Like High Voltage Software

announced 12/15/2020 via Company Press Release

Keywords Studios, will acquire High Voltage Software

synopsis: Keywords Studios, an international technical and creative services provider to the global video games industry, will acquire High Voltage Software, an award-winning game developer that develops for all major platforms. High Voltage has worked on games in various genres, including first-person shooters, collectible card games, and platformers.
buyer: Keywords Studios (AIM:KWS:$451.13)
Ireland’s Keywords Studios is an international technical services provider to the global video games industry. It provides integrated art creation, software engineering, testing, localization, audio and customer care services to a blue-chip client base. "
target: High Voltage Software
High Voltage Software is a game developer that develops for all major platforms. High Voltage prides itself on creating high-quality interactive content and experiences. The studio has worked on games in various genres, including first-person shooters, collectible card games, and platformers.
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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:$27,585.14)
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:$366.75)
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.
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$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

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.
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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 8/11/2021 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:$366.75)
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
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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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closed 6/4/2021 via gamesindustry.biz

Facebook, acquired Unit 2 Games

synopsis: Facebook has acquired Unit 2 Games, an award-winning 40 person independent games studio based in Leamington Spa, UK. They are the developer behind free-to-play game creation and sharing tool Crayta. They plan to integrate Crayta’s creation toolset into Facebook Gaming’s cloud platform.
buyer: Facebook (FB:$94,399.00)
Facebook is a social utility that helps people better understand the world around them. Facebook develops technologies that facilitate the spread of information through social networks allowing people to share information online the same way they do in the real world. "
target: Unit 2 Games
Unit 2 Games is an award-winning 40 person independent games studio based in Leamington Spa, UK. They are the developer behind free-to-play game creation and sharing tool Crayta.
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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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$215*
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announced 5/27/2021 via BNC Analysis

Zordix AB, will acquire Merge Games Ltd.

synopsis: UK-based video games publisher and developer Merge Games has been acquired by Swedish company Zordix. Merge Games was founded in 2010, and has gone on to publish and distribute the likes of Darkest Dungeon, Dead Cells, Cloudpunk and Streets of Rage 4.
buyer: Zordix AB (NGM:ZORDIX B:$4.09)
Zordix is a multinational game developer & publisher with its headquarter in Umeå in northern Sweden. Zordix is divided into four main units: Zordix Racing, Dimfrost Studio, Invictus Games and Zordix Publishing. "
target: Merge Games Ltd.
Merge Games is a games publisher, based in England, that is privately owned by Australian, Luke Keighran. Merge comprises a mixture of experienced industry veterans and enthusiastic youth - the combination makes for a strong group of people all dedicated to the business of publishing indie games.
price ($mm)
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$18
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$4
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0.0x
announced 12/15/2020 via Company Press Release

Keywords Studios, will acquire High Voltage Software

synopsis: Keywords Studios, an international technical and creative services provider to the global video games industry, will acquire High Voltage Software, an award-winning game developer that develops for all major platforms. High Voltage has worked on games in various genres, including first-person shooters, collectible card games, and platformers.
buyer: Keywords Studios (AIM:KWS:$451.13)
Ireland’s Keywords Studios is an international technical services provider to the global video games industry. It provides integrated art creation, software engineering, testing, localization, audio and customer care services to a blue-chip client base. "
target: High Voltage Software
High Voltage Software is a game developer that develops for all major platforms. High Voltage prides itself on creating high-quality interactive content and experiences. The studio has worked on games in various genres, including first-person shooters, collectible card games, and platformers.
price ($mm)
$34
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closed 8/12/2021 via BNC Analysis

Keywords Studios, acquired AMC RO STUDIO S.R.L.

synopsis: Keywords Studios, the international technical and creative services provider to the global video games industry, has acquired the entire issued share capital of AMC, a Romania-based leading 3D art and design studio focused on the video game industry.
buyer: Keywords Studios (AIM:KWS:$451.13)
Ireland’s Keywords Studios is an international technical services provider to the global video games industry. It provides integrated art creation, software engineering, testing, localization, audio and customer care services to a blue-chip client base. "
target: AMC RO STUDIO S.R.L.
AMC is a leading 3D art and design studio focused on the video game industry. Based in Bucharest, Romania and led by Cristina Neamtu, AMC enables its partners to realize their vision through creative 3D visual development and design across a range of game platforms.
price ($mm)
$3.29
rev ($mm)
$3
EBITDA ($mm)
$1
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1.2x
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5.6x
closed 4/22/2021 via gamesindustry.biz

Keywords Studios, acquired Climax Studios

synopsis: Keywords Studios, an international technical and creative services provider to the global video games industry, has acquired Climax Studios, an independent AAA games company in the UK. Climax Studios has developed games for some of the biggest names in the world. The studio has worked on titles such as Crackdown 3, Dirt Rally 2.0, and more.
buyer: Keywords Studios (AIM:KWS:$451.13)
Ireland’s Keywords Studios is an international technical services provider to the global video games industry. It provides integrated art creation, software engineering, testing, localization, audio and customer care services to a blue-chip client base. "
target: Climax Studios
Climax Studios is an independent AAA games company in the UK. Climax Studios has developed games for some of the biggest names in the world, including Microsoft, Sony, Konami and 2K Games. The studio has worked on titles such as Crackdown 3, Dirt Rally 2.0, Silent Hill: Origins and more.
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$37
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closed 3/18/2021 via gamesindustry.biz

Keywords Studios, acquired Tantalus Media

synopsis: Game services provider Keywords Studios has acquired a 85% interest in Tantalus Media, an Australian video game developer based in Australia. They were founded in 1994 and have worked on over 100 titles since, including Age of Empires, Cities Skylines, Mass Effect, and The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess.
buyer: Keywords Studios (AIM:KWS:$451.13)
Ireland’s Keywords Studios is an international technical services provider to the global video games industry. It provides integrated art creation, software engineering, testing, localization, audio and customer care services to a blue-chip client base. "
target: Tantalus Media
Tantalus Media is an Australian video game developer based in Australia. They were founded in 1994 and have worked on over 100 titles since, including Age of Empires, Cities Skylines, Mass Effect, and The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess.
price ($mm)
$31
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EBITDA ($mm)
$6
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7.8x
closed 12/17/2020 via Company Press Release

Keywords Studios, acquired Indigo Pearl

synopsis: Keywords Studios announced the acquisition of UK-based Indigo Pearl, a full-service PR agency specializing in Entertainment Technology PR. This covers all media fields associated with gadgets, tech, gaming, mobile, and downloadable content (DLC).
buyer: Keywords Studios (AIM:KWS:$451.13)
Ireland’s Keywords Studios is an international technical services provider to the global video games industry. It provides integrated art creation, software engineering, testing, localization, audio and customer care services to a blue-chip client base. "
target: Indigo Pearl
Indigo Pearl is a full-service PR agency specializing in Entertainment Technology PR. This covers all media fields associated with gadgets, tech, gaming, mobile, and downloadable content (DLC).
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$2.13
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closed 12/17/2020 via Company Press Release

Keywords Studios, acquired Jinglebell Communications

synopsis: Keywords Studios has announced the acquisition of Jinglebell Communications. Founded in 1981 and based in Milan, Italy, Jinglebell is a boutique recording studio that provides audio recording, music production and sound design for video games and advertisements.
buyer: Keywords Studios (AIM:KWS:$451.13)
Ireland’s Keywords Studios is an international technical services provider to the global video games industry. It provides integrated art creation, software engineering, testing, localization, audio and customer care services to a blue-chip client base. "
target: Jinglebell Communications
Founded in 1981 and based in Milan, Italy, Jinglebell is a boutique recording studio that provides audio recording, music production and sound design for video games and advertisements.
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$2.13
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announced 12/15/2020 via Company Press Release

Keywords Studios, will acquire High Voltage Software

synopsis: Keywords Studios, an international technical and creative services provider to the global video games industry, will acquire High Voltage Software, an award-winning game developer that develops for all major platforms. High Voltage has worked on games in various genres, including first-person shooters, collectible card games, and platformers.
buyer: Keywords Studios (AIM:KWS:$451.13)
Ireland’s Keywords Studios is an international technical services provider to the global video games industry. It provides integrated art creation, software engineering, testing, localization, audio and customer care services to a blue-chip client base. "
target: High Voltage Software
High Voltage Software is a game developer that develops for all major platforms. High Voltage prides itself on creating high-quality interactive content and experiences. The studio has worked on games in various genres, including first-person shooters, collectible card games, and platformers.
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$34
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closed 11/25/2020 via BNC Analysis

Keywords Studios, acquired G-Net Media

synopsis: Services provider Keywords Studios acquired games marketing company G-Net Media. Based in Los Angeles, G-Net works with clients such as Activision, Bethesda, Bungie, and Microsoft, as well as companies outside of games such as Netflix, Amazon Prime, and NBC Universal.
buyer: Keywords Studios (AIM:KWS:$451.13)
Ireland’s Keywords Studios is an international technical services provider to the global video games industry. It provides integrated art creation, software engineering, testing, localization, audio and customer care services to a blue-chip client base. "
target: G-Net Media
G-Net Media is a games marketing company based out of Los Angeles. They work with clients such as Activision, Bethesda, Bungie, and Microsoft, as well as companies outside of games such as Netflix, Amazon Prime, and NBC Universal.
price ($mm)
$18
rev ($mm)
$16
EBITDA ($mm)
$2
EV / rev
2.0x
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14.5x
closed 9/18/2020 via BNC Analysis

Keywords Studios, acquired Heavy Iron Studios

synopsis: Services and software giant Keywords has acquired Heavy Iron Studios, an American video game developer based in Los Angeles, California. Founded back in 1999, the studio has worked on titles including the recently-launched Marvel's Avengers from Square Enix, Activision's Call of Duty and Disney Infinity.
buyer: Keywords Studios (AIM:KWS:$451.13)
Ireland’s Keywords Studios is an international technical services provider to the global video games industry. It provides integrated art creation, software engineering, testing, localization, audio and customer care services to a blue-chip client base. "
target: Heavy Iron Studios
Heavy Iron Studios is an American video game developer based in Los Angeles, California. Founded back in 1999, the studio has worked on titles including the recently-launched Marvel's Avengers from Square Enix, Activision's Call of Duty and Disney Infinity.
price ($mm)
$4.50
rev ($mm)
$5
EBITDA ($mm)
$1
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2.5x
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13.3x
closed 8/27/2020 via BNC Analysis

Keywords Studios, acquired Maverick Media Limited

synopsis: Keywords Studios, the international technical and creative services provider to the global video games industry, welcomes Maverick Media Limited, a premier video games creative marketing agency, to the Group. Maverick, based in London, is one of the longest established and most successful video games creative agencies in Europe.
buyer: Keywords Studios (AIM:KWS:$451.13)
Ireland’s Keywords Studios is an international technical services provider to the global video games industry. It provides integrated art creation, software engineering, testing, localization, audio and customer care services to a blue-chip client base. "
target: Maverick Media Limited
Maverick, based in London and founded by Will Jeffry in 1995, is one of the longest established and most successful video games creative agencies in Europe. It has produced award-winning campaigns for some of the world's most prestigious games publishers, developers and brands.
price ($mm)
$4.70
rev ($mm)
$4
EBITDA ($mm)
$1
EV / rev
1.1x
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3.6x
closed 6/26/2020 via BNC Analysis

Keywords Studios, acquired Coconut Lizard

synopsis: Services giant Keywords Studios has bought Coconut Lizard, a company that provides expert development support to video games development companies, particularly those working with Unreal Engine. Coconut Lizard Ltd was incorporated in 2015 and is based in Gateshead, United Kingdom.
buyer: Keywords Studios (AIM:KWS:$451.13)
Ireland’s Keywords Studios is an international technical services provider to the global video games industry. It provides integrated art creation, software engineering, testing, localization, audio and customer care services to a blue-chip client base. "
target: Coconut Lizard
Coconut Lizard provide expert development support to video games development companies, particularly those working with Unreal Engine. Coconut Lizard Ltd was incorporated in 2015 and is based in Gateshead, United Kingdom.
price ($mm)
$2.47
rev ($mm)
$2
EBITDA ($mm)
$0
EV / rev
1.3x
EV / EBITDA
5.7x
closed 12/18/2019 via Company Press Release

Keywords Studios, acquired Ichi Worldwide

synopsis: Keywords Studios, the go-to provider of technical and creative services to the global video games industry, has announced that it has acquired ICHI. Founded in 2009 and headquartered in London, ICHI provides a full suite of creative and marketing services to video game publishers and to the sports and entertainment sectors around the world.
buyer: Keywords Studios (AIM:KWS:$451.13)
Ireland’s Keywords Studios is an international technical services provider to the global video games industry. It provides integrated art creation, software engineering, testing, localization, audio and customer care services to a blue-chip client base. "
target: Ichi Worldwide
Founded in 2009 and headquartered in London, ICHI provides a full suite of creative and marketing services to video game publishers and to the sports and entertainment sectors around the world.
price ($mm)
$4.34
rev ($mm)
$4
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
1.1x
EV / EBITDA
closed 12/18/2019 via BNC Analysis

Keywords Studios, acquired Syllabes

synopsis: Keywords Studios, an international technical services provider to the global video games industry, has acquired Montreal-based Syllabes, a company that specializes in audio recording and casting services in French and English for the video games industry.
buyer: Keywords Studios (AIM:KWS:$451.13)
Ireland’s Keywords Studios is an international technical services provider to the global video games industry. It provides integrated art creation, software engineering, testing, localization, audio and customer care services to a blue-chip client base. "
target: Syllabes
Montreal-based Syllabes specializes in audio recording and casting services in French and English for the video games industry.
price ($mm)
$0.36
rev ($mm)
$1
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.7x
EV / EBITDA
closed 12/17/2019 via Company Press Release

Keywords Studios, acquired KantanMT.com

synopsis: Keywords Studios, the international technical and creative services provider to the global video games industry, has acquired KantanMT, a leading machine translation technology company in Ireland. KantanMT provides a SaaS based machine translation platform that enables users to develop and manage customized machine translation engines in the cloud.
buyer: Keywords Studios (AIM:KWS:$451.13)
Ireland’s Keywords Studios is an international technical services provider to the global video games industry. It provides integrated art creation, software engineering, testing, localization, audio and customer care services to a blue-chip client base. "
target: KantanMT.com
KantanMT.com is a leading machine translation technology company in Ireland. KantanMT provides a SaaS based machine translation platform that enables users to develop and manage customized machine translation engines in the cloud.
price ($mm)
$3.89
rev ($mm)
$1
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
8.8x
EV / EBITDA
announced 9/19/2019 via Company Press Release

Keywords Studios, will acquire TV+SYNCHRON

synopsis: Keywords Studios, an international technical services provider to the global video games industry, will acquire TV+SYNCHRON (TVS), a veteran of the German dubbing and localization industry. Based in Berlin, Germany, TVS has more than 25 years of experience of dubbing and localizing content into German, working across a range of media and formats.
buyer: Keywords Studios (AIM:KWS:$451.13)
Ireland’s Keywords Studios is an international technical services provider to the global video games industry. It provides integrated art creation, software engineering, testing, localization, audio and customer care services to a blue-chip client base. "
target: TV+SYNCHRON
TV+SYNCHRON (TVS) is a veteran of the German dubbing and localization industry. Based in Berlin, Germany, TVS has more than 25 years of experience of dubbing and localizing content into German, working across a range of media and formats.
price ($mm)
$4.09
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 6/12/2019 via BNC Analysis

Keywords Studios, acquired Descriptive Video Works Inc

synopsis: Ireland’s Keywords Studios, an international technical services provider to the global video games industry, has acquired Descriptive Video Works, a Canadian company that provides audio description services for broadcast and streamed programming including films and series as well as live events.
buyer: Keywords Studios (AIM:KWS:$451.13)
Ireland’s Keywords Studios is an international technical services provider to the global video games industry. It provides integrated art creation, software engineering, testing, localization, audio and customer care services to a blue-chip client base. "
target: Descriptive Video Works Inc
Headquartered in Canada, Descriptive Video Works provides audio description services for broadcast and streamed programming including films and series as well as live events such as the Olympics and Paralympics, for which it was the first company to provide real-time audio description.
price ($mm)
$2.41
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 4/24/2019 via Company Press Release

Keywords Studios, acquired Wizcorp

synopsis: Ireland's Keywords Studios, the international technical services provider to the global video games industry, has acquired Wizcorp, a Tokyo-based game development company focused on providing end-to-end services for games, including conception, development, production, and live operations.
buyer: Keywords Studios (AIM:KWS:$451.13)
Ireland’s Keywords Studios is an international technical services provider to the global video games industry. It provides integrated art creation, software engineering, testing, localization, audio and customer care services to a blue-chip client base. "
target parent: Ankama
target: Wizcorp
Based in Tokyo, Japan, Wizcorp develops games mainly in the mobile space, with particular expertise in HTML5 and other mobile technologies. Wizcorp has provided game development as a service to Japanese publishers and developers including LINE, Square Enix, Avex and Yahoo Japan.
price ($mm)
$1.07
rev ($mm)
$3
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.4x
EV / EBITDA
closed 2/21/2019 via BNC Analysis

Keywords Studios, acquired GetSocial BV

synopsis: Game service provider Keywords has acquired Dutch cloud-based software platform GetSocial. Netherlands-based GetSocial lets game developers manage the social interactions between their game, their players, and other networks, while also providing a toolkit for customer acquisition, retention, and engagement.
buyer: Keywords Studios (AIM:KWS:$451.13)
Keywords Studios is an international technical services provider to the global video games industry. They provide integrated art production, engineering, audio services, testing, localization and player support services across 50 languages and 14 game platforms in more than 20 countries. "
target: GetSocial BV
GetSocial lets game developers manage the social interactions between their game, their players, and other networks, while also providing a toolkit for customer acquisition, retention, and engagement. They are based in the Netherlands.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 12/21/2018 via Company Press Release

Keywords Studios, will acquire Sunny Side Up Creative, Inc.

synopsis: Keywords Studios, the international technical services provider to the global video games industry, announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Sunny Side Up Creative Inc. Sunny Side Up produces high quality marketing assets for game publishers and developers including game trailers, key art assets and motion graphic production.
buyer: Keywords Studios (AIM:KWS:$451.13)
Keywords Studios is an international technical services provider to the global video games industry. They provide integrated art production, engineering, audio services, testing, localization and player support services across 50 languages and 14 game platforms in more than 20 countries. "
target: Sunny Side Up Creative, Inc.
Sunny Side Up Creative is a creative agency and full-service production studio formed by people from the video game industry. They produce high quality marketing assets for game publishers and developers including game trailers, key art assets and motion graphic production.
price ($mm)
$4.35
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 9/19/2018 via BNC Analysis

Keywords Studios, acquired The TrailerFarm

synopsis: Keywords Studios, an international technical services provider to the video games industry, has acquired The TrailerFarm, a company that creates trailers for games big and small on any and all formats. Since 2011, they have been making creative content for game makers and publishers all around the world.
buyer: Keywords Studios (AIM:KWS:$451.13)
Based in Ireland, Keywords Studios is an international technical services provider to the video games industry. They provide integrated art production, engineering, audio services, testing, localization and player support services across 50 languages and 14 game platforms in more than 20 countries. "
target: The TrailerFarm
TrailerFarm creates trailers for games big and small on any and all formats. Since 2011, they have been making creative content for game makers and publishers all around the world, from AAA to indie developers of all sizes, even solo teams.
price ($mm)
$1.31
rev ($mm)
$1
EBITDA ($mm)
$0
EV / rev
2.0x
EV / EBITDA
12.5x
closed 8/20/2018 via BNC Analysis

Keywords Studios, acquired Studio Gobo

synopsis: Dublin-headquartered games services firm Keywords Studios has acquired Studio Gobo and Electric Square (Gobo, collectively). Gobo provides a range of games development services to both publishers and developers around the world. Its studios are based across three locations in Brighton and Hove in the UK.
buyer: Keywords Studios (AIM:KWS:$451.13)
Based in Ireland, Keywords Studios is an international technical services provider to the video games industry. They provide integrated art production, engineering, audio services, testing, localization and player support services across 50 languages and 14 game platforms in more than 20 countries. "
target: Studio Gobo
Studio Gobo and Electric Square (Gobo, collectively) provides a range of games development services to both publishers and developers around the world. Its studios are based across three locations in Brighton and Hove in the UK.
price ($mm)
$13
rev ($mm)
$8
EBITDA ($mm)
$5
EV / rev
4.2x
EV / EBITDA
7.2x
closed 12/17/2020 via Company Press Release

Keywords Studios, acquired Jinglebell Communications

synopsis: Keywords Studios has announced the acquisition of Jinglebell Communications. Founded in 1981 and based in Milan, Italy, Jinglebell is a boutique recording studio that provides audio recording, music production and sound design for video games and advertisements.
buyer: Keywords Studios (AIM:KWS:$451.13)
Ireland’s Keywords Studios is an international technical services provider to the global video games industry. It provides integrated art creation, software engineering, testing, localization, audio and customer care services to a blue-chip client base. "
target: Jinglebell Communications
Founded in 1981 and based in Milan, Italy, Jinglebell is a boutique recording studio that provides audio recording, music production and sound design for video games and advertisements.
price ($mm)
$2.13
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 12/18/2019 via BNC Analysis

Keywords Studios, acquired Syllabes

synopsis: Keywords Studios, an international technical services provider to the global video games industry, has acquired Montreal-based Syllabes, a company that specializes in audio recording and casting services in French and English for the video games industry.
buyer: Keywords Studios (AIM:KWS:$451.13)
Ireland’s Keywords Studios is an international technical services provider to the global video games industry. It provides integrated art creation, software engineering, testing, localization, audio and customer care services to a blue-chip client base. "
target: Syllabes
Montreal-based Syllabes specializes in audio recording and casting services in French and English for the video games industry.
price ($mm)
$0.36
rev ($mm)
$1
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.7x
EV / EBITDA
announced 9/19/2019 via Company Press Release

Keywords Studios, will acquire TV+SYNCHRON

synopsis: Keywords Studios, an international technical services provider to the global video games industry, will acquire TV+SYNCHRON (TVS), a veteran of the German dubbing and localization industry. Based in Berlin, Germany, TVS has more than 25 years of experience of dubbing and localizing content into German, working across a range of media and formats.
buyer: Keywords Studios (AIM:KWS:$451.13)
Ireland’s Keywords Studios is an international technical services provider to the global video games industry. It provides integrated art creation, software engineering, testing, localization, audio and customer care services to a blue-chip client base. "
target: TV+SYNCHRON
TV+SYNCHRON (TVS) is a veteran of the German dubbing and localization industry. Based in Berlin, Germany, TVS has more than 25 years of experience of dubbing and localizing content into German, working across a range of media and formats.
price ($mm)
$4.09
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 9/6/2019 via BusinessWire

TransPerfect Translations International, Inc., acquired MoGi Group

synopsis: TransPerfect, the world’s largest provider of language and technology solutions for global business, has acquired MoGi Group, a Dublin-based gaming solutions house recognized as a premier partner for studios, developers, and content owners in the gaming space. MoGi provides video game localization, community management, player support, and more.
buyer: TransPerfect Translations International, Inc.
TransPerfect is the world’s largest provider of language and technology solutions for global business. More than 5,000 global organizations employ TransPerfect’s GlobalLink Product Suite to simplify the management of multilingual content. The company is fully ISO 9001 and ISO 17100 certified. "
target: MoGi Group
Dublin-based MoGi Group provides world-class video game localization, community management, player support, quality assurance and games testing, voice-over recording, cybersecurity, tool development, art design, and age rating services to over 650 satisfied clients worldwide.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 8/9/2017 via BNC Analysis

Keywords Studios, acquired La Marque Rose, Asrec, Dune Sound and Around the Word

synopsis: Keywords Studios has acquired entertainment localisation business La Marque Rose SARL, video game localisation company Asrec SAS, and Dune Sound and Around the Word, both subsidiary companies of Dune Media SAS, which provides audio recording and localisation services for the video game industry.
buyer: Keywords Studios (AIM:KWS:$451.13)
Keywords Studios is an international technical services provider to the global video games industry. It provides integrated art creation, localisation, testing, audio and customer care services across 50 languages and 14 games platforms to a blue chip client base in more than 15 countries. "
target: La Marque Rose, Asrec, Dune Sound and Around the Word
La Marque Rose is an entertainment localisation business. Asrec SAS is a video game localisation company. Dune Sound and Around the Word, both subsidiary companies of Dune Media SAS, provide audio recording and localisation services for the video game industry. The companies are based in France.
price ($mm)
$7.76
rev ($mm)
$11
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.9x
EV / EBITDA
closed 12/28/2016 via BNC Analysis

Keywords Studios, acquired Sonox

synopsis: Keywords Studios, the international technical services provider to the global video games industry, announces that it has acquired Sonox Audio Solutions. Sonox provides audio recording and localisation services to video game companies targeting Spanish and Latin American markets.
buyer: Keywords Studios (AIM:KWS:$451.13)
Keywords is an international technical service provider to the global Video Game Industry. With over 1,500 games passionate employees around the world, they provide a range of translation, testing, audio, customer care and art production services to Video Game Developers and Publishers alike. "
target: Sonox
Sonox is a dynamic, creative and experienced localization studio. They offer tailor-made solutions for audio engineering and localization for all kinds of projects, mainly video games and films. Sonox also provides professional translation and proofreading of texts.
price ($mm)
$0.68
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 11/17/2016 via BNC Analysis

Keywords Studios, acquired Enzyme Testing Labs Inc.

synopsis: Keywords Studios, the world’s leading technical services provider to the global video games industry, announced that it has acquired Enzyme Testing Labs. Based in St-Jerome, Quebec and with offices in Montreal and in Kawasaki, Enzyme’s strengths are in functional QA and localisation testing of video games for leading game publishers and developers.
buyer: Keywords Studios (AIM:KWS:$451.13)
Keywords is an international technical service provider to the global Video Game Industry. With over 1,500 games passionate employees around the world, they provide a range of translation, testing, audio, customer care and art production services to Video Game Developers and Publishers alike. "
target: Enzyme Testing Labs Inc.
Enzyme is a privately held, North-American based company, focused on video game Quality Assurance (QA). The organization has over ten years of experience in video game QA testing with offices in St-Jerome - Quebec, Montreal - Quebec and Kawasaki - Japan.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 4/13/2016 via BNC Analysis

Keywords Studios, acquired Synthesis International Srl

synopsis: Keywords Studios Plc, has acquired Synthesis, the largest Italian company offering video game localization. Synthesis has been translating video game hits for 15 years, always remaining true to the original text.
buyer: Keywords Studios (AIM:KWS:$451.13)
Keywords is an international technical service provider to the global Video Game Industry. With over 1,500 games passionate employees around the world, they provide a range of translation, testing, audio, customer care and art production services to Video Game Developers and Publishers alike. "
target: Synthesis International Srl
Synthesis was founded in Milan in 1995 and quickly became the largest Italian company offering video game localization. Synthesis has been translating video game hits for 15 years, always remaining true to the original text.
price ($mm)
$19
rev ($mm)
$19
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
1.1x
EV / EBITDA
announced 3/25/2016 via Company Press Release

Pole To Win Co., Ltd., will acquire Entalize

synopsis: Pole To Win announced at a meeting of the board of directors that it will acquire Entalize. Entalize, based in Japan, has carried out the localization of several games. Entalize is a game localization company specializing in the localization of English-Japanese titles.
buyer: Pole To Win Co., Ltd. (TSE:3657:$208.93)
Pole To Win (PTW) is the world's outsourcing services provider for software, games, e-commerce, and more. Their wide range of services includes: Quality Testing, Quality Engineering, Translation and Localization, Customer Support, and Onsite Services. "
target: Entalize
Entalize is a game localization company specializing in the localization of English-Japanese titles.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 5/9/2014 via BNC Analysis

Keywords Studios, will acquire Binari Sonori

synopsis: Keywords Studios PLC, an international technical service provider to the global Video Game Industry, has agreed to acquire Binari Sonori. Binari Sonori is a provider of outsourced voice-over and translation services to the international video games market with operations in Milan, Italy and Los Angeles in the US.
buyer: Keywords Studios (AIM:KWS:$451.13)
Keywords is an international technical service provider to the global Video Game Industry with offices in Dublin, Tokyo, Seattle, Montreal and Rome. Working on a worldwide basis, they provide a range of linguistic, testing, and quality control services to Video Game Developers and Publishers alike. "
target: Binari Sonori
Binari Sonori is a global leader in localization, translation, and production of international contents for digital entertainment, with a strong focus and unparalleled qualifications in the localization of video games.
price ($mm)
$16
rev ($mm)
$14
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
1.5x
EV / EBITDA
announced 10/18/2017 via PR Newswire

RWS Holdings plc, will acquire Moravia

synopsis: Moravia announced that RWS Holdings plc has signed a purchase agreement to acquire the Moravia IT Group companies. Based in the Czech Republic, Moravia is a globalization solution provider, enabling companies in the information technology, e-learning, and life sciences industries to enter global markets with high quality multilingual products.
buyer: RWS Holdings plc (AIM:RWS:$471.81)
Based in the UK, RWS is a leading provider of patent translations and one of the leading players in the provision of intellectual property support services and a market leader in life sciences translations and linguistic validation as well as a language service provider in other technical areas. "
target parent: Clarion Capital Partners, LLC
target: Moravia
Based in the Czech Republic, Moravia is a leading globalization solution provider, enabling companies in the information technology, e-learning, and life sciences industries to enter global markets with high quality multilingual products.
price ($mm)
$320
rev ($mm)
$159
EBITDA ($mm)
$27
EV / rev
2.0x
EV / EBITDA
11.8x
closed 2/16/2015 via PR Newswire

Clarion Capital Partners, LLC, acquired Moravia

synopsis: Moravia, a leading globalization solution provider, enabling companies in the information technology, e-learning, and life sciences industries to enter global markets with high-quality multilingual products, announced that Clarion Capital Partners, a New York-based middle market private equity firm, has acquired a majority interest in the company.
buyer: Clarion Capital Partners, LLC
Clarion Capital Partners, LLC is a private equity investment firm which seeks to make primarily control private equity investments in a diversified portfolio of middle-market companies. The firm focuses in industries such as Business, Healthcare, Financial, Consumer Products, Retail, and Media. "
target: Moravia
Moravia's services address the complex localization demands of leading global brands and fast-growing companies, primarily in the IT and life science industry sectors.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$100
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
closed 1/7/2015 via BNC Analysis

Keywords Studios, acquired Reverb Localization

synopsis: Keywords Studios, the international technical services provider to the global video games industry, completed the acquisition of Reverb Localization. Founded in 2012 and based in Rio de Janeiro, Reverb provides localisation and audio management services for Brazilian Portuguese for leading games including World of Warcraft and Magic the Gathering.
buyer: Keywords Studios (AIM:KWS:$451.13)
Keywords is an international technical service provider to the global Video Game Industry. With over 1,500 games passionate employees around the world, they provide a range of translation, testing, audio, customer care and art production services to Video Game Developers and Publishers alike. "
target: Reverb Localization
Reverb Localization is a game & IT localization company located in Rio de Janeiro. With their highly qualified translators and high end translation tools, Reverb offers spotless translation & localization services. They have in-house translators and a freelancer pool of seasoned professionals.
price ($mm)
$0.24
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 3/10/2019 via BNC Analysis

Morningside Translations, Inc., acquired Net-Translators

synopsis: Morningside, a leading translation services company, has acquired Net-Translators, a leading translation, localization, and multilingual testing company based in Isreal. Net-Translators helps medical-device manufacturers, software developers and hardware companies prepare their products and services for worldwide deployment.
buyer: Morningside Translations, Inc.
Morningside is a leading translation services company partnering with the Am Law 100 and Fortune 500 companies around the globe. Headquartered in New York City, they maintain a powerful global network of language consultants and legal professionals in over 100 languages and dialects. "
target: Net-Translators
Net-Translators is a leading translation, localization, and multilingual testing company based in Isreal. Net-Translators helps medical-device manufacturers, software developers and hardware companies prepare their products and services for worldwide deployment.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 6/10/2020 via Company Press Release

RWS Holdings plc, acquired Webdunia

synopsis: RWS Holdings Plc has informed about the acquisition of Webdunia. With over 600 employees, and offices in India, Thailand and the US, Webdunia is a leader in translation, localization and technology services to technology and digital companies in the Indian and North American markets.
buyer: RWS Holdings plc (AIM:RWS:$471.81)
Based in the UK, RWS is a leading provider of patent translations and one of the leading players in the provision of intellectual property support services and a market leader in life sciences translations and linguistic validation as well as a language service provider in other technical areas. "
target: Webdunia
With over 600 employees, and offices in India, Thailand and the US, Webdunia is a leader in translation, localization and technology services to technology and digital companies in the Indian and North American markets.
price ($mm)
$21
rev ($mm)
$14
EBITDA ($mm)
$3
EV / rev
1.5x
EV / EBITDA
6.8x
announced 10/25/2017 via BNC Analysis

Keywords Studios, will acquire VMC Consulting Corporation

synopsis: Technical services provider Keywords Studios is set to buy QA and customer support provider VMC from owner Volt Information Sciences. VMC provides functional testing, customer support and localization services both in and outside of the games industry.
buyer: Keywords Studios (AIM:KWS:$451.13)
Keywords Studios is an international technical services provider to the global video games industry. They provide integrated art production, localization, testing, audio, player support and engineering services across 50 languages and 14 game platforms to blue chip clients in over 18 countries. "
target parent: Volt Information Sciences, Inc.
target: VMC Consulting Corporation
VMC combines technical expertise and vigilant dedication to deliver unmatched development, QA, localization, and technical support services. VMC serves as a seamless extension of their client's team to improve product quality, accelerate productivity, and maximize customer satisfaction.
price ($mm)
$66
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 7/1/2021 via BusinessWire

Lionbridge Technologies, Inc., acquired Rocket Sound LLC

synopsis: Lionbridge, the premier video game globalization and publishing services partner, has acquired Rocket Sound, an elite provider of sound services for video games and other media. They offer industry-leading facilities and a team with many decades of experience reliably supporting high-stakes projects with demanding artistic and technical needs.
buyer parent: H.I.G. Capital
buyer: Lionbridge Technologies, Inc. (LIOX:$556.65)
Lionbridge is the world’s largest language services provider, offering leading translation and localization services and global marketing solutions. They help organizations achieve international success through customer service, advanced technologies, and a network of professional translators. "
target: Rocket Sound LLC
Rocket Sound is an elite provider of sound services for video games and other media. Founded in 2013, they offer industry-leading facilities and a team with many decades of experience reliably supporting high-stakes projects with demanding artistic and technical needs.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 11/20/2019 via BNC Analysis

TransPerfect Translations International, Inc., acquired Chulengo

synopsis: TransPerfect, the world’s largest provider of language and technology solutions for global business, has acquired Chulengo, an Argentina-based localization and post-production company. They have been working in the industry for more than six years now, for clients from all over the world.
buyer: TransPerfect Translations International, Inc.
TransPerfect is the world’s largest provider of language and technology solutions for global business. From offices in over 90 cities on six continents, TransPerfect offers a full range of services in 170+ languages to clients worldwide. "
target: Chulengo
Chulengo is an Argentina-based localization and post-production company. They have been working in the industry for more than six years now, for clients from all over the world.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 10/21/2019 via BusinessWire

TransPerfect Translations International, Inc., acquired Sublime Subtitling & Translation

synopsis: TransPerfect, the world’s largest provider of language and technology solutions for global business, announced the acquisition of Sublime Subtitling & Translation, a company based in Spain that specializes in audiovisual translation and subtitling for global entertainment clients.
buyer: TransPerfect Translations International, Inc.
TransPerfect is the world’s largest provider of language and technology solutions for global business. From offices in over 90 cities on six continents, TransPerfect offers a full range of services in 170+ languages to clients worldwide. "
target: Sublime Subtitling & Translation
Sublime is a Translation and Subtitling Company based in Spain. They offer a wide range of solutions including Translation, Subtitling and Localization in multiple languages for international, regional, and local content owners, aggregators, broadcasters, and distributors.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 10/21/2019 via BusinessWire

TransPerfect Translations International, Inc., acquired Lassostudios

synopsis: TransPerfect, the world’s largest provider of language and technology solutions for global business, acquired Lassostudios, a Madrid-based company that specializes in dubbing, voiceover, subtitling, audio description, closed captioning, and other post-production services.
buyer: TransPerfect Translations International, Inc.
TransPerfect is the world’s largest provider of language and technology solutions for global business. From offices in over 90 cities on six continents, TransPerfect offers a full range of services in 170+ languages to clients worldwide. "
target: Lassostudios
Founded in Madrid in 2011, Lassostudios specializes in dubbing, voiceover, subtitling, audio description, closed captioning, and other post-production services, delivered primarily to entertainment clients in Spain and elsewhere in Europe.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA

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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
2016
rev ($mm)
$5,946.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,893.00
EBIT ($mm)
$1,279.00
Net Income ($mm)
$872.00
Employees
7190
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Ticker: 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: 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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Ticker: NasdaqGS:BILI
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Bilibili Inc.
Bilibili Inc.
Bilibili represents the iconic brand of online entertainment with a mission to enrich the everyday life of young generations in China. Bilibili is a full-spectrum online entertainment world covering a wide array of genres and media formats, including videos, live broadcasting and mobile games.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$537.71
EBITDA ($mm)
($23.79)
EBIT ($mm)
($72.85)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
1903
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Ticker: AIM:KWS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Keywords Studios
Keywords Studios
Keywords is an international technical service provider to the global Video Game Industry. With over 1,500 games passionate employees around the world, they provide a range of translation, testing, audio, customer care and art production services to Video Game Developers and Publishers alike.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$451.13
EBITDA ($mm)
$61.46
EBIT ($mm)
$42.47
Net Income ($mm)
$26.03
Employees
9000
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Ticker: TSE:3676
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Digital Hearts Co., Ltd.
Digital Hearts Co., Ltd.
Digital Hearts is a global quality assurance and localization company that specializes in digital content. Digital Hearts provides testing, debugging, and localization services for video games on all platforms.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$208.08
EBITDA ($mm)
$21.31
EBIT ($mm)
$17.52
Net Income ($mm)
$8.94
Employees
1330
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Ticker: TSE:3657
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Pole To Win Co., Ltd.
Pole To Win Co., Ltd.
Pole To Win (PTW) is the world's outsourcing services provider for software, games, e-commerce, and more. Their wide range of services includes: Quality Testing, Quality Engineering, Translation and Localization, Customer Support, and Onsite Services.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$208.93
EBITDA ($mm)
$26.84
EBIT ($mm)
$21.12
Net Income ($mm)
$10.31
Employees
1356
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