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closed 2/21/2019 via BNC Analysis

Keywords Studios, acquired GetSocial BV

synopsis: Game service provider Keywords has acquired Dutch cloud-based software platform GetSocial. Netherlands-based GetSocial lets game developers manage the social interactions between their game, their players, and other networks, while also providing a toolkit for customer acquisition, retention, and engagement.
buyer: Keywords Studios (AIM:KWS:$451.13)
Keywords Studios is an international technical services provider to the global video games industry. They provide integrated art production, engineering, audio services, testing, localization and player support services across 50 languages and 14 game platforms in more than 20 countries. "
target: GetSocial BV
GetSocial lets game developers manage the social interactions between their game, their players, and other networks, while also providing a toolkit for customer acquisition, retention, and engagement. They are based in the Netherlands.
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closed 6/14/2017 via Market Wire

Kaazing Corporation, acquired Montage Studio

synopsis: Kaazing, the leader in scalable, end-to-end application-to-application integration for the enterprise, announced the acquisition of Montage Studio, a company whose app authoring platform enables enterprises to quickly and easily design, build and deploy highly immersive mobile and web apps.
buyer: Kaazing Corporation
Kaazing is the leader in scalable, end-to-end application-to-application integration for the enterprise. With Kaazing's enterprise-grade solutions customers can securely and cost-effectively respond to digital consumers' demand for personalized services and support via real-time web and mobile apps."
target: Montage Studio
Montage Studio was founded on the simple vision of a true web-native universal SDK, a framework and authoring of unprecedented depth, combined as one creative, cloud-based collaborative environment. It lets web designers and developers work seamlessly together to deliver rich HTML5 applications.
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closed 7/27/2016 via BNC Analysis

Google Inc., acquired LaunchKit

synopsis: Google, a multinational technology company, has acquired LaunchKit, the maker of a toolkit for mobile app development. They launched a host of tools including Screenshot Builder, App Website Builder, Review Monitor, and Sales Reporter. Many of these services were free to use, while a couple had a premium offering.
buyer: Google Inc. (GOOGL:$196,682.00)
Google's innovative search technologies connect millions of people with information every day. Google is a top web property in all major global markets. Google's targeted advertising program provides businesses with measurable results, while enhancing the overall web experience for users. "
target: LaunchKit
LaunchKit is the maker of a toolkit for mobile app development. Launched about two years ago, They aimed to make developing mobile apps easier. It launched a host of tools including Screenshot Builder, App Website Builder, Review Monitor, and Sales Reporter.
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closed 7/29/2015 via BNC Analysis

Viber, acquired Nextpeer

synopsis: Viber, the messaging app with 600 million+ users is making its first acquisition, specifically aimed at building out its new games business. It had acquired Nextpeer, a social gaming startup based in Israel that offers games developers an software development kit to incorporate social gaming features into their apps.
buyer parent: Rakuten Inc.
buyer: Viber
Viber is a leading messaging, voice and video service that lets everyone in the world connect. Freely. Users can send free text messages, fun stickers, photos, videos and doodles, share locations, make free HD-quality calls and communicate with Push-To-Talk. "
target: Nextpeer
Nextpeer is a social gaming startup based in Israel that offers games developers an software development kit (SDK) to incorporate social gaming features into their apps.
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$9.00
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announced 11/18/2020 via Company Press Release

IBM, will acquire Instana

synopsis: IBM announced a definitive agreement to acquire Instana, an application performance monitoring and observability company. Instana ensures that your application delivery organization has the data, visibility and information they need to manage the performance of critical business applications across the DevOps lifecycle.
buyer: IBM (IBM:$73,779.00)
IBM is a leading cloud platform and cognitive solutions company. Restlessly reinventing since 1911, they are the largest technology and consulting employer in the world. With Watson, the AI platform for business, powered by data, IBM is building industry-based solutions to real-world problems. "
target: Instana
Instana offers automatic application performance monitoring for any architecture on any cloud. Instana ensures that your application delivery organization has the data, visibility and information they need to manage the performance of critical business applications across the DevOps lifecycle.
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closed 8/8/2012 via BusinessWire

BMC Software, Inc., acquired VaraLogix

synopsis: BMC Software announced it has acquired VaraLogix, a proven application release automation provider. With this acquisition, BMC is expanding its DevOps portfolio to make it easier for IT to more quickly and efficiently deliver cutting-edge applications with fewer outages, lower risk and higher return on investment.
buyer: BMC Software, Inc. (BMC:$2,172.00)
BMC Software's portfolio of Business Service Management solutions deliver a comprehensive approach and unified platform for managing IT. BMC offers solutions across your entire IT organization - mainframe to distributed systems, physical to virtual, operations to support. "
target: VaraLogix
VaraLogix provides the only solution that has been purposely-built, from the ground up, to automate business critical application deployment and configuration management – in one solution – removing risk and uncertainty from the deployment process.
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closed 1/4/2011 via PR Newswire

Salesforce.com, Inc., acquired Heroku, Inc.

synopsis: Salesforce.com, the enterprise cloud computing company, announced it has completed its acquisition of Heroku, the privately held cloud platform for writing Ruby-based applications. The acquisition positions salesforce.com to take a greater share of the public cloud services market, projected by IDC to reach $55.5 billion in 2014.
buyer: Salesforce.com, Inc. (CRM:$20,286.00)
Salesforce.com is the enterprise cloud computing company. Based on salesforce.com's real-time, multitenant architecture, the company's platform and CRM applications have revolutionized the way companies collaborate and communicate with their customers. "
target: Heroku, Inc.
Heroku features a workflow and interface that mimics how developers work. Heroku's multi-tenant architecture means no virtual machines to manage, no software to install, and no complicated platform stacks to manage and tune.
price ($mm)
$217
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closed 3/20/2013 via BNC Analysis

ShareThis, acquired Socialize, Inc.

synopsis: The online publisher platform ShareThis has bought the startup Socialize, which makes a developer toolkit for apps. San Francisco-based Socialize's app software will help ShareThis expand into apps.
buyer: ShareThis
ShareThis is the largest market for sharing and influence across the web, reaching more than 400 million users across nearly 1 million sites. ShareThis makes content more engaging for publishers and marketing more impactful for brands by tapping into its true influence and value. "
target: Socialize, Inc.
Socialize has a platform-as-a-service that makes any app social. Socialize's drop-in SDK unleashes communities hiding in mobile apps and provides developers with granular knowledge about their users, allowing them to better understand what makes their apps (and their users) tick.
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closed 10/11/2018 via Forbes

ROBLOX, acquired PacketZoom

synopsis: Social gaming platform Roblox has acquired PacketZoom, a company that produces software to optimize app performance on mobile networks. Their Mobile AMPO (App Performance Monitoring & Optimization) platform offers an end-to-end solution to analyze, detect and resolve mobile app networking issues in real-time without changing the app code.
buyer: ROBLOX
Roblox is a massively multiplayer online game creation platform that allows users to design their own games and play a wide variety of different types of games created by other users through Roblox Studio. The platform hosts social network games constructed of Lego-like virtual blocks. "
target: PacketZoom
PacketZoom is a company that produces software to optimize app performance on mobile networks. Their Mobile AMPO (App Performance Monitoring & Optimization) platform offers an end-to-end solution to analyze, detect and resolve mobile app networking issues in real-time without changing the app code.
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closed 3/6/2012 via BNC Analysis

Burstly, Inc., acquired TestFlight

synopsis: TestFlight, a platform that lets developers distribute test builds of their apps to a beta audience, has been acquired by Burstly, a platform that helps developers track and monetize their apps. Together the duo has created a platform that'll let developers distribute their apps and track both their usage and performance.
buyer: Burstly, Inc.
Based in Santa Monica, California, Burstly, Inc. provides a platform for mobile developers to maximize their marketing and revenue opportunities. It offers a marketplace where developers can buy or sell advertising. "
target: TestFlight
TestFlight is a platform that lets developers distribute test builds of their apps to a beta audience. The company is based in Santa Monica, California.
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closed 3/25/2011 via Company Press Release

Research In Motion, acquired tinyHippos Inc.

synopsis: Research In Motion (RIM) is pleased to announce that tinyHippos has joined RIM. RIM is excited that the tinyHippos team is joining the BlackBerry Developer team and bringing their expertise in cross-platform emulation environments to the BlackBerry platform.
buyer: Research In Motion (BB:$882.00)
Research In Motion (RIM), is the designer and manufacturer of the award-winning BlackBerry smartphone. The company also creates software for businesses and the operating system that allows the BlackBerry smartphone to provide mobile access to email, IM, apps, media files, the Internet and more. "
target: tinyHippos Inc.
tinyHippos Inc. develops mobile application development and testing tools for the mobile application developer community. It offers Ripple, a multi-platform mobile environment emulator that runs in a Web browser and is custom-tailored for HTML5 mobile application testing.
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closed 6/22/2021 via BusinessWire

NetApp, acquired Data Mechanics Inc.

synopsis: NetApp, a global, cloud-led, data-centric software company, has acquired Data Mechanics, a managed platform provider for big data processing and cloud analytics. Data Mechanics helps businesses capitalize on Apache Spark, an open-source unified analytics engine for large-scale data processing and machine learning, in Kubernetes.
buyer: NetApp (NTAP:$5,744.00)
NetApp is a global, cloud-led, data-centric software company that empowers organizations to lead with data in the age of accelerated digital transformation. The company provides systems, software, and cloud services that enable them to run their applications optimally from data center to cloud. "
target: Data Mechanics Inc.
Data Mechanics is a cloud-native Spark platform focused on making Apache Spark easy to use and cost-effective for data engineering workloads. Data Mechanics is deployed inside its customers' cloud account (AWS, Azure, GCP) on a Kubernetes cluster that is created and managed specifically for them.
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announced 5/11/2021 via Company Press Release

ServiceNow, will acquire LightStep

synopsis: ServiceNow, the leading digital workflow company that makes work, work better for people, is to acquire next‑generation observability leader Lightstep. Lightstep’s observability platform is the easiest way for developers and SREs (Site reliability engineering) to monitor health and respond to changes in cloud-native applications.
buyer: ServiceNow (NYSE:NOW:$4,833.48)
ServiceNow's cloud-based platform and solutions deliver digital experiences that help people do their best work. Their applications automate, predict, digitize, and optimize business processes and tasks, across IT, Customer Service, Security Operations, and Human Resources. "
target: LightStep
Lightstep’s observability platform is the easiest way for developers and SREs (Site reliability engineering) to monitor health and respond to changes in cloud-native applications.
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closed 1/12/2021 via GlobeNewswire

Pluralsight, acquired Next Tech

synopsis: Pluralsight, Inc., the technology workforce development company, announced it has acquired Next Tech, a San Diego, California provider of cloud-based computing environments, enabling the authoring and hosting of labs in software development, data science and machine learning.
buyer: Pluralsight (NasdaqGS:PS:$375.69)
Pluralsight is the leading technology workforce development company that helps companies and teams build better products by developing critical skills, improving processes, and gaining insights through data, and providing strategic skills consulting. "
target: Next Tech
Next Tech is a San Diego, California provider of cloud-based computing environments, enabling the authoring and hosting of labs in software development, data science and machine learning.
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announced 11/18/2020 via Yahoo, Inc.

Cisco Systems, Inc., will acquire Banzai Cloud

synopsis: Cisco Systems is to acquire Banzai Cloud, a company based in Budapest, Hungary that specializes in assisting enterprises with cloud native application development, implementation and scalability as well as management of containerized applications.
buyer: Cisco Systems, Inc. (CSCO:$48,846.00)
Cisco Systems' hardware, software, and service offerings are used to create the Internet solutions that make networks possible. Cisco designs, manufactures, and sells Internet Protocol based networking and other products related to the communications and information technology industry worldwide. "
target: Banzai Cloud
Headquartered in Budapest, Hungary, Banzai Cloud specializes in assisting enterprises with cloud native application development, implementation and scalability as well as management of containerized applications.
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closed 11/18/2020 via Company Press Release

Carbon Relay, acquired StormForger GmbH

synopsis: ​Carbon Relay, now ​StormForge​, the leader in machine learning-based cloud-native application performance testing and optimization, has acquired StormForger, a performance testing as a service platform. ​With the acquisition, Carbon Relay is renaming to StormForge ​and is announcing the integrated platform as the first available to DevOps
buyer: Carbon Relay
Carbon Relay, now ​StormForge​, is the leader in machine learning-based cloud-native application performance testing and optimization. The Platform is built to help DevOps teams release with confidence and IT leaders to realize the promise of cloud-native. "
target: StormForger GmbH
StormForger is a performance testing as a service platform, targeting HTTP APIs. They provide a high degree of automation and a comprehensive and expressive JavaScript DSL to specify test cases.
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closed 11/12/2020 via BNC Analysis

Kovai.co, acquired Cerebrata

synopsis: Kovai.co, an enterprise software company based in India, has acquired Cerebrata, an Indian company that produces tools for Microsoft Azure developers. Cerebrata's Cerulean platform makes it easy to manage Azure resources. The platform allows developers to take control of their storage, streamline workflows, and make sense of their diagnostics data.
buyer: Kovai.co
Kovai.co is a premier enterprise software company based in India. Kovai.co provides a wide range of business software products. They offer solutions for Microsoft BizTalk monitoring & analytics, Azure Serverless monitoring & management, hybrid integration, and knowledge bases. "
target: Cerebrata
Cerebrata is an Indian company that produces tools for Microsoft Azure developers and IT pros. Cerebrata's Cerulean platform makes it easy to manage Azure resources. Their platform allows developers to take control of their storage, streamline workflows, and make sense of their diagnostics data.
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closed 7/9/2020 via BusinessWire

Appfire, acquired Beecom Products AG

synopsis: Appfire, a leading provider of apps for software development teams, is continuing to expand its product portfolio with the acquisition of Switzerland-based Beecom Products AG, makers of JSU Automation Suite for Jira Workflows, one of the most widely used apps in the Atlassian ecosystem with over 18,000 active installations.
buyer: Appfire
Appfire is an award-winning Atlassian Platinum Marketplace Partner and a global authority in the Atlassian ecosystem. Appfire’s popular Bob Swift, Botron, Feed Three, and Wittified product brands comprise the largest portfolio of apps on the Atlassian Marketplace with 65+ purpose-built products. "
target: Beecom Products AG
Switzerland-based Beecom Products is an Atlassian Platinum Marketplace Partner. Its flagship product, JSU Automation Suite for Jira Workflows, is used by more than 18,000 teams globally. Beecom also provides DevOps, IT Service Management, Project Portfolio Management, and Cloud Migration solutions.
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announced 9/17/2019 via BusinessWire

Avnet, Inc., will acquire Witekio

synopsis: Leading global technology solutions provider Avnet has signed an agreement to acquire Witekio, a privately held company with expertise in software and embedded systems that helps developers overcome the technical challenges and complexity of developing Internet of Things (IoT) solutions.
buyer: Avnet, Inc. (AVT:$19,518.59)
Avnet is a global technology solutions provider with an extensive ecosystem delivering design, product, marketing and supply chain expertise for customers at every stage of the product lifecycle. "
target: Witekio
Witekio is a privately held company with expertise in software and embedded systems that helps developers overcome the technical challenges and complexity of developing Internet of Things (IoT) solutions.
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closed 3/13/2019 via Company Press Release

Bitrise, acquired Outlyer

synopsis: Bitrise, a mobile continuous integration and delivery platform, has acquired Outlyer, a self-service cloud infrastructure monitoring platform made for developers, DevOps and microservice environments. They monitor client's full stack, from servers and cloud providers to databases, containers and custom metrics.
buyer: Bitrise
Bitrise is a mobile continuous integration and delivery platform. Bitrise helps clients automate daily app development tasks from building through testing to deployment. With Bitrise clients can configure these tasks with a unique, visual workflow editor. "
target: Outlyer
Outlyer is a self-service cloud infrastructure monitoring platform made for developers, DevOps and microservice environments. They monitor client's full stack, from servers and cloud providers to databases, containers and custom metrics.
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closed 2/21/2019 via BNC Analysis

Keywords Studios, acquired GetSocial BV

synopsis: Game service provider Keywords has acquired Dutch cloud-based software platform GetSocial. Netherlands-based GetSocial lets game developers manage the social interactions between their game, their players, and other networks, while also providing a toolkit for customer acquisition, retention, and engagement.
buyer: Keywords Studios (AIM:KWS:$451.13)
Keywords Studios is an international technical services provider to the global video games industry. They provide integrated art production, engineering, audio services, testing, localization and player support services across 50 languages and 14 game platforms in more than 20 countries. "
target: GetSocial BV
GetSocial lets game developers manage the social interactions between their game, their players, and other networks, while also providing a toolkit for customer acquisition, retention, and engagement. They are based in the Netherlands.
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closed 4/22/2021 via gamesindustry.biz

Keywords Studios, acquired Climax Studios

synopsis: Keywords Studios, an international technical and creative services provider to the global video games industry, has acquired Climax Studios, an independent AAA games company in the UK. Climax Studios has developed games for some of the biggest names in the world. The studio has worked on titles such as Crackdown 3, Dirt Rally 2.0, and more.
buyer: Keywords Studios (AIM:KWS:$451.13)
Ireland’s Keywords Studios is an international technical services provider to the global video games industry. It provides integrated art creation, software engineering, testing, localization, audio and customer care services to a blue-chip client base. "
target: Climax Studios
Climax Studios is an independent AAA games company in the UK. Climax Studios has developed games for some of the biggest names in the world, including Microsoft, Sony, Konami and 2K Games. The studio has worked on titles such as Crackdown 3, Dirt Rally 2.0, Silent Hill: Origins and more.
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closed 3/18/2021 via gamesindustry.biz

Keywords Studios, acquired Tantalus Media

synopsis: Game services provider Keywords Studios has acquired a 85% interest in Tantalus Media, an Australian video game developer based in Australia. They were founded in 1994 and have worked on over 100 titles since, including Age of Empires, Cities Skylines, Mass Effect, and The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess.
buyer: Keywords Studios (AIM:KWS:$451.13)
Ireland’s Keywords Studios is an international technical services provider to the global video games industry. It provides integrated art creation, software engineering, testing, localization, audio and customer care services to a blue-chip client base. "
target: Tantalus Media
Tantalus Media is an Australian video game developer based in Australia. They were founded in 1994 and have worked on over 100 titles since, including Age of Empires, Cities Skylines, Mass Effect, and The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess.
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$31
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$6
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closed 12/17/2020 via Company Press Release

Keywords Studios, acquired Indigo Pearl

synopsis: Keywords Studios announced the acquisition of UK-based Indigo Pearl, a full-service PR agency specializing in Entertainment Technology PR. This covers all media fields associated with gadgets, tech, gaming, mobile, and downloadable content (DLC).
buyer: Keywords Studios (AIM:KWS:$451.13)
Ireland’s Keywords Studios is an international technical services provider to the global video games industry. It provides integrated art creation, software engineering, testing, localization, audio and customer care services to a blue-chip client base. "
target: Indigo Pearl
Indigo Pearl is a full-service PR agency specializing in Entertainment Technology PR. This covers all media fields associated with gadgets, tech, gaming, mobile, and downloadable content (DLC).
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closed 12/17/2020 via Company Press Release

Keywords Studios, acquired Jinglebell Communications

synopsis: Keywords Studios has announced the acquisition of Jinglebell Communications. Founded in 1981 and based in Milan, Italy, Jinglebell is a boutique recording studio that provides audio recording, music production and sound design for video games and advertisements.
buyer: Keywords Studios (AIM:KWS:$451.13)
Ireland’s Keywords Studios is an international technical services provider to the global video games industry. It provides integrated art creation, software engineering, testing, localization, audio and customer care services to a blue-chip client base. "
target: Jinglebell Communications
Founded in 1981 and based in Milan, Italy, Jinglebell is a boutique recording studio that provides audio recording, music production and sound design for video games and advertisements.
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announced 12/15/2020 via Company Press Release

Keywords Studios, will acquire High Voltage Software

synopsis: Keywords Studios, an international technical and creative services provider to the global video games industry, will acquire High Voltage Software, an award-winning game developer that develops for all major platforms. High Voltage has worked on games in various genres, including first-person shooters, collectible card games, and platformers.
buyer: Keywords Studios (AIM:KWS:$451.13)
Ireland’s Keywords Studios is an international technical services provider to the global video games industry. It provides integrated art creation, software engineering, testing, localization, audio and customer care services to a blue-chip client base. "
target: High Voltage Software
High Voltage Software is a game developer that develops for all major platforms. High Voltage prides itself on creating high-quality interactive content and experiences. The studio has worked on games in various genres, including first-person shooters, collectible card games, and platformers.
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closed 11/25/2020 via BNC Analysis

Keywords Studios, acquired G-Net Media

synopsis: Services provider Keywords Studios acquired games marketing company G-Net Media. Based in Los Angeles, G-Net works with clients such as Activision, Bethesda, Bungie, and Microsoft, as well as companies outside of games such as Netflix, Amazon Prime, and NBC Universal.
buyer: Keywords Studios (AIM:KWS:$451.13)
Ireland’s Keywords Studios is an international technical services provider to the global video games industry. It provides integrated art creation, software engineering, testing, localization, audio and customer care services to a blue-chip client base. "
target: G-Net Media
G-Net Media is a games marketing company based out of Los Angeles. They work with clients such as Activision, Bethesda, Bungie, and Microsoft, as well as companies outside of games such as Netflix, Amazon Prime, and NBC Universal.
price ($mm)
$18
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$16
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$2
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closed 9/18/2020 via BNC Analysis

Keywords Studios, acquired Heavy Iron Studios

synopsis: Services and software giant Keywords has acquired Heavy Iron Studios, an American video game developer based in Los Angeles, California. Founded back in 1999, the studio has worked on titles including the recently-launched Marvel's Avengers from Square Enix, Activision's Call of Duty and Disney Infinity.
buyer: Keywords Studios (AIM:KWS:$451.13)
Ireland’s Keywords Studios is an international technical services provider to the global video games industry. It provides integrated art creation, software engineering, testing, localization, audio and customer care services to a blue-chip client base. "
target: Heavy Iron Studios
Heavy Iron Studios is an American video game developer based in Los Angeles, California. Founded back in 1999, the studio has worked on titles including the recently-launched Marvel's Avengers from Square Enix, Activision's Call of Duty and Disney Infinity.
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$5
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$1
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closed 8/27/2020 via BNC Analysis

Keywords Studios, acquired Maverick Media Limited

synopsis: Keywords Studios, the international technical and creative services provider to the global video games industry, welcomes Maverick Media Limited, a premier video games creative marketing agency, to the Group. Maverick, based in London, is one of the longest established and most successful video games creative agencies in Europe.
buyer: Keywords Studios (AIM:KWS:$451.13)
Ireland’s Keywords Studios is an international technical services provider to the global video games industry. It provides integrated art creation, software engineering, testing, localization, audio and customer care services to a blue-chip client base. "
target: Maverick Media Limited
Maverick, based in London and founded by Will Jeffry in 1995, is one of the longest established and most successful video games creative agencies in Europe. It has produced award-winning campaigns for some of the world's most prestigious games publishers, developers and brands.
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$4.70
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$4
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closed 6/26/2020 via BNC Analysis

Keywords Studios, acquired Coconut Lizard

synopsis: Services giant Keywords Studios has bought Coconut Lizard, a company that provides expert development support to video games development companies, particularly those working with Unreal Engine. Coconut Lizard Ltd was incorporated in 2015 and is based in Gateshead, United Kingdom.
buyer: Keywords Studios (AIM:KWS:$451.13)
Ireland’s Keywords Studios is an international technical services provider to the global video games industry. It provides integrated art creation, software engineering, testing, localization, audio and customer care services to a blue-chip client base. "
target: Coconut Lizard
Coconut Lizard provide expert development support to video games development companies, particularly those working with Unreal Engine. Coconut Lizard Ltd was incorporated in 2015 and is based in Gateshead, United Kingdom.
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$2.47
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$2
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closed 12/18/2019 via Company Press Release

Keywords Studios, acquired Ichi Worldwide

synopsis: Keywords Studios, the go-to provider of technical and creative services to the global video games industry, has announced that it has acquired ICHI. Founded in 2009 and headquartered in London, ICHI provides a full suite of creative and marketing services to video game publishers and to the sports and entertainment sectors around the world.
buyer: Keywords Studios (AIM:KWS:$451.13)
Ireland’s Keywords Studios is an international technical services provider to the global video games industry. It provides integrated art creation, software engineering, testing, localization, audio and customer care services to a blue-chip client base. "
target: Ichi Worldwide
Founded in 2009 and headquartered in London, ICHI provides a full suite of creative and marketing services to video game publishers and to the sports and entertainment sectors around the world.
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$4.34
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$4
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closed 12/18/2019 via BNC Analysis

Keywords Studios, acquired Syllabes

synopsis: Keywords Studios, an international technical services provider to the global video games industry, has acquired Montreal-based Syllabes, a company that specializes in audio recording and casting services in French and English for the video games industry.
buyer: Keywords Studios (AIM:KWS:$451.13)
Ireland’s Keywords Studios is an international technical services provider to the global video games industry. It provides integrated art creation, software engineering, testing, localization, audio and customer care services to a blue-chip client base. "
target: Syllabes
Montreal-based Syllabes specializes in audio recording and casting services in French and English for the video games industry.
price ($mm)
$0.36
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$1
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closed 12/17/2019 via Company Press Release

Keywords Studios, acquired KantanMT.com

synopsis: Keywords Studios, the international technical and creative services provider to the global video games industry, has acquired KantanMT, a leading machine translation technology company in Ireland. KantanMT provides a SaaS based machine translation platform that enables users to develop and manage customized machine translation engines in the cloud.
buyer: Keywords Studios (AIM:KWS:$451.13)
Ireland’s Keywords Studios is an international technical services provider to the global video games industry. It provides integrated art creation, software engineering, testing, localization, audio and customer care services to a blue-chip client base. "
target: KantanMT.com
KantanMT.com is a leading machine translation technology company in Ireland. KantanMT provides a SaaS based machine translation platform that enables users to develop and manage customized machine translation engines in the cloud.
price ($mm)
$3.89
rev ($mm)
$1
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
8.8x
EV / EBITDA
announced 9/19/2019 via Company Press Release

Keywords Studios, will acquire TV+SYNCHRON

synopsis: Keywords Studios, an international technical services provider to the global video games industry, will acquire TV+SYNCHRON (TVS), a veteran of the German dubbing and localization industry. Based in Berlin, Germany, TVS has more than 25 years of experience of dubbing and localizing content into German, working across a range of media and formats.
buyer: Keywords Studios (AIM:KWS:$451.13)
Ireland’s Keywords Studios is an international technical services provider to the global video games industry. It provides integrated art creation, software engineering, testing, localization, audio and customer care services to a blue-chip client base. "
target: TV+SYNCHRON
TV+SYNCHRON (TVS) is a veteran of the German dubbing and localization industry. Based in Berlin, Germany, TVS has more than 25 years of experience of dubbing and localizing content into German, working across a range of media and formats.
price ($mm)
$4.09
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 6/12/2019 via BNC Analysis

Keywords Studios, acquired Descriptive Video Works Inc

synopsis: Ireland’s Keywords Studios, an international technical services provider to the global video games industry, has acquired Descriptive Video Works, a Canadian company that provides audio description services for broadcast and streamed programming including films and series as well as live events.
buyer: Keywords Studios (AIM:KWS:$451.13)
Ireland’s Keywords Studios is an international technical services provider to the global video games industry. It provides integrated art creation, software engineering, testing, localization, audio and customer care services to a blue-chip client base. "
target: Descriptive Video Works Inc
Headquartered in Canada, Descriptive Video Works provides audio description services for broadcast and streamed programming including films and series as well as live events such as the Olympics and Paralympics, for which it was the first company to provide real-time audio description.
price ($mm)
$2.41
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 4/24/2019 via Company Press Release

Keywords Studios, acquired Wizcorp

synopsis: Ireland's Keywords Studios, the international technical services provider to the global video games industry, has acquired Wizcorp, a Tokyo-based game development company focused on providing end-to-end services for games, including conception, development, production, and live operations.
buyer: Keywords Studios (AIM:KWS:$451.13)
Ireland’s Keywords Studios is an international technical services provider to the global video games industry. It provides integrated art creation, software engineering, testing, localization, audio and customer care services to a blue-chip client base. "
target parent: Ankama
target: Wizcorp
Based in Tokyo, Japan, Wizcorp develops games mainly in the mobile space, with particular expertise in HTML5 and other mobile technologies. Wizcorp has provided game development as a service to Japanese publishers and developers including LINE, Square Enix, Avex and Yahoo Japan.
price ($mm)
$1.07
rev ($mm)
$3
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.4x
EV / EBITDA
closed 2/21/2019 via BNC Analysis

Keywords Studios, acquired GetSocial BV

synopsis: Game service provider Keywords has acquired Dutch cloud-based software platform GetSocial. Netherlands-based GetSocial lets game developers manage the social interactions between their game, their players, and other networks, while also providing a toolkit for customer acquisition, retention, and engagement.
buyer: Keywords Studios (AIM:KWS:$451.13)
Keywords Studios is an international technical services provider to the global video games industry. They provide integrated art production, engineering, audio services, testing, localization and player support services across 50 languages and 14 game platforms in more than 20 countries. "
target: GetSocial BV
GetSocial lets game developers manage the social interactions between their game, their players, and other networks, while also providing a toolkit for customer acquisition, retention, and engagement. They are based in the Netherlands.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 12/21/2018 via Company Press Release

Keywords Studios, will acquire Sunny Side Up Creative, Inc.

synopsis: Keywords Studios, the international technical services provider to the global video games industry, announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Sunny Side Up Creative Inc. Sunny Side Up produces high quality marketing assets for game publishers and developers including game trailers, key art assets and motion graphic production.
buyer: Keywords Studios (AIM:KWS:$451.13)
Keywords Studios is an international technical services provider to the global video games industry. They provide integrated art production, engineering, audio services, testing, localization and player support services across 50 languages and 14 game platforms in more than 20 countries. "
target: Sunny Side Up Creative, Inc.
Sunny Side Up Creative is a creative agency and full-service production studio formed by people from the video game industry. They produce high quality marketing assets for game publishers and developers including game trailers, key art assets and motion graphic production.
price ($mm)
$4.35
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 9/19/2018 via BNC Analysis

Keywords Studios, acquired The TrailerFarm

synopsis: Keywords Studios, an international technical services provider to the video games industry, has acquired The TrailerFarm, a company that creates trailers for games big and small on any and all formats. Since 2011, they have been making creative content for game makers and publishers all around the world.
buyer: Keywords Studios (AIM:KWS:$451.13)
Based in Ireland, Keywords Studios is an international technical services provider to the video games industry. They provide integrated art production, engineering, audio services, testing, localization and player support services across 50 languages and 14 game platforms in more than 20 countries. "
target: The TrailerFarm
TrailerFarm creates trailers for games big and small on any and all formats. Since 2011, they have been making creative content for game makers and publishers all around the world, from AAA to indie developers of all sizes, even solo teams.
price ($mm)
$1.31
rev ($mm)
$1
EBITDA ($mm)
$0
EV / rev
2.0x
EV / EBITDA
12.5x
closed 8/20/2018 via BNC Analysis

Keywords Studios, acquired Studio Gobo

synopsis: Dublin-headquartered games services firm Keywords Studios has acquired Studio Gobo and Electric Square (Gobo, collectively). Gobo provides a range of games development services to both publishers and developers around the world. Its studios are based across three locations in Brighton and Hove in the UK.
buyer: Keywords Studios (AIM:KWS:$451.13)
Based in Ireland, Keywords Studios is an international technical services provider to the video games industry. They provide integrated art production, engineering, audio services, testing, localization and player support services across 50 languages and 14 game platforms in more than 20 countries. "
target: Studio Gobo
Studio Gobo and Electric Square (Gobo, collectively) provides a range of games development services to both publishers and developers around the world. Its studios are based across three locations in Brighton and Hove in the UK.
price ($mm)
$13
rev ($mm)
$8
EBITDA ($mm)
$5
EV / rev
4.2x
EV / EBITDA
7.2x
closed 7/23/2018 via BNC Analysis

Keywords Studios, acquired Yokozuna Data

synopsis: Keywords Studios, an Irish provider of technical services to the video gaming industry, has acquired Yokozuna Data from Silicon Studio, a Japanese game studio. Yokozuna Data is a Japanese company that uses AI and machine learning to provide predictive analytics to game developers. Their tools allows developers to better understand player behaviour.
buyer: Keywords Studios (AIM:KWS:$451.13)
Based in Ireland, Keywords Studios is an international technical services provider to the video games industry. They provide integrated art production, engineering, audio services, testing, localization and player support services across 50 languages and 14 game platforms in more than 20 countries. "
target parent: Silicon Studio Corporation
target: Yokozuna Data
Yokozuna Data is a Japanese company that uses AI and machine learning to provide predictive analytics to video game developers. Their tools enables developers to better understand player behaviour, allowing them to determine the likelihood of players abandoning the game or purchasing in-game items.
price ($mm)
$1.50
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 12/17/2020 via Company Press Release

Keywords Studios, acquired Jinglebell Communications

synopsis: Keywords Studios has announced the acquisition of Jinglebell Communications. Founded in 1981 and based in Milan, Italy, Jinglebell is a boutique recording studio that provides audio recording, music production and sound design for video games and advertisements.
buyer: Keywords Studios (AIM:KWS:$451.13)
Ireland’s Keywords Studios is an international technical services provider to the global video games industry. It provides integrated art creation, software engineering, testing, localization, audio and customer care services to a blue-chip client base. "
target: Jinglebell Communications
Founded in 1981 and based in Milan, Italy, Jinglebell is a boutique recording studio that provides audio recording, music production and sound design for video games and advertisements.
price ($mm)
$2.13
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 12/18/2019 via BNC Analysis

Keywords Studios, acquired Syllabes

synopsis: Keywords Studios, an international technical services provider to the global video games industry, has acquired Montreal-based Syllabes, a company that specializes in audio recording and casting services in French and English for the video games industry.
buyer: Keywords Studios (AIM:KWS:$451.13)
Ireland’s Keywords Studios is an international technical services provider to the global video games industry. It provides integrated art creation, software engineering, testing, localization, audio and customer care services to a blue-chip client base. "
target: Syllabes
Montreal-based Syllabes specializes in audio recording and casting services in French and English for the video games industry.
price ($mm)
$0.36
rev ($mm)
$1
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.7x
EV / EBITDA
announced 9/19/2019 via Company Press Release

Keywords Studios, will acquire TV+SYNCHRON

synopsis: Keywords Studios, an international technical services provider to the global video games industry, will acquire TV+SYNCHRON (TVS), a veteran of the German dubbing and localization industry. Based in Berlin, Germany, TVS has more than 25 years of experience of dubbing and localizing content into German, working across a range of media and formats.
buyer: Keywords Studios (AIM:KWS:$451.13)
Ireland’s Keywords Studios is an international technical services provider to the global video games industry. It provides integrated art creation, software engineering, testing, localization, audio and customer care services to a blue-chip client base. "
target: TV+SYNCHRON
TV+SYNCHRON (TVS) is a veteran of the German dubbing and localization industry. Based in Berlin, Germany, TVS has more than 25 years of experience of dubbing and localizing content into German, working across a range of media and formats.
price ($mm)
$4.09
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 9/6/2019 via BusinessWire

TransPerfect Translations International, Inc., acquired MoGi Group

synopsis: TransPerfect, the world’s largest provider of language and technology solutions for global business, has acquired MoGi Group, a Dublin-based gaming solutions house recognized as a premier partner for studios, developers, and content owners in the gaming space. MoGi provides video game localization, community management, player support, and more.
buyer: TransPerfect Translations International, Inc.
TransPerfect is the world’s largest provider of language and technology solutions for global business. More than 5,000 global organizations employ TransPerfect’s GlobalLink Product Suite to simplify the management of multilingual content. The company is fully ISO 9001 and ISO 17100 certified. "
target: MoGi Group
Dublin-based MoGi Group provides world-class video game localization, community management, player support, quality assurance and games testing, voice-over recording, cybersecurity, tool development, art design, and age rating services to over 650 satisfied clients worldwide.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 8/9/2017 via BNC Analysis

Keywords Studios, acquired La Marque Rose, Asrec, Dune Sound and Around the Word

synopsis: Keywords Studios has acquired entertainment localisation business La Marque Rose SARL, video game localisation company Asrec SAS, and Dune Sound and Around the Word, both subsidiary companies of Dune Media SAS, which provides audio recording and localisation services for the video game industry.
buyer: Keywords Studios (AIM:KWS:$451.13)
Keywords Studios is an international technical services provider to the global video games industry. It provides integrated art creation, localisation, testing, audio and customer care services across 50 languages and 14 games platforms to a blue chip client base in more than 15 countries. "
target: La Marque Rose, Asrec, Dune Sound and Around the Word
La Marque Rose is an entertainment localisation business. Asrec SAS is a video game localisation company. Dune Sound and Around the Word, both subsidiary companies of Dune Media SAS, provide audio recording and localisation services for the video game industry. The companies are based in France.
price ($mm)
$7.76
rev ($mm)
$11
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.9x
EV / EBITDA
closed 12/28/2016 via BNC Analysis

Keywords Studios, acquired Sonox

synopsis: Keywords Studios, the international technical services provider to the global video games industry, announces that it has acquired Sonox Audio Solutions. Sonox provides audio recording and localisation services to video game companies targeting Spanish and Latin American markets.
buyer: Keywords Studios (AIM:KWS:$451.13)
Keywords is an international technical service provider to the global Video Game Industry. With over 1,500 games passionate employees around the world, they provide a range of translation, testing, audio, customer care and art production services to Video Game Developers and Publishers alike. "
target: Sonox
Sonox is a dynamic, creative and experienced localization studio. They offer tailor-made solutions for audio engineering and localization for all kinds of projects, mainly video games and films. Sonox also provides professional translation and proofreading of texts.
price ($mm)
$0.68
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 11/17/2016 via BNC Analysis

Keywords Studios, acquired Enzyme Testing Labs Inc.

synopsis: Keywords Studios, the world’s leading technical services provider to the global video games industry, announced that it has acquired Enzyme Testing Labs. Based in St-Jerome, Quebec and with offices in Montreal and in Kawasaki, Enzyme’s strengths are in functional QA and localisation testing of video games for leading game publishers and developers.
buyer: Keywords Studios (AIM:KWS:$451.13)
Keywords is an international technical service provider to the global Video Game Industry. With over 1,500 games passionate employees around the world, they provide a range of translation, testing, audio, customer care and art production services to Video Game Developers and Publishers alike. "
target: Enzyme Testing Labs Inc.
Enzyme is a privately held, North-American based company, focused on video game Quality Assurance (QA). The organization has over ten years of experience in video game QA testing with offices in St-Jerome - Quebec, Montreal - Quebec and Kawasaki - Japan.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 4/13/2016 via BNC Analysis

Keywords Studios, acquired Synthesis International Srl

synopsis: Keywords Studios Plc, has acquired Synthesis, the largest Italian company offering video game localization. Synthesis has been translating video game hits for 15 years, always remaining true to the original text.
buyer: Keywords Studios (AIM:KWS:$451.13)
Keywords is an international technical service provider to the global Video Game Industry. With over 1,500 games passionate employees around the world, they provide a range of translation, testing, audio, customer care and art production services to Video Game Developers and Publishers alike. "
target: Synthesis International Srl
Synthesis was founded in Milan in 1995 and quickly became the largest Italian company offering video game localization. Synthesis has been translating video game hits for 15 years, always remaining true to the original text.
price ($mm)
$19
rev ($mm)
$19
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
1.1x
EV / EBITDA
announced 3/25/2016 via Company Press Release

Pole To Win Co., Ltd., will acquire Entalize

synopsis: Pole To Win announced at a meeting of the board of directors that it will acquire Entalize. Entalize, based in Japan, has carried out the localization of several games. Entalize is a game localization company specializing in the localization of English-Japanese titles.
buyer: Pole To Win Co., Ltd. (TSE:3657:$208.93)
Pole To Win (PTW) is the world's outsourcing services provider for software, games, e-commerce, and more. Their wide range of services includes: Quality Testing, Quality Engineering, Translation and Localization, Customer Support, and Onsite Services. "
target: Entalize
Entalize is a game localization company specializing in the localization of English-Japanese titles.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 5/9/2014 via BNC Analysis

Keywords Studios, will acquire Binari Sonori

synopsis: Keywords Studios PLC, an international technical service provider to the global Video Game Industry, has agreed to acquire Binari Sonori. Binari Sonori is a provider of outsourced voice-over and translation services to the international video games market with operations in Milan, Italy and Los Angeles in the US.
buyer: Keywords Studios (AIM:KWS:$451.13)
Keywords is an international technical service provider to the global Video Game Industry with offices in Dublin, Tokyo, Seattle, Montreal and Rome. Working on a worldwide basis, they provide a range of linguistic, testing, and quality control services to Video Game Developers and Publishers alike. "
target: Binari Sonori
Binari Sonori is a global leader in localization, translation, and production of international contents for digital entertainment, with a strong focus and unparalleled qualifications in the localization of video games.
price ($mm)
$16
rev ($mm)
$14
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
1.5x
EV / EBITDA
announced 10/18/2017 via PR Newswire

RWS Holdings plc, will acquire Moravia

synopsis: Moravia announced that RWS Holdings plc has signed a purchase agreement to acquire the Moravia IT Group companies. Based in the Czech Republic, Moravia is a globalization solution provider, enabling companies in the information technology, e-learning, and life sciences industries to enter global markets with high quality multilingual products.
buyer: RWS Holdings plc (AIM:RWS:$471.81)
Based in the UK, RWS is a leading provider of patent translations and one of the leading players in the provision of intellectual property support services and a market leader in life sciences translations and linguistic validation as well as a language service provider in other technical areas. "
target parent: Clarion Capital Partners, LLC
target: Moravia
Based in the Czech Republic, Moravia is a leading globalization solution provider, enabling companies in the information technology, e-learning, and life sciences industries to enter global markets with high quality multilingual products.
price ($mm)
$320
rev ($mm)
$159
EBITDA ($mm)
$27
EV / rev
2.0x
EV / EBITDA
11.8x
closed 2/16/2015 via PR Newswire

Clarion Capital Partners, LLC, acquired Moravia

synopsis: Moravia, a leading globalization solution provider, enabling companies in the information technology, e-learning, and life sciences industries to enter global markets with high-quality multilingual products, announced that Clarion Capital Partners, a New York-based middle market private equity firm, has acquired a majority interest in the company.
buyer: Clarion Capital Partners, LLC
Clarion Capital Partners, LLC is a private equity investment firm which seeks to make primarily control private equity investments in a diversified portfolio of middle-market companies. The firm focuses in industries such as Business, Healthcare, Financial, Consumer Products, Retail, and Media. "
target: Moravia
Moravia's services address the complex localization demands of leading global brands and fast-growing companies, primarily in the IT and life science industry sectors.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$100
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
closed 1/7/2015 via BNC Analysis

Keywords Studios, acquired Reverb Localization

synopsis: Keywords Studios, the international technical services provider to the global video games industry, completed the acquisition of Reverb Localization. Founded in 2012 and based in Rio de Janeiro, Reverb provides localisation and audio management services for Brazilian Portuguese for leading games including World of Warcraft and Magic the Gathering.
buyer: Keywords Studios (AIM:KWS:$451.13)
Keywords is an international technical service provider to the global Video Game Industry. With over 1,500 games passionate employees around the world, they provide a range of translation, testing, audio, customer care and art production services to Video Game Developers and Publishers alike. "
target: Reverb Localization
Reverb Localization is a game & IT localization company located in Rio de Janeiro. With their highly qualified translators and high end translation tools, Reverb offers spotless translation & localization services. They have in-house translators and a freelancer pool of seasoned professionals.
price ($mm)
$0.24
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 3/10/2019 via BNC Analysis

Morningside Translations, Inc., acquired Net-Translators

synopsis: Morningside, a leading translation services company, has acquired Net-Translators, a leading translation, localization, and multilingual testing company based in Isreal. Net-Translators helps medical-device manufacturers, software developers and hardware companies prepare their products and services for worldwide deployment.
buyer: Morningside Translations, Inc.
Morningside is a leading translation services company partnering with the Am Law 100 and Fortune 500 companies around the globe. Headquartered in New York City, they maintain a powerful global network of language consultants and legal professionals in over 100 languages and dialects. "
target: Net-Translators
Net-Translators is a leading translation, localization, and multilingual testing company based in Isreal. Net-Translators helps medical-device manufacturers, software developers and hardware companies prepare their products and services for worldwide deployment.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 6/10/2020 via Company Press Release

RWS Holdings plc, acquired Webdunia

synopsis: RWS Holdings Plc has informed about the acquisition of Webdunia. With over 600 employees, and offices in India, Thailand and the US, Webdunia is a leader in translation, localization and technology services to technology and digital companies in the Indian and North American markets.
buyer: RWS Holdings plc (AIM:RWS:$471.81)
Based in the UK, RWS is a leading provider of patent translations and one of the leading players in the provision of intellectual property support services and a market leader in life sciences translations and linguistic validation as well as a language service provider in other technical areas. "
target: Webdunia
With over 600 employees, and offices in India, Thailand and the US, Webdunia is a leader in translation, localization and technology services to technology and digital companies in the Indian and North American markets.
price ($mm)
$21
rev ($mm)
$14
EBITDA ($mm)
$3
EV / rev
1.5x
EV / EBITDA
6.8x
announced 10/25/2017 via BNC Analysis

Keywords Studios, will acquire VMC Consulting Corporation

synopsis: Technical services provider Keywords Studios is set to buy QA and customer support provider VMC from owner Volt Information Sciences. VMC provides functional testing, customer support and localization services both in and outside of the games industry.
buyer: Keywords Studios (AIM:KWS:$451.13)
Keywords Studios is an international technical services provider to the global video games industry. They provide integrated art production, localization, testing, audio, player support and engineering services across 50 languages and 14 game platforms to blue chip clients in over 18 countries. "
target parent: Volt Information Sciences, Inc.
target: VMC Consulting Corporation
VMC combines technical expertise and vigilant dedication to deliver unmatched development, QA, localization, and technical support services. VMC serves as a seamless extension of their client's team to improve product quality, accelerate productivity, and maximize customer satisfaction.
price ($mm)
$66
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 7/1/2021 via BusinessWire

Lionbridge Technologies, Inc., acquired Rocket Sound LLC

synopsis: Lionbridge, the premier video game globalization and publishing services partner, has acquired Rocket Sound, an elite provider of sound services for video games and other media. They offer industry-leading facilities and a team with many decades of experience reliably supporting high-stakes projects with demanding artistic and technical needs.
buyer parent: H.I.G. Capital
buyer: Lionbridge Technologies, Inc. (LIOX:$556.65)
Lionbridge is the world’s largest language services provider, offering leading translation and localization services and global marketing solutions. They help organizations achieve international success through customer service, advanced technologies, and a network of professional translators. "
target: Rocket Sound LLC
Rocket Sound is an elite provider of sound services for video games and other media. Founded in 2013, they offer industry-leading facilities and a team with many decades of experience reliably supporting high-stakes projects with demanding artistic and technical needs.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 11/20/2019 via BNC Analysis

TransPerfect Translations International, Inc., acquired Chulengo

synopsis: TransPerfect, the world’s largest provider of language and technology solutions for global business, has acquired Chulengo, an Argentina-based localization and post-production company. They have been working in the industry for more than six years now, for clients from all over the world.
buyer: TransPerfect Translations International, Inc.
TransPerfect is the world’s largest provider of language and technology solutions for global business. From offices in over 90 cities on six continents, TransPerfect offers a full range of services in 170+ languages to clients worldwide. "
target: Chulengo
Chulengo is an Argentina-based localization and post-production company. They have been working in the industry for more than six years now, for clients from all over the world.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 10/21/2019 via BusinessWire

TransPerfect Translations International, Inc., acquired Sublime Subtitling & Translation

synopsis: TransPerfect, the world’s largest provider of language and technology solutions for global business, announced the acquisition of Sublime Subtitling & Translation, a company based in Spain that specializes in audiovisual translation and subtitling for global entertainment clients.
buyer: TransPerfect Translations International, Inc.
TransPerfect is the world’s largest provider of language and technology solutions for global business. From offices in over 90 cities on six continents, TransPerfect offers a full range of services in 170+ languages to clients worldwide. "
target: Sublime Subtitling & Translation
Sublime is a Translation and Subtitling Company based in Spain. They offer a wide range of solutions including Translation, Subtitling and Localization in multiple languages for international, regional, and local content owners, aggregators, broadcasters, and distributors.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 10/21/2019 via BusinessWire

TransPerfect Translations International, Inc., acquired Lassostudios

synopsis: TransPerfect, the world’s largest provider of language and technology solutions for global business, acquired Lassostudios, a Madrid-based company that specializes in dubbing, voiceover, subtitling, audio description, closed captioning, and other post-production services.
buyer: TransPerfect Translations International, Inc.
TransPerfect is the world’s largest provider of language and technology solutions for global business. From offices in over 90 cities on six continents, TransPerfect offers a full range of services in 170+ languages to clients worldwide. "
target: Lassostudios
Founded in Madrid in 2011, Lassostudios specializes in dubbing, voiceover, subtitling, audio description, closed captioning, and other post-production services, delivered primarily to entertainment clients in Spain and elsewhere in Europe.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA

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Ticker: TWLO
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Twilio
Twilio
Twilio's mission is to fuel the future of communications. Developers and businesses use Twilio to make communications relevant and contextual by embedding messaging, voice, and video capabilities directly into their software applications.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$1,986.90
EBITDA ($mm)
($382.18)
EBIT ($mm)
($541.28)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
5482
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Ticker: KOSDAQ:A263860
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Genians, Inc.
Genians, Inc.
Genians, Inc. is a South Korean-based provider of Network Access Control (NAC) solutions. Their flagship product, Genian NAC, helps businesses maintain smart visiblity and control of all of their IT assets and ensures the highest level of security compliance by using cloud technology.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$18.19
EBITDA ($mm)
$2.74
EBIT ($mm)
$2.43
Net Income ($mm)
$2.21
Employees
0
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Ticker: OTCPK:APPO
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
AlphaPoint Technology, Inc.
AlphaPoint Technology, Inc.
AlphaPoint Technology is a technology holding and service company established in 2009. Its mission is to pursue suitable acquisitions for its portfolio by identifying companies requiring assistance in their next phases of growth.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$0.00
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
($0.48)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
25
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Ticker: SZSE:300496
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Thundersoft
Thundersoft is a world-leading provider of mobile operating system and smart device solutions. The company delivers solutions and services to markets (including smartphone, tablet, IoT, automotive and enterprise markets) with full-stack engineering resources covering software and hardware.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$151.01
EBITDA ($mm)
$12.29
EBIT ($mm)
$10.54
Net Income ($mm)
$14.31
Employees
2124
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Ticker:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Meru Networks, Inc.
Meru Networks, Inc.
Founded in 2002, Meru Networks provides a virtualized wireless LAN architecture that cost-effectively delivers the performance, reliability, predictability and operational simplicity of a wired network, with the advantages of mobility.
year
2012
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
0
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Ticker: AKAM
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Akamai Technologies
Akamai Technologies
Akamai, the leader in Content Delivery Network services, makes the Internet fast, reliable and secure for its customers. Their advanced web performance, mobile performance, cloud security and media delivery solutions are revolutionizing how businesses optimize experiences for any device, anywhere.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$3,123.99
EBITDA ($mm)
$988.27
EBIT ($mm)
$682.14
Net Income ($mm)
$562.78
Employees
8155
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Ticker: TSXV:MTLO
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Martello Technologies, Inc.
Martello Technologies, Inc.
Martello’s solutions manage and optimize the performance of real-time services on cloud and enterprise networks. Their solutions allow over the top (OTT) service providers and enterprises around the world to deliver better service quality and a reliable user experience.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$9.40
EBITDA ($mm)
($2.58)
EBIT ($mm)
($3.28)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
92
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Ticker: AIM:KWS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Keywords Studios
Keywords Studios
Keywords is an international technical service provider to the global Video Game Industry. With over 1,500 games passionate employees around the world, they provide a range of translation, testing, audio, customer care and art production services to Video Game Developers and Publishers alike.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$451.13
EBITDA ($mm)
$61.46
EBIT ($mm)
$42.47
Net Income ($mm)
$26.03
Employees
9000
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Ticker: TSE:3676
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Digital Hearts Co., Ltd.
Digital Hearts Co., Ltd.
Digital Hearts is a global quality assurance and localization company that specializes in digital content. Digital Hearts provides testing, debugging, and localization services for video games on all platforms.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$208.08
EBITDA ($mm)
$21.31
EBIT ($mm)
$17.52
Net Income ($mm)
$8.94
Employees
1330
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Ticker: TSE:3657
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Pole To Win Co., Ltd.
Pole To Win Co., Ltd.
Pole To Win (PTW) is the world's outsourcing services provider for software, games, e-commerce, and more. Their wide range of services includes: Quality Testing, Quality Engineering, Translation and Localization, Customer Support, and Onsite Services.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$208.93
EBITDA ($mm)
$26.84
EBIT ($mm)
$21.12
Net Income ($mm)
$10.31
Employees
1356
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