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closed 10/17/2019 via BNC Analysis

Tilting Point, acquired Gondola

synopsis: Tilting Point has acquired fellow mobile publisher service partner Gondola. Gondola pitches its service to game publishers as a way to use machine learning to increase the effectiveness of in-game offers and video ads. As part of the acquisition, Gondola's founders will take on roles with Tilting Point.
buyer: Tilting Point
Tilting Point is a new generation games partner for top independent development studios, with a focus on the rapidly growing mobile and tablet markets. Tilting Point empowers elite developers with expert resources, operational support, and funding to give carefully selected games mainstream success."
target: Gondola
Gondola leverages machine learning to optimize in-game offers and video ads. Product Managers make better decisions faster, growing more confident in their data and saving time on live ops. Publishers benefit from more efficiency and increased bottom line revenue.
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closed 9/26/2019 via BNC Analysis

App Annie, acquired Libring Technologies, Inc.

synopsis: App Annie, a go-to source for mobile app market data and analytics has acquired mobile analytics provider Libring. Libring automates data collection, data normalization and reporting for publishers. Libring is trusted by leading companies such as Zynga, Sega, Ubisoft, Badoo, and Electronic Arts.
buyer: App Annie
App Annie delivers the most trusted app data and insights for your business to succeed in the global app economy. Over 500,000 registered members rely on App Annie to better understand the app market, their businesses and the opportunities around them. "
target: Libring Technologies, Inc.
Libring automates data collection, data normalization and reporting for publishers. The tool allows users to get instant visibility of all their ad revenue, IAP and cost performance. Libring is trusted by leading companies such as Zynga, Sega, Ubisoft, Badoo, and Electronic Arts.
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announced 10/19/2017 via BNC Analysis

AppDynamics, will acquire Perspica, Inc.

synopsis: Cisco announced that it intends to acquire Perspica, a machine learning-driven operations analytics firm. Cisco intends to fold Perspica’s team into AppDynamics. Perspica provides artificial intelligence powered analytics and observability for TechOps and DevOps.
buyer parent: Cisco Systems, Inc.
buyer: AppDynamics (APPD:$206.23)
AppDynamics is the Application Intelligence company. With AppDynamics, enterprises have real-time insights into application performance, user performance and business performance so they can move faster in an increasingly sophisticated, software-driven world. "
target: Perspica, Inc.
Perspica provides artificial intelligence powered analytics and observability for TechOps and DevOps. Perspica's IT infrastructure products are designed to automate routine tasks and prevent application outages.
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closed 3/14/2019 via Company Press Release

Lightstream, Inc., acquired Arsenal.gg

synopsis: Lightstream, an innovator in live streaming technology, has acquired Arsenal.gg, the industry-leading discovery and analytics tool for live video game streaming content. Lightstream delivers innovative, creative broadcasting technology and products that empower storytellers and address the biggest challenges streamers and content creators face.
buyer: Lightstream, Inc.
Lightstream is a Chicago-based startup built with a true passion for live video production, gaming and supporting the explosive growth of creators and their communities. Its cloud-based technology and products transform difficult technical hurdles into streamlined workflows. "
target: Arsenal.gg
Arsenal.gg is a live streaming data and analytics platform. For individual creators, it delivers free performance statistics and insights to grow their channels.
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closed 1/12/2009 via BusinessWire

Rally Software, acquired 6th Sense Analytics, Inc.

synopsis: Rally Software Development Corp.®, the Agile lifecycle management leader, announced that it has acquired the assets of 6th Sense Analytics, Inc., provider of an on-demand automated metrics collection and analysis solution for development organizations.
buyer: Rally Software (RALY:$92.52)
Rally is the Agile lifecycle management leader dedicated to making development organizations leaner and more responsive to customer needs. The company’s end-to-end solutions for Agile development also include the largest collaborative Web 2.0 community dedicated to advancing software agility. "
target: 6th Sense Analytics, Inc.
6th Sense Analytics™ is the leading hosted solution for the automated collection and analysis of accurate, activity-based software development metrics.
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closed 5/2/2013 via BNC Analysis

Jive Software, acquired CLARA ehf

synopsis: Jive Software announced that they've acquired the Icelandic startup, Clara. The reported price was approximately €6.8 million. CLARA produces community analytics tools that allow businesses to understand, monitor, and engage with their members on online platforms. They have 16 people distributed between San Francisco, London, and Reykjavik.
buyer: Jive Software (JIVE:$204.09)
Jive is the pioneer and world’s leading provider of social business solutions. Their products apply powerful technology that helps people connect, communicate and collaborate to get more work done and solve the biggest business challenges. "
target: CLARA ehf
CLARA ehf provides CLARA Insight, a community analytics tool for community managers. Its solution enables community managers to improve their efficiency by analyzing sentiment and trending discussions, and marketing managers to get insights into their community with actionable metrics.
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$8.86
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closed 9/6/2019 via PR Newswire

Innive Inc., acquired Red Pill Analytics, LLC

synopsis: Innive Inc., a leading technology and management consulting firm, has acquired Red Pill Analytics, a data and analytics company that helps customers see data differently. Red Pill Analytics combines the best elements of cloud-native technologies, agile development, and continuous innovation to form a unique solution called Elastic Delivery.
buyer: Innive Inc.
Innive is a leading technology and management consulting firm. Innive delivers end-to-end IT-enabled business services that help private and public organisations meet today’s complex business challenges. Their services encompass all aspects of Oracle E-Business Suite Applications. "
target: Red Pill Analytics, LLC
Red Pill Analytics is a data and analytics company that helps customers see data differently. Red Pill Analytics combines the best elements of cloud-native technologies, agile development, and continuous innovation to form a unique solution called Elastic Delivery.
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announced 11/2/2017 via BNC Analysis

Stompy Bot Corporation, will acquire Token Play Inc.

synopsis: Stompy Bot Corporation will acquire Token Play Inc. (Token), a private Ontario corporation headquartered in Toronto. Token is a technology company involved in the development of blockchain technology in the video game space which will seek to provide a platform for the exchange of in-game currencies and tokens.
buyer: Stompy Bot Corporation
Stompy Bot is an independent video game developer and digital media publisher. Stompy Bot's growth strategy is to become a premier independent multimedia publisher. "
target: Token Play Inc.
Token Play, based in Toronto, ON, is a technology company involved in the development of blockchain technology in the video game space which will seek to provide a platform for the exchange of in-game currencies and tokens.
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$1.86
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closed 1/28/2016 via PR Newswire

Upsight, Inc., acquired Fuse Powered Inc.

synopsis: Upsight, the world's largest independent enterprise analytics and marketing automation platform for mobile apps, announces the acquisition of Fuse Powered, a mobile supply-side monetization and ad mediation platform.
buyer: Upsight, Inc.
Upsight is the world's largest mobile analytics and marketing automation platform, handles more than 500 billion data points each month for over ten thousand apps worldwide to manage and optimize their mobile businesses. "
target: Fuse Powered Inc.
Fuse Powered provides the industry’s only player-centric platform to enable mobile game publishers to optimize every player experience. From targeted IAP (internet access provider) offers, rewarded video and relevant ads, Fuse helps publishers maximize game revenue.
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announced 10/23/2018 via BNC Analysis

Lyft, will acquire Blue Vision Labs

synopsis: Lyft, the transportation on demand company is acquiring the London-based augmented reality startup Blue Vision Labs. Blue Vision Labs is a startup out of London that has developed a way of ingesting street-level imagery and is using it to build collaborative, interactive augmented reality layers.
buyer: Lyft
Lyft is a peer-to-peer transportation platform that connects passengers who need rides with drivers willing to provide rides using their own personal vehicles. Lyft was started with the mission of building a P2P transportation solution that makes cities safer, more affordable and better connected. "
target: Blue Vision Labs
Blue Vision Labs is a startup out of London that has developed a way of ingesting street-level imagery and is using it to build collaborative, interactive augmented reality layers — all by way of basic smartphone cameras.
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$72
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closed 5/19/2016 via BusinessWire

Cima Group, Inc., acquired Knetik Inc.

synopsis: Cima Group, a telecommunications and digital conglomerate, announced they have finalized the acquisition of Knetik Inc, a Platform as a Service (PaaS) company that provides intelligent revenue-optimization with its business rules automation, digital and physical entitlements, and contextualized analytics.
buyer: Cima Group, Inc.
Cima Group is a global telecommunications and digital solutions provider and integrator. Cima Group is committed to delivering simple solutions through reliable technology and innovative services. "
target: Knetik Inc.
Knetik is a Platform as a Solution (PaaS) that provides for services management of any digital experience online. Powering personalization, engagement, and monetization, the Knetik Platform enables clients to rapidly deploy next-generation services leveraging a robust and scalable back-end.
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closed 3/9/2016 via Company Press Release

V.i. Laboratories, Inc., acquired Trackerbird

synopsis: V.i. Laboratories, Inc., a leading global software intelligence solutions provider, announced the acquisition of Trackerbird Limited. Trackerbird Software Analytics™ provides valuable insight into product runtime and customer usage patterns giving product management and marketing professionals the intelligence to make data-driven decisions.
buyer: V.i. Laboratories, Inc.
V.i. Labs offers software providers cloud-based solutions to generate actionable intelligence on the use and misuse of their applications. Its software intelligence platform is used by leading vendors to increase license compliance revenue and globally reduce software piracy. "
target: Trackerbird
Trackerbird Software Analytics™ provides valuable insight into product runtime and customer usage patterns giving product management and marketing professionals the intelligence to make data-driven decisions that foster user engagement and accelerate adoption.
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closed 5/1/2019 via Company Press Release

PDF Solutions, Inc., acquired StreamMosaic, Inc.

synopsis: PDF Solutions, Inc. announced the acquisition of certain assets, including all related IP, from StreamMosaic, Inc., a privately-held provider of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) solutions for the semiconductor industry.
buyer: PDF Solutions, Inc. (PDFS:$81.60)
PDF Solutions, Inc. is the leading provider of yield improvement technologies and services for the IC manufacturing process life cycle. PDF Solutions offers solutions that are designed to enable clients to lower costs of IC design and manufacture, enhance time to market, and improve profitability. "
target: StreamMosaic, Inc.
StreamMosaic is a company focused on artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) solutions for semiconductor industry. StreamMosaic's software products improve manufacturing processes to increase yield and lower costs
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closed 2/9/2016 via Market Wire

Pocket Games, Inc., acquired Viximo, Inc.

synopsis: Pocket Games, a video game development and testing company focused on full-spectrum game testing and the acquisition and growth of innovative IP in the video game space, acquired Viximo, a social gaming platform that empowers social networks and game developers to capitalize on social application and gaming opportunities.
buyer: Pocket Games, Inc. (OTCPK:PKGM:$0.06)
Pocket Games, Inc. is a video game development and testing company focused on full-spectrum game testing and the acquisition and growth of innovative IP in the video game space. . "
target: Viximo, Inc.
Viximo, Inc. empowers social networks and game developers to capitalize on social application and gaming through its "write once, deploy everywhere" social gaming platform. Viximo's platform is complete with social tools, payment options, one click purchasing and a robust virtual currency system.
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announced 12/5/2018 via Company Press Release

asknet AG, will acquire Nexway

synopsis: asknet, a German based supplier of e-business technologies and solutions, will acquire Nexway, a French leader in software, game and digital service monetization. Nexway's solutions enables businesses to monetize products and services through a suite of micro-services and connects them to a powerful content and distribution network.
buyer parent: The Native SA
buyer: asknet AG (:$86.01)
asknet is a German based supplier of e-business technologies and solutions for the global distribution and management of digital and physical goods. asknet provides online shops, subscription management and cloud services that fully integrate into existing websites, applications and backend systems."
target: Nexway
Nexway is a French leader in software, game and digital service monetization. Their Nexway MONETIZE SaaS solution enables businesses to monetize products and services through a suite of micro-services. Their Nexway CONNECT solution connects clients to a powerful content and distribution network.
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closed 8/8/2016 via Company Press Release

Google Inc., acquired Orbitera Inc.

synopsis: Google, a top web property in all major global markets, announced that it has acquired Orbitera, a Cloud Commerce company that simplifies and automates the buying and selling of products in the cloud. Orbitera enable the operations and processes that software and service providers rely on to sell, distribute, and deliver their solutions.
buyer: Google Inc. (GOOGL:$155,058.00)
Google's innovative search technologies connect millions of people with information every day. Google is a top web property in all major global markets. Google's targeted advertising program provides businesses with measurable results, while enhancing the overall web experience for users. "
target: Orbitera Inc.
Orbitera is a Cloud Commerce company that simplifies and automates the buying and selling of products in the cloud. They enable the operations and processes that software and service providers rely on to sell, distribute, and deliver their solutions.
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closed 12/11/2013 via PR Newswire

LumenData, acquired Algorithms.io

synopsis: LumenData has acquired Algorithms.io, Inc. Algorithms.io provides a cloud platform to easily collect, store, classify and analyze streaming data from applications, devices and sensors. It provides machine-learning algorithms for classifying streaming data and an analytics platform for providing valuable business insights.
buyer: LumenData
LumenData is a leading provider of Enterprise Information Management solutions with deep expertise in Master Data Management, Data Strategy, Data Quality, Data Governance and Big Data. "
target: Algorithms.io
Algorithms.io is a leading provider in predictive analytics for streaming machine-generated data. The Algorithms.io cloud platform is used in a variety of industries to extract actionable insights from streaming data generated by devices and sensors.
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closed 10/5/2010 via BusinessWire

BMC Software, Inc., acquired Neptuny

synopsis: BMC Software announced the acquisition of Neptuny’s software business, a capacity management and IT performance optimization solution. The addition of Neptuny’s technology will extend BMC’s existing leadership in capacity management and enhance BMC’s dynamic Business Service Management portfolio and cloud management offerings.
buyer: BMC Software, Inc. (BMC:$2,172.00)
Recognized as the leader in Business Service Management, BMC Software offers a comprehensive approach and unified platform that helps IT organizations cut cost, reduce risk and drive business profit. "
target: Neptuny
Neptuny is a leading provider of Capacity Management and IT Performance Optimization solutions based on proprietary software products and best-in-class consulting services.
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closed 7/20/2016 via Company Press Release

gamigo AG, acquired highdigit GmbH

synopsis: gamigo AG has taken over 100% of highdigit GmbH. With its hd backend, highdigit GmbH offers games publishers and developers modular all-in-one solutions for the operation and marketing of their products. This includes payment services with more 100 international payment methods as well as marketing, CRM, analysis and support tools.
buyer: gamigo AG (WKN:A1TNJY:$0.00)
The gamigo group is one of the leading gaming businesses in Europe and North America. gamigo was among the first companies that discovered the booming Online-Games market sector for itself and released the first complete German language localized MMOG as early as the year 2000. "
target: highdigit GmbH
highdigit's cloud-based hd Backend offers an all-in-one Software as a Service solution for online, mobile & social game publishers and developers. Ranging from payment services to marketing, CRM, analysis and customer support tools, the unique hd backend covers all aspects of online game operations.
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closed 2/13/2007 via BusinessWire

Planview, acquired Business Engine Corporation

synopsis: Planview, the leading provider of comprehensive portfolio management solutions, has acquired substantially all of the assets of San Francisco-based, Business Engine. Business Engine’s 20-year history and focus in IT portfolio management further strengthens Planview as the clear independent market leader in the IT portfolio management market.
buyer: Planview
Since 1989, Planview has been a market leader and trusted partner in software solutions for high performance IT management, enabling organizations to integrate the decision-making process to improve alignment of IT resources with business strategies. "
target: Business Engine Corporation
Business Engine is a market leader in portfolio management software solutions for IT and R&D organizations. Our solutions provide visibility and control across the entire portfolio and specialize in providing financial transparency into spend and performance.
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closed 10/17/2019 via BNC Analysis

Tilting Point, acquired Gondola

synopsis: Tilting Point has acquired fellow mobile publisher service partner Gondola. Gondola pitches its service to game publishers as a way to use machine learning to increase the effectiveness of in-game offers and video ads. As part of the acquisition, Gondola's founders will take on roles with Tilting Point.
buyer: Tilting Point
Tilting Point is a new generation games partner for top independent development studios, with a focus on the rapidly growing mobile and tablet markets. Tilting Point empowers elite developers with expert resources, operational support, and funding to give carefully selected games mainstream success."
target: Gondola
Gondola leverages machine learning to optimize in-game offers and video ads. Product Managers make better decisions faster, growing more confident in their data and saving time on live ops. Publishers benefit from more efficiency and increased bottom line revenue.
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closed 10/17/2019 via BNC Analysis

Tilting Point, acquired Gondola

synopsis: Tilting Point has acquired fellow mobile publisher service partner Gondola. Gondola pitches its service to game publishers as a way to use machine learning to increase the effectiveness of in-game offers and video ads. As part of the acquisition, Gondola's founders will take on roles with Tilting Point.
buyer: Tilting Point
Tilting Point is a new generation games partner for top independent development studios, with a focus on the rapidly growing mobile and tablet markets. Tilting Point empowers elite developers with expert resources, operational support, and funding to give carefully selected games mainstream success."
target: Gondola
Gondola leverages machine learning to optimize in-game offers and video ads. Product Managers make better decisions faster, growing more confident in their data and saving time on live ops. Publishers benefit from more efficiency and increased bottom line revenue.
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closed 12/18/2019 via Company Press Release

Keywords Studios, acquired Ichi Worldwide

synopsis: Keywords Studios, the go-to provider of technical and creative services to the global video games industry, has announced that it has acquired ICHI. Founded in 2009 and headquartered in London, ICHI provides a full suite of creative and marketing services to video game publishers and to the sports and entertainment sectors around the world.
buyer: Keywords Studios (AIM:KWS:$328.58)
Ireland’s Keywords Studios is an international technical services provider to the global video games industry. It provides integrated art creation, software engineering, testing, localization, audio and customer care services to a blue-chip client base. "
target: Ichi Worldwide
Founded in 2009 and headquartered in London, ICHI provides a full suite of creative and marketing services to video game publishers and to the sports and entertainment sectors around the world.
price ($mm)
$4.34
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$4
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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:$328.58)
Based in Ireland, Keywords Studios is an international technical services provider to the video games industry. They provide integrated art production, engineering, audio services, testing, localization and player support services across 50 languages and 14 game platforms in more than 20 countries. "
target: The TrailerFarm
TrailerFarm creates trailers for games big and small on any and all formats. Since 2011, they have been making creative content for game makers and publishers all around the world, from AAA to indie developers of all sizes, even solo teams.
price ($mm)
$1.31
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$1
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$0
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closed 7/31/2007 via BusinessWire

Digital Trends, acquired Embassy Multimedia Consultants

synopsis: Digital Trends the leading online destination for consumer electronics and technology news, reviews and insights, has acquired premiere videogame industry consulting firm Embassy Multimedia Consultants.
buyer: Digital Trends
With 40 million visitors each month, DigitalTrends.com is the first stop for everyday readers, working professionals and gadget enthusiasts looking to make sense of how consumer electronics, games, home theater components and other tech-related products fit into their everyday lives. "
target: Embassy Multimedia Consultants
Embassy Multimedia Consultants, Inc. is the multi-billion-dollar videogame industry’s leading provider of hands-on real-world global consulting solutions. Clients include Electronic Arts, MTV, America Online, Microsoft, Sony, NVIDIA, Disney, Delta and The Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences.
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closed 9/5/2018 via Company Press Release

The Nielsen Company, Inc., acquired SuperData Research

synopsis: Nielsen Holdings plc, a global measurement and data analytics company, announced it has completed its acquisition of SuperData Research, a leading provider of market intelligence on digital games, gaming video content and virtual/augmented reality across mobile, PC online, console and other digital platforms.
buyer: The Nielsen Company, Inc. (NLSN:$6,465.00)
Nielsen Holdings plc is a global measurement and data analytics company that provides the most complete and trusted view available of consumers and markets worldwide. For more than 90 years Nielsen has provided data and analytics based on scientific rigor and innovation. "
target: SuperData Research
SuperData offers quantitative and qualitative insights on free-to-play games, digital console, mobile, PC downloadable content, streaming media and gaming video content, esports, and virtual reality. SuperData helps its customers understand what people play, connect to, watch, and spend on.
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closed 12/14/2016 via BNC Analysis

M2 Advisory Group merged with Greenlight Insights,

synopsis: Greenlight Insights, the global leader in virtual and augmented market intelligence, announced a merger with M2 Advisory Group. M2 Advisory Group develop business strategies, market sizing, competitive analysis and ecosystem insights. M2's focus is on emerging technologies in VR, AR, immersive tech, games, 3D enterprise and entertainment.
buyer: Greenlight Insights
With the most comprehensive research on the virtual and augmented reality industry, Greenlight Insights provides market intelligence to innovative companies through syndicated research, services, and events. "
target: M2 Advisory Group
M2 Advisory Group provides business development and positioning strategies and ecosystem expertise. M2's focus in on emerging technologies in VR, AR, immersive tech, games, 3D enterprise and entertainment. They develop business strategies, market sizing, competitive analysis and ecosystem insights.
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announced 6/27/2016 via PR Newswire

Imagine! Print Solutions, will acquire Midnight Oil Agency

synopsis: Imagine! Print Solutions is pleased to announce that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Midnight Oil Agency, a world-class marketing agency based in Burbank, California.
buyer: Imagine! Print Solutions
Imagine! is North America's leading provider of printed in-store marketing solutions. The company's retail and brand-based marketing services breadth is unparalleled, enabling Imagine! to execute highly recurring, large scale point-of-purchase / point-of-sale displays and in-store signage campaigns."
target: Midnight Oil Agency
Midnight Oil Creative's business model provides promotional and branding services to theatrical, home entertainment and video game spaces for clients such as Disney, Universal, and Activision.
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announced 12/9/2014 via BusinessWire

Twitch Interactive, Inc., will acquire GoodGame Agency

synopsis: Twitch, the leading video platform for gamers, announced that it will acquire GoodGame, the world’s first full-service agency dedicated to the esports and live video game broadcasting communities. Since its inception nearly a decade ago, GoodGame has grown into one of the gaming industry’s most progressive talent and content companies.
buyer: Twitch Interactive, Inc.
Twitch is the world’s leading live video platform and community for gamers where more than 60 million gather every month to watch and talk about video games with more than 1.1 million broadcasters. Twitch is the backbone of both live and on-demand video distribution for the video game ecosystem. "
target: GoodGame Agency
GoodGame is an all-in-one talent and content company focused on gaming and esports. Over the past decade, its staff of industry veterans has worked with teams, represented players, managed tournaments, created content, and brought numerous marquee advertisers into the gaming space.
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closed 8/1/2014 via Market Watch

ThinkGeek, acquired Treehouse Brand Stores

synopsis: Geeknet, Inc. the parent company of online retailer ThinkGeek.com announced the acquisition of Treehouse Brand Stores, LLC. Treehouse Brand Stores works directly with major video game publishers to engage fans with their unique and exclusive products.
buyer parent: Geeknet, Inc.
buyer: ThinkGeek
ThinkGeek, Inc. is the premier retailer for the global geek community. ThinkGeek creates a world where everyone can express their inner geek, embrace their passions, and connect with each other. "
target: Treehouse Brand Stores
Treehouse Brand Stores works directly with major video game publishers to engage fans with their unique and exclusive products. They flip the conventional video game merchandise industry on its head by creating official gear that is nuanced, thoughtful, and of exceptional quality.
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announced 4/3/2013 via BNC Analysis

Aegis Media, will acquire WonderAd

synopsis: Aegis Media has signed an agreement to acquire 100% of Beijing Wonder Advertising Co (WonderAd), a digital planning and buying agency specialising in China’s online gaming industry, with eCRM and performance marketing capabilities.
buyer parent: Dentsu Inc.
buyer: Aegis Media
Aegis Media operates as an independent media communications network. It offers media communications and digital network services. The company provides digital media solutions and fully integrated digital campaigns. "
target: WonderAd
Founded in 2003, WonderAd (Beijing Wonder Advertising Co) is a full service digital media and marketing agency, which employs over 200 staff. Current key gaming clients include SNDA, Tencent Gaming, NetEase Gaming, RenRen Gaming and Perfect World.
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closed 3/9/2013 via BNC Analysis

Beintoo Inc, purchased GameDrop and Nav.me from Tylted

synopsis: Beintoo, the loyalty rewards and monetization platform for Web and mobile apps is pleased to announce the acquisition of the patent pending mobile advertising technologies GameDrop and Nav.Me from Tylted Inc., one of the mobile web’s largest communities for social and casual gaming.
buyer: Beintoo Inc
Beintoo is a mobile engagement platform that offers a unique loyalty program. Beintoo can be experienced anywhere: on a smartphone, a favorite app, or browsing the web. The more users interact with partner apps and within the Beintoo community, the more Bedollars they earn. "
seller: Tylted
GameDrop and Nav.Me are patent pending mobile advertising technologies. GameDrop distributes HTML5 games in native applications via a publisher’s ad server. Nav.Me provides brands the opportunity to create a location based mission that can be delivered as an ad unit within any native app.
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closed 6/27/2018 via BNC Analysis

United Talent Agency, Inc., acquired Press X

synopsis: United Talent Agency (UTA), one of the biggest talent agencies in the world, has acquired Press X, the global leader in esports marketing and talent representation. Press X connects brands to content creators and players to teams.
buyer: United Talent Agency, Inc.
One of the biggest talent agencies in the world, United Talent Agency represents many of the world’s most acclaimed figures in current and emerging area of entertainment and media, including television, music, digital, broadcast news, books, theater, video games, fine art and live entertainment. "
target: Press X
Press X is the global leader in esports marketing and talent representation. Specializing in digital marketing, strategy development, campaign management, and content development, they help navigate the fragmented space, connecting brands to content creators and players to teams.
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announced 6/26/2018 via Company Press Release

Metaps Inc., will acquire KOL Media Limited

synopsis: Metaps, a Japanese company that offers an app monetization platform, will acquire KOL Media, a Chinese advertising company that specializes in mobile games. KOL Media helps their clients bring their products from China to the overseas market and vice versa. Their services include social media, influencer marketing, public relations, and more.
buyer: Metaps Inc. (TSE:6172:$162.34)
Founded in 2007, Metaps is a Japanese company that offers an app monetization platform. Metaps' platform uses AI and big data to help developers maximize their app revenue and optimize campaign performance. "
target: KOL Media Limited
KOL Media is a Chinese advertising company that specializes in mobile games. KOL Media helps their clients bring their products from China to the overseas market and vice versa. Their services include social media, influencer marketing, public relations, out-of-home advertising, and more.
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closed 12/11/2017 via PR Newswire

Engine Shop, LLC, acquired The Gamer Agency, LLC

synopsis: Engine Shop, the lifestyle and marketing agency, announced the acquisition of The Gamer Agency (TGA), an esports strategy, event production, and development company from GameCo. TGA's events and digital broadcast productions have reached millions of fans worldwide, and its team boasts decades of collective experience in gaming and entertainment.
buyer parent: Bruin Sports Capital
buyer: Engine Shop, LLC
Engine Shop is an industry-leading engagement marketing company focusing on passion points to create authentic connections between brands and consumers. The agency uses its access to sports, entertainment and lifestyle verticals to amplify their strategic, creative solutions. "
target parent: GameCo, Inc.
target: The Gamer Agency, LLC
The Gamer Agency (TGA) is a preeminent esports strategy, event production, and development company. TGA's live events and digital broadcast productions have reached millions of fans worldwide, and its team boasts decades of collective experience in gaming and entertainment.
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closed 7/12/2017 via Company Press Release

KLab Inc., acquired Spicemart Inc.

synopsis: KLab Inc., a leader in online mobile games, announced that it has acquired all shares of Spicemart Inc., a mobile game research and global consulting company. With this acquisition, Spicemart is now a 100% subsidiary of KLab.
buyer: KLab Inc. (TSE:3656:$178.95)
KLab is a leader in online mobile gaming, consistently ranked as one of the top 50 grossing game publishers since 2012. With its emphasis on quality and innovative games, KLab continues to grow at a rapid pace, expanding beyond the Japanese market with offices in Singapore, Shanghai, and the US. "
target: Spicemart Inc.
Spicemart Inc. provides game developers and publishers with marketing and game operation data gathered through its unique and effective research methods. Founded in July 2015, the company is on the leading edge of research for mobile game operations for markets in Japan and East Asia.
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closed 10/2/2015 via PR Newswire

rEvXP, acquired NEXTGEN+MVPs

synopsis: rEvolution, an integrated sports marketing and media services agency, has acquired NEXTGEN+MVPs, and is launching a new eSports consultancy, rEvXP, to serve brands, platforms and players in advancing their respective brand connections with fans. NEXTGEN+MVPs is an eSports sponsorship consultancy working with teams, sponsors and publishers globally.
buyer parent: rEvolution
buyer: rEvXP
rEvXP is an eSports consultancy for brands. Tapping into rEvolution's integrated sports marketing model and blending it with true gaming experts, rEvXP partners with brands to help them navigate the competitive gaming landscape in an authentic and engaging way that resonates with eSports fans. "
target: NEXTGEN+MVPs
NEXTGEN+MVPs is an eSports sponsorship consultancy that has worked with eSports teams, sponsors and publishers on a global scale to maximize eSports partnerships. Their team individuals with more than 25 years of combined experience in sponsorship, advertising, marketing, PR, and technology.
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closed 12/14/2011 via BNC Analysis

Double Fusion, acquired NeoEdge

synopsis: Double Fusion, the leading independent provider of in-game advertising technology and sales solutions, has acquired the assets of rival NeoEdge Networks, the leading digital media company, providing total advertising and sponsored community solutions for the online casual games industry.
buyer: Double Fusion
Founded in 2004, Double Fusion is the leading independent provider of in-game advertising technology and sales solutions. The company's technology allows publishers to integrate brands and product advertisements within connected PC and video games. "
target: NeoEdge
NeoEdge, headquartered in Mountain View, California with sales offices in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles and Toronto, Canada, is the leading digital media company, providing total advertising and sponsored community solutions for the online casual games industry.
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closed 5/28/2013 via PR Newswire

Refinery29, acquired Socialbomb Inc.

synopsis: Refinery29, the leading lifestyle platform for inspiration on how to live a more stylish and creative life, announced the acquisition of Brooklyn based creative technology studio Socialbomb. The executive team of Socialbomb will assume senior leadership positions in product and technology, accelerating Refinery29's mobile and social initiatives.
buyer: Refinery29
Refinery29, the largest independent fashion and style website in the United States, is a lifestyle platform that delivers nonstop inspiration to live a more stylish and creative life. "
target: Socialbomb Inc.
Socialbomb helps developers and creatives build innovative apps for social platforms such as Facebook, Twitter and the iPhone. Socialbomb also provides a web-based administration and analytics suite to manage and measure the apps running on each platform.
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closed 6/12/2019 via BNC Analysis

Media and Games Invest plc, acquired AppLift

synopsis: Media and Games Invest plc, a strategic investment-holding, that focuses on a buy, build, and sell strategy of fast-growing companies, has acquired Applift, a leading mobile ad tech company that empowers businesses to connect with customers in a mobile-first world by creating the next-generation platform for advertisers.
buyer: Media and Games Invest plc (XTRA:BCK:$39.49)
Media and Games Invest plc (MGI) is a strategic investment-holding, that focuses on a buy, build, and sell strategy of fast-growing companies. The MGI portfolio companies are growing via acquisitions plus organic growth and new technologies are actively used. "
target: AppLift
Applift is a leading mobile ad tech company that empowers businesses to connect with and activate customers in a mobile-first world by creating the next-generation platform for advertisers to reach and convert their audiences on mobile.
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closed 10/7/2019 via GlobeNewswire

Enthusiast Gaming Inc., acquired Steel Media Ltd.

synopsis: Enthusiast Gaming, a vertically integrated video game and esports company, has acquired Steel Media, a leading mobile gaming and live events company. Enthusiast Gaming is the largest gaming network in the U.S., and the acquisition of Steel Media adds 20 mobile gaming websites and 25 live mobile events worldwide to its media and events business.
buyer: Enthusiast Gaming Inc. (TSXV:EGLX:$9.37)
Enthusiast Gaming a vertically integrated video game and esports company comprised of three main pillars: Media, Events, and Esports. Their digital media platform includes +100 gaming related websites and 900 YouTube channels which collectively reach 150 million visitors monthly. "
target: Steel Media Ltd.
Steel Media Limited is the largest mobile gaming network in the world, which holds a significant portfolio of consumer and B2B websites, and a series of successful global live networking events. They are based in the UK.
price ($mm)
$2.50
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closed 6/15/2017 via PR Newswire

Social Chain, purchased Gaming Portfolio from DEVISE

synopsis: Social Chain, Europe's largest social media marketing agency, has acquired the viral gaming portfolio of DEVISE, a company that partners with Social Influencers to create engaging digital media properties. The acquisition includes a large network of influential video game-related social media channels and websites.
buyer: Social Chain
Social Chain is Europe's largest, and fastest growing Social Media and Influencer Marketing agency. They don't believe in traditional marketing, they believe in disruptive, internet - breaking social media. They are based in Manchester, UK. "
seller: DEVISE
The acquisition includes the gaming portfolio of DEVISE. The portfolio includes a large network of influential video game-related social media channels and websites that reaches a combined 500 million people per month.
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