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)
$63
rev ($mm)
$86
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.7x
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closed 4/14/2021 via Reuters

Nuverse (Hong Kong) Ltd, acquired C4games

synopsis: Nuverse, a video game developer and publisher in Hong Kong, has acquried C4games, a mobile game developer in China. C4games develops high quality role-playing games (RPG) and strategy games that focus on innovation and providing players with enjoyment. Their titles include Red Alert OL, Idle Girl, and I Shall Seal the Heavens.
buyer parent: ByteDance
buyer: Nuverse (Hong Kong) Ltd
Nuverse, based in Hong Kong, is a game development and publishing company for players and developers around the world. They are dedicated to serving gamers worldwide by offering top-tier games, building a global community, and providing fun and inspiring experiences for every gamer. "
target: C4games
C4games is a mobile game developer in China. C4games develops high quality role-playing games (RPG) and strategy games that focus on innovation and providing players with enjoyment. Their titles include Red Alert OL, Idle Girl, and I Shall Seal the Heavens.
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closed 3/24/2021 via Reuters

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

synopsis: ByteDance said its video games unit Nuverse has agreed to acquire Shanghai-based gaming studio Moonton Technology, as it seeks to further expand into the video games business. The deal values the gaming studio at around $4 billion, two sources told Reuters.
buyer parent: ByteDance
buyer: Nuverse (Hong Kong) Ltd
Nuverse, based in Hong Kong, is a game development and publishing company for players and developers around the world. They are dedicated to serving gamers worldwide by offering top-tier games, building a global community, and providing fun and inspiring experiences for every gamer. "
target: Moonton Technology Co., Ltd.
Moonton, based in Shanghai, is a mobile game designer that aims to provide the best mobile game experience to the players all over the world. Founded in 2014, Shanghai Moonton Technology Co., Ltd. (MOONTON) specializes in R&D and distribution of games to other countries.
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closed 3/24/2021 via Company Press Release

Modern Times Group MTG AB, acquired Ninja Kiwi

synopsis: Modern Times Group MTG AB (publ) (MTG), a leading international digital entertainment group in Sweden, has acquired Ninja Kiwi Ltd, a leading mobile games developer and publisher in New Zealand. Ninja Kiwi specializes in creating fun tower defense games. Their titles includes Bloons TD 6, Bloons TD Battles, SAS 4, and more.
buyer: Modern Times Group MTG AB (MTG B:$461.70)
MTG (Modern Times Group) is a leading international digital entertainment group in Sweden. Their brands span TV, radio and next generation entertainment experiences in esports, digital video networks and online gaming. "
target: Ninja Kiwi
Ninja Kiwi is a leading mobile games developer and publisher in New Zealand. Ninja Kiwi specializes in creating fun tower defense games. The company has a diversified portfolio consisting of over 25 premium and free-to-play games. Their titles includes Bloons TD 6, Bloons TD Battles, SAS 4 and more
price ($mm)
$145
rev ($mm)
$40
EBITDA ($mm)
$20
EV / rev
4.8x
EV / EBITDA
9.7x
announced 3/19/2021 via BNC Analysis

iCandy Interactive, will acquire NextGamer

synopsis: iCandy Interactive, a casual mobile game developer in the Asia Pacific region, will acquire NextGamer, a mobile game developer in Singapore. NextGamer develops hyper-casual games that are easy to play and take a short time-frame to complete. Their platform allows users to compete with friends in a variety of casual competitive tournaments.
buyer: iCandy Interactive (ASX:ICI:$2.78)
iCandy Interactive Limited is a producer of award-winning action-oriented casual games on mobile devices. They seek to consolidate the best companies within the Asia Pacific region, to continue to develop great content for its users around the world. "
target: NextGamer
NextGamer is a mobile game developer in Singapore. NextGamer develops hyper-casual games that are easy to play and take a short time-frame to complete. Their mobile web-based and app-based platform allows users to compete with friends in a variety of casual competitive tournaments.
price ($mm)
$1.00
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announced 3/10/2021 via BNC Analysis

Leaf Mobile, will acquire Truly Social Games

synopsis: Leaf Mobile, Canada's leading free-to-play mobile game group, will acquire Truly Social Games ("TSG"), an innovative developer and publisher of mobile games headquartered in Vancouver, Canada. TSG set out to build games that engage and involve players from the very first click with products such as Planet Gold Rush.
buyer: Leaf Mobile (TSXV:LEAF:$15.44)
Leaf Mobile is a mobile game developer in Canada. Leaf Mobile is focused on creating engaging games that produce enduring player enjoyment. The company develops cannabis games through their LDRLY Games studio. Their games include Bud Farm Idle Tycoon, Bud Farm 420, Cheech & Chong Bud Farm, and more."
target: Truly Social Games
Truly Social Games ("TSG") is a developer and publisher of mobile games headquartered in Vancouver, Canada. TSG was founded in 2015 by Cooper DuBois and Patrick Tougas and has offices in Vancouver, Portland, and Minsk.
price ($mm)
$2.37
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announced 2/28/2021 via BNC Analysis

Safe Lane Gaming, will acquire Raketspel

synopsis: Safe Lane Gaming (SLG), a Swedish video game company, will acquire Raketspel interaktiva produktioner AB, a Swedish mobile game developer. Raketspel focuses on making on interactive and casual puzzle games that everyone can enjoy. Their titles include Dig This!, Downhill Chill, Word Collapse, Duck Race, Solid Soccer, and more.
buyer: Safe Lane Gaming
Safe Lane Gaming (SLG) is a Swedish video game company. SLG develops, acquires, and manages games for all platforms. The company aims to acquire positive and stable games within the social game, MOBA, MMORPG, and strategy game genres. "
target: Raketspel
Raketspel is a Swedish mobile game developer. Raketspel focuses on making on interactive and casual puzzle games that everyone can enjoy. Their titles include Dig This!, Downhill Chill, Word Collapse, Duck Race, Solid Soccer, and more.
price ($mm)
$27
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announced 2/25/2021 via BNC Analysis

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

synopsis: Enad Global 7 AB (publ) (EG7), a group of companies that develop, market, and publish video games, will acquire Innova Intellectual Property S.à r.l., a leading video game publisher in Russia. Innova focuses on publishing free-to-play Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game (MMORPG) titles. The company also publishes indie mobile games.
buyer: Enad Global 7 AB (OM:EG7:$78.25)
EG7 (Enad Global 7) is a family of companies within the gaming industry that develops, markets, publishes and distributes PC, console and mobile games to the global gaming market. The company employs 100+ game developers and develops its own original IP:s. "
target: Innova Intellectual Properties S.à r.l.
Innova is a leading video game publisher in Russia. Innova focuses on publishing free-to-play Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game (MMORPG) titles. Their games include Lineage 2, Ragnarök Online, Point Blank, Aion, RF Online and more. The company also publishes indie mobile games.
price ($mm)
$133
rev ($mm)
$40
EBITDA ($mm)
$16
EV / rev
3.3x
EV / EBITDA
8.1x
closed 2/24/2021 via BNC Analysis

Neowiz, acquired Sticky Hands

synopsis: Neowiz, a South Korean online game publisher, has acquired a 60% stake in Sticky Hands, a mobile game company in South Korea. Sticky Hands specializes in developing engaging solitaire games. Their titles include Solitaire Farm Village, Solitaire Cooking Tower, Age of Solitaire, Robin Fruits, Jump with Me, Piggy Royale, and more.
buyer: Neowiz (KOSDAQ:A095660:$257.19)
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."
target: Sticky Hands
Sticky Hands is a mobile game company in South Korea. Sticky Hands specializes in developing engaging solitaire games. Their titles include Solitaire Farm Village, Solitaire Cooking Tower, Age of Solitaire, Robin Fruits, Jump with Me, Piggy Royale, and more.
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closed 2/19/2021 via gamesindustry.biz

Netmarble, acquired Kung Fu Factory

synopsis: Netmarble, a South Korean mobile game developer, has acquired a majority stake in Kung Fu Factory, an independent game developer devoted to creating fun games of all kinds. Kung Fu Factory develops best-in-class AAA mobile games that provide innovative entertaining experiences. Their titles include WWE Champions, TMNT: Rooftop Run, and more.
buyer: Netmarble (KOSE:A251270:$2,172.96)
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: Kung Fu Factory
Kung Fu Factory is an independent game developer devoted to creating fun games of all kinds. Kung Fu Factory develops best-in-class AAA mobile games that provide innovative entertaining experiences. Their titles include WWE Champions, Hotel Transylvania: Blast, TMNT: Rooftop Run, and more.
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announced 2/9/2021 via BusinessWire

Electronic Arts Inc., will acquire Glu Mobile Inc.

synopsis: Electronic Arts Inc., a global leader in interactive entertainment, and Glu Mobile Inc., a leading global developer and publisher of mobile games including Design Home, Covet Fashion, and MLB Tap Sports Baseball, have entered into a definitive agreement under which Electronic Arts will acquire Glu Mobile.
buyer: Electronic Arts Inc. (NasdaqGS:EA:$5,670.00)
Electronic Arts is a global leader in digital interactive entertainment. The Company develops and delivers games, content and online services for Internet-connected consoles, mobile devices and personal computers. In fiscal year 2020, EA posted GAAP net revenue of $5.5 billion. "
target: Glu Mobile Inc. (GLUU:$540.52)
Glu Mobile is a leading developer and publisher of mobile games. Glu’s diverse portfolio features top-grossing and award-winning original and licensed IP titles including, Covet Fashion, Deer Hunter, Design Home, Diner DASH Adventures, Disney Sorcerer’s Arena, and Kim Kardashian: Hollywood.
price ($mm)[EV]
$2,204 [$1,879]
rev ($mm)
$541
EBITDA ($mm)
$35
EV / rev
3.7x
EV / EBITDA
57.0x
closed 2/4/2021 via gamesindustry.biz

Phoenix Games, acquired SmileyGamer

synopsis: Phoenix Games, an international family of games companies, has acquired SmileyGamer, a mobile games developer and publisher in Belgium. SmileyGamer has a strong focus on the match-3 genre. Their titles include Easter Egg Match, Shape Matcher, Christmas Sweeper 3, and more.
buyer: Phoenix Games
Phoenix Games is an international group of free-to-play games companies. Phoenix is on a mission to to build a family of the world's most talented game developers and service providers. Phoenix believes that backing great companies with the freedom to create will yield exciting results for everyone."
target: SmileyGamer
SmileyGamer is a mobile games developer and publisher in Belgium. SmileyGamer has a strong focus on the match-3 genre. In addition to their in-house games the company publishes promising games from other developers. Their titles include Easter Egg Match, Shape Matcher, Christmas Sweeper 3, and more.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$6
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
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announced 2/3/2021 via Company Press Release

Easybrain Ltd will be merged with Embracer Group,

synopsis: Embracer adds Easybrain, a leading mobile game developer with proven ability to launch, scale up and operate multiple global category leaders within the logic and puzzle game genre. Easybrain sees a great opportunity in being supported by Embracer to continue developing strong mobile game titles.
buyer: Embracer Group (OM:EMBRAC B:$990.33)
Based in Sweden, Embracer Group is the parent company of businesses developing and publishing PC, console and mobile games for the global games market. Embracer Group has an extensive catalogue of over 200 owned franchises, such as Saints Row, Goat Simulator, Dead Island, Metro, amongst many others."
target: Easybrain Ltd
Based in Belarus, Easybrain has developed numerous popular puzzle and logic game titles and is currently operating 15 live mobile game titles with a long lifetime, of which multiple games have become category leaders within its dedicated niche.
price ($mm)
$655
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announced 2/1/2021 via Company Press Release

Stillfront Group AB, will acquire Moonfrog Labs Pvt Ltd.

synopsis: Stillfront Group AB has entered into an agreement to acquire 100% of the shares in Moonfrog Labs Private Limited, a rapidly growing independent game studio based in Bangalore, India, focusing on Board and Social Card Games. Moonfrog has an extensive games portfolio including successful titles such as Ludo Club, Jalebi and Teen Patti Gold.
buyer: Stillfront Group AB (OM:SF:$448.48)
Headquartered in Sweden, Stillfront Group is a leading free-to-play powerhouse of gaming studios. Its diverse and exciting games portfolio has two common themes; loyal users and long lifecycle games. "
target: Moonfrog Labs Pvt Ltd.
India-based Moonfrog Labs is a rapidly growing developer and publisher of market-leading Board and Social Card Games. The studio, which was founded in 2013, has an extensive games portfolio of more than 20 games, including successful titles such as Ludo Club, Jalebi and Teen Patti Gold.
price ($mm)
$90*
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closed 1/20/2021 via Company Press Release

Miniclip, acquired Gamebasics Studio

synopsis: Miniclip, a world leader of market-defining mobile titles, announced the acquisition of Gamebasics, developer of the successful franchise OSM (Online Soccer Manager). OSM was first launched in 2004 and since then has grown to become a leading soccer management game.
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 200 million monthly active users across mobile, social and online platforms. "
target: Gamebasics Studio
Gamebasics has become one of the leading mobile game studios in the Netherlands. Serving over 3 million monthly users with the worldwide game Online Soccer Manager (OSM), they are dedicated to the growth of the company and their people, whilst creating those fun moments in a gamer’s day.
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closed 12/30/2020 via BNC Analysis

Voodoo SAS, acquired OHM Games

synopsis: Voodoo, a French mobile game publisher and developer, has acquired OHM Games, a hyper-casual game studio in France. OHM Games develops simple and fun hyper-casual games for iOS and Android devices. Their portfolio of games include Knock Balls, Wall Clean, Smash Balls: Crazy Home Run, Knock'em All, Pop Art Printer 3D, and more.
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: OHM Games
OHM Games is a hyper-casual game studio in France. OHM Games develops simple and fun hyper-casual games for iOS and Android devices. Their portfolio of games include Knock Balls, Wall Clean, Smash Balls: Crazy Home Run, Knock'em All, Pop Art Printer 3D, and more.
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announced 12/23/2020 via Company Press Release

Stillfront Group AB, will acquire Super Free Games, Inc.

synopsis: Stillfront Group AB entered into an agreement to acquire 100 percent of the shares in Super Free Games, Inc. (under name change from Super Lucky Casino Inc.), a rapidly growing and profitable US-headquartered gaming company focusing on market-leading Casual games including successful titles such as Word Collect, Word Nut and Trivia Star.
buyer: Stillfront Group AB (OM:SF:$448.48)
Headquartered in Sweden, Stillfront Group is a leading free-to-play powerhouse of gaming studios. Its diverse and exciting games portfolio has two common themes; loyal users and long lifecycle games. "
target: Super Free Games, Inc.
Founded in 2011, Super Free Games (under name change from Super Lucky Casino) is a San Francisco based rapidly growing developer of market leading Casual and Mash-up games. The company possesses a strong portfolio of games, including successful titles such as Word Collect, Word Nut and Trivia Star.
price ($mm)
$150
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announced 12/21/2020 via gamesindustry.biz

MAG Interactive, will acquire Apprope

synopsis: MAG Interactive, a leading mobile developer and publisher of casual mobile games in Sweden, will acquire Apprope, an independent game studio in Sweden. Apprope focuses on creating casual games for Android and iOS devices. Their best known game is Word Bubbles, an exciting and fun word puzzle game.
buyer: MAG Interactive (OM:MAGI:$29.50)
MAG Interactive is a leading mobile developer and publisher of casual mobile games in Sweden. MAG Interactive creates quality experiences that make players want to come back for more. Their portfolio of games include Ruzzle, Word Domination, Wordbrain, Paint Hit, Quiz Duel, and more. "
target: Apprope
Apprope is an independent game studio in Sweden. Apprope focuses on creating casual games for Android and iOS devices. Their best known game is Word Bubbles, an exciting and fun word puzzle game. Their other titles include Word Mansion, WordWhizzle Search, and WordWhizzle Themes.
price ($mm)
$5.90
rev ($mm)
$2
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
5.6x
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closed 12/9/2020 via BNC Analysis

Modern Times Group MTG AB, acquired Hutch Games Ltd.

synopsis: Modern Times Group has announced the acquisition of London-based mobile studio Hutch. Hutch is known for car-themed mobile game IPs including F1 Manager, Top Drives, and Rebel Racing. . Driven by player communities, Hutch is absolutely laser focused on cracking cars on mobile.
buyer: Modern Times Group MTG AB (MTG B:$461.70)
MTG (Modern Times Group) is a leading international digital entertainment group in Sweden. Their brands span TV, radio and next generation entertainment experiences in esports, digital video networks and online gaming. "
target: Hutch Games Ltd.
London-based mobile game studio Hutch is known for IPs including F1 Manager, Top Drives, and Rebel Racing. Their car-themed mobile games aim to present more strategy, and skill too. Driven by player communities, Hutch is absolutely laser focused on cracking cars on mobile.
price ($mm)
$275
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announced 11/25/2020 via BNC Analysis

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

synopsis: Kongregate, a leading game publisher and web gaming portal, announced that it is taking over operations of three Disney mobile games: Maleficent Free Fall, Inside Out: Thought Bubbles, and Where’s My Water? 2.
buyer parent: Modern Times Group MTG AB
buyer: Kongregate Inc.
Kongregate is a leading game publisher and web gaming portal. Kongregate’s mobile games have been downloaded tens of millions of times and have hundreds of millions of gameplays. Kongregate's web portal features over 100,000 free games played by tens of millions of players per month. "
seller: The Walt Disney Company (DIS:$69,762.00)
The acquisition includes three Disney mobile games: Maleficent Free Fall, Inside Out: Thought Bubbles, and Where’s My Water? 2. The three free-to-play games have combined for over 224 million downloads.
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announced 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)
EV / rev
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)
$63
rev ($mm)
$86
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0.7x
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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:$186.90)
Aeria Inc. primarily engages in IT services and the delivery of online games. The company also provides game software development, business systems development, and data center services. In addition, it involves in temporary staffing and real estate leasing operations. "
target: Arithmetic Inc.
Arithmetic Inc. creates dating simulation mobile games for women which are enjoyed by 6 million users worldwide. Their My 2D Boyfriends series of games include Oriental Bride of the Emperor, The Cinderella Contract, and Once Upon a Fairy Love Tale.
price ($mm)
$8.28
rev ($mm)
$14
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0.6x
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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)
$9.17
rev ($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.
price ($mm)
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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 ($mm)
rev ($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: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:$448.48)
Stillfront is an independent creator, publisher and distributor of digital games – with a vision to become one of the leading indie game creators and publishers. Stillfront's games are distributed globally, with their main markets in Sweden, Germany, the United States and MENA. "
target: Goodgame Studios
Goodgame Studios is a leading free-to-play, online games development company. They operate across web and mobile platforms and cater to over 300 million registered users worldwide.
price ($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:$448.48)
Stillfront is an independent creator, publisher and distributor of digital games – with a vision to become one of the leading indie game creators and publishers. Stillfront's games are distributed globally, with their main markets in Sweden, Germany, the United States and MENA. "
target: eRepublik Labs Limited
eRepublik Labs is an award winning games studio that invents new online game worlds. Their first game, eRepublik.com, was a pioneer in online free to play browser games, with over 7 million players since it launched in 2007.
price ($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:$143,015.00)
Founded in 1975, Microsoft is the worldwide leader in software, services and solutions that help people and businesses realize their full potential. Microsoft develops, manufactures, licenses, and supports a range of software products and services for various computing devices worldwide. "
target: Mojang AB
Mojang is an indie game developer studio based in Stockholm, Sweden. Founded back in 2009, they developed the video game Minecraft and the game Scrolls. They also published a third game called Cobalt. The name Mojang comes from the Swedish word for gadget, "mojäng".
price ($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
EV / EBITDA
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:$5,946.00)
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:$5,946.00)
Activision Blizzard, Inc. is a worldwide pure-play online and console game publisher with leading market positions across all categories of the rapidly growing interactive entertainment software industry.
price ($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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Rovio Entertainment Corporation
Rovio Entertainment Corporation
Rovio Entertainment Corporation is a games-first entertainment company, that creates, develops and publishes mobile games and acts as a brand licensor in various entertainment and consumer product categories. The Company is best known for the global Angry Birds brand, which started in 2009.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$323.62
EBITDA ($mm)
$27.14
EBIT ($mm)
$26.48
Net Income ($mm)
$18.31
Employees
462
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Ticker: DSKY
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
iDreamSky Technology Limited
iDreamSky is the largest independent mobile game publishing platform in China based on the number of active users in 2013. The Company’s mission is to enrich mobile users’ lifestyle and deliver fun and engaging mobile games and entertainment to users.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$190.37
EBITDA ($mm)
$3.66
EBIT ($mm)
$1.90
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
756
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Ticker: TSE:3656
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
KLab Inc.
KLab Inc.
KLab is a leader in online mobile gaming, consistently ranked as one of the top 50 grossing game publishers since 2012. With its emphasis on quality and innovative games, KLab continues to grow at a rapid pace, expanding beyond the Japanese market with offices in Singapore, Shanghai, and the US.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$178.95
EBITDA ($mm)
$26.39
EBIT ($mm)
$20.38
Net Income ($mm)
$2.57
Employees
632
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Ticker: KOSDAQ:A192080
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
DoubleU Games Co., Ltd.
DoubleU Games is one of the leading social casino gaming publishers based in Seoul, Korea. Founded in 2012, DoubleU Games is the only Asia-based social casino game operator among global top-tier players.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$142.46
EBITDA ($mm)
$50.06
EBIT ($mm)
$49.75
Net Income ($mm)
$48.17
Employees
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Ticker: KOSDAQ:A06
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
GAMEVIL
GAMEVIL
GAMEVIL is a premier mobile game developer and publisher located in Los Angeles, USA and Seoul, South Korea. They have experience publishing hundreds of games on multiple platforms with over 400 million downloads.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$124.97
EBITDA ($mm)
$20.23
EBIT ($mm)
$14.04
Net Income ($mm)
$16.13
Employees
200
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Ticker: TSE:3928
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Mynet Inc.
Mynet Inc.
Mynet Inc., based in Japan, makes smartphone games. Valkyrie Crusade, which has reached over 7 million downloads worldwide, is an epic card battle and fantastic town building RPG/simulation game set in a world full of beautiful maidens.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$112.87
EBITDA ($mm)
$19.67
EBIT ($mm)
$5.77
Net Income ($mm)
$0.11
Employees
0
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Ticker: 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
2020
rev ($mm)
$70,260.21
EBITDA ($mm)
$25,367.11
EBIT ($mm)
$18,437.35
Net Income ($mm)
$18,893.41
Employees
77592
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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
2020
rev ($mm)
$2,172.96
EBITDA ($mm)
$316.20
EBIT ($mm)
$216.44
Net Income ($mm)
$190.45
Employees
0
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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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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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