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announced 11/10/2020 via BusinessWire

Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc., will acquire Codemasters

synopsis: Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. is to acquire Codemasters, an award-winning British video game developer and publisher with over 30 years of heritage. The company specializes in high quality racing games including DiRT, GRID and the BAFTA award-winning official F1® series of videogames.
buyer: Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (TTWO:$3,372.77)
Headquartered in New York City, Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. is a leading developer, publisher and marketer of interactive entertainment for consumers around the globe. The Company develops and publishes products through its two wholly-owned labels Rockstar Games and 2K. "
target: Codemasters (AIM:CDM:$156.91)
Codemasters is an award-winning British video game developer and publisher with over 30 years of heritage. The company specializes in high quality racing games including DiRT, GRID and the BAFTA award-winning official F1® series of videogames.
price ($mm)[EV]
$964 [$934]
rev ($mm)
$99
EBITDA ($mm)
$28
EV / rev
9.4x
EV / EBITDA
33.9x
closed 4/20/2021 via GlobeNewswire

Motorsport.com, acquired 704Games Company

synopsis: Motorsport Games Inc., a leading racing game developer, publisher and esports ecosystem provider of official motorsport racing series throughout the world, has closed the acquisition of the outstanding shares of 704Games Company, an American video game developer of NASCAR games.
buyer: Motorsport.com (MSGM:$19.05)
Motorsport Network is a global media company that owns and operates multiple brands that help connect millions of people who love motorsport and cars. It is the home of the largest audience of motorsport enthusiasts, and its content is present across digital, TV, OTT, print, social and live events. "
target: 704Games Company
704Games Company is an American video game developer and publisher based in Charlotte, North Carolina. The company acquired the license to be the exclusive developer of NASCAR video games in January 2015, and has since released six console games and a mobile game, including NASCAR Heat.
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closed 5/5/2021 via GlobeNewswire

Motorsport.com, acquired Studio397

synopsis: Motorsport Games Inc., a leading racing game developer, publisher and esports ecosystem provider of official motorsport racing series throughout the world, has acquired Studio397 BV, the company behind the industry leading rFactor 2 racing simulation platform, from Luminis International BV.
buyer: Motorsport.com (MSGM:$19.05)
Motorsport Network is a global media company that owns and operates multiple brands that help connect millions of people who love motorsport and cars. It is the home of the largest audience of motorsport enthusiasts, and its content is present across digital, TV, OTT, print, social and live events. "
target parent: Luminis International BV
target: Studio397
Studio397 BV, based in the Netherlands, is the company behind the industry leading rFactor 2 racing simulation platform. Their mission is to create the most realistic, accurate and engaging sim racing platform to date, through advanced physics, new graphics engine and competition infrastructure.
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$16
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announced 12/14/2020 via BusinessWire

Electronic Arts Inc., will acquire Codemasters

synopsis: Game developer and Publisher Electronic Arts Inc. announced that it has reached an agreement to acquire Codemasters, an award-winning British video game developer. Codemasters specializes in high quality racing games including DiRT, GRID and the BAFTA award-winning official F1® series of videogames.
buyer: Electronic Arts Inc. (NasdaqGS:EA:$5,629.00)
Electronic Arts is a global leader in digital interactive entertainment. The Company develops and delivers games, content and online services for Internet-connected consoles, mobile devices and personal computers. "
target: Codemasters (AIM:CDM:$156.91)
Codemasters is an award-winning British video game developer and publisher with over 30 years of heritage. The company specializes in high quality racing games including DiRT, GRID and the BAFTA award-winning official F1® series of videogames.
price ($mm)[EV]
$1,224 [$1,158]
rev ($mm)
$155
EBITDA ($mm)
$66
EV / rev
7.6x
EV / EBITDA
18.1x
closed 10/22/2020 via GlobeNewswire

Nacon, acquired Lunar Great Wall Studios

synopsis: Nacon announced that it now owns 53% of the capital of Lunar Great Wall Studios Srl, better known under its 'RaceWard Studio' commercial label. The studio is in charge of the development of the game RiMS Racing for the Nacon Group, a realistic and ambitious motorbike racing simulation, introducing many new game mechanics for the genre.
buyer: Nacon (ENXTPA:BIG:$205.68)
Nacon, formerly Bigben Interactive SA is a French video game company based in Lesquin. Established in 1981, the company designs and distributes accessories for video game consoles, and publishes and distributes video games for various platforms. "
target: Lunar Great Wall Studios
Lunar Great Wall Studios Srl, better known under its 'RaceWard Studio' commercial label, is in charge of the development of the game RiMS Racing for the Nacon Group, a realistic and ambitious motorbike racing simulation, introducing many new game mechanics for the genre.
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closed 11/29/2019 via PR Newswire

Codemasters, acquired Slightly Mad Studios

synopsis: Codemasters, an award-winning British video game developer and publisher with over 30 years of heritage, has acquired Slightly Mad Studios, UK's racing simulation specialist and the team behind the critically acclaimed GTR series, Need For Speed Shift & Shift 2 Unleashed.
buyer parent: Balderton Capital
buyer: Codemasters (AIM:CDM:$156.91)
Codemasters is an award-winning British video game developer and publisher with over 30 years of heritage. The company specializes in high quality racing games including DiRT, GRID and the BAFTA award-winning official F1 series of videogames. "
target: Slightly Mad Studios
Slightly Mad Studios is UK's racing simulation specialist. It is the team behind the critically acclaimed GTR series, Need For Speed Shift & Shift 2 Unleashed. It has over 10 years of pedigree in racing games, and Project CARS represents the culmination of all that experience and heritage.
price ($mm)
$30
rev ($mm)
$9
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
20.8x
EV / EBITDA
closed 10/3/2018 via gamesindustry.biz

Bigben Interactive SA, acquired Kylotonn SAS

synopsis: Bigben Interactive, a European video game publisher, has acquired Kylotonn, a French video game development studio that specializes in racing games. Kylotonn has developed over 25 titles that are distributed by major publishers. Their portfolio of games include WRC, TT Isle of Man, V-Rally 4, Motorcycle Club, Truck Racer, and more.
buyer: Bigben Interactive SA (ENXTPA:BIG:$205.68)
France-based Bigben Interactive is a European player in video game publishing, in design and distribution of smartphone and gaming accessories as well as in audio products. Bigben is recognized for its capacities in terms of innovation and creativity. "
target: Kylotonn SAS
Kylotonn is a French video game development studio that specializes in racing games. Kylotonn has developed over 25 titles that are distributed by major publishers. Their portfolio of games include WRC, TT Isle of Man, V-Rally 4, Motorcycle Club, Truck Racer, and Flatout 4: Total Insanity.
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closed 6/10/2018 via PR Newswire

Microsoft Corporation, acquired Playground Games

synopsis: Microsoft announced it has acquired Playground Games, a British video game developer known for developing the Forza Horizon series. Forza is a series of racing video games for Xbox consoles and Microsoft Windows published by Microsoft Studios.
buyer: Microsoft Corporation (MSFT:$176,251.00)
Microsoft is the leading software corporation that develops, manufactures, licenses, supports, and sells a range of software products and services. They offer Business Software, Design Tools, Developer Tools, Home & Educational Software, Tablets, Search, Advertising, Cloud Computing and more. "
target: Playground Games
Playground Games Limited is a British video game developer located in Royal Leamington Spa, England, United Kingdom. It is known for developing the Forza Horizon series. Forza is a series of racing video games for Xbox consoles and Microsoft Windows published by Microsoft Studios.
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announced 8/9/2017 via Market Wire

Millennial Esports Corp., will acquire Eden Games

synopsis: Millennial Esports Corp. is pleased to announce it has entered into a share purchase agreement to acquire an approximate 82.5% majority interest of Eden Games, a French based publisher of racing video games.
buyer: Millennial Esports Corp. (TSXV:GAME:$25.53)
Millennial Esports owns and operates "thE Arena", Las Vegas' first permanent Esports Arena and studio. The Company operates millennialesports.gg, an Esports platform and online community, which provides gamers with a variety of online competitions, leagues and ladders. "
target: Eden Games
Eden Games was founded in Lyon, France in 1998, to develop one of the most successful game franchises on PlayStation systems: V-Rally. In 2000, the studio expanded its racing expertise with the development of Need For Speed: Porsche for EA.
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$11*
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closed 3/22/2021 via GlobeNewswire

Motorsport.com, acquired Black Delta Trading Pty Ltd

synopsis: Motorsport Games Inc., a leading racing game developer, and its subsidiary Motorsport Games Australia, announced the completion of its previously announced deal to acquire the assets and the business of KartKraft, the highly acclaimed PC kart racing simulator, from developer Black Delta.
buyer: Motorsport.com (MSGM:$19.05)
Motorsport Network is a global media company that owns and operates multiple brands that help connect millions of people who love motorsport and cars. It is the home of the largest audience of motorsport enthusiasts, and its content is present across digital, TV, OTT, print, social and live events. "
target: Black Delta Trading Pty Ltd
Australian video game developer Black Delta is the creator of the go-kart racing simulator KartKraft. KartKraft is a highly acclaimed kart racing simulator for PC.
price ($mm)
$1.00
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closed 8/15/2012 via Company Press Release

NaturalMotion Games Ltd, acquired Boss Alien

synopsis: NaturalMotion, a leading developer and publisher of high-end mobile social games, announced that it has acquired Boss Alien Ltd, a games development company based in Brighton, England. Boss Alien’s Brighton base will be NaturalMotion’s fourth studio location, joining Oxford, London and San Francisco.
buyer: NaturalMotion Games Ltd
NaturalMotion Games Ltd. is a leading games and technology company based in Oxford, London and San Francisco. With over 30 million downloads of their games to date, it is one of the fastest growing social mobile publishers on iOS and Android. "
target: Boss Alien
Boss Alien Ltd is a games development company based in Brighton, England. Its racing game, CSR Racing is the worldwide chart-topping hit on iOS. Since its launch, CSR Racing has become the #1 Top Grossing App in the USA, UK and dozens of other countries.
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closed 5/17/2011 via BusinessWire

Net Element, Inc., acquired vDream Inc.

synopsis: Net Element, a publisher of digital destinations and Internet services provider, announced that it has acquired vDream Inc., a privately held social gaming company based in Oakland, CA. vDream offers car enthusiasts a unique application to build, customize and race their own cars within a competitive social community.
buyer: Net Element, Inc. (NETE:$45.96)
Net Element is a publisher of digital destinations and services provider powered by a rich video services platform for commerce, HD and 3D formats. The platform supports a network of content-driven, vertically focused applications for consumer, professional and business marketplaces. "
target: vDream Inc.
vDream Inc. is a privately held social gaming company based in Oakland, CA. It offers car enthusiasts a unique application to build, customize and race their own cars within a competitive social community. vDream is accessible through such sites as Facebook, MySpace and Bebo.
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closed 9/26/2007 via BusinessWire

Activision, Inc., acquired Bizarre Creations

synopsis: Activision, Inc. has acquired U.K.-based video game developer Bizarre Creations, one of the world’s premier video game developers and a leader in the racing category, a $1.4 billion market that is the fourth most popular video game genre and represents more than 10% of the total video game market worldwide.
buyer: Activision, Inc. (:$0.00)
Activision, Inc. is a leading worldwide developer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment and leisure products. Founded in 1979, Activision posted net revenues of $1.5 billion for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2007. Activision has more than 2,000 employees worldwide. "
target: Bizarre Creations
Bizarre Creations is an independent developer, famed for such franchises as Formula 1, Fur Fighters, Geometry Wars, Project Gotham Racing and The Club. Bizarre prides itself on providing high-quality next-generation gaming experiences that excel in gameplay, graphics, audio and technology.
price ($mm)
$67
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closed 9/28/2006 via BusinessWire

Buena Vista Games, Inc., acquired Climax Racing

synopsis: Buena Vista Games, Inc., the interactive entertainment affiliate of The Walt Disney Company announced the acquisition of the award-winning Climax Racing from Climax Group Ltd. The studio is of both strategic and geographic importance to Buena Vista Games.
buyer parent: The Walt Disney Company
buyer: Buena Vista Games, Inc.
Buena Vista Games, Inc. is the interactive entertainment arm of The Walt Disney Company. The division publishes, markets and distributes a broad portfolio of multi-platform video games and interactive entertainment worldwide. "
target parent: Climax Group Ltd
target: Climax Racing
Climax Racing was established in 2000, with the goal of becoming the industry's premier vehicle game development house. With carefully managed and rapid growth, it has evolved into a three team studio employing over one hundred people, working for some of the largest publishers in the business.
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closed 4/10/2006 via PR Newswire

SkillJam Technologies Corporation, acquired Fantasy Sports, Inc.

synopsis: FUN Technologies Inc., one of the world's leading online casual gaming providers, announced today that a subsidiary of FUN's wholly owned subsidiary, SkillJam Technologies Corporation, has acquired all of the assets of Fantasy Sports, Inc. from NASDAQ-listed Silverstar Holdings Ltd.
buyer parent: Liberty Media Corporation
buyer: SkillJam Technologies Corporation
SkillJam is the Internet's premier provider of cash prize skill game play. Players choose the subject category and game type and play for free, play for prizes, and play for cash! "
target parent: Silverstar Holdings Ltd.
target: Fantasy Sports, Inc.
Based in Pennsylvania, Fantasy Sports provides fantasy sports racing solutions. Founded in 1993, Fantasy Sports is a leading provider of fee-based NASCAR-related and other fantasy sports games.
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$3.85
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announced 11/20/2019 via Company Press Release

Mixi, Inc., will acquire Net Dreamers Co., Ltd.

synopsis: Mixi, Inc, a Japanese social networking service, will acquire Net Dreamers Co., Ltd., a Japanese company that develops horse racing websites and mobile games. Net Dreamers operates netkeiba.com, the largest horse racing media outlet in Japan. The company also operates Weekly Baseball Online, a baseball news site.
buyer: Mixi, Inc. (TSE:2121:$1,098.60)
Mixi is a Japanese social networking service that allows users to connect with their friends in a convenient way. It enables users to send and receive messages, write in a diary, read and comment on others' diaries, organize and join communities, and invite their friends. "
target: Net Dreamers Co., Ltd.
Net Dreamers is a Japanese company that develops horse racing websites and mobile games. Net Dreamers operates netkeiba.com, the largest horse racing media outlet in Japan. Their games include Tiki Chiki Derby and Puzzle Derby. The company also operates Weekly Baseball Online, a baseball news site.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$27
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0.0x
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announced 1/21/2021 via GlobeNewswire

Nacon, will acquire Big Ant Studios

synopsis: Nacon announced the acquisition of Big Ant Studios, one of Australia's largest and oldest independent video game developers. The studio has developed games for legendary franchises such as Spyro the Dragon but is best known for its high quality sports franchises.
buyer: Nacon (ENXTPA:BIG:$205.68)
Nacon, formerly Bigben Interactive SA is a French video game company based in Lesquin. Established in 1981, the company designs and distributes accessories for video game consoles, and publishes and distributes video games for various platforms. "
target: Big Ant Studios
Founded in 2001, Big Ant is one of Australia's largest and oldest independent video game developers. The studio has developed games for legendary franchises such as Spyro the Dragon but is best known for its high quality sports franchises.
price ($mm)
$18
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closed 12/1/2020 via GlobeNewswire

V2 Games Inc., acquired GameOn App Inc.

synopsis: Vancouver-based V2 Games Inc., a portfolio company of Victory Square Technologies Inc., has acquired the assets and IP of GameOn App Inc., a leading-edge gaming company providing consumers, broadcasters, sportsbooks, venues, and brand partners with interactive, social experiences around sports, television, and live events.
buyer parent: Victory Square Technologies
buyer: V2 Games Inc.
Vancouver-based V2 Games is a video and mobile game ventures firm focusing on royalty investments in high-value gaming projects featuring globally-recognized intellectual properties. Its portfolio of games includes Pacific Rim: Breach Wars, Rune: Ragnarok, Men In Black, and Hello Kitty. "
target: GameOn App Inc.
GameOn is a leading-edge gaming company providing consumers, broadcasters, sportsbooks, venues, and brand partners with interactive, social experiences around sports, television, and live events. GameOn drives engagement and revenue through its suite of proprietary mobile and TV technologies.
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closed 9/9/2020 via GlobeNewswire

Esports Entertainment Group, Inc., acquired FLIP Sports

synopsis: Esports Entertainment Group, Inc., a licensed online gambling company with a focus on esports wagering and 18+ gaming, completed the acquisition of the assets of FLIP Sports, a dynamic and entrepreneurial mobile games studio innovating how fans enjoy and engage with live sports.
buyer: Esports Entertainment Group, Inc. (OTCPK:GMBL:$0.00)
Esports Entertainment Group is a licensed Malta-based online gambling company with a focus on esports wagering and 18+ gaming. The company offers fantasy, pools, fixed odds, and exchange style wagering on esports events in a licensed, regulated, and secure platform to the global esports audience. "
target: FLIP Sports
FLIP Sports is a dynamic and entrepreneurial mobile games studio innovating how fans enjoy and engage with live sports. Through its proprietary in-play, P2P technology, FLIP provides a unique multi-platform second-screen experience within an entertaining, social, and competitive gaming environment.
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announced 5/26/2020 via BNC Analysis

Prey Studios will be merged with FunRock,

synopsis: Funrock, a developer and publisher of great free-to-play multiplayer online games, has announced getting into an agreement for merging operations with Prey Studios, a developer of computer games designed on niché sports. Both companies are based in Sweden.
buyer: FunRock (OM:FRAG:$1.25)
FunRock is a developer and publisher of great free-to-play multiplayer online games. FunRock has one clear objective: to provide great entertainment, localized to the users preferred languages, on multiple platforms. "
target: Prey Studios
Prey Studios is a developer of computer games designed on niché sports. The company's computer games are developed as casual cross-platform games where users can host tournaments, coach fighters, sign sponsorship deals, and design their own gyms.
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announced 12/14/2020 via BusinessWire

Electronic Arts Inc., will acquire Codemasters

synopsis: Game developer and Publisher Electronic Arts Inc. announced that it has reached an agreement to acquire Codemasters, an award-winning British video game developer. Codemasters specializes in high quality racing games including DiRT, GRID and the BAFTA award-winning official F1® series of videogames.
buyer: Electronic Arts Inc. (NasdaqGS:EA:$5,629.00)
Electronic Arts is a global leader in digital interactive entertainment. The Company develops and delivers games, content and online services for Internet-connected consoles, mobile devices and personal computers. "
target: Codemasters (AIM:CDM:$156.91)
Codemasters is an award-winning British video game developer and publisher with over 30 years of heritage. The company specializes in high quality racing games including DiRT, GRID and the BAFTA award-winning official F1® series of videogames.
price ($mm)[EV]
$1,224 [$1,158]
rev ($mm)
$155
EBITDA ($mm)
$66
EV / rev
7.6x
EV / EBITDA
18.1x
announced 11/10/2020 via BusinessWire

Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc., will acquire Codemasters

synopsis: Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. is to acquire Codemasters, an award-winning British video game developer and publisher with over 30 years of heritage. The company specializes in high quality racing games including DiRT, GRID and the BAFTA award-winning official F1® series of videogames.
buyer: Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (TTWO:$3,372.77)
Headquartered in New York City, Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. is a leading developer, publisher and marketer of interactive entertainment for consumers around the globe. The Company develops and publishes products through its two wholly-owned labels Rockstar Games and 2K. "
target: Codemasters (AIM:CDM:$156.91)
Codemasters is an award-winning British video game developer and publisher with over 30 years of heritage. The company specializes in high quality racing games including DiRT, GRID and the BAFTA award-winning official F1® series of videogames.
price ($mm)[EV]
$964 [$934]
rev ($mm)
$99
EBITDA ($mm)
$28
EV / rev
9.4x
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33.9x
closed 11/29/2019 via PR Newswire

Codemasters, acquired Slightly Mad Studios

synopsis: Codemasters, an award-winning British video game developer and publisher with over 30 years of heritage, has acquired Slightly Mad Studios, UK's racing simulation specialist and the team behind the critically acclaimed GTR series, Need For Speed Shift & Shift 2 Unleashed.
buyer parent: Balderton Capital
buyer: Codemasters (AIM:CDM:$156.91)
Codemasters is an award-winning British video game developer and publisher with over 30 years of heritage. The company specializes in high quality racing games including DiRT, GRID and the BAFTA award-winning official F1 series of videogames. "
target: Slightly Mad Studios
Slightly Mad Studios is UK's racing simulation specialist. It is the team behind the critically acclaimed GTR series, Need For Speed Shift & Shift 2 Unleashed. It has over 10 years of pedigree in racing games, and Project CARS represents the culmination of all that experience and heritage.
price ($mm)
$30
rev ($mm)
$9
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closed 6/14/2007 via PR Newswire

Balderton Capital, acquired Codemasters

synopsis: Balderton Capital, the leading venture capital firm, has acquired the remaining stake held by the founders of Codemasters, the largest independent videogame developer and publisher in Europe.
buyer: Balderton Capital
Balderton Capital is one of Europe's largest venture capital firms, committed to find and helping talented entrepreneurs build great companies. Based in London, it manages approximately $1.5 billion USD on committed venture capital. "
target: Codemasters (AIM:CDM:$156.91)
Codemasters is a leading developer and publisher of best-selling interactive entertainment products for a global audience on current and future gaming platforms and channels. The company's dominant brands include Colin McRae's DiRT, Race Driver, Brian Lara Cricket, and Operation Flashpoint.
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closed 7/2/2021 via BusinessWire

Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc., acquired Dynamixyz

synopsis: Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. has acquired privately-held Dynamixyz, a world-class leader in video-based facial animation services. They own and operate a suite of leading-edge, proprietary motion capture, facial-analysis, and full 3D processing tools and technology that combines computer graphics, computer vision, and machine learning
buyer: Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (TTWO:$3,372.77)
Headquartered in New York City, Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. is a leading developer, publisher and marketer of interactive entertainment for consumers around the globe. "
target: Dynamixyz
Dynamixyz is a world-class leader in video-based facial animation services. They own and operate a suite of leading-edge, proprietary motion capture, facial-analysis, and full 3D processing tools and technology that combines computer graphics, computer vision, and machine learning
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closed 6/2/2021 via BusinessWire

Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc., acquired Nordeus Limited

synopsis: Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. has acquired privately-held Nordeus, a mobile games company based in Belgrade, Serbia, best known for Top Eleven, the world’s most successful mobile soccer management game with over 240 million registered users.
buyer: Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (TTWO:$3,372.77)
Headquartered in New York City, Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. is a leading developer, publisher and marketer of interactive entertainment for consumers around the globe. "
target: Nordeus Limited
Founded in 2010, Nordeus is a mobile games company based in Belgrade, Serbia, best known for Top Eleven, the world’s most successful mobile soccer management game with over 240 million registered users.
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closed 3/24/2021 via BusinessWire

Visual Concepts, purchased Game Division from HookBang

synopsis: 2K has acquired HookBang, LLC’s Austin-based video game division which will become part of Visual Concepts, the distinguished, wholly-owned studio and developer of the iconic NBA® 2K video game franchise.
buyer parent: Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc.
buyer: Visual Concepts
Founded in 1988, Visual Concepts is the developer behind the 2K Sports games and the dominating success of the NBA 2K franchise. "
seller: HookBang
The acquisition includes HookBang, LLC’s Austin-based video game division. HookBang is a Creative Technology Studio that provides full-service software design and development for brands, agencies, and technology companies with hard problems.
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announced 3/17/2021 via BNC Analysis

2K Games, will acquire HB Studios

synopsis: 2K, a company that develops and publishes interactive entertainment software games for the console, PC, and handheld gaming systems, will acquire HB Studios, a Canadian video game developer based in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia. It is best known for its rugby and cricket games.
buyer parent: Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc.
buyer: 2K Games
2K develops and publishes interactive entertainment software games for the console, PC, and handheld gaming systems. 2K publishes titles in today’s most popular gaming genres, including shooters, action, role-playing, strategy, sports, casual, and family entertainment. "
target: HB Studios
HB Studios Multimedia Limited is a Canadian video game developer based in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia. It is best known for its rugby and cricket games.
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announced 11/10/2020 via BusinessWire

Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc., will acquire Codemasters

synopsis: Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. is to acquire Codemasters, an award-winning British video game developer and publisher with over 30 years of heritage. The company specializes in high quality racing games including DiRT, GRID and the BAFTA award-winning official F1® series of videogames.
buyer: Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (TTWO:$3,372.77)
Headquartered in New York City, Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. is a leading developer, publisher and marketer of interactive entertainment for consumers around the globe. The Company develops and publishes products through its two wholly-owned labels Rockstar Games and 2K. "
target: Codemasters (AIM:CDM:$156.91)
Codemasters is an award-winning British video game developer and publisher with over 30 years of heritage. The company specializes in high quality racing games including DiRT, GRID and the BAFTA award-winning official F1® series of videogames.
price ($mm)[EV]
$964 [$934]
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$99
EBITDA ($mm)
$28
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closed 10/14/2020 via BusinessWire

Rockstar Games, acquired Ruffian Games

synopsis: Rockstar Games, an American video game publisher that creates innovative and progressive interactive entertainment, has acquired Ruffian Games, a video game developer based in Dundee, Scotland. Founded in April 2008 by Gary Liddon, Billy Thomson and Gareth Noyce, the company is best known for developing Crackdown 2, released in 2010.
buyer parent: Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc.
buyer: Rockstar Games
Rockstar Games is an American video game publisher that creates innovative and progressive interactive entertainment. Rockstar Games has created and published some of the most popular and critically-acclaimed games in the world, including franchises such as Grand Theft Auto, Max Payne, and Red Dead."
target: Ruffian Games
Ruffian Games is a video game developer based in Dundee, Scotland. Founded in April 2008 by Gary Liddon, Billy Thomson and Gareth Noyce, the company is best known for developing Crackdown 2, released in 2010.
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announced 8/18/2020 via BusinessWire

Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc., will acquire Dots

synopsis: Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire privately-held Playdots, Inc., a company that builds mobile games with unique and thoughtful designs. The studio has created three mobile hits, Dots, Two Dots and Dots & Co., which have been downloaded over 100 million times.
buyer: Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (TTWO:$3,372.77)
Headquartered in New York City, Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. is a leading developer, publisher and marketer of interactive entertainment for consumers around the globe. The Company develops and publishes products through its two wholly-owned labels Rockstar Games and 2K. "
target: Dots
Founded in 2013 and based in New York City, Playdots builds mobile games with unique and thoughtful designs. The studio has created three mobile hits, Dots, Two Dots and Dots & Co., which have been downloaded over 100 million times.
price ($mm)
$192
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closed 5/13/2019 via gamesindustry.biz

Rockstar Games, acquired Dhruva Interactive

synopsis: Rockstar Games, an American video game publisher, has acquired a 91.82% stake in Dhruva Interactive from Starbreeze, a Swedish creator, publisher and distributor of high quality entertainment products. Dhruva is India's leading game developer, providing art production services to the global games industry.
buyer parent: Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc.
buyer: Rockstar Games
Rockstar Games is an American video game publisher that creates innovative and progressive interactive entertainment. Rockstar Games has created and published some of the most popular and critically-acclaimed games in the world, including franchises such as Grand Theft Auto, Max Payne, and Red Dead."
target parent: Starbreeze AB
target: Dhruva Interactive
Founded in 1997, Dhruva is India's leading game developer, providing art production services to the global games industry. Dhruva's core business is providing game content creation services across various platforms and genres. Dhruva also has a game development team focused on serious gaming.
price ($mm)
$7.90*
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closed 5/31/2017 via BusinessWire

Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc., acquired Kerbal Space Program

synopsis: Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc., a leading developer, publisher and marketer of interactive entertainment for consumers around the globe, announced that it has acquired Kerbal Space Program, the critically acclaimed physics-based space simulation game.
buyer: Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (TTWO:$3,372.77)
Headquartered in New York City, Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. is a leading developer, publisher and marketer of interactive entertainment for consumers around the globe. The Company develops and publishes products through its two wholly-owned labels Rockstar Games and 2K. "
target parent: Squad
target: Kerbal Space Program
Kerbal Space Program is a space flight simulation video game released in 2015. In Kerbal Space Program, players must build a space-worthy craft, capable of flying its crew of lovable humanoid Kerbals into space, while keeping them alive.
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closed 2/1/2017 via BusinessWire

Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc., acquired Social Point S.L.

synopsis: Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. announced that it has acquired privately-held Social Point S.L. Founded in 2008 and headquartered in Barcelona, Spain, Social Point is a highly-successful free-to-play mobile game developer that focuses on delivering high-quality, deeply-engaging entertainment experiences.
buyer: Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (TTWO:$3,372.77)
Headquartered in New York City, Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. is a leading developer, publisher and marketer of interactive entertainment for consumers around the globe. The Company develops and publishes products through its two wholly-owned labels Rockstar Games and 2K. "
target: Social Point S.L.
Headquartered in Barcelona, Social Point is a free-to-play mobile game developer that focuses on delivering high-quality, deeply-engaging entertainment experiences. The company's most successful games, Dragon City and Monster Legends, have been downloaded more than 180 million times.
price ($mm)
$250
rev ($mm)
$91
EBITDA ($mm)
$20
EV / rev
3.0x
EV / EBITDA
13.9x
closed 4/4/2008 via BusinessWire

Rockstar Games, acquired Mad Doc Software

synopsis: Rockstar Games, a publishing label of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. announced the formation of Rockstar New England through the acquisition of substantially all of the assets of Andover, MA-based Mad Doc Software, one of the premier independent development studios in North America.
buyer parent: Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc.
buyer: Rockstar Games
The Rockstar Games label was founded in 1998 to create the most innovative and progressive interactive entertainment. It is a wholly owned subsidiary of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. "
target: Mad Doc Software
Mad Doc Software has led development on and provided contracting services for triple-A titles, with a particular focus on artificial intelligence and networking. The studio most recently worked with Rockstar Games on the Xbox 360 version of the critically acclaimed Bully: Scholarship Edition.
price ($mm)
$5.90
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closed 1/8/2008 via BusinessWire

Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc., acquired Illusion Softworks

synopsis: Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. announced the acquisition of Illusion Softworks, a premier Central European-based game development studio with operations in Brno and Prague, the Czech Republic. Illusion Softworks has approximately 200 employees and will join Take-Two’s 2K Games publishing label as its newest studio, 2K Czech.
buyer: Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (TTWO:$3,372.77)
Take-Two Interactive Software develops and distributes games for PCs, as well as for Sony PlayStation, Nintendo, and SEGA game consoles. The company has distribution operations in Australia, North America, Europe, Scandinavia, and the UK. Other titles include Fly!, Earthworm Jim 3-D, and Darkstone. "
target: Illusion Softworks
Illusion Softworks is a Czech-owned company based in Brno. It is the most successful computer game developer in the Central European region and its games compete with the largest and most successful studios worldwide.The Company’s main focus is on realistic action games.
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closed 1/9/2006 via BusinessWire

Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc., acquired Irrational Games

synopsis: Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. today announced the acquisition of Irrational Games, the award-winning development studio behind such titles as System Shock 2 and Freedom Force. Irrational Games joins the team of development studios under Take-Two's 2K Games publishing label.
buyer: Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (TTWO:$3,372.77)
Take-Two Interactive Software develops and distributes games for PCs, as well as for Sony PlayStation, Nintendo, and SEGA game consoles. The company has distribution operations in Australia, North America, Europe, Scandinavia, and the UK. Other titles include Fly!, Earthworm Jim 3-D, and Darkstone. "
target: Irrational Games
IRRATIONAL GAMES is the award winning developer of System Shock II and Freedom Force. Irrational Games has studios in Boston, MA and Canberra, Australia comprised of dedicated designers, programmers, artists and business facilitators.
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closed 11/7/2005 via

Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc., acquired Firaxis Games

synopsis: Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. today announced the acquisition of Firaxis Games(TM), one of the world's premier game development studios. Firaxis Games joins the 2K Games publishing label of Take-Two Interactive.
buyer: Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (TTWO:$3,372.77)
Take-Two Interactive Software develops and distributes games for PCs, as well as for Sony PlayStation, Nintendo, and SEGA game consoles. The company has distribution operations in Australia, North America, Europe, Scandinavia, and the UK. Other titles include Fly!, Earthworm Jim 3-D, and Darkstone. "
target: Firaxis Games
Firaxis is an independent game design studio with an unwavering mission to "build games that stand the test of time". President, and CEO, Jeff Briggs, "Firaxis" is a fusion of "fiery" and "axis", communicating the company's dynamic process of game development and creation of visionary products.
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closed 4/8/2004 via Reuters

Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc., acquired Mobius Entertainment Ltd.

synopsis: Video game publisher Take-Two Interactive Software Inc. (TTWO) on Thursday said it has acquired British game developer Mobius Entertainment Ltd., which specializes in games for handheld platforms.
buyer: Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (TTWO:$3,372.77)
Take-Two Interactive Software develops and distributes games for PCs, as well as for Sony PlayStation, Nintendo, and SEGA game consoles. The company has distribution operations in Australia, North America, Europe, Scandinavia, and the UK. Other titles include Fly!, Earthworm Jim 3-D, and Darkstone. "
target: Mobius Entertainment Ltd.
Mobius Entertainment Ltd. specializes in games for handheld platforms.
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closed 11/30/2021 via gamesindustry.biz

Nordisk Games, acquired Flashbulb Games ApS

synopsis: Nordisk Games has announced the acquisition of Danish studio Flashbulb Games. Flashbulb, which was created in 2016, is a video game developer known for its vehicle-building sandbox title Trailmakers and multiplayer brawler Rubber Bandits.
buyer parent: Egmont Foundation
buyer: Nordisk Games
Nordisk Games is the video game division of Danish entertainment company Nordisk Film. Nordisk Games are minority investors that fund and support Europe's finest game companies. They provide financing to help video game developers create and publish the best games in the world. "
target: Flashbulb Games ApS
Flashbulb, which was created in 2016, is a video game developer known for its vehicle-building sandbox title Trailmakers and multiplayer brawler Rubber Bandits.
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announced 10/29/2021 via Company Press Release

KRAFTON, Inc., will acquire Unknown Worlds Entertainment Inc.

synopsis: KRAFTON, Inc., a South Korean game development company, will acquire Unknown Worlds Entertainment, an independent game studio that aims to unite the world through play. Unknown Worlds creates fun and immersive experiences that resonate with gamers around the world. Their titles include Zen of Sudoku, Natural Selection, Subnautica, and more.
buyer: KRAFTON, Inc. (:$1,392.53)
KRAFTON is a South Korean game development company. KRAFTON creates games for PC and mobile devices through it's various game studios. They are best known for PUBG: BATTLEGROUNDS, a battle royal shooter. The company also develops and publishes MMORPGs and mobile games. "
target: Unknown Worlds Entertainment Inc.
Unknown Worlds Entertainment is an independent game studio that aims to unite the world through play. Unknown Worlds creates fun and immersive experiences that resonate with gamers around the world. Their titles include Zen of Sudoku, Natural Selection, Subnautica, and more.
price ($mm)
$500
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closed 10/29/2021 via BNC Analysis

Activision Blizzard, acquired Digital Legends Entertainment S.L.

synopsis: Activision Blizzard, an interactive entertainment company, has acquired Digital Legends Entertainment, one of the world's leading high-end mobile game developers. Digital Legends delivers superb gaming experiences to phones and tablets. Their titles include The Respawnables, Afterpulse, miCoach Basketball, Bruce Lee Dragon Warrior, Kroll and more.
buyer: Activision Blizzard (ATVI:$8,938.00)
Activision Blizzard, Inc., a member of the S&P 500, is the world's most successful standalone interactive entertainment company. Activision Blizzard develops and publishes games based on some of the most beloved entertainment franchises, including Call of Duty, Guitar Hero, and World of Warcraft. "
target: Digital Legends Entertainment S.L.
Digital Legends Entertainment is one of the world's leading high-end mobile game developers. Digital Legends delivers superb gaming experiences to smart phones, tablets and connected TVs. Their titles include The Respawnables, Afterpulse, miCoach Basketball, Bruce Lee Dragon Warrior, Kroll and more.
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closed 10/22/2021 via Company Press Release

CD Projekt S.A., acquired The Molasses Flood

synopsis: CD PROJEKT, a Polish video game developer, publisher and distributor, has acquired The Molasses Flood, a video game development studio. The Molasses Flood is dedicated to making console and PC games that live at the intersection of systems and heart. Their titles include The Flame in the Flood and Drake Hollow.
buyer: CD Projekt S.A. (WSE:CDR:$564.95)
CD Projekt S.A. is a group of companies in Poland that consists of CD Projekt RED, a game development studio; and GOG Ltd., a digital videogame distribution platform. CD Projekt RED is the studio behind The Witcher series, a popular RPG video game. GOG offers games from a variety of publishers. "
target: The Molasses Flood
The Molasses Flood is a video game development studio. The Molasses Flood is dedicated to making console and PC games that live at the intersection of systems and heart. Their titles include The Flame in the Flood and Drake Hollow.
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closed 9/29/2021 via BNC Analysis

NetFlix, acquired Night School Studio

synopsis: Night School Studio, the independent game developer known for narrative-driven titles like Oxenfree, announced it has been acquired by Netflix, the world's leading Internet entertainment platform. Oxenfree is a supernatural mystery graphic adventure game.
buyer: NetFlix (NFLX:$28,632.97)
Netflix is the world's leading Internet entertainment platform with 104 million members in over 190 countries enjoying more than 125 million hours of TV shows and movies per day, including original series, documentaries and feature films. Members can watch as much as they want, anytime and anywhere."
target: Night School Studio
Night School Studio, LLC is an American independent video game developer and publisher founded on June 6, 2014, and is based in Glendale, California. After the founding of the company, the team started development on their debut, Oxenfree, a supernatural mystery graphic adventure game.
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closed 9/24/2021 via BNC Analysis

Signature Devices, Inc., acquired Graffiti Entertainment, Inc.

synopsis: Signature Devices, Inc., a company that designs, creates and develops devices, software and cloud infrastructure software for the Internet of Things world, has acquired a majority interest in Graffiti Entertainment, LLC, a company that develops interactive entertainment software and video games for entertainment consoles.
buyer: Signature Devices, Inc. (SDVI:$0.37)
Signature Devices designs, creates and develops devices, software and cloud infrastructure software for the Internet of Things world. "
target: Graffiti Entertainment, Inc.
Graffiti Entertainment, LLC develops interactive entertainment software and video games for entertainment consoles. The company was founded in 2006.
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announced 9/8/2021 via Company Press Release

Sony Interactive Entertainment LLC, will acquire Firesprite Limited

synopsis: Sony Interactive Entertainment (“SIE”) announced that SIE has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Firesprite Games, the UK-based videogame studio with a history of developing highly-polished showpieces for cutting-edge hardware. Firesprite has a strong record of developing showcase games for PlayStation console and peripheral launches.
buyer parent: Sony Corporation
buyer: Sony Interactive Entertainment LLC
Recognized as a global leader in interactive and digital entertainment, Sony Interactive Entertainment is responsible for the PlayStation® brand and family of products and services. PlayStation has delivered innovation to the market since the launch of the original PlayStation in Japan in 1994. "
target: Firesprite Limited
Firesprite Games is a UK-based videogame studio with a history of developing highly-polished showpieces for cutting-edge hardware. Firesprite has a strong record of developing showcase games for PlayStation console and peripheral launches, such as The Playroom (PS4) and The Playroom VR (PS VR).
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closed 9/2/2021 via gamesindustry.biz

Thunderful, acquired Stage Clear Studios

synopsis: Thunderful Games, a Swedish games publisher, has acquired Stage Clear Studios, an indie game development studio in Spain. Stage Clear Studios develops fun and good looking games that everyone can enjoy. They also offer full game development and console porting services. Their games include The Coma: Recut, Cloudpunk, Yesterday Origins, and more.
buyer: Thunderful (OM:THUNDR:$351.30)
Based in Sweden, Thunderful AB was founded as a parent company to Gothenburg, Sweden-based game development studios Image & Form International AB and Zoink AB, two of the most successful veterans in the Swedish gaming industry. Thunderful is a veritable video-gaming powerhouse on all platforms. "
target: Stage Clear Studios
Stage Clear Studios is an independent game development studio in Spain. Stage Clear Studios develops fun and good looking games that everyone can enjoy. They also offer full game development and console porting services. Their games include The Coma: Recut, Cloudpunk, Yesterday Origins, and more.
price ($mm)
$1.18
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closed 8/19/2021 via gamesindustry.biz

Saber Interactive, acquired Fractured Byte

synopsis: Embracer Group has acquired Fractured Byte through Saber Interactive, an independent developer of interactive games and entertainment. Developer and porting specialist Fractured Byte is based in Estonia, with around 50 employees spread across its headquarters in Tallinn and three locations in Ukraine.
buyer parent: Embracer Group
buyer: Saber Interactive
Saber Interactive is an independent developer of interactive games and entertainment. Founded in 2001, Saber has grown into one of the largest and longest-standing developers of interactive games in Russia/Eastern Europe and one of the few remaining independent game studios producing AAA content. "
target: Fractured Byte
Developer and porting specialist Fractured Byte is based in Estonia, with around 50 employees spread across its headquarters in Tallinn and three locations in Ukraine.
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closed 8/19/2021 via Company Press Release

Saber Interactive, acquired SmartPhone Labs

synopsis: Embracer Group, through its wholly owned subsidiary Saber Interactive Inc., has acquired 100 percent of the shares in Russian-based SmartPhone Labs (”SPL”), an independent software testing and games development company for mobile, PC, consoles and VR, from its founders.
buyer parent: Embracer Group
buyer: Saber Interactive
Saber Interactive is an independent developer of interactive games and entertainment. Founded in 2001, Saber has grown into one of the largest and longest-standing developers of interactive games in Russia/Eastern Europe and one of the few remaining independent game studios producing AAA content. "
target: SmartPhone Labs
Russia-based SmartPhone Labs (SPL) is an independent software testing and games development company for mobile, PC, consoles and VR. They focus on modern production and testing practices and have extensive experience working with Unity, custom C++ engines, VR and backend systems.
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closed 8/18/2021 via gamesindustry.biz

Altor Equity Partners, acquired Raw Fury

synopsis: Altor, a Nordic private equity fund focused on investing in medium sized companies, has acquired a majority stake in Raw Fury, an independent video game publisher in Sweden. Raw Fury specializes in publishing indie games that provide impactful and powerful experiences. Their games include Townscaper, Sable, Norco, Wolfstride, Backbone, and more.
buyer: Altor Equity Partners
Altor is a family of private equity funds focused on investing in and developing medium sized companies in the Nordics and the DACH-region. They want to create enduring values and make a real difference as a valuable partner for owners and managers in building world class companies. "
target: Raw Fury
Raw Fury is an independent video game publisher in Sweden. Raw Fury specializes in publishing indie games that provide impactful and powerful experiences. Their games include Townscaper, Sable, Norco, Wolfstride, Backbone, GoNNER2, and more.
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closed 8/18/2021 via gamesindustry.biz

Dream Sports, acquired Rolocule

synopsis: Dream Sports, a leading sports technology company in India, has acquired Rolocule Games, an award winning mobile games company in India. Rolocule develops top quality midcore games that are played & loved by millions of consumers in 110+ countries. Their titles include Flick Tennis, Dance Party, Dead Among Us, Super Badminton, and more.
buyer: Dream Sports
Dream Sports is a leading sports technology company in India. Dream Sports provides multiple avenues for fans to deeply engage with the sports they love through fantasy sports, content, commerce, experiences and events. Their Dream11 platform is India's biggest fantasy sports platform. "
target: Rolocule
Rolocule is an award winning mobile games company in India. Rolocule develops top quality midcore games that are played & loved by millions of consumers in 110+ countries. Their titles include Flick Tennis, Dance Party, Dead Among Us, Super Badminton, and more.
price ($mm)
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closed 8/11/2021 via gamesindustry.biz

Thunderful, acquired To The Sky

synopsis: Thunderful Group, a Swedish games publisher, has acquired To The Sky, a video game development studio in Sweden. To The Sky is a studio composed of several industry veterans and is led by Jugo Mirkovic, a former EA development director.
buyer: Thunderful (OM:THUNDR:$351.30)
Based in Sweden, Thunderful AB was founded as a parent company to Gothenburg, Sweden-based game development studios Image & Form International AB and Zoink AB, two of the most successful veterans in the Swedish gaming industry. Thunderful is a veritable video-gaming powerhouse on all platforms. "
target: To The Sky
To The Sky is a video game development studio in Sweden. To The Sky is a studio composed of several industry veterans and is led by Jugo Mirkovic, a former EA development director.
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closed 8/5/2021 via gamesindustry.biz

Focus Home Interactive, acquired Dotemu

synopsis: Focus Home Interactive, a video game publisher and developer in France, has acquired a 77.5% stake in Dotemu, a video game developer and publisher in France that specializes in retrogaming. The company brings back the best games from the past on the most recent platforms. Their games include Streets of Rage 4, Another World, R-Type II, and more.
buyer: Focus Home Interactive (ENXTPA:ALFOC:$201.15)
Focus Home Interactive SA is a French independent video game publisher and developer based in Paris, France. Founded in 1996, Focus has published and distributed original titles such as Sherlock Holmes, TrackMania, Runaway and sports games like Cycling Manager and Virtual Skipper. "
target: Dotemu
Dotemu is a video game developer and publisher in France. Dotemu specializes in retrogaming. The company brings back the best games from the past on the most recent platforms. Their games include Streets of Rage 4, Another World, R-Type II, Wonder Boy: The Dragon's Trap, and more.
price ($mm)
$46*
rev ($mm)
$17
EBITDA ($mm)
$7
EV / rev
4.4x
EV / EBITDA
11.0x
closed 8/2/2021 via GlobeNewswire

Nacon, acquired crea-ture Studios

synopsis: Nacon, a French video game company, is acquiring crea-ture Studios, an independent video game studio in the Montréal area dedicated in bringing original IP’s to niche markets. They are the developer of Session, a skateboarding video game for Windows, Xbox and Playstation.
buyer: Nacon (ENXTPA:BIG:$205.68)
Nacon, formerly Bigben Interactive SA is a French video game company based in Lesquin. Established in 1981, the company designs and distributes accessories for video game consoles, and publishes and distributes video games for various platforms. "
target: crea-ture Studios
crea-ture Studios is an independent videogame studio in the Montréal area dedicated in bringing original IP’s to niche markets. They are the developer of Session, a skateboarding video game for Windows, Xbox and Playstation.
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closed 7/30/2021 via Company Press Release

Koch Media, acquired DigixArt

synopsis: Koch Media GmbH, a leading Austrian producer and marketer of digital entertainment products and accessories, has acquired DigixArt, a France-based game development studio. The acquisition will allow DigixArt to grow its team and continue to focus on creating innovative, narrative games.
buyer parent: Embracer Group
buyer: Koch Media
Austria-based Koch Media is a leading, independent producer and marketer of digital entertainment products and accessories. Its business areas include distribution of media products, including movies, videogames and software products, and games publishing under the Deep Silver label. "
target: DigixArt
Based in France, Digixart is an award-winning games development studio. With experience in mobile, PC and console games development, DigixArt is the creative force behind critically acclaimed titles “Lost in Harmony”, “11-11 Memories Retold,” and “Road 96”.
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closed 7/29/2021 via Company Press Release

Animoca Brands, acquired Blowfish Studios

synopsis: Animoca Brands, a mobile game developer in Hong Kong, has acquired Blowfish Studios, an independent game development and publishing studio in Australia. Blowfish creates best-in-class interactive experiences that focus on high-end 3D visuals and creative gameplay. Their titles include Blackwind, Base One, KungFu Kickball, and more.
buyer: Animoca Brands (ASX:AB1:$8.69)
Hong Kong-based Animoca Brands leverages gamification, blockchain, and AI technologies to develop and publish a broad portfolio of mobile products including games such as The Sandbox and Crazy Kings as well as products based on popular intellectual properties such as Garfield and Thomas & Friends. "
target: Blowfish Studios
Blowfish Studios is an an independent game development and publishing studio in Australia. Blowfish creates best-in-class interactive experiences that focus on high-end 3D visuals and creative gameplay. Their titles include Blackwind, Base One, KungFu Kickball, and more.
price ($mm)
$6.63
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
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closed 7/22/2021 via gamesindustry.biz

Tencent Holdings Ltd., acquired Stunlock Studios

synopsis: Tencent has announced it has taken a majority stake in Stunlock Studios. Founded in Skövde in 2010, Stunlock Studios is a Swedish game developer that has developed titles such as Bloodline Champions, Dead Island: Epidemic, and most recently Battlerite Royale.
buyer: Tencent Holdings Ltd. (SEHK:700:$78,710.17)
Tencent uses technology to enrich the lives of Internet users. Their communications and social platforms connect users to each other, as well as to digital content and services such as games, video, music and literature. Their infrastructure services create differentiated offerings. "
target: Stunlock Studios
Founded in Skövde in 2010, Stunlock Studios is a Swedish game developer that has developed titles such as Bloodline Champions, Dead Island: Epidemic, and most recently Battlerite Royale.
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closed 7/1/2021 via Company Press Release

Sony Interactive Entertainment LLC, acquired Nixxes Software B.V.

synopsis: Sony Interactive Entertainment (“SIE”) announced that SIE has completed the acquisition of Nixxes Software B.V., an industry-leading Dutch studio with more than 20 years of experience in game development and optimization. Based in Utrecht, Netherlands, Nixxes will join PlayStation Studios Technology, Creative & Services Group.
buyer parent: Sony Corporation
buyer: Sony Interactive Entertainment LLC
Recognized as a global leader in interactive and digital entertainment, Sony Interactive Entertainment is responsible for the PlayStation® brand and family of products and services. PlayStation has delivered innovation to the market since the launch of the original PlayStation in Japan in 1994. "
target: Nixxes Software B.V.
Nixxes Software B.V. is an industry-leading Dutch studio with more than 20 years of experience in game development and optimization. Nixxes is regarded for their work on handling PC Ports for Crystal Dynamics, IO Interactive and Eidos Interactive.
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closed 6/30/2021 via BusinessWire

Sony Interactive Entertainment LLC, acquired Housemarque

synopsis: Sony Interactive Entertainment, a global leader in interactive and digital entertainment, has acquired Housemarque, a video game development studio in Finland. Housemarque develops top-notch games with a focus on tight gameplay, impeccable audiovisual execution, and technical excellence. Their titles include Returnal, Nex Machina, Resogun and more.
buyer parent: Sony Corporation
buyer: Sony Interactive Entertainment LLC
Recognized as a global leader in interactive and digital entertainment, Sony Interactive Entertainment is responsible for the PlayStation® brand and family of products and services. PlayStation has delivered innovation to the market since the launch of the original PlayStation in Japan in 1994. "
target: Housemarque
Housemarque is a video game development studio in Finland. Housemarque develops top-notch games with a focus on tight gameplay, impeccable audiovisual execution, and technical excellence. Their titles include Returnal, Nex Machina, Matterfall, Resogun, Outland, and more.
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Zordix AB
Zordix AB
Zordix is a multinational game developer & publisher with its headquarter in Umeå in northern Sweden. Zordix is divided into four main units: Zordix Racing, Dimfrost Studio, Invictus Games and Zordix Publishing.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$26.97
EBITDA ($mm)
$1.49
EBIT ($mm)
($0.08)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
100
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Ticker: NGM:GTG MTF
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Gold Town Games AB
Gold Town Games AB is a game development company based in Skelleftea, Sweden. The company consists of a group of people with solid experience in the free-to-play format for mobile games. The company focuses on sports management games for the two largest mobile platforms iOS and Android.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$1.89
EBITDA ($mm)
$0.63
EBIT ($mm)
($0.09)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
18
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Ticker: CNSX:EPY
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
ePlay Digital Inc.
ePlay Digital Inc.
ePlay Digital Inc. is a mobile game creator and publisher specializing in sports, eSports and entertainment augmented reality titles, including their new augmented reality running app, Klocked.me, flagship title Big Shot Basketball and Howie Mandel mobile game collaboration - HowiesGames.com.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$0.04
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
($0.47)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
0
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Ticker: WSE:TEN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ten Square Games
Ten Square Games
Ten Square Games is a Polish mobile game developer. Ten Square Games focuses on delivering F2P games for all major global platforms with a special focus on simulation hobby games. Their games simulate fishing and hunting. They also develop match3, puzzle, farming, and battle games.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$172.40
EBITDA ($mm)
$50.20
EBIT ($mm)
$50.11
Net Income ($mm)
$44.31
Employees
147
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Ticker: TSXV:CNS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Contagious Gaming Inc.
Contagious Gaming Inc.
Contagious Gaming Inc. is a developer of unique and engaging software solutions for regulated gaming and lottery markets around the world. Their sports betting platform is the first sports betting system to allow players to chase a dynamic jackpot live during Premier League soccer matches.
year
2013
rev ($mm)
$0.27
EBITDA ($mm)
($0.57)
EBIT ($mm)
($0.57)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
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Ticker: MSGN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Madison Square Garden Networks
Madison Square Garden Networks
Madison Square Garden Networks is a regional sports network that encompasses Madison Square Garden’s media operations. Primarily serving the Mid-Atlantic United States, its programming focuses on events featuring and other programs about New York City sports teams.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$640.69
EBITDA ($mm)
$296.84
EBIT ($mm)
$289.45
Net Income ($mm)
$178.72
Employees
508
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Ticker: MSG
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The Madison Square Garden Company
The Madison Square Garden Company
The Madison Square Garden Company is a fully integrated sports, media and entertainment business. It is comprised of three business segments: MSG Sports, MSG Media and MSG Entertainment, which are strategically aligned to work together to drive the Company's overall business.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$228.42
EBITDA ($mm)
($314.43)
EBIT ($mm)
($415.54)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
4550
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Ticker: XTRA:WIG1
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Wige Media AG
Wige Media AG
_wige MEDIA AG, headquartered in Cologne, is a technology and media company on a growth path in the scalable digital business with video platforms and communities, in the high-margin international project business, as well as in the live events business.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$59.74
EBITDA ($mm)
($2.83)
EBIT ($mm)
($4.50)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
176
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Ticker: OTCPK:LFAP
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
LifeApps Brands Inc.
LifeApps Brands Inc.
LifeApps is a digital media company focused on medical, health, fitness, entertainment, digital applications and next generation social networks. The company creates and operates mobile apps, websites, publications and social media networks.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$0.01
EBITDA ($mm)
($0.24)
EBIT ($mm)
($0.24)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
2
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Ticker: NSX:OLX
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
OliveX Holdings Limited
OliveX Holdings Limited
Hong Kong-based OliveX is a digital health and fitness company selling products and applications to deliver a unique user experience using AI, gamification, and premium content. Its KARA Smart Fitness Mirror is a digital application that delivers on demand and live health fitness-related content.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
($0.20)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
4
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Ticker: CHDN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Churchill Downs, Inc.
Churchill Downs, Inc.
Churchill Downs is an industry-leading racing, gaming and online entertainment company anchored by their iconic flagship event - The Kentucky Derby. They are a leader in brick-and-mortar casino gaming and they are the largest legal online account wagering platform for horseracing in the U.S.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$1,324.50
EBITDA ($mm)
$310.40
EBIT ($mm)
$218.80
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
4000
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Ticker: KNM
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Konami Corporation
Konami Corporation
Konami Corporation develops, publishes, markets, and distributes video game software products for stationary and portable consoles, as well as for use on personal computers. It operates in three segments: Digital Entertainment, Gaming & Systems, and Health & Fitness.
year
2012
rev ($mm)
$265,758.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$51,370.00
EBIT ($mm)
$41,292.00
Net Income ($mm)
$23,012.00
Employees
5362
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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)
$78,710.17
EBITDA ($mm)
$28,011.62
EBIT ($mm)
$20,392.54
Net Income ($mm)
$27,620.00
Employees
89228
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Ticker: TSE:7974
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Nintendo
Nintendo
Nintendo Co., Ltd. is a Japanese multinational consumer electronics company headquartered in Kyoto, Japan. Nintendo is the world's largest video game company by revenue.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$15,905.43
EBITDA ($mm)
$5,443.81
EBIT ($mm)
$5,349.32
Net Income ($mm)
$3,988.30
Employees
6200
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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: ATVI
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Activision Blizzard
Activision Blizzard
Activision Blizzard, Inc., a member of the S&P 500, is the world's most successful standalone interactive entertainment company. Activision Blizzard develops and publishes games based on some of the most beloved entertainment franchises, including Call of Duty, Guitar Hero, and World of Warcraft.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$8,938.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$3,387.00
EBIT ($mm)
$3,235.00
Net Income ($mm)
$2,609.00
Employees
9500
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Ticker: NasdaqGS:EA
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Electronic Arts Inc.
Electronic Arts Inc.
Electronic Arts (EA) is a global leader in digital interactive entertainment. The Company develops and delivers games, content and online services for Internet-connected consoles, mobile devices and personal computers. EA has more than 300 million registered players around the world.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$5,629.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,227.00
EBIT ($mm)
$1,046.00
Net Income ($mm)
$837.00
Employees
9800
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Ticker: TTWO
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc.
Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc.
Take-Two Interactive Software develops and distributes games for PCs, as well as for Sony PlayStation, Nintendo, and SEGA game consoles. The company has distribution operations in Australia, North America, Europe, Scandinavia, and the UK. Other titles include Fly!, Earthworm Jim 3-D, and Darkstone.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$3,372.77
EBITDA ($mm)
$759.29
EBIT ($mm)
$670.74
Net Income ($mm)
$588.89
Employees
6495
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Ticker: SGAMY
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sega Sammy Holdings Inc.
Sega Sammy Holdings Inc.
The SEGA SAMMY Group is involved in a wide range of business operations, encompassing Sammy’s pachislot and pachinko machine business; entertainment contents business focused on SEGA Group’s digital game business; and resort business, which is represented by the development and operation of hotels.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$3,024.74
EBITDA ($mm)
$300.70
EBIT ($mm)
$110.24
Net Income ($mm)
$24.10
Employees
7726
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Ticker: TSE:3659
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
NEXON Co., Ltd.
NEXON Co., Ltd.
Based in Japan, NEXON Co. is a global leader in online games, with more than 100 live games operated across more than 190 countries. Nexon pioneered micro-transactions and the free-to-play business model, and is widely credited with unmatched global expertise in sophisticated live game operations.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$2,372.01
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,035.14
EBIT ($mm)
$970.78
Net Income ($mm)
$1,059.35
Employees
6441
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Ticker: 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)
$2,203.86
EBITDA ($mm)
$362.94
EBIT ($mm)
$266.96
Net Income ($mm)
$275.69
Employees
779
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Ticker: ENXTPA:UBI
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ubisoft Entertainment S.A.
Ubisoft Entertainment S.A.
Ubisoft is a leading producer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment products worldwide and has grown considerably through a strong and diversified line-up of products and partnerships.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$1,959.78
EBITDA ($mm)
($11.18)
EBIT ($mm)
$138.09
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
15913
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Ticker:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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: OM:EMBRAC B
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Embracer Group
Embracer Group
Embracer Group is a Swedish video game holding company. Embracer Group is the parent company of THQ Nordic, Koch Media and Coffee Stain. The Group has an extensive catalogue of over 130 owned franchises, such as Saints Row, Goat Simulator, Dead Island, Darksiders, Metro, MX vs ATV, and more.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$1,366.03
EBITDA ($mm)
$267.41
EBIT ($mm)
($54.89)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
6325
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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: 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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