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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.
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$1.07
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$3
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announced 4/13/2021 via GlobeNewswire

OBITX, will acquire Mercury, Inc.

synopsis: OBITX, Inc., an advanced software development and services company specializing in blockchain technologies and decentralized processing, is to acquire Mercury, Inc., an engineering firm that offers services in software and web development, mobile app development, technology consultation, database analytics, and more.
buyer: OBITX (OTCPK:OBTX:$2.07)
Headquartered in Fleming Island, Florida, OBITX, Inc. is an advanced software development and services company specializing in blockchain technologies and decentralized processing. "
target: Mercury, Inc.
Mercury, Inc. is an engineering firm that works with all sizes of customers and project types. They off services in software and web development, mobile app development, technology consultation, database analytics, and more.
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$2.10
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closed 11/21/2019 via Company Press Release

WillowTree, LLC, acquired Dynamit

synopsis: WillowTree, LLC and Dynamit Technologies, LLC, both leading Digital Product Agencies focused on designing and delivering mobile, web and voice applications, announced they have agreed to combine forces to create the largest independent agency of its type in the US.
buyer: WillowTree, LLC
WillowTree helps their clients realize the potential of rapidly evolving mobile technologies, from developing a mobile strategy to launching mobile products. They specialize in App Development, Web Development, OTT Development, Digital Product Strategy, Digital Product Design, Growth and more. "
target: Dynamit
Dynamit, founded in 2004, specializes in the design and development of web and mobile applications. Their services include Website Design, Digital Strategy, Website Development, Mobile App Development, Software Consulting and more.
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closed 7/18/2019 via PR Web

Point B Solutions, acquired Three North Agency

synopsis: Point B Solutions, a full service fulfillment company, has acquired Three North Agency, a software development company. Three North builds custom applications that drive sales and marketing performance. Three North offers web app development, mobile app development, technology integrations, project management solutions, and more.
buyer: Point B Solutions
Point B Solutions is a full service fulfillment company. Point B Solutions offers warehouse and fulfillment services including custom kitting and assembly for B2B and B2C businesses. The company also offers services for promotional merchandise, commercial printing, and e-commerce storefronts. "
target: Three North Agency
Three North is a software development company. Three North builds custom applications that drive sales and marketing performance. Three North offers web app development, mobile app development, technology integrations, project management solutions, marketing consulting, and creative services.
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closed 7/3/2019 via BNC Analysis

VR Equitypartner, acquired SIGNON Österreich GmbH

synopsis: VR Equitypartner GmbH, one of the leading private equity financiers in Germany, Austria and Switzerland, has acquired a majority stake in SIGNON Österreich GmbH from TÜV SÜD, a safety and sustainability solutions provider. SIGNON is a Vienna-based IT service provider specializing in mobility, infrastructure, and digitization.
buyer: VR Equitypartner
VR Equitypartner is one of the leading private equity financiers in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. The firm supports medium-sized family companies on a target-driven basis. VR Equitypartner's portfolio comprises around 100 investments with an investment volume of EUR 500 million. "
target parent: TUV SUD
target: SIGNON Österreich GmbH
SIGNON is a Vienna-based IT service provider specializing in mobility, infrastructure, and digitization. SIGNON accompany their clients along the whole IT value chain. Their services include consulting, business software development, safety, artificial intelligence, mobile apps, and operations.
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closed 6/20/2019 via BNC Analysis

KSM Consulting, acquired Connect Think, LLC

synopsis: KSM Consulting, a technology, data, and management consulting firm, has acquired Connect Think, a software development company that specializes in mobile apps, custom software development and information technology consulting. Connect Think develops best-in-class, integrated solutions for web, mobile, and desktop platforms.
buyer parent: Renovus Capital
buyer: KSM Consulting
Indianapolis-based KSM Consulting, LLC (KSMC) is a technology, data, and management consulting firm. KSMC works in both the public and private sectors across all industries to help clients fulfill their missions, meet their goals, and solve their toughest challenges. "
target: Connect Think, LLC
Connect Think is a software development company that specializes in mobile apps, custom software development and information technology consulting. Connect Think develops best-in-class, integrated solutions for web, mobile, and desktop platforms.
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closed 6/19/2019 via BNC Analysis

Wings Travel Management, acquired Alchimea (Pty) Ltd

synopsis: Wings Travel Management, an independent global travel management company, has acquired Alchimea, a specialist software developer in South Africa and the UK. Alchimea provides application development solutions that deliver long-term business value. Their services include web-app development, mobile app development, system integrations and more.
buyer: Wings Travel Management
Wings Travel Management is an independent global travel management company. Wing specialises in Oil and Gas, Marine and Corporate travel. Wings creates bespoke travel programmes for leading organisations. Wings manages their client's travel needs in almost every country around the globe. "
target: Alchimea (Pty) Ltd
Alchimea is a specialist software developer in South Africa and the UK. Alchimea provides application development solutions that deliver long-term business value. Their services include web-app development, mobile app development, system integrations, solution consulting, and more.
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closed 9/5/2018 via BNC Analysis

Marcus Thomas LLC, acquired Devs United

synopsis: Marcus Thomas, a fully integrated marketing communications agency, has acquired Devs United, a customer engagement technology company that provides solutions based on the Salesforce platform. Devs United's customer engagement services include Salesforce Marketing Cloud consulting, Salesforce Sales and Service Cloud integrations, and more.
buyer: Marcus Thomas LLC
Marcus Thomas is a fully integrated marketing communications agency focused on audience insight, idea generation and alternative delivery. Marcus Thomas helps their clients find new ways to solve old problems. Their clients include Akron Children's Hospital, Diebold, Quanex, NESTLE, and more. "
target: Devs United
Devs United is a customer engagement technology company that provides solutions based on the Salesforce platform. Devs United offers a range of customer engagement services, including Salesforce Marketing Cloud consulting and implementation, Salesforce Sales and Service Cloud integrations, and more.
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announced 8/15/2018 via Yahoo, Inc.

ITbook Co.LTD., will acquire RINET Co., Ltd.

synopsis: ITbook Co., LTD., Japanese provider information technology consulting and system development services, will acquire RINET Co., Ltd., a Japanese information technology company. RINET provides web application development and mobile application development services.
buyer: ITbook Co.LTD. (TSE:3742:$47.02)
ITbook Co., LTD. is Japanese provider information technology (IT) consulting and system development services. ITbook helps businesses utilize IT to become more efficient and successful. ITbook offers their services to the government, independent agencies, private companies, and financial companies. "
target: RINET Co., Ltd.
Founded in 1999, RINET Co., Ltd. is a Japanese information technology company. RINET provides web application development and mobile application development services. RINET has helped many businesses create apps for the PC, iOS, and Android platforms.
price ($mm)
$0.90
rev ($mm)
$3
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.3x
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closed 7/25/2018 via Company Press Release

Netguru Sp. z o.o., acquired BitCraft Sp. z o.o.

synopsis: Netguru, a provider of web development, mobile development, and product design services in Poland, has acquired BitCraft, a Polish company that creates innovative software. BitCraft specializes in designing and deploying custom software for desktop, mobile, and web interfaces.
buyer: Netguru Sp. z o.o.
Netguru is a provider of web development, mobile development, and product design services in Poland. Netguru builds innovative digital products to improve the world through software. The company has worked with top startups and Fortune 500 companies on over 170 projects. "
target: BitCraft Sp. z o.o.
BitCraft is a Polish company that creates innovative software. They specialize in designing and deploying custom software for desktop, mobile, and web interfaces. BitCraft also offers a conference booking and managing app for tablets and a mobile app that alerts the elderly of unwanted drug intake.
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closed 7/18/2018 via BNC Analysis

Taiyo Holdings Co., Ltd., acquired Thou-Management Corporation

synopsis: Taiyo Holdings Co., Ltd., a Japanese provider of solder resist products, has acquired Thou-Management Corporation (Thou), a Japanese company that provides system engineering and integration services. Thou specializes in mobile app development and business systems development. The company also offers dispatching services for system engineers.
buyer: Taiyo Holdings Co., Ltd. (TSE:4626:$493.19)
Founded in 1953, Taiyo Holdings Co., Ltd. is a Japanese provider of solder resist products. The company manufactures and sells chemical products for the electronics industry. Their products are used to protect the surface of printed wiring boards and flat panel displays. "
target: Thou-Management Corporation
Founded in 2001, Thou-Management Corporation (Thou) is a Japanese company that provides system engineering and integration services. Thou specializes in mobile app development and business systems development. The company also offers dispatching services for system engineers.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$2
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0.0x
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closed 5/30/2018 via BNC Analysis

Concept Safety Systems (Holdings) Pty Ltd, acquired Locatrix Communications

synopsis: Concept Safety Systems, one of Australia’s leading emergency management, safety and compliance technology businesses, has acquired Locatrix Communications, an Australian provider of mobile app and web development services. Locatrix creates mobile application experiences that engage subscribers and generate ARPU growth for their clients.
buyer: Concept Safety Systems (Holdings) Pty Ltd
Concept Safety Systems is an Australian-owned & globally focused company that specialises in innovative & smart solutions for fire safety, emergency & site induction. They offer the world’s best online & interactive approach to training, with programs. "
target: Locatrix Communications
Locatrix Communications is an Australian provider of mobile app and web development services. Locatrix develops solutions that provide creative ways to solve their client's problems. They create mobile application experiences that engage subscribers and generate revenue for their clients.
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closed 11/8/2017 via Company Press Release

RightPoint Consulting LLC, acquired Raizlabs

synopsis: Rightpoint, an independent customer experience agency, has acquired Raizlabs, a leading mobile innovation and emerging technologies firm. Raizlabs have been designing software and applications for over 12 years and have brought their experience in producing high-quality, memorable applications to millions of mobile devices.
buyer: RightPoint Consulting LLC
Rightpoint is an independent customer experience agency with technology at their core. They create seamless digital experiences driven by insight, strategy, technology, and design to evolve the way their clients do business. "
target: Raizlabs
Raizlabs is a full service mobile app development company providing strategy, design and development. They have been designing software and applications for over 12 years and have brought their experience in producing high-quality, memorable applications to millions of mobile devices.
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closed 10/25/2017 via BNC Analysis

Netrix, LLC, acquired Empressem Technologies India Pvt Ltd

synopsis: Netrix, a full service IT provider that designs, implements, and supports technology solutions, has acquired Empressem Technologies, a leading end to end mobility service provider. Empressem Technologies' services include web application development, iOS & Android application development, and Augmented Reality Applications.
buyer: Netrix, LLC
Netrix is a full service IT provider that designs, implements, and supports technology solutions. The company specializes in network infrastructure, security, software development, systems services, unified communications, mobility, cloud and managed services. "
target: Empressem Technologies India Pvt Ltd
Empressem Technologies is a leading end to end mobility service provider. Their wide and diverse portfolio includes web application development, iOS & Android application development, Vistas Visitors Management, Learning Management System (LMS), and Augmented Reality Applications.
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closed 10/4/2017 via Company Press Release

KPMG International, acquired Terria Mobile

synopsis: KPMG has acquired Terria Mobile, a software developer specializing in mobile solutions and products that has enjoyed major international success. With its acquisition of Terria Mobile, KPMG is gaining additional conceptual, consulting and implementation expertise in digital process design.
buyer: KPMG International
KPMG is a global network of professional firms providing Audit, Tax and Advisory services. They have 189,000 outstanding professionals working together to deliver value in 152 countries. "
target: Terria Mobile
With decades of software development experience, Terria Mobile has been 100% focused on mobile applications for years. They are mobile-oriented development, implementation and marketing specialists that offer a comprehensive portfolio of products and services all around mobile applications.
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closed 2/26/2016 via BNC Analysis

MercadoLibre, acquired Monits

synopsis: Mercado Libre, Latin America’s leading e-commerce technology company, has acquired Monits, a young company based in Buenos Aires with clients all a round the world. Montis is dedicated to developing many different applications for mobile devices.
buyer: MercadoLibre (MELI:$2,296.31)
MercadoLibre is Latin America’s leading e-commerce technology company. Through MercadoLibre.com and MercadoPago.com, it provides solutions to individuals and companies buying, selling, advertising, and paying for goods online. "
target: Monits
Monits is a young company based in Buenos Aires with clients all a round the world. Montis is dedicated to developing many different applications for mobile devices.
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closed 1/14/2016 via BNC Analysis

Webtise Ltd., acquired Apposing Limited

synopsis: Liverpool’s Apposing has been bought out by The Webtise Group. Apposing Ltd. is a dedicated application development studio that develops creative ideas-led native/web applications, forward thinking R&D technology projects and games for their clients.
buyer: Webtise Ltd.
The Webtise Group is a group of digital marketing, development and creative agencies including, Webtise, Metrics Mate, and more, as well as a strategic advisor to various online brands. "
target: Apposing Limited
Apposing Ltd. is a dedicated application development studio who develop creative ideas-led native/web applications, forward thinking R&D technology projects and games for their clients.
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closed 8/27/2015 via Yahoo, Inc.

Logient, Inc., acquired Mobilogie Inc.

synopsis: Logient, a Montreal-based leader in the development of custom software, has acquired Mobilogie, a firm specializing in the development of mobile solutions for businesses. This acquisition is part of Logient's growth plan and consolidates the turnkey services offering provided by the company since its founding in 1998.
buyer: Logient, Inc.
Founded in Montreal in 1998, Logient is a center of expertise in custom software, focused on value creation and value for money. Logient's expert team designs and manages every stage of the software life cycle in whole or in part, depending of the customer's needs. "
target: Mobilogie Inc.
Mobilogie specializes in the development of mobile solutions for businesses. Its services include strategy (research, opportunity analysis, positioning); design (user experience design, user interface design, product design); and development (prototyping, QA testing).
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announced 6/29/2015 via Reuters

SinnerSchrader AG, will acquire Swipe GmbH

synopsis: SinnerSchrader AG, a digital agency with a focus on e-commerce, strategy and communication, will acquire Swipe GmbH, a digital agency that creates solutions for the mobile era.
buyer: SinnerSchrader AG (XTRA:SZZ:$56.96)
SinnerSchrader is a digital agency with a focus on e-commerce, strategy and communication. SinnerSchrader offers a range of digital agency services: conception, design, development and operation of digital platforms, mobile apps, service design, campaigns, media, analytics and audience management. "
target: Swipe GmbH
Swipe is a digital studio that is comprised of consultants, concepters, designers, developers and marketers. Together they create solutions for the mobile era and serve brands such as Harrods, Red Bull, BMW, brand eins, Der Spiegel, Occhio and IWC.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$2
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0.0x
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closed 6/15/2015 via BNC Analysis

Snapdeal.com, acquired Letsgomo Labs LLP

synopsis: E-commerce marketplace Snapdeal, which is run by Delhi-based Jasper Infotech Pvt Ltd, has acquired Letsgomo, a mobility solutions company. Letsgomo—with expertise across mobile technologies, design and strategy—helps businesses build mobile strategies, conceptualise applications and mobile sites, among others.
buyer: Snapdeal.com
Snapdeal has become India’s largest online marketplace for businesses to reach sell their products to consumers nationwide, a model that the company pioneered in the Indian market. "
target: Letsgomo Labs LLP
Letsgomo believe mobile devices are going to change the way they live, they act, they do business and leave an ever lasting impact. They work hard to translate their beliefs into reality by helping businesses adapt to this change, and help them in creating their mobile strategy.
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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
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$3
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0.4x
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closed 11/5/2014 via BNC Analysis

Ankama, acquired Wizcorp

synopsis: ANKAMA Group has announced that it has acquired Wizcorp Inc., the Tokyo-based social and mobile game studio. Founded in 2008, Wizcorp is specialized in social games development for mobile platforms (iOS, Android, etc). Alongside their game development operations, Wizcorp has also invested in the development of server-side technologies.
buyer: Ankama
Ankama creates an immersive experience using online games, animation, publishing, press, music, toys, and console/mobile games. Ankama is known for its interactive universe called Krosmoz, which encompasses highly popular MMORPG franchises Wakfu and Dofus (France's most played MMO).    "
target: Wizcorp
Based in Tokyo, Wizcorp works with global publishers and IPs to produce high quality games with dynamic content support and scalable backend. Whether it’s gaming or commercial applications, Wizcorp has years of experience working with a wide range of web and mobile technologies.
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closed 8/12/2021 via BNC Analysis

Keywords Studios, acquired AMC RO STUDIO S.R.L.

synopsis: Keywords Studios, the international technical and creative services provider to the global video games industry, has acquired the entire issued share capital of AMC, a Romania-based leading 3D art and design studio focused on the video game industry.
buyer: Keywords Studios (AIM:KWS:$451.13)
Ireland’s Keywords Studios is an international technical services provider to the global video games industry. It provides integrated art creation, software engineering, testing, localization, audio and customer care services to a blue-chip client base. "
target: AMC RO STUDIO S.R.L.
AMC is a leading 3D art and design studio focused on the video game industry. Based in Bucharest, Romania and led by Cristina Neamtu, AMC enables its partners to realize their vision through creative 3D visual development and design across a range of game platforms.
price ($mm)
$3.29
rev ($mm)
$3
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$1
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1.2x
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5.6x
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:$451.13)
Ireland’s Keywords Studios is an international technical services provider to the global video games industry. It provides integrated art creation, software engineering, testing, localization, audio and customer care services to a blue-chip client base. "
target: Climax Studios
Climax Studios is an independent AAA games company in the UK. Climax Studios has developed games for some of the biggest names in the world, including Microsoft, Sony, Konami and 2K Games. The studio has worked on titles such as Crackdown 3, Dirt Rally 2.0, Silent Hill: Origins and more.
price ($mm)
$37
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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:$451.13)
Ireland’s Keywords Studios is an international technical services provider to the global video games industry. It provides integrated art creation, software engineering, testing, localization, audio and customer care services to a blue-chip client base. "
target: Tantalus Media
Tantalus Media is an Australian video game developer based in Australia. They were founded in 1994 and have worked on over 100 titles since, including Age of Empires, Cities Skylines, Mass Effect, and The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess.
price ($mm)
$31
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EBITDA ($mm)
$6
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7.8x
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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$2.13
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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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$34
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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)
$18
rev ($mm)
$16
EBITDA ($mm)
$2
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2.0x
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14.5x
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:$451.13)
Ireland’s Keywords Studios is an international technical services provider to the global video games industry. It provides integrated art creation, software engineering, testing, localization, audio and customer care services to a blue-chip client base. "
target: Heavy Iron Studios
Heavy Iron Studios is an American video game developer based in Los Angeles, California. Founded back in 1999, the studio has worked on titles including the recently-launched Marvel's Avengers from Square Enix, Activision's Call of Duty and Disney Infinity.
price ($mm)
$4.50
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$5
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$1
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2.5x
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13.3x
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:$451.13)
Ireland’s Keywords Studios is an international technical services provider to the global video games industry. It provides integrated art creation, software engineering, testing, localization, audio and customer care services to a blue-chip client base. "
target: Maverick Media Limited
Maverick, based in London and founded by Will Jeffry in 1995, is one of the longest established and most successful video games creative agencies in Europe. It has produced award-winning campaigns for some of the world's most prestigious games publishers, developers and brands.
price ($mm)
$4.70
rev ($mm)
$4
EBITDA ($mm)
$1
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1.1x
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3.6x
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:$451.13)
Ireland’s Keywords Studios is an international technical services provider to the global video games industry. It provides integrated art creation, software engineering, testing, localization, audio and customer care services to a blue-chip client base. "
target: Coconut Lizard
Coconut Lizard provide expert development support to video games development companies, particularly those working with Unreal Engine. Coconut Lizard Ltd was incorporated in 2015 and is based in Gateshead, United Kingdom.
price ($mm)
$2.47
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$2
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$0
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5.7x
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:$451.13)
Ireland’s Keywords Studios is an international technical services provider to the global video games industry. It provides integrated art creation, software engineering, testing, localization, audio and customer care services to a blue-chip client base. "
target: Ichi Worldwide
Founded in 2009 and headquartered in London, ICHI provides a full suite of creative and marketing services to video game publishers and to the sports and entertainment sectors around the world.
price ($mm)
$4.34
rev ($mm)
$4
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
1.1x
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
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 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 ($mm)
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Japan System Techniques Co. Ltd.
Japan System Techniques Co. Ltd.
Founded in 1973, Japan System Techniques Co., Ltd. (JAST) is a Japanese software development company. Through their subsidiaries the company provides services for system development, web development, mobile app development, search engine optimization, and more.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$148.63
EBITDA ($mm)
$9.49
EBIT ($mm)
$8.15
Net Income ($mm)
$6.12
Employees
920
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Ticker: XTRA:CLIQ
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
CLIQ Digital
CLIQ Digital
CLIQ Digital is a global interactive media specialists company. It creates interactive entertainment solutions that it distributes to consumers across television, the internet and mobile devices, allowing them and their partners access to anyone, anywhere, anytime.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$81.22
EBITDA ($mm)
$5.78
EBIT ($mm)
$5.55
Net Income ($mm)
$3.57
Employees
100
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Ticker: TSE:3823
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Acrodea, Inc.
Acrodea, Inc.
Acrodea provides services and solutions that target smartphones and other mobile devices. They offer service platform provisioning and provide solutions that support software conceptualization, design, and sales for mobile telecom carriers, mobile handset manufacturers, content providers, etc.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$13.77
EBITDA ($mm)
($3.09)
EBIT ($mm)
($7.89)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
83
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Ticker: MEDL
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
MEDL Mobile Holdings Inc.
MEDL Mobile Holdings Inc.
MEDL Mobile Holdings Inc. is an American mobile application developer and mobile marketing firm based in Fountain Valley, California. The company designs, develops and markets mobile applications (apps) for iPhone/iPod Touch, iPad and Android.
year
2014
rev ($mm)
$2.64
EBITDA ($mm)
($2.67)
EBIT ($mm)
($2.78)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
27
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Ticker: MCVE
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
MacroSolve, Inc.
MacroSolve, Inc. is a pioneer in delivering mobile apps technologies and holds patent #7,822,816 a platform technology that is foundational to the mobile app marketplace. It monetizes its IP portfolio through licensing and patent enforcement in the mobile app market development space.
year
2009
rev ($mm)
$0.95
EBITDA ($mm)
($1.53)
EBIT ($mm)
($1.74)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
22
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SecureWorks Inc
SecureWorks Inc
Secureworks is a global cybersecurity leader, enabling its customers and partners to outpace adversaries with more precision. With the combination of a cloud-native SaaS security platform and intelligence-driven security solutions, Secureworks provides the most grounded security platform available.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$562.98
EBITDA ($mm)
$6.27
EBIT ($mm)
($36.38)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
2685
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Ticker: TSE:3962
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Change Co., Ltd
Change Co., Ltd
Based in Japan, Change Co., Ltd. provides IT and network security and solutions. They help businesses with IT consulting regarding applications and mobile products, security and communication through their business infrastructure software, and training services for IT technology.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$20.08
EBITDA ($mm)
$3.59
EBIT ($mm)
$3.42
Net Income ($mm)
$2.39
Employees
67
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Ticker: APCX
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
AppTech Corp
AppTech Corp
AppTech Corp is an information technology company providing cloud services and merchant processing solutions with a focus in mobile payments. Their mission is to provide industry-leading cloud services and payment processing technologies to businesses.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$0.01
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
($0.07)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
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Ticker: MSMY
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Room 21 Media, Inc.
Room21 is a media group specializing in proprietary phone app development for producing and monetizing content for film, television and the web. They develop and launch social commerce platforms for healthcare, entertainment, and industrial business.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
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Ticker: BSE:507685
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Wipro, Ltd.
Wipro, Ltd.
Wipro Ltd. is a leading information technology, consulting and business process services company that delivers solutions to enable its clients do business better. Wipro delivers winning business outcomes through its deep industry experience and a 360 degree view of "Business through Technology.”
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$8,354.10
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,760.39
EBIT ($mm)
$1,521.74
Net Income ($mm)
$1,380.62
Employees
190308
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Ticker: SZSE:30000
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Beijing Ultrapower Software Co., Ltd.
Beijing Ultrapower Software provides information technology (IT) operation, maintenance and management solutions. The company develops and distributes software products, technology services, and system integration tools.
year
2014
rev ($mm)
$355.17
EBITDA ($mm)
$72.39
EBIT ($mm)
$68.63
Net Income ($mm)
$84.27
Employees
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Ticker: SEHK:8086
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
ePRO Systems Limited
ePRO Systems Limited
EPRO Systems Limited (EPRO), a listed company in Hong Kong, has a subsidiary group of companies offering a full range of services and solutions in the IT&C filed. Established in 1985 in Hong Kong, EPRO has built a strong presence in China since 1990.
year
2012
rev ($mm)
$182.67
EBITDA ($mm)
$21.02
EBIT ($mm)
$20.64
Net Income ($mm)
$16.96
Employees
0
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Ticker: NYHR
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Nyherji Hf.
Nyherji Hf.
Nyherji hf. is an established Nordic IT services provider with offices in Iceland and Sweden. For over two decades the company has been a world-class technology supplier, application developer, systems integrator, facilities manager and expert business process consultancy.
year
2014
rev ($mm)
$109.06
EBITDA ($mm)
$3.88
EBIT ($mm)
$1.70
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
439
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Ticker: SEHK:1808
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Enterprise Development Holdings Limited
Enterprise Development Holdings Limited
Enterprise Development Holdings Limited is principally engaged in providing integrated business software solutions; and manufacture and sale of bare copper wires and magnet wires in the People’s Republic of China and Hong Kong.
year
2014
rev ($mm)
$45.22
EBITDA ($mm)
$7.72
EBIT ($mm)
$7.20
Net Income ($mm)
$5.49
Employees
134
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Ticker: KASE
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
NetSol Technologies Limited
NetSol Technologies Limited
NetSol Technologies is a leading international provider of automated and IT enabled solutions catering to businesses across various verticals around the globe. Since its inception in 1995, NetSol has regimented itself being committed to deliver the best software solutions.
year
2009
rev ($mm)
$23.50
EBITDA ($mm)
$12.40
EBIT ($mm)
$11.70
Net Income ($mm)
$11.10
Employees
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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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