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closed 8/19/2021 via Company Press Release

Saber Interactive, acquired SmartPhone Labs

synopsis: Embracer Group, through its wholly owned subsidiary Saber Interactive Inc., has acquired 100 percent of the shares in Russian-based SmartPhone Labs (”SPL”), an independent software testing and games development company for mobile, PC, consoles and VR, from its founders.
buyer parent: Embracer Group
buyer: Saber Interactive
Saber Interactive is an independent developer of interactive games and entertainment. Founded in 2001, Saber has grown into one of the largest and longest-standing developers of interactive games in Russia/Eastern Europe and one of the few remaining independent game studios producing AAA content. "
target: SmartPhone Labs
Russia-based SmartPhone Labs (SPL) is an independent software testing and games development company for mobile, PC, consoles and VR. They focus on modern production and testing practices and have extensive experience working with Unity, custom C++ engines, VR and backend systems.
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announced 5/2/2022 via Company Press Release

Embracer Group, will purchase Crystal Dynamics, Eidos, and SE Montréal from Square Enix Co., Ltd.

synopsis: Embracer Group AB has entered into an agreement to acquire the development studios Crystal Dynamics, Eidos-Montréal, Square Enix Montréal, and a catalogue of IPs including Tomb Raider, Deus Ex, Thief, Legacy of Kain and more than 50 back-catalogue games from SQUARE ENIX HOLDINGS CO., LTD.
buyer: Embracer Group (OM:EMBRAC B:$14,212.40)
Based in Sweden, Embracer Group is the parent company of businesses developing and publishing PC, console, and mobile games for the global games market. The Group has an extensive catalogue of over 240 owned franchises, such as Saints Row, Goat Simulator, and Dead Island, amongst many others. "
seller: Square Enix Co., Ltd. (TSE:9684:$353,076.00)
The acquisition includes the development studios Crystal Dynamics, Eidos-Montréal, Square Enix Montréal, and a catalogue of IPs including Tomb Raider, Deus Ex, Thief, Legacy of Kain and more than 50 back-catalogue games from Square Enix, a Japanese entertainment conglomerate and video game company.
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announced 4/21/2022 via Company Press Release

Gearbox Software, will acquire Lost Boys Interactive

synopsis: The Gearbox Entertainment Company will acquire Lost Boys Interactive, an independent video game studio working on both co-development for top-tier games and original intellectual property for PC and consoles. The acquisition will add more than 220 team members to Gearbox Entertainment, bringing Gearbox’s global headcount to approximately 1,300.
buyer parent: Embracer Group
buyer: Gearbox Software
Gearbox is an award-winning, developer and publisher of interactive entertainment. The company is known for its successful titles like Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands and game franchises including Borderlands and Brothers in Arms, as well as acquired properties Duke Nukem and Homeworld. "
target: Lost Boys Interactive
Lost Boys Interactive is an independent video game studio working on both co-development for top-tier games and original intellectual property for PC and consoles. The studio has worked on marquee global franchises such as Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands, Call of Duty, and PlayerUnknown’s Battle Grounds.
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announced 4/20/2022 via BNC Analysis

Innova Intellectual Properties S.à r.l., will acquire Innova Intellectual Properties S.à r.l.

synopsis: The management of Innova Intellectual Properties S.à r.L. will acquire the company from Enad Global 7 AB (publ) (EG7), a global gaming cooperative. Innova is a leading video game publisher in Russia. Innova focuses on publishing free-to-play Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game (MMORPG) titles.
buyer: Innova Intellectual Properties S.à r.l.
Innova is a leading video game publisher in Russia. Innova focuses on publishing free-to-play Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game (MMORPG) titles. Their games include Lineage 2, Ragnarök Online, Point Blank, Aion, RF Online and more. The company also publishes indie mobile games. "
target parent: Enad Global 7 AB
target: Innova Intellectual Properties S.à r.l.
Innova is a leading video game publisher in Russia. Innova focuses on publishing free-to-play Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game (MMORPG) titles. Their games include Lineage 2, Ragnarök Online, Point Blank, Aion, RF Online and more. The company also publishes indie mobile games.
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announced 4/13/2022 via BNC Analysis

Aspyr Media, will acquire Beamdog Inc.

synopsis: Game developer Beamdog announced that it has entered a deal to be acquired by Aspyr Media, a subsidiary of Embracer Group. With the deal, Aspyr Media will acquire the studio's catalog of enhanced re-releases of older titles. Beamdog is a Canadian video game studio located in Edmonton, Alberta.
buyer parent: Embracer Group
buyer: Aspyr Media
Aspyr Media is an independent, full-service developer and publisher for the industry's leading games. They've helped nearly 200 games reach their next level across all platforms and beyond expectations. Aspyr got its start by bringing the biggest PC gaming franchises such as Call of Duty® to Mac. "
target: Beamdog Inc.
Beamdog is a Canadian video game studio located in Edmonton, Alberta. Founded by veteran game developers Trent Oster and Cameron Tofer, Beamdog has grown into one of the largest game studios in Alberta. Beamdog has brought Baldur’s Gate and Planescape: Torment back to life on desktop and tablets.
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announced 4/13/2022 via PR Newswire

Planet Green Holdings Corp., will acquire Allinyson Ltd

synopsis: Planet Green Holdings Corp., a modern technology enterprise in China with holdings in a variety of markets, will acquire Allinyson Ltd., a video game development company incorporated in the State of Colorado and owns subsidiaries in Hong Kong and China. Allinyson develops and operates online games.
buyer: Planet Green Holdings Corp. (PLAG:$37.77)
Planet Green Holdings Corp. is a modern technology enterprise in China with holdings in a variety of markets. Planet Green Holdings Corp. nurtures its businesses with corporate principles of honesty, integrity, and innovation. Their companies are involved in tea production and SaaS solutions. "
target: Allinyson Ltd
Allinyson is a video game development company incorporated in the State of Colorado and owns subsidiaries in Hong Kong and China.. Allinyson develops and operates online games.
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closed 4/11/2022 via Market Watch

TinyBuild GAMES, acquired Demagic Games

synopsis: TinyBuild Inc., a video game development and publishing company with its HQ in Bellevue, WA, has acquired the 23-staff development team of Demagic Games, a video game developer based in Ukraine and Russia.
buyer: TinyBuild GAMES (AIM:TBLD:$37.76)
tinyBuild is a video game development and publishing company with its HQ in Bellevue, USA and a branch office in Hilversum, The Netherlands. They're known for titles such as Hello Neighbor, SpeedRunners, Graveyard Keeper, and many more. "
target: Demagic Games
Demagic Games is a video game developer with a 23-staff development team and is based in Ukraine and Russia.
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closed 3/25/2022 via Company Press Release

NetFlix, acquired Boss Fight Entertainment

synopsis: Netflix has acquired Boss Fight Entertainment, an independent game development studio based in Allen, Texas. Founded in 2013, Boss Fight’s veteran team has produced some of the industry’s best-selling and most critically acclaimed games for mobile, social, PC, and consoles.
buyer: NetFlix (NFLX:$29,697.84)
Netflix is the world's leading Internet entertainment platform with 104 million members in over 190 countries enjoying more than 125 million hours of TV shows and movies per day, including original series, documentaries and feature films. Members can watch as much as they want, anytime and anywhere."
target: Boss Fight Entertainment
Boss Fight Entertainment is an independent game development studio based in Allen, Texas. Founded in 2013, Boss Fight’s veteran team has produced some of the industry’s best-selling and most critically acclaimed games for mobile, social, PC, and consoles.
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closed 3/23/2022 via PR Newswire

Ftx Trading Ltd., acquired Storybook Brawl

synopsis: FTX US, a leading U.S.-regulated cryptocurrency company, announced that they have acquired Olympia, Wash.-based developer, Good Luck Games, creator of the popular upcoming card auto battle game Storybook Brawl. Storybook Brawl is a lighthearted card-based autobattler game featuring characters from beloved fairy tales and myths.
buyer: Ftx Trading Ltd.
Hong Kong-based FTX is a cryptocurrency exchange that offers innovative products, including industry-first derivatives, options, volatility products and leveraged tokens. The company strives to develop a platform robust enough for professional trading firms and intuitive enough for first-time users."
target: Storybook Brawl
Storybook Brawl is a popular upcoming card auto battle game created by Olympia, Wash.-based developer, Good Luck Games. Storybook Brawl is a lighthearted card-based autobattler game featuring characters from beloved fairy tales and myths.
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closed 3/23/2022 via Company Press Release

Sony Interactive Entertainment LLC, acquired Haven Studios

synopsis: Haven Studios, a video game developer based out of Montreal, has been acquired by Sony Interactive Entertainment, which is responsible for the PlayStation brand.
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: Haven Studios
Haven Studios is a video game developer based out of Montreal. Their vision is to create a modern multiplayer experience that brings gamers together in positive and meaningful ways.
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closed 3/23/2022 via gamesindustry.biz

Tencent Holdings Ltd., acquired Tequila Works

synopsis: Tencent, a world-leading internet and technology company, has acquired a majority stake in Tequila Works, an independent game development studio in Spain. Tequila Works is dedicated to creating games that offer unique universes and deeply emotional narrative-driven experiences. Their titles include Rime, Gylt, The Sexy Brutale, and more.
buyer: Tencent Holdings Ltd. (SEHK:700:$87,896.12)
China-based 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: Tequila Works
Tequila Works is an independent game development studio in Spain. Tequila Works is dedicated to creating games that offer unique universes and deeply emotional narrative-driven experiences. Their titles include Rime, Gylt, The Sexy Brutale, The Invisible Hours, and more.
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closed 3/2/2022 via BNC Analysis

Fortis Games, acquired Oktagon Games

synopsis: Fortis, a global game studio, has acquired Oktagon Games, a leading game development company in Brazil. Oktagon is focused on Free-to-Play (F2P) mobile games and LiveOps. They aim to create fun games that provide memorable experiences for their players. Their titles include Magic Puzzle Quest, Armies & Ants, Dungeon Battles, and more.
buyer parent: Sands
buyer: Fortis Games
Fortis is a global game studio with a mission to create worlds that build connections and inspire communities. Fortis is dedicated to developing games that provide amazing social experiences that create a positive impact on society and culture. "
target: Oktagon Games
Oktagon Games is a leading game development company in Brazil. Oktagon is focused on Free-to-Play (F2P) mobile games and LiveOps. They aim to create fun games that provide memorable experiences for their players. Their titles include Magic Puzzle Quest, Armies & Ants, Dungeon Battles, and more.
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closed 3/2/2022 via Company Press Release

Fortis Games, acquired Doppio

synopsis: Fortis, a global game studio, has acquired Doppio, a video game developer in Portugal. Doppio is inventing the next generation of cross-platform party games. The studio creates voice and narrative-driven conversational games about people and their relationships. Their titles include The Vortex and The 3% Challenge.
buyer parent: Sands
buyer: Fortis Games
Fortis is a global game studio with a mission to create worlds that build connections and inspire communities. Fortis is dedicated to developing games that provide amazing social experiences that create a positive impact on society and culture. "
target: Doppio
Doppio is a video game developer in Portugal. Doppio is inventing the next generation of cross-platform party games. The studio creates voice and narrative-driven conversational games about people and their relationships. Their titles include The Vortex and The 3% Challenge.
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closed 2/25/2022 via gamesindustry.biz

Tencent Holdings Ltd., acquired 1C Entertainment

synopsis: China-based Tencent has acquired Polish developer and publisher 1C Entertainment. 1C Entertainment is an international group with offices located in Warsaw, Gdansk, Prague, Budapest and Moscow and operating in the segments of game production, distribution and services for video game developers.
buyer: Tencent Holdings Ltd. (SEHK:700:$87,896.12)
China-based 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: 1C Entertainment
1C Entertainment is an international group with offices located in Warsaw, Gdansk, Prague, Budapest and Moscow and operating in the segments of game production, distribution and services for video game developers.
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closed 2/23/2022 via gamesindustry.biz

KRAFTON, Inc., acquired 5minlab

synopsis: KRAFTON, a South Korean game development company, has acquired 5minlab, a South Korean video game developer. 5minlab creates original and entertaining games that provide immersive experiences for mobile and PC. Their titles include Smash Legends, Como in Adventure, Baam Squad, Toy Clash, and Brickscape.
buyer: KRAFTON, Inc. (:$1,504.48)
KRAFTON is a South Korean game development company. KRAFTON creates games for PC and mobile devices through it's various game studios. They are best known for PUBG: BATTLEGROUNDS, a battle royal shooter. The company also develops and publishes MMORPGs and mobile games. "
target: 5minlab
5minlab is a South Korean video game developer. 5minlab creates original and entertaining games that provide immersive experiences for mobile and PC. Their titles include Smash Legends, Como in Adventure, Baam Squad, Toy Clash, and Brickscape.
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closed 2/22/2022 via Company Press Release

Tencent Holdings Ltd., acquired Inflexion Games

synopsis: Improbable has sold the entirety of its stake in Inflexion Studios to Tencent. Inflexion is an innovative game studio headquartered in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. They are behind the game Nightingale, a shared-world survival crafting title.
buyer: Tencent Holdings Ltd. (SEHK:700:$87,896.12)
China-based 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 parent: Improbable
target: Inflexion Games
Inflexion is an innovative game studio headquartered in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. They are behind the game Nightingale, a shared-world survival crafting title.
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closed 4/4/2022 via GlobeNewswire

Nacon, acquired Daedalic Entertainment GmbH

synopsis: NACON, a French video game company, has acquired Daedalic Entertainment, which publishes and develops high-quality games for all platforms. The company has a diverse line-up of high-quality titles, including classic adventures, RPGs, and strategy and multiplayer games.
buyer: Nacon (:$187.68)
Nacon, formerly Bigben Interactive SA is a French video game company based in Lesquin. Established in 1981, the company designs and distributes accessories for video game consoles, and publishes and distributes video games for various platforms. "
target: Daedalic Entertainment GmbH
Daedalic Entertainment publishes and develops high-quality games for all platforms. The company has a diverse line-up of high-quality titles, including classic adventures, RPGs, and strategy and multiplayer games.
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closed 2/14/2022 via BusinessWire

Focus Home Interactive, acquired Leikir Studio

synopsis: Focus Home Interactive, a video game publisher and developer in France, has acquired Leikir Studio, a video game development company in France. Leikir Studio's team of passionate creators aims to build fun games with original worlds for PC and consoles. Their titles include Isbarah, Wondershot, I AM LEGION, Rogue Lords, and Metal Slug Tactics.
buyer: Focus Home Interactive (ENXTPA:ALFOC:$172.40)
Focus Home Interactive SA is a French independent video game publisher and developer based in Paris, France. Founded in 1996, Focus has published and distributed original titles such as Sherlock Holmes, TrackMania, Runaway and sports games like Cycling Manager and Virtual Skipper. "
target: Leikir Studio
Leikir Studio is a video game development company in France. Leikir Studio's team of passionate creators aims to build fun games with original worlds for PC and consoles. Their titles include Isbarah, Wondershot, I AM LEGION, Rogue Lords, and Metal Slug Tactics.
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closed 1/26/2022 via BNC Analysis

Virtuos Games, acquired Volmi Games

synopsis: Development and creative services firm Virtuos has acquired art production studio Volmi Games. Volmi Games is a Ukrainian art production studio that specialises in providing 2D and 3D art services to the games industry. It has contributed to titles such as Diablo 2: Resurrected, Metro Exodus, Paladins and more.
buyer: Virtuos Games
Founded in 2004, Virtuos Ltd. is a leading videogame content production company. Virtuos specializes in game development and AAA 3D art production for consoles and mobile titles, enabling its customers to generate additional revenue and achieve operational efficiency. "
target: Volmi Games
Volmi Games is a Ukrainian art production studio. The Ukrainian company employs 140 people and specialises in providing 2D and 3D art services to the games industry. It has contributed to titles such as Diablo 2: Resurrected, Metro Exodus, Paladins and more.
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closed 1/21/2022 via BNC Analysis

Modus Games, acquired Mane6

synopsis: Modus Games, a video game publisher, has acquired Mane6, an independent video game development studio. Mane6 is dedicated to creating quality games that are fun and filled with great animations. Their first title, Them’s Fightin’ Herds, is a 2D fighting game featuring a cast of adorable animals.
buyer parent: Zordix AB
buyer: Modus Games
Modus is a division of Maximum Games focused on bringing AAA publishing services to independent developers around the world. With offices in the US & UK, they're one of the fastest growing full-service game publishers who have embraced the golden age of indie. "
target: Mane6
Mane6 is an independent video game development studio. Mane6 is dedicated to creating quality games that are fun and filled with great animations. Their first title, Them’s Fightin’ Herds, is a 2D fighting game featuring a cast of adorable animals.
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closed 8/19/2021 via Company Press Release

Saber Interactive, acquired SmartPhone Labs

synopsis: Embracer Group, through its wholly owned subsidiary Saber Interactive Inc., has acquired 100 percent of the shares in Russian-based SmartPhone Labs (”SPL”), an independent software testing and games development company for mobile, PC, consoles and VR, from its founders.
buyer parent: Embracer Group
buyer: Saber Interactive
Saber Interactive is an independent developer of interactive games and entertainment. Founded in 2001, Saber has grown into one of the largest and longest-standing developers of interactive games in Russia/Eastern Europe and one of the few remaining independent game studios producing AAA content. "
target: SmartPhone Labs
Russia-based SmartPhone Labs (SPL) is an independent software testing and games development company for mobile, PC, consoles and VR. They focus on modern production and testing practices and have extensive experience working with Unity, custom C++ engines, VR and backend systems.
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closed 12/22/2021 via Company Press Release

Saber Interactive, acquired Shiver Entertainment Inc.

synopsis: Embracer Group AB, through its wholly owned subsidiary Saber Interactive Inc., has acquired 100 percent of the shares in U.S based Shiver Entertainment Inc. from its founders. Shiver, based in Florida, is a game development studio founded in 2013, with focus on game development, co-development and porting projects across platforms and genres.
buyer parent: Embracer Group
buyer: Saber Interactive
Saber Interactive is an independent developer of interactive games and entertainment. Founded in 2001, Saber has grown into one of the largest and longest-standing developers of interactive games in Russia/Eastern Europe and one of the few remaining independent game studios producing AAA content. "
target: Shiver Entertainment Inc.
Shiver, based in Florida with headquarters in Miami, is a game development studio founded in 2013, with focus on game development, co-development and porting projects across platforms and genres.
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announced 12/22/2021 via PR Newswire

Saber Interactive, will acquire Digic Pictures Ltd.

synopsis: Embracer Group AB, through its operative group Saber Interactive, has entered into an agreement to acquire 100 percent of the shares in Hungary based DIGIC. DIGIC, based in Budapest, Hungary, is an animation studio founded in 2002, with a strong track record for creating commercial trailers and cinematics for best-selling game titles.
buyer parent: Embracer Group
buyer: Saber Interactive
Saber Interactive is an independent developer of interactive games and entertainment. Founded in 2001, Saber has grown into one of the largest and longest-standing developers of interactive games in Russia/Eastern Europe and one of the few remaining independent game studios producing AAA content. "
target: Digic Pictures Ltd.
DIGIC, based in Budapest, Hungary, is an animation studio founded in 2002, with a strong track record for creating commercial trailers and cinematics for best-selling game titles. They also have created award-winning content for shows such as Love, Death and Robots on Netflix.
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announced 9/23/2021 via Yahoo, Inc.

Saber Interactive, will acquire Bytex

synopsis: Embracer, through its wholly owned subsidiary Saber Interactive, has entered into an agreement to acquire 100 percent of the shares in Bytex, a reputable Quality Assurance ("QA") and Work for hire-developer studio based in Saransk, Russia. They offer full QA capabilities throughout the game development process across all platforms.
buyer parent: Embracer Group
buyer: Saber Interactive
Saber Interactive is an independent developer of interactive games and entertainment. Founded in 2001, Saber has grown into one of the largest and longest-standing developers of interactive games in Russia/Eastern Europe and one of the few remaining independent game studios producing AAA content. "
target: Bytex
Bytex is a reputable Quality Assurance ("QA") and Work for hire-developer studio based in Saransk, Russia. They offer full QA capabilities throughout the game development process across all platforms.
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closed 8/19/2021 via gamesindustry.biz

Saber Interactive, acquired Fractured Byte

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

Saber Interactive, acquired SmartPhone Labs

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

Saber Interactive, will acquire Demiurge Studios

synopsis: Embracer Group AB, through its wholly owned subsidiary Saber Interactive Inc., has entered into an agreement to acquire 100 percent of the shares in Demiurge Studios, Inc., an independent games development studio based in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
buyer parent: Embracer Group
buyer: Saber Interactive
Saber Interactive is an independent developer of interactive games and entertainment. Founded in 2001, Saber has grown into one of the largest and longest-standing developers of interactive games in Russia/Eastern Europe and one of the few remaining independent game studios producing AAA content. "
target: Demiurge Studios
Demiurge Studios is an independent game maker out of Cambridge, Massachusetts. Founded in 2002, Demiurge Studios made the transition into mobile gaming in 2008 and found success with Marvel® Puzzle Quest™, a top 100 grossing app on the App Store and top 50 grossing on Google Play.
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closed 2/3/2021 via BNC Analysis

Aspyr Media merged with Saber Interactive,

synopsis: Embracer Group, via its wholly owned subsidiary Saber Interactive, has acquired US-based developer Aspyr Media by merger. Aspyr Media is an American video game developer and publisher that has been behind games such as Civilization VI, Borderlands 2, Layers of Fear, Observer, Star Wars™ Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy™, Torn, Jade Empire, and InnerSpace.
buyer parent: Embracer Group
buyer: Saber Interactive
Saber Interactive is an independent developer of interactive games and entertainment. Founded in 2001, Saber has grown into one of the largest and longest-standing developers of interactive games in Russia/Eastern Europe and one of the few remaining independent game studios producing AAA content. "
target: Aspyr Media
Aspyr Media, Inc. is an American video game developer and publisher that has been behind games such as Civilization VI, Borderlands 2, Layers of Fear, Observer, Star Wars™ Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy™, Torn, Jade Empire, and InnerSpace.
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announced 11/18/2020 via BNC Analysis

Saber Interactive, will acquire Nimble Giant Entertainment

synopsis: Embracer Group AB, through its wholly owned subsidiary Saber Interactive, has entered into an agreement to acquire 100 percent of the shares in Argentina-based Nimble Giant Entertainment ("NGE"). NGE is the leading Latin American PC and console game developer with a reputable team of 75 people.
buyer parent: Embracer Group
buyer: Saber Interactive
Saber Interactive is an independent developer of interactive games and entertainment. Founded in 2001, Saber has grown into one of the largest and longest-standing developers of interactive games in Russia/Eastern Europe and one of the few remaining independent game studios producing AAA content. "
target: Nimble Giant Entertainment
Argentina-based Nimble Giant Entertainment ("NGE") is the leading Latin American PC and console game developer with a reputable team of 75 people. NGE has produced more than 30 titles and owns IP games, with two of the most important titles being Champions of Regnum and Quantum League.
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Saber Interactive, will acquire Zen Studios

synopsis: Saber Interactive, an independent developer of interactive games and entertainment, will acquire Zen Studios, an independent video game developer and publisher in Hungary. Zen Studios is best known for their Pinball FX and Zen Pinball franchises and has collaborated with entertainment studios to develop virtual pinball tables based on pop culture.
buyer parent: Embracer Group
buyer: Saber Interactive
Saber Interactive is an independent developer of interactive games and entertainment. Founded in 2001, Saber has grown into one of the largest and longest-standing developers of interactive games in Russia/Eastern Europe and one of the few remaining independent game studios producing AAA content. "
target: Zen Studios
Zen Studios is an independent video game developer and publisher in Hungary. Zen Studios is best known for their Pinball FX and Zen Pinball franchises. The studio has collaborated with entertainment studios to develop virtual pinball tables based on pop culture films, characters and themes.
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closed 11/18/2020 via Company Press Release

Saber Interactive, acquired 34BigThings srl

synopsis: Embracer Group AB, through its wholly owned subsidiary Saber Interactive, has entered into an agreement to acquire 100 percent of the shares in 34BigThings (“34BT”). 34BT is a game developer of premium games across PC, console and mobile devices. 34BT is renowned as the studio behind Redout, a futuristic racing game.
buyer parent: Embracer Group
buyer: Saber Interactive
Saber Interactive is an independent developer of interactive games and entertainment. Founded in 2001, Saber has grown into one of the largest and longest-standing developers of interactive games in Russia/Eastern Europe and one of the few remaining independent game studios producing AAA content. "
target: 34BigThings srl
34BigThings, founded in 2013, is a developer of premium games for PC, console and mobile devices that has released 10 high-quality games including Super Inefficient Golf, Hyperdrive Massacre and multiple Redout titles, among others, 2019's Apple Arcade sensation Redout: Space Assault.
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announced 11/18/2020 via BNC Analysis

Saber Interactive, will acquire Snapshot Games Inc.

synopsis: Embracer Group will acquire 100 percent of the shares in Snapshot Games.  Snapshot Games will form a part of Embracer’s wholly owned subsidiary Saber Interactive. Snapshot Games, based in USA and Bulgaria, is the independent video game developer behind premium strategy title Phoenix Point.
buyer parent: Embracer Group
buyer: Saber Interactive
Saber Interactive is an independent developer of interactive games and entertainment. Founded in 2001, Saber has grown into one of the largest and longest-standing developers of interactive games in Russia/Eastern Europe and one of the few remaining independent game studios producing AAA content. "
target: Snapshot Games Inc.
Snapshot Games, based in USA and Bulgaria, is the independent video game developer behind premium strategy title Phoenix Point. The company is founded and led by industry visionary Julian Gollop, recognized as the creator of the X-COM franchise.
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announced 11/18/2020 via Company Press Release

Saber Interactive, will acquire Sandbox Strategies

synopsis: Saber Interactive, an independent developer of interactive games and entertainment, will acquire Sandbox Strategies, LLC, a PR and influencer relations agency that specializes in gaming. Sandbox Strategies provides video game publishers and developers with comprehensive PR services and helps them to find the right influencers to play their games.
buyer parent: Embracer Group
buyer: Saber Interactive
Saber Interactive is an independent developer of interactive games and entertainment. Founded in 2001, Saber has grown into one of the largest and longest-standing developers of interactive games in Russia/Eastern Europe and one of the few remaining independent game studios producing AAA content. "
target: Sandbox Strategies
Sandbox Strategies is a PR and influencer relations agency that specializes in gaming and entertainment. Sandbox Strategies provides video game publishers and developers with comprehensive PR services and helps them to find the right influencers to play their games and engage their audience.
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closed 2/19/2020 via BNC Analysis

Embracer Group, acquired Saber Interactive

synopsis: Embracer Group has acquired World War Z developer Saber Interactive. Founded in 2001, Saber has grown into one of the largest and longest-standing developers of interactive games in Russia/Eastern Europe and one of the few remaining independent game studios producing AAA content.
buyer: Embracer Group (OM:EMBRAC B:$14,212.40)
Embracer Group is the parent company of businesses developing and publishing PC and console games for the global games market. Embracer Group has an extensive catalogue of over 130 owned franchises, such as Saints Row, Goat Simulator, Dead Island, Darksiders, Metro, MX vs ATV, and more. "
target: Saber Interactive
Saber Interactive is an independent developer of interactive games and entertainment. Founded in 2001, Saber has grown into one of the largest and longest-standing developers of interactive games in Russia/Eastern Europe and one of the few remaining independent game studios producing AAA content.
price ($mm)
$150
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$105
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$62
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5.0x
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8.5x
closed 10/23/2019 via gamesindustry.biz

Saber Interactive, acquired Bigmoon Entertainment

synopsis: Saber Interactive, an independent developer of interactive games and entertainment, has acquired Bigmoon Entertainment, a video game developer in Portugal. Bigmoon Entertainment aims to develop the best games possible with immersive stories and innovative challenges. Their games include Dakar 18, Demons Age, Police Simulator: Patrol Duty, and more.
buyer: Saber Interactive
Saber Interactive is an independent developer of interactive games and entertainment. Founded in 2001, Saber has grown into one of the largest and longest-standing developers of interactive games in Russia/Eastern Europe and one of the few remaining independent game studios producing AAA content. "
target: Bigmoon Entertainment
Bigmoon Entertainment is a video game developer in Portugal. Bigmoon Entertainment aims to develop the best games possible with immersive stories, innovative challenges and great characters. Their games include Dakar 18, Demons Age, Syndrome, Police Simulator: Patrol Duty, and more.
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closed 1/8/2018 via BNC Analysis

Saber Interactive, purchased Moscow-based games development studio from Glu Mobile Inc.

synopsis: Glu Mobile has sold its Moscow-based games development studio to US games company Saber Interactive. The office housed around 120 employees and they are all expected to keep their jobs under the new owner following the deal.
buyer: Saber Interactive
Saber Interactive is an independent developer of interactive games and entertainment. Founded in 2001, Saber has grown into one of the largest and longest-standing developers of interactive games in Russia/Eastern Europe and one of the few remaining independent game studios producing AAA content. "
seller: Glu Mobile Inc. (GLUU:$540.52)
Originally acquired in 2008, Glu’s Moscow studio has focused on the development and live operations of shooter and action games including the Contract Killer, Frontline Commando, and Blood & Glory franchises. Glu Moscow also managed live operations for Deer Hunter 2017.
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closed 8/19/2021 via Company Press Release

Saber Interactive, acquired SmartPhone Labs

synopsis: Embracer Group, through its wholly owned subsidiary Saber Interactive Inc., has acquired 100 percent of the shares in Russian-based SmartPhone Labs (”SPL”), an independent software testing and games development company for mobile, PC, consoles and VR, from its founders.
buyer parent: Embracer Group
buyer: Saber Interactive
Saber Interactive is an independent developer of interactive games and entertainment. Founded in 2001, Saber has grown into one of the largest and longest-standing developers of interactive games in Russia/Eastern Europe and one of the few remaining independent game studios producing AAA content. "
target: SmartPhone Labs
Russia-based SmartPhone Labs (SPL) is an independent software testing and games development company for mobile, PC, consoles and VR. They focus on modern production and testing practices and have extensive experience working with Unity, custom C++ engines, VR and backend systems.
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announced 5/2/2022 via Company Press Release

Embracer Group, will purchase Crystal Dynamics, Eidos, and SE Montréal from Square Enix Co., Ltd.

synopsis: Embracer Group AB has entered into an agreement to acquire the development studios Crystal Dynamics, Eidos-Montréal, Square Enix Montréal, and a catalogue of IPs including Tomb Raider, Deus Ex, Thief, Legacy of Kain and more than 50 back-catalogue games from SQUARE ENIX HOLDINGS CO., LTD.
buyer: Embracer Group (OM:EMBRAC B:$14,212.40)
Based in Sweden, Embracer Group is the parent company of businesses developing and publishing PC, console, and mobile games for the global games market. The Group has an extensive catalogue of over 240 owned franchises, such as Saints Row, Goat Simulator, and Dead Island, amongst many others. "
seller: Square Enix Co., Ltd. (TSE:9684:$353,076.00)
The acquisition includes the development studios Crystal Dynamics, Eidos-Montréal, Square Enix Montréal, and a catalogue of IPs including Tomb Raider, Deus Ex, Thief, Legacy of Kain and more than 50 back-catalogue games from Square Enix, a Japanese entertainment conglomerate and video game company.
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$300
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announced 4/21/2022 via Company Press Release

Gearbox Software, will acquire Lost Boys Interactive

synopsis: The Gearbox Entertainment Company will acquire Lost Boys Interactive, an independent video game studio working on both co-development for top-tier games and original intellectual property for PC and consoles. The acquisition will add more than 220 team members to Gearbox Entertainment, bringing Gearbox’s global headcount to approximately 1,300.
buyer parent: Embracer Group
buyer: Gearbox Software
Gearbox is an award-winning, developer and publisher of interactive entertainment. The company is known for its successful titles like Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands and game franchises including Borderlands and Brothers in Arms, as well as acquired properties Duke Nukem and Homeworld. "
target: Lost Boys Interactive
Lost Boys Interactive is an independent video game studio working on both co-development for top-tier games and original intellectual property for PC and consoles. The studio has worked on marquee global franchises such as Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands, Call of Duty, and PlayerUnknown’s Battle Grounds.
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announced 4/20/2022 via BNC Analysis

Innova Intellectual Properties S.à r.l., will acquire Innova Intellectual Properties S.à r.l.

synopsis: The management of Innova Intellectual Properties S.à r.L. will acquire the company from Enad Global 7 AB (publ) (EG7), a global gaming cooperative. Innova is a leading video game publisher in Russia. Innova focuses on publishing free-to-play Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game (MMORPG) titles.
buyer: Innova Intellectual Properties S.à r.l.
Innova is a leading video game publisher in Russia. Innova focuses on publishing free-to-play Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game (MMORPG) titles. Their games include Lineage 2, Ragnarök Online, Point Blank, Aion, RF Online and more. The company also publishes indie mobile games. "
target parent: Enad Global 7 AB
target: Innova Intellectual Properties S.à r.l.
Innova is a leading video game publisher in Russia. Innova focuses on publishing free-to-play Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game (MMORPG) titles. Their games include Lineage 2, Ragnarök Online, Point Blank, Aion, RF Online and more. The company also publishes indie mobile games.
price ($mm)
$35
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announced 4/13/2022 via BNC Analysis

Aspyr Media, will acquire Beamdog Inc.

synopsis: Game developer Beamdog announced that it has entered a deal to be acquired by Aspyr Media, a subsidiary of Embracer Group. With the deal, Aspyr Media will acquire the studio's catalog of enhanced re-releases of older titles. Beamdog is a Canadian video game studio located in Edmonton, Alberta.
buyer parent: Embracer Group
buyer: Aspyr Media
Aspyr Media is an independent, full-service developer and publisher for the industry's leading games. They've helped nearly 200 games reach their next level across all platforms and beyond expectations. Aspyr got its start by bringing the biggest PC gaming franchises such as Call of Duty® to Mac. "
target: Beamdog Inc.
Beamdog is a Canadian video game studio located in Edmonton, Alberta. Founded by veteran game developers Trent Oster and Cameron Tofer, Beamdog has grown into one of the largest game studios in Alberta. Beamdog has brought Baldur’s Gate and Planescape: Torment back to life on desktop and tablets.
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announced 4/13/2022 via PR Newswire

Planet Green Holdings Corp., will acquire Allinyson Ltd

synopsis: Planet Green Holdings Corp., a modern technology enterprise in China with holdings in a variety of markets, will acquire Allinyson Ltd., a video game development company incorporated in the State of Colorado and owns subsidiaries in Hong Kong and China. Allinyson develops and operates online games.
buyer: Planet Green Holdings Corp. (PLAG:$37.77)
Planet Green Holdings Corp. is a modern technology enterprise in China with holdings in a variety of markets. Planet Green Holdings Corp. nurtures its businesses with corporate principles of honesty, integrity, and innovation. Their companies are involved in tea production and SaaS solutions. "
target: Allinyson Ltd
Allinyson is a video game development company incorporated in the State of Colorado and owns subsidiaries in Hong Kong and China.. Allinyson develops and operates online games.
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$6.45
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closed 4/11/2022 via Market Watch

TinyBuild GAMES, acquired Demagic Games

synopsis: TinyBuild Inc., a video game development and publishing company with its HQ in Bellevue, WA, has acquired the 23-staff development team of Demagic Games, a video game developer based in Ukraine and Russia.
buyer: TinyBuild GAMES (AIM:TBLD:$37.76)
tinyBuild is a video game development and publishing company with its HQ in Bellevue, USA and a branch office in Hilversum, The Netherlands. They're known for titles such as Hello Neighbor, SpeedRunners, Graveyard Keeper, and many more. "
target: Demagic Games
Demagic Games is a video game developer with a 23-staff development team and is based in Ukraine and Russia.
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closed 3/25/2022 via Company Press Release

NetFlix, acquired Boss Fight Entertainment

synopsis: Netflix has acquired Boss Fight Entertainment, an independent game development studio based in Allen, Texas. Founded in 2013, Boss Fight’s veteran team has produced some of the industry’s best-selling and most critically acclaimed games for mobile, social, PC, and consoles.
buyer: NetFlix (NFLX:$29,697.84)
Netflix is the world's leading Internet entertainment platform with 104 million members in over 190 countries enjoying more than 125 million hours of TV shows and movies per day, including original series, documentaries and feature films. Members can watch as much as they want, anytime and anywhere."
target: Boss Fight Entertainment
Boss Fight Entertainment is an independent game development studio based in Allen, Texas. Founded in 2013, Boss Fight’s veteran team has produced some of the industry’s best-selling and most critically acclaimed games for mobile, social, PC, and consoles.
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closed 3/23/2022 via PR Newswire

Ftx Trading Ltd., acquired Storybook Brawl

synopsis: FTX US, a leading U.S.-regulated cryptocurrency company, announced that they have acquired Olympia, Wash.-based developer, Good Luck Games, creator of the popular upcoming card auto battle game Storybook Brawl. Storybook Brawl is a lighthearted card-based autobattler game featuring characters from beloved fairy tales and myths.
buyer: Ftx Trading Ltd.
Hong Kong-based FTX is a cryptocurrency exchange that offers innovative products, including industry-first derivatives, options, volatility products and leveraged tokens. The company strives to develop a platform robust enough for professional trading firms and intuitive enough for first-time users."
target: Storybook Brawl
Storybook Brawl is a popular upcoming card auto battle game created by Olympia, Wash.-based developer, Good Luck Games. Storybook Brawl is a lighthearted card-based autobattler game featuring characters from beloved fairy tales and myths.
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closed 3/23/2022 via Company Press Release

Sony Interactive Entertainment LLC, acquired Haven Studios

synopsis: Haven Studios, a video game developer based out of Montreal, has been acquired by Sony Interactive Entertainment, which is responsible for the PlayStation brand.
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: Haven Studios
Haven Studios is a video game developer based out of Montreal. Their vision is to create a modern multiplayer experience that brings gamers together in positive and meaningful ways.
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closed 3/23/2022 via gamesindustry.biz

Tencent Holdings Ltd., acquired Tequila Works

synopsis: Tencent, a world-leading internet and technology company, has acquired a majority stake in Tequila Works, an independent game development studio in Spain. Tequila Works is dedicated to creating games that offer unique universes and deeply emotional narrative-driven experiences. Their titles include Rime, Gylt, The Sexy Brutale, and more.
buyer: Tencent Holdings Ltd. (SEHK:700:$87,896.12)
China-based 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: Tequila Works
Tequila Works is an independent game development studio in Spain. Tequila Works is dedicated to creating games that offer unique universes and deeply emotional narrative-driven experiences. Their titles include Rime, Gylt, The Sexy Brutale, The Invisible Hours, and more.
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closed 3/2/2022 via BNC Analysis

Fortis Games, acquired Oktagon Games

synopsis: Fortis, a global game studio, has acquired Oktagon Games, a leading game development company in Brazil. Oktagon is focused on Free-to-Play (F2P) mobile games and LiveOps. They aim to create fun games that provide memorable experiences for their players. Their titles include Magic Puzzle Quest, Armies & Ants, Dungeon Battles, and more.
buyer parent: Sands
buyer: Fortis Games
Fortis is a global game studio with a mission to create worlds that build connections and inspire communities. Fortis is dedicated to developing games that provide amazing social experiences that create a positive impact on society and culture. "
target: Oktagon Games
Oktagon Games is a leading game development company in Brazil. Oktagon is focused on Free-to-Play (F2P) mobile games and LiveOps. They aim to create fun games that provide memorable experiences for their players. Their titles include Magic Puzzle Quest, Armies & Ants, Dungeon Battles, and more.
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closed 3/2/2022 via Company Press Release

Fortis Games, acquired Doppio

synopsis: Fortis, a global game studio, has acquired Doppio, a video game developer in Portugal. Doppio is inventing the next generation of cross-platform party games. The studio creates voice and narrative-driven conversational games about people and their relationships. Their titles include The Vortex and The 3% Challenge.
buyer parent: Sands
buyer: Fortis Games
Fortis is a global game studio with a mission to create worlds that build connections and inspire communities. Fortis is dedicated to developing games that provide amazing social experiences that create a positive impact on society and culture. "
target: Doppio
Doppio is a video game developer in Portugal. Doppio is inventing the next generation of cross-platform party games. The studio creates voice and narrative-driven conversational games about people and their relationships. Their titles include The Vortex and The 3% Challenge.
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closed 2/25/2022 via gamesindustry.biz

Tencent Holdings Ltd., acquired 1C Entertainment

synopsis: China-based Tencent has acquired Polish developer and publisher 1C Entertainment. 1C Entertainment is an international group with offices located in Warsaw, Gdansk, Prague, Budapest and Moscow and operating in the segments of game production, distribution and services for video game developers.
buyer: Tencent Holdings Ltd. (SEHK:700:$87,896.12)
China-based 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: 1C Entertainment
1C Entertainment is an international group with offices located in Warsaw, Gdansk, Prague, Budapest and Moscow and operating in the segments of game production, distribution and services for video game developers.
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closed 2/23/2022 via gamesindustry.biz

KRAFTON, Inc., acquired 5minlab

synopsis: KRAFTON, a South Korean game development company, has acquired 5minlab, a South Korean video game developer. 5minlab creates original and entertaining games that provide immersive experiences for mobile and PC. Their titles include Smash Legends, Como in Adventure, Baam Squad, Toy Clash, and Brickscape.
buyer: KRAFTON, Inc. (:$1,504.48)
KRAFTON is a South Korean game development company. KRAFTON creates games for PC and mobile devices through it's various game studios. They are best known for PUBG: BATTLEGROUNDS, a battle royal shooter. The company also develops and publishes MMORPGs and mobile games. "
target: 5minlab
5minlab is a South Korean video game developer. 5minlab creates original and entertaining games that provide immersive experiences for mobile and PC. Their titles include Smash Legends, Como in Adventure, Baam Squad, Toy Clash, and Brickscape.
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closed 2/22/2022 via Company Press Release

Tencent Holdings Ltd., acquired Inflexion Games

synopsis: Improbable has sold the entirety of its stake in Inflexion Studios to Tencent. Inflexion is an innovative game studio headquartered in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. They are behind the game Nightingale, a shared-world survival crafting title.
buyer: Tencent Holdings Ltd. (SEHK:700:$87,896.12)
China-based 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 parent: Improbable
target: Inflexion Games
Inflexion is an innovative game studio headquartered in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. They are behind the game Nightingale, a shared-world survival crafting title.
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closed 4/4/2022 via GlobeNewswire

Nacon, acquired Daedalic Entertainment GmbH

synopsis: NACON, a French video game company, has acquired Daedalic Entertainment, which publishes and develops high-quality games for all platforms. The company has a diverse line-up of high-quality titles, including classic adventures, RPGs, and strategy and multiplayer games.
buyer: Nacon (:$187.68)
Nacon, formerly Bigben Interactive SA is a French video game company based in Lesquin. Established in 1981, the company designs and distributes accessories for video game consoles, and publishes and distributes video games for various platforms. "
target: Daedalic Entertainment GmbH
Daedalic Entertainment publishes and develops high-quality games for all platforms. The company has a diverse line-up of high-quality titles, including classic adventures, RPGs, and strategy and multiplayer games.
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$36
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closed 2/14/2022 via BusinessWire

Focus Home Interactive, acquired Leikir Studio

synopsis: Focus Home Interactive, a video game publisher and developer in France, has acquired Leikir Studio, a video game development company in France. Leikir Studio's team of passionate creators aims to build fun games with original worlds for PC and consoles. Their titles include Isbarah, Wondershot, I AM LEGION, Rogue Lords, and Metal Slug Tactics.
buyer: Focus Home Interactive (ENXTPA:ALFOC:$172.40)
Focus Home Interactive SA is a French independent video game publisher and developer based in Paris, France. Founded in 1996, Focus has published and distributed original titles such as Sherlock Holmes, TrackMania, Runaway and sports games like Cycling Manager and Virtual Skipper. "
target: Leikir Studio
Leikir Studio is a video game development company in France. Leikir Studio's team of passionate creators aims to build fun games with original worlds for PC and consoles. Their titles include Isbarah, Wondershot, I AM LEGION, Rogue Lords, and Metal Slug Tactics.
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closed 1/26/2022 via BNC Analysis

Virtuos Games, acquired Volmi Games

synopsis: Development and creative services firm Virtuos has acquired art production studio Volmi Games. Volmi Games is a Ukrainian art production studio that specialises in providing 2D and 3D art services to the games industry. It has contributed to titles such as Diablo 2: Resurrected, Metro Exodus, Paladins and more.
buyer: Virtuos Games
Founded in 2004, Virtuos Ltd. is a leading videogame content production company. Virtuos specializes in game development and AAA 3D art production for consoles and mobile titles, enabling its customers to generate additional revenue and achieve operational efficiency. "
target: Volmi Games
Volmi Games is a Ukrainian art production studio. The Ukrainian company employs 140 people and specialises in providing 2D and 3D art services to the games industry. It has contributed to titles such as Diablo 2: Resurrected, Metro Exodus, Paladins and more.
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closed 1/21/2022 via BNC Analysis

Modus Games, acquired Mane6

synopsis: Modus Games, a video game publisher, has acquired Mane6, an independent video game development studio. Mane6 is dedicated to creating quality games that are fun and filled with great animations. Their first title, Them’s Fightin’ Herds, is a 2D fighting game featuring a cast of adorable animals.
buyer parent: Zordix AB
buyer: Modus Games
Modus is a division of Maximum Games focused on bringing AAA publishing services to independent developers around the world. With offices in the US & UK, they're one of the fastest growing full-service game publishers who have embraced the golden age of indie. "
target: Mane6
Mane6 is an independent video game development studio. Mane6 is dedicated to creating quality games that are fun and filled with great animations. Their first title, Them’s Fightin’ Herds, is a 2D fighting game featuring a cast of adorable animals.
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$3,274.00
Net Income ($mm)
$2,644.00
Employees
9500
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Ticker: NasdaqGS:EA
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Electronic Arts Inc.
Electronic Arts Inc.
Electronic Arts (EA) is a global leader in digital interactive entertainment. The Company develops and delivers games, content and online services for Internet-connected consoles, mobile devices and personal computers. EA has more than 300 million registered players around the world.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$5,629.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,227.00
EBIT ($mm)
$1,046.00
Net Income ($mm)
$837.00
Employees
9800
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Ticker: TTWO
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc.
Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc.
Take-Two Interactive Software develops and distributes games for PCs, as well as for Sony PlayStation, Nintendo, and SEGA game consoles. The company has distribution operations in Australia, North America, Europe, Scandinavia, and the UK. Other titles include Fly!, Earthworm Jim 3-D, and Darkstone.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$3,371.86
EBITDA ($mm)
$847.37
EBIT ($mm)
$734.34
Net Income ($mm)
$563.61
Employees
6495
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Ticker: SGAMY
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sega Sammy Holdings Inc.
Sega Sammy Holdings Inc.
The SEGA SAMMY Group is involved in a wide range of business operations, encompassing Sammy’s pachislot and pachinko machine business; entertainment contents business focused on SEGA Group’s digital game business; and resort business, which is represented by the development and operation of hotels.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$3,024.74
EBITDA ($mm)
$300.70
EBIT ($mm)
$110.24
Net Income ($mm)
$24.10
Employees
7726
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Ticker: TSE:3659
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
NEXON Co., Ltd.
NEXON Co., Ltd.
Based in Japan, NEXON Co. is a global leader in online games, with more than 100 live games operated across more than 190 countries. Nexon pioneered micro-transactions and the free-to-play business model, and is widely credited with unmatched global expertise in sophisticated live game operations.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$2,372.01
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,035.14
EBIT ($mm)
$970.78
Net Income ($mm)
$1,059.35
Employees
6441
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Ticker: KOSE:A251270
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Netmarble
Netmarble Games Corp. strives to entertain audiences of all ages, and around the world, by providing great mobile gaming experiences. Established in Korea in 2000, Netmarble is the fastest-growing mobile game company in Asia and consistently ranks as a top mobile developer and publisher worldwide.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$2,001.98
EBITDA ($mm)
$245.18
EBIT ($mm)
$150.44
Net Income ($mm)
$195.54
Employees
789
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Ticker: ENXTPA:UBI
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ubisoft Entertainment S.A.
Ubisoft Entertainment S.A.
Ubisoft is a leading producer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment products worldwide and has grown considerably through a strong and diversified line-up of products and partnerships.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$1,959.78
EBITDA ($mm)
($11.18)
EBIT ($mm)
$138.09
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
15913
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Ticker:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
KRAFTON, Inc.
KRAFTON, Inc.
KRAFTON is a South Korean game development company. KRAFTON creates games for PC and mobile devices through it's various game studios. They are best known for PUBG: BATTLEGROUNDS, a battle royal shooter. The company also develops and publishes MMORPGs and mobile games.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$1,504.48
EBITDA ($mm)
$628.88
EBIT ($mm)
$577.28
Net Income ($mm)
$465.17
Employees
1487
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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: 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)
$87,896.12
EBITDA ($mm)
$49,876.29
EBIT ($mm)
$41,580.23
Net Income ($mm)
$35,280.03
Employees
107348
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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: 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
2022
rev ($mm)
$14,212.40
EBITDA ($mm)
$5,955.90
EBIT ($mm)
($1,724.30)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
0
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Ticker: NTES
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
NetEase, Inc.
NetEase, Inc.
NetEase, Inc. is a leading internet technology company in China. Dedicated to providing online services centered around content, community, communication and commerce, NetEase develops some of China’s most popular PC-client and mobile games, e-commerce businesses, advertising and e-mail services.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$10,750.03
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,998.42
EBIT ($mm)
$1,637.88
Net Income ($mm)
$1,273.77
Employees
23687
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Ticker: ATVI
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Activision Blizzard
Activision Blizzard
Activision Blizzard, Inc., a member of the S&P 500, is the world's most successful standalone interactive entertainment company. Activision Blizzard develops and publishes games based on some of the most beloved entertainment franchises, including Call of Duty, Guitar Hero, and World of Warcraft.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$9,052.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$3,407.00
EBIT ($mm)
$3,274.00
Net Income ($mm)
$2,644.00
Employees
9500
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Ticker: NasdaqGS:EA
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Electronic Arts Inc.
Electronic Arts Inc.
Electronic Arts (EA) is a global leader in digital interactive entertainment. The Company develops and delivers games, content and online services for Internet-connected consoles, mobile devices and personal computers. EA has more than 300 million registered players around the world.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$5,629.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,227.00
EBIT ($mm)
$1,046.00
Net Income ($mm)
$837.00
Employees
9800
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Ticker: TTWO
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc.
Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc.
Take-Two Interactive Software develops and distributes games for PCs, as well as for Sony PlayStation, Nintendo, and SEGA game consoles. The company has distribution operations in Australia, North America, Europe, Scandinavia, and the UK. Other titles include Fly!, Earthworm Jim 3-D, and Darkstone.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$3,371.86
EBITDA ($mm)
$847.37
EBIT ($mm)
$734.34
Net Income ($mm)
$563.61
Employees
6495
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Ticker: SGAMY
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sega Sammy Holdings Inc.
Sega Sammy Holdings Inc.
The SEGA SAMMY Group is involved in a wide range of business operations, encompassing Sammy’s pachislot and pachinko machine business; entertainment contents business focused on SEGA Group’s digital game business; and resort business, which is represented by the development and operation of hotels.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$3,024.74
EBITDA ($mm)
$300.70
EBIT ($mm)
$110.24
Net Income ($mm)
$24.10
Employees
7726
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Ticker: TSE:3659
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
NEXON Co., Ltd.
NEXON Co., Ltd.
Based in Japan, NEXON Co. is a global leader in online games, with more than 100 live games operated across more than 190 countries. Nexon pioneered micro-transactions and the free-to-play business model, and is widely credited with unmatched global expertise in sophisticated live game operations.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$2,372.01
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,035.14
EBIT ($mm)
$970.78
Net Income ($mm)
$1,059.35
Employees
6441
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Ticker: KOSE:A251270
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Netmarble
Netmarble Games Corp. strives to entertain audiences of all ages, and around the world, by providing great mobile gaming experiences. Established in Korea in 2000, Netmarble is the fastest-growing mobile game company in Asia and consistently ranks as a top mobile developer and publisher worldwide.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$2,001.98
EBITDA ($mm)
$245.18
EBIT ($mm)
$150.44
Net Income ($mm)
$195.54
Employees
789
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Ticker: ENXTPA:UBI
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ubisoft Entertainment S.A.
Ubisoft Entertainment S.A.
Ubisoft is a leading producer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment products worldwide and has grown considerably through a strong and diversified line-up of products and partnerships.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$1,959.78
EBITDA ($mm)
($11.18)
EBIT ($mm)
$138.09
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
15913
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Ticker:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
KRAFTON, Inc.
KRAFTON, Inc.
KRAFTON is a South Korean game development company. KRAFTON creates games for PC and mobile devices through it's various game studios. They are best known for PUBG: BATTLEGROUNDS, a battle royal shooter. The company also develops and publishes MMORPGs and mobile games.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$1,504.48
EBITDA ($mm)
$628.88
EBIT ($mm)
$577.28
Net Income ($mm)
$465.17
Employees
1487
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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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