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closed 12/20/2019 via BNC Analysis

Google, acquired Typhoon Studios

synopsis: Google has acquired Typhoon Studios, an independent game developer in Montréal. They are dedicated to creating new experiences with a unique voice on both PC and console.
buyer: Google (GOOGL:$161,857.00)
Google is a multinational corporation that is specialized in internet-related services, products, and platforms like Search, Maps, Gmail, Android, Google Play, Chrome and YouTube. Google's mission is to organize the world's information and make it universally accessible and useful. "
target: Typhoon Studios
Typhoon Studios is an independent game developer in Montréal. They are dedicated to creating new experiences with a unique voice on both PC and console.
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closed 3/18/2020 via gamesindustry.biz

Miniclip, acquired EightPixelsSquare

synopsis: Swiss mobile developer and publisher Miniclip has acquired Eight Pixels Square, an independent mobile free-to-play studio based in Derby, UK. With the acquisition of Eight Pixels Square, Miniclip has procured an experienced resource base that can expand its offering into the mobile shooter genre.
buyer parent: Tencent Holdings Ltd.
buyer: Miniclip
Based in Switzerland, Miniclip is a global leader in digital games. The company develops, publishes and distributes highly engaging games to an audience of 150 million monthly active users, across mobile, social and online platforms. "
target parent: Outplay Entertainment Ltd.
target: EightPixelsSquare
EightPixelsSquare is an independent mobile free-to-play studio based in Derby, UK. The company was founded to create engaging and high quality free-to-play mobile games. The studio comprises of 40 industry veterans, averaging 17 years in games and technology development.
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closed 3/4/2020 via gamesindustry.biz

Zordix AB, acquired Invictus Games Ltd.

synopsis: Zordix, a Swedish game developer & publisher, has acquired Invictus Games, an independent Hungarian video game development studio. Invictus has designed and developed over 50 games for various platforms. Their best known titles include 1nsane, Street Legal Racing, Froggy Jump, PAC-MAN Friends, Give It Up!, Race of Champions, and more.
buyer: Zordix AB (NGM:ZORDIX B:$1.85)
Zordix is a Swedish game developer & publisher. Its core development team develops high-end racing games for PC and consoles. Zordix recently started Zordix Publishing, a new branch which focuses on working together with indie-studios, helping them bring their games to the global gaming market. "
target: Invictus Games Ltd.
Invictus Games is an independent Hungarian video game development studio. Invictus has designed and developed over 50 games for various platforms. Their best known titles include 1nsane, Street Legal Racing, Froggy Jump, PAC-MAN Friends, Give It Up!, Race of Champions, and more.
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$0.56
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closed 3/4/2020 via gamesindustry.biz

Phoenix Games, acquired Studio Firefly

synopsis: Phoenix Games, an international family of games companies, has acquired Studio Firefly, a live-ops specialist in Romania that aims to create amazing experiences through mobile games. Studio Firefly is focused primarily on extending the value of existing IPs by providing live-ops and development services.
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: Studio Firefly
Studio Firefly is a live-ops specialist in Romania that aims to create amazing experiences through mobile games. Studio Firefly is focused primarily on extending the value of existing IPs by providing live-ops and development services. The studio is also working on self-developed games.
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announced 2/26/2020 via GlobeNewswire

Recolor Oy, will acquire Codecacao d.o.o

synopsis: Kuuhubb Inc. is pleased to announce that Recolor Oy, a wholly-owned subsidiary, has entered into a sale and purchase agreement with Codecacao d.o.o in which Recolor Oy will acquire 100% of the issued and outstanding shares of Codecacao. Codecacao is a team of apps & games lovers developing globally recognized products.
buyer parent: Kuuhubb
buyer: Recolor Oy
Recolor is the world's favorite coloring app for adults. Join millions of people in the most relaxing coloring book experience available on the Google Play store and iOS. "
target: Codecacao d.o.o
Codecacao is a team of apps & games lovers developing globally recognized products. The company is based in Croatia and their products range from lifestyle applications used daily by millions of people to esports PaaS (Platform as a service) and game titles.
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$0.55
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closed 2/26/2020 via BNC Analysis

Oculus VR, acquired Sanzaru Games

synopsis: Facebook has acquired Sanzaru Games through Oculus, a VR company. Sanzaru Games, Inc. is an American video game development company founded in Foster City in 2007. Alongside its VR catalog, it has worked on games including Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time, Sonic Boom: Shattered Crystal, and Sonic Boom: Fire and Ice.
buyer parent: Facebook
buyer: Oculus VR
Oculus VR, Inc. is building a next-generation consumer virtual reality platform. The company's first product, the Oculus Rift, is a virtual reality headset that allows one to step inside a digital environment and feel as though they are truly there. "
target: Sanzaru Games
Sanzaru Games, Inc. is an American video game development company founded in Foster City in 2007. Alongside its VR catalog, it has worked on games including Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time, Sonic Boom: Shattered Crystal, and Sonic Boom: Fire and Ice.
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closed 2/26/2020 via Company Press Release

Atari, SA, acquired WONDER, Inc.

synopsis: Atari, an interactive entertainment production company, has acquired Wonder, an innovative gaming company with an all-in-one gaming platform to unite people in all the ways they play through an Android-based hybrid mobile gaming and entertainment platform.
buyer: Atari, SA (ENXTPA:ATA:$22.86)
Atari is an interactive entertainment production company. The company is globally recognized for its multi-platform, interactive entertainment and licensed products. Atari owns and/or manages a portfolio of more than 200 games and franchises. "
target: WONDER, Inc.
Wonder is creating the next-generation, all-in-one gaming platform to unite people in all the ways they play. They're a new breed of gamers, geeks and fun-seekers bound by their credo: all of the fun, none of the compromises.
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closed 2/19/2020 via BNC Analysis

Embracer Group, acquired Saber Interactive

synopsis: Embracer Group has acquired World War Z developer Saber Interactive. 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.
buyer: Embracer Group (OM:EMBRAC B:$636.39)
Embracer Group is the parent company of businesses developing and publishing PC and console games for the global games market. Embracer Group has an extensive catalogue of over 130 owned franchises, such as Saints Row, Goat Simulator, Dead Island, Darksiders, Metro, MX vs ATV, and more. "
target: Saber Interactive
Saber Interactive is an independent developer of interactive games and entertainment. Founded in 2001, Saber has grown into one of the largest and longest-standing developers of interactive games in Russia/Eastern Europe and one of the few remaining independent game studios producing AAA content.
price ($mm)
$150
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$105
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$62
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closed 2/6/2020 via BNC Analysis

Thunderful, acquired Guru Games

synopsis: Thunderful Group AB, a Swedish games publisher, has acquired Guru Games, an independent video game development company in Sweden. Guru Games creates short, high quality games that provide an intense, atmospheric and well-designed experience. Their titles include Magnetic: Cage Closed, Crazy Sorting Factory, and Medusa's Labyrinth.
buyer: Thunderful
Based in Sweden, Thunderful AB was founded as a parent company to Gothenburg, Sweden-based game development studios Image & Form International AB and Zoink AB, two of the most successful veterans in the Swedish gaming industry. Thunderful is a veritable video-gaming powerhouse on all platforms. "
target: Guru Games
Guru Games is an independent video game development company in Sweden. Guru Games creates short, high quality games that provide an intense, atmospheric and well-designed experience. Their titles include Magnetic: Cage Closed, Crazy Sorting Factory, and Medusa's Labyrinth.
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closed 2/3/2020 via GlobeNewswire

Ubisoft Entertainment S.A., acquired Kolibri Games

synopsis: Ubisoft announced the acquisition of 75% of Berlin-based Kolibri Games, one of the premier developers of mobile free-to-play games and one of the leaders of  the “idle” games genre. Their mobile games "Idle Miner Tycoon"​ and “Idle Factory Tycoon” have reached millions of players around the world.
buyer: Ubisoft Entertainment S.A. (ENXTPA:UBI:$1,959.78)
Ubisoft is a leading creator, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment and services, with a rich portfolio of world-renowned brands, including Assassin's Creed, Just Dance, Watch_Dogs, Tom Clancy's video game series, Rayman and Far Cry. "
target: Kolibri Games
Kolibri Games is a mobile games studio based in Berlin, Germany. Their mobile games "Idle Miner Tycoon"​ and “Idle Factory Tycoon” have reached millions of players around the world resulting in over 50 million downloads for “Idle Miner Tycoon”.
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closed 1/29/2020 via BusinessWire

Sea Ltd, acquired Phoenix Labs

synopsis: Sea Limited, a leading global consumer internet company, announced that its digital entertainment arm, Garena, has acquired Phoenix Labs, an acclaimed independent games development company and the studio behind the popular cross-platform co-op action RPG, Dauntless.
buyer: Sea Ltd (NYSE:SE:$1,681.38)
Sea Limited is a leading global consumer internet company founded in Singapore in 2009. They operate three core businesses across digital entertainment, e-commerce, and digital financial services, known as Garena, Shopee, and SeaMoney, respectively. "
target: Phoenix Labs
Phoenix Labs is an acclaimed independent games development company and the studio behind the popular cross-platform co-op action RPG, Dauntless. They are based in Canada.
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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.
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$7.69
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closed 11/27/2019 via BNC Analysis

Rebellion Interactive Ltd., acquired The Bitmap Brothers

synopsis: Independent game studio Rebellion Developments has announced the acquisition of The Bitmap Brothers. Founded in 1987 by Mike Montgomery, The Bitmap Brothers is a mobile game developer that is best-known for titles such as Xenon, Z: Steel Soldiers, Speedball, and Chaos Engine.
buyer: Rebellion Interactive Ltd.
Founded in 1992, Rebellion® is one of Europe’s leading independent game developers and comic book publishers. The studio’s flagship Sniper Elite games series leads the way for authentic stealth and sniping gameplay with more than 10 million units sold worldwide. "
target: The Bitmap Brothers
UK-based The Bitmap Brothers is a mobile game developer. Founded in 1987 by Mike Montgomery, The Bitmap Brothers is best-known for titles such as Xenon, Z: Steel Soldiers, Speedball, and Chaos Engine. Xenon is a vertical scrolling shooter and Z: Steel Soldiers is a real-time strategy game.
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announced 11/26/2019 via PR Newswire

Toadman Interactive AB, will acquire Sold Out Sales & Marketing Limited

synopsis: Toadman Interactive, a Swedish game development studio that specializes in the production of role-playing games (RPG) for consoles and PCs, will acquired Sold Out, UK's video game publisher and distributer specializing in digital and physical publishing for console and PC formats.
buyer: Toadman Interactive AB (NGM:TOAD MTF:$5.89)
Founded in 2013, Toadman Interactive is a Swedish game development studio that specializes in the production of role-playing games (RPG) for consoles and PCs. Their first game, Immortal: Unchained, is an RPG shooter that aims to set the standard for all future RPG shooters. "
target: Sold Out Sales & Marketing Limited
Sold Out is UK's video game publisher and distributer specializing in digital and physical publishing for console and PC formats. Sold Out provides a full-service offering to game developers seeking to bring their game titles to the market with services ranging from publishing to distribution.
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$21
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$43
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closed 10/23/2019 via gamesindustry.biz

Saber Interactive, acquired Bigmoon Entertainment

synopsis: Saber Interactive, an independent developer of interactive games and entertainment, has acquired Bigmoon Entertainment, a video game developer in Portugal. Bigmoon Entertainment aims to develop the best games possible with immersive stories and innovative challenges. Their games include Dakar 18, Demons Age, Police Simulator: Patrol Duty, and more.
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: Bigmoon Entertainment
Bigmoon Entertainment is a video game developer in Portugal. Bigmoon Entertainment aims to develop the best games possible with immersive stories, innovative challenges and great characters. Their games include Dakar 18, Demons Age, Syndrome, Police Simulator: Patrol Duty, and more.
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announced 9/18/2019 via BNC Analysis

XYRALITY GmbH, will acquire SHPlay GmbH

synopsis: Hamburg-based game company Xyrality, which offers games such as Fortress Kings, is taking over SHPlay. SHPlay is a Bielefeld, Germany-based game studio founded by Sebastian Heinisch. SHPlay develops web browser and Android simulation games such as Speditionsleiter and Leitstellenspiel.
buyer: XYRALITY GmbH
Xyrality specialises in developing and publishing next-generation MMO (massively multiplayer online) games for a broad target group. The Hamburg-based game company offers games such as Fortress King, a medieval strategy MMO. "
target: SHPlay GmbH
SHPlay is a Bielefeld, Germany-based game studio founded by Sebastian Heinisch. SHPlay develops web browser and Android simulation games such as Speditionsleiter and Leitstellenspiel. Speditionsleiter gives players the opportunity to run a shipping company.
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$2.21
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closed 8/28/2019 via BNC Analysis

LCG Entertainment, acquired Telltale Games

synopsis: LCG Entertainment, a holdings company, has acquired Telltale Games, a company that pioneered the episodic delivery of digital gaming content and won numerous accolades for its best-selling game series, including The Walking Dead. LCG will look to sell Telltale’s older catalog of games is in talks to create new licensed games.
buyer: LCG Entertainment
LCG Entertainment is a holding company that is focused on developing new video games. LCG is passionate about video games and will focus on reviving old video games while also developing new sequels. "
target: Telltale Games
An award-winning independent developer and publisher of both original and licensed IP games, Telltale Games pioneered the episodic delivery of digital gaming content. Telltale won numerous accolades for its best-selling game series, including The Walking Dead and Batman: The Telltale Series.
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announced 8/21/2019 via BNC Analysis

Northedge Capital Partners, will acquire Catalis SE

synopsis: Catalis Group, a UK video game firm that's composed of; Testronic, a provider of quality assurance services, Kuju, a company that creates top-rated games, and Curve Digital, an award-winning digital games publisher, will be acquired by NorthEdge, a UK a private equity firm focused on lower mid-market buy-out and development capital transactions.
buyer: Northedge Capital Partners
Headquartered in the UK, NorthEdge manages £650m of private equity funds aimed at lower mid-market buy-out and development capital transactions. They are looking to invest in like-minded businesses who have real ambition and the potential to shape global markets from the regional powerhouses. "
target: Catalis SE (DB:XAE2:$29.89)
Catalis Group is a UK video game firm that covers every aspect of game testing, development and publishing. It’s composed of 3 companies; Testronic, a provider of quality assurance services, Kuju, a company that creates top-rated games, and Curve Digital, an award-winning digital games publisher.
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$109
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announced 8/21/2019 via BNC Analysis

Northedge Capital Partners, will acquire Catalis SE

synopsis: Catalis Group, a UK video game firm that's composed of; Testronic, a provider of quality assurance services, Kuju, a company that creates top-rated games, and Curve Digital, an award-winning digital games publisher, will be acquired by NorthEdge, a UK a private equity firm focused on lower mid-market buy-out and development capital transactions.
buyer: Northedge Capital Partners
Headquartered in the UK, NorthEdge manages £650m of private equity funds aimed at lower mid-market buy-out and development capital transactions. They are looking to invest in like-minded businesses who have real ambition and the potential to shape global markets from the regional powerhouses. "
target: Catalis SE (DB:XAE2:$29.89)
Catalis Group is a UK video game firm that covers every aspect of game testing, development and publishing. It’s composed of 3 companies; Testronic, a provider of quality assurance services, Kuju, a company that creates top-rated games, and Curve Digital, an award-winning digital games publisher.
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closed 8/14/2019 via Company Press Release

THQ Nordic AB, acquired Gunfire Games

synopsis: THQ Nordic, a company that develops and publishes PC and console games for the global games market, has acquired Gunfire Games, an independent game developer based in Austin, Texas. They are best known for creating and shipping the DARKSIDERS franchise, and being the developers behind Chronos, the Oculus Rift Adventure RPG.
buyer: THQ Nordic AB (OM:THQN B:$596.89)
Austria-based THQ Nordic acquires, develops and publishes PC and console games for the global games market. The company is a major player within game and partner publishing with an extensive catalogue of over 100 owned franchises, such as Saints Row, Dead Island, and Darksiders amongst others. "
target: Gunfire Games
Gunfire Games is an independent game developer based in Austin, Texas. They are best known for creating and shipping the DARKSIDERS franchise, and being the developers behind Chronos, the Oculus Rift Adventure RPG.
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closed 12/20/2019 via BNC Analysis

Google, acquired Typhoon Studios

synopsis: Google has acquired Typhoon Studios, an independent game developer in Montréal. They are dedicated to creating new experiences with a unique voice on both PC and console.
buyer: Google (GOOGL:$161,857.00)
Google is a multinational corporation that is specialized in internet-related services, products, and platforms like Search, Maps, Gmail, Android, Google Play, Chrome and YouTube. Google's mission is to organize the world's information and make it universally accessible and useful. "
target: Typhoon Studios
Typhoon Studios is an independent game developer in Montréal. They are dedicated to creating new experiences with a unique voice on both PC and console.
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closed 2/20/2020 via Company Press Release

Google, acquired Cornerstone Technology B.V.

synopsis: Google Cloud has acquired Cornerstone Technology, a Netherlands-based provider of software and consulting services for modernizing mainframe applications. Cornerstone brings a wealth of experience and innovative solutions to Google's portfolio of products and services that help customers modernize their infrastructure and applications.
buyer: Google (GOOGL:$161,857.00)
Google is a multinational corporation that is specialized in internet-related services, products, and platforms like Search, Maps, Gmail, Android, Google Play, Chrome and YouTube. Google's mission is to organize the world's information and make it universally accessible and useful. "
target: Cornerstone Technology B.V.
Cornerstone is a Netherlands-based provider of software and consulting services for modernizing mainframe applications. Cornerstone's G4 software toolkit adapts legacy workloads to run in new environments and provides the ability to modularize applications into software containers.
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closed 12/20/2019 via BNC Analysis

Google, acquired Typhoon Studios

synopsis: Google has acquired Typhoon Studios, an independent game developer in Montréal. They are dedicated to creating new experiences with a unique voice on both PC and console.
buyer: Google (GOOGL:$161,857.00)
Google is a multinational corporation that is specialized in internet-related services, products, and platforms like Search, Maps, Gmail, Android, Google Play, Chrome and YouTube. Google's mission is to organize the world's information and make it universally accessible and useful. "
target: Typhoon Studios
Typhoon Studios is an independent game developer in Montréal. They are dedicated to creating new experiences with a unique voice on both PC and console.
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closed 12/18/2019 via BNC Analysis

Waymo LLC, acquired Latent Logic

synopsis: Waymo, a self-driving technology development company and subsidiary of Google, has acquired Latent Logic, a UK start-up. Spun out of Oxford University in 2017, Latent Logic develops simulations of motorist, cyclist, and pedestrian behavior using data collected from traffic cameras.
buyer parent: Google
buyer: Waymo LLC
Waymo LLC is a self-driving technology development company. It is a subsidiary of Alphabet Inc. Waymo originated as a project of Google before it became a stand-alone subsidiary in December 2016. In April 2017, Waymo started a limited trial of a self-driving taxi service in Phoenix, Arizona. "
target parent: University of Oxford
target: Latent Logic
Latent Logic is a UK start-up that uses imitation learning to simulate models of human behavior on the road. Spun out of Oxford University in 2017, Latent Logic develops simulations of motorist, cyclist, and pedestrian behavior using data collected from traffic cameras.
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closed 11/20/2019 via BNC Analysis

Google, acquired CloudSimple

synopsis: Google has acquired CloudSimple, a company that provides a service to the world’s leading cloud vendors to deploy and manage workloads in a dedicated, private cloud in public clouds. With the full support of Microsoft and VMware, the first offering is a service for VMware.
buyer: Google (GOOGL:$161,857.00)
Google is a multinational corporation that is specialized in internet-related services, products, and platforms like Search, Maps, Gmail, Android, Google Play, Chrome and YouTube. Google's mission is to organize the world's information and make it universally accessible and useful. "
target: CloudSimple
CloudSimple provides a service to the world’s leading cloud vendors to deploy and manage workloads in a dedicated, private cloud in public clouds. With the full support of Microsoft and VMware, the first offering is a service for VMware.
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announced 11/1/2019 via Company Press Release

Google, will acquire Fitbit Inc.

synopsis: Fitbit, Inc. announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by Google LLC. Fitbit helps people lead healthier, more active lives by empowering them with data, inspiration and guidance to reach their goals. Fitbit designs products and experiences that track everyday health and fitness.
buyer: Google (GOOGL:$161,857.00)
Google is a multinational corporation that is specialized in internet-related services, products, and platforms like Search, Maps, Gmail, Android, Google Play, Chrome and YouTube. Google's mission is to organize the world's information and make it universally accessible and useful. "
target: Fitbit Inc. (FIT:$1,550.22)
Fitbit helps people lead healthier, more active lives by empowering them with data, inspiration and guidance to reach their goals. As the leader in the Connected Health & Fitness category, Fitbit designs products and experiences that track everyday health and fitness.
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$1,504
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announced 7/11/2019 via Company Press Release

Google, will acquire Elastifile

synopsis: Google, a multinational corporation that is specialized in internet-related services, products, and platforms, will be acquiring Elastifile, a pioneer in solving the challenges associated with file storage for enterprise-grade applications running at scale in the cloud.
buyer: Google (GOOGL:$161,857.00)
Google is a multinational corporation that is specialized in internet-related services, products, and platforms like Search, Maps, Gmail, Android, Google Play, Chrome and YouTube. Google's mission is to organize the world's information and make it universally accessible and useful. "
target: Elastifile
Elastifile is a pioneer in solving the challenges associated with file storage for enterprise-grade applications running at scale in the cloud. They’ve built a unique software-defined approach to managed Network Attached Storage.
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announced 6/6/2019 via Company Press Release

Google, will acquire Looker

synopsis: Google LLC announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Looker, a unified platform for business intelligence, data applications and embedded analytics. Upon the close of the acquisition, Looker will join Google Cloud.
buyer: Google (GOOGL:$161,857.00)
Google is a multinational corporation that is specialized in internet-related services, products, and platforms like Search, Maps, Gmail, Android, Google Play, Chrome and YouTube. Google's mission is to organize the world's information and make it universally accessible and useful. "
target: Looker
Looker is a unified data platform that delivers actionable business insights to every employee at the point of decision. Looker integrates data into the daily workflows of users to allow organizations to extract value from data at web scale.
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announced 2/20/2019 via Company Press Release

Google, will acquire Alooma

synopsis: Google announced its intent to acquire Alooma, a leader in data migration. Alooma helps enterprise companies streamline database migration in the cloud with an innovative data pipeline tool that enables them to move their data from multiple sources to a single data warehouse.
buyer: Google (GOOGL:$161,857.00)
Google is a multinational corporation that is specialized in internet-related services and products. Google offers innovative search technologies that connect millions of people with information every day. Google is a top web property in all major global markets. "
target: Alooma
Alooma helps enterprise companies streamline database migration in the cloud with an innovative data pipeline tool that enables them to move their data from multiple sources to a single data warehouse.
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closed 1/9/2019 via BNC Analysis

Google, acquired Superpod

synopsis: Google, a multinational corporation that is specialized in internet-related services and products, has acquired Superpod, a company that develops software to post questions and receive answers. Superpod is a fun way to ask and answer questions on the go by getting instant advice from their pods of experts.
buyer: Google (GOOGL:$161,857.00)
Google is a multinational corporation that is specialized in internet-related services and products. Google offers innovative search technologies that connect millions of people with information every day. Google is a top web property in all major global markets. "
target: Superpod
Superpod develops software to post questions and receive answers. Superpod is a fun way to ask and answer questions on the go by getting instant advice from their pods of experts.
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closed 12/20/2018 via Company Press Release

Google, acquired DORA

synopsis: Google, a multinational corporation that is specialized in internet-related services and products, has acquired Dora, a company that transforms the IT industry by instituting a scientific approach to software development, product management, and organizational transformation.
buyer: Google (GOOGL:$161,857.00)
Google is a multinational corporation that is specialized in internet-related services and products. Google offers innovative search technologies that connect millions of people with information every day. Google is a top web property in all major global markets. "
target: DORA
DORA's mission is to transform the IT industry by instituting a scientific approach to software development, product management, and organizational transformation. DORA’s data-driven approach has helped teams leverage automation, process, and cultural change.
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closed 12/12/2018 via BNC Analysis

Google, acquired Where Is My Train

synopsis: Google has acquired Where is My Train, a train tracking mobile app run by the developers, Sigmoid Labs. It is one of the most-downloaded train-based apps in India with over 10 million downloads. It offers offline integration of Indian Railways and IRCTC timetables, using celltower information to locate trains.
buyer: Google (GOOGL:$161,857.00)
Google is a multinational corporation that is specialized in internet-related services and products. Google offers innovative search technologies that connect millions of people with information every day. Google is a top web property in all major global markets. "
target: Where Is My Train
Where is My Train is a train tracking mobile app run by the developers, Sigmoid Labs. It is one of the most-downloaded train-based apps in India with over 10 million downloads. It offers offline integration of Indian Railways and IRCTC timetables, using celltower information to locate trains.
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closed 11/28/2018 via Company Press Release

Google, acquired Workbench

synopsis: Google, a multinational corporation that is specialized in internet-related services and products, has acquired Workbench, an online platform for educators to build, find, customize, share and assign standards-aligned lessons for the classroom.
buyer: Google (GOOGL:$161,857.00)
Google is a multinational corporation that is specialized in internet-related services and products. Google offers innovative search technologies that connect millions of people with information every day. Google is a top web property in all major global markets. "
target: Workbench
Workbench is an online platform for educators to build, find, customize, share and assign standards-aligned lessons for the classroom. Workbench’s platform aims to offer a central place to find lessons centered around project-based learning, which involves hands-on problem-solving.
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closed 10/3/2018 via BNC Analysis

Google, acquired Onward

synopsis: Google, a multinational corporation that specializes in internet-related services and products, has acquired Onward, a customer service automation platform. Onward's platform helps clients automate lower-value customer service requests, freeing up agents for the complex, high value issues.
buyer: Google (GOOGL:$161,857.00)
Google is a multinational corporation that is specialized in internet-related services and products. Google offers innovative search technologies that connect millions of people with information every day. Google is a top web property in all major global markets. "
target: Onward
Onward is a customer service automation platform. They help clients achieve 40% of tickets automated, 40% of messages automated, and 40 second average response time. Onward's platform helps clients automate lower-value customer service requests, freeing up agents for the complex, high value issues.
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closed 8/6/2018 via BNC Analysis

Google, acquired GraphicsFuzz

synopsis: Google, a multinational corporation that is specialized in internet-related services and products, has acquired GraphicsFuzz, a company that builds a framework for testing the security and reliability of Android graphics drivers.
buyer: Google (GOOGL:$161,857.00)
Google is a multinational corporation that is specialized in internet-related services and products. Google offers innovative search technologies that connect millions of people with information every day. Google is a top web property in all major global markets. "
target: GraphicsFuzz
Based in the UK, GraphicsFuzz has pioneered the combination of fuzzing and metamorphic testing to yield a highly automatic method for testing graphics drivers that quickly finds and fixes bugs that could undermine reliability and security before they affect end users.
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closed 5/17/2018 via BNC Analysis

Google, acquired Cask Data, Inc.

synopsis: Google, a multinational corporation that is specialized in internet-related services and products, has acquired Cask Data, a startup that helps run big data analytics on Hadoop. Cask’s primary product is the open source Cask Data Application Platform, the first unified integration platform for big data.
buyer: Google (GOOGL:$161,857.00)
Google is a multinational corporation that is specialized in internet-related services and products. Google offers innovative search technologies that connect millions of people with information every day. Google is a top web property in all major global markets. "
target: Cask Data, Inc.
Cask Data is a startup that helps run big data analytics on Hadoop. Cask makes building and running big data solutions on-premises, in the cloud or in hybrid environments easy with Cask Data Application Platform, the first unified integration platform for big data.
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announced 5/9/2018 via BNC Analysis

Google, will acquire Velostrata

synopsis: Google plans to buy the small enterprise startup Velostrata as the search giant continues growing its cloud computing business. Google said it would acquire Israel-based Velostrata, which specializes in helping companies move their internal corporate infrastructure to cloud providers.
buyer: Google (GOOGL:$161,857.00)
Google offers innovative search technologies that 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: Velostrata
Israel-based Velostrata specializes in helping companies move their internal corporate infrastructure to cloud providers. Israel-based Velostrata specializes in helping companies move their internal corporate infrastructure to cloud providers. Velostrata has 25 employees and debuted in 2014.
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closed 3/28/2018 via BNC Analysis

Google, acquired Tenor, Inc.

synopsis: Google, a provider of innovative search technologies that connect millions of people with information every day, has announced its acquisition of Tenor, a GIF search engine. Tenor was launched as a way to search for GIFs both on desktop and on mobile. On mobile, it allows users to quickly and easily search for GIFs straight from their keyboard.
buyer: Google (GOOGL:$161,857.00)
Google offers innovative search technologies that 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: Tenor, Inc.
Tenor is a GIF search engine. Tenor was launched as a way to search for GIFs both on desktop and on mobile. On mobile, it allows users to quickly and easily search for GIFs straight from their keyboard. A massive 300 million Tenor users search for GIFs 12 billion times every month.
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announced 3/5/2018 via New York Times

The Infatuation, will acquire Zagat

synopsis: The Infatuation, a website, app, newsletter, and recommendation platform designed to help people find the perfect restaurant for every situation, is to acquire Zagat, the world's most trusted source for consumer-generated survey information, from Google.
buyer: The Infatuation
The Infatuation is a website, app, newsletter, and recommendation platform designed to help people find the perfect restaurant for every situation. They operate out of New York, Los Angeles, London, Chicago, San Francisco, Seattle, Denver, Washington DC, Austin, and more. "
target parent: Google
target: Zagat
Zagat is the world's most trusted source for consumer-generated survey information. With a worldwide network of surveyors, Zagat rates and reviews restaurants, hotels, nightlife, movies, music, golf, shopping and a range of other entertainment categories.
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announced 2/16/2018 via BNC Analysis

Google, will acquire Xively

synopsis: Google has announced that it intends to buy Xively from LogMeIn. Xively offers award-winning IoT platforms and connected product management platforms for enterprises building connected products and services.
buyer: Google (GOOGL:$161,857.00)
Google's innovative search technologies connect millions of people with information every day. Google is a top web property in all major global markets. Google's targeted advertising program provides businesses with measurable results, while enhancing the overall web experience for users. "
target parent: LogMeIn, Inc.
target: Xively
Xively offers award-winning IoT platforms and connected product management platforms for enterprises building connected products and services. Xively enables companies to easily build and manage IoT security, IoT connected devices and IoT products.
price ($mm)
$50
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closed 10/25/2017 via BNC Analysis

DxO Labs SAS, acquired Nik Collection

synopsis: DxO has announced that it has acquired Nik Collection from Google and will continue development “for the benefit of the photographer community.” The Nik Collection is composed of seven desktop plugins for Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop that provide a powerful range of photo editing capabilities.
buyer: DxO Labs SAS
For well over a decade, DxO has been developing some of the world’s most advanced image processing technologies. DxO designs and manufactures the DxO ONE, a connected, miniaturized, and pro-quality camera for iPhone and iPad. "
target parent: Google
target: Nik Collection
The Nik Collection is composed of seven desktop plugins for Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop that provide a powerful range of photo editing capabilities.
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closed 3/30/2016 via PR Web

WbSrch, acquired Snagr.io

synopsis: WbSrch, a general-purpose search engine based in Portland, OR, has purchased the music search engine Snagr.io and has rebranded it as MusicSrch.com. Snagr.io searches a selection of popular social media and music sites such as Spotify, Tidal, Musicbrainz, and Twitter for the online presences of a band, DJ, or musician.
buyer: WbSrch
WbSrch is an general-purpose web search engine with indexes in more than 30 languages. It currently has a small crawl index that is being used to refine its search algorithms. "
target: Snagr.io
SNAGR is music artists search engine. It searches on 12+ different streaming, video, and music sites for artists. Sites are searched in parallel and results are on-the-fly combined, ranked and sorted to give user readable and an understandable overview.
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announced 6/26/2013 via PR Newswire

Yippy, Inc., will acquire Gigablast, Inc.

synopsis: Yippy, Inc., a unified search company known for its search clustering technology and eDiscovery tools, announced that it has agreed to acquire Gigablast, Inc. through a letter of intent with binding provisions. Gigablast provides Internet search services for both consumers and businesses.
buyer: Yippy, Inc. (OTCPK:YIPI:$0.08)
Based in Fort Myers, FL, Yippy, Inc. is a technology company specializing in the development of search, data normalization and aggregation through application service environments for consumer and enterprise markets. "
target: Gigablast, Inc.
Gigablast is an independent, algorithmic, Internet search engine that provides Internet search services for both consumers (at www.gigablast.com) and businesses (via an XML search feed or through the Gigablast customized Hosted Search offering).
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closed 2/22/2013 via BNC Analysis

Searchmetrics, acquired W3 Solutions GmbH

synopsis: Searchmetrics, the world leader in search and social analytics software, has completed the acquisition of German search engine technology specialist, W3 Solutions.
buyer: Searchmetrics
Searchmetrics uses the most advanced engineering to move a company up the search engine ranks. Its integrated suite of search analytics tools accesses the largest and freshest database − 100 million keywords and 75 million domains. "
target: W3 Solutions GmbH
W3 Solutions GmbH provides site search engine technology. The company offers SiteSearch, a search engine to ensure customers find content they are searching for.
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closed 11/11/2011 via BNC Analysis

Google Inc., acquired Apture, Inc.

synopsis: Apture, a startup aiming to bring a richer reading experience to partners websites like The New York Times and the Financial Times, has announced that it has been acquired by Google. The company launched its first product in 2008, billing it as a way for bloggers and other website publishers to make their content more "three-dimensional."
buyer: Google Inc. (GOOGL:$161,857.00)
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 parent: Clearstone Venture Management Services
target: Apture, Inc.
Apture provides the first rich communication platform that allows people to intuitively experience the web. With just one line of code, publishers and bloggers can quickly and easily turn flat pages of text into a compelling multimedia experience.
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announced 12/29/2014 via BNC Analysis

Aucfan Co., Ltd., will acquire MiningBrownie, Inc.

synopsis: Aucfan, Japan’s largest online auction price comparison and search website, has announced their agreement to acquire MiningBrownie, a developer of data mining and webcrawler technology.
buyer: Aucfan Co., Ltd. (TSE:3674:$39.08)
Aucfan Co. Ltd. is Japan’s largest online auction price comparison and search website. aucfan.com allows users to compare, search, and analyze online auction and ecommerce product and price information, as well as to see the prices and numbers of transactions for products traded in the past. "
target: MiningBrownie, Inc.
Based in Tokyo, Japan, MiningBrownie Inc. provides internet tools for data mining and crawler technology. The company was founded in 2006.
price ($mm)
$0.28
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 6/29/2015 via Reuters

Uber Technologies, Inc., will purchase Map-Generating Technology from Microsoft Corporation

synopsis: Microsoft Corp said it will sell some map-generating technology to ride-hailing app company Uber. The mapping assets include 100 employees focused on image collection activities. Microsoft's mapping unit works on imagery acquisition and map data processing.
buyer: Uber Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:UBER:$13,052.00)
Uber Technologies, Inc. offers online car booking services via mobile phones. It provides limousine and private cab reservation services. Uber Technologies, Inc. was founded in 2009 and is based in San Francisco, California. "
seller: Microsoft Corporation (MSFT:$134,249.00)
Microsoft's mapping unit works on imagery acquisition and map data processing. The mapping assets include 100 employees focused on image collection activities.
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closed 12/4/2015 via PR Newswire

Audi Group, BMW Group, Daimler AG, acquired HERE

synopsis: German carmakers BMW, Audi and Daimler AG concluded the acquisition of HERE, Nokia's maps business. HERE is the leading supplier of digital maps for most of the world's top carmakers, accounting for half its expected revenues in 2015. The deal allows the auto makers to offer new premium features, like autonomous driving, in their luxury cars.
buyer: BMW Group (DB:BMW:$119,863.69)
buyer: Audi Group (DB:NSU:$63,271.47)
buyer: Daimler AG (XTRA:DAI:$186,941.22)
BMW Group, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the manufacture and sale of cars and motorcycles worldwide. The Audi Group manufacturers product in the premium and supercar segment. Mercedes-Benz is a global premium and luxury car manufacturer. "
target parent: Nokia Corporation
target: HERE
HERE, a Nokia company, is a leader in mapping and location intelligence. They combine highly accurate and fresh maps with cloud technology to enable rich, real-time location experiences in a broad range of connected devices – from smartphones and tablets to wearables and vehicles.
price ($mm)[EV]
$2,741 [$3,069]
rev ($mm)
$1,064
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
2.9x
EV / EBITDA
cancelled 3/16/2012 via Capital IQ

Options Media Group, cancelled an acquisition of Illume Software, Inc.

synopsis: Options Media Group Holdings, Inc. has cancelled its agreement to acquire Illume Software, Inc. Illume Software, Inc. develops solutions that leverage location to power high-value applications and services for individuals, and small and large mobile workforces.
buyer: Options Media Group (OPMG:$0.53)
PhoneGuard, Inc., a subsidiary of Options Media Group Holdings, Inc., is a leading provider of mobile applications software. PhoneGuard is a personal security and anti-texting while driving software application suite. "
target: Illume Software, Inc.
Illume Software develops solutions that leverage location to power high-value applications and services. Their first product, iZUP, offers a responsible solution to cell phone-related distracted driving.
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closed 11/14/2011 via BusinessWire

WorldLingo merged with TransPerfect Translations International, Inc.,

synopsis: TransPerfect, the world’s largest privately held provider of language services and technology solutions, announced a merger with WorldLingo. Based in Las Vegas, WorldLingo specializes in translation technology and other solutions for website localization, as well as document, instant message, e-mail, and real-time chat translation.
buyer: TransPerfect Translations International, Inc.
TransPerfect is the world's largest privately held provider of language services and technology solutions. From offices in more than 70 cities on five continents, TransPerfect offers a full range of services in 170+ languages to clients worldwide. "
target: WorldLingo
WorldLingo is a leading provider of integrated, online translation solutions, with services ranging from cost-effective machine translation solutions to professional human translation and culturally sensitive localization.
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cancelled 11/1/2011 via Bloomberg

H & R Block, Inc., cancelled an acquisition of TaxACT

synopsis: H&R Block Inc. was barred by a federal judge from proceeding with its proposed $287.5 million acquisition of the maker of TaxAct products because it would diminish competition in the tax preparation market.
buyer: H & R Block, Inc. (HRB:$3,094.88)
H&R Block Inc. is one of the world's largest tax services providers, having prepared more than 550 million tax returns worldwide since 1955. The Company provides tax return preparation services in person, through H&R Block At Home™ online and desktop software products, and through other channels. "
target: TaxACT
2nd Story Software is critically acclaimed as a leader in developing affordable tax preparation software and providing Web-based services directly to consumers. TaxACT gives users well-informed tax strategies in an easy-to-use format, while maintaining focus on providing best value for customers.
price ($mm)
$268
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EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 7/20/2017 via BNC Analysis

Amazon.com, Inc., acquired Graphiq

synopsis: Amazon.com Inc. acquired a Santa Barbara data analysis and search engine start-up in to help improve its Alexa virtual assistant. Graphiq is a semantic technology company that instantly delivers deep insights from the world’s data.
buyer: Amazon.com, Inc. (AMZN:$280,522.00)
Amazon strives to be Earth's most customer-centric company where people can find and discover virtually anything they want to buy online. By giving customers more of what they want—low prices, vast selection, and convenience—Amazon continues to grow and evolve as a world-class e-commerce platform. "
target: Graphiq
Graphiq is a semantic technology company that instantly delivers deep insights from the world’s data. Since 2009, the company has amassed the world's deepest knowledge graph, encompassing 500 collections, 1 billion entities, 250 billion data points and 25 billion curated relationships.
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closed 2/1/2017 via BNC Analysis

Audioboom, acquired SONR News

synopsis: Audioboom Group PLC, the leading podcasting and on-demand audio platform for hosting, distributing and monetizing content, said it has completed its acquisition of SONR News Ltd, Sonr helps search across social networks, monitor accounts and keywords, and surface trending topics, all in one, easy to use dashboard.
buyer: Audioboom (AIM:BOOM:$0.59)
AudioBoom is the leading podcasting and on-demand audio platform for hosting, distributing and monetizing content. With offices in London, Melbourne, Mumbai and New York City, they host thousands of podcasts with top tier audio content producers from around the world. "
target: SONR News
Sonr helps search across social networks, monitor accounts and keywords, and surface trending topics as they pick up steam, all in one, easy to use dashboard. Using two proprietary forms of artificial intelligence, Sonr reduces the clutter of newsfeeds.
price ($mm)
$1.75*
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EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 6/13/2017 via PR Newswire

AOL Inc., acquired Yahoo! Inc.

synopsis: Verizon Communications Inc., a company that that offers wireless telecommunications products and services, has completed its acquisition of the operating business of Yahoo! Inc., known for its Web portal, search engine Yahoo! Search, and related services. Verizon has combined these assets with its existing AOL business.
buyer parent: Verizon Communications
buyer: AOL Inc. (AOL:$2,569.00)
AOL is a media technology company with a mission to connect consumers and creators through open marketplaces. AOL uses data to disrupt content production, distribution and monetization. The company connects publishers with advertisers across its global, programmatic platforms. "
target: Yahoo! Inc. (AABA:$5,409.25)
Yahoo! Inc. is focused on making the world's daily habits inspiring and entertaining. They operate an internet search engine that creates highly personalized experiences for their users, keeping people connected to what matters most to them, across devices and around the globe.
price ($mm)
$4,826
rev ($mm)
$4,894
EBITDA ($mm)
$151
EV / rev
1.0x
EV / EBITDA
31.9x
announced 7/5/2016 via Company Press Release

OpenMail LLC, will acquire Infospace

synopsis: Blucora, Inc., a leading provider of technology-enabled financial solutions to consumers, small businesses and tax professionals, announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to sell its Infospace business to OpenMail LLC. InfoSpace is a leading provider of white label search and monetization solutions.
buyer: OpenMail LLC
OpenMail believes in the power of using data for more relevant and targeted marketing. OpenMail helps emailers and email marketers gain audience insights and produce strong results with the most effective email data and analytics platforms ever created. "
target parent: Blucora, Inc.
target: Infospace
InfoSpace is a leading provider of white label search and monetization solutions. They serve a network of more than 100 web publishers globally, offering core search solutions as a proven means to monetize audience via a search-based advertising revenue stream.
price ($mm)
$45
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 3/13/2015 via BNC Analysis

Facebook, acquired TheFind, Inc.

synopsis: Facebook announced it has acquired personalized shopping search engine TheFind, Inc. Its product allows people to get recommendations for products while searching through its database of products. A user could enter generic terms like “black sweater” and then compare prices on black sweaters from a wide array of retailers aggregated by TheFind.
buyer: Facebook (FB:$70,697.00)
Facebook is a social utility that helps people better understand the world around them. Facebook develops technologies that facilitate the spread of information through social networks allowing people to share information online the same way they do in the real world. "
target: TheFind, Inc.
TheFind, Inc. applies patented e-commerce technology to make the consumer shopping experience easy, efficient and fun. The technology works in a multi-channel environment to personalize the shopping experience.
price ($mm)
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announced 11/9/2014 via Company Press Release

Hottolink, Inc., will acquire Socialgist

synopsis: Hottolink has agreed to acquire Effyis, doing business as Socialgist. The company helps their users get access to the world’s social media data. They find it, index it, structure it and make it query-able. They do it at scale, on their own infrastructure and in their own data centers.
buyer: Hottolink, Inc. (TSE:3680:$8.88)
Hottolink's core competence is agent technology which crawls massive data on the internet, store them on the huge distributed database, search and analyze them rapidly, and create noble knowledge from them. "
target: Socialgist
Socialgist helps their users get access to the world’s social media data. They find it, index it, structure it and make it query-able. And they do it at scale, on their own infrastructure and in their own data centers, allowing the largest companies and largest brands in the world to rely on them.
price ($mm)
$22
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 10/13/2014 via BNC Analysis

The Rainmaker Group Ventures, LLC., acquired Rent Jungle

synopsis: Pittsburgh-based Rent Jungle has been acquired by Atlanta-based The Rainmaker Group. Rent Jungle aggregates rental listings for multifamily and single-family homes with more than 1 million active listings and 1.5 million monthly site visits.
buyer: The Rainmaker Group Ventures, LLC.
Rainmaker is the market leader in profit optimization solutions for the Gaming & Hospitality and Multifamily Housing industries. Rainmaker leverages cutting-edge research in order to bring customers the most sophisticated solutions to their revenue management challenges. "
target: Rent Jungle
Rent Jungle LLC, a search engine company, operates an apartment search and market research Website in the United States. It enables users to find, lease, move, and decorate their new homes.
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closed 10/3/2014 via BNC Analysis

Google Inc., acquired Baarzo, Inc.

synopsis: Google has closed its acquisition of Baarzo, a video search service. It lets users find specific moments inside a video with the help of an auto detect feature for people, objects and actions. Baarzo's acquisition by Google is said to help the company improve its YouTube search feature.
buyer: Google Inc. (GOOGL:$161,857.00)
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: Baarzo, Inc.
Baarzo provides a platform that makes search within video possible. Their advanced algorithms automatically detect and recognize people, objects, scenes, and actions. Their indexes pin-point these occurrences to exact frames, making any video easily searchable via natural language queries.
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announced 8/11/2014 via PR Newswire

Apax Partners, will acquire Answers Corporation

synopsis: Funds advised by Apax Partners, a global private equity firm, announced that they have entered into an agreement to acquire Answers Corporation, the parent company of Answers.com and a leading provider of cloud-based solutions that enhance customer acquisition and brand engagement, from Summit Partners, TA Associates, and founder shareholders.
buyer: Apax Partners
Apax Partners is one of the world's leading private equity investment groups. It operates globally and has more than 30 years of investing experience. Apax Partners has advised funds that total over $40 billion around the world in aggregate. "
target parent: Summit Partners
target: Answers Corporation
Answers' mission is to empower consumers, brands and organizations by connecting them with the information they need to make better-informed decisions. The Answers Platform leverages the sizable reach of Answers.com, and its leading cloud-based solutions from ForeSee, Webcollage and ResellerRatings.
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closed 7/30/2014 via BNC Analysis

Twitter, Inc., acquired MadBits

synopsis: Twitter has acquired image search startup Madbits, a tech startup that focuses on building new user experiences in the media space (photos and videos). Image understanding is a task of primary importance for a wide range of practical applications.
buyer: Twitter, Inc. (TWTR:$3,459.33)
Twitter is a real-time information network that connects people to the latest stories, ideas, opinions and news about what they find interesting. Simply find the accounts most compelling and follow the conversations. "
target: MadBits
MADBITS is a tech startup that focuses on building new user experiences in the media space (photos and videos). Image understanding is a task of primary importance for a wide range of practical applications.
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rev ($mm)
$10,750.03
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,998.42
EBIT ($mm)
$1,637.88
Net Income ($mm)
$1,273.77
Employees
23687
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Ticker: ATVI
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Activision Blizzard
Activision Blizzard
Activision Blizzard, Inc., a member of the S&P 500, is the world's most successful standalone interactive entertainment company. Activision Blizzard develops and publishes games based on some of the most beloved entertainment franchises, including Call of Duty, Guitar Hero, and World of Warcraft.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$5,946.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,893.00
EBIT ($mm)
$1,279.00
Net Income ($mm)
$872.00
Employees
7190
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Ticker: TSE:7974
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Nintendo
Nintendo
Nintendo Co., Ltd. is a Japanese multinational consumer electronics company headquartered in Kyoto, Japan. Nintendo is the world's largest video game company by revenue.
year
2014
rev ($mm)
$5,578.09
EBITDA ($mm)
($356.18)
EBIT ($mm)
($452.95)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
5213
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Ticker: NasdaqGS:EA
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Electronic Arts Inc.
Electronic Arts Inc.
Electronic Arts (EA) is a global leader in digital interactive entertainment. The Company develops and delivers games, content and online services for Internet-connected consoles, mobile devices and personal computers. EA has more than 300 million registered players around the world.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$5,150.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,568.00
EBIT ($mm)
$1,434.00
Net Income ($mm)
$1,043.00
Employees
9300
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Ticker: SGAMY
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sega Sammy Holdings Inc.
Sega Sammy Holdings Inc.
The SEGA SAMMY Group is involved in a wide range of business operations, encompassing Sammy’s pachislot and pachinko machine business; entertainment contents business focused on SEGA Group’s digital game business; and resort business, which is represented by the development and operation of hotels.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$3,024.74
EBITDA ($mm)
$300.70
EBIT ($mm)
$110.24
Net Income ($mm)
$24.10
Employees
7726
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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: ENXTPA:UBI
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ubisoft Entertainment S.A.
Ubisoft Entertainment S.A.
Ubisoft is a leading producer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment products worldwide and has grown considerably through a strong and diversified line-up of products and partnerships.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$1,959.78
EBITDA ($mm)
($11.18)
EBIT ($mm)
$138.09
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
15913
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Ticker: TTWO
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc.
Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc.
Take-Two Interactive Software develops and distributes games for PCs, as well as for Sony PlayStation, Nintendo, and SEGA game consoles. The company has distribution operations in Australia, North America, Europe, Scandinavia, and the UK. Other titles include Fly!, Earthworm Jim 3-D, and Darkstone.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$1,779.75
EBITDA ($mm)
$147.17
EBIT ($mm)
$113.39
Net Income ($mm)
$67.30
Employees
3707
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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: OM:EMBRAC B
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Embracer Group
Embracer Group
Embracer Group is a Swedish video game holding company. Embracer Group is the parent company of THQ Nordic, Koch Media and Coffee Stain. The Group has an extensive catalogue of over 130 owned franchises, such as Saints Row, Goat Simulator, Dead Island, Darksiders, Metro, MX vs ATV, and more.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$636.39
EBITDA ($mm)
$117.60
EBIT ($mm)
$37.86
Net Income ($mm)
$26.27
Employees
1679
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Ticker: SEHK:777
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
NetDragon WebSoft Inc.
NetDragon WebSoft Inc.
NetDragon Websoft Inc. is a leading innovator and creative force in China's online gaming and mobile internet industries. NetDragon offers many well-known mobile Internet products and services, including 91 Assistant, HiMarket, 91 Launcher,91 Panda Reader,sj.91.com and www.hiapk.com.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$615.68
EBITDA ($mm)
$29.42
EBIT ($mm)
($7.39)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
6446
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Ticker: NasdaqGS:BILI
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Bilibili Inc.
Bilibili Inc.
Bilibili represents the iconic brand of online entertainment with a mission to enrich the everyday life of young generations in China. Bilibili is a full-spectrum online entertainment world covering a wide array of genres and media formats, including videos, live broadcasting and mobile games.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$537.71
EBITDA ($mm)
($23.79)
EBIT ($mm)
($72.85)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
1903
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Ticker: SZSE:002354
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Dalian Zeus Entertainment Group
Dalian Zeus Entertainment Group
Dalian Zeus Entertainment Group is a Chinese gaming company. Dalian Zeus is mainly engaged in web and mobile game development.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$393.20
EBITDA ($mm)
$161.55
EBIT ($mm)
$160.91
Net Income ($mm)
$144.85
Employees
885
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Ticker: GOOGL
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Google Inc.
Google Inc.
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.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$161,857.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$48,133.00
EBIT ($mm)
$36,482.00
Net Income ($mm)
$34,343.00
Employees
118899
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Ticker: BIDU
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Baidu.com, Inc.
Baidu.com, Inc.
Baidu, Inc. is the leading Chinese language Internet search provider. As a technology-based media company, Baidu aims to provide the best and most equitable way for people to find what they're looking for.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$13,248.76
EBITDA ($mm)
$4,513.28
EBIT ($mm)
$2,722.54
Net Income ($mm)
$3,463.10
Employees
39343
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Ticker: TSE:4689
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Yahoo Japan Corporation
Yahoo Japan Corporation
Yahoo Japan Corporation operates Yahoo Japan, a Japanese online information portal that offers auctions, entertainment, news, and online shopping in addition to its search engine and Internet directory.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$8,988.42
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,876.77
EBIT ($mm)
$1,289.85
Net Income ($mm)
$689.54
Employees
12874
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Ticker: KOSE:A035420
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Naver Corporation
Naver Corporation
Naver Corporation is an Internet content service operator headquartered in Seongnam, South Korea. It operates the Naver search portal and Hangame gaming services. Its spinoff companies in Japan operate the Line messaging service in addition to offering Japanese versions of Naver and Hangame.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$4,765.33
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,101.84
EBIT ($mm)
$908.72
Net Income ($mm)
$632.78
Employees
2346
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Ticker: KOSE:A0354
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Naver {duplicate}
Naver {duplicate}
NAVER Corporation is Korea’s premier Internet company, operating the nation’s top search portal “Naver”, Korea’s first online children’s portal “Jr. Naver”, and the nation’s first online donation portal “Happybean”.
year
2013
rev ($mm)
$2,306.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$754.40
EBIT ($mm)
$657.00
Net Income ($mm)
$504.00
Employees
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Ticker: YNDX
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Yandex N.V.
Yandex N.V.
Yandex is one of the largest internet companies in Europe, providing a wide variety of search and other online services. Yandex's mission is to help users solve their everyday problems by building people-centric products and services.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$2,296.94
EBITDA ($mm)
$586.60
EBIT ($mm)
$402.39
Net Income ($mm)
$292.97
Employees
9005
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Ticker: SOHU
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sohu.com Inc.
Sohu.com Inc.
Sohu.com is China's premier online brand and indispensable to the daily life of millions of Chinese, providing a network of web properties and community based/web 2.0 products which offer the vast Sohu user community a broad array of choices regarding information, entertainment and communication.
year
2011
rev ($mm)
$852.09
EBITDA ($mm)
$351.66
EBIT ($mm)
$281.81
Net Income ($mm)
$162.74
Employees
8035
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Ticker: LOCM
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Local.com Corporation
Local.com Corporation
Local.com Corporation, a leading online local media company, enables brick-and-mortar businesses to connect with online customers using a variety of digital marketing products. The company reaches more than 20 million consumers each month on the flagship Local.com website.
year
2012
rev ($mm)
$97.80
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
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Ticker: JASDAQ:3754
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Excite Japan Co., Ltd.
Excite Japan Co., Ltd.
Excite Japan Co., Ltd. provides Internet information services in Japan. It operates a media content portal; and provides Internet-connection services and paid content to users. The company was founded in 1997 and is based in Tokyo, Japan.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$58.85
EBITDA ($mm)
$0.31
EBIT ($mm)
($1.26)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
251
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Ticker: TSE:3680
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Hottolink, Inc.
Hottolink's core competence is agent technology which crawls massive data on the internet, store them on the huge distributed database, search and analyze them rapidly, and create noble knowledge from them.
year
2014
rev ($mm)
$8.88
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
$1.38
Net Income ($mm)
$0.57
Employees
28
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Ticker: APPZ
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Monster Offers, Inc. {duplicate}
Monster Offers, Inc. {duplicate}
Monster Arts is a Daily Deal analytics provider and aggregator, collecting daily deals from multiple sites in local communities across the U.S. and Canada. The company collects and publishes thousands of daily deals and allows consumers to organize these deals by geography or product categories.
year
2012
rev ($mm)
$1.00
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
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Ticker: OTCPK:YIPI
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Yippy, Inc.
Yippy, Inc.
Yippy, Inc is a unified search company known for its clustering technology, big data consolidation and eDiscovery tools. Specializing in the development of search, data normalization, and aggregation through application service environments for consumer and enterprise markets.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$0.08
EBITDA ($mm)
$1.15
EBIT ($mm)
($1.64)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
2
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Ticker: IRYS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
iTrackr Systems, Inc.
iTrackr Systems, Inc.
iTrackr Systems, Inc. is an e-commerce software and services company that engages in the development, marketing, and commercialization of an online product and inventory search application for retailers and consumers.
year
2010
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
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Ticker: OPERA
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Opera Software
Opera Software
Opera Software makes web browsers for desktop computers, mobile phones and tablets, and connected devices such as TVs. Their business also includes mobile advertising services and solutions. Their aim is to give users the best internet experience on any device and any platform.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$255.45
EBITDA ($mm)
$32.85
EBIT ($mm)
$21.13
Net Income ($mm)
$47.34
Employees
464
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Ticker: TSE:2468
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Fuetrek Co., Ltd.
Fuetrek Co., Ltd.
Fuetrek Co., Ltd. provides mobile phone solutions. It offers sound generators, and speech recognition and translation products. The company also provides memory card writing services for the education market. Fuetrek Co. was founded in 2000 and is headquartered in Osaka, Japan.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$35.46
EBITDA ($mm)
$4.52
EBIT ($mm)
$2.93
Net Income ($mm)
$1.44
Employees
199
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