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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$86
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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 ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$70
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
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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.
price ($mm)
$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:$2,484.90)
Based in Israel, Playtika is a leading mobile gaming company and monetization platform with over 36 million monthly active users across a portfolio of games. Founded in 2010, Playtika was among the first to offer free-to-play social games on social networks and mobile platforms. "
target: Reworks Oy
Reworks is a Helsinki, Finland based mobile apps company that fuses lifestyle content and social gaming. Its apps spark creativity and unleash the creator within every person. Reworks is best known for Redecor, a fusion between home design and mobile gaming.
price ($mm)
$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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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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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 8/5/2021 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.
price ($mm)
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$153
EBITDA ($mm)
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0.0x
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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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closed 7/7/2021 via PR Newswire

SciPlay Corporation, acquired Koukoi Games Oy

synopsis: SciPlay Corporation acquired Koukoi Games Oy, a Finland-based developer and operator of casual mobile games. Koukoi, located in Oulu, Finland, brings an experienced and talented team that developed the hit title Om Nom Run which has been downloaded over 30 million times.
buyer: SciPlay Corporation (SCPL:$615.00)
SciPlay Corporation is a leading developer and publisher of digital games on mobile and web platforms. SciPlay currently offers seven core games, including social casino games Jackpot Party Casino, Gold Fish Casino, Hot Shot Casino and Quick Hit Slots, and more. "
target: Koukoi Games Oy
Koukoi Games Oy is a Finland-based developer and operator of casual mobile games. Koukoi has developed the hit title Om Nom Run which has been downloaded over 30 million times.
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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)
$63
rev ($mm)
$86
EBITDA ($mm)
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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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$71
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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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$0.62
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$1
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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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$14
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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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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 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
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$49
EBITDA ($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 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:BCK:$164.02)
Media and Games Invest plc (MGI) is a German strategic investment-holding, that focuses on a buy, build, and sell strategy of fast-growing companies. The MGI portfolio companies are growing via acquisitions plus organic growth and new technologies. "
target: gamigo AG
Headquartered in Germany, Gamigo has developed into one of the leading publishers of online and mobile games in Europe and North America. Gamigo grows via organic growth as well as through acquisitions and has made acquisitions in games, media, technology companies and individual game assets.
price ($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.
price ($mm)
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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:$611.36)
Stillfront is an independent creator, publisher and distributor of digital games – with a vision to become one of the leading indie game creators and publishers. Stillfront's games are distributed globally, with their main markets in Sweden, Germany, the United States and MENA. "
target: Goodgame Studios
Goodgame Studios is a leading free-to-play, online games development company. They operate across web and mobile platforms and cater to over 300 million registered users worldwide.
price ($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:$611.36)
Stillfront is an independent creator, publisher and distributor of digital games – with a vision to become one of the leading indie game creators and publishers. Stillfront's games are distributed globally, with their main markets in Sweden, Germany, the United States and MENA. "
target: eRepublik Labs Limited
eRepublik Labs is an award winning games studio that invents new online game worlds. Their first game, eRepublik.com, was a pioneer in online free to play browser games, with over 7 million players since it launched in 2007.
price ($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:$176,251.00)
Founded in 1975, Microsoft is the worldwide leader in software, services and solutions that help people and businesses realize their full potential. Microsoft develops, manufactures, licenses, and supports a range of software products and services for various computing devices worldwide. "
target: Mojang AB
Mojang is an indie game developer studio based in Stockholm, Sweden. Founded back in 2009, they developed the video game Minecraft and the game Scrolls. They also published a third game called Cobalt. The name Mojang comes from the Swedish word for gadget, "mojäng".
price ($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.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
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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.
price ($mm)
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EBITDA ($mm)
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closed 10/12/2013 via Bloomberg

Activision Blizzard, acquired Activision Blizzard

synopsis: An investor group led by Activision Blizzard's Chief Executive Bobby Kotick and Co-Chairman Brian Kelly will purchase about 49% of Activision shares from Vivendi. Activision Blizzard is a worldwide pure-play online and console game publisher with leading market positions across all categories of the interactive entertainment software industry.
buyer: Activision Blizzard (ATVI:$9,052.00)
Activision Blizzard, Inc. is a worldwide pure-play online and console game publisher with leading market positions across all categories of the rapidly growing interactive entertainment software industry. "
target parent: Vivendi SA
target: Activision Blizzard (ATVI:$9,052.00)
Activision Blizzard, Inc. is a worldwide pure-play online and console game publisher with leading market positions across all categories of the rapidly growing interactive entertainment software industry.
price ($mm)
$8,200*
rev ($mm)
$4,984
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,876
EV / rev
3.4x
EV / EBITDA
8.9x
closed 1/29/2013 via PR Newswire

Wargaming.net, acquired Day 1 Studios

synopsis: Wargaming, the leading free-to-play massively multiplayer online (MMO) developer and publisher behind the award-winning World of Tanks, announced its acquisition of Chicago-based Day 1 Studios for $20 million. The acquisition is a key milestone for Wargaming's strategy of expanding into compelling console-focused gaming experiences.
buyer: Wargaming.net
Wargaming is an award-winning online game developer and publisher and one of the leaders in the free-to-play MMO market. Wargaming is focused on its team-based MMO war series dedicated to mid-20th century warfare that will include the company's flagship armored MMO World of Tanks. "
target: Day 1 Studios
Day 1 Studios is a leading independent developer dedicated to the craft of creating revolutionary, interactive entertainment. The company is based in Chicago.
price ($mm)
$20
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
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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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)
$86,250.84
EBITDA ($mm)
$28,681.44
EBIT ($mm)
$20,589.29
Net Income ($mm)
$29,686.60
Employees
107348
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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
2019
rev ($mm)
$10,750.03
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,998.42
EBIT ($mm)
$1,637.88
Net Income ($mm)
$1,273.77
Employees
23687
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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)
$1,392.53
EBITDA ($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: 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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