Like Touch Press Inc.

announced 7/2/2021 via BNC Analysis

Team17 Digital Ltd, will acquire Touch Press Inc.

synopsis: Team17 Group plc entered into an agreement to acquire Touch Press Inc. Touch Press integrates the award-winning portfolios of three leading app developers (Amplify Games, StoryToys, and Touchpress) to form a digital education and publishing powerhouse for the Touch Generation.
buyer: Team17 Digital Ltd (AIM:TM17:$76.29)
Headquartered in the UK, Team17 is an independent developer and games label for premium games. The company collaborates with fellow developers around the globe, sharing its expertise from creation to launch across PC, console, and mobile devices. "
target: Touch Press Inc.
Touch Press integrates the award-winning portfolios of three leading app developers (Amplify Games, StoryToys, and Touchpress) to form a digital education and publishing powerhouse for the Touch Generation. Touch Press Inc. released My Very Hungry Caterpillar AR (Augmented Reality) in 2017.
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closed 5/27/2014 via BNC Analysis

TabTale, acquired Coco Play Limited

synopsis: TabTale has acquired the educational game developer Coco Play, giving the Israeli publisher a crucial foothold in the Chinese market. Cocoplay is a professional kids app developer consisting of passionate people and parents who has many years' experience in mobile game industry, dedicating to develop high quality games and apps for children.
buyer: TabTale
TabTale founders took the multi-disciplinary approach to tablets dynamic and interactive kids' apps using: Psychology, Creative Technology, User experience and a great platform: CreativeCenter. "
target: Coco Play Limited
Cocoplay is a professional kids app developer consisting of passionate people and parents who has many years' experience in mobile game industry, dedicating to develop high quality games and apps for children.
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closed 7/27/2016 via Company Press Release

Unique Heritage Media, acquired Pili Pop Labs

synopsis: Unique Heritage Media announced the acquisition of Pili Pop Labs, a leader in language learning for children on mobile devices. The French start-up Pili Pop Labs has two language learning applications, Pili Pop English and Pili Pop Español, which use a unique voice recognition engine that analyzes the pronunciation of children to help them improve.
buyer: Unique Heritage Media
Unique Heritage Media (UHM) is a media group dedicated to the youth and to their entourage. Its ambition is to enable young people to grow and play while learning and discovering the world. UHM develops fifteen strong brands in the press, book, or digital sector. "
target: Pili Pop Labs
Pili Pop Labs is a Paris-based company specializing in language learning for children. With two apps, Pili Pop English and Pili Pop Español, available on iPhone and iPad, their goal is to help children learn English and Spanish while having fun.
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closed 7/30/2020 via Yahoo, Inc.

Moonbug, acquired Blippi

synopsis: Moonbug acquired Blippi, a live-action educational show on YouTube that generates more than half a billion average monthly views that feature the eponymous character, created by Stevin John. Blippi’s educational content has a loyal following of more than 24 million subscribers across several channels.
buyer: Moonbug
Moonbug is a global entertainment company providing fun and safe content for children. Moonbug develops and distributes age-appropriate content that encourages healthy values such as compassion, empathy and resilience, while teaching children fundamental life skills. "
target: Blippi
Blippi is a live-action educational show on YouTube that generates more than half a billion average monthly views that feature the eponymous character, created by Stevin John. Blippi’s educational content has a loyal following of more than 24 million and generates 570 million average monthly views.
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announced 7/2/2021 via BNC Analysis

Team17 Digital Ltd, will acquire Touch Press Inc.

synopsis: Team17 Group plc entered into an agreement to acquire Touch Press Inc. Touch Press integrates the award-winning portfolios of three leading app developers (Amplify Games, StoryToys, and Touchpress) to form a digital education and publishing powerhouse for the Touch Generation.
buyer: Team17 Digital Ltd (AIM:TM17:$76.29)
Headquartered in the UK, Team17 is an independent developer and games label for premium games. The company collaborates with fellow developers around the globe, sharing its expertise from creation to launch across PC, console, and mobile devices. "
target: Touch Press Inc.
Touch Press integrates the award-winning portfolios of three leading app developers (Amplify Games, StoryToys, and Touchpress) to form a digital education and publishing powerhouse for the Touch Generation. Touch Press Inc. released My Very Hungry Caterpillar AR (Augmented Reality) in 2017.
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announced 7/2/2021 via BNC Analysis

Team17 Digital Ltd, will acquire Touch Press Inc.

synopsis: Team17 Group plc entered into an agreement to acquire Touch Press Inc. Touch Press integrates the award-winning portfolios of three leading app developers (Amplify Games, StoryToys, and Touchpress) to form a digital education and publishing powerhouse for the Touch Generation.
buyer: Team17 Digital Ltd (AIM:TM17:$76.29)
Headquartered in the UK, Team17 is an independent developer and games label for premium games. The company collaborates with fellow developers around the globe, sharing its expertise from creation to launch across PC, console, and mobile devices. "
target: Touch Press Inc.
Touch Press integrates the award-winning portfolios of three leading app developers (Amplify Games, StoryToys, and Touchpress) to form a digital education and publishing powerhouse for the Touch Generation. Touch Press Inc. released My Very Hungry Caterpillar AR (Augmented Reality) in 2017.
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closed 1/3/2020 via gamesindustry.biz

Team17 Digital Ltd, acquired Yippee Entertainment Ltd

synopsis: UK-based Team17, an independent developer and games label for premium games, has acquired Yippee Entertainment, a multi-award-winning software developer and digital publisher. The Manchester-based studio will become a wholly-owned subsidiary of Team 17, working on a combination of original IP, as well as franchises owned by Team17 and its partners.
buyer: Team17 Digital Ltd (AIM:TM17:$76.29)
Headquartered in the UK, Team17 is an independent developer and games label for premium games. The company collaborates with fellow developers around the globe, sharing its expertise from creation to launch across PC, console, and mobile devices. "
target: Yippee Entertainment Ltd
Yippee Entertainment is a multi-award-winning software developer and digital publisher based in MediaCityUK. The studio has previously developed the Chimpact series, as well as titles for other publishers, including Kalypso and Cartoon Network.
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closed 9/2/2016 via BNC Analysis

Team17 Digital Ltd, acquired Mouldy Toof Studios

synopsis: Team17 Digital Limited, a leading independent developer and games label headquartered in West Yorkshire, UK, has acquired Mouldy Toof Studios, a video game developer based in the UK and developer of the games Spud's Quest and The Escapists.
buyer: Team17 Digital Ltd (AIM:TM17:$76.29)
Founded in 1990, Team17 Digital Limited is a leading independent developer and games label headquartered in West Yorkshire (UK). Team17 publishes games for PC, console, mobile and handheld devices and other digital platforms. "
target: Mouldy Toof Studios
Mouldy Toof Studios is a video game developer based in the United Kingdom and developed the games Spud's Quest and The Escapists.
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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.
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$18
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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.
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$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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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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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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