Like Verve Wireless

announced 1/23/2020 via PR Newswire

gamigo AG, will acquire Verve Wireless

synopsis: gamigo AG, one of the leading publishers of online and mobile games in Europe and North America, will acquire Verve Wireless, Inc., a leading mobile data platform for location-based programmatic video and display marketing. Verve empowers marketers to identify, reach, and engage consumers with compelling mobile advertising experiences.
buyer parent: Media and Games Invest plc
buyer: gamigo AG (WKN:A1TNJY:$0.00)
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. "
target: Verve Wireless
Verve is a location-based mobile marketing platform that connects advertisers with consumers to deliver successful business outcomes. They empower marketers to identify, reach, and engage consumers with compelling mobile advertising experiences.
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closed 5/8/2019 via PR Newswire

Pareteum Corporation, acquired Devicescape

synopsis: Pareteum Corporation, a rapidly growing global cloud software communications platform company, has acquired Devicescape, the San Francisco-based mobile location and engagement solutions provider. The Devicescape software solution triggers alerts when devices enter venues, allowing Pareteum customers to deliver location-specific mobile engagements.
buyer: Pareteum Corporation (TEUM:$32.44)
Pareteum's Global Cloud Communications Platform connects millions of people and devices around the world, enhancing their mobile experience. Pareteum brings secure, ubiquitous, scalable, and seamlessly available voice, video, SMS/text messaging, and data, media and content enablement to customers. "
target: Devicescape
Devicescape uses the world's largest Wi-Fi beacon network to deliver the power of high-accuracy consumer presence detection to app and SDK publishers. With independent reach into millions of places of interest, Devicescape presence awareness creates monetization and value-add opportunities.
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closed 6/27/2018 via Company Press Release

GK Software AG, acquired Valuephone GmbH

synopsis: GK Software, a leading store solution provider to Europe’s largest retailers, has taken over valuephone GmbH. Valuephone is a leading provider of mobile couponing, mobile payment and mobile loyalty services in Germany.
buyer: GK Software AG (DB:GKS:$109.94)
GK Software AG has become the leading store solution provider to Europe’s largest retailers with stores around the globe. Currently in over 40 countries, GK Software continues to expand along with their customers throughout Europe, Asia, Africa and North America. "
target: Valuephone GmbH
Valuephone is a leading provider of mobile couponing, mobile payment and mobile loyalty services in Germany. The software company develops innovative applications for mobile marketing and loyalty management for a variety of retail and other businesses.
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closed 6/1/2017 via BusinessWire

Quotient Technology Inc., acquired Crisp Mobile

synopsis: Quotient Technology Inc., a leading digital promotions, media and analytics company that connects brands, retailers and shoppers, announced that it has completed its acquisition of mobile marketing and advertising company Crisp Media, Inc., which does business as Crisp Mobile.
buyer: Quotient Technology Inc. (QUOT:$424.68)
Quotient Technology is a leading digital promotion, media and analytics company that connects brands, retailers and consumers. They distribute digital coupons and media through a variety of products, including digital paperless coupons, digital printable coupons, coupon codes and card-linked offers."
target: Crisp Mobile
Crisp has over 15 years’ experience in delivering marketer content via mobile devices. Crisp’s exclusive focus on the Retail and CPG markets means that only Crisp has both the deep vertical knowledge and the proven ability to activate shoppers on the device they use most often: their mobile phone.
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announced 4/27/2017 via BNC Analysis

Invigor Group Limited, will acquire Sprooki

synopsis: Leading big data solutions company Invigor Group Limited has signed a Share Purchase Agreement for the acquisition of Sprooki Pte Limited, a Singapore based group with comprehensive mobile and digital engagement capabilities.
buyer: Invigor Group Limited (ASX:IVO:$1.61)
Invigor Group Limited is an Australian company that develops a range of solutions to help measure and influence the consumer purchase journey, turning insights into revenue. "
target: Sprooki
Sprooki is revolutionising retail as Asia's pioneer in location-based retail solutions. Sprooki provides Asia’s largest malls and retail groups with a white-label engagement and commerce platform specifically designed for today's connected shoppers.
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closed 3/3/2016 via BNC Analysis

PowaTag, acquired PowaTag

synopsis: PowaTag, an app for buying products by taking photos of adverts with a smartphone, has been sold to a consortium led by Ben White, a director of Powa Technologies.
buyer: PowaTag
Ben White is a director of Powa Technologies who was appointed in January 2016. "
target parent: POWA Technologies Ltd.
target: PowaTag
PowaTag is an app for buying products by taking photos of adverts with a smartphone. PowaTag transforms consumer shopping behaviour by eliminating the wait between impulse and purchase online or offline.
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closed 11/4/2015 via BNC Analysis

Software Paradigms International, acquired BestFit Mobile, LLC

synopsis: Software Paradigms International Group, LLC, an award winning products and service provider for retailers around the world, announced the completion of its acquisition of BestFit Mobile™, a leading mobile strategy and implementation firm and the developer of enterprise ready iBeacon based customer engagement products.
buyer: Software Paradigms International
Software Paradigms International (SPI), founded in 1994, is an award winning products and service provider for retailers worldwide. SPI offers complete Retail IT solutions including custom application development, implementation, integration, and analytics. "
target: BestFit Mobile, LLC
Founded in 2009 and headquartered in Austin, Texas, BestFit Mobile is a mobile strategy, design, and implementation firm and widely-recognized leader in Bluetooth Smart based solutions. It’s ProxDK™ is an iBeacon licensed proximity development platform for building micro-location enabled solutions.
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announced 7/23/2015 via Company Press Release

Stanfield Funds Management Limited, will acquire Sprooki

synopsis: Sprooki, a company that provides Asia’s largest malls and retailers with a location-based mobile engagement platform, announced that they have entered into a Share Purchase Agreement for the sale of the business to Stanfield Funds Management Limited, a listed Funds Management Company.
buyer: Stanfield Funds Management Limited (ASX:SFN:$0.07)
Stanfield Funds Management Ltd is a listed Funds Management Company on the Australian Stock Market (ASX code SFN). Stanfield specialises in funds management advisory services, diversified investment and asset management in the Asian region. "
target: Sprooki
Sprooki provides Asia’s largest malls and retailers with a location-based mobile engagement platform they can use on a daily basis to win more consumers where and when they choose to shop.
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closed 3/24/2021 via BNC Analysis

Hownd, acquired PoweredLocal

synopsis: Hownd®, a technology company that generates effortless foot traffic and revenue for brick and mortar merchants, has acquired PoweredLocal, an Australian provider of mesh WiFi solutions that convert real-world visitors into digital profiles complete with contact information to drive ongoing engagement and repeat visits.
buyer: Hownd
Hownd is a proven, automated, effortless, and pay-only-for-results foot traffic and revenue-generation platform. It creates profitable customer visits for local brick & mortar retail businesses by delivering their promotional offers to existing and new nearby consumers. "
target: PoweredLocal
PoweredLocal, based in Australia, uses their free WiFi Access Point Hub, so their clients can can help their customers connect to their clients own branded free WiFI connection. In order to get online, they Check In on Facebook or provide other forms of social login data.
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closed 12/2/2015 via Company Press Release

Fishbowl Marketing, acquired CLYP Technologies

synopsis: Fishbowl, the leading provider of a marketing and guest analytics platform to the restaurant industry, announced the acquisition of CLYP Technologies, a next generation mobile automation firm with a strong presence in retail.
buyer: Fishbowl Marketing
Fishbowl helps restaurants leverage data to drive predictable sales growth. Fishbowl's closed loop restaurant marketing SaaS platform is highly scalable and ingests data quickly from various sources, including email, SMS, social, online ordering, loyalty programs, reservations, and more. "
target: CLYP Technologies
CLYP Technologies is a next generation mobile automation firm with a strong presence in retail. CLYP integrates customer intelligence, a content relevancy engine and personalization to deliver full marketing automation across mobile devices, while offering real time messaging and mobile loyalty.
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closed 10/3/2018 via BNC Analysis

Moka, acquired GetFocus

synopsis: Moka, a provider of end-to-end POS and payment solutions in Indonesia, has acquired GetFocus, an Indian company that provides an indoor positioning solution for app developers. GetFocus' solution provides accurate indoor insights and location analytics that can track app downloads, usage patterns and frequently visited places.
buyer: Moka
Moka provides an end-to-end POS and payment solution that caters to small and medium businesses in Indonesia. The service includes an Android/iOS app used by store cashiers and a web back-office that allows store owners to access data such as sales reports, inventory, and customer feedback. "
target: GetFocus
GetFocus is an Indian company that provides an indoor positioning solution for app developers. Their SDK can easily integrate into apps and provides developers with accurate indoor insights. Their location analytics can track app downloads, usage patterns and frequently visited places.
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announced 7/12/2019 via BNC Analysis

Blancco Technology Group plc, will acquire Inhance Technology

synopsis: Blancco Technology Group, the industry standard in data erasure and mobile device diagnostics, announced it has agreed to acquire mobile device diagnostics solution provider, Inhance Technology. Its diagnostic solution is a retail focused, app-based solution experience that enables consumers to easily establish a trade in value for their handset.
buyer: Blancco Technology Group plc (AIM:BLTG:$36.99)
Blancco is the industry standard in data erasure and mobile device diagnostics. Blancco data erasure solutions provide thousands of organisations with the tools they need to add an additional layer of security to their endpoint security policies through secure erasure of IT assets. "
target: Inhance Technology
Inhance Technology provides a mobile diagnostic product. The diagnostic solution is a retail focused, app-based solution experience that enables consumers to easily establish a trade in value for their handset and complete a trade in transaction without having to visit a retail store.
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$5.73
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announced 10/13/2015 via PR Newswire

RetailNext, Inc., will acquire Pikato, Inc.

synopsis: RetailNext Inc., the worldwide expert and leader in retail analytics for brick-and-mortar stores, announced it has acquired Pikato, a Chicago-based company whose cloud-based software transforms retail mobile marketing channels into personal, one-to-one interactions between retailers and shoppers.
buyer: RetailNext, Inc.
RetailNext is the worldwide market leader and expert in retail analytics for brick-and-mortar retail, delivering real-time analytics that enable retailers and manufacturers to collect, analyze, and visualize in-store data. "
target: Pikato, Inc.
Pikato is a turnkey, white-label platform for delivering contextual, hyper-personalized shopping experiences via any mobile channel. With Pikato, retailers can provide individualized, time-sensitive offers, coupons and product information within their existing brand and mobile assets.
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closed 9/15/2014 via PR Newswire

SmartFocus, acquired TagPoints

synopsis: SmartFocus has acquired Beacon technology specialist TagPoints. TagPoints provides detailed in-store tracking and proximity marketing capabilities. Their products include the TagPoints App, TagCampaign and TagBeacon.
buyer: SmartFocus (GB:STF:$13.91)
SmartFocus is a leading international marketing software company that empowers marketers with the intelligence to drive high performance multi channel campaigns and more valuable customer relationships. "
target: TagPoints
TagPoints is a proximity marketing and loyalty platform that has been taking the retail world by storm. TagPoints provides detailed in-store tracking and proximity marketing capabilities.
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closed 7/31/2013 via BNC Analysis

Yahoo! Inc., acquired Lexity

synopsis: Yahoo has just acquired e-commerce app platform Lexity. Lexity is the one-stop-shop of Ecommerce services for SMBs. Lexity Commerce Central is the PaaS cloud platform for Ecommerce, and comes with its own App Store that makes it easy for online retailers to add apps that range from Analytics to Pinterest management, with a single click.
buyer: Yahoo! Inc. (YHOO:$5,409.25)
Yahoo! Inc. is the premier digital media company, creating deeply personal digital experiences that keep more than half a billion people connected to what matters most to them, across devices and around the globe. "
target: Lexity
Lexity is the one-stop-shop of Ecommerce services for SMBs. Lexity Commerce Central is the PaaS cloud platform for Ecommerce, and comes with its own App Store that makes it easy for online retailers to add apps that range from Analytics to Pinterest management, with a single click.
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announced 2/7/2018 via Reuters

AU Optronics Corp., will acquire ComQi Inc.

synopsis: AU Optronics Corporation, a Taiwanese company that is engaged in the design, development, and production of liquid crystal displays and other flat panel displays, will acquire ComQi. ComQi is a company in New York that provides cloud-based Shopper Engagement Technology that influences consumers at the point of decision.
buyer: AU Optronics Corp. (TSEC:2409:$8,954.06)
AU Optronics Corporation (AUO) is Taiwanese company that is engaged in the design, development, production, assembly and marketing of thin film transistor liquid crystal displays and other flat panel displays. "
target: ComQi Inc.
ComQi is a company in New York that provides cloud-based Shopper Engagement Technology that influences consumers at the point of decision, in-store, using all digital touch-points: digital signage, mobile, video, touch, web, and social networks.
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$28
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closed 4/16/2015 via BNC Analysis

AcuityBrands, acquired ByteLight

synopsis: Acuity Brands, Inc. announced it has acquired the patent portfolio and all other intellectual property rights, of ByteLight, Inc., a provider of indoor location software for LED lighting. ByteLight's LED lighting platforms provides retailers with a method of delivering digital content to shoppers.
buyer: AcuityBrands (AYI:$3,672.70)
Acuity Brands, Inc. is a North American market leader and one of the world's leading providers of lighting solutions for both indoor and outdoor applications. Acuity Brands is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia and operates through North America, Europe, and Asia. "
target: ByteLight
ByteLight provides indoor location software for LED lighting. By leveraging existing LED lighting infrastructure, ByteLight’s software provides a low-cost way for pushing hyper-targeted digital content to shoppers and associates within a retail store.
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closed 6/11/2020 via PR Web

Bloom Intelligence, acquired SuperFi

synopsis: Bloom Intelligence, an enterprise WiFi marketing & customer analytics platform for restaurants and retail, has acquired SuperFi, a WiFi marketing company that provides professional email marketing services with advanced segmentation and analytics. SuperFi offers solutions for custom email campaigns, branded WiFi splash pages, and more.
buyer: Bloom Intelligence
Bloom Intelligence is an enterprise WiFi marketing & customer analytics platform for restaurants and retail. Bloom Intelligence helps their clients to understand customer behavior, personalize a customer’s experience, save at-risk customers, build online reviews, and increase customers’ frequency. "
target: SuperFi
SuperFi is a WiFi marketing company that provides professional email marketing services with advanced segmentation and analytics. SuperFi helps brick & mortar businesses take their guest WiFi to the next level. Their solutions include custom email campaigns, branded WiFi splash pages, and more.
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closed 7/29/2019 via Company Press Release

Trax Image Recognition, acquired Planorama

synopsis: Planorama, a French company that leverages cutting-edge technologies to help clients in the retail industry, match in-store reality with their expectations, has been acquired by Trax, a Singapore-based leading provider of computer vision solutions and analytics for retail.
buyer: Trax Image Recognition
Singapore-based Trax is the leading provider of computer vision solutions and analytics for retail. They enable tighter execution controls in-store and provide clients with the ability to leverage competitive insights through its in-store execution tools, market measurement and analytics services. "
target: Planorama
Headquartered in France, Planorama is leading the game in image recognition for retail. They leverage cutting-edge technologies to help clients in the retail industry, match in-store reality with their expectations, by relying on deep learning, a technique modelled on how the human brain works.
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closed 7/24/2019 via BNC Analysis

Business Insight 3, acquired Business Insight 3

synopsis: Preston-based Business Insight 3, a UK company that supplies cutting edge but proven technology to the security industry and offers a web based reporting platform for retailers that provides users with instant and relevant store metrics, has been has undergone a management buyout by director Glen Higson.
buyer: Business Insight 3
Glen Higson is the founder and Managing Director of Bi3. He has over 30 years of experience in CCTV and has worked for some of the biggest names in the security industry. "
target: Business Insight 3
Headquartered in the UK, Bi3 supplies cutting edge but proven technology to the security industry. Bi3 also has a web based reporting platform for retailers that provides users with instant and relevant store metrics on which key business decisions can be based and marketing effectiveness measured.
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closed 5/19/2021 via BNC Analysis

Verve Group, Inc., acquired Beemray

synopsis: Verve Group, a privacy-first omnichannel ad platform, has acquired Beemray Qy, a leading data platform in Finland. Beemray improves the way brands, media and advertising systems interact with people through relevant advertising. Their AI-powered platform enables brands to maximize their marketing effectiveness without cookies or personal data.
buyer parent: Media and Games Invest plc
buyer: Verve Group, Inc.
Verve is a location-based mobile marketing platform that connects advertisers with consumers to deliver successful business outcomes. They empower marketers to identify, reach, and engage consumers with compelling mobile advertising experiences. "
target: Beemray
Beemray is a leading data platform in Finland. Beemray improves the way brands, media and advertising systems interact with people through relevant advertising in meaningful moments. Their AI-powered platform enables brands to maximize their marketing effectiveness without cookies or personal data.
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closed 1/11/2021 via BusinessWire

Verve Group, Inc., acquired Nexstar Digital

synopsis: Verve Group, a global brand performance ad platform, announced the acquisition of Nexstar Inc.’s digital video advertising technology platform, formerly known as LKQD. Nexstar's digital media products and services focus on providing innovative solutions to media companies and advertisers looking to gain an edge in the shifting digital landscape.
buyer parent: Media and Games Invest plc
buyer: Verve Group, Inc.
Verve is a location-based mobile marketing platform that connects advertisers with consumers to deliver successful business outcomes. They empower marketers to identify, reach, and engage consumers with compelling mobile advertising experiences. "
target parent: Nexstar Media Group
target: Nexstar Digital
Nexstar's digital media products and services focus on providing innovative solutions to media companies and advertisers looking to gain an edge in the shifting digital landscape.
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announced 1/23/2020 via PR Newswire

gamigo AG, will acquire Verve Wireless

synopsis: gamigo AG, one of the leading publishers of online and mobile games in Europe and North America, will acquire Verve Wireless, Inc., a leading mobile data platform for location-based programmatic video and display marketing. Verve empowers marketers to identify, reach, and engage consumers with compelling mobile advertising experiences.
buyer parent: Media and Games Invest plc
buyer: gamigo AG (WKN:A1TNJY:$0.00)
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. "
target: Verve Wireless
Verve is a location-based mobile marketing platform that connects advertisers with consumers to deliver successful business outcomes. They empower marketers to identify, reach, and engage consumers with compelling mobile advertising experiences.
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closed 6/19/2017 via PR Newswire

Verve Wireless, acquired matchinguu GmbH

synopsis: Verve, the global leader in location-powered mobile marketing, announced its acquisition of German push marketing specialists matchinguu GmbH. matchinguu's goal is to change the way app publishers and advertisers interact with audiences.
buyer: Verve Wireless
Verve™ is a location-based mobile marketing platform that connects advertisers with consumers to deliver successful business outcomes. "
target: matchinguu GmbH
matchinguu GmbH is a mobile ad-tech company. Its goal is to change the way app publishers and advertisers interact with audiences. Through its realtime push- and proximity-marketing platform, matchinguu GmbH empowers engagement that is more targeted and highly relevant.
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closed 6/22/2016 via PR Newswire

Verve Mobile, acquired Roximity

synopsis: Verve, the leader in location-powered mobile marketing, announced the acquisition of ROXIMITY, a Denver based start-up specializing in beacon software and hardware that provide comprehensive location-based analytics and advertising so retailers, brands, and venues better interact with nearby consumers.
buyer: Verve Mobile
Verve Mobile is a location-based mobile platform that enables marketers to engage active consumers near and within points of purchase. "
target: Roximity
ROXIMITY is the most comprehensive, full-featured location-based analytics and advertising platform in the world, offering technology that enables retailers, brands, and venues to interact with nearby consumers.
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closed 6/9/2015 via PR Newswire

Verve Mobile, acquired

synopsis: Verve Mobile, the leading location-based mobile marketing platform, announced the acquisition of Fosbury, an innovator in the beacon and mobile wallet space. Fosbury creates mobile promotions that help drive repeat business using mobile wallets.
buyer: Verve Mobile
Verve Mobile is a location-based mobile platform that enables marketers to engage active consumers near and within points of purchase. "
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Fosbury is an easy-to-use web app that allows companies to quickly set up beautifully designed mobile wallet campaigns in minutes, distribute them to all relevant platforms including Facebook, Twitter, e-newsletters and websites, and track their performance through a real-time analytics dashboard.
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closed 2/2/2011 via PR Newswire

Verve Wireless, Inc., acquired Deconstruct Media, Inc.

synopsis: Verve Wireless, Inc. has announced that it has acquired Deconstruct Media, Inc., a mobile advertising technology company. Deconstruct's product is an automated mobile display advertising system that allows mobile publishers to manage their ad sales and offer their ad inventory through a self-service interface.
buyer: Verve Wireless, Inc.
Verve Wireless, Inc. monetizes local mobile media. Its solutions help local media companies monetize their mobile inventory and enable advertisers to reach a valuable, premium audience where they live, work and play. "
target: Deconstruct Media, Inc.
Deconstruct Media, Inc., is a mobile advertising technology. Deconstruct's product is an automated mobile display advertising system that allows mobile publishers to manage their ad sales and offer their ad inventory through a self-service interface.
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announced 1/23/2020 via PR Newswire

gamigo AG, will acquire Verve Wireless

synopsis: gamigo AG, one of the leading publishers of online and mobile games in Europe and North America, will acquire Verve Wireless, Inc., a leading mobile data platform for location-based programmatic video and display marketing. Verve empowers marketers to identify, reach, and engage consumers with compelling mobile advertising experiences.
buyer parent: Media and Games Invest plc
buyer: gamigo AG (WKN:A1TNJY:$0.00)
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. "
target: Verve Wireless
Verve is a location-based mobile marketing platform that connects advertisers with consumers to deliver successful business outcomes. They empower marketers to identify, reach, and engage consumers with compelling mobile advertising experiences.
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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:BCK:$164.02)
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.
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closed 4/4/2019 via BNC Analysis

gamigo AG, acquired WildTangent

synopsis: The gamigo group, a publisher for free-to-play mobile and online games, has acquired WildTangent Inc., the world's largest online games service. WildTangent offers a catalog of more than 4,000 games from 3rd-party developers. Their platform allows users to rent and buy games from a wide variety of genres.
buyer parent: Blockescence plc
buyer: gamigo AG (WKN:A1TNJY:$0.00)
The gamigo group is a publisher for free-to-play mobile and online games and also offers solutions for business customers within the scope of the gamigo platform strategy. Their platform helps game publishers and developers from all over the world publish and promote their products. "
target: WildTangent
WildTangent is the world's largest online games service. WildTangent offers a catalog of more than 4,000 games from 3rd-party developers. Their platform allows users to rent and buy games from a wide variety of genres, including action, adventure, simulation, role-playing, puzzle, sports, and more.
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closed 10/31/2018 via BNC Analysis

gamigo AG, acquired Trion Worlds

synopsis: Gamigo acquired Trion Worlds, a leading US gaming company with offices in Redwood City (California) and Austin (Texas). Trion Worlds is the studio behind online and console MMO-games such as Rift, Defiance, Trove and ArcheAge.
buyer parent: Blockescence plc
buyer: gamigo AG (WKN:A1TNJY:$0.00)
The gamigo group is a publisher for free-to-play mobile and online games and also offers solutions for business customers within the scope of the gamigo platform strategy. Their platform helps game publishers and developers from all over the world publish and promote their products. "
target: Trion Worlds
Trion Worlds Inc. is a leading US gaming company with offices in Redwood City (California) and Austin (Texas) and has as publisher and developer of online and console MMO-games, well-known games such as Rift, Defiance, Trove and ArcheAge in its portfolio.
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closed 7/6/2017 via Company Press Release

gamigo AG, acquired Mediakraft Networks

synopsis: gamigo AG announced that it has taken over online video pioneer Mediakraft. Mediakraft Networks GmbH was founded in 2011 and has grown successfully and dynamically in Germany, Poland and Turkey with online video content production and influencer marketing.
buyer: gamigo AG (WKN:A1TNJY:$0.00)
The gamigo group is a publisher for free-to-play mobile and online games and also offers solutions for business customers within the scope of the gamigo platform strategy. Their platform helps game publishers and developers from all over the world publish and promote their products. "
target: Mediakraft Networks
Mediakraft Networks is a pioneer in the online TV sector in Europe. There are 4 pillars to its business: marketing online video and developing influencer campaigns; advising companies on strategies for YouTube and social media; video productions; and managing and promoting online video artists.
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closed 3/2/2017 via Company Press Release

gamigo AG, acquired MMO Games

synopsis: gamigo AG continues to drive its growth and acquires the successful international gaming portal MMO Games from iQU Online B.V. as part of its capital-friendly, platform-driven M&A strategy. This English website perfectly complements the group’s existing portfolio of gaming portals with its editorial content and a strong social media segment.
buyer: gamigo AG (WKN:A1TNJY:$0.00)
The gamigo group is a publisher for free-to-play mobile and online games and also offers solutions for business customers within the scope of the gamigo platform strategy. Their platform helps game publishers and developers from all over the world publish and promote their products. "
target parent: iQU
target: MMO Games
MMO Games is a successful international gaming portal. Their website also provides editorial content and a strong social media segment. MMO Games was formed in 2007 as MMO Hub and has more than 280,000 registered users and 800,000 page impressions per month.
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closed 8/24/2016 via BNC Analysis

gamigo AG, acquired HoneyTracks GmbH

synopsis: gamigo AG, one of the leading gaming companies in Europe and North America with more than 100 million registered user accounts, has acquired HoneyTracks, a company that provides a SaaS based service for big data analysis of free-to-play online games on any platform.
buyer: gamigo AG (WKN:A1TNJY:$0.00)
gamigo AG, based in Hamburg, Germany, is an online games publisher. It focuses on massively multiplayer online role-playing games and licensing games from developers for a North American and European audience. "
target parent: iQU
target: HoneyTracks GmbH
HoneyTracks GmbH is based in Munich, Germany. The company provides a SaaS (Software-as-a-Service) based service for big data analysis of free-to-play online games on any platform (mobile, tablet, social, browser, client-based). The service helps optimize monetization and profitability of games.
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closed 7/20/2016 via Company Press Release

gamigo AG, acquired highdigit GmbH

synopsis: gamigo AG has taken over 100% of highdigit GmbH. With its hd backend, highdigit GmbH offers games publishers and developers modular all-in-one solutions for the operation and marketing of their products. This includes payment services with more 100 international payment methods as well as marketing, CRM, analysis and support tools.
buyer: gamigo AG (WKN:A1TNJY:$0.00)
The gamigo group is one of the leading gaming businesses in Europe and North America. gamigo was among the first companies that discovered the booming Online-Games market sector for itself and released the first complete German language localized MMOG as early as the year 2000. "
target: highdigit GmbH
highdigit's cloud-based hd Backend offers an all-in-one Software as a Service solution for online, mobile & social game publishers and developers. Ranging from payment services to marketing, CRM, analysis and customer support tools, the unique hd backend covers all aspects of online game operations.
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closed 3/9/2016 via BNC Analysis

gamigo AG, acquired Fiesta Online

synopsis: gamigo AG, a leading player in the fast growing games market in Europe and North America, has acquired the global rights to the succesful brand Fiesta Online from South Korean developer Ons On Soft. The Anime MMO has been successful on the international market for eight years with over 20 million registered players worldwide.
buyer: gamigo AG (WKN:A1TNJY:$0.00)
gamigo AG is one of the leading gaming companies in Europe and North America. gamigo was one of the first companies to discover the booming market segment of online games and published the first MMOG that was completely localized into German as early as 2000. "
target parent: Ons On Soft
target: Fiesta Online
Fiesta Online is an Anime MMO that has been successful on the international market for eight years with over 20 million registered players worldwide. In Fiesta Online, players can complete missions, hunt for monsters or take part in epic Kingdom Quests – all together with friends!
price ($mm)
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closed 9/9/2015 via BNC Analysis

gamigo AG, acquired POGED GmbH

synopsis: gamigo AG has acquired POGED GmbH. The company develops a platform with tracking technology that interprets user activities from their first click at POGED to the path taken into a game up until the very first transaction (customer journey), enabling a customized sales pitch and optimization of customer acquisition costs.
buyer: gamigo AG (WKN:A1TNJY:$0.00)
gamigo AG is one of the leading gaming companies in Europe and North America. gamigo was one of the first companies to discover the booming market segment of online games and published the first MMOG that was completely localized into German as early as 2000. "
target: POGED GmbH
Since its founding in 2011, POGED GmbH has operated one of the leading international traffic networks for online and mobile games. By developing a proprietary tracking technology, POGED generates new users for a portfolio of more than 250 games - to over 5 million players today.
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announced 7/1/2015 via Company Press Release

gamigo AG, next idea GmbH, will acquire Infernum Productions AG

synopsis: gamigo group, a leading gaming company in Europe and North America, has formed Infernum Games GmbH together with next idea GmbH. As part of this joint venture, Infernum Games GmbH will acquire the entire operating business from the international online game provider Infernum Productions AG.
buyer: next idea GmbH
buyer: gamigo AG
gamigo AG is one of the leading gaming companies in Europe and North America. The next idea GmbH, based in Munster, is among the global companies in the areas of online games and online entertainment. next idea GmbH brings the diversity of Internet users directly to their home entertainment media. "
target: Infernum Productions AG
Headquartered in Berlin, Germany, Infernum Productions AG is an international publisher and operator of online games founded by online game business veterans. Their focus is MMO games (massively multiplayer online games) as well as social and mobile entertainment.
price ($mm)
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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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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:BCK:$164.02)
Media and Games Invest plc (MGI) is a German strategic investment-holding, that focuses on a buy, build, and sell strategy of fast-growing companies. The MGI portfolio companies are growing via acquisitions plus organic growth and new technologies. "
target: gamigo AG
Headquartered in Germany, Gamigo has developed into one of the leading publishers of online and mobile games in Europe and North America. Gamigo grows via organic growth as well as through acquisitions and has made acquisitions in games, media, technology companies and individual game assets.
price ($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.
price ($mm)
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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:$611.36)
Stillfront is an independent creator, publisher and distributor of digital games – with a vision to become one of the leading indie game creators and publishers. Stillfront's games are distributed globally, with their main markets in Sweden, Germany, the United States and MENA. "
target: Goodgame Studios
Goodgame Studios is a leading free-to-play, online games development company. They operate across web and mobile platforms and cater to over 300 million registered users worldwide.
price ($mm)
$322
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 6/20/2017 via Company Press Release

MTGx International AB, will acquire Kongregate Inc.

synopsis: MTG is acquiring 100% of U.S. games publisher and developer Kongregate Inc. from current owner GameStop Corp. San Francisco based Kongregate was founded in 2006. Kongregate started as a browser based web gaming platform and has since expanded into publishing for both mobile and Steam games, and now into first party game development.
buyer parent: Modern Times Group MTG AB
buyer: MTGx International AB
MTGx delivers next generation entertainment experiences in esports & online gaming, & innovative content through social media influencers on multiple platforms. MTGx is the digital accelerator of MTG. Their mission is to lead the transformation from a traditional media house to a digital power hub. "
target parent: GameStop.com Inc.
target: Kongregate Inc.
Kongregate Inc. is a games publisher and developer. Kongregate started as a browser based web gaming platform and has since expanded into publishing for both mobile and Steam games, and now into first party game development.
price ($mm)
$55
rev ($mm)
$35
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
1.6x
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:$611.36)
Stillfront is an independent creator, publisher and distributor of digital games – with a vision to become one of the leading indie game creators and publishers. Stillfront's games are distributed globally, with their main markets in Sweden, Germany, the United States and MENA. "
target: eRepublik Labs Limited
eRepublik Labs is an award winning games studio that invents new online game worlds. Their first game, eRepublik.com, was a pioneer in online free to play browser games, with over 7 million players since it launched in 2007.
price ($mm)
$8.39
rev ($mm)
$3
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
8.6x
EV / EBITDA
closed 9/20/2016 via PR Newswire

CMK Gaming International, Inc., acquired GUANHUA Corp.

synopsis: GUANHUASOFT GAMING CO., LTD., a Taiwanese developer and manufacturer of casual casino games and 3D animation products distributed worldwide, was acquired by CMK Gaming International, Inc. (CMKI), an owner and operator of 3 pachinko parlors in Japan.
buyer: CMK Gaming International, Inc. (OTCPK:CMKI.D:$0.00)
CMK Gaming International, Inc. is a fast growing gaming company that seeks to capitalize on the high intensity, high excitement, of the Japanese game pachinko and expand its audience by developing new pachinko parlors in major cities across the United States. "
target: GUANHUA Corp.
Guanhua is the world's premier publisher and developer of multiplayer online games. Established in 2002 in Taichung, Taiwan, Guanhua goal to become the leading 3D animation production company and successful online game developers.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$6
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
announced 1/13/2016 via BNC Analysis

CHTC Helon Co., Ltd., will acquire miaoju.cn

synopsis: CHTC Helon Co., Ltd. offered to acquire a 100% stake in miaoju.cn. miaoju.cn provides services for operating, publishing, and promoting online games in China. Through the equity investment, CHTC Helon will extend their reach to online game research and development, operation and promotion as well as online game portal operation.
buyer: CHTC Helon Co., Ltd. (000677:$325.25)
Chtc Helon Co., Ltd. is principally engaged in production and distribution of textile products. The company provides viscose staple fibers, viscose filaments, cotton pulps, canvas and tire cord fabrics, among others. The company distributes its products in domestic and overseas markets. "
target: miaoju.cn
Established in September 2013, miaoju.cn provides services for operating, publishing, and promoting online games in China. They are committed to providing quality services for the players, game makers and general industry customers.
price ($mm)
$262
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 9/28/2015 via BNC Analysis

Anhui Deli Household Glass Co., Ltd., will acquire 9377.com

synopsis: Anhui Deli Household Glass Co., Ltd. announced that they will acquire 9377.com. Based in China, the target company is developing and operating web games and mobile online games.
buyer: Anhui Deli Household Glass Co., Ltd. (002571:$141.87)
Anhui Deli Household Glass Co., Ltd. produces and sells household glass products in China. The company offers food storage products, dining glass, plates, bowls, pots, ashtrays, pitchers, and more. "
target: 9377.com
9377.com is a developer of web based and mobile games. The company was founded in 2011 and is based in China.
price ($mm)
$394
rev ($mm)
$135
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
2.9x
EV / EBITDA
announced 9/15/2014 via PR Newswire

Microsoft Corporation, will acquire Mojang AB

synopsis: Microsoft Corp., the worldwide leader in software, services, devices and solutions, announced it has reached an agreement to acquire Mojang, the celebrated Stockholm-based game developer, and the company's iconic "Minecraft" franchise.
buyer: Microsoft Corporation (MSFT:$176,251.00)
Founded in 1975, Microsoft is the worldwide leader in software, services and solutions that help people and businesses realize their full potential. Microsoft develops, manufactures, licenses, and supports a range of software products and services for various computing devices worldwide. "
target: Mojang AB
Mojang is an indie game developer studio based in Stockholm, Sweden. Founded back in 2009, they developed the video game Minecraft and the game Scrolls. They also published a third game called Cobalt. The name Mojang comes from the Swedish word for gadget, "mojäng".
price ($mm)
$2,500
rev ($mm)
$326
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
7.7x
EV / EBITDA
announced 7/23/2014 via BNC Analysis

Zhejiang Great Southeast Co.,Limited, will acquire UT Game

synopsis: Zhejiang Great Southeast Co., Ltd.revealed plans to acquire the 100% stake in UT Game through share placement and cash payment. UT Game designs and develops online games. The company is based in Shanghai, China.
buyer: Zhejiang Great Southeast Co.,Limited
Zhejiang Great Southeast Co., Limited manufactures and distributes plastic products in China and internationally. The company offers plastic films, including bi-oriented polypropylene films, cast polypropylene films, and bi-oriented polyester films; and other products. "
target: UT Game
UT Game designs and develops online games. The company is based in Shanghai, China.
price ($mm)
$91
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 2/27/2014 via BusinessWire

ProSiebenSat.1 Games, will purchase Aeria Games Europe from Aeria Games & Entertainment, Inc.

synopsis: Aeria Games & Entertainment, Inc. has signed an agreement to sell its worldwide PC games business including its subsidiary Aeria Games Europe GmbH to ProSiebenSat.1 Games, a leading game publisher and a subsidiary of one of Europe’s largest major media companies. In addition, the transaction will include certain successful mobile games licenses.
buyer parent: ProSiebenSat.1 Media AG
buyer: ProSiebenSat.1 Games
ProSiebenSat.1 Games GmbH is the games company of ProSiebenSat.1 Media AG. As a leading publisher, the company focuses on the licensing and channeling of online games, and acts as a strong digital distribution partner for the gaming products of premium partners all over Europe "
seller parent: Aeria Inc.
seller: Aeria Games & Entertainment, Inc.
Aeria Games is a leading destination for free-to-play online multiplayer games. Aeria Games publishes and develops high quality online games in nine languages—English, German, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Polish, Italian, Turkish, and Russian—covering more than 30 countries.
price ($mm)
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EBITDA ($mm)
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announced 11/25/2013 via PR Newswire

Baring Private Equity Asia, will acquire Giant Interactive Group

synopsis: Giant Interactive Group Inc., one of China's leading online game developers and operators, announced that its Board of Directors has received a preliminary non-binding proposal letter from the Company's Chairman, Mr. Yuzhu Shi and an affiliate of Baring Private Equity Asia.
buyer: Baring Private Equity Asia
Baring Private Equity Asia is one of the largest and most established independent private equity firms in Asia with $5 billion under management. The firm runs a pan-Asian investment program, specializing in mid-market companies requiring capital for expansion, recapitalization or acquisitions. "
target: Giant Interactive Group (GA:$381.15)
Giant Interactive Group Inc. is a leading online game developer and operator in China in terms of market share, and focuses on massively multiplayer online role playing games. Giant operates multiple games, including the ZT Online 1 Series, ZT Online 2, Elsword, and Allods Online.
price ($mm)[EV]
$1,524 [$1,004]*
rev ($mm)
$389
EBITDA ($mm)
$254
EV / rev
6.1x
EV / EBITDA
9.3x
announced 10/24/2013 via BNC Analysis

Susino Umbrella Co Ltd, will acquire Shanghai Youzu Information Technology Co Ltd

synopsis: Susino Umbrella Co Ltd, a Chinese manufacturer and distributor of umbrellas, has agreed to acquire Shanghai Youzu Information Technology Co Ltd, a Chinese a leading Chinese online gaming company.
buyer: Susino Umbrella Co Ltd
Susino Umbrella Co., Ltd. is principally engaged in the development, manufacture and distribution of umbrellas. The Company's major products include manual umbrellas, automatic umbrellas, auto-open and auto-close umbrellas, umbrella accessories, sandbeach umbrellas, tents and accessories. "
target: Shanghai Youzu Information Technology Co Ltd (SZSE:002174:$282.28)
Shanghai Youzu Information Technology is a leading Chinese online gaming company. Youzu Interactive's games operate in more than 20 countries, having 6000 game servers with more than 4,000,000 registered users and 600,000 concurrent users.
price ($mm)
$636
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 10/21/2013 via Reuters

GMO Internet Group, will acquire Gamepot, Inc.

synopsis: GMO Internet Inc announced that it has decided to acquire a 100% stake of Gamepot Inc., a top-4 Japanese publisher with PC, browser and mobile game titles in its portfolio. Its Tokyo headquarters are home to both publishing and development staff, with additional mobile developers located in the Korean office.
buyer: GMO Internet Group (TSE:9449:$1,797.43)
GMO Internet Group, headquartered in Tokyo, is a leading force in the Internet industry offering one of the most comprehensive ranges of Internet services worldwide. The company was founded on a desire to bring the possibilities the Internet offers to as many people as possible. "
target parent: Aeria Inc.
target: Gamepot, Inc.
Gamepot is a top-4 Japanese publisher with PC, browser and mobile game titles in its portfolio. Its Tokyo headquarters are home to both publishing and development staff, with additional mobile developers located in the Korean office.
price ($mm)
$9.17
rev ($mm)
$49
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.2x
EV / EBITDA
announced 9/13/2013 via BusinessWire

Neople, will acquire THINGSOFT

synopsis: NEXON Co., Ltd., a worldwide leader in free-to-play online games, announced that Neople, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Nexon, entered into a definitive agreement to acquire all outstanding shares of THINGSOFT, a leading PC online game development studio based in Seoul, South Korea.
buyer parent: NEXON Co., Ltd.
buyer: Neople
Neople Inc. engages in the development of online games. It provides online action games. The company was founded in 2001 and is based in Seoul, South Korea. As of July 10, 2008, Neople Inc. operates as a subsidiary of Nexon Corporation, Inc. "
target: THINGSOFT
Thingsoft (Korean: 띵소프트) is an online game development company in South Korea. Its headquarter is located in Seoul, South Korea. Founded in 2010, THINGSOFT has established a strong track record of developing AAA-quality immersive free-to-play (“F2P”) online games.
price ($mm)
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EBITDA ($mm)
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closed 10/12/2013 via Bloomberg

Activision Blizzard, acquired Activision Blizzard

synopsis: An investor group led by Activision Blizzard's Chief Executive Bobby Kotick and Co-Chairman Brian Kelly will purchase about 49% of Activision shares from Vivendi. Activision Blizzard is a worldwide pure-play online and console game publisher with leading market positions across all categories of the interactive entertainment software industry.
buyer: Activision Blizzard (ATVI:$9,052.00)
Activision Blizzard, Inc. is a worldwide pure-play online and console game publisher with leading market positions across all categories of the rapidly growing interactive entertainment software industry. "
target parent: Vivendi SA
target: Activision Blizzard (ATVI:$9,052.00)
Activision Blizzard, Inc. is a worldwide pure-play online and console game publisher with leading market positions across all categories of the rapidly growing interactive entertainment software industry.
price ($mm)
$8,200*
rev ($mm)
$4,984
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,876
EV / rev
3.4x
EV / EBITDA
8.9x
closed 1/29/2013 via PR Newswire

Wargaming.net, acquired Day 1 Studios

synopsis: Wargaming, the leading free-to-play massively multiplayer online (MMO) developer and publisher behind the award-winning World of Tanks, announced its acquisition of Chicago-based Day 1 Studios for $20 million. The acquisition is a key milestone for Wargaming's strategy of expanding into compelling console-focused gaming experiences.
buyer: Wargaming.net
Wargaming is an award-winning online game developer and publisher and one of the leaders in the free-to-play MMO market. Wargaming is focused on its team-based MMO war series dedicated to mid-20th century warfare that will include the company's flagship armored MMO World of Tanks. "
target: Day 1 Studios
Day 1 Studios is a leading independent developer dedicated to the craft of creating revolutionary, interactive entertainment. The company is based in Chicago.
price ($mm)
$20
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 12/17/2012 via BusinessWire

Gamepot, Inc. will be merged with Aeria Games & Entertainment, Inc.,

synopsis: Aeria Games & Entertainment, Inc., a leading global publisher of free-to-play online games, announced it is joining forces with Gamepot, Inc., a leading Japanese publisher and developer of PC and mobile games, to create a global operation. The combined entity will have a worldwide gaming reach with a portfolio of over 50 PC and mobile games.
buyer parent: Aeria Inc.
buyer: Aeria Games & Entertainment, Inc.
Aeria Games is a leading destination for free-to-play online multiplayer games. Aeria Games publishes and develops high quality online games in nine languages—English, German, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Polish, Italian, Turkish, and Russian—covering more than 30 countries. "
target parent: Sony Corporation
target: Gamepot, Inc.
Gamepot is a top-4 Japanese publisher with PC, browser and mobile game titles in its portfolio. Its Tokyo headquarters are home to both publishing and development staff, with additional mobile developers located in the Korean office.
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Employees
135
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Ticker: TSXV:PBX
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
PowerBand Solutions Inc.
PowerBand Solutions Inc.
PowerBand Solutions is a Canadian provider of cloud-based Auction and Finance Portal software tools for automotive dealerships, OEMs, and rental companies. Their remarketing platform incorporates the latest auction technologies, inventory management, market intelligence, and appraisal processes.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$1.43
EBITDA ($mm)
($7.42)
EBIT ($mm)
($7.55)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
14
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Ticker: BLIN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Bridgeline Digital, Inc.
Bridgeline Digital, Inc.
Bridgeline Digital is developer of the award-winning iAPPS Web Engagement Platform and related interactive solutions. The iAPPS platform integrates Web Content Management, eCommerce, eMarketing, and web Analytics capabilities within the heart of mission critical websites or eCommerce web stores.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$11.05
EBITDA ($mm)
$1.57
EBIT ($mm)
$0.66
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
39
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Ticker: GLBE
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Global-e
Global-e
Global-e’s mission is to make global e-commerce “border-agnostic.” Global-e is the world's leading platform to enable and accelerate global, direct-to-consumer cross-border e-commerce.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$216.13
EBITDA ($mm)
($37.77)
EBIT ($mm)
($38.05)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
289
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Ticker: BME:MAKS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Making Science Group, S.A.
Making Science Group, S.A.
Spain-based Making Science is a digital marketing and technology consulting firm that specializes in e-commerce and digital transformation. The company's product offering includes NILO, a comprehensive cloud-based e-commerce platform, and Shoptize, the only Spanish Comparison Shopping Service.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$70.82
EBITDA ($mm)
$3.80
EBIT ($mm)
$2.99
Net Income ($mm)
$1.85
Employees
282
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Ticker: OTCPK:MFON
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Mobivity
Mobivity
Mobivity helps restaurant and retail brands realize their strategy of growing their business by increasing customer frequency, engagement, and spend.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$11.78
EBITDA ($mm)
($4.45)
EBIT ($mm)
($4.52)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
61
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Ticker: AIM:PROX
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Proxama Ltd.
Proxama Ltd.
Proxama are experts in NFC payments, ticketing and NFC and proximity marketing. Proxama's primary focus is on developing contactless payment solutions for mobiles through product development consultancy, systems integration and product licensing.
year
2014
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
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Ticker: AIM:UNG
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Universe Group plc
Universe Group plc
Universe Group plc provides some of the world's leading retailers with point of sale, payment and loyalty solutions. The Group's solutions are based on its own proprietary software and are offered out of the Cloud on a software as a service model.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$26.32
EBITDA ($mm)
$2.69
EBIT ($mm)
$1.60
Net Income ($mm)
$0.67
Employees
249
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Ticker: TSXV:AKR
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ackroo Inc.
Ackroo provides gift card and loyalty processing solutions to help businesses attract, retain and grow their customers and their revenues. Their solution can process gift card & loyalty transactions at the point-of-sale and provide merchants with important administrative and marketing data.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$5.02
EBITDA ($mm)
$0.94
EBIT ($mm)
($0.60)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
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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)
$86,250.84
EBITDA ($mm)
$28,681.44
EBIT ($mm)
$20,589.29
Net Income ($mm)
$29,686.60
Employees
107348
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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
2019
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: 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)
$1,392.53
EBITDA ($mm)
$608.01
EBIT ($mm)
$561.36
Net Income ($mm)
$413.27
Employees
1305
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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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Ticker: TSE:3668
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Colopl Inc
Colopl Inc
Colopl is a Japanese developer that specializes in location-based mobile games. Colopl develops enjoyable games to make people's everyday lives richer. Their portfolio of mobile games include White Cat Project, Quiz RPG: The World of Mystic Wiz, Titan Slayer II, and more.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$413.05
EBITDA ($mm)
$114.18
EBIT ($mm)
$110.34
Net Income ($mm)
$73.48
Employees
1368
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Ticker: JASDAQ:2138
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Crooz
Crooz
Crooz, Inc. offers smartphone games to the Japanese and global markets, including original titles such as RAGNABREAK, The Knights of Avalon, Elemental Story, and Card King, in addition to games that make use of IP that represents Japan, such as HUNTER×HUNTER, NARUTO, and Final Fantasy.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$327.62
EBITDA ($mm)
$12.99
EBIT ($mm)
$8.30
Net Income ($mm)
$0.17
Employees
278
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