Like Jagex Ltd.

closed 4/29/2020 via Company Press Release

Macarthur Fortune Holding LLC, acquired Jagex Ltd.

synopsis: Macarthur Fortune Holding LLC, a global asset management company, has announced that it has acquired Jagex, one of the UK’s largest video game developers and publishers, through one of its funds, Platinum Fortune LP, from Shanghai Hongtou Network Technology. Hongtou Network (Hong Kong) was also acquired by Platinum Fortune LP.
buyer: Macarthur Fortune Holding LLC
Macarthur Fortune is a US-based global asset management firm founded by a group of seasoned investment professionals. Platinum Fortune is a private fund managed by Macarthur Fortune with a focus on the global video game market. "
target: Jagex Ltd.
A leader in creating deep and engaging living games on PC and mobile, Jagex was founded in 2000 and is today one of the UK’s biggest and most respected video game developers and publishers.
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closed 5/19/2021 via BNC Analysis

Way2Bit, acquired Studio 8

synopsis: Way2Bit, a blockchain technology company in South Korea, has acquired a 68.92% stake in Studio 8, a South Korean video game development studio. Studio 8 specializes in developing online games. The studio is best know for developing Astellia and Astellia Royal, fantasy MMORPG games that focus on strategic battles and action with TCG systems.
buyer: Way2Bit
Way2Bit is a blockchain technology company in South Korea. Way2Bit conducts research regarding the blockchain industry and provides consulting services for blockchain technology. The company aims to create new value through blockchain technology. "
target: Studio 8
Studio 8 is a South Korean video game development studio. Studio 8 specializes in developing online games. The studio is best know for developing Astellia and Astellia Royal, fantasy MMORPG games that focus on strategic battles and action with TCG (Trading Card Game) systems.
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announced 2/25/2021 via BNC Analysis

Enad Global 7 AB, will acquire Innova Intellectual Properties S.à r.l.

synopsis: Enad Global 7 AB (publ) (EG7), a group of companies that develop, market, and publish video games, will acquire Innova Intellectual Property S.à r.l., a leading video game publisher in Russia. Innova focuses on publishing free-to-play Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game (MMORPG) titles. The company also publishes indie mobile games.
buyer: Enad Global 7 AB (OM:EG7:$78.25)
EG7 (Enad Global 7) is a family of companies within the gaming industry that develops, markets, publishes and distributes PC, console and mobile games to the global gaming market. The company employs 100+ game developers and develops its own original IP:s. "
target: Innova Intellectual Properties S.à r.l.
Innova is a leading video game publisher in Russia. Innova focuses on publishing free-to-play Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game (MMORPG) titles. Their games include Lineage 2, Ragnarök Online, Point Blank, Aion, RF Online and more. The company also publishes indie mobile games.
price ($mm)
$133
rev ($mm)
$40
EBITDA ($mm)
$16
EV / rev
3.3x
EV / EBITDA
8.1x
closed 2/2/2021 via BNC Analysis

Com2uS Corporation, acquired Allm Corp.

synopsis: Com2uS Corp. a developer and publisher of mobile games in South Korea, has acquired a 57% stake in Allm Corp., a South Korean video game developer. Allm specializes in creating fun online games. Their best known game, Kritika Online, is a free-to-play action multiplayer online role playing game (MORPG).
buyer parent: GAMEVIL
buyer: Com2uS Corporation (078340:$443.72)
Com2us is a leading developer and publisher of mobile games in South Korea. The company develops fun and high-quality mobile games on multiple platforms. Their games include Golf Star, Innings Pro Baseball, Homerun Battle, Soul Seeker, Wonder Tactics, Chain Strike, Slice It!, and more. "
target: Allm Corp.
Allm is a South Korean video game developer. Allm specializes in creating fun online games. Their best known game, Kritika Online, is a free-to-play action multiplayer online role playing game (MORPG). Their game has over 20 million users from over 70 countries.
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closed 1/25/2021 via BusinessWire

Carlyle Group, acquired Jagex Ltd.

synopsis: Global investment firm The Carlyle Group announced it has acquired Jagex, a leading developer and publisher of video games. Jagex is one of the largest and most successful British video game studios, developing and publishing video games on PC and mobile. The company is best known for its online role-playing living game franchise RuneScape.
buyer: Carlyle Group (CG:$6,117.50)
The Carlyle Group is a global investment firm with deep industry expertise that deploys private capital across three business segments: Global Private Equity, Global Credit, and Investment Solutions. "
target parent: Macarthur Fortune Holding LLC
target: Jagex Ltd.
Jagex is one of the largest and most successful British video game studios, developing and publishing video games on PC and mobile. The company is best known for its online role-playing living game franchise RuneScape.
price ($mm)
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$151
EBITDA ($mm)
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0.0x
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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:$448.48)
Headquartered in Sweden, Stillfront Group is a leading free-to-play powerhouse of gaming studios. Its diverse and exciting games portfolio has two common themes; loyal users and long lifecycle games. "
target: Sandbox Interactive GmbH
Sandbox Interactive is an ambitious game development studio based in Berlin. The company is the developer and publisher of Albion Online, a cross-platform free-to-play sandbox MMORPG with modern game attributes set in an open medieval fantasy world.
price ($mm)
$154
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closed 12/2/2020 via BNC Analysis

Enad Global 7 AB, acquired Daybreak Game Company LLC

synopsis: EG7 added another studio to its growing roster in the form of Everquest, PlanetSide, and H1Z1 developer Daybreak Game Company. Daybreak Games is a worldwide leader in massively multiplayer online games and emergent gameplay.
buyer: Enad Global 7 AB (OM:EG7:$78.25)
EG7 (Enad Global 7) is a family of companies within the gaming industry that develops, markets, publishes and distributes PC, console and mobile games to the global gaming market. The company employs 100+ game developers and develops its own original IP:s. "
target: Daybreak Game Company LLC
Daybreak Games is a worldwide leader in massively multiplayer online games and emergent gameplay best known for its blockbuster hits and franchises, including the original standalone battle royale game, H1Z1, EverQuest, EverQuest II, PlanetSide 2 and DC Universe Online.
price ($mm)
$258
rev ($mm)
$78
EBITDA ($mm)
$29
EV / rev
3.8x
EV / EBITDA
10.3x
closed 8/14/2020 via BNC Analysis

Embracer Group, acquired DECA Games

synopsis: Embracer Group has acquired mobile specialist DECA Games; the company has a particular interest in live operations and free-to-play titles. They are the current owners and developers of the massively multiplayer online shooter Realm of the Mad God.
buyer: Embracer Group (OM:EMBRAC B:$1,094.55)
Embracer Group is the parent company of businesses developing and publishing PC and console games for the global games market. Embracer Group has an extensive catalogue of over 130 owned franchises, such as Saints Row, Goat Simulator, Dead Island, Darksiders, Metro, MX vs ATV, and more. "
target: 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.
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announced 8/9/2020 via BNC Analysis

Mingchen Health Co., Ltd., will acquire Hainan Huaduo Network Technology Co., Ltd.

synopsis: Mingchen Health, a Chinese manufacturer of personal health care products, will acquire Hainan Huaduo Network Technology Co., Ltd., a Chinese video game developer. Hainan Huaduo specializes in developing browser-based and mobile online games. Their games include Chaos of the Universe and Kingdom of the Kings.
buyer: Mingchen Health Co., Ltd. (SZSE:002919:$72.09)
Mingchen Health is a Chinese manufacturer of personal health care products. Mingchen develops and produces shampoo, conditioner, shower gel, gel water and skin care products. Their brands include Beauty Show, Meiwang, Chucui, and Yingkou. "
target: Hainan Huaduo Network Technology Co., Ltd.
Hainan Huaduo is a Chinese video game developer. Hainan Huaduo specializes in developing online games. Their games include Chaos of the Universe, a browser-based online role-playing game (RPG) themed around martial arts; and Kingdom of the Kings, an online RPG for mobile devices.
price ($mm)
$19
rev ($mm)
$16
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
1.2x
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announced 7/15/2020 via Company Press Release

Randy Waterfield and Brad Oberwager, will acquire Linden Lab

synopsis: Linden Research, Inc. announced it signed an agreement to be acquired by an investment group led by Randy Waterfield and Brad Oberwager. The acquisition will allow Linden Lab to continue to grow and expand Second Life, as well as its money services business Tilia.
buyer: Randy Waterfield and Brad Oberwager
Randy Waterfield is the Chairman and CEO of the Waterfield Group. Brad Oberwager is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Jyve. "
target: Linden Lab
Linden Lab develops platforms that empower people to create, share, and benefit from virtual experiences. Second Life, the company's groundbreaking virtual world enjoyed by millions around the globe, boasts nearly two billion user creations and a vibrant $500 million (USD) economy.
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closed 2/12/2020 via BNC Analysis

Kakao Games, acquired XLGames

synopsis: Black Desert Online publisher Kakao Games has acquired a majority stake in XL Games, a video game development company based in South Korea that publishes ArcheAge, an MMORPG, and Moonlight Sculptor, a mobile MMO.
buyer parent: Kakao
buyer: Kakao Games
Kakao Games is a multi-platform game publisher and developer headquartered in South Korea. It is a subsidiary of Kakao Corp. As a game publisher, it is known for Black Desert Online, a successful MMORPG in the global market, and PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds, a FPS hit. "
target: XLGames
XL Games is a video game development company based in South Korea that publishes ArcheAge, an MMORPG, and Moonlight Sculptor, a mobile MMO.
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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:$448.48)
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.
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$23
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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:$448.48)
Stillfront is an independent creator, publisher and distributor of digital games – with a vision to become one of the leading indie game creators and publishers. Stillfront's games are distributed globally, with their main markets in Sweden, Germany, the United States and MENA. "
target: Imperia Online JSC
Imperia Online is one of the leading game developer and publishers in Southeastern Europe with 25 released games and over 45 million users worldwide. The Company's flagship title is Imperia Online, a medieval Massively multiplayer online (MMO) strategy game for both browser and mobile platforms.
price ($mm)
$12
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announced 9/6/2018 via BusinessWire

Pearl Abyss, will acquire CCP Games

synopsis: Black Desert Online developer Pearl Abyss announced that it will acquire CCP Games, the creators of popular spaceship MMORPG EVE Online. CCP is a leading independent game developer and has been praised for its artistry, game design and unique player-driven, infinitely scalable storytelling narratives.
buyer: Pearl Abyss (KOSDAQ:A263750:$434.79)
Pearl Abyss is the Korean studio behind the hit PC MMORPG Black Desert Online, which was named MMORPG of the Year in 2016. Since the company's founding in 2010, it has successfully launched its game in South Korea, Japan, Russia, North/South America, Europe, Taiwan, and 100 other countries. "
target: CCP Games
CCP is a leading independent game developer and has been praised for its artistry, game design and unique player-driven, infinitely scalable storytelling narratives. CCP is the creator of the critically-acclaimed science-fiction game EVE Online. CCP is headquartered in Reykjavik, Iceland.
price ($mm)
$425
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closed 8/2/2018 via BNC Analysis

PATI Games, acquired IMI Exchange

synopsis: Pati Games, a software developing company for mobile games, has acquired IMI Exchange from MODA Inc. IMI Exchange is a leading start-up company in the massively multiplayer online games (MMOG) market.
buyer: PATI Games (KOSDAQ:A194510:$23.71)
Based in South Korea, Pati Games creates mobile games, software development, and game publishing. Their products include mobile and social games. Some games that they have developed are: I Love Nikki, I Love Coffee, and Dragon Heroes. "
target parent: MODA Inc.
target: IMI Exchange
IMI Exchange is a leading start-up company in the massively multiplayer online games (MMOG) market.
price ($mm)
$63
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closed 6/28/2018 via BNC Analysis

Toadman Interactive AB, acquired Artplant AS

synopsis: Toadman Interactive, a Swedish game development studio that specializes in the production of role-playing games, has acquired Artplant, an independent video game developer in Norway. Artplant specializes in creating browser based 3D MMO games. Their games include Battlestar Galactica Online, G.I. Joe Special Ops, Entropy, Block 'N' Load, and more.
buyer: Toadman Interactive AB (NGM:TOAD MTF:$5.89)
Founded in 2013, Toadman Interactive is a Swedish game development studio that specializes in the production of role-playing games (RPG) for consoles and PCs. Their first game, Immortal: Unchained, is an RPG shooter that aims to set the standard for all future RPG shooters. "
target: Artplant AS
Founded in 2001, Artplant is an independent video game developer in Norway. The company specializes in creating browser based 3D MMO games. Their games include Battlestar Galactica Online, G.I. Joe Special Ops, Entropy, Block 'N' Load, Grimm: Dark Legacy, Sky Fighter Legends, and Parsec Frontiers.
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$0.11
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closed 6/26/2018 via BusinessWire

Trion Worlds, acquired Gazillion Entertainment, Inc.

synopsis: Trion Worlds has revealed that it has acquired assets and production materials from the closure of Gazillion Entertainment, and will utilize these materials to create new products and brand new IPs. Gazillion Entertainment is a developer, publisher and operator of massively multiplayer online games and services for wide audiences.
buyer: Trion Worlds
Trion Worlds is a leading publisher, developer, and distributor of premium games for the connected era. The creator of free-to-play online titles like Trove, RIFT, and ArcheAge, Trion Worlds is a leader in online games publishing. "
target: Gazillion Entertainment, Inc.
Gazillion Entertainment is a developer, publisher and operator of massively multiplayer online games and services for wide audiences. Gazillion is headquartered in Foster City, CA.
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closed 5/31/2018 via BNC Analysis

Tencent Holdings Ltd., acquired Grinding Gear Games

synopsis: Tencent, a Chinese online communication, advertising, and gaming service provider, has acquired an 80% majority stake in Grinding Gear Games, a video game developer in New Zealand. Grinding Gear Games are the developers of Path of Exile, a popular online action role playing game.
buyer: Tencent Holdings Ltd. (SEHK:700:$79,812.89)
Tencent provides value-added Internet, mobile and telecom services and online advertising under the strategic goal of providing users with "one-stop online lifestyle services". Tencent’s leading Internet platforms in China have brought together China's largest Internet community. "
target: Grinding Gear Games
Grinding Gear Games is a video game developer in New Zealand. The company is known for their online action role playing game (RPG), Path of Exile. Their staff are online RPG veterans that understand what is required to make an addictive action RPG with visceral combat and a complex item economy.
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$69*
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announced 1/22/2018 via Reuters

PlayWay S.A., will acquire Out of Reach The Game

synopsis: Playway SA will acquire Space Boat Studios, the game studio behind Out of Reach. Out of Reach is an open world, first-person perspective, massively multiplayer online game with elements of survival sandbox and RPGs.
buyer: PlayWay S.A. (WSE:PLW:$34.88)
PlayWay S.A. produces and publishes video and mobile games in Poland. They develop games for PC, Android, iPhone, iPad, and Mac platforms. Their games are sold or downloaded worldwide. They sell their products on the STEAM, AppStore, and GooglePlay platforms. "
target: Out of Reach The Game
Out of Reach is an open world, first-person perspective, massively multiplayer online game with elements of survival sandbox and RPGs.
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$0.15*
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closed 10/25/2017 via Market Wire

SPYR Games, acquired Pocket Starships

synopsis: SPYR Games, a creator and publisher of fun social games for mobile devices, has completed the acquisition of all assets of Pocket Starships, a real-time, cross-platform space-themed massively multiplayer online game developed by Spectacle Games. The development team, including founder Lars Koschin, will join SPYR as part of the deal.
buyer parent: SPYR, Inc
buyer: SPYR Games
SPYR Games creates and publishes fun and engaging social games for mobile devices. Utilizing the popular "freemium" monetization model, which leverages advertising as well as in-app purchases, SPYR Games intends to continue to grow their social gaming portfolio as well as other mobile apps. "
target: Pocket Starships
Pocket Starships is a real-time, cross-platform space-themed massively multiplayer online game for iOS, Android, and PC. Players can create or join a fight group with friends to fight pirates, mine resources, and complete quests. Pocket Starships is the flagship title of developer Spectacle Games.
price ($mm)
$2.00
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closed 1/25/2021 via BusinessWire

Carlyle Group, acquired Jagex Ltd.

synopsis: Global investment firm The Carlyle Group announced it has acquired Jagex, a leading developer and publisher of video games. Jagex is one of the largest and most successful British video game studios, developing and publishing video games on PC and mobile. The company is best known for its online role-playing living game franchise RuneScape.
buyer: Carlyle Group (CG:$6,117.50)
The Carlyle Group is a global investment firm with deep industry expertise that deploys private capital across three business segments: Global Private Equity, Global Credit, and Investment Solutions. "
target parent: Macarthur Fortune Holding LLC
target: Jagex Ltd.
Jagex is one of the largest and most successful British video game studios, developing and publishing video games on PC and mobile. The company is best known for its online role-playing living game franchise RuneScape.
price ($mm)
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$151
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0.0x
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closed 4/29/2020 via Company Press Release

Macarthur Fortune Holding LLC, acquired Jagex Ltd.

synopsis: Macarthur Fortune Holding LLC, a global asset management company, has announced that it has acquired Jagex, one of the UK’s largest video game developers and publishers, through one of its funds, Platinum Fortune LP, from Shanghai Hongtou Network Technology. Hongtou Network (Hong Kong) was also acquired by Platinum Fortune LP.
buyer: Macarthur Fortune Holding LLC
Macarthur Fortune is a US-based global asset management firm founded by a group of seasoned investment professionals. Platinum Fortune is a private fund managed by Macarthur Fortune with a focus on the global video game market. "
target: Jagex Ltd.
A leader in creating deep and engaging living games on PC and mobile, Jagex was founded in 2000 and is today one of the UK’s biggest and most respected video game developers and publishers.
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closed 3/16/2016 via BNC Analysis

Shandong Hongda Mining Co Ltd, acquired Jagex Ltd.

synopsis: Shandong Hongda Mining Co Ltd, a listed ferrous metal mining industry firm with headquarters in Shanghai, China, has fully acquired for $300 million, Jagex Ltd, the largest independent games developer and publisher in the United Kingdom.
buyer: Shandong Hongda Mining Co Ltd (:$81.72)
Shandong Hongda is a listed ferrous metal mining industry firm with headquarters in Shanghai, China. It produces iron powder, copper powder and iron ore, operating mostly in the domestic market. "
target parent: Insight Venture Partners
target: Jagex Ltd.
Multi award-winning Jagex has been at the forefront of online games for nearly 15 years, starting with its flagship adventure title, RuneScape. Today, the studio has approximately 400 staff, making it one of the largest independent games developers in the UK.
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$300
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closed 1/25/2021 via BusinessWire

Carlyle Group, acquired Jagex Ltd.

synopsis: Global investment firm The Carlyle Group announced it has acquired Jagex, a leading developer and publisher of video games. Jagex is one of the largest and most successful British video game studios, developing and publishing video games on PC and mobile. The company is best known for its online role-playing living game franchise RuneScape.
buyer: Carlyle Group (CG:$6,117.50)
The Carlyle Group is a global investment firm with deep industry expertise that deploys private capital across three business segments: Global Private Equity, Global Credit, and Investment Solutions. "
target parent: Macarthur Fortune Holding LLC
target: Jagex Ltd.
Jagex is one of the largest and most successful British video game studios, developing and publishing video games on PC and mobile. The company is best known for its online role-playing living game franchise RuneScape.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$151
EBITDA ($mm)
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closed 4/29/2020 via Company Press Release

Macarthur Fortune Holding LLC, acquired Jagex Ltd.

synopsis: Macarthur Fortune Holding LLC, a global asset management company, has announced that it has acquired Jagex, one of the UK’s largest video game developers and publishers, through one of its funds, Platinum Fortune LP, from Shanghai Hongtou Network Technology. Hongtou Network (Hong Kong) was also acquired by Platinum Fortune LP.
buyer: Macarthur Fortune Holding LLC
Macarthur Fortune is a US-based global asset management firm founded by a group of seasoned investment professionals. Platinum Fortune is a private fund managed by Macarthur Fortune with a focus on the global video game market. "
target: Jagex Ltd.
A leader in creating deep and engaging living games on PC and mobile, Jagex was founded in 2000 and is today one of the UK’s biggest and most respected video game developers and publishers.
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announced 1/23/2019 via PR Newswire

Dynata, will acquire Reimagine Holdings Group

synopsis: Dynata, a global leader in first-party data and data services, announces it has reached an agreement to acquire Reimagine Holdings Group, a global leader in data creation and technology-enabled business intelligence headquartered in Westport, Connecticut.
buyer parent: Court Square Capital Partners
buyer: Dynata
Dynata is the premier global provider of data solutions and technology for consumer and B2B survey research. Dynata reaches participants in 90+ sample countries via internet, telephone, mobile/wireless and mixed-access offerings. "
target: Reimagine Holdings Group
Reimagine is a global leader in data creation for business intelligence, and has redefined the insights industry by acquiring and investing in growth-oriented, technology-enabled service companies.
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closed 5/23/2018 via BNC Analysis

startup300 AG, acquired Pioneers.io

synopsis: startup300, an Austrian angel investor network and business accelerator, has acquired Pioneers.io, an international relationship builder in the tech and startup scene. Pioneers' flagship event, Pioneers Festival, brings together a global community of 2,500 founders, investors, and innovation executives to build partnerships and shape the future.
buyer: startup300 AG
startup300 is an Austrian angel investor network and business accelerator that offers their services to Austrian startups. The group consists of 142 angels and investors that help startups grow their businesses. They focus on startups that have scalable, innovative or disruptive business models. "
target: Pioneers.io
Pioneers.io is an international relationship builder in the tech and startup scene, offering events, consulting, and investment. Their Pioneers Festival event brings together a global community of 2,500 founders, investors, and innovation executives to build partnerships and shape the future.
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announced 11/30/2020 via BusinessWire

ServiceNow, will acquire Element AI

synopsis: ServiceNow announced it has signed an agreement to acquire Element AI, a leading artificial intelligence (AI) company with deep AI capabilities and some of the world’s brightest AI minds. Element AI launches and incubates advanced AI-First solutions in partnership with large corporations.
buyer: ServiceNow (NYSE:NOW:$4,833.48)
ServiceNow's cloud-based platform and solutions deliver digital experiences that help people do their best work. Their applications automate, predict, digitize, and optimize business processes and tasks, across IT, Customer Service, Security Operations, and Human Resources. "
target: Element AI
Element AI is the platform that helps organizations embrace an AI-First world for today and tomorrow. Composed of a research lab uniquely connected to the world's best academic ecosystems, Element AI launches and incubates advanced AI-First solutions in partnership with large corporations.
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announced 5/3/2018 via PR Newswire

RMRM Holdings, Sound Point Capital Management, will acquire Relativity Media, LLC

synopsis: Relativity Media has agreed to sell all of its assets to UltraV Holdings LLC, a joint venture among funds managed by Sound Point Capital Management and RMRM Holdings. Relativity Media operates a portfolio of major studio quality film assets with the capabilities and infrastructure to produce and distribute high caliber, original content.
buyer: RMRM Holdings
buyer: Sound Point Capital Management
UltraV Holdings LLC is a joint venture among funds managed by Sound Point Capital Management, a New York-based asset management firm with approximately $17 billion of assets under management, and RMRM Holdings, which is led by David Robbins, Lex Miron and Larry Robbins. "
target: Relativity Media, LLC
Relativity Media operates a portfolio of major studio quality film assets with the capabilities and infrastructure to produce and distribute high caliber, original content. They are engaged in the production and distribution of movies, television, fashion, sports, digital and music.
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closed 1/28/2021 via Yahoo, Inc.

Martin Wolf LLC, acquired IT ExchangeNet

synopsis: martinwolf M&A Advisors - a leading M&A Advisory firm exclusively focusing on middle-market IT Services, Solution Provider and Software companies - announced the acquisition of IT ExchangeNet (ITX), a leader in facilitating smaller mid-market IT M&A transactions.
buyer: Martin Wolf LLC
Headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona with an office in New York, martin wolf is a leading M & A Advisory focused on middle market companies in the IT Services, IT Supply Chain, and Software space. "
target: IT ExchangeNet
Founded in 1998 by technology CEOs and M & A professionals, and headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, IT ExchangeNet (ITX) is an organized and efficient marketplace for owners of small mid-market IT businesses seeking buyers or strategic partners.
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announced 8/26/2020 via BusinessWire

Valuesetters, will be merged with Netcapital

synopsis: ValueSetters, a publicly-traded boutique advisory firm with unique expertise in helping private companies raise capital over the internet, is to merge with Netcapital, a private securities platform that connects investors to entrepreneurs to help private companies grow.
buyer: Valuesetters (OTCPK:VSTR:$1.75)
Led by a team of professional investors, digital marketing experts, and technology specialists, ValueSetters is a publicly-traded boutique advisory firm with unique expertise in helping private companies raise capital over the internet. "
target: Netcapital
Netcapital is a private securities platform that connects investors to entrepreneurs to help private companies grow. Netcapital operates an investment portal that enables investors to set up an account online, browse information on private companies offering securities on the platform, and invest.
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closed 4/6/2017 via BNC Analysis

DesiredWings, acquired Catapooolt

synopsis: Promoters of crowdfunding platform Desiredwings.com have acquired Catapooolt.com, India's first industry-backed crowd-engagement platform for movies, music, performing arts and technology-based projects.
buyer: DesiredWings
DesiredWings facilitates business idea validation and development, helps start-ups prefund their future products and services, enabling them to start and grow without capital investment or fund-raising against equity. "
target: Catapooolt
Catapooolt is India's first industry-backed crowd-engagement platform for movies, music, performing arts and technology-based projects. Founded by the team who first launched crowd-funding in India, the platform will seek partnerships to unleash a new creative and startup revolution.
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closed 3/14/2017 via PR Newswire

The Shipyard, acquired TOMORRO\\\ LLC

synopsis: The Shipyard, an independent marketing firm, today announces the acquisition of TOMORRO\\\, an innovation consultancy led by marketing icon Jon Bond – combining the companies' strategic, creative and data-centric talents to address rising demand from businesses seeking to inoculate themselves against Disruption.
buyer: The Shipyard
The Shipyard is an independent marketing consultancy and the first "marketing engineering" firm. It is creating digital transformation for the world's most significant brands- where high velocity content creation meets big data, where competitive strategy meets creative and disruptive advertising. "
target: TOMORRO\\\ LLC
TOMORRO\\\ LLC is a consultancy designed to accelerate brand value through the adoption of the most forward-thinking marketing approaches and technologies. TOMORRO\\\ is an active investor and advisor in ad technology companies.
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