Like Artplant AS

closed 6/28/2018 via BNC Analysis

Toadman Interactive AB, acquired Artplant AS

synopsis: Toadman Interactive, a Swedish game development studio that specializes in the production of role-playing games, has acquired Artplant, an independent video game developer in Norway. Artplant specializes in creating browser based 3D MMO games. Their games include Battlestar Galactica Online, G.I. Joe Special Ops, Entropy, Block 'N' Load, and more.
buyer: Toadman Interactive AB (NGM:TOAD MTF:$5.89)
Founded in 2013, Toadman Interactive is a Swedish game development studio that specializes in the production of role-playing games (RPG) for consoles and PCs. Their first game, Immortal: Unchained, is an RPG shooter that aims to set the standard for all future RPG shooters. "
target: Artplant AS
Founded in 2001, Artplant is an independent video game developer in Norway. The company specializes in creating browser based 3D MMO games. Their games include Battlestar Galactica Online, G.I. Joe Special Ops, Entropy, Block 'N' Load, Grimm: Dark Legacy, Sky Fighter Legends, and Parsec Frontiers.
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$0.11
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closed 10/17/2022 via gamesindustry.biz

Riot Games, Inc., purchased Sydney Studio from Wargaming Group Limited

synopsis: League of Legends firm Riot Games has acquired Wargaming's Sydney development studio. Wargaming Sydney was originally BigWorld, based in Australia and founded in 2002. Its BigWorld Technology was used to serve over 30 MMO titles.
buyer parent: Tencent Holdings Ltd.
buyer: Riot Games, Inc.
Riot was established in 2006 by entrepreneurial gamers who believe that player-focused game development can result in awesome games. In 2009, Riot released its debut title League of Legends to critical and player acclaim. "
seller: Wargaming Group Limited
The acquisition includes Wargaming's Sydney development studio. Wargaming Sydney was originally BigWorld, based in Australia and founded in 2002. Its BigWorld Technology was used to serve over 30 MMO titles.
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announced 9/23/2022 via BNC Analysis

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

synopsis: Games Mobile ST LTD, an international group of companies focused on the gaming sector, will acquire Innova Intellectual Properties S.à r.L. from Enad Global 7 AB (publ), a global gaming cooperative. Innova is a video game publisher in Russia. Innova focuses on publishing free-to-play Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game (MMORPG) titles.
buyer: Games Mobile ST LTD
Games Mobile ST LTD is an international group of companies focused on the gaming sector. Games Mobile ST LTD offers a full range of services to clients in the gaming sector, including game development and graphic design, advertising and publishing, and other services. "
target parent: Enad Global 7 AB
target: Innova Intellectual Properties S.à r.l.
Innova is a leading video game publisher in Russia. Innova focuses on publishing free-to-play Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game (MMORPG) titles. Their games include Lineage 2, Ragnarök Online, Point Blank, Aion, RF Online and more. The company also publishes indie mobile games.
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$20
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announced 4/20/2022 via BNC Analysis

Innova Intellectual Properties S.à r.l., will acquire Innova Intellectual Properties S.à r.l.

synopsis: The management of Innova Intellectual Properties S.à r.L. will acquire the company from Enad Global 7 AB (publ) (EG7), a global gaming cooperative. Innova is a leading video game publisher in Russia. Innova focuses on publishing free-to-play Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game (MMORPG) titles.
buyer: 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. "
target parent: Enad Global 7 AB
target: Innova Intellectual Properties S.à r.l.
Innova is a leading video game publisher in Russia. Innova focuses on publishing free-to-play Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game (MMORPG) titles. Their games include Lineage 2, Ragnarök Online, Point Blank, Aion, RF Online and more. The company also publishes indie mobile games.
price ($mm)
$35
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announced 4/20/2022 via BNC Analysis

Animoca Brands, will acquire Darewise Entertainment

synopsis: Metaverse and blockchain gaming giant Animoca Brands has announced that it will acquire the indie game developer – Darewise Entertainment – as the latter continues to develop its AAA blockchain gaming MMO – Life Beyond. Initially available on PC, Life Beyond will be free-to-play (F2P) and will have a low barrier of entry.
buyer: Animoca Brands (ASX:AB1:$8.69)
Hong Kong-based Animoca Brands leverages gamification, blockchain, and AI technologies to develop and publish a broad portfolio of mobile products including games such as The Sandbox and Crazy Kings as well as products based on popular intellectual properties such as Garfield and Thomas & Friends. "
target: Darewise Entertainment
Darewise Entertainment, based in Paris, is a video game developer producing a AAA blockchain gaming MMO known as Life Beyond. Initially available on PC, Life Beyond will be free-to-play (F2P) and will have a low barrier of entry. Darewise hosts a team of very experienced game developers.
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announced 12/22/2021 via BNC Analysis

Blue Monster Games, will acquire Citadel Studios

synopsis: Blue Monster Games, a blockchain gaming studio, will acquire Citadel Studios, an indie game developer dedicated to building next-generation sandbox games. Citadel Studios aims to build a community of dedicated players around their living worlds. Their first title, Legends of Aria, is the first moddable persistent sandbox MMO.
buyer: Blue Monster Games
Blue Monster Games is a blockchain gaming studio. Blue Monster Games is dedicated to the development of video games utilizing NFT technology. Their gaming projects are based on a play-to-earn model, meaning that players have the opportunity to earn money in-game. "
target: Citadel Studios
Citadel Studios is an indie game developer dedicated to building next-generation sandbox games. Citadel Studios aims to build a community of dedicated players around their living worlds. Their first title, Legends of Aria, is the first moddable persistent sandbox MMO.
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closed 5/19/2021 via BNC Analysis

Way2Bit, acquired Studio 8

synopsis: Way2Bit, a blockchain technology company in South Korea, has acquired a 68.92% stake in Studio 8, a South Korean video game development studio. Studio 8 specializes in developing online games. The studio is best know for developing Astellia and Astellia Royal, fantasy MMORPG games that focus on strategic battles and action with TCG systems.
buyer: Way2Bit
Way2Bit is a blockchain technology company in South Korea. Way2Bit conducts research regarding the blockchain industry and provides consulting services for blockchain technology. The company aims to create new value through blockchain technology. "
target: Studio 8
Studio 8 is a South Korean video game development studio. Studio 8 specializes in developing online games. The studio is best know for developing Astellia and Astellia Royal, fantasy MMORPG games that focus on strategic battles and action with TCG (Trading Card Game) systems.
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announced 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
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8.1x
closed 2/2/2021 via BNC Analysis

Com2uS Corporation, acquired Allm Corp.

synopsis: Com2uS Corp. a developer and publisher of mobile games in South Korea, has acquired a 57% stake in Allm Corp., a South Korean video game developer. Allm specializes in creating fun online games. Their best known game, Kritika Online, is a free-to-play action multiplayer online role playing game (MORPG).
buyer parent: GAMEVIL
buyer: Com2uS Corporation (078340:$443.72)
Com2us is a leading developer and publisher of mobile games in South Korea. The company develops fun and high-quality mobile games on multiple platforms. Their games include Golf Star, Innings Pro Baseball, Homerun Battle, Soul Seeker, Wonder Tactics, Chain Strike, Slice It!, and more. "
target: Allm Corp.
Allm is a South Korean video game developer. Allm specializes in creating fun online games. Their best known game, Kritika Online, is a free-to-play action multiplayer online role playing game (MORPG). Their game has over 20 million users from over 70 countries.
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closed 1/25/2021 via BusinessWire

Carlyle Group, acquired Jagex Ltd.

synopsis: Global investment firm The Carlyle Group announced it has acquired Jagex, a leading developer and publisher of video games. Jagex is one of the largest and most successful British video game studios, developing and publishing video games on PC and mobile. The company is best known for its online role-playing living game franchise RuneScape.
buyer: Carlyle Group (CG:$5,531.80)
The Carlyle Group is a global investment firm with deep industry expertise that deploys private capital across three business segments: Global Private Equity, Global Credit, and Investment Solutions. "
target parent: Macarthur Fortune Holding LLC
target: Jagex Ltd.
Jagex is one of the largest and most successful British video game studios, developing and publishing video games on PC and mobile. The company is best known for its online role-playing living game franchise RuneScape.
price ($mm)
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$151
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announced 12/18/2020 via Company Press Release

Stillfront Group AB, will acquire Sandbox Interactive GmbH

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

Enad Global 7 AB, acquired Daybreak Game Company LLC

synopsis: EG7 added another studio to its growing roster in the form of Everquest, PlanetSide, and H1Z1 developer Daybreak Game Company. Daybreak Games is a worldwide leader in massively multiplayer online games and emergent gameplay.
buyer: Enad Global 7 AB (OM:EG7:$78.25)
EG7 (Enad Global 7) is a family of companies within the gaming industry that develops, markets, publishes and distributes PC, console and mobile games to the global gaming market. The company employs 100+ game developers and develops its own original IP:s. "
target: Daybreak Game Company LLC
Daybreak Games is a worldwide leader in massively multiplayer online games and emergent gameplay best known for its blockbuster hits and franchises, including the original standalone battle royale game, H1Z1, EverQuest, EverQuest II, PlanetSide 2 and DC Universe Online.
price ($mm)
$258
rev ($mm)
$78
EBITDA ($mm)
$29
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3.8x
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10.3x
closed 8/14/2020 via BNC Analysis

Embracer Group, acquired DECA Games

synopsis: Embracer Group has acquired mobile specialist DECA Games; the company has a particular interest in live operations and free-to-play titles. They are the current owners and developers of the massively multiplayer online shooter Realm of the Mad God.
buyer: Embracer Group (OM:EMBRAC B:$20,721.70)
Embracer Group is the parent company of businesses developing and publishing PC and console games for the global games market. Embracer Group has an extensive catalogue of over 130 owned franchises, such as Saints Row, Goat Simulator, Dead Island, Darksiders, Metro, MX vs ATV, and more. "
target: 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.
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announced 8/9/2020 via BNC Analysis

Mingchen Health Co., Ltd., will acquire Hainan Huaduo Network Technology Co., Ltd.

synopsis: Mingchen Health, a Chinese manufacturer of personal health care products, will acquire Hainan Huaduo Network Technology Co., Ltd., a Chinese video game developer. Hainan Huaduo specializes in developing browser-based and mobile online games. Their games include Chaos of the Universe and Kingdom of the Kings.
buyer: Mingchen Health Co., Ltd. (SZSE:002919:$72.09)
Mingchen Health is a Chinese manufacturer of personal health care products. Mingchen develops and produces shampoo, conditioner, shower gel, gel water and skin care products. Their brands include Beauty Show, Meiwang, Chucui, and Yingkou. "
target: Hainan Huaduo Network Technology Co., Ltd.
Hainan Huaduo is a Chinese video game developer. Hainan Huaduo specializes in developing online games. Their games include Chaos of the Universe, a browser-based online role-playing game (RPG) themed around martial arts; and Kingdom of the Kings, an online RPG for mobile devices.
price ($mm)
$19
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$16
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announced 7/15/2020 via Company Press Release

Randy Waterfield and Brad Oberwager, will acquire Linden Lab

synopsis: Linden Research, Inc. announced it signed an agreement to be acquired by an investment group led by Randy Waterfield and Brad Oberwager. The acquisition will allow Linden Lab to continue to grow and expand Second Life, as well as its money services business Tilia.
buyer: Randy Waterfield and Brad Oberwager
Randy Waterfield is the Chairman and CEO of the Waterfield Group. Brad Oberwager is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Jyve. "
target: Linden Lab
Linden Lab develops platforms that empower people to create, share, and benefit from virtual experiences. Second Life, the company's groundbreaking virtual world enjoyed by millions around the globe, boasts nearly two billion user creations and a vibrant $500 million (USD) economy.
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closed 4/29/2020 via Company Press Release

Macarthur Fortune Holding LLC, acquired Jagex Ltd.

synopsis: Macarthur Fortune Holding LLC, a global asset management company, has announced that it has acquired Jagex, one of the UK’s largest video game developers and publishers, through one of its funds, Platinum Fortune LP, from Shanghai Hongtou Network Technology. Hongtou Network (Hong Kong) was also acquired by Platinum Fortune LP.
buyer: Macarthur Fortune Holding LLC
Macarthur Fortune is a US-based global asset management firm founded by a group of seasoned investment professionals. Platinum Fortune is a private fund managed by Macarthur Fortune with a focus on the global video game market. "
target: Jagex Ltd.
A leader in creating deep and engaging living games on PC and mobile, Jagex was founded in 2000 and is today one of the UK’s biggest and most respected video game developers and publishers.
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closed 2/12/2020 via BNC Analysis

Kakao Games, acquired XLGames

synopsis: Black Desert Online publisher Kakao Games has acquired a majority stake in XL Games, a video game development company based in South Korea that publishes ArcheAge, an MMORPG, and Moonlight Sculptor, a mobile MMO.
buyer parent: Kakao
buyer: Kakao Games
Kakao Games is a multi-platform game publisher and developer headquartered in South Korea. It is a subsidiary of Kakao Corp. As a game publisher, it is known for Black Desert Online, a successful MMORPG in the global market, and PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds, a FPS hit. "
target: XLGames
XL Games is a video game development company based in South Korea that publishes ArcheAge, an MMORPG, and Moonlight Sculptor, a mobile MMO.
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closed 12/12/2018 via GlobeNewswire

Stillfront Group AB, acquired Playa Games

synopsis: Stillfront Group, an independent creator, publisher and distributor of digital games, has acquired Playa Games, one of Germany's leading casual strategy game developer and publishers with five released games and approx. 70 million registered players.
buyer: Stillfront Group AB (OM:SF:$595.65)
Stillfront is an independent creator, publisher and distributor of digital games – with a vision to become one of the leading indie game creators and publishers. Stillfront's games are distributed globally, with their main markets in Sweden, Germany, the United States and MENA. "
target: Playa Games
Playa Games is one of Germany's leading casual strategy game developer and publishers with five released games and approx. 70 million registered players. The Company's flagship title is Shakes & Fidget, a cartoon style massive multiplayer online role-playing game.
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$23
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closed 9/21/2018 via GlobeNewswire

Stillfront Group AB, acquired Imperia Online JSC

synopsis: Stillfront Group AB announces its acquisition of 100% of the shares in Imperia Online JSC, a leading game developer and publisher in Southeastern Europe with focus on long term gamer relations. Imperia Online is one of the leading game developer and publishers in Southeastern Europe with 25 released games and over 45 million users worldwide.
buyer: Stillfront Group AB (OM:SF:$595.65)
Stillfront is an independent creator, publisher and distributor of digital games – with a vision to become one of the leading indie game creators and publishers. Stillfront's games are distributed globally, with their main markets in Sweden, Germany, the United States and MENA. "
target: Imperia Online JSC
Imperia Online is one of the leading game developer and publishers in Southeastern Europe with 25 released games and over 45 million users worldwide. The Company's flagship title is Imperia Online, a medieval Massively multiplayer online (MMO) strategy game for both browser and mobile platforms.
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$12
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announced 9/6/2018 via BusinessWire

Pearl Abyss, will acquire CCP Games

synopsis: Black Desert Online developer Pearl Abyss announced that it will acquire CCP Games, the creators of popular spaceship MMORPG EVE Online. CCP is a leading independent game developer and has been praised for its artistry, game design and unique player-driven, infinitely scalable storytelling narratives.
buyer: Pearl Abyss (KOSDAQ:A263750:$434.79)
Pearl Abyss is the Korean studio behind the hit PC MMORPG Black Desert Online, which was named MMORPG of the Year in 2016. Since the company's founding in 2010, it has successfully launched its game in South Korea, Japan, Russia, North/South America, Europe, Taiwan, and 100 other countries. "
target: CCP Games
CCP is a leading independent game developer and has been praised for its artistry, game design and unique player-driven, infinitely scalable storytelling narratives. CCP is the creator of the critically-acclaimed science-fiction game EVE Online. CCP is headquartered in Reykjavik, Iceland.
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$425
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closed 6/28/2018 via BNC Analysis

Toadman Interactive AB, acquired Artplant AS

synopsis: Toadman Interactive, a Swedish game development studio that specializes in the production of role-playing games, has acquired Artplant, an independent video game developer in Norway. Artplant specializes in creating browser based 3D MMO games. Their games include Battlestar Galactica Online, G.I. Joe Special Ops, Entropy, Block 'N' Load, and more.
buyer: Toadman Interactive AB (NGM:TOAD MTF:$5.89)
Founded in 2013, Toadman Interactive is a Swedish game development studio that specializes in the production of role-playing games (RPG) for consoles and PCs. Their first game, Immortal: Unchained, is an RPG shooter that aims to set the standard for all future RPG shooters. "
target: Artplant AS
Founded in 2001, Artplant is an independent video game developer in Norway. The company specializes in creating browser based 3D MMO games. Their games include Battlestar Galactica Online, G.I. Joe Special Ops, Entropy, Block 'N' Load, Grimm: Dark Legacy, Sky Fighter Legends, and Parsec Frontiers.
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announced 11/26/2019 via PR Newswire

Toadman Interactive AB, will acquire Sold Out Sales & Marketing Limited

synopsis: Toadman Interactive, a Swedish game development studio that specializes in the production of role-playing games (RPG) for consoles and PCs, will acquired Sold Out, UK's video game publisher and distributer specializing in digital and physical publishing for console and PC formats.
buyer: Toadman Interactive AB (NGM:TOAD MTF:$5.89)
Founded in 2013, Toadman Interactive is a Swedish game development studio that specializes in the production of role-playing games (RPG) for consoles and PCs. Their first game, Immortal: Unchained, is an RPG shooter that aims to set the standard for all future RPG shooters. "
target: Sold Out Sales & Marketing Limited
Sold Out is UK's video game publisher and distributer specializing in digital and physical publishing for console and PC formats. Sold Out provides a full-service offering to game developers seeking to bring their game titles to the market with services ranging from publishing to distribution.
price ($mm)
$21
rev ($mm)
$43
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closed 10/23/2019 via BNC Analysis

Toadman Interactive AB, acquired GameSessions

synopsis: Toadman Interactive AB, a Swedish game development studio, has acquired GameSessions, a UK-based game streaming service. GameSessions enables their subscribers to try a game for free for one hour without downloading it. Their platform allows people to quickly try out games and pay for the ones they love to add to their Steam Library.
buyer: Toadman Interactive AB (NGM:TOAD MTF:$5.89)
Founded in 2013, Toadman Interactive is a Swedish game development studio that specializes in the production of role-playing games (RPG) for consoles and PCs. Their first game, Immortal: Unchained, is an RPG shooter that aims to set the standard for all future RPG shooters. "
target: GameSessions
GameSessions is a UK-based game streaming service. GameSessions enables their subscribers to try a game for free for one hour without downloading it. Their platform allows people to quickly try out games and pay for the ones they love to add to their Steam Library.
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$0.06
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closed 6/19/2019 via BNC Analysis

Toadman Interactive AB, acquired AntiMatter Games Ltd.

synopsis: Toadman Interactive, a Swedish game development studio, has acquired AntiMatter Games, the largest Game Development Studio in the South West region of the UK. AntiMatter Games has developed and worked on games such as Killing Floor, Rising Storm, Evolve and more.
buyer: Toadman Interactive AB (NGM:TOAD MTF:$5.89)
Founded in 2013, Toadman Interactive is a Swedish game development studio that specializes in the production of role-playing games (RPG) for consoles and PCs. Their first game, Immortal: Unchained, is an RPG shooter that aims to set the standard for all future RPG shooters. "
target: AntiMatter Games Ltd.
AntiMatter Games is the largest Game Development Studio in the South West region of the UK. AntiMatter Games has worked on projects that range from collaborations with triple-A studios, to in-house game development. The games they have worked on include Killing Floor, Rising Storm, and more.
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$0.17
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closed 9/26/2018 via BNC Analysis

Toadman Interactive AB, acquired Diskett Interactive Sweden AB

synopsis: Toadman Interactive AB, a Swedish game development studio, has acquired Diskett Interactive Sweden AB, a software consulting company in Sweden that specializes in building visualization technology and tools for the games and film industries.
buyer: Toadman Interactive AB (NGM:TOAD MTF:$5.89)
Founded in 2013, Toadman Interactive is a Swedish game development studio that specializes in the production of role-playing games (RPG) for consoles and PCs. Their first game, Immortal: Unchained, is an RPG shooter that aims to set the standard for all future RPG shooters. "
target: Diskett Interactive Sweden AB
Diskett Interactive Sweden AB is a software consulting company in Sweden that specializes in building visualization technology and tools for the games and film industries. Diskett's team has a long history of developing cutting edge software for high profile game companies.
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$0.02
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closed 6/28/2018 via BNC Analysis

Toadman Interactive AB, acquired Artplant AS

synopsis: Toadman Interactive, a Swedish game development studio that specializes in the production of role-playing games, has acquired Artplant, an independent video game developer in Norway. Artplant specializes in creating browser based 3D MMO games. Their games include Battlestar Galactica Online, G.I. Joe Special Ops, Entropy, Block 'N' Load, and more.
buyer: Toadman Interactive AB (NGM:TOAD MTF:$5.89)
Founded in 2013, Toadman Interactive is a Swedish game development studio that specializes in the production of role-playing games (RPG) for consoles and PCs. Their first game, Immortal: Unchained, is an RPG shooter that aims to set the standard for all future RPG shooters. "
target: Artplant AS
Founded in 2001, Artplant is an independent video game developer in Norway. The company specializes in creating browser based 3D MMO games. Their games include Battlestar Galactica Online, G.I. Joe Special Ops, Entropy, Block 'N' Load, Grimm: Dark Legacy, Sky Fighter Legends, and Parsec Frontiers.
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closed 6/28/2018 via BNC Analysis

Toadman Interactive AB, acquired Artplant AS

synopsis: Toadman Interactive, a Swedish game development studio that specializes in the production of role-playing games, has acquired Artplant, an independent video game developer in Norway. Artplant specializes in creating browser based 3D MMO games. Their games include Battlestar Galactica Online, G.I. Joe Special Ops, Entropy, Block 'N' Load, and more.
buyer: Toadman Interactive AB (NGM:TOAD MTF:$5.89)
Founded in 2013, Toadman Interactive is a Swedish game development studio that specializes in the production of role-playing games (RPG) for consoles and PCs. Their first game, Immortal: Unchained, is an RPG shooter that aims to set the standard for all future RPG shooters. "
target: Artplant AS
Founded in 2001, Artplant is an independent video game developer in Norway. The company specializes in creating browser based 3D MMO games. Their games include Battlestar Galactica Online, G.I. Joe Special Ops, Entropy, Block 'N' Load, Grimm: Dark Legacy, Sky Fighter Legends, and Parsec Frontiers.
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closed 6/22/2022 via BNC Analysis

Netmarble, acquired Floppy Games

synopsis: Netmarble, a South Korean mobile game developer, has acquired a majority stake in Floppy Games, a mobile game developer in South Korea. Floppy Games specializes in creating mobile RPG games that provide fun and challenging experiences. Their titles include Yokai Saga, Xross Chronicle, and Phantom Chaser.
buyer: Netmarble (KOSE:A251270:$2,001.98)
Netmarble Games Corp. strives to entertain audiences of all ages, and around the world, by providing great mobile gaming experiences. Established in Korea in 2000, Netmarble is the fastest-growing mobile game company in Asia and consistently ranks as a top mobile developer and publisher worldwide. "
target: Floppy Games
Floppy Games is a mobile game developer in South Korea. Floppy Games specializes in creating mobile RPG games that provide fun and challenging experiences. Their titles include Yokai Saga, Xross Chronicle, and Phantom Chaser.
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$12
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closed 3/4/2022 via BNC Analysis

Fortis Games, acquired Metagame

synopsis: Fortis, a global game studio, has acquired Metagame, a game development studio in Romania. Metagame specializes in developing modern RPG games for mobile devices. Their games combine rich gameplay and metagame mechanics with amazing, hand-drawn visuals. Their titles include Tap Busters: Galaxy Heroes and Zombieland.
buyer parent: Sands
buyer: Fortis Games
Fortis is a global game studio with a mission to create worlds that build connections and inspire communities. Fortis is dedicated to developing games that provide amazing social experiences that create a positive impact on society and culture. "
target: Metagame
Metagame is a game development studio in Romania. Metagame specializes in developing modern RPG games for mobile devices. Their games combine rich gameplay and metagame mechanics with amazing, hand-drawn visuals. Their titles include Tap Busters: Galaxy Heroes and Zombieland.
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closed 2/7/2022 via GlobeNewswire

Nacon, acquired Midgar Studio

synopsis: NACON is pleased to announce the acquisition of 100% of the capital of Midgar Studio. Based in the south of France and founded by passionate creators, Midgar Studio has gained recognition for creating games that leverage high-quality technology and graphics to offer players immersive experiences.
buyer: Nacon (:$187.68)
Nacon, formerly Bigben Interactive SA is a French video game company based in Lesquin. Established in 1981, the company designs and distributes accessories for video game consoles, and publishes and distributes video games for various platforms. "
target: Midgar Studio
Based in the south of France and founded by passionate creators, Midgar Studio has gained recognition for creating games that leverage high-quality technology and graphics to offer players immersive experiences.
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announced 1/27/2022 via GlobeNewswire

Nexters Inc., will acquire Royal Ark

synopsis: International gaming company Nexters Inc. is to acquire Royal Ark, the brand under which Castcrown Limited publishes two games - Dawn of Zombies and Shelter War. Dawn of Zombies is a survival game with RPG elements. Shelter War is a bunker management and survival game with RPG elements in a post-nuclear setting.
buyer: Nexters Inc. (GDEV:$384.49)
Nexters is an international game development company which strives to introduce the joy of core gaming experiences to casual players. "
target: Royal Ark
Royal Ark is the brand under which Castcrown Limited publishes two games - Dawn of Zombies and Shelter War. Dawn of Zombies is a survival game with RPG elements. Shelter War is a bunker management and survival game with RPG elements in a post-nuclear setting.
price ($mm)
$21*
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closed 11/17/2021 via Company Press Release

Thunderful, acquired Early Morning Studio

synopsis: Thunderful Group, a Swedish games publisher, has acquired Early Morning Studio, an independent game studio in Sweden. Early Morning Studio creates immersive games for mobile, PC and console. The studio focuses on creating high quality old-school RPG games with immersive worlds. Their titles include Vampire’s Fall: Origins and Champions of Avan.
buyer: Thunderful (OM:THUNDR:$306.70)
Based in Sweden, Thunderful AB was founded as a parent company to Gothenburg, Sweden-based game development studios Image & Form International AB and Zoink AB, two of the most successful veterans in the Swedish gaming industry. Thunderful is a veritable video-gaming powerhouse on all platforms. "
target: Early Morning Studio
Early Morning Studio is an independent game studio in Sweden. Early Morning Studio creates immersive games for mobile, PC and console. The studio focuses on creating high quality old-school RPG games with immersive worlds. Their titles include Vampire’s Fall: Origins and Champions of Avan.
price ($mm)
$9.14
rev ($mm)
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announced 10/7/2021 via GlobeNewswire

Nacon, will acquire Ishtar Games

synopsis: Nacon, formerly Bigben Interactive, is to acquire Ishtar Games, a French indie studio based in Lille and Bordeaux, France. They are behind the games: Dead in Bermuda, Dead in Vinland and the recent The Last Spell achieving critical acclaim and commercial success, a tactical RPG roguelike title released in Early Access on Steam.
buyer: Nacon (:$187.68)
Nacon, formerly Bigben Interactive SA is a French video game company based in Lesquin. Established in 1981, the company designs and distributes accessories for video game consoles, and publishes and distributes video games for various platforms. "
target: Ishtar Games
Ishtar Games is a French indie studio based in Lille and Bordeaux, France. They are behind the games: Dead in Bermuda, Dead in Vinland and the recent The Last Spell achieving critical acclaim and commercial success, a tactical RPG roguelike title released in Early Access on Steam.
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closed 5/24/2021 via BNC Analysis

Pearl Abyss, acquired Factorial Games

synopsis: Pearl Abyss, a South Korean game developer and publisher, has acquired Factorial Games from Four Thirty Three, a mobile game developer and publisher in South Korea. Factorial Games is a mobile game developer in South Korea. Factorial Games specializes in creating role-playing games. Their titles include Lost Kingdom and Super String.
buyer: Pearl Abyss (KOSDAQ:A263750:$434.79)
Pearl Abyss is a South Korean game developer and publisher. The studio is behind the hit PC MMORPG Black Desert Online. Since the company's founding in 2010, it has successfully launched its game in South Korea, Japan, Russia, North/South America, Europe, Taiwan, and 100 other countries. "
target parent: Four Thirty Three Inc.
target: Factorial Games
Factorial Games is a mobile game developer in South Korea. Factorial Games strives to develop fun and good games that everyone can enjoy. The company specializes in creating role-playing games. Their titles include Lost Kingdom and Super String.
price ($mm)
$16
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closed 5/19/2021 via BNC Analysis

Kasedo Games, acquired Bulwark Studios

synopsis: Kasedo Games, an indie games publisher in the UK, has acquired a majority stake in Bulwark Studios, an independent video game developer in France. Bulwark Studios specializes in developing tactical and strategic RPG games for PC and consoles. Their titles include Crowntakers and Warhammer 40,000 Mechanicus.
buyer: Kasedo Games
Kasedo Games is an indie games publisher in the UK. Kasedo Games works closely together with enthusiastic indie developers and helps them get their game in front of a global audience. Their games include Distant Kingdoms, Filament, Recipe for Disaster, Project Highrise, and more. "
target: Bulwark Studios
Bulwark Studios is an independent video game developer in France. Bulwark Studios specializes in developing tactical and strategic RPG games for PC and consoles. Their titles include Crowntakers and Warhammer 40,000 Mechanicus.
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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 3/3/2021 via gamesindustry.biz

Zynga, Inc., acquired Echtra Games, Inc.

synopsis: Zynga has acquired Echtra Games, a San Francisco-based game studio comprised of seasoned developers who helped shaped the world of action role-playing games. The team was founded in early 2016 by Max Schaefer, co-creator of genre-defining game franchises like Torchlight and Diablo.
buyer: Zynga, Inc. (ZNGA:$2,721.00)
Zynga is an American video game developer running social video game services since 2007. The company develops social games that work stand-alone on mobile phone platforms such as Apple iOS, Android, Windows Phone and on the Internet through its website, Zynga.com, and social networking websites. "
target: Echtra Games, Inc.
Echtra Games is a San Francisco-based game studio comprised of seasoned developers who helped shaped the world of action role-playing games. The team was founded in early 2016 by Max Schaefer, co-creator of genre-defining game franchises like Torchlight and Diablo.
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announced 11/18/2020 via Company Press Release

Amplifier Game Invest, will acquire Silent Games Ltd

synopsis: Embracer, through its wholly owned subsidiary Amplifier Game Invest, is to acquire 100 percent of Silent Games, a UK based studio with experienced developers and award-winning mentors within the British game development scene. They create the best cooperative multiplayer role-playing games that give players a sense of autonomy, mastery and purpose.
buyer parent: Embracer Group
buyer: Amplifier Game Invest
Amplifier Game Invest seeks out and invests internationally in the most talented game teams and game studios in the business. The goal is to, by contributing game development experience and expertise, build long term success for the companies, and better, more successful games. "
target: Silent Games Ltd
Silent Games is a UK based studio with experienced developers and award-winning mentors within the British game development scene. They create the best cooperative multiplayer role-playing games that give players a sense of autonomy, mastery and purpose.
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closed 11/4/2020 via gamesindustry.biz

Curve Digital, acquired IronOak Games

synopsis: Curve Digital, one of the world’s leading publishers of games on PC and consoles, has acquired IronOak Games, an independent video game developer in Canada. IronOak's first game, For the King, is a strategic role-playing game (RPG) that blends tabletop and roguelike elements in a challenging adventure that spans the realms.
buyer parent: Northedge Capital Partners
buyer: Curve Digital
Curve Digital is one of the world’s leading publishers of games on PC and consoles. Working with high profile developers, Curve helps individuals and small teams bring their games to a larger audience. Curve actively publishes on PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Xbox One, Wii U and 3DS. "
target: IronOak Games
IronOak Games is an independent video game developer in Canada. IronOak's first game, For the King, is a strategic role-playing game (RPG) that blends tabletop and roguelike elements in a challenging adventure that spans the realms.
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announced 9/18/2020 via BNC Analysis

Stillfront Group AB, will acquire Nanobit d.o.o.

synopsis: Stockholm-based video games holding company Stillfront Group has announced that it has agreed to acquire Croatian mobile developer-publisher Nanobit. Nanobit's titles primarily encompass lifestyle simulation role playing games (RPGs) targeted at a female audience.
buyer: Stillfront Group AB (OM:SF:$595.65)
Headquartered in Sweden, Stillfront is a global group of gaming studios and a market leader in the free-to-play online strategy games genre. Their diverse and exciting game portfolio has two common themes; loyal users and long lifecycle games. "
target: Nanobit d.o.o.
Nanobit is an award-winning global game development studio based in Zagreb, Croatia with a worldwide reach of millions of players across countries and languages. Their titles primarily encompass lifestyle simulation role playing games (RPGs) targeted at a female audience.
price ($mm)
$103
rev ($mm)
$73
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
2.1x
EV / EBITDA
announced 9/9/2020 via BNC Analysis

Challenger Mobile, will acquire Battlecamp AB

synopsis: Challenger Mobile, a Swedish provider of IP-based mobile telephony services and solutions, will acquire Battlecamp, a Swedish mobile game developer. Battlecamp specializes in developing games for iOS and Android devices. Their flagship game, Battle Camp, is an RPG where players can catch, train, evolve and battle with over 1,200 monsters.
buyer: Challenger Mobile (NGM:CHAL B:$0.02)
Challenger Mobile is a Swedish provider of IP-based mobile telephony services and solutions. Challenger Mobile offers a white label solution that enables operators to offer mobile IP telephony to their customers. Their technology helps operators to build a stronger brand and increase their revenue. "
target: Battlecamp AB
Battlecamp is a Swedish mobile game developer. Battlecamp specializes in developing games for iOS and Android devices. Their flagship game, Battle Camp, is a role playing game (RPG) where players can catch, train, evolve and battle with over 1,200 monsters.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$3
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
closed 7/29/2020 via BNC Analysis

Huuuge Games, acquired Double Star Oy

synopsis: Free-to-play developer and publisher Huuuge Games has acquired Finnish games studio Double Star. Double Star is best known for casual mobile RPG Bow Land. The studio already worked with Huuuge Games to publish this title.
buyer: Huuuge Games
Huuuge Games is an international games developer and publisher focused on the mobile gaming market. Huuuge Games specializes in developing easy to play casual games and social casino games. Their titles include Traffic Puzzle, Trolls Pop, Stars Slots, and more. "
target: Double Star Oy
Double Star is a Finnish games studio best known for casual mobile RPG Bow Land. Bow Land is an amazing 3D mobile game with a fully realized open world feel and dynamic map. Players can choose their path through the land and dungeons and face new adventure wherever they go.
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closed 6/3/2020 via GlobeNewswire

Rovio Entertainment Corporation, acquired Darkfire Games

synopsis: Rovio Entertainment Corp., a global, games-first entertainment company, has acquired Darkfire Games, a Danish mobile games developer. Darkfire Games is focused on developing mobile Role Playing Games (RPG). Their Darkfire Heroes game is an action fantasy RPG that allows players to collect and battle with more than 50 heroes from 6 unique factions.
buyer: Rovio Entertainment Corporation (HLSE:ROVIO:$323.62)
Rovio Entertainment Corporation is a global, 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. "
target: Darkfire Games
Darkfire Games is a Danish mobile games developer. Darkfire Games is focused on developing mobile Role Playing Games (RPG). Their Darkfire Heroes game is a fast-paced action fantasy RPG that allows players to collect and battle with more than 50 heroes from six unique factions.
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closed 4/17/2020 via Company Press Release

Riot Games, Inc., acquired Hypixel Inc.

synopsis: Riot Games, the game developer and publisher best known for League of Legends, completed its acquisition of Hypixel Studios. Founded in 2018, Hypixel Studios is currently developing Hytale, a community-powered block game that combines the scope of a creative sandbox with the depth of a roleplaying game.
buyer parent: Tencent Holdings Ltd.
buyer: Riot Games, Inc.
Riot was established in 2006 by entrepreneurial gamers who believe that player-focused game development can result in awesome games. In 2009, Riot released its debut title League of Legends to critical and player acclaim. "
target: Hypixel Inc.
Founded in 2018, Hypixel Studios is currently developing Hytale, a community-powered block game that combines the scope of a creative sandbox with the depth of a roleplaying game.
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closed 1/29/2020 via BusinessWire

Sea Ltd, acquired Phoenix Labs

synopsis: Sea Limited, a leading global consumer internet company, announced that its digital entertainment arm, Garena, has acquired Phoenix Labs, an acclaimed independent games development company and the studio behind the popular cross-platform co-op action RPG, Dauntless.
buyer: Sea Ltd (:SE:$1,681.38)
Sea Limited is a leading global consumer internet company founded in Singapore in 2009. They operate three core businesses across digital entertainment, e-commerce, and digital financial services, known as Garena, Shopee, and SeaMoney, respectively. "
target: Phoenix Labs
Phoenix Labs is an acclaimed independent games development company and the studio behind the popular cross-platform co-op action RPG, Dauntless. They are based in Canada.
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closed 10/30/2019 via PR Newswire

Wizards of the Coast, Inc., acquired Tuque Games Inc.

synopsis: Wizards of the Coast, a subsidiary of Hasbro, Inc., announced that it has acquired Tuque Games, a digital game development studio based in Montreal. Tuque is led by veterans of the game industry with experience working for leading publishers. Tuque is developing a game based on the massively popular Dungeons & Dragons franchise.
buyer parent: Hasbro, Inc.
buyer: Wizards of the Coast, Inc.
Wizards of the Coast brings people together through their shared love of games. Magic: The Gathering, Dungeons & Dragons, and other Wizards games are enjoyed by friends around the world, both at gaming tables and on digital platforms "
target: Tuque Games Inc.
Tuque Games is a video game developer based in Montreal, Canada. One of Montreal's growing list of independent development studios, it released its first title, Livelock, a co-operative top-down shooter, in 2016 and is developing a game based on the massively popular Dungeons & Dragons franchise.
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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: NYSE:RBLX
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
ROBLOX
ROBLOX
Roblox’s mission is to build a human co-experience platform that enables shared experiences among billions of users. Roblox enables anyone to imagine, create, and have fun with friends as they explore millions of immersive 3D experiences, all built by a global community of developers.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$1,919.18
EBITDA ($mm)
($325.78)
EBIT ($mm)
($390.62)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
1600
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Ticker:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
KRAFTON, Inc.
KRAFTON, Inc.
KRAFTON is a South Korean game development company. KRAFTON creates games for PC and mobile devices through it's various game studios. They are best known for PUBG: BATTLEGROUNDS, a battle royal shooter. The company also develops and publishes MMORPGs and mobile games.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$1,437.15
EBITDA ($mm)
$539.02
EBIT ($mm)
$487.55
Net Income ($mm)
$396.08
Employees
1597
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Ticker: KOSDAQ:A263750
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Pearl Abyss
Pearl Abyss
Pearl Abyss is the Korean studio behind the hit PC MMORPG Black Desert Online, which was named MMORPG of the Year in 2016. Since the company's founding in 2010, it has successfully launched its game in South Korea, Japan, Russia, North/South America, Europe, Taiwan, and 100 other countries.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$434.79
EBITDA ($mm)
$159.14
EBIT ($mm)
$139.64
Net Income ($mm)
$89.72
Employees
953
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Ticker: KOSDAQ:A299910
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Vespa Inc
Vespa Inc
Vespa, Inc is a leading game developer based in Seoul, South Korea. They are the creators behind "King’s Raid", a mobile game that’s available on all app stores.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$109.59
EBITDA ($mm)
$25.02
EBIT ($mm)
$24.85
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
0
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Ticker: KOSDAQ:A060240
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Longtu Korea Inc.
Longtu Korea Inc.
Longtu Korea Inc. is an Android game developer that has been active since 2015. The current app portfolio contains 4 games. Longtu Korea is known for its popular mobile MMORPG Sword and Magic.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$53.10
EBITDA ($mm)
$4.05
EBIT ($mm)
$0.42
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
77
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Ticker: WSE:MGS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Macro Games S.A.
Macro Games S.A.
Macro Games S.A. is a Polish company that operates CSCenter.pl and MyCraft.pl, gaming websites that provide the latest news, videos and live streams for the games Counter-Strike and Minecraft. The company produces games as well, mainly in the MMORPG genre using a free-to-play business model.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$1.24
EBITDA ($mm)
$0.25
EBIT ($mm)
$0.14
Net Income ($mm)
$0.06
Employees
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Ticker: KNM
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Konami Corporation
Konami Corporation
Konami Corporation develops, publishes, markets, and distributes video game software products for stationary and portable consoles, as well as for use on personal computers. It operates in three segments: Digital Entertainment, Gaming & Systems, and Health & Fitness.
year
2012
rev ($mm)
$265,758.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$51,370.00
EBIT ($mm)
$41,292.00
Net Income ($mm)
$23,012.00
Employees
5362
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Ticker: SEHK:700
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tencent Holdings Ltd.
Tencent Holdings Ltd.
Tencent Holdings Limited is an investment holding company involved in providing internet and mobile value-added services (VAS), online advertising services and e-commerce transactions services
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$83,589.72
EBITDA ($mm)
$26,174.19
EBIT ($mm)
$18,482.87
Net Income ($mm)
$33,551.52
Employees
116213
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Ticker: OM:EMBRAC B
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Embracer Group
Embracer Group
Embracer Group is a Swedish video game holding company. Embracer Group is the parent company of THQ Nordic, Koch Media and Coffee Stain. The Group has an extensive catalogue of over 130 owned franchises, such as Saints Row, Goat Simulator, Dead Island, Darksiders, Metro, MX vs ATV, and more.
year
2023
rev ($mm)
$20,721.70
EBITDA ($mm)
$7,059.30
EBIT ($mm)
($3,413.70)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
0
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Ticker: TSE:7974
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Nintendo
Nintendo
Nintendo Co., Ltd. is a Japanese multinational consumer electronics company headquartered in Kyoto, Japan. Nintendo is the world's largest video game company by revenue.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$15,905.43
EBITDA ($mm)
$5,443.81
EBIT ($mm)
$5,349.32
Net Income ($mm)
$3,988.30
Employees
6200
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