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announced 8/8/2019 via BNC Analysis

Animoca Brands, will acquire Quidd, Inc.

synopsis: Hong Kong-based Animoca Brands Corporation Limited will acquire Quidd, Inc., a digital goods company. Quidd owns and operates the leading global marketplace for buying and selling digital collectibles. The Quidd marketplace, catalog, and collections are accessed by a community of end-users via the Quidd mobile application.
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 parent: Sequoia Capital
target: Quidd, Inc.
Quidd is the world's leading marketplace for buying and selling digital collectibles. Through its apps, millions of people collect, buy, sell, and display limited-edition digital stickers, cards, and 3D toys featuring IP from the world’s best media and entertainment brands.
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$5.00
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closed 10/13/2016 via PR Newswire

Auction Mobility, acquired Lofty

synopsis: Auction Mobility, LLC announced the acquisition of Lofty.com, the trusted online marketplace for fine and decorative art. The acquisition enables Auction Mobility's art and collectible auction house clients to seamlessly publish their catalogs to their own white-labeled platforms provided by Auction Mobility, and to the Lofty.com marketplace.
buyer: Auction Mobility
Auction Mobility is the world's leading mobile and tablet auction platform, providing clients with a unique digital experience to promote their brand across mobile, tablet and the web. Buyers can participate from anywhere in the world as if they were sitting feet from the auctioneer. "
target: Lofty
Lofty.com, the trusted online marketplace for art and collectibles, provides access to unique inventory sourced from professional sellers around the world, helping buyers find items they will treasure with peace of mind. Buying and selling art and collectibles on Lofty.com is seamless and simple.
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announced 10/31/2012 via BNC Analysis

Stanley Gibbons Group Ltd., will acquire bidstart

synopsis: The Stanley Gibbons Group plc has conditionally agreed to acquire the assets of Stampwants.com Inc, trading as bidStart, a US-based collectibles business. The business operates a customised search engine specifically built for the trading of collectibles, providing a fully transparent marketplace for buyers and sellers.
buyer: Stanley Gibbons Group Ltd. (AIM:SGI:$88.38)
Stanley Gibbons Ltd is the market leader in the stamp collecting market and the Gibbons name is synonymous with the hobby. Its catalogues are considered the standard reference guide for the stamp collecting world. The company also hosts live and online auctions and publishes magazines. "
target: bidstart
bidStart is an online marketplace and community connecting buyers and sellers of collectibles; including stamps, coins, comics, sports cards and more; offering auction & store items. bidStart offers unrivaled customer service with a personal touch and low selling fees.
price ($mm)
$0.67
rev ($mm)
$0
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
3.3x
EV / EBITDA
closed 10/30/2008 via PR Newswire

WorthPoint Corporation, acquired GoAntiques, Inc.

synopsis: Atlanta-based WorthPoint, a leading online source for information about art, antiques and collectibles, announced that it has completed its acquisition of Dublin, Ohio-based GoAntiques, an online network for buying and selling antiques and collectibles.
buyer: WorthPoint Corporation
Founded in 2007, WorthPoint has quickly become the largest social network for researching the worth of antiques and collectibles. More than 50,000 people registered as WorthPoint members in the company's first nine months. "
target: GoAntiques, Inc.
Founded in 1994, by Kathy Kamnikar, as Antique Networking, GoAntiques is the oldest Web antiques-and-collectibles site. It offers 600,000 items from more than 1,300 dealers in 31 countries and the world's largest antiques and collectibles price guide, PriceMiner(R).
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closed 9/6/2005 via PR Newswire

Collectors Universe, acquired Certified Coin Exchange

synopsis: Collectors Universe, Inc., a leading provider of value-added authentication and grading and other value-added services to dealers and collectors of high-value collectibles, today announced that it has completed its purchase of Certified Coin Exchange (CCE) and a related business for $2.18 million in cash.
buyer: Collectors Universe (CLCT:$70.16)
Collectors Universe is a full-service provider of value-added services to dealers and collectors of coins, sportscards, sports memorabilia, rare currency and rare records. "
target: Certified Coin Exchange
Certified Coin Exchange has been a marketplace in US certified rare coin trading between major coin dealers in the United States since 1990, with similar operations for uncertified coins dating back to the 1960's.
price ($mm)
$2.18
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announced 6/3/2019 via BNC Analysis

Fanatics, Inc., will acquire Steiner Sports

synopsis: Fanatics, global leader in licensed sports merchandise, has reached an agreement to acquire Steiner Sports, a company that was founded as an athlete marketing firm but has expanded into memorabilia, selling autographed items. The deal does not include Steiner’s athlete contracts.
buyer: Fanatics, Inc.
The global leader in licensed sports merchandise, Fanatics is changing the way fans purchase their team apparel and jerseys through an innovative, tech-infused approach to making and selling fan gear in today’s on-demand culture. Fanatics sells the largest collection of timeless merchandise. "
target: Steiner Sports
Steiner Sports was founded as an athlete marketing company. They later expanded into memorabilia, selling autographed items. Steiner Sports is the exclusive distributor of game-used items for the New York Yankees, Boston Red Sox, Dallas Cowboys, Notre Dame, Syracuse and other entities.
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closed 9/18/2012 via PR Newswire

1stdibs, acquired Online Galleries

synopsis: 1stdibs, the leading online global marketplace for rare and desirable objects, is pleased to announce that it has just purchased Online Galleries, the prestigious UK-owned online services provider to the arts and antiques trade.
buyer: 1stdibs
1stdibs is a global marketplace that is a recognised and trusted source for collectors, interior designers and buyers around the world. Each week an average of 2,500 rare and beautiful objects are catalogued and added to the 1stdibs website by its 1,700 international dealers. "
target: Online Galleries
Online Galleries is the world's most respected art and antiques community that offers professionals, private collectors and academics a safe environment to search for the highest quality art and antiques.
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announced 2/24/2021 via Bloomberg

The Chernin Group, will acquire Goldin Auctions

synopsis: The Chernin Group (TCG), a multi-stage investment firm dedicated to building consumer businesses, will acquire a majority stake in Goldin Auctions, a leading sports memorabilia auction house. Goldin Auctions offers a variety of sports memorabilia and collectibles through their online auctions and catalogs.
buyer: The Chernin Group
The Chernin Group (TCG) is a multi-stage investment firm dedicated to building consumer businesses. TCG focuses on majority and minority investments in growing consumer businesses. Their portfolio includes digital media, commerce, marketplaces, sports, gaming, consumer finance, and health brands. "
target: Goldin Auctions
Goldin Auctions is a leading sports memorabilia auction house. Goldin Auctions offers a variety of sports memorabilia and collectibles through their online auctions and catalogs. Their products include trading cards, autographs, ticket stubs, photos, sneakers, coins, jerseys and more.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$27
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
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announced 6/29/2021 via PR Newswire

Etsy Inc., will acquire Elo7

synopsis: Etsy, Inc., which operates two-sided online marketplaces that connect millions of passionate and creative buyers and sellers around the world, has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Elo7, a privately held marketplace for unique, handmade items based in Brazil.
buyer: Etsy Inc. (ETSY:$2,048.22)
Etsy is the global marketplace for unique and creative goods. They connect buyers and sellers from all over world. Buyers come to Etsy to be inspired by items that are crafted by creative entrepreneurs. For sellers, they offer a range of tools and services that address key business needs. "
target: Elo7
Elo7 is the first and leading marketplace for artisans and lovers of handcraft and handmade goods in Brazil. Elo7 connects sellers and buyers that love handicrafts and exclusive handmade goods, promoting a positive e-commerce and social experience in a safe, convenient and user-friendly environment.
price ($mm)
$217
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closed 10/17/2018 via BNC Analysis

Bukalapak, acquired Prelo

synopsis: Bukalapak, the largest online marketplace in Southeast Asia, has acquihired Prelo, an online marketplace for second-hand goods in Indonesia. Prelo allows users to safely buy and sell used goods in a variety of categories, including clothing, accessories, beauty products, books, gadgets, hobbies, antiques, babies & kids, and home & living.
buyer: Bukalapak
Bukalapak is the largest online marketplace in Southeast Asia. Bukalapak sells a diverse range of products, including clothing, food, electronics, tickets, office supplies, cars, and more. Bukalapak connects sellers to tens of millions of online shoppers. "
target: Prelo
Prelo is an online marketplace for second-hand goods in Indonesia. Prelo allows users to safely buy and sell used goods in a variety of categories, including clothing, accessories, beauty products, books, gadgets, hobbies, antiques, babies & kids, and home & living.
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closed 9/30/2016 via BNC Analysis

Modern Star Pty Ltd, acquired CleverPatch Pty Ltd.

synopsis: Navis Capital Partners has embarked on the acquisition of CleverPatch for its education resources company Modern Star, which it has aspirations to grow and sell within about two years. CleverPatch is fast becoming Australia’s most creative online craft store. With over 4,500 products, CleverPatch has everything to design, create and make.
buyer parent: Navis Capital Partners
buyer: Modern Star Pty Ltd
Modern Star Pty Ltd is a leading Australian business-to-business distributor of education resources to early childhood centres and schools. Modern Star is the original and largest supplier of educational ‘hands on’ resources to education institutions all across Australia and New Zealand. "
target: CleverPatch Pty Ltd.
CleverPatch is fast becoming Australia’s most creative online craft store. CleverPatch is all about the doing! With over 4,500 products and 1,200 free ideas they have everything to design, create and make…they have everything covered for the budding crafters at home and school!
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closed 6/14/2016 via BNC Analysis

Giftxoxo, acquired BookMyInterest

synopsis: Experiential rewards and recognition startup Giftxoxo has acqui-hired Bengaluru-based startup BookMyInterest, a marketplace for hobbies and leisure activities.
buyer: Giftxoxo
Giftxoxo is a company focused on experiential gifting since its start in 2012. Giftxoxo’s unique Corporate Gifts make them the pioneer in the gifting industry. Giftxoxo specializes in Experiences gifts, Gift vouchers and Rewards and the Recognition Portal - XoxoEngage. "
target: BookMyInterest
BookMyInterest is a marketplace for hobbies and leisure activities. BookMyInterest which is owned and operated by MyInt Technologies Pvt Ltd., facilitates search of verified and rated service providers catering to various interests and hobbies.
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closed 6/25/2014 via BNC Analysis

Etsy Inc., acquired A Little Market

synopsis: Etsy, a marketplace where people around the world connect to buy and sell unique goods, announced that it has acquired a French company called A Little Market, a Paris-based online marketplace for handmade items.
buyer: Etsy Inc. (ETSY:$2,048.22)
Etsy is a marketplace where people around the world connect to buy and sell unique goods. Their mission is to re-imagine commerce in ways that build a more fulfilling and lasting world. Etsy is a venue made up of individual artists and crafters who maintain their own online shops. "
target: A Little Market
A Little Market is a Paris-based online marketplace for handmade items. The company was incorporated in 2009 and is based in Paris, France.
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closed 6/24/2013 via BusinessWire

Demand Media, Inc., acquired Society6

synopsis: Demand Media® announced that it has acquired Society6, a leading digital marketplace powered by artists. The e-commerce marketplace enables artists to seamlessly upload and merchandise unique artwork and sell a variety of products, such as phone cases, art prints, home décor, and other merchandise.
buyer: Demand Media, Inc. (LFGR:$154.96)
Demand Media, Inc. is a leading digital media and domain services company that informs and entertains one of the internet’s largest audiences, helps advertisers find innovative ways to engage with their customers and enables publishers, individuals and businesses to expand their online presence. "
target: Society6
Society6 is a leading digital marketplace powered by artists. The e-commerce marketplace enables artists to seamlessly upload and merchandise unique artwork and sell a variety of products, such as phone cases, art prints, home décor, and other merchandise.
price ($mm)[EV]
$84 [$80]
rev ($mm)
$19
EBITDA ($mm)
$6
EV / rev
4.8x
EV / EBITDA
15.5x
closed 2/25/2010 via PR Newswire

eBay, acquired World of Good Inc.

synopsis: World of Good Inc., a five-year-old social venture that connects artisans from developing communities with mainstream retail markets, announced that eBay has fully acquired its brand and related assets.
buyer: eBay (EBAY:$10,761.00)
eBay pioneers communities built on commerce, sustained by trust and inspired by opportunity. eBay enables e-commerce on a local, national and international basis with an array of websites that bring together millions of buyers and sellers every day. "
target: World of Good Inc.
World of Good Inc., a social venture that connects artisans from developing communities with mainstream retail markets. World of Good was founded with the mission to help small artisan producers improve their livelihoods by providing them with access to mainstream retail markets.
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announced 6/2/2021 via BNC Analysis

Etsy Inc., will acquire Depop Limited

synopsis: Etsy, the New York-based marketplace where crafty creators and those interested in their styles can discover and buy those goods, announced that it is acquiring Depop, a London-based marketplace targeting millennial and Gen-Z consumers with a new take on social shopping.
buyer: Etsy Inc. (ETSY:$2,048.22)
Etsy is the global marketplace for unique and creative goods. They connect buyers and sellers from all over world. Buyers come to Etsy to be inspired by items that are crafted by creative entrepreneurs. For sellers, they offer a range of tools and services that address key business needs. "
target: Depop Limited
Depop is a London-based marketplace targeting millennial and Gen-Z consumers with a new take on social shopping. Depop is a place where millions of users come to celebrate their style. The company is headquartered in London, with offices in Manchester, New York, Los Angeles, and Sydney.
price ($mm)
$1,625
rev ($mm)
$70
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
23.2x
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closed 8/18/2018 via Company Press Release

Walmart, acquired Flipkart

synopsis: Walmart Inc. and Flipkart Group ("Flipkart") announced the closing of the agreements for Walmart to become the largest shareholder in the Flipkart Group. The Flipkart Group is one of India’s largest e-commerce marketplace and includes group companies Flipkart, Myntra, Jabong, and PhonePe.
buyer: Walmart (WMT:$562,839.00)
Walmart Inc. helps people around the world save money and live better in retail stores, online, and through their mobile devices. Each week, nearly 265 million customers and members visit their more than 11,200 stores under 55 banners in 27 countries and eCommerce websites. "
target: Flipkart
The Flipkart Group is one of India’s largest e-commerce marketplace and includes group companies Flipkart, Myntra, Jabong, and PhonePe. Flipkart has enabled millions to be a part of India's e-commerce revolution, offering over 80 million products across 80+ categories.
price ($mm)
$16,000*
rev ($mm)
$4,600
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
4.5x
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announced 6/9/2017 via Company Press Release

Eventbrite, will acquire Ticketfly, Inc.

synopsis: Eventbrite, the world’s leading ticketing and event technology platform, will acquire Ticketfly from Pandora, the world’s most powerful music discovery platform. Ticketfly is a ticketing platform focused on music promoters and venues. Its powerful digital marketing and analytics software helps promoters sell more tickets and streamline operations.
buyer: Eventbrite (EB:$162.01)
Eventbrite is an online service that people everywhere use to create, share, and join any event imaginable. Whether it's a photography class with a local artist, or a sold-out concert in a city stadium, Eventbrite makes it happen. "
target parent: Pandora Media, Inc.
target: Ticketfly, Inc.
Ticketfly, a subsidiary of Pandora, is a technology company reimagining the live event experience for promoters and fans. Its powerful ticketing, digital marketing, and analytics software helps promoters sell more tickets, streamline operations, and increase revenue per attendee.
price ($mm)
$200
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closed 11/2/2015 via BusinessWire

Pandora Media, Inc., acquired Ticketfly, Inc.

synopsis: Pandora, the world's most powerful music discovery platform, announced it has completed its acquisition of Ticketfly, Inc., a leading live events technology company, to create the definitive music platform for connecting fans, artists and event promoters.
buyer: Pandora Media, Inc. (P:$1,478.00)
Pandora is the world’s most powerful music discovery platform. They are driven by a single purpose: unleashing the infinite power of music by connecting artists and fans, whether through earbuds, car speakers, live on stage or anywhere fans want to experience it. "
target: Ticketfly, Inc.
Ticketfly is a technology company reimagining the live event experience for promoters and fans. Its powerful ticketing, digital marketing, and analytics software helps promoters book top talent, sell more tickets, and increase in-venue revenue.
price ($mm)
$450
rev ($mm)
$55
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
8.2x
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closed 9/23/2013 via Company Press Release

SevenVentures GmbH, acquired Mydays GmbH

synopsis: Seven Ventures, one of the leading media houses of Europe and Germany's largest television network, has acquired the majority of mydays.de, a leading provider of online gifting services in Germany.
buyer parent: ProSiebenSat.1 Media AG
buyer: SevenVentures GmbH
Seven Ventures is the venture arm of the ProSiebenSat.1 Group, one of the leading media houses of Europe and Germany's largest television network. "
target: Mydays GmbH
Mydays GmbH offers online gifting services in Germany. The company was founded in 2003 and is based in Munich, Germany.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$38
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0.0x
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announced 8/8/2019 via BNC Analysis

Animoca Brands, will acquire Quidd, Inc.

synopsis: Hong Kong-based Animoca Brands Corporation Limited will acquire Quidd, Inc., a digital goods company. Quidd owns and operates the leading global marketplace for buying and selling digital collectibles. The Quidd marketplace, catalog, and collections are accessed by a community of end-users via the Quidd mobile application.
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 parent: Sequoia Capital
target: Quidd, Inc.
Quidd is the world's leading marketplace for buying and selling digital collectibles. Through its apps, millions of people collect, buy, sell, and display limited-edition digital stickers, cards, and 3D toys featuring IP from the world’s best media and entertainment brands.
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$5.00
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closed 7/29/2021 via Company Press Release

Animoca Brands, acquired Blowfish Studios

synopsis: Animoca Brands, a mobile game developer in Hong Kong, has acquired Blowfish Studios, an independent game development and publishing studio in Australia. Blowfish creates best-in-class interactive experiences that focus on high-end 3D visuals and creative gameplay. Their titles include Blackwind, Base One, KungFu Kickball, and more.
buyer: Animoca Brands (ASX:AB1:$8.69)
Hong Kong-based Animoca Brands leverages gamification, blockchain, and AI technologies to develop and publish a broad portfolio of mobile products including games such as The Sandbox and Crazy Kings as well as products based on popular intellectual properties such as Garfield and Thomas & Friends. "
target: Blowfish Studios
Blowfish Studios is an an independent game development and publishing studio in Australia. Blowfish creates best-in-class interactive experiences that focus on high-end 3D visuals and creative gameplay. Their titles include Blackwind, Base One, KungFu Kickball, and more.
price ($mm)
$6.63
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announced 12/30/2020 via Company Press Release

Animoca Brands, will acquire Lympo

synopsis: Animoca Brands, a mobile game developer in Hong Kong, will acquire Lympo, a blockchain platform in Lithuania that aims to make the world a healthier place. Lympo offers a mobile app that rewards users with Lympo Tokens (LYM) when they complete exercises. The app enables users to keep track of their habits, and emotional and physical health.
buyer: Animoca Brands (ASX:AB1:$8.69)
Hong Kong-based Animoca Brands leverages gamification, blockchain, and AI technologies to develop and publish a broad portfolio of mobile products including games such as The Sandbox and Crazy Kings as well as products based on popular intellectual properties such as Garfield and Thomas & Friends. "
target: Lympo
Lympo is a blockchain platform in Lithuania that aims to make the world a healthier place. Lympo offers a mobile app that rewards users with Lympo Tokens (LYM) when they complete exercises. The app enables users to keep track of their habits, and emotional and physical health.
price ($mm)
$1.38
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announced 8/19/2020 via BNC Analysis

RightBridge Ventures, will acquire Gamma Innovations Inc.

synopsis: RightBridge Ventures AB and Animoca Brands Corporation Limited have initiated a strategic partnership with the acquisition of Gamma Innovations Inc. by RightBridge Ventures. Gamma offers a PC software application that allows users to leverage their computers’ idle processing power to generate Gamma Points while mining for Ether.
buyer: RightBridge Ventures
RightBridge Ventures is an investment company based in Stockholm (Sweden) dedicated to investing in companies that shape the future of esports and gaming as part of the digital entertainment industry. RightBridge Ventures intends to be publicly listed during 2020. "
target parent: Animoca Brands
target: Gamma Innovations Inc.
Gamma offers a PC software application that allows users to leverage their computers’ idle processing power to generate Gamma Points while mining for Ether. Gamma collects 50% of the value of tokens mined.
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$1.00
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announced 12/16/2019 via gamesindustry.biz

Animoca Brands, will acquire nWay Inc.

synopsis: Animoca Brands, a mobile game developer in Hong Kong, will acquire nWay, a game developer and publisher of triple-A games on console, PC, and mobile platforms. nWay is the developer of Power Rangers: Legacy Wars, the award-winning mobile fighting game on iOS and Android. Their other games include Power Rangers: Battle for the Grid and ChronoBlade.
buyer: Animoca Brands (ASX:AB1:$8.69)
Hong Kong-based Animoca Brands leverages gamification, blockchain, and AI technologies to develop and publish a broad portfolio of mobile products including games such as The Sandbox and Crazy Kings as well as products based on popular intellectual properties such as Garfield and Thomas & Friends. "
target: nWay Inc.
nWay is a game developer and publisher of triple-A games on console, PC, and mobile platforms. nWay is the developer of Power Rangers: Legacy Wars, the award-winning mobile fighting game on iOS and Android. Their other games include Power Rangers: Battle for the Grid and ChronoBlade.
price ($mm)
$7.69
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announced 8/8/2019 via BNC Analysis

Animoca Brands, will acquire Quidd, Inc.

synopsis: Hong Kong-based Animoca Brands Corporation Limited will acquire Quidd, Inc., a digital goods company. Quidd owns and operates the leading global marketplace for buying and selling digital collectibles. The Quidd marketplace, catalog, and collections are accessed by a community of end-users via the Quidd mobile application.
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 parent: Sequoia Capital
target: Quidd, Inc.
Quidd is the world's leading marketplace for buying and selling digital collectibles. Through its apps, millions of people collect, buy, sell, and display limited-edition digital stickers, cards, and 3D toys featuring IP from the world’s best media and entertainment brands.
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$5.00
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closed 6/2/2020 via BNC Analysis

Animoca Brands, acquired Gamma Innovations Inc.

synopsis: Hong Kong-based Animoca Brands Corporation Limited has acquired Gamma Innovations Inc. Based in LA, Gamma is focused on developing the GammaNow computing engine, a desktop application that allows users to leverage their computers’ idle processing power to generate Gamma Points, which are used to acquire in-game rewards for their favorite games.
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: Gamma Innovations Inc.
Gamma is focused on developing the GammaNow computing engine, a desktop application that allows users to leverage their computers’ idle processing power to generate Gamma Points, which are used to acquire in-game rewards for their favorite games.
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$0.35
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announced 5/6/2019 via BNC Analysis

Animoca Brands, will acquire Leade.rs, Inc.

synopsis: Animoca Brands Corporation Ltd has entered into a share purchase agreement to acquire networking and event-matching platform Leade.rs, co-founded by high-profile tech entrepreneur Loic Le Meur.
buyer: Animoca Brands (ASX:AB1:$8.69)
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: Leade.rs, Inc.
Leade.rs, co-founded by high-profile tech entrepreneur Loic Le Meur, is a networking and event-matching platform. Leade.rs is a platform to connect great events to amazing speakers.
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$0.50
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announced 4/17/2019 via BNC Analysis

Animoca Brands, will acquire Skytree Digital

synopsis: Animoca Brands, a game developer based in Hong Kong, is to acquire a 75% stake in mobile games developer Skytree. Skytree, established in 2013 in Hong Kong, has the mission to “Game your world” with a focus on developing mobile games, such as Hachi Hachi and Trillionia, incorporating innovation and entertainment value.
buyer: Animoca Brands (ASX:AB1:$8.69)
Animoca Brands leverages gamification, blockchain, and AI technologies to develop and publish a broad portfolio of mobile products including games such as The Sandbox and Crazy Kings as well as products based on popular intellectual properties such as Garfield and Thomas & Friends. "
target: Skytree Digital
Skytree Digital Limited, established in 2013 in Hong Kong, has the mission to “Game your world” with a focus on developing mobile games, such as Hachi Hachi and Trillionia, incorporating innovation and entertainment value.
price ($mm)
$0.61*
rev ($mm)
$0
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
1.7x
EV / EBITDA
announced 4/4/2019 via Company Press Release

Animoca Brands, will acquire Stryking Entertainment

synopsis: Animoca Brands, the Hong Kong based developer of mobile products, has entered into a an agreement to acquire 100% of Stryking Entertainment. Stryking is a leading Germany-based company and the operator of the popular fantasy sports game Football-Stars.
buyer: Animoca Brands (ASX:AB1:$8.69)
Based in Hong Kong, Animoca Brands leverages gamification, blockchain, and artificial intelligence technologies to develop and publish a broad portfolio of mobile products. A lot of their products are based on popular intellectual properties such as Garfield, Snoopy and Thomas & Friends. "
target: Stryking Entertainment
German company Stryking Entertainment specializes in sports fan engagement and monetization by combining the real and virtual world to create genuine interaction opportunities for fans, stars and brands. It develops and operates the platform Football-Stars, a gaming experience for soccer fans.
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$1.12
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closed 8/26/2018 via BNC Analysis

Animoca Brands, acquired Pixowl

synopsis: Animoca Brands, a leading global developer and publisher of mobile games and e-books based on globally popular brands, has acquired Pixowl, a developer of family friendly mobile games. Pixowl's most popular title, The Sandbox, is a world builder game that allows players to create their own worlds using resources and the game's physics laws.
buyer: Animoca Brands (ASX:AB1:$8.69)
Animoca Brands is a leading global developer and publisher of mobile games and e-books based on globally popular brands. Animoca Brands also publishes all-original games in a variety of categories including action, time management, RPG (role-playing games), simulation and more. "
target: Pixowl
Pixowl is a developer of family friendly mobile games. The company is focused on developing world builder games. Their most popular title, The Sandbox, allows players to create their own worlds using resources and the game's physics laws.
price ($mm)
$4.88
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 2/7/2018 via BNC Analysis

Animoca Brands, acquired Tribeflame Oy

synopsis: Hong Kong-based publisher Animoca Brands has acquired Finnish mobile game studio Tribeflame. Founded in 2009, Tribeflame was one of the first tablet games companies in the world, and since then they have launched more than a dozen games.
buyer: Animoca Brands (ASX:AB1:$8.69)
Animoca Brands is a leading global developer and publisher of mobile games and e-books based on globally popular brands. Animoca Brands also publishes all-original games in a variety of categories including action, time management, RPG (role-playing games), simulation and more. "
target: Tribeflame Oy
Founded in 2009, Tribeflame was one of the first tablet games companies in the world. Since then, Tribeflame has launched more than a dozen games, and topped the charts multiple times on Android, iOS and Windows Phone.
price ($mm)
$0.12
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 1/25/2018 via Company Press Release

Animoca Brands, will acquire Fuel Powered, Inc.

synopsis: Animoca Brands, a leading global developer and publisher of mobile games and e-books based on globally popular brands, will acquire a 60% stake in Fuel Powered, the world's leading platform for creating unique connected experiences by combining the fun and engagement offered by mobile games.
buyer: Animoca Brands (ASX:AB1:$8.69)
Animoca Brands is a leading global developer and publisher of mobile games and e-books based on globally popular brands. Animoca Brands also publishes all-original games in a variety of categories including action, time management, RPG (role-playing games), simulation and more. "
target: Fuel Powered, Inc.
Fuel Powered is the world's leading platform for creating unique connected experiences by combining the fun and engagement offered by mobile games. Fuel Powered offers publishers the only customizable multiplayer and online SDK that continuously boosts user engagement, retention, and monetization.
price ($mm)
$0.61*
rev ($mm)
$0
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
2.5x
EV / EBITDA
announced 11/15/2017 via BNC Analysis

iCandy Interactive, will purchase 318 Mobile Games from Animoca Brands

synopsis: Animoca Brands announced that it is selling its entire portfolio of 318 casual mobile games to iCandy Interactive. Animoca Brands develops and publishes mobile games based on globally popular brands, as well as all-original games in a variety of categories including action, time management, RPG (role-playing games), simulation and more.
buyer: iCandy Interactive (ASX:ICI:$2.78)
iCandy Interactive is a leading mobile game company in Southeast Asia with a large global network of players. Their studios, Appxplore and Inzen, have produced award-winning games such as: “Crab War”, “Dark Dot” and “Alien Hive” for their 20m+ install base world wide. "
seller: Animoca Brands (ASX:AB1:$8.69)
Animoca Brands' mobile games portfolio consists of 318 casual mobile games in a variety of categories including action, time management, RPG, simulation and more. Animoca Brands is a leading global developer and publisher of mobile games and e-books based on globally popular brands.
price ($mm)
$3.83
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 7/31/2017 via BNC Analysis

Maple Media, will purchase 13 Games from Animoca Brands

synopsis: Maple Media, a company that acquires, manages and operates mobile applications in the utility, productivity, games and entertainment verticals, will acquire 13 games from Animoca Brands, a publisher and developer of mobile games based on globally loved popular brands like Garfield and Ben10. The 13 games by Animoca Brands are non-core game titles.
buyer parent: Shamrock Capital Advisors, Inc.
buyer: Maple Media
Maple Media is a mobile media, advertising and technology company that acquires, manages and operates mobile applications in the utility, productivity, games and entertainment verticals. Maple Media seeks to acquire iOS and Android apps with steady user bases and low operating costs. "
seller: Animoca Brands (ASX:AB1:$8.69)
The 13 games by Animoca Brands are non-core game titles. Animoca Brands is a mobile game publisher and developer. Animoca Brands develops and publishes great mobile games based on globally loved popular brands like Garfield, Ben10, Doraemon, Ultraman and Astro Boy.
price ($mm)
$1.40
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 7/4/2016 via BNC Analysis

Animoca Brands, acquired TicBits Ltd

synopsis: Animoca Brands, a leading global mobile games developer, has acquired TicBits Ltd, a game development company that's focused on bringing the best possible social and casual games to the mobile phone & Facebook market.
buyer: Animoca Brands (ASX:AB1:$8.69)
Animoca Brands is a leading global mobile games developer that works with famous brands such as Garfield and Ultraman to make Fun products. Animoca Brands is based in Hong Kong. "
target: TicBits Ltd
TicBits Ltd is a game development company that's focused on bringing the best possible social and casual games to the mobile phone & Facebook market. TicBits Ltd was founded in 2010 and is located in Turku, Finland.
price ($mm)
$3.73
rev ($mm)
$1
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
3.4x
EV / EBITDA
closed 10/20/2021 via BNC Analysis

Murka Games, acquired Mobile Deluxe

synopsis: Murka Games, an international game development company, has acquired Mobile Deluxe, a leading developer, publisher and distributor of casual mobile games. Mobile Deluxe creates fun and engaging premium casual games for iOS and Android devices. Their titles include Solitaire Deluxe, Pop Farm, Jewel Factory, Big Win Slots, and more.
buyer: Murka Games
Murka Games is an international game development company that focuses on social casino and casual games. Murka mixes game genres and fresh ideas to sustainably create and publish games for a global audience. Their games include ARK Slots, Infinity Slots, Solitaire Play, Wordelicious, and more. "
target: Mobile Deluxe
Mobile Deluxe is a leading developer, publisher and distributor of casual mobile games. Mobile Deluxe creates fun and engaging premium casual games for iOS and Android devices. Their titles include Solitaire Deluxe, Pop Farm, Jewel Factory, Big Win Slots, and more.
price ($mm)
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EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 10/1/2021 via gamesindustry.biz

Voodoo SAS, acquired Beach Bum

synopsis: Voodoo, a French mobile game publisher and developer, has acquired Beach Bum, a mobile social game development company in Israel. Beach Bum brings a new twist to classic games such as Backgammon and Spades, by introducing them to the world of online casual games. Their games include Lord of the Board, Spades Royale, and Gin Rummy Stars.
buyer: Voodoo SAS
Voodoo is a French mobile game publisher and developer. Voodoo focuses on creating free-to-play "hyper casual games" for Android and iOS. Their hit games include Helix Jump, Snake VS Block, Paper.io, and more. Their games have over 300M monthly active users and more than 2 billion downloads. "
target: Beach Bum
Beach Bum is a mobile social game development company in Israel. Beach Bum brings a new twist to classic games such as Backgammon and Spades, by introducing them to the world of online casual games. Their games include Lord of the Board, Spades Royale, and Gin Rummy Stars.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$70
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
closed 9/20/2021 via gamesindustry.biz

My.Games, acquired Mamboo Games

synopsis: My.Games, a Moscow-based video game company, has acquired a majority stake in Mamboo Games, a hypercasual mobile games publisher and developer in Belarus. Mamboo builds awesome and fun games for their players to enjoy and helps studios to make chart-topping games. Their titles include Billion Builders, Shift Race, Viking Life: Wild North, and more.
buyer parent: Mail.Ru LLC
buyer: My.Games
My.Games is a Moscow-based video game company that creates and publishes games all over the world. My.Games offers an extensive library of games and software that has reached over 500 million players worldwide. They create titles for PC, consoles, and mobile devices. "
target: Mamboo Games
Mamboo Games is a hypercasual mobile games publisher and developer in Belarus. Mamboo builds awesome and fun games for their players to enjoy and helps studios to make chart-topping games. Their titles include Billion Builders, Shift Race, Viking Life: Wild North, Space Rover: Space Taikon and more.
price ($mm)
$2.00*
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 8/19/2021 via BNC Analysis

Qiiwi Games AB, will acquire Playright

synopsis: Qiiwi Games, a Swedish mobile game developer, will acquire a 63.75% stake in Playright Digital Entertainment LTD (Playright), an indie game studio in the UK that focuses on developing hyper casual games. Playright creates story heavy puzzle and arcade games for mobile devices.
buyer: Qiiwi Games AB (NGM:QIIWI:$10.56)
Qiiwi Games is a Swedish mobile game developer. Qiiwi focuses on developing mobile games aimed at casual gamers in the trivia, match-3 and word/puzzle genres. Their titles include Wordington, Midsomer Murders, Coronation Street, Hell's Kitchen, and more. "
target: Playright
Playright is an indie game studio in the UK that focuses on developing hyper casual games. Playright creates story heavy puzzle and arcade games for mobile devices. The company's goal is to make their players feel good and to get them immersed into positive bite-sized experiences.
price ($mm)
$0.54*
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 8/18/2021 via Yahoo, Inc.

Saber Interactive, will acquire Demiurge Studios

synopsis: Embracer Group AB, through its wholly owned subsidiary Saber Interactive Inc., has entered into an agreement to acquire 100 percent of the shares in Demiurge Studios, Inc., an independent games development studio based in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
buyer parent: Embracer Group
buyer: Saber Interactive
Saber Interactive is an independent developer of interactive games and entertainment. Founded in 2001, Saber has grown into one of the largest and longest-standing developers of interactive games in Russia/Eastern Europe and one of the few remaining independent game studios producing AAA content. "
target: Demiurge Studios
Demiurge Studios is an independent game maker out of Cambridge, Massachusetts. Founded in 2002, Demiurge Studios made the transition into mobile gaming in 2008 and found success with Marvel® Puzzle Quest™, a top 100 grossing app on the App Store and top 50 grossing on Google Play.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 8/5/2021 via Company Press Release

DECA Games, will acquire CrazyLabs

synopsis: Embracer Group AB has entered into an agreement to acquire 100 percent of the shares in CrazyLabs Ltd. CrazyLabs is an Israel-based publisher and developer of hit mobile game Super Stylist and long-lasting casual and lifestyle role playing games. As part of Embracer Group, CrazyLabs will operate as an independent group under DECA Games.
buyer parent: Embracer Group
buyer: DECA Games
DECA Games is a publisher and developer of video games that is headquartered in Berlin, Germany. The company's primary focus is on acquiring and operating older free-to-play games. They are the current owners and developers of the massively multiplayer online shooter Realm of the Mad God. "
target: CrazyLabs
CrazyLabs is an Israel-based publisher and developer of hit mobile game Super Stylist and long-lasting casual and lifestyle role playing games. Additionally, CrazyLabs is one of the top hyper-casual publishers, being the 3rd most downloaded publisher in all of mobile games in 2020.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$153
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
closed 8/4/2021 via gamesindustry.biz

CrazyLabs, acquired Firescore Interactive

synopsis: CrazyLabs, a top 3 mobile games publisher and developer based in Israel, has acquired Firescore Interactive, a mobile games development studio in India. Firescore creates hypercasual games for the entire world to enjoy. Their games, Soap Cutting and Acrylic Nails, has over 120 million downloads worldwide.
buyer: CrazyLabs
CrazyLabs is a top 3 mobile games publisher and developer based in Israel. CrazyLabs is a worldwide leader in casual and hyper-casual game development, distribution and innovation. Their portfolio of games include Phone Case DIY, DIY Makeup, Shoal of Fish, ASMR Slicing, Coin rush!, and more. "
target: Firescore Interactive
Firescore Interactive is a mobile games development studio in India. Firescore creates hypercasual games for the entire world to enjoy. Their games, Soap Cutting and Acrylic Nails, has over 120 million downloads worldwide.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 8/2/2021 via BusinessWire

Plarium, will acquire Futureplay

synopsis: Plarium, a global company dedicated to creating the best mobile and social games, will acquire Futureplay, a mobile game studio based in Finland. Futureplay focuses on creating beautifully designed, approachable, and easy-to-play mobile games. Their titles include Idle Farming Empire, Idle City Empire, Battlelands Royale, Merge Gardens and more.
buyer parent: Aristocrat Leisure Ltd
buyer: Plarium
Plarium is a global company dedicated to creating the best mobile and social games. Plarium has a community of over 390 million hardcore and casual gamers worldwide. Their portfolio features acclaimed titles such as Raid: Shadow Legends, Vikings: War of Clans, Lost Island: Blast Adventure, and more."
target: Futureplay
Futureplay is a mobile game studio based in Finland. Futureplay focuses on creating beautifully designed, approachable, and easy-to-play mobile games that people from all over the world can enjoy. Their titles include Idle Farming Empire, Idle City Empire, Battlelands Royale, Merge Gardens and more.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 7/7/2021 via PR Newswire

SciPlay Corporation, acquired Koukoi Games Oy

synopsis: SciPlay Corporation acquired Koukoi Games Oy, a Finland-based developer and operator of casual mobile games. Koukoi, located in Oulu, Finland, brings an experienced and talented team that developed the hit title Om Nom Run which has been downloaded over 30 million times.
buyer: SciPlay Corporation (SCPL:$615.00)
SciPlay Corporation is a leading developer and publisher of digital games on mobile and web platforms. SciPlay currently offers seven core games, including social casino games Jackpot Party Casino, Gold Fish Casino, Hot Shot Casino and Quick Hit Slots, and more. "
target: Koukoi Games Oy
Koukoi Games Oy is a Finland-based developer and operator of casual mobile games. Koukoi has developed the hit title Om Nom Run which has been downloaded over 30 million times.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 7/5/2021 via BNC Analysis

Modern Times Group MTG AB, acquired PlaySimple

synopsis: Modern Times Group MTG AB (publ), a leading international digital entertainment group in Sweden, has acquired PlaySimple, one of India’s largest mobile gaming companies. PlaySimple develops free-to-play mobile word games that provide impactful casual game experiences. Their games include Daily Themed Crossword, WordTrip, WordJam, WordWars and more.
buyer: Modern Times Group MTG AB (MTG B:$476.09)
MTG (Modern Times Group) is a leading international digital entertainment group in Sweden. Their brands span TV, radio and next generation entertainment experiences in esports, digital video networks and online gaming. "
target: PlaySimple
PlaySimple is one of India’s most exciting, fast growing and largest mobile gaming companies. PlaySimple develops high quality free-to-play mobile word games that provide simple, impactful casual game experiences. Their games include Daily Themed Crossword, WordTrip, WordJam, WordWars, and more.
price ($mm)
$360
rev ($mm)
$83
EBITDA ($mm)
$18
EV / rev
19.8x
EV / EBITDA
91.5x
announced 5/3/2021 via BusinessWire

Penn National Gaming, Inc., will acquire HitPoint

synopsis: Penn National Gaming, Inc., an omni-channel provider of retail and online gaming, will acquire HitPoint, an independent game design and development studio. HitPoint develops real-time multiplayer casual mobile games. Their titles include Game of Games, Adera, Hell Marys, and more.
buyer: Penn National Gaming, Inc. (PENN:$4,977.80)
Penn National Gaming owns, operates or has ownership interests in gaming and racing facilities and video gaming terminal operations with a focus on slot machine entertainment. The Company operates twenty-nine facilities in seventeen jurisdictions. "
target: HitPoint
HitPoint is an independent game design and development studio. HitPoint develops real-time multiplayer casual mobile games. The studio has created more than fifty games for some of the largest publishers and brands in the industry. Their titles include Game of Games, Adera, Hell Marys, and more.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 4/22/2021 via BusinessWire

Volley Inc., acquired VXN Games

synopsis: Volley, the voice-controlled entertainment network, announced its acquisition of VXN Games, the leading developer of phone-connected games for voice platforms. VXN Games' latest game "Mutter Nonsense" is the first phone connect party game for Alexa, meaning a phone can be used as a controller.
buyer: Volley Inc.
Since its founding in 2016, Volley has been on a mission to make everyday life a little more entertaining. Volley builds voice-controlled entertainment experiences on smart devices such as Google Home, Amazon Alexa and smartphones. "
target: VXN Games
VXN Games is the leading developer of phone-connected games for voice platforms. Their latest game "Mutter Nonsense" is the first phone connect party game for Alexa, meaning a phone can be used as a controller.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 3/24/2021 via Company Press Release

Modern Times Group MTG AB, acquired Ninja Kiwi

synopsis: Modern Times Group MTG AB (publ) (MTG), a leading international digital entertainment group in Sweden, has acquired Ninja Kiwi Ltd, a leading mobile games developer and publisher in New Zealand. Ninja Kiwi specializes in creating fun tower defense games. Their titles includes Bloons TD 6, Bloons TD Battles, SAS 4, and more.
buyer: Modern Times Group MTG AB (MTG B:$476.09)
MTG (Modern Times Group) is a leading international digital entertainment group in Sweden. Their brands span TV, radio and next generation entertainment experiences in esports, digital video networks and online gaming. "
target: Ninja Kiwi
Ninja Kiwi is a leading mobile games developer and publisher in New Zealand. Ninja Kiwi specializes in creating fun tower defense games. The company has a diversified portfolio consisting of over 25 premium and free-to-play games. Their titles includes Bloons TD 6, Bloons TD Battles, SAS 4 and more
price ($mm)
$145
rev ($mm)
$40
EBITDA ($mm)
$20
EV / rev
4.8x
EV / EBITDA
9.7x
announced 3/19/2021 via BNC Analysis

iCandy Interactive, will acquire NextGamer

synopsis: iCandy Interactive, a casual mobile game developer in the Asia Pacific region, will acquire NextGamer, a mobile game developer in Singapore. NextGamer develops hyper-casual games that are easy to play and take a short time-frame to complete. Their platform allows users to compete with friends in a variety of casual competitive tournaments.
buyer: iCandy Interactive (ASX:ICI:$2.78)
iCandy Interactive Limited is a producer of award-winning action-oriented casual games on mobile devices. They seek to consolidate the best companies within the Asia Pacific region, to continue to develop great content for its users around the world. "
target: NextGamer
NextGamer is a mobile game developer in Singapore. NextGamer develops hyper-casual games that are easy to play and take a short time-frame to complete. Their mobile web-based and app-based platform allows users to compete with friends in a variety of casual competitive tournaments.
price ($mm)
$1.00
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 2/28/2021 via BNC Analysis

Safe Lane Gaming, will acquire Raketspel

synopsis: Safe Lane Gaming (SLG), a Swedish video game company, will acquire Raketspel interaktiva produktioner AB, a Swedish mobile game developer. Raketspel focuses on making on interactive and casual puzzle games that everyone can enjoy. Their titles include Dig This!, Downhill Chill, Word Collapse, Duck Race, Solid Soccer, and more.
buyer: Safe Lane Gaming
Safe Lane Gaming (SLG) is a Swedish video game company. SLG develops, acquires, and manages games for all platforms. The company aims to acquire positive and stable games within the social game, MOBA, MMORPG, and strategy game genres. "
target: Raketspel
Raketspel is a Swedish mobile game developer. Raketspel focuses on making on interactive and casual puzzle games that everyone can enjoy. Their titles include Dig This!, Downhill Chill, Word Collapse, Duck Race, Solid Soccer, and more.
price ($mm)
$27
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 2/24/2021 via BNC Analysis

Neowiz, acquired Sticky Hands

synopsis: Neowiz, a South Korean online game publisher, has acquired a 60% stake in Sticky Hands, a mobile game company in South Korea. Sticky Hands specializes in developing engaging solitaire games. Their titles include Solitaire Farm Village, Solitaire Cooking Tower, Age of Solitaire, Robin Fruits, Jump with Me, Piggy Royale, and more.
buyer: Neowiz (KOSDAQ:A095660:$257.19)
Neowiz is a South Korean online game publisher. Neowiz develops and publishes games of all styles and sizes on a variety of platforms. Their lineup includes first-person shooters, sports games, RPGs and countless other genres. Their titles include Bless Unleashed, Brown Dust, DJMAX Respect and more."
target: Sticky Hands
Sticky Hands is a mobile game company in South Korea. Sticky Hands specializes in developing engaging solitaire games. Their titles include Solitaire Farm Village, Solitaire Cooking Tower, Age of Solitaire, Robin Fruits, Jump with Me, Piggy Royale, and more.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 2/19/2021 via gamesindustry.biz

Netmarble, acquired Kung Fu Factory

synopsis: Netmarble, a South Korean mobile game developer, has acquired a majority stake in Kung Fu Factory, an independent game developer devoted to creating fun games of all kinds. Kung Fu Factory develops best-in-class AAA mobile games that provide innovative entertaining experiences. Their titles include WWE Champions, TMNT: Rooftop Run, and more.
buyer: Netmarble (KOSE:A251270:$2,203.86)
Netmarble Games Corp. strives to entertain audiences of all ages, and around the world, by providing great mobile gaming experiences. Established in Korea in 2000, Netmarble is the fastest-growing mobile game company in Asia and consistently ranks as a top mobile developer and publisher worldwide. "
target: Kung Fu Factory
Kung Fu Factory is an independent game developer devoted to creating fun games of all kinds. Kung Fu Factory develops best-in-class AAA mobile games that provide innovative entertaining experiences. Their titles include WWE Champions, Hotel Transylvania: Blast, TMNT: Rooftop Run, and more.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 2/4/2021 via gamesindustry.biz

Phoenix Games, acquired SmileyGamer

synopsis: Phoenix Games, an international family of games companies, has acquired SmileyGamer, a mobile games developer and publisher in Belgium. SmileyGamer has a strong focus on the match-3 genre. Their titles include Easter Egg Match, Shape Matcher, Christmas Sweeper 3, and more.
buyer: Phoenix Games
Phoenix Games is an international group of free-to-play games companies. Phoenix is on a mission to to build a family of the world's most talented game developers and service providers. Phoenix believes that backing great companies with the freedom to create will yield exciting results for everyone."
target: SmileyGamer
SmileyGamer is a mobile games developer and publisher in Belgium. SmileyGamer has a strong focus on the match-3 genre. In addition to their in-house games the company publishes promising games from other developers. Their titles include Easter Egg Match, Shape Matcher, Christmas Sweeper 3, and more.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$6
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
closed 12/30/2020 via BNC Analysis

Voodoo SAS, acquired OHM Games

synopsis: Voodoo, a French mobile game publisher and developer, has acquired OHM Games, a hyper-casual game studio in France. OHM Games develops simple and fun hyper-casual games for iOS and Android devices. Their portfolio of games include Knock Balls, Wall Clean, Smash Balls: Crazy Home Run, Knock'em All, Pop Art Printer 3D, and more.
buyer: Voodoo SAS
Voodoo is a French mobile game publisher and developer. Voodoo focuses on creating free-to-play "hyper casual games" for Android and iOS. Their hit games include Helix Jump, Snake VS Block, Paper.io, and more. Their games have over 300M monthly active users and more than 2 billion downloads. "
target: OHM Games
OHM Games is a hyper-casual game studio in France. OHM Games develops simple and fun hyper-casual games for iOS and Android devices. Their portfolio of games include Knock Balls, Wall Clean, Smash Balls: Crazy Home Run, Knock'em All, Pop Art Printer 3D, and more.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 12/23/2020 via Company Press Release

Stillfront Group AB, will acquire Super Free Games, Inc.

synopsis: Stillfront Group AB entered into an agreement to acquire 100 percent of the shares in Super Free Games, Inc. (under name change from Super Lucky Casino Inc.), a rapidly growing and profitable US-headquartered gaming company focusing on market-leading Casual games including successful titles such as Word Collect, Word Nut and Trivia Star.
buyer: Stillfront Group AB (OM:SF:$448.48)
Headquartered in Sweden, Stillfront Group is a leading free-to-play powerhouse of gaming studios. Its diverse and exciting games portfolio has two common themes; loyal users and long lifecycle games. "
target: Super Free Games, Inc.
Founded in 2011, Super Free Games (under name change from Super Lucky Casino) is a San Francisco based rapidly growing developer of market leading Casual and Mash-up games. The company possesses a strong portfolio of games, including successful titles such as Word Collect, Word Nut and Trivia Star.
price ($mm)
$150
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA

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Ticker: AMEX:ZDGE
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Zedge Ltd
Zedge Ltd
Zedge is a content platform, and global leader in smartphone personalization, with more than 215 million app installs. People use Zedge to make their smartphones more personal; to express their emotions, tastes and interests using wallpapers, icons, widgets, ringtones and more.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$17.04
EBITDA ($mm)
$7.30
EBIT ($mm)
$5.98
Net Income ($mm)
$5.72
Employees
52
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Ticker: WSE:TEN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ten Square Games
Ten Square Games
Ten Square Games is a Polish mobile game developer. Ten Square Games focuses on delivering F2P games for all major global platforms with a special focus on simulation hobby games. Their games simulate fishing and hunting. They also develop match3, puzzle, farming, and battle games.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$172.40
EBITDA ($mm)
$50.20
EBIT ($mm)
$50.11
Net Income ($mm)
$44.31
Employees
147
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Ticker: OM:MAGI
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
MAG Interactive
MAG Interactive is a leading mobile developer and publisher of casual mobile games in Sweden. MAG Interactive creates quality experiences that make players want to come back for more. Their portfolio of games include Ruzzle, Word Domination, Wordbrain, Paint Hit, Quiz Duel, and more.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$29.50
EBITDA ($mm)
($1.53)
EBIT ($mm)
($2.23)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
92
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Ticker: NGM:QIIWI
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Qiiwi Interactive
Qiiwi Interactive
Qiiwi is a developer of games for mobile platforms like iOS and Android. The company's current operations started in 2012 and the company is based in Alingsås, Sweden. A common denominator for Qiiwi's games is that they are knowledge games and are based on some form of problem solving.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$10.56
EBITDA ($mm)
($0.69)
EBIT ($mm)
($0.88)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
58
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Ticker: ASX:AB1
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Animoca Brands
Animoca Brands is a mobile game publisher and developer. Animoca Brands develops and publishes great mobile games based on globally loved popular brands like Garfield, Ben10, Doraemon, Ultraman and Astro Boy. The company's games have been downloaded over 280 million times.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$8.69
EBITDA ($mm)
($3.50)
EBIT ($mm)
($3.73)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
70
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Ticker: GLUU
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Glu Mobile Inc.
Glu Mobile Inc.
Glu Mobile is a leading global developer and publisher of free-to-play games for smartphone and tablet devices. Glu is focused on creating compelling original IP games on a wide range of platforms including iOS, Android™, Windows Phone and MAC OS.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$540.52
EBITDA ($mm)
$29.52
EBIT ($mm)
$20.52
Net Income ($mm)
$20.45
Employees
715
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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: OTCPK:FRZT
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Freeze Tag, Inc.
Freeze Tag, Inc.
Freeze Tag, Inc. is a leading creator of mobile social games that are fun and engaging for all ages. Players can download and enjoy their games for free, or they can purchase virtual items and additional features within the game to increase the fun factor.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$0.12
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
($0.64)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
10
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Ticker: OTCPK:CLIS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
ClickStream Corporation
ClickStream Corporation
ClickStream is a technology company focused on developing apps and digital platforms that disrupt conventional industries. ClickStream's WinQuik is a free-to-play synchronized mobile app and digital gaming platform that allows users to compete in quiz type games to win real money and prizes.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
($2.96)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
2
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Ticker: TSXV:POPR
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
PopReach
PopReach
PopReach is a free-to-play game publisher in Canada. PopReach is focused on acquiring and optimizing proven game franchises. Their franchises include Smurfs' Village, Kitchen Scramble, Gardens of Time, City Girl Life, War of Nations and Kingdoms of Camelot.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$18.72
EBITDA ($mm)
($1.48)
EBIT ($mm)
($0.21)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
107
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Ticker: ZNGA
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Zynga, Inc.
Zynga, Inc.
Zynga is an American video game developer running social video game services since 2007. The company develops social games that work stand-alone on mobile phone platforms such as Apple iOS, Android, Windows Phone and on the Internet through its website, Zynga.com, and social networking websites.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$2,251.30
EBITDA ($mm)
$175.40
EBIT ($mm)
($4.30)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
2245
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Ticker: TSXV:LAB
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tangelo Games
Tangelo Games
Tangelo's team of gaming experts committed to deliver cutting-edge, future ready, scalable gaming assets to the marketplace. This translates into a collection of fun, casual, casino themed games that are free to play and generate revenue primarily through the in-game/in-app sale of virtual coins.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$11.56
EBITDA ($mm)
($2.63)
EBIT ($mm)
($2.62)
Net Income ($mm)
$0.40
Employees
35
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Ticker: TSE:3659
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
NEXON Co., Ltd.
NEXON Co., Ltd.
Based in Japan, NEXON Co. is a global leader in online games, with more than 100 live games operated across more than 190 countries. Nexon pioneered micro-transactions and the free-to-play business model, and is widely credited with unmatched global expertise in sophisticated live game operations.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$2,372.01
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,035.14
EBIT ($mm)
$970.78
Net Income ($mm)
$1,059.35
Employees
6441
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Ticker: KOSE:A251270
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Netmarble
Netmarble Games Corp. strives to entertain audiences of all ages, and around the world, by providing great mobile gaming experiences. Established in Korea in 2000, Netmarble is the fastest-growing mobile game company in Asia and consistently ranks as a top mobile developer and publisher worldwide.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$2,203.86
EBITDA ($mm)
$362.94
EBIT ($mm)
$266.96
Net Income ($mm)
$275.69
Employees
779
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Ticker: TSE:3632
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Gree, Inc.
Gree, Inc.
GREE develops games at its studios in Japan, North America, and South Korea, producing high-ranking titles in the app markets of each region. The company was founded in 2004.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$703.90
EBITDA ($mm)
$97.60
EBIT ($mm)
$85.11
Net Income ($mm)
$42.53
Employees
1416
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Ticker: NasdaqGS:BILI
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Bilibili Inc.
Bilibili Inc.
Bilibili represents the iconic brand of online entertainment with a mission to enrich the everyday life of young generations in China. Bilibili is a full-spectrum online entertainment world covering a wide array of genres and media formats, including videos, live broadcasting and mobile games.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$537.71
EBITDA ($mm)
($23.79)
EBIT ($mm)
($72.85)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
1903
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