Like Storm8, Inc.

closed 1/22/2020 via BNC Analysis

Stillfront Group AB, acquired Storm8, Inc.

synopsis: Stillfront Group, a market leader in the free-to-play online strategy games genre, has acquired Storm8. A leading mobile game network, Storm8 creates a world of play and discovery. Based in Redwood City, California, Storm8’s network includes over 45 games published across multiple genres—so there is something for everyone.
buyer: Stillfront Group AB (OM:SF:$595.65)
Headquartered in Sweden, Stillfront is a global group of gaming studios and a market leader in the free-to-play online strategy games genre. Their diverse and exciting game portfolio has two common themes; loyal users and long lifecycle games. "
target: Storm8, Inc.
Leading mobile game network, Storm8 creates a world of play and discovery. Based in Redwood City, California, Storm8’s network includes over 45 games published across multiple genres—so there is something for everyone.
price ($mm)
$304
rev ($mm)
$119
EBITDA ($mm)
$62
EV / rev
3.4x
EV / EBITDA
6.6x
closed 8/3/2022 via gamesindustry.biz

Keywords Studios, acquired Mighty Games

synopsis: Keywords Studios, the international technical and creative services provider to the global video games industry, has acquired Mighty Games, an independent games studio in Australia. Mighty Games specialises in making smart little mobile games that pack a big punch. The studio focuses on fun, casual, social games with story and charm.
buyer: Keywords Studios (AIM:KWS:$512.20)
Ireland’s Keywords Studios is an international technical services provider to the global video games industry. It provides integrated art creation, software engineering, testing, localization, audio and customer care services to a blue-chip client base. "
target: Mighty Games
Mighty Games is an independent games studio in Australia. Mighty Games specialises in making smart little mobile games that pack a big punch. The studio focuses on fun, casual, social games with story and charm. Their titles include Piffle, Questy Quest, Shooty Skies, Charming Runes, and more.
price ($mm)
$4.10
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announced 1/22/2022 via BNC Analysis

Stillfront Group AB, will acquire 6waves Inc.

synopsis: Swedish game developer Stillfront Group has agreed to acquire Six Waves, a publisher of mobile free-to-play strategy games in Japan. Established in 2008, 6waves is focused on developing mid-core strategy games adapted for Japanese gamers. Its strategy games include Shishinogotoku, Sangokuhaousenki, and Tenchinogotoku.
buyer: Stillfront Group AB (OM:SF:$595.65)
Headquartered in Sweden, Stillfront Group is a leading free-to-play powerhouse of gaming studios. Its diverse and exciting games portfolio has two common themes; loyal users and long lifecycle games. "
target parent: NEXON Co., Ltd.
target: 6waves Inc.
6waves is a leading publisher of independent games on social networks and mobile platforms, partnering with developers all over the world to bring the best games to the millions of users in its gaming network. From its original roots on Facebook, the company has now expanded into iOS and Android.
price ($mm)
$201
rev ($mm)
$85
EBITDA ($mm)
$28
EV / rev
3.5x
EV / EBITDA
10.9x
closed 10/1/2021 via gamesindustry.biz

Voodoo SAS, acquired Beach Bum

synopsis: Voodoo, a French mobile game publisher and developer, has acquired Beach Bum, a mobile social game development company in Israel. Beach Bum brings a new twist to classic games such as Backgammon and Spades, by introducing them to the world of online casual games. Their games include Lord of the Board, Spades Royale, and Gin Rummy Stars.
buyer: Voodoo SAS
Voodoo is a French mobile game publisher and developer. Voodoo focuses on creating free-to-play "hyper casual games" for Android and iOS. Their hit games include Helix Jump, Snake VS Block, Paper.io, and more. Their games have over 300M monthly active users and more than 2 billion downloads. "
target: Beach Bum
Beach Bum is a mobile social game development company in Israel. Beach Bum brings a new twist to classic games such as Backgammon and Spades, by introducing them to the world of online casual games. Their games include Lord of the Board, Spades Royale, and Gin Rummy Stars.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$70
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
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closed 8/31/2021 via GlobeNewswire

Playtika Ltd., acquired Reworks Oy

synopsis: Playtika Holding Corp., a leading Israeli mobile gaming company and monetization platform, has acquired Finland-based mobile apps company Reworks Oy, maker of hit Design Entertainment app, Redecor. Playtika will leverage its expertise to further grow Redecor into a leading destination for design enthusiasts.
buyer: Playtika Ltd. (PLTK:$2,583.00)
Based in Israel, Playtika is a leading mobile gaming company and monetization platform with over 36 million monthly active users across a portfolio of games. Founded in 2010, Playtika was among the first to offer free-to-play social games on social networks and mobile platforms. "
target: Reworks Oy
Reworks is a Helsinki, Finland based mobile apps company that fuses lifestyle content and social gaming. Its apps spark creativity and unleash the creator within every person. Reworks is best known for Redecor, a fusion between home design and mobile gaming.
price ($mm)
$400
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announced 3/10/2021 via BNC Analysis

Leaf Mobile, will acquire Truly Social Games

synopsis: Leaf Mobile, Canada's leading free-to-play mobile game group, will acquire Truly Social Games ("TSG"), an innovative developer and publisher of mobile games headquartered in Vancouver, Canada. TSG set out to build games that engage and involve players from the very first click with products such as Planet Gold Rush.
buyer: Leaf Mobile (TSXV:LEAF:$15.44)
Leaf Mobile is a mobile game developer in Canada. Leaf Mobile is focused on creating engaging games that produce enduring player enjoyment. The company develops cannabis games through their LDRLY Games studio. Their games include Bud Farm Idle Tycoon, Bud Farm 420, Cheech & Chong Bud Farm, and more."
target: Truly Social Games
Truly Social Games ("TSG") is a developer and publisher of mobile games headquartered in Vancouver, Canada. TSG was founded in 2015 by Cooper DuBois and Patrick Tougas and has offices in Vancouver, Portland, and Minsk.
price ($mm)
$2.37
rev ($mm)
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announced 2/9/2021 via BusinessWire

Electronic Arts Inc., will acquire Glu Mobile Inc.

synopsis: Electronic Arts Inc., a global leader in interactive entertainment, and Glu Mobile Inc., a leading global developer and publisher of mobile games including Design Home, Covet Fashion, and MLB Tap Sports Baseball, have entered into a definitive agreement under which Electronic Arts will acquire Glu Mobile.
buyer: Electronic Arts Inc. (NasdaqGS:EA:$5,629.00)
Electronic Arts 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. In fiscal year 2020, EA posted GAAP net revenue of $5.5 billion. "
target: Glu Mobile Inc. (GLUU:$540.52)
Glu Mobile is a leading developer and publisher of mobile games. Glu’s diverse portfolio features top-grossing and award-winning original and licensed IP titles including, Covet Fashion, Deer Hunter, Design Home, Diner DASH Adventures, Disney Sorcerer’s Arena, and Kim Kardashian: Hollywood.
price ($mm)[EV]
$2,204 [$1,879]
rev ($mm)
$541
EBITDA ($mm)
$35
EV / rev
3.7x
EV / EBITDA
57.0x
announced 11/18/2020 via BNC Analysis

DECA Games, will acquire A Thinking Ape

synopsis: DECA Games, a German video game publisher and developer, will acquire A Thinking Ape Entertainment Ltd., a Canadian mobile Free-to-Play (FTP) game development studio. A Thinking Ape develops mobile games with a social core. Their titles include Party in My Dorm, Kingdoms at War, Casino X and Kingdom of Heckfire.
buyer parent: Embracer Group
buyer: DECA Games
DECA Games is a publisher and developer of video games that is headquartered in Berlin, Germany. The company's primary focus is on acquiring and operating older free-to-play games. They are the current owners and developers of the massively multiplayer online shooter Realm of the Mad God. "
target: A Thinking Ape
A Thinking Ape is a Canadian mobile Free-to-Play (FTP) game development studio. A Thinking Ape develops mobile games with a social core. They aim to make great games that make millions of players happy. Their titles include Party in My Dorm, Kingdoms at War, Casino X and Kingdom of Heckfire.
price ($mm)
$31
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closed 11/3/2020 via BNC Analysis

Flipkart, acquired Mech Mocha

synopsis: Flipkart, an Indian e-commerce company, has acquired Mech Mocha, a mobile game developer in India. Mech Mocha's Hello Play is India’s first real-time multiplayer social-gaming platform. The platform allows users to play live against other players in games such as Hello Ludo, Hello cricket, Hello Candy, Hello Bubble, and more.
buyer parent: Walmart
buyer: Flipkart
The Flipkart Group is one of India’s largest e-commerce marketplace and includes group companies Flipkart, Myntra, Jabong, and PhonePe. Flipkart has enabled millions to be a part of India's e-commerce revolution, offering over 80 million products across 80+ categories. "
target: Mech Mocha
Mech Mocha is a mobile game developer in India. Mech Mocha's Hello Play is India’s first real-time multiplayer social-gaming platform. The platform allows users to play live against other players in games such as Hello Ludo, Hello cricket, Hello Candy, Hello Bubble, and more.
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closed 8/28/2020 via gamesindustry.biz

MAG Interactive, acquired Sventertainment AB

synopsis: MAG Interactive, a leading mobile developer and publisher of casual mobile games in Sweden, has acquired Sventertainment, a Swedish mobile game company. Sventertainment's Primetime is a mobile quiz game that broadcasts quiz games live every day, seven days a week. Primetime enables players to compete in quizzes in real time and earn money.
buyer: MAG Interactive (OM:MAGI:$29.50)
MAG Interactive is a leading mobile developer and publisher of casual mobile games in Sweden. MAG Interactive creates quality experiences that make players want to come back for more. Their portfolio of games include Ruzzle, Word Domination, Wordbrain, Paint Hit, Quiz Duel, and more. "
target: Sventertainment AB
Sventertainment is a Swedish mobile game company that specializes in live-streamed entertainment. Sventertainment's Primetime is a mobile quiz game that broadcasts quiz games live every day, seven days a week. Primetime enables players to compete in quizzes in real time and earn money.
price ($mm)
$2.29
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closed 7/22/2020 via gamesindustry.biz

Tilting Point, acquired FTX Games

synopsis: Tilting Point, a leading free-to-play game publisher, has acquired free-to-play mobile games and assets from gambling technology software leader Playtech plc. Tilting Point's acquisition includes FTX Games, known for publishing The Walking Dead: Free Casino Slots and Russia-based Plamee Studios, the developer behind Narcos: Cartel Wars.
buyer: Tilting Point
Tilting Point is a next-generation games partner that provides top development studios with capital, expert resources, services, and operational support to scale the success of high-quality free-to-play games. "
target parent: Playtech plc
target: FTX Games
FTX Games is an award-winning publisher of mobile and social games based on major box-office films and TV shows. Russia-based Plamee is a leading, cross-platform, casual and mid-core games developer for mobile players across all devices.
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closed 10/30/2019 via gamesindustry.biz

Bethesda Softworks, acquired Alpha Dog Games Inc.

synopsis: Bethesda Softworks, a leading video game publisher, has acquired Alpha Dog Games, a Canadian mobile game developer. Alpha Dog creates innovative and original mobile, tablet, and social games for gamers. Their games include MonstroCity: Rampage!, Wraithborne, and more.
buyer parent: ZeniMax Media, Inc.
buyer: Bethesda Softworks
Bethesda is a leading video game publisher. Bethesda has a long history of success as a publisher of award-winning video games. The Company's growing library of intellectual properties includes such major franchises as The Elder Scrolls, Fallout, Dishonored, DOOM, QUAKE, Wolfenstein, and more. "
target: Alpha Dog Games Inc.
Alpha Dog Games is a Canadian mobile game developer. Alpha Dog creates innovative and original mobile, tablet, and social games for gamers. Harnessing the power of Unity and Unreal Engine 4, their goal is to build an iconic brand through evolutionary design and pushing the limit of mobile games.
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closed 9/25/2019 via BNC Analysis

Nazara Technologies Pvt. Ltd., acquired SportsUnity Pvt. Ltd.

synopsis: Nazara Technologies Ltd, a mobile game developer in India, has acquired a majority stake in SportsUnity Pvt. Ltd, an Indian video game developer. SportsUnity is the developer of Qunami, India's #1 mobile quiz game. Qunami is cricket quiz platform that allows users to compete in tournaments or one-on-one battles for fun or money.
buyer: Nazara Technologies Pvt. Ltd. (BSE:543280:$69.18)
Nazara is a leading mobile games publisher focused on the large mobile consumer base in India and other emerging markets. In addition to publishing a range of branded and original mobile games, Nazara also runs gaming subscription service across 60 countries. "
target: SportsUnity Pvt. Ltd.
SportsUnity is an Indian video game developer. SportsUnity is the developer of Qunami, India's #1 mobile quiz game. Qunami is cricket quiz platform that allows users to challenge their friends and compete in tournaments or one-on-one battles for fun or money.
price ($mm)
$1.05
rev ($mm)
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announced 12/19/2018 via Company Press Release

Gameloft, will acquire FreshPlanet

synopsis: Gameloft, leader in the development and publishing of mobile games, announced an agreement to acquire FreshPlanet, makers of the multi-awarded SongPop games on mobile. In line with Gameloft’s philosophy to provide the best gaming experiences to players of all ages & countries, this acquisition is a new milestone in the company’s expansion strategy.
buyer parent: Vivendi SA
buyer: Gameloft (ENXTPA:GFT:$268.27)
Leader in the development and publishing of mobile games, Gameloft® has established itself as one of the top innovators in its field since 2000. Gameloft creates games for all digital platforms. Gameloft distributes its games in over 100 countries and employs 4,600 people worldwide. "
target: FreshPlanet
FreshPlanet is the maker of the multi-awarded SongPop games on mobile. SongPop and SongPop 2 are the world’s biggest music trivia games which received several awards. These highly social games feature clips from the most popular songs to guess and are extremely fun to play with.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$342
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
announced 9/10/2018 via BNC Analysis

Hugo Games A/S, will acquire 5th Planet Games Inc.

synopsis: Hugo Games is pleased to announce that it has signed a letter of intent to acquire California-based "5th Planet Games". 5th Planet Games is a leading community-focused mobile and browser-based game company. It was founded in 2009 by owner Robert Winkler.
buyer: Hugo Games A/S (OB:HUGO:$0.71)
Hugo Games is an award winning mobile games publisher and developer located in Copenhagen and Nottingham. Established in 2011, Hugo Games has reached millions of players worldwide with titles such as Hugo Troll Race 2, Kick ‘n’ Run and Super Stars Cristiano Ronaldo. "
target: 5th Planet Games Inc.
5th Planet Games is an exciting, young company dedicated to making story driven, content rich games for social and mobile platforms. All applications are developed in-house using proprietary technology while partnering with some of the best companies in the industry.
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closed 9/10/2018 via BNC Analysis

PlayStack Ltd, acquired Hisome

synopsis: PlayStack, a London-based games publisher, has acquired Hisome, a Helsink-based game development studio. Hisome develops social games for iOS and Android devices. The company aims to revolutionize gaming by combining games with messaging and social media.
buyer: PlayStack Ltd
PlayStack is a London-based games publisher. Their mission is to find, fund, and promote the best new games in the industry. PlayStack offers end-to-end funding, publishing expertise, and technologies to help developers build a strong gamer audience and community. "
target: Hisome
Hisome is a Helsink-based game development studio. Hisome develops social games for iOS and Android devices. The company aims to revolutionize gaming by combining games with messaging and social media.
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announced 8/31/2018 via BNC Analysis

Evolable Asia Corp., will acquire Kayac Hanoi Co., Ltd

synopsis: Evolable Asia, a Tokyo-based company that operates three popular online travel portals, will acquire Kayac Hanoi from Kayac, a game development studio in Japan. Kayac Hanoi is a mobile video game development company in Vietnam that focuses on planning, developing and operating casual social games.
buyer: Evolable Asia Corp. (TSE:6191:$47.36)
Evolable Asia is a Tokyo-based company that operates three popular online travel portals. Through their portals the company provides travel and hotel booking services at competitive prices. Over 600 travel sites use their technology to power their own flight, hotel, and tour package searches. "
target parent: KAYAC Inc.
target: Kayac Hanoi Co., Ltd
Kayac Hanoi is a mobile video game development company in Vietnam that focuses on planning, developing and operating casual social games. Their portfolio of games include Stickman Striker, Ninja Legend, and Fantasy Rush.
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announced 6/20/2018 via Company Press Release

funplex, Inc., will acquire ORATTA, Inc.

synopsis: funplex, Inc., a Japanese video game developer that designs and develops social mobile games in various genres, will acquire ORATTA, Inc., a video game developer in Japan. ORATTA develops social mobile games to connect people all over the world. Their portfolio of games include Sengoku Asuka Zero, Dragon Solitaire, Gamera Battle, and more.
buyer parent: Gree, Inc.
buyer: funplex, Inc.
Founded in 2015, funplex, Inc. is a Japanese video game developer. funplex designs and develops social mobile games in various genres. The company's portfolio of games includes over 20 titles in the hack and slash, role playing game, and fantasy genres. "
target: ORATTA, Inc.
Founded in 2010, ORATTA, Inc. is a video game developer in Japan. ORATTA develops social mobile games to connect people all over the world. Their portfolio of games include Sengoku Asuka Zero, Chloris Garden, Dragon Solitaire, Chaos Blade, Soul Saviour, Gamera Battle, and more.
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closed 4/26/2018 via BNC Analysis

Mail.Ru LLC, acquired Bit.Games

synopsis: Russian internet company Mail.ru Group has acquired a 51 percent stake in Bit.Games, a Russian game developer that creates social and mobile games. Bit.Games has launched 11 games across different platforms, and their games attract over 400,000 players per day.
buyer: Mail.Ru LLC (LSE:MAIL:$1,350.66)
Mail.Ru Group develops Internet communications and entertainment services in Russia and globally. The company operates Russian language social networks Vkontakte (VK), Odnoklassniki (OK) and Moi Mir (My World), instant messenger services in Russia — Agent Mail.Ru and ICQ and more. "
target: Bit.Games
Founded in 2002, Bit.Games is a Russian game developer that creates social and mobile games for the most popular platforms. Bit.Games has launched 11 games across different platforms, and their games attract over 400,000 players per day.
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closed 3/14/2018 via BusinessWire

Jam City, acquired Brainz Games

synopsis: Jam City, a global leader in mobile entertainment, providing social gaming experiences for millions of players around the world, announced that it has acquired the assets of Brainz, a Bogota, Colombia-based mobile game developer, including the upcoming action strategy game World War Doh.
buyer: Jam City
Jam City is a global leader in mobile entertainment, providing social gaming experiences for millions of players around the world. They are the go-to studio for Hollywood, having developed immersive, narrative mobile games around iconic entertainment brands including Harry Potter and Family Guy. "
target: Brainz Games
With offices in Bogota and Medellin, Colombia, Brainz Games is the developer of World War Doh, a fast-paced strategy game in which players lead the Commander and his (not entirely willing) band of allies in real-time combat while deploying troop and spell combinations into the battlefield.
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closed 1/22/2020 via BNC Analysis

Stillfront Group AB, acquired Storm8, Inc.

synopsis: Stillfront Group, a market leader in the free-to-play online strategy games genre, has acquired Storm8. A leading mobile game network, Storm8 creates a world of play and discovery. Based in Redwood City, California, Storm8’s network includes over 45 games published across multiple genres—so there is something for everyone.
buyer: Stillfront Group AB (OM:SF:$595.65)
Headquartered in Sweden, Stillfront is a global group of gaming studios and a market leader in the free-to-play online strategy games genre. Their diverse and exciting game portfolio has two common themes; loyal users and long lifecycle games. "
target: Storm8, Inc.
Leading mobile game network, Storm8 creates a world of play and discovery. Based in Redwood City, California, Storm8’s network includes over 45 games published across multiple genres—so there is something for everyone.
price ($mm)
$304
rev ($mm)
$119
EBITDA ($mm)
$62
EV / rev
3.4x
EV / EBITDA
6.6x
announced 1/22/2022 via BNC Analysis

Stillfront Group AB, will acquire 6waves Inc.

synopsis: Swedish game developer Stillfront Group has agreed to acquire Six Waves, a publisher of mobile free-to-play strategy games in Japan. Established in 2008, 6waves is focused on developing mid-core strategy games adapted for Japanese gamers. Its strategy games include Shishinogotoku, Sangokuhaousenki, and Tenchinogotoku.
buyer: Stillfront Group AB (OM:SF:$595.65)
Headquartered in Sweden, Stillfront Group is a leading free-to-play powerhouse of gaming studios. Its diverse and exciting games portfolio has two common themes; loyal users and long lifecycle games. "
target parent: NEXON Co., Ltd.
target: 6waves Inc.
6waves is a leading publisher of independent games on social networks and mobile platforms, partnering with developers all over the world to bring the best games to the millions of users in its gaming network. From its original roots on Facebook, the company has now expanded into iOS and Android.
price ($mm)
$201
rev ($mm)
$85
EBITDA ($mm)
$28
EV / rev
3.5x
EV / EBITDA
10.9x
announced 12/23/2021 via BNC Analysis

KIXEYE, Inc, will acquire Iron Throne: The Firstborn

synopsis: KIXEYE Studios, a Stillfront Group AB studio, has entered into an agreement and acquired the game Rise of Firstborn, although the name changed from Iron Throne: The Firstborn. a popular mobile turn-based strategy game developed and published by Netmarble Corporation.
buyer parent: Stillfront Group AB
buyer: KIXEYE, Inc
KIXEYE, Inc is a leading developer and publisher of massively multiplayer online real-time strategy games (MMORTS) for PC and mobile devices with four live games. Their biggest titles are Battle Pirates, War Commander, and VEGA Conflict. "
target parent: Netmarble
target: Iron Throne: The Firstborn
Iron Throne: The Firstborn (Rise of the Firstborn) is a popular mobile turn-based strategy game developed and published by Netmarble Corporation. Join the epic war on a restless battlefield against players worldwide. Rally with players across the world and lay waste on the battlefield.
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announced 2/1/2021 via Company Press Release

Stillfront Group AB, will acquire Moonfrog Labs Pvt Ltd.

synopsis: Stillfront Group AB has entered into an agreement to acquire 100% of the shares in Moonfrog Labs Private Limited, a rapidly growing independent game studio based in Bangalore, India, focusing on Board and Social Card Games. Moonfrog has an extensive games portfolio including successful titles such as Ludo Club, Jalebi and Teen Patti Gold.
buyer: Stillfront Group AB (OM:SF:$595.65)
Headquartered in Sweden, Stillfront Group is a leading free-to-play powerhouse of gaming studios. Its diverse and exciting games portfolio has two common themes; loyal users and long lifecycle games. "
target: Moonfrog Labs Pvt Ltd.
India-based Moonfrog Labs is a rapidly growing developer and publisher of market-leading Board and Social Card Games. The studio, which was founded in 2013, has an extensive games portfolio of more than 20 games, including successful titles such as Ludo Club, Jalebi and Teen Patti Gold.
price ($mm)
$90*
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announced 12/23/2020 via Company Press Release

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

synopsis: Stillfront Group AB entered into an agreement to acquire 100 percent of the shares in Super Free Games, Inc. (under name change from Super Lucky Casino Inc.), a rapidly growing and profitable US-headquartered gaming company focusing on market-leading Casual games including successful titles such as Word Collect, Word Nut and Trivia Star.
buyer: Stillfront Group AB (OM:SF:$595.65)
Headquartered in Sweden, Stillfront Group is a leading free-to-play powerhouse of gaming studios. Its diverse and exciting games portfolio has two common themes; loyal users and long lifecycle games. "
target: Super Free Games, Inc.
Founded in 2011, Super Free Games (under name change from Super Lucky Casino) is a San Francisco based rapidly growing developer of market leading Casual and Mash-up games. The company possesses a strong portfolio of games, including successful titles such as Word Collect, Word Nut and Trivia Star.
price ($mm)
$150
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announced 12/18/2020 via Company Press Release

Stillfront Group AB, will acquire Sandbox Interactive GmbH

synopsis: Sweden-based Stillfront Group AB, a leading free-to-play powerhouse of gaming studios, will acquire 100 percent of the shares in Sandbox Interactive GmbH, a rapidly growing German gaming company and the developer and publisher of the popular cross-platform free-to-play (F2P) sandbox MMORPG Albion Online.
buyer: Stillfront Group AB (OM:SF:$595.65)
Headquartered in Sweden, Stillfront Group is a leading free-to-play powerhouse of gaming studios. Its diverse and exciting games portfolio has two common themes; loyal users and long lifecycle games. "
target: Sandbox Interactive GmbH
Sandbox Interactive is an ambitious game development studio based in Berlin. The company is the developer and publisher of Albion Online, a cross-platform free-to-play sandbox MMORPG with modern game attributes set in an open medieval fantasy world.
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$154
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closed 10/28/2020 via Company Press Release

Stillfront Group AB, acquired Everguild Limited

synopsis: Stillfront Group AB, a leading free-to-play powerhouse of gaming studios, has acquired 100% of the shares in Everguild Limited, a rapidly growing independent game studio focusing on the digital Collectible Card Games (CCG) genre.
buyer: Stillfront Group AB (OM:SF:$595.65)
Headquartered in Sweden, Stillfront is a global group of gaming studios and a market leader in the free-to-play online strategy games genre. Their diverse and exciting game portfolio has two common themes; loyal users and long lifecycle games. "
target: Everguild Limited
Everguild is an independent game studio operating from UK and Spain, with a particular focus on polished mobile Collectible Card Games.
price ($mm)
$1.38
rev ($mm)
$2
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EV / rev
9.3x
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announced 9/18/2020 via BNC Analysis

Stillfront Group AB, will acquire Nanobit d.o.o.

synopsis: Stockholm-based video games holding company Stillfront Group has announced that it has agreed to acquire Croatian mobile developer-publisher Nanobit. Nanobit's titles primarily encompass lifestyle simulation role playing games (RPGs) targeted at a female audience.
buyer: Stillfront Group AB (OM:SF:$595.65)
Headquartered in Sweden, Stillfront is a global group of gaming studios and a market leader in the free-to-play online strategy games genre. Their diverse and exciting game portfolio has two common themes; loyal users and long lifecycle games. "
target: Nanobit d.o.o.
Nanobit is an award-winning global game development studio based in Zagreb, Croatia with a worldwide reach of millions of players across countries and languages. Their titles primarily encompass lifestyle simulation role playing games (RPGs) targeted at a female audience.
price ($mm)
$103
rev ($mm)
$73
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
2.1x
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announced 4/23/2020 via BNC Analysis

Stillfront Group AB, will acquire Candywriter, LLC

synopsis: Stillfront Group AB, a leading free-to-play powerhouse of gaming studios, announced the signing of an agreement to acquire Candywriter, LLC, a US based mobile games developer and publisher focusing on casual and mash-up games.
buyer: Stillfront Group AB (OM:SF:$595.65)
Headquartered in Sweden, Stillfront is a global group of gaming studios and a market leader in the free-to-play online strategy games genre. Their diverse and exciting game portfolio has two common themes; loyal users and long lifecycle games. "
target: Candywriter, LLC
Candywriter, LLC is a US based mobile games developer and publisher focusing on casual and mash-up games. Candywriter's flagship title is BitLife, an innovative text-based life simulation game. BitLife was among the top 5 most downloaded games on iOS in 2019.
price ($mm)
$74
rev ($mm)
$27
EBITDA ($mm)
$15
EV / rev
7.3x
EV / EBITDA
12.7x
closed 1/22/2020 via BNC Analysis

Stillfront Group AB, acquired Storm8, Inc.

synopsis: Stillfront Group, a market leader in the free-to-play online strategy games genre, has acquired Storm8. A leading mobile game network, Storm8 creates a world of play and discovery. Based in Redwood City, California, Storm8’s network includes over 45 games published across multiple genres—so there is something for everyone.
buyer: Stillfront Group AB (OM:SF:$595.65)
Headquartered in Sweden, Stillfront is a global group of gaming studios and a market leader in the free-to-play online strategy games genre. Their diverse and exciting game portfolio has two common themes; loyal users and long lifecycle games. "
target: Storm8, Inc.
Leading mobile game network, Storm8 creates a world of play and discovery. Based in Redwood City, California, Storm8’s network includes over 45 games published across multiple genres—so there is something for everyone.
price ($mm)
$304
rev ($mm)
$119
EBITDA ($mm)
$62
EV / rev
3.4x
EV / EBITDA
6.6x
announced 6/3/2019 via Company Press Release

Stillfront Group AB, will acquire KIXEYE, Inc

synopsis: Sweden's Stillfront Group AB, a global group of gaming studios and a market leader in the free-to-play online strategy games genre, has entered into an agreement to acquire KIXEYE, Inc. a leading developer and publisher of massively multiplayer online real-time strategy games (MMORTS) for PC and mobile devices.
buyer: Stillfront Group AB (OM:SF:$595.65)
Headquartered in Sweden, Stillfront is a global group of gaming studios and a market leader in the free-to-play online strategy games genre. Their diverse and exciting game portfolio has two common themes; loyal users and long lifecycle games. "
target: KIXEYE, Inc
KIXEYE, Inc is a leading developer and publisher of massively multiplayer online real-time strategy games (MMORTS) for PC and mobile devices with four live games. Their biggest titles are Battle Pirates, War Commander, and VEGA Conflict.
price ($mm)
$90
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 12/12/2018 via GlobeNewswire

Stillfront Group AB, acquired Playa Games

synopsis: Stillfront Group, an independent creator, publisher and distributor of digital games, has acquired Playa Games, one of Germany's leading casual strategy game developer and publishers with five released games and approx. 70 million registered players.
buyer: Stillfront Group AB (OM:SF:$595.65)
Stillfront is an independent creator, publisher and distributor of digital games – with a vision to become one of the leading indie game creators and publishers. Stillfront's games are distributed globally, with their main markets in Sweden, Germany, the United States and MENA. "
target: Playa Games
Playa Games is one of Germany's leading casual strategy game developer and publishers with five released games and approx. 70 million registered players. The Company's flagship title is Shakes & Fidget, a cartoon style massive multiplayer online role-playing game.
price ($mm)
$23
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 9/21/2018 via GlobeNewswire

Stillfront Group AB, acquired Imperia Online JSC

synopsis: Stillfront Group AB announces its acquisition of 100% of the shares in Imperia Online JSC, a leading game developer and publisher in Southeastern Europe with focus on long term gamer relations. Imperia Online is one of the leading game developer and publishers in Southeastern Europe with 25 released games and over 45 million users worldwide.
buyer: Stillfront Group AB (OM:SF:$595.65)
Stillfront is an independent creator, publisher and distributor of digital games – with a vision to become one of the leading indie game creators and publishers. Stillfront's games are distributed globally, with their main markets in Sweden, Germany, the United States and MENA. "
target: Imperia Online JSC
Imperia Online is one of the leading game developer and publishers in Southeastern Europe with 25 released games and over 45 million users worldwide. The Company's flagship title is Imperia Online, a medieval Massively multiplayer online (MMO) strategy game for both browser and mobile platforms.
price ($mm)
$12
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 12/6/2017 via GlobeNewswire

Stillfront Group AB, will acquire Goodgame Studios

synopsis: Stillfront Group, an independent creator, publisher, and distributor of digital games, is to acquire Goodgame Studios, a leading free-to-play, online games development company. They operate across web and mobile platforms and cater to over 300 million registered users worldwide.
buyer: Stillfront Group AB (OM:SF:$595.65)
Stillfront is an independent creator, publisher and distributor of digital games – with a vision to become one of the leading indie game creators and publishers. Stillfront's games are distributed globally, with their main markets in Sweden, Germany, the United States and MENA. "
target: Goodgame Studios
Goodgame Studios is a leading free-to-play, online games development company. They operate across web and mobile platforms and cater to over 300 million registered users worldwide.
price ($mm)
$322
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 7/19/2017 via GlobeNewswire

Stillfront Group AB, acquired OFM Studios GmbH

synopsis: Stillfront Group AB announced the acquisition of 51% of the business OnlineFussballManager.de (OFM). OFM is a very well-established browser-based game in the football manager genre. OFM is one the most successful sports management games in German-speaking countries.
buyer: Stillfront Group AB (OM:SF:$595.65)
Stillfront is an independent creator, publisher and distributor of digital games – with a vision to become one of the leading indie game creators and publishers. Stillfront's games are distributed globally, with their main markets in Sweden, Germany, the United States and MENA. "
target: OFM Studios GmbH
OnlineFussballManager (OFM) is a browser-based sports management game that was released in 2003. OnlineFussballManager is one the most successful sports management games in German-speaking countries.
price ($mm)
$0.73*
rev ($mm)
$1
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
1.1x
EV / EBITDA
announced 5/30/2017 via GlobeNewswire

Stillfront Group AB, will acquire eRepublik Labs Limited

synopsis: Stillfront Group AB announced it will acquire 100% of the shares in eRepublik Labs, an award winning games studio that invents new online gaming worlds. eRepublik Labs develops and publishes the game 'eRepublik.com', a browser based free-to-play strategy game, along with several other online and mobile multiplayer games.
buyer: Stillfront Group AB (OM:SF:$595.65)
Stillfront is an independent creator, publisher and distributor of digital games – with a vision to become one of the leading indie game creators and publishers. Stillfront's games are distributed globally, with their main markets in Sweden, Germany, the United States and MENA. "
target: eRepublik Labs Limited
eRepublik Labs is an award winning games studio that invents new online game worlds. Their first game, eRepublik.com, was a pioneer in online free to play browser games, with over 7 million players since it launched in 2007.
price ($mm)
$8.39
rev ($mm)
$3
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
8.6x
EV / EBITDA
closed 12/16/2016 via GlobeNewswire

Stillfront Group AB, acquired Babil Games LLC

synopsis: Stillfront Group, an independent games developer and games publisher based in Sweden, has acquired Babil Games LLC, a company that develops and publishes mobile games with Arabic content in the Middle East and North Africa region.
buyer: Stillfront Group AB (OM:SF:$595.65)
Stillfront Group is an independent games developer and games publisher with a portfolio of high-quality games that build long player relationships. The Group includes Bytro Labs, Coldwood Interactive, Dorado Games, PowerChallenge and Simutronics. "
target: Babil Games LLC
Babil Games LLC develops and publishes mobile games with Arabic content in the Middle East and North Africa region. The company was founded in 2012 and is based in Dubai, United Arab Emirates with additional offices in and Amman, Jordan.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
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EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 6/21/2016 via GlobeNewswire

Stillfront Group AB, will acquire Simutronics Corporation

synopsis: Stillfront Group AB announced its acquisition of 52.65% of the outstanding shares in Simutronics Corp. Simutronics, based in St Louis, Missouri and founded in 1987, has developed and is operating the MUD-style text-based games GemStone IV and DragonRealms. Further, Simutronics is a well renowned and profitable mobile games developer.
buyer: Stillfront Group AB (OM:SF:$595.65)
Stillfront is an independent creator, publisher and distributor of digital games – with a vision to become one of Europe’s leading indie game creators and publishers. They operate through four near-autonomous subsidiaries: Bytro Labs, Coldwood Interactive, Power Challenge, and Dorado Online Games. "
target: Simutronics Corporation
Simutronics is one of the longest-running independent game development studios in North America. As a leader in massively multiplayer games, they have made persistent worlds that people continue to play today. They’ve also created award-winning mobile titles that have topped the game charts.
price ($mm)
$0.93*
rev ($mm)
$2
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
1.8x
EV / EBITDA
closed 1/22/2020 via BNC Analysis

Stillfront Group AB, acquired Storm8, Inc.

synopsis: Stillfront Group, a market leader in the free-to-play online strategy games genre, has acquired Storm8. A leading mobile game network, Storm8 creates a world of play and discovery. Based in Redwood City, California, Storm8’s network includes over 45 games published across multiple genres—so there is something for everyone.
buyer: Stillfront Group AB (OM:SF:$595.65)
Headquartered in Sweden, Stillfront is a global group of gaming studios and a market leader in the free-to-play online strategy games genre. Their diverse and exciting game portfolio has two common themes; loyal users and long lifecycle games. "
target: Storm8, Inc.
Leading mobile game network, Storm8 creates a world of play and discovery. Based in Redwood City, California, Storm8’s network includes over 45 games published across multiple genres—so there is something for everyone.
price ($mm)
$304
rev ($mm)
$119
EBITDA ($mm)
$62
EV / rev
3.4x
EV / EBITDA
6.6x
announced 12/29/2020 via Company Press Release

Three Gates AB, will acquire gameXcite GmbH

synopsis: Three Gates AB, a game development company in Sweden, will acquire gameXcite GmbH, a German video game publisher and developer that develops PC, console and mobile games. gameXcite aims to create fun and innovative online games. Their key title, Asterix & Friends, is a building strategy game with RPG elements.
buyer: Three Gates AB (NGM:GATE:$2.39)
Three Gates AB is a publicly listed game development company based on the island of Gotland, off the east coast of Sweden. Founded in 2011, Three Gates is a team of experienced professionals, all gathered in a unique location with an unwavering drive and passion for the video game sector. "
target: gameXcite GmbH
gameXcite is a German video game publisher and developer that develops PC, console and mobile games. gameXcite aims to create fun and innovative online games. Their key title, Asterix & Friends, is a building strategy game with RPG elements.
price ($mm)
$1.04
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 6/3/2019 via Company Press Release

Stillfront Group AB, will acquire KIXEYE, Inc

synopsis: Sweden's Stillfront Group AB, a global group of gaming studios and a market leader in the free-to-play online strategy games genre, has entered into an agreement to acquire KIXEYE, Inc. a leading developer and publisher of massively multiplayer online real-time strategy games (MMORTS) for PC and mobile devices.
buyer: Stillfront Group AB (OM:SF:$595.65)
Headquartered in Sweden, Stillfront is a global group of gaming studios and a market leader in the free-to-play online strategy games genre. Their diverse and exciting game portfolio has two common themes; loyal users and long lifecycle games. "
target: KIXEYE, Inc
KIXEYE, Inc is a leading developer and publisher of massively multiplayer online real-time strategy games (MMORTS) for PC and mobile devices with four live games. Their biggest titles are Battle Pirates, War Commander, and VEGA Conflict.
price ($mm)
$90
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 9/21/2018 via GlobeNewswire

Stillfront Group AB, acquired Imperia Online JSC

synopsis: Stillfront Group AB announces its acquisition of 100% of the shares in Imperia Online JSC, a leading game developer and publisher in Southeastern Europe with focus on long term gamer relations. Imperia Online is one of the leading game developer and publishers in Southeastern Europe with 25 released games and over 45 million users worldwide.
buyer: Stillfront Group AB (OM:SF:$595.65)
Stillfront is an independent creator, publisher and distributor of digital games – with a vision to become one of the leading indie game creators and publishers. Stillfront's games are distributed globally, with their main markets in Sweden, Germany, the United States and MENA. "
target: Imperia Online JSC
Imperia Online is one of the leading game developer and publishers in Southeastern Europe with 25 released games and over 45 million users worldwide. The Company's flagship title is Imperia Online, a medieval Massively multiplayer online (MMO) strategy game for both browser and mobile platforms.
price ($mm)
$12
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 2/3/2022 via gamesindustry.biz

Tilting Point, acquired AN Games Co., Ltd.

synopsis: Tilting Point, a leading free-to-play games publisher, has acquired AN Games, a South Korean game developer. AN Games specializes in developing mobile strategy games for global audiences. Their titles include AstroNest, Cosmic Kingdoms, Galactic Heroes, AstroNest - The Beginning, AstroKings, and more.
buyer: Tilting Point
Tilting Point is a next-generation games partner that provides top development studios with capital, expert resources, services, and operational support to scale the success of high-quality free-to-play games. "
target: AN Games Co., Ltd.
AN Games is a South Korean game developer. AN Games specializes in developing mobile strategy games for global audiences. Their titles include AstroNest, Cosmic Kingdoms, Galactic Heroes, AstroNest - The Beginning, AstroKings, and more.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 1/27/2022 via GlobeNewswire

Nexters Inc., will acquire RJ Games LTD

synopsis: International gaming company Nexters Inc. is to acquire RJ Games, a veteran game development studio which has a vast experience in developing social games in various genres - from casual adventure to strategy games.
buyer: Nexters Inc. (GDEV:$384.49)
Nexters is an international game development company which strives to introduce the joy of core gaming experiences to casual players. "
target: RJ Games LTD
Founded in 2013, RJ Games is a veteran game development studio which has a vast experience in developing social games in various genres - from casual adventure to strategy games.
price ($mm)
$15*
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 12/23/2021 via BNC Analysis

KIXEYE, Inc, will acquire Iron Throne: The Firstborn

synopsis: KIXEYE Studios, a Stillfront Group AB studio, has entered into an agreement and acquired the game Rise of Firstborn, although the name changed from Iron Throne: The Firstborn. a popular mobile turn-based strategy game developed and published by Netmarble Corporation.
buyer parent: Stillfront Group AB
buyer: KIXEYE, Inc
KIXEYE, Inc is a leading developer and publisher of massively multiplayer online real-time strategy games (MMORTS) for PC and mobile devices with four live games. Their biggest titles are Battle Pirates, War Commander, and VEGA Conflict. "
target parent: Netmarble
target: Iron Throne: The Firstborn
Iron Throne: The Firstborn (Rise of the Firstborn) is a popular mobile turn-based strategy game developed and published by Netmarble Corporation. Join the epic war on a restless battlefield against players worldwide. Rally with players across the world and lay waste on the battlefield.
price ($mm)
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closed 6/4/2021 via BNC Analysis

Gold Town Games AB, acquired Grand Pike

synopsis: Gold Town Games, a game development company in Sweden, has acquired a 53.3% stake in Grand Pike, a mobile gaming studio in Sweden. Grand Pike aims to create engaging games with high player value. Their first title, Spelldust, is a wizard themed real-time strategy game that allows players to duel each other with spell cards.
buyer: Gold Town Games AB (NGM:GTG MTF:$1.89)
Gold Town Games AB is a game development company based in Skelleftea, Sweden. The company consists of a group of people with solid experience in the free-to-play format for mobile games. The company focuses on sports management games for the two largest mobile platforms iOS and Android. "
target: Grand Pike
Grand Pike is a mobile gaming studio in Sweden. Grand Pike aims to create engaging games with high player value. Their first title, Spelldust, is a wizard themed real-time strategy game that allows players to duel each other with spell cards.
price ($mm)
$1.24*
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 4/14/2021 via Reuters

Nuverse (Hong Kong) Ltd, acquired C4games

synopsis: Nuverse, a video game developer and publisher in Hong Kong, has acquried C4games, a mobile game developer in China. C4games develops high quality role-playing games (RPG) and strategy games that focus on innovation and providing players with enjoyment. Their titles include Red Alert OL, Idle Girl, and I Shall Seal the Heavens.
buyer parent: ByteDance
buyer: Nuverse (Hong Kong) Ltd
Nuverse, based in Hong Kong, is a game development and publishing company for players and developers around the world. They are dedicated to serving gamers worldwide by offering top-tier games, building a global community, and providing fun and inspiring experiences for every gamer. "
target: C4games
C4games is a mobile game developer in China. C4games develops high quality role-playing games (RPG) and strategy games that focus on innovation and providing players with enjoyment. Their titles include Red Alert OL, Idle Girl, and I Shall Seal the Heavens.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 5/9/2019 via BNC Analysis

Scopely, acquired Digit Game Studios

synopsis: Scopely, a global interactive entertainment company and a leading mobile games publisher, has acquired Digit Game Studios, Ireland's largest games developer, home to a talented team and the creator of free-to-play mobile strategy games. Their first game, Kings of the Realm, became a top grossing game in over 50 countries.
buyer: Scopely
Scopely is a global interactive entertainment company and a leading mobile games publisher. With a diverse portfolio of original and beloved franchises, Scopely games are created with world-class partners and provide immersive experiences for millions of casual and core gamers around the world. "
target: Digit Game Studios
Digit Game Studios is Ireland's largest games developer, home to a talented team and the creator of free-to-play mobile strategy games. Their first game, Kings of the Realm, became a top grossing game in over 50 countries.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$400
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
closed 4/10/2019 via Company Press Release

Vespa Inc, acquired Cocoon Games

synopsis: Vespa , a strategy MMO game developer and the creator of "King's Raid", acquired Cocoon Games, the developers behind the mobile strategy game “Song of War”. Both companies are based in South Korea.
buyer: Vespa Inc (KOSDAQ:A299910:$109.59)
Vespa, Inc is a leading game developer based in Seoul, South Korea. They are the creators behind "King’s Raid", a mobile game that’s available on all app stores. "
target: Cocoon Games
Cocoon Games is a mobile game developer based in South Korea. They are the developers behind the strategy game “Song of War”, which is available on all app stores. They are always in the process of developing new games and updating their current projects to keep up with the evolution of gamers.
price ($mm)
$7.30*
rev ($mm)
$0
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
50.7x
EV / EBITDA
closed 10/5/2017 via Company Press Release

Kongregate Inc., acquired Synapse Games

synopsis: Kongregate, the San Francisco based cross platform games publisher and developer, has acquired 100% of Synapse Games. Founded in 2008, Chicago based Synapse Games employs a team of 22 and develops free to play strategy and collectible card games.
buyer parent: Modern Times Group MTG AB
buyer: Kongregate Inc.
Kongregate is a leading mobile & PC game publisher and web gaming portal. Through their publishing program, they work closely with game developers to provide a multitude of services to help great games become even better. "
target: Synapse Games
Synapse Games is exploding onto the mobile gaming market after over eight years experience making social games. They are a fun but fast-paced team, working on several deeply strategic multiplayer games. They push for the extra mile at all times to get as much polish into each of their games.
price ($mm)
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EBITDA ($mm)
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closed 10/3/2016 via BNC Analysis

Mail.Ru LLC, acquired Pixonic LLC

synopsis: Mail.Ru, one of Russia’s top internet companies, has acquired developer Pixonic. The studio’s War Robots, a strategy game featuring legged combat vehicles for iOS and Android, is a major hit in globally.
buyer: Mail.Ru LLC (LSE:MAIL:$1,350.66)
Mail.Ru Group develops Internet communications and entertainment services in Russia and globally. Today, the company operates Russian language social networks Vkontakte (VK), Odnoklassniki (OK) and Moi Mir (My World), instant messenger services in Russia — Agent Mail.Ru and ICQ and more. "
target: Pixonic LLC
Mobile game developer Pixonic, based in Moscow, is known for War Robots, a strategy game featuring legged combat vehicles for iOS and Android.
price ($mm)
$20
rev ($mm)
$6
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
4.8x
EV / EBITDA
announced 11/1/2022 via BNC Analysis

NetFlix, will acquire Spry Fox LLC

synopsis: Netflix will acquire independent game developer Spry Fox, which will become its sixth in-house games studio. Spry Fox is currently developing Cozy Grove 2 and a still unannounced “larger, non-violent massively multiplayer online game."
buyer: NetFlix (NFLX:$29,697.84)
Netflix is one the world's leading entertainment services with 221 million paid memberships in over 190 countries enjoying TV series, documentaries, feature films and mobile games across a wide variety of genres and languages. "
target: Spry Fox LLC
Spry Fox is an award-winning independent studio focused on cozy, original games. Their games include Cozy Grove, Alphabear and Alphabear 2, Bushido Bear, Road Not Taken, and Triple Town.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
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closed 7/1/2022 via BusinessWire

Blizzard Entertainment, acquired Proletariat

synopsis: Blizzard Entertainment has closed the acquisition of Boston-based Proletariat, an award-winning independent game developer with the mission to create games that change the way communities play together.
buyer parent: Activision Blizzard
buyer: Blizzard Entertainment
Blizzard Entertainment, Inc. is an American video game developer and publisher. Blizzard created several successful video games, including the Warcraft sequels, StarCraft, and Diablo series, and the MMORPG World of Warcraft. "
target: Proletariat
Founded in 2012 in Boston, MA, by a group of game-industry veterans from Harmonix, Turbine, and Insomniac, Proletariat is an award-winning independent game developer with the mission to create games that change the way communities play together.
price ($mm)
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announced 4/13/2022 via PR Newswire

Planet Green Holdings Corp., will acquire Allinyson Ltd

synopsis: Planet Green Holdings Corp., a modern technology enterprise in China with holdings in a variety of markets, will acquire Allinyson Ltd., a video game development company incorporated in the State of Colorado and owns subsidiaries in Hong Kong and China. Allinyson develops and operates online games.
buyer: Planet Green Holdings Corp. (PLAG:$37.77)
Planet Green Holdings Corp. is a modern technology enterprise in China with holdings in a variety of markets. Planet Green Holdings Corp. nurtures its businesses with corporate principles of honesty, integrity, and innovation. Their companies are involved in tea production and SaaS solutions. "
target: Allinyson Ltd
Allinyson is a video game development company incorporated in the State of Colorado and owns subsidiaries in Hong Kong and China.. Allinyson develops and operates online games.
price ($mm)
$6.45
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 4/29/2020 via Yahoo, Inc.

7Road, will acquire LOCOJOY Inc.

synopsis: 7Road, a top developer and an international distributor of web games and mobile games, is to acquire LOCOJOY Inc., a company that engages in developing games across iOS, Android, and Flash in Chinese, English, Japanese, Korean, Spanish, and Arabic, among others. Both companies are based in China.
buyer: 7Road (SEHK:797:$28.64)
Founded in 2008 and headquartered in Shenzhen's NanShan Science and Technology Park, 7Road is a top developer and an international distributor of web games and mobile games. As a pioneer in expanding the global gaming market, 7Road is the top 1 grossing company in the browser game market. "
target: LOCOJOY Inc.
LOCOJOY Inc. engages in developing games across iOS, Android, and Flash in Chinese, English, Japanese, Korean, Spanish, and Arabic, among others. The company was founded in 2011 and is based in Beijing, China.
price ($mm)
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EBITDA ($mm)
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closed 7/24/2019 via BNC Analysis

Media and Games Invest plc, acquired gamigo AG

synopsis: Media and Games Invest, a German strategic investment-holding, that focuses on a buy, build, and sell strategy of fast-growing companies, has acquired majority interest in gamigo AG, a German company that has developed into one of the leading publishers of online and mobile games in Europe and North America.
buyer: Media and Games Invest plc (XTRA:M8G:$279.92)
Media and Games Invest plc (MGI) is a German strategic investment-holding, that focuses on a buy, build, and sell strategy of fast-growing companies. The MGI portfolio companies are growing via acquisitions plus organic growth and new technologies. "
target: gamigo AG
Headquartered in Germany, Gamigo has developed into one of the leading publishers of online and mobile games in Europe and North America. Gamigo grows via organic growth as well as through acquisitions and has made acquisitions in games, media, technology companies and individual game assets.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$61
EBITDA ($mm)
$5
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
0.0x
closed 3/27/2019 via BNC Analysis

Kabam, Inc., acquired Riposte Games & Co

synopsis: Kabam, a Vancouver based world leader of developing entertaining, immersive, and highly social multiplayer games for mobile devices, has acquired Riposte Games & Co, a Montreal based company that has emerged as a development powerhouse for mid core free to play games on mobile, PC, and Web.
buyer parent: Netmarble
buyer: Kabam, Inc.
Kabam is a world leader of developing entertaining, immersive, and highly social multiplayer games for mobile devices. They merge consumer behavior with the art of game design to create experiences that are enjoyed by millions of players across the globe. "
target: Riposte Games & Co
Founded in 2014, Riposte Games & Co (formerly Cloudcade Canada) has emerged as a development powerhouse for mid core free to play games on mobile, PC, and Web.
price ($mm)
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closed 11/28/2018 via gamesindustry.biz

Wargaming Group Limited, acquired Edge Case Games

synopsis: Wargaming, an online game developer and publisher headquartered in Nicosia, Cyprus, has acquired Edge Case Games, a UK-based video game developer. Edge Case Games's first game, Fracture Space, is an online team-based space combat game. The game provides tactical and explosive battles that feature large spaceships battling on a galactic stage.
buyer: Wargaming Group Limited
Wargaming is an award-winning online game developer and publisher headquartered in Nicosia, Cyprus. One of the leaders in the free-to-play MMO market, the company delivers authentic gaming experiences and services across PC, console and mobile platforms. "
target: Edge Case Games
Edge Case Games is a UK-based video game developer. The studio's first game, Fracture Space, is an online team-based space combat game. The game provides tactical and explosive battles that feature large, several kilometer-long spaceships battling on a galactic stage.
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EBIT ($mm)
$8.19
Net Income ($mm)
$8.17
Employees
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Ticker: OTCPK:FRZT
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Freeze Tag, Inc.
Freeze Tag, Inc.
Freeze Tag, Inc. is a leading creator of mobile social games that are fun and engaging for all ages. Players can download and enjoy their games for free, or they can purchase virtual items and additional features within the game to increase the fun factor.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$0.12
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
($0.64)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
10
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Ticker: OTCPK:CLIS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
ClickStream Corporation
ClickStream Corporation
ClickStream is a technology company focused on developing apps and digital platforms that disrupt conventional industries. ClickStream's WinQuik is a free-to-play synchronized mobile app and digital gaming platform that allows users to compete in quiz type games to win real money and prizes.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
($2.96)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
2
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Ticker: TSE:2432
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
DeNA Global, Inc.
DeNA Global, Inc.
DeNA is the global leader in mobile internet entertainment. DeNA develops and operates a broad range of mobile and online services including games, e-commerce and entertainment content distribution.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$1,148.98
EBITDA ($mm)
$205.30
EBIT ($mm)
$103.13
Net Income ($mm)
$73.77
Employees
2475
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Ticker:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tangelo Games
Tangelo Games
Tangelo's team of gaming experts committed to deliver cutting-edge, future ready, scalable gaming assets to the marketplace. This translates into a collection of fun, casual, casino themed games that are free to play and generate revenue primarily through the in-game/in-app sale of virtual coins.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$11.56
EBITDA ($mm)
($2.63)
EBIT ($mm)
($2.62)
Net Income ($mm)
$0.40
Employees
35
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Ticker: NYSE:RBLX
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
ROBLOX
ROBLOX
Roblox’s mission is to build a human co-experience platform that enables shared experiences among billions of users. Roblox enables anyone to imagine, create, and have fun with friends as they explore millions of immersive 3D experiences, all built by a global community of developers.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$1,919.18
EBITDA ($mm)
($325.78)
EBIT ($mm)
($390.62)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
1600
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Ticker: KOSDAQ:A299910
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Vespa Inc
Vespa Inc
Vespa, Inc is a leading game developer based in Seoul, South Korea. They are the creators behind "King’s Raid", a mobile game that’s available on all app stores.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$109.59
EBITDA ($mm)
$25.02
EBIT ($mm)
$24.85
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
0
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Ticker: KOSDAQ:A060240
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Longtu Korea Inc.
Longtu Korea Inc.
Longtu Korea Inc. is an Android game developer that has been active since 2015. The current app portfolio contains 4 games. Longtu Korea is known for its popular mobile MMORPG Sword and Magic.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$53.10
EBITDA ($mm)
$4.05
EBIT ($mm)
$0.42
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
77
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Ticker: GDEV
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Nexters Inc.
Nexters Inc.
Nexters is an international game development company which strives to introduce the joy of core gaming experiences to casual players.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$384.49
EBITDA ($mm)
($27.85)
EBIT ($mm)
($28.06)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
661
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Ticker: WSE:TEN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ten Square Games
Ten Square Games
Ten Square Games is a Polish mobile game developer. Ten Square Games focuses on delivering F2P games for all major global platforms with a special focus on simulation hobby games. Their games simulate fishing and hunting. They also develop match3, puzzle, farming, and battle games.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$172.40
EBITDA ($mm)
$50.20
EBIT ($mm)
$50.11
Net Income ($mm)
$44.31
Employees
147
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Ticker: TSX:EAGR
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
East Side Games
East Side Games
East Side Games Group (formerly operating under the name LEAF Mobile Inc.) is a leading free-to-play mobile game group, creating engaging games that produce enduring player loyalty.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$73.90
EBITDA ($mm)
$3.66
EBIT ($mm)
($1.05)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
170
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Ticker: OM:MAGI
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
MAG Interactive
MAG Interactive is a leading mobile developer and publisher of casual mobile games in Sweden. MAG Interactive creates quality experiences that make players want to come back for more. Their portfolio of games include Ruzzle, Word Domination, Wordbrain, Paint Hit, Quiz Duel, and more.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$29.50
EBITDA ($mm)
($1.53)
EBIT ($mm)
($2.23)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
92
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Ticker: HLSE:NXTGMS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Next Games Oy
Next Games Oy
Next Games is a mobile game developer focused on creating visually impressive, highly engaging games. Their mission is to be a trendsetter in developing engaging and social mobile games based on entertainment franchises, such as movies TV shows and books.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$27.85
EBITDA ($mm)
($4.31)
EBIT ($mm)
($6.08)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
112
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Ticker: NGM:QIIWI
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Qiiwi Interactive
Qiiwi Interactive
Qiiwi is a developer of games for mobile platforms like iOS and Android. The company's current operations started in 2012 and the company is based in Alingsås, Sweden. A common denominator for Qiiwi's games is that they are knowledge games and are based on some form of problem solving.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$10.56
EBITDA ($mm)
($0.69)
EBIT ($mm)
($0.88)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
58
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Ticker: ASX:AB1
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Animoca Brands
Animoca Brands is a mobile game publisher and developer. Animoca Brands develops and publishes great mobile games based on globally loved popular brands like Garfield, Ben10, Doraemon, Ultraman and Astro Boy. The company's games have been downloaded over 280 million times.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$8.69
EBITDA ($mm)
($3.50)
EBIT ($mm)
($3.73)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
70
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Ticker: OM:SF
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Stillfront Group AB
Stillfront Group is an independent games developer and games publisher with a portfolio of high-quality games that build long player relationships. The Group includes Bytro Labs, Coldwood Interactive, Dorado Games, PowerChallenge and Simutronics.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$595.65
EBITDA ($mm)
$155.59
EBIT ($mm)
$108.00
Net Income ($mm)
$63.10
Employees
1256
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Ticker: KOSDAQ:A299910
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Vespa Inc
Vespa Inc
Vespa, Inc is a leading game developer based in Seoul, South Korea. They are the creators behind "King’s Raid", a mobile game that’s available on all app stores.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$109.59
EBITDA ($mm)
$25.02
EBIT ($mm)
$24.85
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
0
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Ticker: SEHK:700
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tencent Holdings Ltd.
Tencent Holdings Ltd.
Tencent Holdings Limited is an investment holding company involved in providing internet and mobile value-added services (VAS), online advertising services and e-commerce transactions services
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$83,589.72
EBITDA ($mm)
$26,174.19
EBIT ($mm)
$18,482.87
Net Income ($mm)
$33,551.52
Employees
116213
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Ticker: NTES
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
NetEase, Inc.
NetEase, Inc.
NetEase, Inc. is a leading internet technology company in China. Dedicated to providing online services centered around content, community, communication and commerce, NetEase develops some of China’s most popular PC-client and mobile games, e-commerce businesses, advertising and e-mail services.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$12,714.77
EBITDA ($mm)
$2,858.13
EBIT ($mm)
$2,382.70
Net Income ($mm)
$2,446.53
Employees
32064
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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: KOSDAQ:A095660
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Neowiz
Neowiz
Neowiz is a South Korean online game publisher. Neowiz develops and publishes games of all styles and sizes on a variety of platforms. Their lineup includes first-person shooters, sports games, RPGs and countless other genres. Their titles include Bless Unleashed, Brown Dust, DJMAX Respect and more.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$257.19
EBITDA ($mm)
$60.45
EBIT ($mm)
$52.30
Net Income ($mm)
$39.93
Employees
527
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Ticker: BSE:532619
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
UTV Software Communications Limited
UTV Software Communications Limited
UTV Software Communications Ltd. is a leading media and entertainment company in India reaching more than 247 million consumers with a presence in motion pictures, television and interactive media.
year
2012
rev ($mm)
$187.54
EBITDA ($mm)
$15.85
EBIT ($mm)
$14.24
Net Income ($mm)
$4.48
Employees
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Ticker: JASDAQ:3758
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Aeria Inc.
Aeria Inc.
Aeria Inc. primarily engages in IT services and the delivery of online games. The company also provides game software development, business systems development, and data center services. In addition, it involves in temporary staffing and real estate leasing operations.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$186.90
EBITDA ($mm)
$31.84
EBIT ($mm)
$28.09
Net Income ($mm)
$22.06
Employees
347
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Ticker: SZSE:30005
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Shenzhen ZQGame Co., Ltd.
Shenzhen ZQGame Co., Ltd.
ZQGame, Inc. is an online gaming company driven to create compelling entertainment experiences across online, mobile, and tablet platforms for the hardcore gamer.
year
2013
rev ($mm)
$51.93
EBITDA ($mm)
$10.47
EBIT ($mm)
$8.19
Net Income ($mm)
$8.17
Employees
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Ticker: SZSE:30031
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ourpalm Co.,Ltd
Ourpalm Co.,Ltd
Ourpalm was founded in Beijing in 2004 as a government licensed telecommunications and service provider. Early beginnings in web and mobile content have since evolved and secured Ourpalm a place as one of China's leading web and mobile game developer, publisher and operator of today.
year
2013
rev ($mm)
$42.29
EBITDA ($mm)
$13.99
EBIT ($mm)
$12.76
Net Income ($mm)
$15.64
Employees
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Ticker: TSE:3659
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
NEXON Co., Ltd.
NEXON Co., Ltd.
Based in Japan, NEXON Co. is a global leader in online games, with more than 100 live games operated across more than 190 countries. Nexon pioneered micro-transactions and the free-to-play business model, and is widely credited with unmatched global expertise in sophisticated live game operations.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$2,372.01
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,035.14
EBIT ($mm)
$970.78
Net Income ($mm)
$1,059.35
Employees
6441
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Ticker: KOSE:A251270
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Netmarble
Netmarble Games Corp. strives to entertain audiences of all ages, and around the world, by providing great mobile gaming experiences. Established in Korea in 2000, Netmarble is the fastest-growing mobile game company in Asia and consistently ranks as a top mobile developer and publisher worldwide.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$2,001.98
EBITDA ($mm)
$245.18
EBIT ($mm)
$150.44
Net Income ($mm)
$195.54
Employees
789
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Ticker:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
KRAFTON, Inc.
KRAFTON, Inc.
KRAFTON is a South Korean game development company. KRAFTON creates games for PC and mobile devices through it's various game studios. They are best known for PUBG: BATTLEGROUNDS, a battle royal shooter. The company also develops and publishes MMORPGs and mobile games.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$1,437.15
EBITDA ($mm)
$539.02
EBIT ($mm)
$487.55
Net Income ($mm)
$396.08
Employees
1597
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Ticker: TSE:3632
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Gree, Inc.
Gree, Inc.
GREE develops games at its studios in Japan, North America, and South Korea, producing high-ranking titles in the app markets of each region. The company was founded in 2004.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$703.90
EBITDA ($mm)
$97.60
EBIT ($mm)
$85.11
Net Income ($mm)
$42.53
Employees
1416
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Ticker: NasdaqGS:BILI
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Bilibili Inc.
Bilibili Inc.
Bilibili represents the iconic brand of online entertainment with a mission to enrich the everyday life of young generations in China. Bilibili is a full-spectrum online entertainment world covering a wide array of genres and media formats, including videos, live broadcasting and mobile games.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$537.71
EBITDA ($mm)
($23.79)
EBIT ($mm)
($72.85)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
1903
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