via BusinessWire

Blizzard Entertainment, acquired Proletariat

synopsis: Blizzard Entertainment has closed the acquisition of Boston-based Proletariat, an award-winning independent game developer with the mission to create games that change the way communities play together.
buyer parent: Activision Blizzard
buyer: Blizzard Entertainment
Blizzard Entertainment, Inc. is an American video game developer and publisher. Blizzard created several successful video games, including the Warcraft sequels, StarCraft, and Diablo series, and the MMORPG World of Warcraft. "
target: Proletariat
Founded in 2012 in Boston, MA, by a group of game-industry veterans from Harmonix, Turbine, and Insomniac, Proletariat is an award-winning independent game developer with the mission to create games that change the way communities play together.
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announced 4/13/2022 via PR Newswire

Planet Green Holdings Corp., will acquire Allinyson Ltd

synopsis: Planet Green Holdings Corp., a modern technology enterprise in China with holdings in a variety of markets, will acquire Allinyson Ltd., a video game development company incorporated in the State of Colorado and owns subsidiaries in Hong Kong and China. Allinyson develops and operates online games.
buyer: Planet Green Holdings Corp. (PLAG:$37.77)
Planet Green Holdings Corp. is a modern technology enterprise in China with holdings in a variety of markets. Planet Green Holdings Corp. nurtures its businesses with corporate principles of honesty, integrity, and innovation. Their companies are involved in tea production and SaaS solutions. "
target: Allinyson Ltd
Allinyson is a video game development company incorporated in the State of Colorado and owns subsidiaries in Hong Kong and China.. Allinyson develops and operates online games.
price ($mm)
$6.45
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 4/29/2020 via Yahoo, Inc.

7Road, will acquire LOCOJOY Inc.

synopsis: 7Road, a top developer and an international distributor of web games and mobile games, is to acquire LOCOJOY Inc., a company that engages in developing games across iOS, Android, and Flash in Chinese, English, Japanese, Korean, Spanish, and Arabic, among others. Both companies are based in China.
buyer: 7Road (SEHK:797:$28.64)
Founded in 2008 and headquartered in Shenzhen's NanShan Science and Technology Park, 7Road is a top developer and an international distributor of web games and mobile games. As a pioneer in expanding the global gaming market, 7Road is the top 1 grossing company in the browser game market. "
target: LOCOJOY Inc.
LOCOJOY Inc. engages in developing games across iOS, Android, and Flash in Chinese, English, Japanese, Korean, Spanish, and Arabic, among others. The company was founded in 2011 and is based in Beijing, China.
price ($mm)
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closed 7/24/2019 via BNC Analysis

Media and Games Invest plc, acquired gamigo AG

synopsis: Media and Games Invest, a German strategic investment-holding, that focuses on a buy, build, and sell strategy of fast-growing companies, has acquired majority interest in gamigo AG, a German company that has developed into one of the leading publishers of online and mobile games in Europe and North America.
buyer: Media and Games Invest plc (XTRA:M8G:$279.92)
Media and Games Invest plc (MGI) is a German strategic investment-holding, that focuses on a buy, build, and sell strategy of fast-growing companies. The MGI portfolio companies are growing via acquisitions plus organic growth and new technologies. "
target: gamigo AG
Headquartered in Germany, Gamigo has developed into one of the leading publishers of online and mobile games in Europe and North America. Gamigo grows via organic growth as well as through acquisitions and has made acquisitions in games, media, technology companies and individual game assets.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$61
EBITDA ($mm)
$5
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
0.0x
closed 3/27/2019 via BNC Analysis

Kabam, Inc., acquired Riposte Games & Co

synopsis: Kabam, a Vancouver based world leader of developing entertaining, immersive, and highly social multiplayer games for mobile devices, has acquired Riposte Games & Co, a Montreal based company that has emerged as a development powerhouse for mid core free to play games on mobile, PC, and Web.
buyer parent: Netmarble
buyer: Kabam, Inc.
Kabam is a world leader of developing entertaining, immersive, and highly social multiplayer games for mobile devices. They merge consumer behavior with the art of game design to create experiences that are enjoyed by millions of players across the globe. "
target: Riposte Games & Co
Founded in 2014, Riposte Games & Co (formerly Cloudcade Canada) has emerged as a development powerhouse for mid core free to play games on mobile, PC, and Web.
price ($mm)
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closed 11/28/2018 via gamesindustry.biz

Wargaming Group Limited, acquired Edge Case Games

synopsis: Wargaming, an online game developer and publisher headquartered in Nicosia, Cyprus, has acquired Edge Case Games, a UK-based video game developer. Edge Case Games's first game, Fracture Space, is an online team-based space combat game. The game provides tactical and explosive battles that feature large spaceships battling on a galactic stage.
buyer: Wargaming Group Limited
Wargaming is an award-winning online game developer and publisher headquartered in Nicosia, Cyprus. One of the leaders in the free-to-play MMO market, the company delivers authentic gaming experiences and services across PC, console and mobile platforms. "
target: Edge Case Games
Edge Case Games is a UK-based video game developer. The studio's first game, Fracture Space, is an online team-based space combat game. The game provides tactical and explosive battles that feature large, several kilometer-long spaceships battling on a galactic stage.
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announced 12/6/2017 via GlobeNewswire

Stillfront Group AB, will acquire Goodgame Studios

synopsis: Stillfront Group, an independent creator, publisher, and distributor of digital games, is to acquire Goodgame Studios, a leading free-to-play, online games development company. They operate across web and mobile platforms and cater to over 300 million registered users worldwide.
buyer: Stillfront Group AB (OM:SF:$595.65)
Stillfront is an independent creator, publisher and distributor of digital games – with a vision to become one of the leading indie game creators and publishers. Stillfront's games are distributed globally, with their main markets in Sweden, Germany, the United States and MENA. "
target: Goodgame Studios
Goodgame Studios is a leading free-to-play, online games development company. They operate across web and mobile platforms and cater to over 300 million registered users worldwide.
price ($mm)
$322
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 6/20/2017 via Company Press Release

MTGx International AB, will acquire Kongregate Inc.

synopsis: MTG is acquiring 100% of U.S. games publisher and developer Kongregate Inc. from current owner GameStop Corp. San Francisco based Kongregate was founded in 2006. Kongregate started as a browser based web gaming platform and has since expanded into publishing for both mobile and Steam games, and now into first party game development.
buyer parent: Modern Times Group MTG AB
buyer: MTGx International AB
MTGx delivers next generation entertainment experiences in esports & online gaming, & innovative content through social media influencers on multiple platforms. MTGx is the digital accelerator of MTG. Their mission is to lead the transformation from a traditional media house to a digital power hub. "
target parent: GameStop.com Inc.
target: Kongregate Inc.
Kongregate Inc. is a games publisher and developer. Kongregate started as a browser based web gaming platform and has since expanded into publishing for both mobile and Steam games, and now into first party game development.
price ($mm)
$55
rev ($mm)
$35
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
1.6x
EV / EBITDA
announced 5/30/2017 via GlobeNewswire

Stillfront Group AB, will acquire eRepublik Labs Limited

synopsis: Stillfront Group AB announced it will acquire 100% of the shares in eRepublik Labs, an award winning games studio that invents new online gaming worlds. eRepublik Labs develops and publishes the game 'eRepublik.com', a browser based free-to-play strategy game, along with several other online and mobile multiplayer games.
buyer: Stillfront Group AB (OM:SF:$595.65)
Stillfront is an independent creator, publisher and distributor of digital games – with a vision to become one of the leading indie game creators and publishers. Stillfront's games are distributed globally, with their main markets in Sweden, Germany, the United States and MENA. "
target: eRepublik Labs Limited
eRepublik Labs is an award winning games studio that invents new online game worlds. Their first game, eRepublik.com, was a pioneer in online free to play browser games, with over 7 million players since it launched in 2007.
price ($mm)
$8.39
rev ($mm)
$3
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
8.6x
EV / EBITDA
closed 9/20/2016 via PR Newswire

CMK Gaming International, Inc., acquired GUANHUA Corp.

synopsis: GUANHUASOFT GAMING CO., LTD., a Taiwanese developer and manufacturer of casual casino games and 3D animation products distributed worldwide, was acquired by CMK Gaming International, Inc. (CMKI), an owner and operator of 3 pachinko parlors in Japan.
buyer: CMK Gaming International, Inc. (OTCPK:CMKI.D:$0.00)
CMK Gaming International, Inc. is a fast growing gaming company that seeks to capitalize on the high intensity, high excitement, of the Japanese game pachinko and expand its audience by developing new pachinko parlors in major cities across the United States. "
target: GUANHUA Corp.
Guanhua is the world's premier publisher and developer of multiplayer online games. Established in 2002 in Taichung, Taiwan, Guanhua goal to become the leading 3D animation production company and successful online game developers.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$6
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
announced 1/13/2016 via BNC Analysis

CHTC Helon Co., Ltd., will acquire miaoju.cn

synopsis: CHTC Helon Co., Ltd. offered to acquire a 100% stake in miaoju.cn. miaoju.cn provides services for operating, publishing, and promoting online games in China. Through the equity investment, CHTC Helon will extend their reach to online game research and development, operation and promotion as well as online game portal operation.
buyer: CHTC Helon Co., Ltd. (000677:$325.25)
Chtc Helon Co., Ltd. is principally engaged in production and distribution of textile products. The company provides viscose staple fibers, viscose filaments, cotton pulps, canvas and tire cord fabrics, among others. The company distributes its products in domestic and overseas markets. "
target: miaoju.cn
Established in September 2013, miaoju.cn provides services for operating, publishing, and promoting online games in China. They are committed to providing quality services for the players, game makers and general industry customers.
price ($mm)
$262
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 9/28/2015 via BNC Analysis

Anhui Deli Household Glass Co., Ltd., will acquire 9377.com

synopsis: Anhui Deli Household Glass Co., Ltd. announced that they will acquire 9377.com. Based in China, the target company is developing and operating web games and mobile online games.
buyer: Anhui Deli Household Glass Co., Ltd. (002571:$141.87)
Anhui Deli Household Glass Co., Ltd. produces and sells household glass products in China. The company offers food storage products, dining glass, plates, bowls, pots, ashtrays, pitchers, and more. "
target: 9377.com
9377.com is a developer of web based and mobile games. The company was founded in 2011 and is based in China.
price ($mm)
$394
rev ($mm)
$135
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
2.9x
EV / EBITDA
announced 9/15/2014 via PR Newswire

Microsoft Corporation, will acquire Mojang AB

synopsis: Microsoft Corp., the worldwide leader in software, services, devices and solutions, announced it has reached an agreement to acquire Mojang, the celebrated Stockholm-based game developer, and the company's iconic "Minecraft" franchise.
buyer: Microsoft Corporation (MSFT:$184,903.00)
Founded in 1975, Microsoft is the worldwide leader in software, services and solutions that help people and businesses realize their full potential. Microsoft develops, manufactures, licenses, and supports a range of software products and services for various computing devices worldwide. "
target: Mojang AB
Mojang is an indie game developer studio based in Stockholm, Sweden. Founded back in 2009, they developed the video game Minecraft and the game Scrolls. They also published a third game called Cobalt. The name Mojang comes from the Swedish word for gadget, "mojäng".
price ($mm)
$2,500
rev ($mm)
$326
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
7.7x
EV / EBITDA
announced 7/23/2014 via BNC Analysis

Zhejiang Great Southeast Co.,Limited, will acquire UT Game

synopsis: Zhejiang Great Southeast Co., Ltd.revealed plans to acquire the 100% stake in UT Game through share placement and cash payment. UT Game designs and develops online games. The company is based in Shanghai, China.
buyer: Zhejiang Great Southeast Co.,Limited
Zhejiang Great Southeast Co., Limited manufactures and distributes plastic products in China and internationally. The company offers plastic films, including bi-oriented polypropylene films, cast polypropylene films, and bi-oriented polyester films; and other products. "
target: UT Game
UT Game designs and develops online games. The company is based in Shanghai, China.
price ($mm)
$91
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 2/27/2014 via BusinessWire

ProSiebenSat.1 Games, will purchase Aeria Games Europe from Aeria Games & Entertainment, Inc.

synopsis: Aeria Games & Entertainment, Inc. has signed an agreement to sell its worldwide PC games business including its subsidiary Aeria Games Europe GmbH to ProSiebenSat.1 Games, a leading game publisher and a subsidiary of one of Europe’s largest major media companies. In addition, the transaction will include certain successful mobile games licenses.
buyer parent: ProSiebenSat.1 Media AG
buyer: ProSiebenSat.1 Games
ProSiebenSat.1 Games GmbH is the games company of ProSiebenSat.1 Media AG. As a leading publisher, the company focuses on the licensing and channeling of online games, and acts as a strong digital distribution partner for the gaming products of premium partners all over Europe "
seller parent: Aeria Inc.
seller: Aeria Games & Entertainment, Inc.
Aeria Games is a leading destination for free-to-play online multiplayer games. Aeria Games publishes and develops high quality online games in nine languages—English, German, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Polish, Italian, Turkish, and Russian—covering more than 30 countries.
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announced 11/25/2013 via PR Newswire

Baring Private Equity Asia, will acquire Giant Interactive Group

synopsis: Giant Interactive Group Inc., one of China's leading online game developers and operators, announced that its Board of Directors has received a preliminary non-binding proposal letter from the Company's Chairman, Mr. Yuzhu Shi and an affiliate of Baring Private Equity Asia.
buyer: Baring Private Equity Asia
Baring Private Equity Asia is one of the largest and most established independent private equity firms in Asia with $5 billion under management. The firm runs a pan-Asian investment program, specializing in mid-market companies requiring capital for expansion, recapitalization or acquisitions. "
target: Giant Interactive Group (GA:$381.15)
Giant Interactive Group Inc. is a leading online game developer and operator in China in terms of market share, and focuses on massively multiplayer online role playing games. Giant operates multiple games, including the ZT Online 1 Series, ZT Online 2, Elsword, and Allods Online.
price ($mm)[EV]
$1,524 [$1,004]*
rev ($mm)
$389
EBITDA ($mm)
$254
EV / rev
6.1x
EV / EBITDA
9.3x
announced 10/24/2013 via BNC Analysis

Susino Umbrella Co Ltd, will acquire Shanghai Youzu Information Technology Co Ltd

synopsis: Susino Umbrella Co Ltd, a Chinese manufacturer and distributor of umbrellas, has agreed to acquire Shanghai Youzu Information Technology Co Ltd, a Chinese a leading Chinese online gaming company.
buyer: Susino Umbrella Co Ltd
Susino Umbrella Co., Ltd. is principally engaged in the development, manufacture and distribution of umbrellas. The Company's major products include manual umbrellas, automatic umbrellas, auto-open and auto-close umbrellas, umbrella accessories, sandbeach umbrellas, tents and accessories. "
target: Shanghai Youzu Information Technology Co Ltd (SZSE:002174:$282.28)
Shanghai Youzu Information Technology is a leading Chinese online gaming company. Youzu Interactive's games operate in more than 20 countries, having 6000 game servers with more than 4,000,000 registered users and 600,000 concurrent users.
price ($mm)
$636
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 10/21/2013 via Reuters

GMO Internet Group, will acquire Gamepot, Inc.

synopsis: GMO Internet Inc announced that it has decided to acquire a 100% stake of Gamepot Inc., a top-4 Japanese publisher with PC, browser and mobile game titles in its portfolio. Its Tokyo headquarters are home to both publishing and development staff, with additional mobile developers located in the Korean office.
buyer: GMO Internet Group (TSE:9449:$1,797.43)
GMO Internet Group, headquartered in Tokyo, is a leading force in the Internet industry offering one of the most comprehensive ranges of Internet services worldwide. The company was founded on a desire to bring the possibilities the Internet offers to as many people as possible. "
target parent: Aeria Inc.
target: Gamepot, Inc.
Gamepot is a top-4 Japanese publisher with PC, browser and mobile game titles in its portfolio. Its Tokyo headquarters are home to both publishing and development staff, with additional mobile developers located in the Korean office.
price ($mm)
$9.17
rev ($mm)
$49
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.2x
EV / EBITDA
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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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: SKLZ
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Skillz
Skillz
Skillz is the leading mobile games platform that connects players in fair, fun, and meaningful competition. The Skillz platform helps developers build multi-million dollar franchises by enabling social competition in their games.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$270.23
EBITDA ($mm)
($129.25)
EBIT ($mm)
($131.11)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
277
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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: SEHK:700
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tencent Holdings Ltd.
Tencent Holdings Ltd.
Tencent Holdings Limited is an investment holding company involved in providing internet and mobile value-added services (VAS), online advertising services and e-commerce transactions services
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$83,589.72
EBITDA ($mm)
$26,174.19
EBIT ($mm)
$18,482.87
Net Income ($mm)
$33,551.52
Employees
116213
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Ticker: NTES
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
NetEase, Inc.
NetEase, Inc.
NetEase, Inc. is a leading internet technology company in China. Dedicated to providing online services centered around content, community, communication and commerce, NetEase develops some of China’s most popular PC-client and mobile games, e-commerce businesses, advertising and e-mail services.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$12,714.77
EBITDA ($mm)
$2,858.13
EBIT ($mm)
$2,382.70
Net Income ($mm)
$2,446.53
Employees
32064
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Ticker: SEHK:777
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
NetDragon WebSoft Inc.
NetDragon WebSoft Inc.
NetDragon Websoft Inc. is a leading innovator and creative force in China's online gaming and mobile internet industries. NetDragon offers many well-known mobile Internet products and services, including 91 Assistant, HiMarket, 91 Launcher,91 Panda Reader,sj.91.com and www.hiapk.com.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$615.68
EBITDA ($mm)
$29.42
EBIT ($mm)
($7.39)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
6446
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Ticker: KOSDAQ:A095660
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Neowiz
Neowiz
Neowiz is a South Korean online game publisher. Neowiz develops and publishes games of all styles and sizes on a variety of platforms. Their lineup includes first-person shooters, sports games, RPGs and countless other genres. Their titles include Bless Unleashed, Brown Dust, DJMAX Respect and more.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$257.19
EBITDA ($mm)
$60.45
EBIT ($mm)
$52.30
Net Income ($mm)
$39.93
Employees
527
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Ticker: BSE:532619
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
UTV Software Communications Limited
UTV Software Communications Limited
UTV Software Communications Ltd. is a leading media and entertainment company in India reaching more than 247 million consumers with a presence in motion pictures, television and interactive media.
year
2012
rev ($mm)
$187.54
EBITDA ($mm)
$15.85
EBIT ($mm)
$14.24
Net Income ($mm)
$4.48
Employees
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Ticker: JASDAQ:3758
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Aeria Inc.
Aeria Inc.
Aeria Inc. primarily engages in IT services and the delivery of online games. The company also provides game software development, business systems development, and data center services. In addition, it involves in temporary staffing and real estate leasing operations.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$186.90
EBITDA ($mm)
$31.84
EBIT ($mm)
$28.09
Net Income ($mm)
$22.06
Employees
347
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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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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)
$1,437.15
EBITDA ($mm)
$539.02
EBIT ($mm)
$487.55
Net Income ($mm)
$396.08
Employees
1597
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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: 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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