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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 7/11/2011 via PR Newswire

ESRI, acquired Procedural Inc.

synopsis: Esri has acquired Procedural, one of the world's leading software companies for creating stunning 3D urban environments from typical 2D data. Urban planners, architects, video game developers, and movie studios around the world use Procedural's CityEngine product to create 3D cities at any resolution.
buyer: ESRI
The market leader in geographic information system (GIS) technology, Esri software is used in more than 300,000 organizations worldwide. Esri applications provide the backbone for the world's mapping and spatial analysis. "
target: Procedural Inc.
Procedural, Inc. is one of the world's leading software companies for creating stunning 3D urban environments from typical 2D data. Procedural was founded in 2007 as a spin-off of the ETH Zurich and is located in Zurich, Switzerland. With CityEngine, Procedural Inc.
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closed 10/16/2007 via PR Newswire

Autodesk, Inc., acquired Skymatter Limited

synopsis: Autodesk, Inc. has completed the acquisition of substantially all the assets of Skymatter Limited, the New Zealand-based, privately held developer of Mudbox 3D modeling software. On August 6, 2007, Autodesk announced an agreement to purchase Skymatter's assets. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
buyer: Autodesk, Inc. (ADSK:$3,790.40)
Autodesk, Inc., is a world leader in 2D and 3D design software for the manufacturing, building and construction, and media and entertainment markets. Since its introduction of AutoCAD software in 1982, Autodesk has developed the broadest portfolio of state-of-the-art digital prototyping solutions. "
target: Skymatter Limited
Skymatter is a private technology company committed to providing real solutions to the high-end needs of the Visual Effects, Gaming and Design industries. The Skymatter team has deep experience with diverse subjects including advanced mathematics, game engine development and rendering technology.
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closed 8/18/2005 via BusinessWire

Emergent Game Technologies, acquired NDL

synopsis: Emergent Game Technologies, a venture capital funded developer of the Emergent Platform(TM), a suite of video game tools and online infrastructure, and NDL, a leading developer of 3D graphics technology for the computer and video game industry, have merged.
buyer: Emergent Game Technologies
Emergent Game Technologies provides software, tools and infrastructure for the video game and military simulation industries. These products include a highly optimized platform, The Emergent Platform(TM) for online games, based on open standards, that provides unparalleled scalability, reliability a"
target: NDL
NDL is an independent developer of highly flexible 3D graphics software used by leading game publishers and developers such as Atari, Vivendi Universal Games, Firaxis, Mythic Entertainment, Bethesda Softworks, and Irrational Games. The company's flagship product, the Gamebryo graphics engine and too
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closed 12/16/2013 via PR Web

Tech Soft 3D, acquired tetra4D

synopsis: Tech Soft 3D announced the acquisition of tetra4D, the world’s largest provider of 3D PDF technology to the end user market, and its line of 3D PDF products, including 3D PDF Converter, the world's only solution for converting native 3D CAD data into rich, interactive 3D PDF documents from within Adobe Acrobat.
buyer: Tech Soft 3D
Tech Soft 3D is the leading global B2D provider of engineering solutions that help software teams deliver successful applications. Established in 1996 and headquartered in Bend, Oregon, Tech Soft 3D has offices in California, France, England and Japan. "
target: tetra4D
tetra4D is the only authorized provider of native 3DPDF technology solutions for Adobe. Rapid on-going delivery of new 3DPDF products to the market continues to grow the thriving ecosystem of customers around the globe who depend on 3D PDF for sharing their valuable 3D data securely .
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closed 7/22/2021 via gamesindustry.biz

Unity Technologies, acquired SpeedTree

synopsis: Unity, the world’s leading real-time 3D development platform, has acquired SpeedTree, a suite of vegetation modeling and middleware products. SpeedTree offers tools for foliage customization and environment development. Their software is used to create trees, plants, 3D vegetation, and virtual foliage for films, television shows, and video games.
buyer: Unity Technologies (:$840.22)
Unity is the world’s leading real-time 3D development platform, giving users powerful and accessible tools to create, operate, and monetize experiences for the real-time world. Unity empowers anyone, regardless of skill level and industry, to create 3D visual content using world-class technology. "
target: SpeedTree
SpeedTree is a suite of vegetation modeling and middleware products. SpeedTree offers tools for foliage customization and environment development. Their software is used to create trees, plants, 3D vegetation, and virtual foliage for films, television shows, and video games.
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closed 3/12/2020 via BNC Analysis

Epic Games, acquired Cubic Motion

synopsis: Epic Games has acquired Cubic Motion, the studio whose facial animation tech has powered the likes of God of War and Marvel’s Spider-Man. Cubic Motion was founded in 2009 and has grown to become the leading provider of automated performance-driven facial animation to the global video games market.
buyer: Epic Games
Epic Games is the creator of Fortnite, Unreal, Gears of War, Shadow Complex, and the Infinity Blade series of games. Epic's Unreal Engine technology brings high-fidelity, interactive experiences to PC, console, mobile, AR, VR and the Web. "
target: Cubic Motion
Cubic Motion was founded in 2009 and has grown to become the leading provider of automated performance-driven facial animation to the global video games market. The company has a reputation for ultra-high quality, and an extensive list of triple-A clients.
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closed 12/11/2019 via BNC Analysis

Adobe Systems Incorporated, purchased Oculus Medium from Oculus VR

synopsis: Social media giant Facebook is selling Oculus Medium, its virtual reality sculpting tool, to Adobe. Oculus Medium is an immersive 3D sculpting tool used in filmmaking and video games. Facebook bought the tech and VR firm for $2 billion in 2014 and launched Medium two years later.
buyer: Adobe Systems Incorporated (ADBE:$12,436.30)
Adobe is the global leader in digital marketing and digital media solutions. Adobe’s tools and services allow their customers to create groundbreaking digital content, deploy it across media and devices, measure and optimize it over time, and achieve greater business success. "
seller parent: Facebook
seller: Oculus VR
Oculus Medium is an immersive 3D sculpting tool used in filmmaking and video games. With Medium, users can draw, paint, simulate action and create 3D models in a VR environment.
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closed 1/23/2019 via BusinessWire

Adobe Systems Incorporated, acquired Allegorithmic

synopsis: Adobe announced that it has acquired Allegorithmic, makers of Substance, the industry standard for 3D textures and material creation in game and video post-production. Allegorithmic is the recognized leader in 3D material and texture authoring for most AAA1 gaming franchises, and the tools used in the making of award-winning movies.
buyer: Adobe Systems Incorporated (ADBE:$12,436.30)
Adobe is the global leader in digital marketing and digital media solutions. Adobe’s tools and services allow their customers to create groundbreaking digital content, deploy it across media and devices, measure and optimize it over time, and achieve greater business success. "
target: Allegorithmic
Allegorithmic is the maker of Substance, the industry standard for 3D textures and material creation in game and video post-production. Allegorithmic is based in France and has a diverse customer base across gaming, film and television, ecommerce, retail, automotive, architecture, design and more.
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$20
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0.0x
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closed 11/28/2012 via BusinessWire

Havok Inc., acquired Rocketbox Studios

synopsis: Havok announced that it has acquired Rocketbox Studios GmbH, the leading provider of high-quality 3D character models and animations to the training and simulation community. Rocketbox’s product offering comprises diverse libraries of high-quality fully-rigged character models combined with compatible high-fidelity animation libraries.
buyer parent: Intel Corporation
buyer: Havok Inc.
Havok™, an Intel® company, is the premier provider of interactive software and services for digital media creators in the games, entertainment, and simulation industries. Havok works in partnership with the world’s best known game developers. "
target: Rocketbox Studios
Rocketbox Studios GmbH is a German art studio that is specialized in 3D characters and animations, offering libraries of highly realistic and animated 3d content. Rocketbox is the creator of the well-known "Rocketbox Libraries" solution, consisting of 3d models and animations.
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closed 3/8/2021 via Company Press Release

Carlyle Group, acquired Disguise Systems Ltd.

synopsis: The Carlyle Group announced it has acquired a majority stake in disguise, a leading provider of extended reality (xR) technology. Headquartered in London, UK, they specialize in combining real-time 3D visualization-based software with high performance hardware.
buyer: Carlyle Group (CG:$6,117.50)
The Carlyle Group is a global investment firm with deep industry expertise that deploys private capital across three business segments: Global Private Equity, Global Credit, and Investment Solutions. "
target: Disguise Systems Ltd.
Disguise is a leading provider of extended reality (xR) technology. Headquartered in London, UK, they specialize in combining real-time 3D visualization-based software with high performance hardware.
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announced 4/27/2020 via BNC Analysis

iStudy Co., Ltd., will acquire e frontier, Inc.

synopsis: iStudy, a Japanese e-learning company, will acquire a 99.9% stake in e frontier from NCXX Group, a Japanese manufacturer of communication-related devices. e frontier is a Japanese developer of 3D computer graphic design software. e frontier offers solutions and tools for 3D graphic design, character creation, landscape creation, and 2D animations.
buyer parent: V-cube, Inc.
buyer: iStudy Co., Ltd. (:$8.44)
iStudy is a Japanese e-learning company. Their iStudy Academy provides courses to help people acquire new skills in the advanced IT technology field. They also offer iStudy LMS, is a learning management system that helps businesses to create accurate training plans. "
target parent: NCXX Group Inc.
target: e frontier, Inc.
e frontier is a Japanese developer of 3D computer graphic design software. e frontier offers solutions and tools for 3D graphic design, character creation, landscape creation, and 2D animations. Their software products are used by architects, video editors, animation studios and game developers.
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$0.75*
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$1
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closed 3/10/2020 via BusinessWire

Unity Technologies, acquired Artomatix

synopsis: Unity Technologies, creator of the world’s leading real-time 3D development platform, has acquired Artomatix, an Irish software company that uses AI and neural networks to streamline 3D artistic workflows in top studios worldwide. Artomatix’s ArtEngine platform leverages AI to help artists accelerate their creative workflows for material creation.
buyer: Unity Technologies (:$840.22)
Unity is the world’s leading real-time 3D development platform, giving users powerful and accessible tools to create, operate, and monetize experiences for the real-time world. Unity empowers anyone, regardless of skill level and industry, to create 3D visual content using world-class technology. "
target: Artomatix
Dublin-based Artomatix is an AI-driven 3D content creation platform, used by AAA studios and 3D artists working across gaming, entertainment, industrial, and design industries. Artomatix’s ArtEngine platform leverages AI to help artists accelerate their creative workflows for material creation.
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closed 7/10/2019 via Company Press Release

Sony Pictures Entertainment, acquired Nurulize

synopsis: Sony Innovation Studios Inc., a division of Sony Pictures Entertainment, has recently acquired Nurulize, a virtual reality software developer. Nurulize develops advanced software packages that enable users to edit, color, and enhance volumetrically acquired images, in a real-time collaborative environment.
buyer parent: Sony Corporation
buyer: Sony Pictures Entertainment
Sony Pictures Entertainment's global operations encompass motion picture production and distribution; television production and distribution; digital content creation and distribution; worldwide channel investments; home entertainment acquisition and distribution, and more. "
target: Nurulize
Nurulize is a virtual reality software developer founded in 2013 to create disruptive applications for the emerging VR revolution. Nurulize develops advanced software packages that enable users to edit, color, and enhance volumetrically acquired images, in a real-time collaborative environment.
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closed 6/30/2010 via BusinessWire

Image Metrics, Ltd., acquired Character-FX

synopsis: Image Metrics, Inc., the leading provider of facial animation technology for the entertainment industry, announced that it has acquired avatar technology company Character-FX, founded by 3D animation pioneer John Riggs.
buyer: Image Metrics, Ltd. (IMGX:$0.00)
Image Metrics provides facial animation software and services to the interactive entertainment and film industries. Image Metrics’ proprietary software utilizes video of an actor’s performance to drive the animation of a facial performance without markers or makeup. "
target: Character-FX
CharacterFX ("CFX") is a complete software solution for 3D character rigging. CFX’s unique approach allows rapid construction of animator friendly rigs that enable high quality animation results for high-end film, games and consumer projects.
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closed 11/19/2008 via PR Newswire

Autodesk, Inc., acquired Softimage Co.

synopsis: Autodesk, Inc. announced that it has completed the acquisition of substantially all of the assets of Softimage - a developer of 3D technology for the film, television and games markets.
buyer: Autodesk, Inc. (ADSK:$3,790.40)
Autodesk, Inc., is a world leader in 2D and 3D design software for the manufacturing, building and construction, and media and entertainment markets. Since its introduction of AutoCAD software in 1982, Autodesk has developed the broadest portfolio of state-of-the-art digital prototyping solutions. "
target parent: Avid Technology, Inc.
target: Softimage Co.
Softimage Co. delivers innovative 3D animation tools to digital artists in the games, film, and television industries. Its product line includes SOFTIMAGE|XSI, the most advanced 3D software for modeling, animating and rendering; SOFTIMAGE|FACE ROBOT®; and SOFTIMAGE|CAT™.
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$27
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announced 4/14/2015 via BusinessWire

Box Inc., will acquire Verold

synopsis: Box, the world's leading enterprise software platform for secure content collaboration, announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Verold, a powerful cloud-based 3D model viewer and editor to make it incredibly easy for businesses to create engaging and immersive content experiences for the web and mobile.
buyer: Box Inc. (BOX:$755.44)
Box provides a secure, scalable content-sharing platform. Box's flexible content management solution lets users access and share content from anywhere, on any device – while providing IT visibility into how content moves within their organizations and beyond. "
target: Verold
Verold is a powerful cloud-based 3D model viewer and editor to make it incredibly easy for businesses to create engaging and immersive content experiences for the web and mobile. Verold is a team of developers, designers and 3D technologists headquartered in downtown Toronto, Canada.
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announced 11/4/2009 via Market Wire

GenArts, Inc., will acquire wondertouch, LLC

synopsis: GenArts Inc., the premier provider of specialized visual effects software for the film, television and video industries, announced a definitive agreement to acquire wondertouch, LLC. wondertouch is the creator of particle illusion, a sprite-based particle effects application designed to provide the most comprehensive effects creation tool.
buyer: GenArts, Inc.
GenArts is a premier provider of visual special effects software for the film and video industry. GenArts' Sapphire Plug-ins extend the capabilities of editing and effects workstations by providing digital artists with a collection of over 200 state-of-the-art image processing and synthesis effects."
target: wondertouch, LLC
wondertouch is a software developer specializing in particle effects for the visual effects industry. The company's flagship product particleIllusion, a sprite-based particle effects application, is designed to provide the most comprehensive effects creation tool and efficient workflow.
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closed 3/28/2018 via BNC Analysis

Aniplex Inc., acquired Live2D Inc.

synopsis: Aniplex, a Japanese anime production company, has acquired a majority stake in Live2D, a software company in Japan that offers computer graphics software. Live2D's software allows artists to create 3D models and animations from 2D images. Live2D supports a wide spectrum of applications and can be used for video games, movies, apps, and more.
buyer parent: Sony Corporation
buyer: Aniplex Inc.
Aniplex is a Japanese anime production company. The company produces high-quality animated TV programs, OVAs, and animated theatrical films. Their productions are based on popular manga series such as Rurouni Kenshin, Fullmetal Alchemist, Naruto, Yakitate!! Japan, and more. "
target: Live2D Inc.
Live2D is a software company in Japan that offers computer graphics software. Their software allows artists to easily create 3D models and animations from 2D images. Live2D supports a wide spectrum of applications and can be used for video games, movies, events, signage, apps, live streams and more.
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closed 6/25/2018 via BusinessWire

Splunk Inc., acquired VictorOps

synopsis: Splunk Inc., a company that turns machine data into answers, has completed the acquisition of VictorOps, Inc., a leader in DevOps incident management. Driven by IT and DevOps system data, VictorOps provides a unified platform for real-time alerting, collaboration, and documentation.
buyer: Splunk Inc. (SPLK:$2,229.39)
Splunk Inc. turns machine data into answers. Organizations use market-leading Splunk solutions with machine learning to solve their toughest IT, Internet of Things and security challenges. "
target: VictorOps
VictorOps, Inc is a leader in DevOps incident management. Driven by IT and DevOps system data, VictorOps provides a unified platform for real-time alerting, collaboration, and documentation. Using VictorOps, teams resolve incidents faster to help minimize the impact of downtime and speed innovation.
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$120
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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 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.
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$99
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$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.
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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.
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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.
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$250
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$91
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$20
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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.
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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 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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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)
rev ($mm)
$18
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$4
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announced 5/20/2021 via BusinessWire

Jam City, will acquire Ludia, Inc.

synopsis: Jam City, a leader in mobile entertainment, is to acquire Montreal-based Ludia from FremantleMedia Canada Inc. Ludia is one of Canada's leading mobile video game companies. Its portfolio includes original games based on internationally recognized brands such as Jurassic World Alive, Lovelink, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Legends and much more.
buyer: Jam City
Jam City is a leader in mobile entertainment, providing unique and deeply engaging games that appeal to broad global audiences. Jam City has studios in Los Angeles (HQ), Burbank, San Francisco, San Diego, Bogotá, Toronto, Buenos Aires, and Berlin. "
target parent: Bertelsmann SE & Co. KGaA
target: Ludia, Inc.
Ludia Inc. is one of Canada's leading mobile video game companies. Its high-quality portfolio includes original games based on internationally recognized brands such as Jurassic World Alive, Warriors of Waterdeep, Lovelink, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Legends and much more.
price ($mm)
$175
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announced 5/19/2021 via PR Newswire

Platinum Equity, LLC, will acquire Game Taco, Inc.

synopsis: Platinum Equity announced the signing of an agreement to acquire Game Taco, a premier skill-based mobile gaming platform that joins gamers from around the world to play and compete in tournaments for fun and cash prizes.
buyer: Platinum Equity, LLC
Platinum Equity is a global investment firm with more than $19 billion of assets under management and a portfolio of approximately 40 operating companies that serve customers around the world. Platinum Equity specializes in mergers, acquisitions, and operations—a trademarked strategy it calls M&A&O."
target: Game Taco, Inc.
Game Taco, founded by Joshua Barrow in 2016, is an online skill-based game tournament platform. It is designed to provide a fun, friendly, and trusted destination for users to play skill-based games against opponents of similar ability for fun and cash prizes.
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closed 5/12/2021 via gamesindustry.biz

THQ Nordic AB, acquired Appeal Studios

synopsis: Embracer Group has announced that they have acquired Appeal Studios. Appeal Studios is a premier game development studio, located in Belgium, that’s brought together a team of veteran game developers.
buyer parent: Embracer Group
buyer: THQ Nordic AB (OM:THQN B:$596.89)
Austria-based THQ Nordic acquires, develops and publishes PC and console games for the global games market. The company is a major player within game and partner publishing with an extensive catalogue of over 100 owned franchises, such as Saints Row, Dead Island, and Darksiders amongst others. "
target: Appeal Studios
Appeal Studios is a premier game development studio, located in Belgium, that’s brought together a team of veteran game developers. They bring games to life across a wide array of gaming platforms. One of their most famous games is the 1999 cult classic, Outcast.
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closed 5/12/2021 via Company Press Release

Amplifier Game Invest, acquired FRAME BREAK AB

synopsis: Amplifier Game Invest, a company that invests in talented game studios, has acquired FRAME BREAK AB, an indie game studio in Sweden. FRAME BREAK aims to explore novel ideas, discover new genres, and create games that unite new and old players through original experiences. Their titles include Farmech, GRAVIBEAT, and Acrobotics.
buyer parent: Embracer Group
buyer: Amplifier Game Invest
Amplifier Game Invest seeks out and invests internationally in the most talented game teams and game studios in the business. The goal is to, by contributing game development experience and expertise, build long term success for the companies, and better, more successful games. "
target: FRAME BREAK AB
FRAME BREAK is an indie game studio in Sweden. FRAME BREAK aims to explore novel ideas, discover new genres, and create games that unite new and old players through original experiences. Their titles include Farmech, GRAVIBEAT, and Acrobotics.
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closed 5/12/2021 via gamesindustry.biz

THQ Nordic AB, acquired KAIKO GmbH

synopsis: THQ Nordic, an Austrian video game publisher, has acquired KAIKO, a video game development company in Germany. KAIKO has over 25 years of development experience and has developed games for a variety of consoles. Their games include Gem'x, Legend of Kay, TNT Racers, Kingdoms of Amalur: Re-Reckoning and more.
buyer parent: Embracer Group
buyer: THQ Nordic AB (OM:THQN B:$596.89)
Austria-based THQ Nordic acquires, develops and publishes PC and console games for the global games market. The company is a major player within game and partner publishing with an extensive catalogue of over 100 owned franchises, such as Saints Row, Dead Island, and Darksiders amongst others. "
target: KAIKO GmbH
KAIKO is a video game development company in Germany. KAIKO has over 25 years of development experience and has developed games for a variety of consoles. Their games include Gem'x, Legend of Kay, TNT Racers, Kingdoms of Amalur: Re-Reckoning and more.
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closed 5/12/2021 via gamesindustry.biz

HandyGames, acquired Massive Miniteam

synopsis: HandyGames, a game developer and publisher in Germany, has acquired Massive Miniteam, an independent video game developer in Germany. Massive Miniteam creates high-quality indie games for consoles, PC, and mobile devices. Their games and projects include Chicken Police, Spitlings, Little Big Workshop, Can't Drive This, and more.
buyer parent: Embracer Group
buyer: HandyGames
HandyGames is a game developer and publisher in Germany. HandyGames has released more than 150 games on a multitude of platforms. The company is focused on developing games for iOS, Android, Oculus Rift, Samsung Gear VR, HTC Vive, tablet computers, Android TV, and Wearables. "
target: Massive Miniteam
Massive Miniteam is an independent video game developer in Germany. Massive Miniteam creates high-quality indie games for consoles, PC, and mobile devices. Their games and projects include Chicken Police, Spitlings, Little Big Workshop, Can't Drive This, and more.
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closed 4/28/2021 via BNC Analysis

People Can Fly, acquired Phosphor Games

synopsis: People Can Fly (PCF), a leading AAA game development studio in Poland, has acquired Phosphor Games, a Chicago-based game developer. Phosphor is dedicated to creating games that provide players with whimsical and twisted experiences across a range of cutting edge platforms. Their titles include The Dark Meadow, Horn, Corpse of Discovery, and more.
buyer: People Can Fly (WSE:PCF:$27.35)
People Can Fly (PCF) is a leading AAA game development studio in Poland. PCF specializes in creating games in the shooter genre. The studio is known for titles such as Bulletstorm, Gears of War: Judgment, Bulletstorm: Full Clip, Painkiller, and Outriders. "
target: Phosphor Games
Phosphor Games is a Chicago-based game developer. Phosphor is dedicated to creating games that provide players with beautifully whimsical and twisted experiences across a range of cutting edge platforms and genres. Their titles include The Dark Meadow, Horn, Corpse of Discovery, and more.
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announced 4/28/2021 via BNC Analysis

Trophy Games, will acquire Xombat ApS

synopsis: Trophy Games Development A/S entered into an agreement with DKSHA ApS to acquire 100% of the shares in Xombat ApS. Xombat is a Danish game developer company building games for the three major platforms: Facebook, Android, and iOS, including popular titles such as Airline Manager and Shipping Manager.
buyer: Trophy Games (CPSE:TGAMES:$5.00)
TROPHY GAMES is an innovative, Denmark-based game studio that develops and publishes mobile and PC games. The Company develops and publishes games with strategy and management challenges and predominantly focuses on football-themed games. "
target: Xombat ApS
Xombat is a Danish game developer company building games for the three major platforms: Facebook, Android, and iOS. Xombat's portfolio includes popular titles such as Airline Manager and Shipping Manager.
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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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announced 4/1/2021 via GlobeNewswire

Nacon, will acquire Passtech Games

synopsis: Nacon, a French video game company, is to acquire 100% of Passtech Games. Created in 2012, Passtech has built its experience by developing several games (Space Run, Space Run Galaxy, Masters of Anima) on different platforms before specializing in rogue-like action games with Curse of the Dead Gods ®.
buyer: Nacon (ENXTPA:BIG:$179.92)
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: Passtech Games
Created in 2012, Passtech has built its experience by developing several games (Space Run, Space Run Galaxy, Masters of Anima) on different platforms before specializing in rogue-like action games with Curse of the Dead Gods ®.
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announced 3/31/2021 via Company Press Release

CD Projekt RED, will acquire Digital Scapes

synopsis: CD Projekt RED, a world-renowned videogame development studio in Poland, will acquire Digital Scapes, an ambitious video game development studio in Canada. Digital Scapes specializes in developing AAA multiplayer, console and PC games. The studio has worked on blockbuster games like Dying Light, Prototype, Warhammer 40,000, Cyberpunk 2077 and more.
buyer parent: CD Projekt S.A.
buyer: CD Projekt RED
CD Projekt RED is a world-renowned videogame development studio in Poland, famous for The Witcher series of RPG videogames. CD Projekt RED's mission is to make the best RPG games on the planet. The studio is home to over 300 game-making professionals from all over the globe. "
target: Digital Scapes
Digital Scapes is an ambitious video game development studio in Canada. Digital Scapes specializes in developing AAA multiplayer, console and PC games. The studio has worked on blockbuster games like Dying Light, Prototype, Warhammer 40,000, Cyberpunk 2077, and more.
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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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closed 3/24/2021 via Reuters

Nuverse (Hong Kong) Ltd, acquired Moonton Technology Co., Ltd.

synopsis: ByteDance said its video games unit Nuverse has agreed to acquire Shanghai-based gaming studio Moonton Technology, as it seeks to further expand into the video games business. The deal values the gaming studio at around $4 billion, two sources told Reuters.
buyer parent: ByteDance
buyer: Nuverse (Hong Kong) Ltd
Nuverse, based in Hong Kong, is a game development and publishing company for players and developers around the world. They are dedicated to serving gamers worldwide by offering top-tier games, building a global community, and providing fun and inspiring experiences for every gamer. "
target: Moonton Technology Co., Ltd.
Moonton, based in Shanghai, is a mobile game designer that aims to provide the best mobile game experience to the players all over the world. Founded in 2014, Shanghai Moonton Technology Co., Ltd. (MOONTON) specializes in R&D and distribution of games to other countries.
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closed 3/24/2021 via BNC Analysis

Playrix, acquired Boolat LLC

synopsis: Playrix has acquired Ukrainian-based Boolat Games. Boolat is a game development company formed in 2001, experienced in PC retail, PC casual, PlayStation®3 and social game development. Boolat’s portfolio has dozens of projects, including Lagsters, Topatoi, Harvest Land, and Decurse.
buyer: Playrix
Playrix is a mobile game development company founded in 2004. They focus on free-to-play games for smartphones and tablets. Their games, Township, Fishdom and Gardenscapes have consistently been among the Top 50 Grossing Apps for iOS and Google Play since their release. "
target: Boolat LLC
Boolat is a game development company formed in 2001, experienced in PC retail, PC casual, PlayStation®3 and social game development. Boolat’s portfolio has dozens of projects, including Lagsters, Topatoi, Harvest Land, and Decurse. They are based in Ukraine.
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rev ($mm)
$4,833.48
EBITDA ($mm)
$613.24
EBIT ($mm)
$246.86
Net Income ($mm)
$152.50
Employees
13096
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Ticker: ENXTPA:CAS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cast S.A.
Cast S.A.
CAST is the market leader in Software Intelligence, with technology backed by $150 million in software analysis and measurement R&D. CAST technology helps digital leaders and doers see the truth, become software geniuses and deliver super software - resilient, responsive, safe and secure software.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$42.51
EBITDA ($mm)
($4.46)
EBIT ($mm)
($4.85)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
365
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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
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
2020
rev ($mm)
$2,172.96
EBITDA ($mm)
$316.20
EBIT ($mm)
$216.44
Net Income ($mm)
$190.45
Employees
0
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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
2020
rev ($mm)
$1,094.55
EBITDA ($mm)
$271.51
EBIT ($mm)
$32.96
Net Income ($mm)
$31.55
Employees
4150
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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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