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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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announced 8/29/2022 via BusinessWire

Sony Interactive Entertainment LLC, will acquire Savage Game Studios

synopsis: Sony Interactive Entertainment announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Savage Game Studios, a mobile game development studio with offices in Helsinki and Berlin.
buyer parent: Sony Corporation
buyer: Sony Interactive Entertainment LLC
Recognized as a global leader in interactive and digital entertainment, Sony Interactive Entertainment is responsible for the PlayStation® brand and family of products and services. PlayStation has delivered innovation to the market since the launch of the original PlayStation in Japan in 1994. "
target: Savage Game Studios
Savage Game Studios is a mobile game development studio with offices in Helsinki and Berlin. They make action games with epic stories to foster lasting connections with players around the world.
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closed 8/10/2022 via PR Newswire

Spin Master Corp, acquired Nørdlight

synopsis: Spin Master Corp., a leading global children's entertainment company, announced the acquisition of Nørdlight, a digital game studio based in Stockholm, Sweden. Spin Master initially made a minority investment in Nørdlight in August 2021 through Spin Master Ventures.
buyer: Spin Master Corp (TSX:TOY:$2,042.40)
Spin Master is a Canadian global toy and entertainment company that has been designing, developing, manufacturing, and marketing consumer products for children around the world since 1994. "
target: Nørdlight
The Nørdlight team comes with over 50 years of combined experience in the mobile games industry, delivering some of the largest grossing mobile games in history including running the prototype team at King.com and leading the technology and art for digital games titles including Candy Crush Saga.
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closed 7/12/2022 via BNC Analysis

Dorian Inc., acquired Nix Hydra Games

synopsis: Female-founded and led social storytelling platform Dorian has acquired mobile game developer Nix Hydra Games and its flagship titles. This acquisition is a part of Dorian’s growth strategy, connecting fans and independent creators to popular IPs, monetisation features, and code-free creation tools.
buyer: Dorian Inc.
Dorian is the world's first game creation and streaming platform that enables creators to turn fiction into games with zero coding. Dorian’s mission is to empower millions of female and diverse creators to unlock their vision in a game format and run their own game businesses. "
target: Nix Hydra Games
Nix Hydra is a female-founded mobile game studio with a portfolio of games and apps that are enjoyed by over 23 million people worldwide. Nix Hydra focuses on empowering underrepresented communities through games and interactive storytelling.
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announced 7/7/2022 via BNC Analysis

Kongregate Inc., will acquire Gamaga

synopsis: Kongregate, a leading game publisher and web gaming portal, will acquire Gamaga, a leading game development studio in Chile. Gamaga has worked with established brands like Sony, Div3rsion and iEntertainment Network on multiple successful mobile games. Their titles include Farm Idle Moo Tycoon, Cobra Kai: Card Fighter, Banana Kong, and more.
buyer parent: Modern Times Group MTG AB
buyer: Kongregate Inc.
Kongregate is a leading game publisher and web gaming portal. Kongregate’s mobile games have been downloaded tens of millions of times and have hundreds of millions of gameplays. Kongregate's web portal features over 100,000 free games played by tens of millions of players per month. "
target: Gamaga
Gamaga is a leading game development studio in Chile. Gamaga has worked with established brands like Sony, Div3rsion and iEntertainment Network on multiple successful mobile games. Their titles include Farm Idle Moo Tycoon, Cobra Kai: Card Fighter, Banana Kong, Operate Now, and more.
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closed 7/1/2022 via BusinessWire

Blizzard Entertainment, acquired Proletariat

synopsis: Blizzard Entertainment has closed the acquisition of Boston-based Proletariat, an award-winning independent game developer with the mission to create games that change the way communities play together.
buyer parent: Activision Blizzard
buyer: Blizzard Entertainment
Blizzard Entertainment, Inc. is an American video game developer and publisher. Blizzard created several successful video games, including the Warcraft sequels, StarCraft, and Diablo series, and the MMORPG World of Warcraft. "
target: Proletariat
Founded in 2012 in Boston, MA, by a group of game-industry veterans from Harmonix, Turbine, and Insomniac, Proletariat is an award-winning independent game developer with the mission to create games that change the way communities play together.
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announced 6/29/2022 via BNC Analysis

Miniclip, will acquire SYBO ApS

synopsis: Miniclip, a mobile game developer in Europe, will acquire SYBO, a mobile games studio in Denmark. SYBO strives to craft meaningful experiences that can be enjoyed by everyone, regardless of their skill. Their titles include Subway Surfers and Blades of Brim.
buyer parent: Tencent Holdings Ltd.
buyer: Miniclip
Miniclip, based in Switzerland, is a global leader in digital games with a mission of unleashing the gamer in everyone. The Company develops, publishes and distributes highly engaging games to an audience of over 250 million monthly active users across mobile, social and online platforms. "
target: SYBO ApS
SYBO is a mobile games studio in Denmark. SYBO strives to craft meaningful experiences that can be enjoyed by everyone, regardless of their skill. Their titles include Subway Surfers and Blades of Brim.
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announced 6/17/2022 via BNC Analysis

Digital Bros S.p.A., will acquire D3 Go!

synopsis: Digital Bros, a video game developer and publisher based in Italy, will acquire D3 Go! from D3 Publisher, a Japanese video game developer and publisher. D3 Go! is a global publisher and developer of mobile games. Their games include Puzzle Quest: The Legend Returns, Alien: Blackout, Adventure Gnome, Word Designer: Country Home, and more.
buyer: Digital Bros S.p.A. (BIT:DIB:$118.16)
Digital Bros is a video game developer and publisher based in Italy. Digital Bros creates video games for all Consoles, PC, Mobile and Streaming platforms, and distributes them worldwide through digital and retail channels. Their games include Ghostrunner, Portal Knights, Gems of War, and more. "
target parent: BANDAI NAMCO Holdings, Inc.
target: D3 Go!
D3 Go! is a global publisher and developer of mobile games. D3 Go! is dedicated to creating the gaming best experiences for their players. Their games include Puzzle Quest: The Legend Returns, Alien: Blackout, Adventure Gnome, Word Designer: Country Home, and more.
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$1.50
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announced 6/6/2022 via BNC Analysis

Cave Interactive, will acquire Deluxe Games Inc.

synopsis: Cave Interactive, a Japanese video game development studio, will acquire Deluxe Games, a video game development company in Japan. Deluxe Games focuses on developing mobile games that both adults and children can enjoy. Their titles include Monster Strike, Kingdom Ran: The Road to Unification, Manabimo! Asovenger!, and more.
buyer: Cave Interactive (TSE:3760:$12.86)
Cave Interactive is a Japanese video game development studio. Cave aims to create games that deliver fun and satisfying experiences. The company is known for their shoot ‘em up games such as the DoDonPachi series, Mushihimesama, and Deathsmiles. "
target: Deluxe Games Inc.
Deluxe Games is a video game development company in Japan. Deluxe Games focuses on developing mobile games that both adults and children can enjoy. Their titles include Monster Strike, Kingdom Ran: The Road to Unification, Manabimo! Asovenger!, and more.
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closed 6/3/2022 via Company Press Release

Animoca Brands, acquired Notre Game s.r.o.

synopsis: Animoca Brands, a mobile game developer in Hong Kong, has acquired Notre Game s.r.o., a game development and publishing company in the Czech Republic. Notre Game is focused on developing new and innovative mobile games. Their games include Scratch Wars, a hybrid collectible card game; and Scratch Lords, an NFT-based collectible card game.
buyer: Animoca Brands (ASX:AB1:$8.69)
Hong Kong-based Animoca Brands leverages gamification, blockchain, and AI technologies to develop and publish a broad portfolio of mobile products including games such as The Sandbox and Crazy Kings as well as products based on popular intellectual properties such as Garfield and Thomas & Friends. "
target: Notre Game s.r.o.
Notre Game is a game development and publishing company in the Czech Republic. Notre Game is focused on developing new and innovative mobile games. Their games include Scratch Wars, a hybrid collectible card game; and Scratch Lords, a purely digital NFT-based collectible card game.
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announced 4/20/2022 via BNC Analysis

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

synopsis: The management of Innova Intellectual Properties S.à r.L. will acquire the company from Enad Global 7 AB (publ) (EG7), a global gaming cooperative. Innova is a leading video game publisher in Russia. Innova focuses on publishing free-to-play Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game (MMORPG) titles.
buyer: Innova Intellectual Properties S.à r.l.
Innova is a leading video game publisher in Russia. Innova focuses on publishing free-to-play Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game (MMORPG) titles. Their games include Lineage 2, Ragnarök Online, Point Blank, Aion, RF Online and more. The company also publishes indie mobile games. "
target parent: Enad Global 7 AB
target: Innova Intellectual Properties S.à r.l.
Innova is a leading video game publisher in Russia. Innova focuses on publishing free-to-play Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game (MMORPG) titles. Their games include Lineage 2, Ragnarök Online, Point Blank, Aion, RF Online and more. The company also publishes indie mobile games.
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announced 4/13/2022 via PR Newswire

Planet Green Holdings Corp., will acquire Allinyson Ltd

synopsis: Planet Green Holdings Corp., a modern technology enterprise in China with holdings in a variety of markets, will acquire Allinyson Ltd., a video game development company incorporated in the State of Colorado and owns subsidiaries in Hong Kong and China. Allinyson develops and operates online games.
buyer: Planet Green Holdings Corp. (PLAG:$37.77)
Planet Green Holdings Corp. is a modern technology enterprise in China with holdings in a variety of markets. Planet Green Holdings Corp. nurtures its businesses with corporate principles of honesty, integrity, and innovation. Their companies are involved in tea production and SaaS solutions. "
target: Allinyson Ltd
Allinyson is a video game development company incorporated in the State of Colorado and owns subsidiaries in Hong Kong and China.. Allinyson develops and operates online games.
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closed 3/2/2022 via BNC Analysis

Fortis Games, acquired Oktagon Games

synopsis: Fortis, a global game studio, has acquired Oktagon Games, a leading game development company in Brazil. Oktagon is focused on Free-to-Play (F2P) mobile games and LiveOps. They aim to create fun games that provide memorable experiences for their players. Their titles include Magic Puzzle Quest, Armies & Ants, Dungeon Battles, and more.
buyer parent: Sands
buyer: Fortis Games
Fortis is a global game studio with a mission to create worlds that build connections and inspire communities. Fortis is dedicated to developing games that provide amazing social experiences that create a positive impact on society and culture. "
target: Oktagon Games
Oktagon Games is a leading game development company in Brazil. Oktagon is focused on Free-to-Play (F2P) mobile games and LiveOps. They aim to create fun games that provide memorable experiences for their players. Their titles include Magic Puzzle Quest, Armies & Ants, Dungeon Battles, and more.
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closed 1/6/2022 via BNC Analysis

Team17 Digital Ltd, acquired The Label Limited

synopsis: Team17, an independent developer and games label in the UK, has acquired The Label, a small, independent mobile game publisher. The Label works with the world’s greatest independent mobile game developers to help bring their visions to life. Their titles include WHAT THE GOLF?, The Legend of Bum-Bo, Lineweight, Otherside, and more.
buyer: Team17 Digital Ltd (AIM:TM17:$115.28)
Headquartered in the UK, Team17 is an independent developer and games label for premium games. The company collaborates with fellow developers around the globe, sharing its expertise from creation to launch across PC, console, and mobile devices. "
target: The Label Limited
The Label is a small, independent mobile game publisher. The Label works with the world’s greatest independent mobile game developers to help bring their visions to life. Their titles include WHAT THE GOLF?, The Legend of Bum-Bo, Lineweight, Otherside, and more.
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announced 12/15/2021 via BNC Analysis

Trophy Games, will acquire Tiny Titan Studios

synopsis: Trophy Games Development A/S, a Denmark-based game studio, will acquire Tiny Titan Studios, a game developer and publisher based in Canada. Tiny Titan aims to create gaming experiences that are fun and enjoyable for players all over the world. Their titles include Tiny Rails, Dash Quest, Kung Fu Z, Ember Knights, Arena Stars, and more.
buyer: Trophy Games (CPSE:TGAMES:$4.11)
TROPHY GAMES is an innovative, Denmark-based game studio that develops and publishes mobile and PC games. The Company develops and publishes games with strategy and management challenges and predominantly focuses on football-themed games. "
target: Tiny Titan Studios
Tiny Titan Studios is a game developer and publisher based in Canada. Tiny Titan aims to create gaming experiences that are fun and enjoyable for players all over the world. Their titles include Tiny Rails, Dash Quest, Kung Fu Z, Ember Knights, Arena Stars, and more.
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closed 10/29/2021 via BNC Analysis

Activision Blizzard, acquired Digital Legends Entertainment S.L.

synopsis: Activision Blizzard, an interactive entertainment company, has acquired Digital Legends Entertainment, one of the world's leading high-end mobile game developers. Digital Legends delivers superb gaming experiences to phones and tablets. Their titles include The Respawnables, Afterpulse, miCoach Basketball, Bruce Lee Dragon Warrior, Kroll and more.
buyer: Activision Blizzard (ATVI:$8,803.00)
Activision Blizzard, Inc., a member of the S&P 500, is the world's most successful standalone interactive entertainment company. Activision Blizzard develops and publishes games based on some of the most beloved entertainment franchises, including Call of Duty, Guitar Hero, and World of Warcraft. "
target: Digital Legends Entertainment S.L.
Digital Legends Entertainment is one of the world's leading high-end mobile game developers. Digital Legends delivers superb gaming experiences to smart phones, tablets and connected TVs. Their titles include The Respawnables, Afterpulse, miCoach Basketball, Bruce Lee Dragon Warrior, Kroll and more.
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closed 9/24/2021 via BNC Analysis

Signature Devices, Inc., acquired Graffiti Entertainment, Inc.

synopsis: Signature Devices, Inc., a company that designs, creates and develops devices, software and cloud infrastructure software for the Internet of Things world, has acquired a majority interest in Graffiti Entertainment, LLC, a company that develops interactive entertainment software and video games for entertainment consoles.
buyer: Signature Devices, Inc. (SDVI:$0.37)
Signature Devices designs, creates and develops devices, software and cloud infrastructure software for the Internet of Things world. "
target: Graffiti Entertainment, Inc.
Graffiti Entertainment, LLC develops interactive entertainment software and video games for entertainment consoles. The company was founded in 2006.
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closed 8/18/2021 via gamesindustry.biz

Dream Sports, acquired Rolocule

synopsis: Dream Sports, a leading sports technology company in India, has acquired Rolocule Games, an award winning mobile games company in India. Rolocule develops top quality midcore games that are played & loved by millions of consumers in 110+ countries. Their titles include Flick Tennis, Dance Party, Dead Among Us, Super Badminton, and more.
buyer: Dream Sports
Dream Sports is a leading sports technology company in India. Dream Sports provides multiple avenues for fans to deeply engage with the sports they love through fantasy sports, content, commerce, experiences and events. Their Dream11 platform is India's biggest fantasy sports platform. "
target: Rolocule
Rolocule is an award winning mobile games company in India. Rolocule develops top quality midcore games that are played & loved by millions of consumers in 110+ countries. Their titles include Flick Tennis, Dance Party, Dead Among Us, Super Badminton, and more.
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closed 6/2/2021 via BusinessWire

Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc., acquired Nordeus Limited

synopsis: Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. has acquired privately-held Nordeus, a mobile games company based in Belgrade, Serbia, best known for Top Eleven, the world’s most successful mobile soccer management game with over 240 million registered users.
buyer: Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (TTWO:$3,504.80)
Headquartered in New York City, Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. is a leading developer, publisher and marketer of interactive entertainment for consumers around the globe. "
target: Nordeus Limited
Founded in 2010, Nordeus is a mobile games company based in Belgrade, Serbia, best known for Top Eleven, the world’s most successful mobile soccer management game with over 240 million registered users.
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announced 5/20/2021 via BusinessWire

Jam City, will acquire Ludia, Inc.

synopsis: Jam City, a leader in mobile entertainment, is to acquire Montreal-based Ludia from FremantleMedia Canada Inc. Ludia is one of Canada's leading mobile video game companies. Its portfolio includes original games based on internationally recognized brands such as Jurassic World Alive, Lovelink, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Legends and much more.
buyer: Jam City
Jam City is a leader in mobile entertainment, providing unique and deeply engaging games that appeal to broad global audiences. Jam City has studios in Los Angeles (HQ), Burbank, San Francisco, San Diego, Bogotá, Toronto, Buenos Aires, and Berlin. "
target parent: Bertelsmann SE & Co. KGaA
target: Ludia, Inc.
Ludia Inc. is one of Canada's leading mobile video game companies. Its high-quality portfolio includes original games based on internationally recognized brands such as Jurassic World Alive, Warriors of Waterdeep, Lovelink, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Legends and much more.
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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 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 2/23/2017 via BNC Analysis

Netmarble Games Corporation, purchased Vancouver Studio from Kabam, Inc.

synopsis: Netmarble Games, the fastest-growing mobile game company in Asia, has acquired Kabam’s Vancouver studio, one of the most successful and valuable mobile gaming studios in the industry. Netmarble will also acquire the Customer Support teams based in Austin and parts of the Business Development, Marketing and User Acquisition teams from San Francisco.
buyer: Netmarble Games Corporation (KOSE:A251270:$2,001.98)
Netmarble Games Corp. strives to entertain audiences of all ages, and around the world, by providing great mobile gaming experiences. Established in Korea in 2000, Netmarble is the fastest-growing mobile game company in Asia and consistently ranks as a top mobile developer and publisher worldwide. "
seller: Kabam, Inc.
Kabam’s Vancouver studio is one of the most successful and valuable mobile gaming studios within the industry, responsible for the globally popular game Marvel Contest of Champions. Kabam is an entertainment company that is one of the world’s leaders of AAA console quality games for mobile devices.
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closed 5/26/2016 via Company Press Release

Kabam, Inc., acquired Superweapon, LLC

synopsis: Kabam has made a major move in its strategic focus on developing top performing mobile games with the acquisition of Southern CA-based Superweapon, the masterminds behind the hit mobile title Dawn of Steel. The Superweapon team, a small group of former EA and Zynga executive producers, art directors and software engineers, joins Kabam Los Angeles.
buyer: Kabam, Inc.
Kabam is an entertainment company that is one of the world’s leaders of AAA console quality games for mobile devices. Kabam’s “freemium” business model enables players to access games on their mobile devices at no cost or obligation. "
target: Superweapon, LLC
Superweapon is a small video game developer made up of long-time friends and industry veterans. Their first project, an action/strategy game for mobile devices and PCs called Dawn of Steel, is available on the iOS App Store, Android Google Play, and Microsoft Windows Store.
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closed 1/13/2015 via BusinessWire

Kabam, Inc., acquired TapZen

synopsis: Kabam, Inc., announced it has acquired Los Angeles-based game studio TapZen. The move will expand Kabam’s global presence directly into the entertainment capital, bolster the company’s AAA console quality development experience and add industry luminary Mike Verdu as a new executive on the Kabam team.
buyer: Kabam, Inc.
Kabam, Inc. creates, develops, and publishes games that are available on mobile devices via its own dedicated channel in the Apple App Store, Google Play, and the Amazon Appstore. "
target: TapZen
TapZen was founded in 2012 with the mission of creating unforgettable games for mobile devices. TapZen’s studios in Los Angeles and San Francisco are made up of passionate game makers dedicated to crafting playful, smart, addictively fun experiences.
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closed 1/13/2015 via BusinessWire

Kabam, Inc., acquired Magic Pixel Games

synopsis: Kabam, Inc., announced it has acquired Los Angeles-based game studio Magic Pixel Games. The move will expand Kabam’s global presence directly into the entertainment capital and bolster the company’s AAA console quality development experience. Magic Pixel Studios is currently working on multiple games for mobile platforms.
buyer: Kabam, Inc.
Kabam, Inc. creates, develops, and publishes games that are available on mobile devices via its own dedicated channel in the Apple App Store, Google Play, and the Amazon Appstore. "
target: Magic Pixel Games
Magic Pixel Games is made up of a diverse group of game developers with a long history of delivering successful titles in all shapes and sizes. Magic Pixel Studios is currently working on multiple games for mobile platforms.
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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 1/15/2013 via BusinessWire

Kabam, Inc., acquired Exploding Barrel Games

synopsis: Kabam, the leader in free-to-play games for core players, announced further international expansion with the acquisition of Exploding Barrel Games. Based in Vancouver, British Columbia, Exploding Barrel Games is focused on creating console-quality free-to-play experiences for core gamers.
buyer: Kabam, Inc.
Kabam is the leader in free to play core gaming. The company’s studios focus on combining the best elements of traditional and social gaming to appeal to a growing audience of gamers looking for highly immersive social games on PC, mobile, and tablet platforms. "
target: Exploding Barrel Games
Exploding Barrel Games makes free-to-play social games. Their mission is to set a new bar by making explosively fun, profitable, AAA, connected experiences that span social networks, tablets, smart phones & PCs.
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closed 12/3/2012 via BNC Analysis

Kabam, Inc., acquired Balanced Worlds

synopsis: Kabam Inc., the leader in free-to-play games for core players, announced the acquisition of Balanced Worlds Studios, a Beijing-based team that specializes in action-oriented 3D social games. Balanced Worlds’ team of 17 will relocate to the Kabam facility in the Central Business District of Beijing.
buyer: Kabam, Inc.
Kabam is the leader in the free-to-play, hardcore social games arena that is transforming the traditional gaming industry. They design games for the core gamer, combining the deep, immersive gameplay found in MMO games (strategy, RPG style) with the connectivity and interaction of social networks. "
target: Balanced Worlds
Balanced Worlds Studios is a Beijing-based team that specializes in action-oriented 3D social games. Its games are designed to play well on a wide-range of systems and have mass market appeal.
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closed 6/19/2012 via BusinessWire

Kabam, Inc., acquired Wild Shadow Studios

synopsis: Kabam, a leader in massively multiplayer online and mobile games, has acquired Wild Shadow Studios, creators of the indie hit Realm of the Mad God. Realm of the Mad God combines action combat and role playing game depth with real-time co-op gameplay.
buyer: Kabam, Inc.
Kabam is the leader in the free-to-play, hardcore social games arena that is transforming the traditional gaming industry. They design games for the core gamer, combining the deep, immersive gameplay found in MMO games (strategy, RPG style) with the connectivity and interaction of social networks. "
target: Wild Shadow Studios
Wild Shadow Studios is a small independent game company started in 2008 with the goal of making innovative games. After experimenting with various prototypes, their first game, a Flash-based MMO called Realm of the Mad God, went into public beta in 2010 and was officially released in 2011.
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closed 3/29/2012 via PE Hub

Kabam, Inc., acquired Gravity Bear LLC

synopsis: Kabam™, a leading developer of free-to-play hardcore social games, announced it has acquired 3D social game developer Gravity Bear, creator of the innovative role-playing combat game, Battle Punks™. The acquisition pairs Gravity Bear’s leadership in cutting edge 3D browser game development with Kabam’s expertise in scaling free-to-play games.
buyer: Kabam, Inc.
Kabam is the leader in the free-to-play, hardcore social games arena that is transforming the traditional gaming industry. They design games for the core gamer, combining the deep, immersive gameplay found in MMO games (strategy, RPG style) with the connectivity and interaction of social networks. "
target: Gravity Bear LLC
Gravity Bear is a new breed of social games company with the goal of blending the best in online social platforms with the latest in modern game design. It delivers gaming experiences built on a sturdy foundation of creativity, fun and skillet-fresh design supported by cutting-edge technology.
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closed 1/27/2012 via BusinessWire

Kabam, Inc., acquired Fearless Studios

synopsis: Kabam™, a leading developer of hardcore social games, announced that it has acquired Fearless Studios, an independent game development studio led by award-winning writer and game director Haden Blackman and technology leader Cedrick Collomb.
buyer: Kabam, Inc.
Kabam is the leader in the free-to-play, hardcore social games arena that is transforming the traditional gaming industry. It designs its games for the core gamer, combining the deep, immersive gameplay found in MMO games with the connectivity and interaction of social networks. "
target: Fearless Studios
Based in Marin, California, Fearless Studios is an independent game developer dedicated to fearless development of story-driven games designed to leave an impact on players and the industry.
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closed 10/22/2010 via BusinessWire

Kabam, Inc., acquired Wonderhill

synopsis: Kabam, a developer of real games for social networks, announced the acquisition of high-end social game developer, WonderHill. WonderHill developed the strategy social game Dragons of Atlantis and other quality games including the popular Facebook game Tattoo City.
buyer: Kabam, Inc.
Kabam develops and publishes real games for social gamers, including the popular and critically praised title Kingdoms of Camelot. "
target: Wonderhill
WonderHill creates social games for you to play with your friends and family online. Their mission is to create the most happy and magical online games in the world.
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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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announced 8/29/2022 via BusinessWire

Sony Interactive Entertainment LLC, will acquire Savage Game Studios

synopsis: Sony Interactive Entertainment announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Savage Game Studios, a mobile game development studio with offices in Helsinki and Berlin.
buyer parent: Sony Corporation
buyer: Sony Interactive Entertainment LLC
Recognized as a global leader in interactive and digital entertainment, Sony Interactive Entertainment is responsible for the PlayStation® brand and family of products and services. PlayStation has delivered innovation to the market since the launch of the original PlayStation in Japan in 1994. "
target: Savage Game Studios
Savage Game Studios is a mobile game development studio with offices in Helsinki and Berlin. They make action games with epic stories to foster lasting connections with players around the world.
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closed 8/10/2022 via PR Newswire

Spin Master Corp, acquired Nørdlight

synopsis: Spin Master Corp., a leading global children's entertainment company, announced the acquisition of Nørdlight, a digital game studio based in Stockholm, Sweden. Spin Master initially made a minority investment in Nørdlight in August 2021 through Spin Master Ventures.
buyer: Spin Master Corp (TSX:TOY:$2,042.40)
Spin Master is a Canadian global toy and entertainment company that has been designing, developing, manufacturing, and marketing consumer products for children around the world since 1994. "
target: Nørdlight
The Nørdlight team comes with over 50 years of combined experience in the mobile games industry, delivering some of the largest grossing mobile games in history including running the prototype team at King.com and leading the technology and art for digital games titles including Candy Crush Saga.
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closed 7/12/2022 via BNC Analysis

Dorian Inc., acquired Nix Hydra Games

synopsis: Female-founded and led social storytelling platform Dorian has acquired mobile game developer Nix Hydra Games and its flagship titles. This acquisition is a part of Dorian’s growth strategy, connecting fans and independent creators to popular IPs, monetisation features, and code-free creation tools.
buyer: Dorian Inc.
Dorian is the world's first game creation and streaming platform that enables creators to turn fiction into games with zero coding. Dorian’s mission is to empower millions of female and diverse creators to unlock their vision in a game format and run their own game businesses. "
target: Nix Hydra Games
Nix Hydra is a female-founded mobile game studio with a portfolio of games and apps that are enjoyed by over 23 million people worldwide. Nix Hydra focuses on empowering underrepresented communities through games and interactive storytelling.
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announced 7/7/2022 via BNC Analysis

Kongregate Inc., will acquire Gamaga

synopsis: Kongregate, a leading game publisher and web gaming portal, will acquire Gamaga, a leading game development studio in Chile. Gamaga has worked with established brands like Sony, Div3rsion and iEntertainment Network on multiple successful mobile games. Their titles include Farm Idle Moo Tycoon, Cobra Kai: Card Fighter, Banana Kong, and more.
buyer parent: Modern Times Group MTG AB
buyer: Kongregate Inc.
Kongregate is a leading game publisher and web gaming portal. Kongregate’s mobile games have been downloaded tens of millions of times and have hundreds of millions of gameplays. Kongregate's web portal features over 100,000 free games played by tens of millions of players per month. "
target: Gamaga
Gamaga is a leading game development studio in Chile. Gamaga has worked with established brands like Sony, Div3rsion and iEntertainment Network on multiple successful mobile games. Their titles include Farm Idle Moo Tycoon, Cobra Kai: Card Fighter, Banana Kong, Operate Now, and more.
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announced 6/29/2022 via BNC Analysis

Miniclip, will acquire SYBO ApS

synopsis: Miniclip, a mobile game developer in Europe, will acquire SYBO, a mobile games studio in Denmark. SYBO strives to craft meaningful experiences that can be enjoyed by everyone, regardless of their skill. Their titles include Subway Surfers and Blades of Brim.
buyer parent: Tencent Holdings Ltd.
buyer: Miniclip
Miniclip, based in Switzerland, is a global leader in digital games with a mission of unleashing the gamer in everyone. The Company develops, publishes and distributes highly engaging games to an audience of over 250 million monthly active users across mobile, social and online platforms. "
target: SYBO ApS
SYBO is a mobile games studio in Denmark. SYBO strives to craft meaningful experiences that can be enjoyed by everyone, regardless of their skill. Their titles include Subway Surfers and Blades of Brim.
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announced 6/17/2022 via BNC Analysis

Digital Bros S.p.A., will acquire D3 Go!

synopsis: Digital Bros, a video game developer and publisher based in Italy, will acquire D3 Go! from D3 Publisher, a Japanese video game developer and publisher. D3 Go! is a global publisher and developer of mobile games. Their games include Puzzle Quest: The Legend Returns, Alien: Blackout, Adventure Gnome, Word Designer: Country Home, and more.
buyer: Digital Bros S.p.A. (BIT:DIB:$118.16)
Digital Bros is a video game developer and publisher based in Italy. Digital Bros creates video games for all Consoles, PC, Mobile and Streaming platforms, and distributes them worldwide through digital and retail channels. Their games include Ghostrunner, Portal Knights, Gems of War, and more. "
target parent: BANDAI NAMCO Holdings, Inc.
target: D3 Go!
D3 Go! is a global publisher and developer of mobile games. D3 Go! is dedicated to creating the gaming best experiences for their players. Their games include Puzzle Quest: The Legend Returns, Alien: Blackout, Adventure Gnome, Word Designer: Country Home, and more.
price ($mm)
$1.50
rev ($mm)
$19
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.3x
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announced 6/6/2022 via BNC Analysis

Cave Interactive, will acquire Deluxe Games Inc.

synopsis: Cave Interactive, a Japanese video game development studio, will acquire Deluxe Games, a video game development company in Japan. Deluxe Games focuses on developing mobile games that both adults and children can enjoy. Their titles include Monster Strike, Kingdom Ran: The Road to Unification, Manabimo! Asovenger!, and more.
buyer: Cave Interactive (TSE:3760:$12.86)
Cave Interactive is a Japanese video game development studio. Cave aims to create games that deliver fun and satisfying experiences. The company is known for their shoot ‘em up games such as the DoDonPachi series, Mushihimesama, and Deathsmiles. "
target: Deluxe Games Inc.
Deluxe Games is a video game development company in Japan. Deluxe Games focuses on developing mobile games that both adults and children can enjoy. Their titles include Monster Strike, Kingdom Ran: The Road to Unification, Manabimo! Asovenger!, and more.
price ($mm)
$38
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closed 6/3/2022 via Company Press Release

Animoca Brands, acquired Notre Game s.r.o.

synopsis: Animoca Brands, a mobile game developer in Hong Kong, has acquired Notre Game s.r.o., a game development and publishing company in the Czech Republic. Notre Game is focused on developing new and innovative mobile games. Their games include Scratch Wars, a hybrid collectible card game; and Scratch Lords, an NFT-based collectible card game.
buyer: Animoca Brands (ASX:AB1:$8.69)
Hong Kong-based Animoca Brands leverages gamification, blockchain, and AI technologies to develop and publish a broad portfolio of mobile products including games such as The Sandbox and Crazy Kings as well as products based on popular intellectual properties such as Garfield and Thomas & Friends. "
target: Notre Game s.r.o.
Notre Game is a game development and publishing company in the Czech Republic. Notre Game is focused on developing new and innovative mobile games. Their games include Scratch Wars, a hybrid collectible card game; and Scratch Lords, a purely digital NFT-based collectible card game.
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announced 4/20/2022 via BNC Analysis

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

synopsis: The management of Innova Intellectual Properties S.à r.L. will acquire the company from Enad Global 7 AB (publ) (EG7), a global gaming cooperative. Innova is a leading video game publisher in Russia. Innova focuses on publishing free-to-play Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game (MMORPG) titles.
buyer: Innova Intellectual Properties S.à r.l.
Innova is a leading video game publisher in Russia. Innova focuses on publishing free-to-play Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game (MMORPG) titles. Their games include Lineage 2, Ragnarök Online, Point Blank, Aion, RF Online and more. The company also publishes indie mobile games. "
target parent: Enad Global 7 AB
target: Innova Intellectual Properties S.à r.l.
Innova is a leading video game publisher in Russia. Innova focuses on publishing free-to-play Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game (MMORPG) titles. Their games include Lineage 2, Ragnarök Online, Point Blank, Aion, RF Online and more. The company also publishes indie mobile games.
price ($mm)
$35
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closed 3/2/2022 via BNC Analysis

Fortis Games, acquired Oktagon Games

synopsis: Fortis, a global game studio, has acquired Oktagon Games, a leading game development company in Brazil. Oktagon is focused on Free-to-Play (F2P) mobile games and LiveOps. They aim to create fun games that provide memorable experiences for their players. Their titles include Magic Puzzle Quest, Armies & Ants, Dungeon Battles, and more.
buyer parent: Sands
buyer: Fortis Games
Fortis is a global game studio with a mission to create worlds that build connections and inspire communities. Fortis is dedicated to developing games that provide amazing social experiences that create a positive impact on society and culture. "
target: Oktagon Games
Oktagon Games is a leading game development company in Brazil. Oktagon is focused on Free-to-Play (F2P) mobile games and LiveOps. They aim to create fun games that provide memorable experiences for their players. Their titles include Magic Puzzle Quest, Armies & Ants, Dungeon Battles, and more.
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closed 1/6/2022 via BNC Analysis

Team17 Digital Ltd, acquired The Label Limited

synopsis: Team17, an independent developer and games label in the UK, has acquired The Label, a small, independent mobile game publisher. The Label works with the world’s greatest independent mobile game developers to help bring their visions to life. Their titles include WHAT THE GOLF?, The Legend of Bum-Bo, Lineweight, Otherside, and more.
buyer: Team17 Digital Ltd (AIM:TM17:$115.28)
Headquartered in the UK, Team17 is an independent developer and games label for premium games. The company collaborates with fellow developers around the globe, sharing its expertise from creation to launch across PC, console, and mobile devices. "
target: The Label Limited
The Label is a small, independent mobile game publisher. The Label works with the world’s greatest independent mobile game developers to help bring their visions to life. Their titles include WHAT THE GOLF?, The Legend of Bum-Bo, Lineweight, Otherside, and more.
price ($mm)
$24
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announced 12/15/2021 via BNC Analysis

Trophy Games, will acquire Tiny Titan Studios

synopsis: Trophy Games Development A/S, a Denmark-based game studio, will acquire Tiny Titan Studios, a game developer and publisher based in Canada. Tiny Titan aims to create gaming experiences that are fun and enjoyable for players all over the world. Their titles include Tiny Rails, Dash Quest, Kung Fu Z, Ember Knights, Arena Stars, and more.
buyer: Trophy Games (CPSE:TGAMES:$4.11)
TROPHY GAMES is an innovative, Denmark-based game studio that develops and publishes mobile and PC games. The Company develops and publishes games with strategy and management challenges and predominantly focuses on football-themed games. "
target: Tiny Titan Studios
Tiny Titan Studios is a game developer and publisher based in Canada. Tiny Titan aims to create gaming experiences that are fun and enjoyable for players all over the world. Their titles include Tiny Rails, Dash Quest, Kung Fu Z, Ember Knights, Arena Stars, and more.
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closed 10/29/2021 via BNC Analysis

Activision Blizzard, acquired Digital Legends Entertainment S.L.

synopsis: Activision Blizzard, an interactive entertainment company, has acquired Digital Legends Entertainment, one of the world's leading high-end mobile game developers. Digital Legends delivers superb gaming experiences to phones and tablets. Their titles include The Respawnables, Afterpulse, miCoach Basketball, Bruce Lee Dragon Warrior, Kroll and more.
buyer: Activision Blizzard (ATVI:$8,803.00)
Activision Blizzard, Inc., a member of the S&P 500, is the world's most successful standalone interactive entertainment company. Activision Blizzard develops and publishes games based on some of the most beloved entertainment franchises, including Call of Duty, Guitar Hero, and World of Warcraft. "
target: Digital Legends Entertainment S.L.
Digital Legends Entertainment is one of the world's leading high-end mobile game developers. Digital Legends delivers superb gaming experiences to smart phones, tablets and connected TVs. Their titles include The Respawnables, Afterpulse, miCoach Basketball, Bruce Lee Dragon Warrior, Kroll and more.
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closed 9/24/2021 via BNC Analysis

Signature Devices, Inc., acquired Graffiti Entertainment, Inc.

synopsis: Signature Devices, Inc., a company that designs, creates and develops devices, software and cloud infrastructure software for the Internet of Things world, has acquired a majority interest in Graffiti Entertainment, LLC, a company that develops interactive entertainment software and video games for entertainment consoles.
buyer: Signature Devices, Inc. (SDVI:$0.37)
Signature Devices designs, creates and develops devices, software and cloud infrastructure software for the Internet of Things world. "
target: Graffiti Entertainment, Inc.
Graffiti Entertainment, LLC develops interactive entertainment software and video games for entertainment consoles. The company was founded in 2006.
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closed 8/18/2021 via gamesindustry.biz

Dream Sports, acquired Rolocule

synopsis: Dream Sports, a leading sports technology company in India, has acquired Rolocule Games, an award winning mobile games company in India. Rolocule develops top quality midcore games that are played & loved by millions of consumers in 110+ countries. Their titles include Flick Tennis, Dance Party, Dead Among Us, Super Badminton, and more.
buyer: Dream Sports
Dream Sports is a leading sports technology company in India. Dream Sports provides multiple avenues for fans to deeply engage with the sports they love through fantasy sports, content, commerce, experiences and events. Their Dream11 platform is India's biggest fantasy sports platform. "
target: Rolocule
Rolocule is an award winning mobile games company in India. Rolocule develops top quality midcore games that are played & loved by millions of consumers in 110+ countries. Their titles include Flick Tennis, Dance Party, Dead Among Us, Super Badminton, and more.
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closed 6/2/2021 via BusinessWire

Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc., acquired Nordeus Limited

synopsis: Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. has acquired privately-held Nordeus, a mobile games company based in Belgrade, Serbia, best known for Top Eleven, the world’s most successful mobile soccer management game with over 240 million registered users.
buyer: Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (TTWO:$3,504.80)
Headquartered in New York City, Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. is a leading developer, publisher and marketer of interactive entertainment for consumers around the globe. "
target: Nordeus Limited
Founded in 2010, Nordeus is a mobile games company based in Belgrade, Serbia, best known for Top Eleven, the world’s most successful mobile soccer management game with over 240 million registered users.
price ($mm)
$215*
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announced 5/20/2021 via BusinessWire

Jam City, will acquire Ludia, Inc.

synopsis: Jam City, a leader in mobile entertainment, is to acquire Montreal-based Ludia from FremantleMedia Canada Inc. Ludia is one of Canada's leading mobile video game companies. Its portfolio includes original games based on internationally recognized brands such as Jurassic World Alive, Lovelink, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Legends and much more.
buyer: Jam City
Jam City is a leader in mobile entertainment, providing unique and deeply engaging games that appeal to broad global audiences. Jam City has studios in Los Angeles (HQ), Burbank, San Francisco, San Diego, Bogotá, Toronto, Buenos Aires, and Berlin. "
target parent: Bertelsmann SE & Co. KGaA
target: Ludia, Inc.
Ludia Inc. is one of Canada's leading mobile video game companies. Its high-quality portfolio includes original games based on internationally recognized brands such as Jurassic World Alive, Warriors of Waterdeep, Lovelink, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Legends and much more.
price ($mm)
$175
rev ($mm)
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announced 4/28/2021 via BNC Analysis

Trophy Games, will acquire Xombat ApS

synopsis: Trophy Games Development A/S entered into an agreement with DKSHA ApS to acquire 100% of the shares in Xombat ApS. Xombat is a Danish game developer company building games for the three major platforms: Facebook, Android, and iOS, including popular titles such as Airline Manager and Shipping Manager.
buyer: Trophy Games (CPSE:TGAMES:$4.11)
TROPHY GAMES is an innovative, Denmark-based game studio that develops and publishes mobile and PC games. The Company develops and publishes games with strategy and management challenges and predominantly focuses on football-themed games. "
target: Xombat ApS
Xombat is a Danish game developer company building games for the three major platforms: Facebook, Android, and iOS. Xombat's portfolio includes popular titles such as Airline Manager and Shipping Manager.
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closed 3/24/2021 via Reuters

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

synopsis: ByteDance said its video games unit Nuverse has agreed to acquire Shanghai-based gaming studio Moonton Technology, as it seeks to further expand into the video games business. The deal values the gaming studio at around $4 billion, two sources told Reuters.
buyer parent: ByteDance
buyer: Nuverse (Hong Kong) Ltd
Nuverse, based in Hong Kong, is a game development and publishing company for players and developers around the world. They are dedicated to serving gamers worldwide by offering top-tier games, building a global community, and providing fun and inspiring experiences for every gamer. "
target: Moonton Technology Co., Ltd.
Moonton, based in Shanghai, is a mobile game designer that aims to provide the best mobile game experience to the players all over the world. Founded in 2014, Shanghai Moonton Technology Co., Ltd. (MOONTON) specializes in R&D and distribution of games to other countries.
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$257.19
EBITDA ($mm)
$60.45
EBIT ($mm)
$52.30
Net Income ($mm)
$39.93
Employees
527
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Ticker: DSKY
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
iDreamSky Technology Limited
iDreamSky is the largest independent mobile game publishing platform in China based on the number of active users in 2013. The Company’s mission is to enrich mobile users’ lifestyle and deliver fun and engaging mobile games and entertainment to users.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$190.37
EBITDA ($mm)
$3.66
EBIT ($mm)
$1.90
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
756
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Ticker: 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: TSE:3659
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
NEXON Co., Ltd.
NEXON Co., Ltd.
Based in Japan, NEXON Co. is a global leader in online games, with more than 100 live games operated across more than 190 countries. Nexon pioneered micro-transactions and the free-to-play business model, and is widely credited with unmatched global expertise in sophisticated live game operations.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$2,372.01
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,035.14
EBIT ($mm)
$970.78
Net Income ($mm)
$1,059.35
Employees
6441
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Ticker: KOSE:A251270
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Netmarble
Netmarble Games Corp. strives to entertain audiences of all ages, and around the world, by providing great mobile gaming experiences. Established in Korea in 2000, Netmarble is the fastest-growing mobile game company in Asia and consistently ranks as a top mobile developer and publisher worldwide.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$2,001.98
EBITDA ($mm)
$245.18
EBIT ($mm)
$150.44
Net Income ($mm)
$195.54
Employees
789
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Ticker:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
KRAFTON, Inc.
KRAFTON, Inc.
KRAFTON is a South Korean game development company. KRAFTON creates games for PC and mobile devices through it's various game studios. They are best known for PUBG: BATTLEGROUNDS, a battle royal shooter. The company also develops and publishes MMORPGs and mobile games.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$1,504.48
EBITDA ($mm)
$628.88
EBIT ($mm)
$577.28
Net Income ($mm)
$465.17
Employees
1487
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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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Ticker: DSKY
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
iDreamSky Technology Limited
iDreamSky is the largest independent mobile game publishing platform in China based on the number of active users in 2013. The Company’s mission is to enrich mobile users’ lifestyle and deliver fun and engaging mobile games and entertainment to users.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$190.37
EBITDA ($mm)
$3.66
EBIT ($mm)
$1.90
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
756
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Ticker: KOSDAQ:A06
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
GAMEVIL
GAMEVIL
GAMEVIL is a premier mobile game developer and publisher located in Los Angeles, USA and Seoul, South Korea. They have experience publishing hundreds of games on multiple platforms with over 400 million downloads.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$124.97
EBITDA ($mm)
$20.23
EBIT ($mm)
$14.04
Net Income ($mm)
$16.13
Employees
200
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Ticker: TSE:3928
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Mynet Inc.
Mynet Inc.
Mynet Inc., based in Japan, makes smartphone games. Valkyrie Crusade, which has reached over 7 million downloads worldwide, is an epic card battle and fantastic town building RPG/simulation game set in a world full of beautiful maidens.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$112.87
EBITDA ($mm)
$19.67
EBIT ($mm)
$5.77
Net Income ($mm)
$0.11
Employees
0
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Ticker: TSE:3793
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Drecom Co., Ltd.
Drecom Co., Ltd.
Drecom Co., Ltd. engages in the entertainment web and marketing solution businesses. The company’s Entertainment Web segment plans, develops, and provides entertainment contents to individual Internet users.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$99.08
EBITDA ($mm)
($1.07)
EBIT ($mm)
($5.33)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
407
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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: OM:FLEXM
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Flexion
Flexion
UK-based Flexion offers a distribution service for free-to-play Android games. At the core of Flexion's service is the patented enabling and enhancement software that converts developers' existing Android games into specific game versions for new stores without any work required.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$42.77
EBITDA ($mm)
$0.78
EBIT ($mm)
$0.60
Net Income ($mm)
$0.40
Employees
64
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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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