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closed 10/31/2018 via BNC Analysis

gamigo AG, acquired Trion Worlds

synopsis: Gamigo acquired Trion Worlds, a leading US gaming company with offices in Redwood City (California) and Austin (Texas). Trion Worlds is the studio behind online and console MMO-games such as Rift, Defiance, Trove and ArcheAge.
buyer parent: Blockescence plc
buyer: gamigo AG (WKN:A1TNJY:$0.00)
The gamigo group is a publisher for free-to-play mobile and online games and also offers solutions for business customers within the scope of the gamigo platform strategy. Their platform helps game publishers and developers from all over the world publish and promote their products. "
target: Trion Worlds
Trion Worlds Inc. is a leading US gaming company with offices in Redwood City (California) and Austin (Texas) and has as publisher and developer of online and console MMO-games, well-known games such as Rift, Defiance, Trove and ArcheAge in its portfolio.
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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.
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closed 7/4/2016 via BNC Analysis

Animoca Brands, acquired TicBits Ltd

synopsis: Animoca Brands, a leading global mobile games developer, has acquired TicBits Ltd, a game development company that's focused on bringing the best possible social and casual games to the mobile phone & Facebook market.
buyer: Animoca Brands (ASX:AB1:$8.69)
Animoca Brands is a leading global mobile games developer that works with famous brands such as Garfield and Ultraman to make Fun products. Animoca Brands is based in Hong Kong. "
target: TicBits Ltd
TicBits Ltd is a game development company that's focused on bringing the best possible social and casual games to the mobile phone & Facebook market. TicBits Ltd was founded in 2010 and is located in Turku, Finland.
price ($mm)
$3.73
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$1
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closed 5/22/2013 via BNC Analysis

Adrenaline Amusements, acquired Sarbakan

synopsis: Adrenaline Amusements, a leading developer of a new breed of arcade video game machines, announced that it has acquired Sarbakan, a renowned independent game studio with over a decade’s worth of experience in developing highly creative original IPs and work-for-hire games.
buyer: Adrenaline Amusements
Adrenaline Amusement's mission is to develop and introduce a new bread of amusement product to its industry. It manufactures a new breed of arcade video game products. "
target: Sarbakan
Sarbakan is an innovative developer of social mobile games and mobile entertainment content. With years of proven experience as a game studio, Sarbakan delivers memorable and high quality experiences for its worldwide publishing partners and customers.
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closed 6/24/2021 via BNC Analysis

Azerion BV, acquired Whow Games GmbH

synopsis: Hamburg-based WHOW Games GmbH, a leading European social gaming developer and publisher has been acquired by Azerion Holding B.V. Founded in 2015 and headquartered in Hamburg, WHOW Games is a leading developer and publisher of online free-to-play social games.
buyer: Azerion BV
Azerion is a Netherlands-based media, gaming, and technology company that provides safe, reliable, valuable content and services. Azerion engages users while helping advertisers and publishers connect with them by tailoring advertising and content solutions to markets where they're present. "
target: Whow Games GmbH
Founded in 2015 and headquartered in Hamburg, WHOW Games is a leading developer and publisher of online free-to-play social games. The company brings highly engaging social games to the web browser and app stores.
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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.
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$2.37
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closed 7/15/2020 via Company Press Release

Three Gates AB, acquired Wordie App

synopsis: Three Gates has acquired Wordie from The Fast Mind Inc. Wordie is a trivia game where the player must figure out the correct word based on four pictures. The player can create new levels in the game, which currently includes over 5,000 levels.
buyer: Three Gates AB (NGM:GATE:$2.39)
Three Gates AB is a publicly listed game development company based on the island of Gotland, off the east coast of Sweden. Founded in 2011, Three Gates is a team of experienced professionals, all gathered in a unique location with an unwavering drive and passion for the video game sector. "
target parent: The Fast Mind Inc.
target: Wordie App
Wordie is a trivia game where the player must figure out the correct word based on four pictures. The player can create new levels in the game, which currently includes over 5,000 levels. It is available for Android and iOS devices, Kindle and Facebook.
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closed 6/22/2020 via BNC Analysis

SciPlay Corporation, acquired Come2Play Ltd.

synopsis: SciPlay Corporation has acquired Come2Play, Ltd., an Israeli based developer and manager of casual mobile games. Headquartered in Tel Aviv, Israel, Come2Play's social mobile games are enjoyed by casual game players from around the world.
buyer: SciPlay Corporation (SCPL:$615.00)
SciPlay Corporation is a leading developer and publisher of digital games on mobile and web platforms. SciPlay currently offers seven core games, including social casino games Jackpot Party Casino, Gold Fish Casino, Hot Shot Casino and Quick Hit Slots, and more. "
target: Come2Play Ltd.
Headquartered in Tel Aviv, Israel, Come2Play's social mobile games are enjoyed by casual game players from around the world. Come2Play's innovative game, Solitaire Pets Adventure, presents a new and fresh spin on the classic game solitaire.
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announced 2/28/2018 via Company Press Release

Mynet Inc., will purchase Smartphone Game Business from Grani, Inc.

synopsis: Mynet, Inc. a provider of mobile community games to the Japanese and Asian markets, will acquire the smartphone game business of Grani, Inc. Grani's smartphone game business includes 'Shinjin no Varuhara Gate' (Valhalla Gate), a popular game that topped the cumulative total of 2.4 million people (as of March 2018).
buyer: Mynet Inc. (TSE:3928:$112.87)
Mynet Inc. offers community games to the Japanese and Asian markets. It provides card battle games, including Valkyrie Crusade and Legend of the Cryptids; and role-playing games, such as Emblem of Falkyrie and Angel Master. The company was founded in 2006 and is based in Tokyo, Japan. "
seller: Grani, Inc.
Grani's smartphone game business includes 'Shinjin no Varuhara Gate' (Valhalla Gate), a popular game that topped the cumulative total of 2.4 million people (as of March 2018). Valhalla Gate is a cooperative RPG set the world of "Varheim" where God, devil and man coexist.
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$14
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closed 10/5/2017 via Company Press Release

Kongregate Inc., acquired Synapse Games

synopsis: Kongregate, the San Francisco based cross platform games publisher and developer, has acquired 100% of Synapse Games. Founded in 2008, Chicago based Synapse Games employs a team of 22 and develops free to play strategy and collectible card games.
buyer parent: Modern Times Group MTG AB
buyer: Kongregate Inc.
Kongregate is a leading mobile & PC game publisher and web gaming portal. Through their publishing program, they work closely with game developers to provide a multitude of services to help great games become even better. "
target: Synapse Games
Synapse Games is exploding onto the mobile gaming market after over eight years experience making social games. They are a fun but fast-paced team, working on several deeply strategic multiplayer games. They push for the extra mile at all times to get as much polish into each of their games.
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closed 9/28/2017 via BNC Analysis

Plarium, acquired Rumble Entertainment

synopsis: Plarium, a studio that specializes in massively multiplayer online games, has acquired Rumble Entertainment, a studio that focuses on fantasy role-playing games such as Alliance: Heroes of the Spire and KingsRoad. All of their games are free-to-play and available across a variety of browsers, mobile devices and social networks.
buyer parent: Aristocrat Leisure Ltd
buyer: Plarium
Founded in 2009, Plarium Global Ltd. is dedicated to creating the best mobile and social experience for hardcore gamers worldwide. With over 250 million registered users, they are proud to be consistently ranked among Facebook’s top hardcore game developers. "
target: Rumble Entertainment
Rumble Entertainment was founded in 2011 with a mission to create the most engaging and fulfilling online game experiences on the planet. They focus on fantasy role-playing games such as Alliance: Heroes of the Spire and KingsRoad.
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closed 3/10/2014 via BusinessWire

Kabam, Inc., acquired Phoenix Age Game Studio

synopsis: Kabam, the leader in the western world for free-to-play games for traditional players, announced it has acquired San Francisco-based game studio Phoenix Age. The acquisition bolsters Kabam’s games catalogue with durable franchises in the role-playing game (RPG) genre across mobile and web platforms.
buyer: Kabam, Inc.
Kabam is the leader in the western world for free-to-play games for traditional players with first and third party published titles available on mobile devices via the Apple App Store, Google Play, Amazon Appstore, and on the Web via Facebook, Yahoo!, Kabam.com and other platforms. "
target: Phoenix Age Game Studio
Phoenix Age is a gaming startup specializing in social and mobile platforms, including Facebook, MySpace, and iOS platform. One of their most popular games is Castle Age, a text-based fantasy role-playing game, played by over 10 million users.
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closed 6/13/2013 via BusinessWire

Social Gaming Network, acquired Mob Science

synopsis: SGN (Social Gaming Network), the premier cross-platform mobile games developer, acquired Mob Science, a top social game developer on Facebook, with more than 50 million users having installed its popular applications including inFamous Anarchy, Coffee Bar, Snowball Fight, Willy's Sweet Shop, Sea Garden, Christmas Cheer, and many others.
buyer parent: Austin Ventures, L.P.
buyer: Social Gaming Network
SGN (Social Gaming Network) connects people through great games. As a top cross-platform developer and publisher of games on Facebook, iOS, and Android, SGN lays claim to hit titles such as Panda Jam, Bingo Blingo, Fluff Friends Rescue, Jewels of the Amazon, Skies of Glory, and MindJolt. "
target: Mob Science
Mob Science is dedicated to bringing the science of fun to people everywhere through the power of social games. The company is one of the top game developers on Facebook, with more than 50 million users having installed its popular applications such as inFamous Anarchy, Coffee Bar, and many others.
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closed 12/30/2012 via BNC Analysis

Caesars Interactive Entertainment, Inc., acquired Buffalo Studios

synopsis: Caesars Interactive Entertainment acquired Bingo Blitz, a social and mobile gaming business, as well as privately held Buffalo Studios, LLC, of Santa Monica, Calif., a social and mobile games developer. Buffalo Studios created Bingo Blitz, which is among the leading bingo games on Facebook and other social gaming websites.
buyer parent: Caesars Entertainment Corporation
buyer: Caesars Interactive Entertainment, Inc.
Caesars Entertainment Corporation is the world's most diversified casino entertainment company. Since its beginning in Reno, Nevada, more than 70 years ago, Caesars has grown through development of new resorts, expansions and acquisitions, and now operates casinos on four continents. "
target: Buffalo Studios
Buffalo Studios' mission is to create fun and accessible social games that introduce casual audiences to new experiences that go above and beyond the current offerings. Buffalo Studios created Bingo Blitz, which is among the leading bingo games on Facebook and other social gaming websites.
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closed 4/27/2012 via Company Press Release

next idea GmbH, acquired wwg worldwidegames GmbH

synopsis: The next idea GmbH has acquired wwg worldwidegames GmbH, an internationally established company that acts as an independent aggregator and publisher of browser games, as well as a content provider for media companies.
buyer: next idea GmbH
The next idea GmbH, based in Munster, is among the global companies in the areas of online games and online entertainment. The next idea GmbH brings the diversity of Internet users directly to their home entertainment media. "
target: wwg worldwidegames GmbH
wwg worldwidegames GmBH is an international independent aggregator and publisher of browser games and content provider for media companies. wwg offers free browser games, which generate about premium accounts and virtual goods sales.
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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
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$40
EBITDA ($mm)
$16
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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:$6,117.50)
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.
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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:$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: 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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closed 10/31/2018 via BNC Analysis

gamigo AG, acquired Trion Worlds

synopsis: Gamigo acquired Trion Worlds, a leading US gaming company with offices in Redwood City (California) and Austin (Texas). Trion Worlds is the studio behind online and console MMO-games such as Rift, Defiance, Trove and ArcheAge.
buyer parent: Blockescence plc
buyer: gamigo AG (WKN:A1TNJY:$0.00)
The gamigo group is a publisher for free-to-play mobile and online games and also offers solutions for business customers within the scope of the gamigo platform strategy. Their platform helps game publishers and developers from all over the world publish and promote their products. "
target: Trion Worlds
Trion Worlds Inc. is a leading US gaming company with offices in Redwood City (California) and Austin (Texas) and has as publisher and developer of online and console MMO-games, well-known games such as Rift, Defiance, Trove and ArcheAge in its portfolio.
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closed 6/26/2018 via BusinessWire

Trion Worlds, acquired Gazillion Entertainment, Inc.

synopsis: Trion Worlds has revealed that it has acquired assets and production materials from the closure of Gazillion Entertainment, and will utilize these materials to create new products and brand new IPs. Gazillion Entertainment is a developer, publisher and operator of massively multiplayer online games and services for wide audiences.
buyer: Trion Worlds
Trion Worlds is a leading publisher, developer, and distributor of premium games for the connected era. The creator of free-to-play online titles like Trove, RIFT, and ArcheAge, Trion Worlds is a leader in online games publishing. "
target: Gazillion Entertainment, Inc.
Gazillion Entertainment is a developer, publisher and operator of massively multiplayer online games and services for wide audiences. Gazillion is headquartered in Foster City, CA.
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announced 1/23/2020 via PR Newswire

gamigo AG, will acquire Verve Wireless

synopsis: gamigo AG, one of the leading publishers of online and mobile games in Europe and North America, will acquire Verve Wireless, Inc., a leading mobile data platform for location-based programmatic video and display marketing. Verve empowers marketers to identify, reach, and engage consumers with compelling mobile advertising experiences.
buyer parent: Media and Games Invest plc
buyer: gamigo AG (WKN:A1TNJY:$0.00)
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. "
target: Verve Wireless
Verve is a location-based mobile marketing platform that connects advertisers with consumers to deliver successful business outcomes. They empower marketers to identify, reach, and engage consumers with compelling mobile advertising experiences.
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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.
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closed 4/4/2019 via BNC Analysis

gamigo AG, acquired WildTangent

synopsis: The gamigo group, a publisher for free-to-play mobile and online games, has acquired WildTangent Inc., the world's largest online games service. WildTangent offers a catalog of more than 4,000 games from 3rd-party developers. Their platform allows users to rent and buy games from a wide variety of genres.
buyer parent: Blockescence plc
buyer: gamigo AG (WKN:A1TNJY:$0.00)
The gamigo group is a publisher for free-to-play mobile and online games and also offers solutions for business customers within the scope of the gamigo platform strategy. Their platform helps game publishers and developers from all over the world publish and promote their products. "
target: WildTangent
WildTangent is the world's largest online games service. WildTangent offers a catalog of more than 4,000 games from 3rd-party developers. Their platform allows users to rent and buy games from a wide variety of genres, including action, adventure, simulation, role-playing, puzzle, sports, and more.
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closed 10/31/2018 via BNC Analysis

gamigo AG, acquired Trion Worlds

synopsis: Gamigo acquired Trion Worlds, a leading US gaming company with offices in Redwood City (California) and Austin (Texas). Trion Worlds is the studio behind online and console MMO-games such as Rift, Defiance, Trove and ArcheAge.
buyer parent: Blockescence plc
buyer: gamigo AG (WKN:A1TNJY:$0.00)
The gamigo group is a publisher for free-to-play mobile and online games and also offers solutions for business customers within the scope of the gamigo platform strategy. Their platform helps game publishers and developers from all over the world publish and promote their products. "
target: Trion Worlds
Trion Worlds Inc. is a leading US gaming company with offices in Redwood City (California) and Austin (Texas) and has as publisher and developer of online and console MMO-games, well-known games such as Rift, Defiance, Trove and ArcheAge in its portfolio.
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closed 7/6/2017 via Company Press Release

gamigo AG, acquired Mediakraft Networks

synopsis: gamigo AG announced that it has taken over online video pioneer Mediakraft. Mediakraft Networks GmbH was founded in 2011 and has grown successfully and dynamically in Germany, Poland and Turkey with online video content production and influencer marketing.
buyer: gamigo AG (WKN:A1TNJY:$0.00)
The gamigo group is a publisher for free-to-play mobile and online games and also offers solutions for business customers within the scope of the gamigo platform strategy. Their platform helps game publishers and developers from all over the world publish and promote their products. "
target: Mediakraft Networks
Mediakraft Networks is a pioneer in the online TV sector in Europe. There are 4 pillars to its business: marketing online video and developing influencer campaigns; advising companies on strategies for YouTube and social media; video productions; and managing and promoting online video artists.
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closed 3/2/2017 via Company Press Release

gamigo AG, acquired MMO Games

synopsis: gamigo AG continues to drive its growth and acquires the successful international gaming portal MMO Games from iQU Online B.V. as part of its capital-friendly, platform-driven M&A strategy. This English website perfectly complements the group’s existing portfolio of gaming portals with its editorial content and a strong social media segment.
buyer: gamigo AG (WKN:A1TNJY:$0.00)
The gamigo group is a publisher for free-to-play mobile and online games and also offers solutions for business customers within the scope of the gamigo platform strategy. Their platform helps game publishers and developers from all over the world publish and promote their products. "
target parent: iQU
target: MMO Games
MMO Games is a successful international gaming portal. Their website also provides editorial content and a strong social media segment. MMO Games was formed in 2007 as MMO Hub and has more than 280,000 registered users and 800,000 page impressions per month.
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closed 8/24/2016 via BNC Analysis

gamigo AG, acquired HoneyTracks GmbH

synopsis: gamigo AG, one of the leading gaming companies in Europe and North America with more than 100 million registered user accounts, has acquired HoneyTracks, a company that provides a SaaS based service for big data analysis of free-to-play online games on any platform.
buyer: gamigo AG (WKN:A1TNJY:$0.00)
gamigo AG, based in Hamburg, Germany, is an online games publisher. It focuses on massively multiplayer online role-playing games and licensing games from developers for a North American and European audience. "
target parent: iQU
target: HoneyTracks GmbH
HoneyTracks GmbH is based in Munich, Germany. The company provides a SaaS (Software-as-a-Service) based service for big data analysis of free-to-play online games on any platform (mobile, tablet, social, browser, client-based). The service helps optimize monetization and profitability of games.
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closed 7/20/2016 via Company Press Release

gamigo AG, acquired highdigit GmbH

synopsis: gamigo AG has taken over 100% of highdigit GmbH. With its hd backend, highdigit GmbH offers games publishers and developers modular all-in-one solutions for the operation and marketing of their products. This includes payment services with more 100 international payment methods as well as marketing, CRM, analysis and support tools.
buyer: gamigo AG (WKN:A1TNJY:$0.00)
The gamigo group is one of the leading gaming businesses in Europe and North America. gamigo was among the first companies that discovered the booming Online-Games market sector for itself and released the first complete German language localized MMOG as early as the year 2000. "
target: highdigit GmbH
highdigit's cloud-based hd Backend offers an all-in-one Software as a Service solution for online, mobile & social game publishers and developers. Ranging from payment services to marketing, CRM, analysis and customer support tools, the unique hd backend covers all aspects of online game operations.
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closed 3/9/2016 via BNC Analysis

gamigo AG, acquired Fiesta Online

synopsis: gamigo AG, a leading player in the fast growing games market in Europe and North America, has acquired the global rights to the succesful brand Fiesta Online from South Korean developer Ons On Soft. The Anime MMO has been successful on the international market for eight years with over 20 million registered players worldwide.
buyer: gamigo AG (WKN:A1TNJY:$0.00)
gamigo AG is one of the leading gaming companies in Europe and North America. gamigo was one of the first companies to discover the booming market segment of online games and published the first MMOG that was completely localized into German as early as 2000. "
target parent: Ons On Soft
target: Fiesta Online
Fiesta Online is an Anime MMO that has been successful on the international market for eight years with over 20 million registered players worldwide. In Fiesta Online, players can complete missions, hunt for monsters or take part in epic Kingdom Quests – all together with friends!
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closed 9/9/2015 via BNC Analysis

gamigo AG, acquired POGED GmbH

synopsis: gamigo AG has acquired POGED GmbH. The company develops a platform with tracking technology that interprets user activities from their first click at POGED to the path taken into a game up until the very first transaction (customer journey), enabling a customized sales pitch and optimization of customer acquisition costs.
buyer: gamigo AG (WKN:A1TNJY:$0.00)
gamigo AG is one of the leading gaming companies in Europe and North America. gamigo was one of the first companies to discover the booming market segment of online games and published the first MMOG that was completely localized into German as early as 2000. "
target: POGED GmbH
Since its founding in 2011, POGED GmbH has operated one of the leading international traffic networks for online and mobile games. By developing a proprietary tracking technology, POGED generates new users for a portfolio of more than 250 games - to over 5 million players today.
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announced 7/1/2015 via Company Press Release

gamigo AG, next idea GmbH, will acquire Infernum Productions AG

synopsis: gamigo group, a leading gaming company in Europe and North America, has formed Infernum Games GmbH together with next idea GmbH. As part of this joint venture, Infernum Games GmbH will acquire the entire operating business from the international online game provider Infernum Productions AG.
buyer: next idea GmbH
buyer: gamigo AG
gamigo AG is one of the leading gaming companies in Europe and North America. The next idea GmbH, based in Munster, is among the global companies in the areas of online games and online entertainment. next idea GmbH brings the diversity of Internet users directly to their home entertainment media. "
target: Infernum Productions AG
Headquartered in Berlin, Germany, Infernum Productions AG is an international publisher and operator of online games founded by online game business veterans. Their focus is MMO games (massively multiplayer online games) as well as social and mobile entertainment.
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closed 10/31/2018 via BNC Analysis

gamigo AG, acquired Trion Worlds

synopsis: Gamigo acquired Trion Worlds, a leading US gaming company with offices in Redwood City (California) and Austin (Texas). Trion Worlds is the studio behind online and console MMO-games such as Rift, Defiance, Trove and ArcheAge.
buyer parent: Blockescence plc
buyer: gamigo AG (WKN:A1TNJY:$0.00)
The gamigo group is a publisher for free-to-play mobile and online games and also offers solutions for business customers within the scope of the gamigo platform strategy. Their platform helps game publishers and developers from all over the world publish and promote their products. "
target: Trion Worlds
Trion Worlds Inc. is a leading US gaming company with offices in Redwood City (California) and Austin (Texas) and has as publisher and developer of online and console MMO-games, well-known games such as Rift, Defiance, Trove and ArcheAge in its portfolio.
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announced 4/29/2020 via Yahoo, Inc.

7Road, will acquire LOCOJOY Inc.

synopsis: 7Road, a top developer and an international distributor of web games and mobile games, is to acquire LOCOJOY Inc., a company that engages in developing games across iOS, Android, and Flash in Chinese, English, Japanese, Korean, Spanish, and Arabic, among others. Both companies are based in China.
buyer: 7Road (SEHK:797:$28.64)
Founded in 2008 and headquartered in Shenzhen's NanShan Science and Technology Park, 7Road is a top developer and an international distributor of web games and mobile games. As a pioneer in expanding the global gaming market, 7Road is the top 1 grossing company in the browser game market. "
target: LOCOJOY Inc.
LOCOJOY Inc. engages in developing games across iOS, Android, and Flash in Chinese, English, Japanese, Korean, Spanish, and Arabic, among others. The company was founded in 2011 and is based in Beijing, China.
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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.
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closed 11/28/2018 via gamesindustry.biz

Wargaming Group Limited, acquired Edge Case Games

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

Stillfront Group AB, will acquire Goodgame Studios

synopsis: Stillfront Group, an independent creator, publisher, and distributor of digital games, is to acquire Goodgame Studios, a leading free-to-play, online games development company. They operate across web and mobile platforms and cater to over 300 million registered users worldwide.
buyer: Stillfront Group AB (OM:SF:$448.48)
Stillfront is an independent creator, publisher and distributor of digital games – with a vision to become one of the leading indie game creators and publishers. Stillfront's games are distributed globally, with their main markets in Sweden, Germany, the United States and MENA. "
target: Goodgame Studios
Goodgame Studios is a leading free-to-play, online games development company. They operate across web and mobile platforms and cater to over 300 million registered users worldwide.
price ($mm)
$322
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
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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:$168,088.00)
Founded in 1975, Microsoft is the worldwide leader in software, services and solutions that help people and businesses realize their full potential. Microsoft develops, manufactures, licenses, and supports a range of software products and services for various computing devices worldwide. "
target: Mojang AB
Mojang is an indie game developer studio based in Stockholm, Sweden. Founded back in 2009, they developed the video game Minecraft and the game Scrolls. They also published a third game called Cobalt. The name Mojang comes from the Swedish word for gadget, "mojäng".
price ($mm)
$2,500
rev ($mm)
$326
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
7.7x
EV / EBITDA
announced 7/23/2014 via BNC Analysis

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

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

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

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

Baring Private Equity Asia, will acquire Giant Interactive Group

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

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

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

GMO Internet Group, will acquire Gamepot, Inc.

synopsis: GMO Internet Inc announced that it has decided to acquire a 100% stake of Gamepot Inc., a top-4 Japanese publisher with PC, browser and mobile game titles in its portfolio. Its Tokyo headquarters are home to both publishing and development staff, with additional mobile developers located in the Korean office.
buyer: GMO Internet Group (TSE:9449:$1,797.43)
GMO Internet Group, headquartered in Tokyo, is a leading force in the Internet industry offering one of the most comprehensive ranges of Internet services worldwide. The company was founded on a desire to bring the possibilities the Internet offers to as many people as possible. "
target parent: Aeria Inc.
target: Gamepot, Inc.
Gamepot is a top-4 Japanese publisher with PC, browser and mobile game titles in its portfolio. Its Tokyo headquarters are home to both publishing and development staff, with additional mobile developers located in the Korean office.
price ($mm)
$9.17
rev ($mm)
$49
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.2x
EV / EBITDA
announced 9/13/2013 via BusinessWire

Neople, will acquire THINGSOFT

synopsis: NEXON Co., Ltd., a worldwide leader in free-to-play online games, announced that Neople, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Nexon, entered into a definitive agreement to acquire all outstanding shares of THINGSOFT, a leading PC online game development studio based in Seoul, South Korea.
buyer parent: NEXON Co., Ltd.
buyer: Neople
Neople Inc. engages in the development of online games. It provides online action games. The company was founded in 2001 and is based in Seoul, South Korea. As of July 10, 2008, Neople Inc. operates as a subsidiary of Nexon Corporation, Inc. "
target: THINGSOFT
Thingsoft (Korean: 띵소프트) is an online game development company in South Korea. Its headquarter is located in Seoul, South Korea. Founded in 2010, THINGSOFT has established a strong track record of developing AAA-quality immersive free-to-play (“F2P”) online games.
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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
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$51.93
EBITDA ($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: 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: NCTY
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The9 Limited
The9 Limited
The9 Limited is a leading online game operator in China. The9’s business is primarily focused on operating and developing high-quality games for the Chinese online game players market. The9 directly or through affiliates operates licensed MMORPGs.
year
2009
rev ($mm)
$760.52
EBITDA ($mm)
($229.57)
EBIT ($mm)
($403.97)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
1010
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Ticker: PWRD
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Perfect World Entertainment
Perfect World Entertainment
Perfect World is a leading publisher of online multiplayer games. Perfect World has published 10+ popular titles including Neverwinter, Star Trek Online, Gigantic and Livelock. By specializing in constantly evolving online games, Perfect World is one of the leading publishers in the gaming market.
year
2014
rev ($mm)
$618.99
EBITDA ($mm)
$106.32
EBIT ($mm)
$70.47
Net Income ($mm)
$75.92
Employees
5378
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Ticker: OM:SF
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Stillfront Group AB
Stillfront Group is an independent games developer and games publisher with a portfolio of high-quality games that build long player relationships. The Group includes Bytro Labs, Coldwood Interactive, Dorado Games, PowerChallenge and Simutronics.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$448.48
EBITDA ($mm)
$137.66
EBIT ($mm)
$113.78
Net Income ($mm)
$59.27
Employees
832
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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)
$78,710.17
EBITDA ($mm)
$28,011.62
EBIT ($mm)
$20,392.54
Net Income ($mm)
$27,620.00
Employees
89228
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Ticker: NTES
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
NetEase, Inc.
NetEase, Inc.
NetEase, Inc. is a leading internet technology company in China. Dedicated to providing online services centered around content, community, communication and commerce, NetEase develops some of China’s most popular PC-client and mobile games, e-commerce businesses, advertising and e-mail services.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$10,750.03
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,998.42
EBIT ($mm)
$1,637.88
Net Income ($mm)
$1,273.77
Employees
23687
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Ticker: SEHK:777
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
NetDragon WebSoft Inc.
NetDragon WebSoft Inc.
NetDragon Websoft Inc. is a leading innovator and creative force in China's online gaming and mobile internet industries. NetDragon offers many well-known mobile Internet products and services, including 91 Assistant, HiMarket, 91 Launcher,91 Panda Reader,sj.91.com and www.hiapk.com.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$615.68
EBITDA ($mm)
$29.42
EBIT ($mm)
($7.39)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
6446
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Ticker: KOSDAQ:A095660
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Neowiz
Neowiz
Neowiz is a South Korean online game publisher. Neowiz develops and publishes games of all styles and sizes on a variety of platforms. Their lineup includes first-person shooters, sports games, RPGs and countless other genres. Their titles include Bless Unleashed, Brown Dust, DJMAX Respect and more.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$257.19
EBITDA ($mm)
$60.45
EBIT ($mm)
$52.30
Net Income ($mm)
$39.93
Employees
527
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Ticker: BSE:532619
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
UTV Software Communications Limited
UTV Software Communications Limited
UTV Software Communications Ltd. is a leading media and entertainment company in India reaching more than 247 million consumers with a presence in motion pictures, television and interactive media.
year
2012
rev ($mm)
$187.54
EBITDA ($mm)
$15.85
EBIT ($mm)
$14.24
Net Income ($mm)
$4.48
Employees
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Ticker: JASDAQ:3758
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Aeria Inc.
Aeria Inc.
Aeria Inc. primarily engages in IT services and the delivery of online games. The company also provides game software development, business systems development, and data center services. In addition, it involves in temporary staffing and real estate leasing operations.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$186.90
EBITDA ($mm)
$31.84
EBIT ($mm)
$28.09
Net Income ($mm)
$22.06
Employees
347
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Ticker: SZSE:30005
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Shenzhen ZQGame Co., Ltd.
Shenzhen ZQGame Co., Ltd.
ZQGame, Inc. is an online gaming company driven to create compelling entertainment experiences across online, mobile, and tablet platforms for the hardcore gamer.
year
2013
rev ($mm)
$51.93
EBITDA ($mm)
$10.47
EBIT ($mm)
$8.19
Net Income ($mm)
$8.17
Employees
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Ticker: SZSE:30031
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ourpalm Co.,Ltd
Ourpalm Co.,Ltd
Ourpalm was founded in Beijing in 2004 as a government licensed telecommunications and service provider. Early beginnings in web and mobile content have since evolved and secured Ourpalm a place as one of China's leading web and mobile game developer, publisher and operator of today.
year
2013
rev ($mm)
$42.29
EBITDA ($mm)
$13.99
EBIT ($mm)
$12.76
Net Income ($mm)
$15.64
Employees
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Ticker: TSE:3659
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
NEXON Co., Ltd.
NEXON Co., Ltd.
Based in Japan, NEXON Co. is a global leader in online games, with more than 100 live games operated across more than 190 countries. Nexon pioneered micro-transactions and the free-to-play business model, and is widely credited with unmatched global expertise in sophisticated live game operations.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$2,372.01
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,035.14
EBIT ($mm)
$970.78
Net Income ($mm)
$1,059.35
Employees
6441
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Ticker: KOSE:A251270
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Netmarble
Netmarble Games Corp. strives to entertain audiences of all ages, and around the world, by providing great mobile gaming experiences. Established in Korea in 2000, Netmarble is the fastest-growing mobile game company in Asia and consistently ranks as a top mobile developer and publisher worldwide.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$2,203.86
EBITDA ($mm)
$362.94
EBIT ($mm)
$266.96
Net Income ($mm)
$275.69
Employees
779
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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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