Like GameKnot LLC

closed 9/2/2021 via GlobeNewswire

Enthusiast Gaming Inc., acquired GameKnot LLC

synopsis: Canada-based Enthusiast Gaming Holdings Inc., a media and content platform for video game and esports fans to connect and engage, has acquired GameKnot LLC, a news, strategy, and community site for casual and competitive chess players that offers multiple forms of competition via chess tournaments, leagues, and ladders.
buyer: Enthusiast Gaming Inc. (TSXV:EGLX:$99.64)
Based in Canada, Enthusiast Gaming is building the largest media and content platform for video game and esports fans to connect and engage worldwide. Enthusiast Gaming provides a unique opportunity and integrated approach to reach and connect with its coveted GenZ and Millennial audience. "
target: GameKnot LLC
GameKnot is a news, strategy, and community site for casual and competitive chess players, offering multiple forms of competition via chess tournaments, leagues, and ladders. With free and premium subscription offerings, the site also provides resources including lessons and puzzles.
price ($mm)
$2.75
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closed 11/14/2018 via GlobeNewswire

Enthusiast Gaming Inc., acquired Operation Sports

synopsis: Enthusiast Gaming Holdings Inc., a digital media company building the largest community of authentic gamers, has acquired the assets of Operation Sports LLC, one of the largest online sports video gaming news and community forums.
buyer: Enthusiast Gaming Inc. (TSXV:EGLX:$99.64)
Founded in 2014, Enthusiast is the fastest-growing online community of video gamers. Through the Company’s unique acquisition strategy, it has a platform of over 70 owned and affiliated websites and currently reaches over 75 million monthly visitors with its unique and curated content. "
target: Operation Sports
Since its inception in 1998, Operation Sports has grown from a small community driven news site into an industry leading destination for sports video gaming enthusiasts to connect online.
price ($mm)
$0.35
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closed 4/28/2008 via BusinessWire

GamerDNA, acquired It Can Talk Inc.

synopsis: GamerDNA announced that it completed the acquisition of It Can Talk Inc., owner of the popular Xbox community website 360voice.com. The Xbox 360 is a popular videogame console with an installed base of over 18 million units, and the 360voice.com website is a community that serves this audience.
buyer: GamerDNA
GamerDNA is building a community for the millions of people globally who are passionate about the immersive, engaging experiences that can be found through games. GamerDNA is led by a team of online media and computer games veterans from Eprise, New York Times Digital and Electronic Arts Mythic. "
target: It Can Talk Inc.
360voice (owned by It Can Talk Inc.) is a leading online community for the Xbox 360 with a twist. Using unique technology, the data from your Xbox Live gamercard is transformed from a snapshot into a rich history of your gaming, told in blog format from the perspective of your Xbox.
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closed 6/24/2021 via GlobeNewswire

Enthusiast Gaming Inc., acquired Tabwire LLC

synopsis: Enthusiast Gaming Holdings Inc., a media and content platform for video game and esports fans to connect and engage, has acquired Tabwire, owner of TabStats, a technology and data platform that enables gamers, by way of a registered user profile, to track their player and game stats.
buyer: Enthusiast Gaming Inc. (TSXV:EGLX:$99.64)
Enthusiast Gaming is building the largest media and content platform for video game and esports fans to connect and engage worldwide. Enthusiast Gaming provides a unique opportunity and integrated approach to reach and connect with its coveted GenZ and Millennial audience. "
target: Tabwire LLC
Tabwire, owner of TabStats, is a technology and data platform that enables gamers, by way of a registered user profile, to track their player and game stats.
price ($mm)
$11
rev ($mm)
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closed 8/14/2017 via PR Newswire

Overwolf, acquired StatsRoyale

synopsis: Overwolf, the leading platform for creation and distribution of gaming apps, announced the acquisition of StatsRoyale.com, the largest service for players of the popular mobile game - Clash Royale. The StatsRoyale.com website provides valuable information for the Clash Royale player community.
buyer: Overwolf
Headquartered in Tel-Aviv, Israel with offices in Seattle, Overwolf enhances competitive gaming experiences with the world's richest selection of in-game apps. The Overwolf Client allows players and game publishers to add new functionality to any game, all without touching a line of game code. "
target: StatsRoyale
StatsRoyale.com is the largest service for players of the popular mobile game - Clash Royale. The StatsRoyale.com website provides valuable information for the Clash Royale player community.
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closed 5/27/2015 via Company Press Release

Dotabuff, acquired TrackDota

synopsis: Dotabuff, a website where millions of Dota 2 players get in depth statistics, share games, replays, and better understand the game, is very excited to announce that they have acquired TrackDota, a company that provides detailed live updating statistics for Esports matches.
buyer parent: Elobuff
buyer: Dotabuff
Dotabuff is a website where millions of Dota 2 players get in depth statistics, share games, replays, and better understand the game. "
target: TrackDota
TrackDota provides detailed live updating statistics for Dota 2 Esports matches. Track professional Dota 2 league games live in any browser, view the stats and kills in real time and watch the game unfold.
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closed 5/11/2010 via BusinessWire

ZAM, LLC, acquired Tankspot

synopsis: ZAM, LLC (ZAM), the company behind the internet’s largest community of Massively Multiplayer Online (MMO) gamers, announced the acquisition of Tankspot, the premier World of Warcraft video resource on the web.
buyer: ZAM, LLC
ZAM Media operates the largest and longest running family of sites dedicated to information and community for the Massively Multiplayer Online gamer. ZAM’s family of sites currently includes Wowhead, Thottbot, Allakhazam, ZAM and MMOUI. "
target: Tankspot
Established in 2007, Tankspot produces strategy videos that help players overcome the toughest raid encounters World of Warcraft has to offer.
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closed 9/19/2018 via PE Hub

Mason Wells, acquired Buffalo Games

synopsis: Mason Wells, a leading Midwest-based private equity firm, has acquired Buffalo Games, a leading manufacturer, innovator and marketer of jigsaw puzzles and board, table and party games for adults, families and children. The Company sells its products to the mass retail, online, specialty, craft/hobby and book store channels.
buyer: Mason Wells
Mason Wells is a leading Midwest-based private equity firm with approximately $1.0 billion in assets under management across its current private equity funds. Mason Wells is currently investing out of Mason Wells Buyout Fund IV, a $615 million fund. "
target: Buffalo Games
Buffalo Games is a leading manufacturer, innovator and marketer of jigsaw puzzles and board, table and party games for adults, families and children. The Company sells its products to the mass retail, online, specialty, craft/hobby and book store channels.
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closed 9/2/2021 via GlobeNewswire

Enthusiast Gaming Inc., acquired GameKnot LLC

synopsis: Canada-based Enthusiast Gaming Holdings Inc., a media and content platform for video game and esports fans to connect and engage, has acquired GameKnot LLC, a news, strategy, and community site for casual and competitive chess players that offers multiple forms of competition via chess tournaments, leagues, and ladders.
buyer: Enthusiast Gaming Inc. (TSXV:EGLX:$99.64)
Based in Canada, Enthusiast Gaming is building the largest media and content platform for video game and esports fans to connect and engage worldwide. Enthusiast Gaming provides a unique opportunity and integrated approach to reach and connect with its coveted GenZ and Millennial audience. "
target: GameKnot LLC
GameKnot is a news, strategy, and community site for casual and competitive chess players, offering multiple forms of competition via chess tournaments, leagues, and ladders. With free and premium subscription offerings, the site also provides resources including lessons and puzzles.
price ($mm)
$2.75
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closed 9/7/2021 via GlobeNewswire

Enthusiast Gaming Inc., acquired Addicting Games, Inc.

synopsis: Canada-based Enthusiast Gaming Holdings Inc. has acquired Addicting Games, Inc, an innovator in online casual gaming. The acquisition expands Enthusiast Gaming's fan flywheel into casual gaming to own more monthly active users and viewers within the key Gen Z and Millennial demographics.
buyer: Enthusiast Gaming Inc. (TSXV:EGLX:$99.64)
Based in Canada, Enthusiast Gaming is building the largest media and content platform for video game and esports fans to connect and engage worldwide. Enthusiast Gaming provides a unique opportunity and integrated approach to reach and connect with its coveted GenZ and Millennial audience. "
target: Addicting Games, Inc.
Addicting Games is considered a trailblazer in casual gaming. Since the early 2000’s, Addicting Games has worked with game developers to create and distribute free online and mobile games including action games, sports games, puzzle games, io games, and many more.
price ($mm)[EV]
$33 [$34]
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closed 9/2/2021 via GlobeNewswire

Enthusiast Gaming Inc., acquired GameKnot LLC

synopsis: Canada-based Enthusiast Gaming Holdings Inc., a media and content platform for video game and esports fans to connect and engage, has acquired GameKnot LLC, a news, strategy, and community site for casual and competitive chess players that offers multiple forms of competition via chess tournaments, leagues, and ladders.
buyer: Enthusiast Gaming Inc. (TSXV:EGLX:$99.64)
Based in Canada, Enthusiast Gaming is building the largest media and content platform for video game and esports fans to connect and engage worldwide. Enthusiast Gaming provides a unique opportunity and integrated approach to reach and connect with its coveted GenZ and Millennial audience. "
target: GameKnot LLC
GameKnot is a news, strategy, and community site for casual and competitive chess players, offering multiple forms of competition via chess tournaments, leagues, and ladders. With free and premium subscription offerings, the site also provides resources including lessons and puzzles.
price ($mm)
$2.75
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closed 6/24/2021 via GlobeNewswire

Enthusiast Gaming Inc., acquired Tabwire LLC

synopsis: Enthusiast Gaming Holdings Inc., a media and content platform for video game and esports fans to connect and engage, has acquired Tabwire, owner of TabStats, a technology and data platform that enables gamers, by way of a registered user profile, to track their player and game stats.
buyer: Enthusiast Gaming Inc. (TSXV:EGLX:$99.64)
Enthusiast Gaming is building the largest media and content platform for video game and esports fans to connect and engage worldwide. Enthusiast Gaming provides a unique opportunity and integrated approach to reach and connect with its coveted GenZ and Millennial audience. "
target: Tabwire LLC
Tabwire, owner of TabStats, is a technology and data platform that enables gamers, by way of a registered user profile, to track their player and game stats.
price ($mm)
$11
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closed 5/10/2021 via GlobeNewswire

Enthusiast Gaming Inc., acquired Icy Veins

synopsis: Enthusiast Gaming Holdings Inc., the largest gaming media platform in North America, has acquired Icy Veins, one the largest independent Activision Blizzard fan communities generating over 3 billion lifetime views of content.
buyer: Enthusiast Gaming Inc. (TSXV:EGLX:$99.64)
Enthusiast Gaming is building the world's largest platform of communities for gamers and esports fans. Already the largest gaming platform in North America and the United Kingdom, the Company's business is comprised of three main pillars: Media, Entertainment and Esports. "
target: Icy Veins
Icy Veins is one the largest independent Activision Blizzard fan communities generating over 3 billion lifetime views of content. The platform provides news and strategy guides for leading franchises like World of Warcraft, Diablo, Heroes of the Storm, Hearthstone and Overwatch.
price ($mm)
$8.37
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closed 8/31/2020 via GlobeNewswire

Enthusiast Gaming Inc., acquired Omnia Media, Inc.

synopsis: Enthusiast Gaming Holdings Inc. has acquired Omnia Media Inc. from Blue Ant Media Solutions Inc., to create the largest gaming media, esports and entertainment platform in North America by users, with 300 million video game and esports fans monthly. Omnia is the largest gaming video network globally with over 50M unique visitors per month.   
buyer: Enthusiast Gaming Inc. (TSXV:EGLX:$99.64)
Enthusiast Gaming is building the world's largest platform of communities for gamers and esports fans. Already the largest gaming platform in North America and the United Kingdom, the Company's business is comprised of three main pillars: Media, Entertainment and Esports. "
target parent: Blue Ant Media
target: Omnia Media, Inc.
Omnia is the largest gaming video network globally with over 50M unique visitors per month across its portfolio of owned assets and represented talent. Omnia produces some of the most popular series on YouTube including the 'Sidemen Show' and 'The Squad'.
price ($mm)
$34
rev ($mm)
$60
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.6x
EV / EBITDA
closed 9/3/2019 via GlobeNewswire

Luminosity Gaming merged with Enthusiast Gaming Inc.,

synopsis: Enthusiast, the fastest-growing online community of video gamers, has completed the merger with Luminosity Gaming, one of the largest globally recognized esports organizations in North America. Their headquarters is located in Toronto, Canada.
buyer: Enthusiast Gaming Inc. (TSXV:EGLX:$99.64)
Founded in 2014, Enthusiast is the fastest-growing online community of video gamers. Through the Company’s unique acquisition strategy, it has a platform of over 80 owned and affiliated websites and currently reaches over 75 million monthly visitors with its unique and curated content. "
target: Luminosity Gaming
Founded in February 2015, Luminosity Gaming, is one of the largest globally recognized esports organization in North America. Their headquarters is located in Toronto, Canada.
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closed 1/3/2019 via GlobeNewswire

Enthusiast Gaming Inc., acquired The Sims Resource

synopsis: Enthusiast Gaming Holdings Inc. has completed the acquisition of the assets of The Sims Resource (“TSR”). Established in 1999, TSR has grown to become the world’s largest female video gaming content and community destination online. The website offers custom content built around the popular Sims™ video game franchise.
buyer: Enthusiast Gaming Inc. (TSXV:EGLX:$99.64)
Founded in 2014, Enthusiast is the fastest-growing online community of video gamers. Through the Company’s unique acquisition strategy, it has a platform of over 80 owned and affiliated websites and currently reaches over 75 million monthly visitors with its unique and curated content. "
target: The Sims Resource
Established in 1999, The Sims Resource (“TSR”) has grown to become the world’s largest female video gaming content and community destination online. The website offers custom content built around the popular Sims video game franchise, which can be downloaded by users to alter and/or expand gameplay.
price ($mm)
$20
rev ($mm)
$5
EBITDA ($mm)
$4
EV / rev
3.9x
EV / EBITDA
5.2x
closed 10/7/2019 via GlobeNewswire

Enthusiast Gaming Inc., acquired Steel Media Ltd.

synopsis: Enthusiast Gaming, a vertically integrated video game and esports company, has acquired Steel Media, a leading mobile gaming and live events company. Enthusiast Gaming is the largest gaming network in the U.S., and the acquisition of Steel Media adds 20 mobile gaming websites and 25 live mobile events worldwide to its media and events business.
buyer: Enthusiast Gaming Inc. (TSXV:EGLX:$99.64)
Enthusiast Gaming a vertically integrated video game and esports company comprised of three main pillars: Media, Events, and Esports. Their digital media platform includes +100 gaming related websites and 900 YouTube channels which collectively reach 150 million visitors monthly. "
target: Steel Media Ltd.
Steel Media Limited is the largest mobile gaming network in the world, which holds a significant portfolio of consumer and B2B websites, and a series of successful global live networking events. They are based in the UK.
price ($mm)
$2.50
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closed 11/14/2018 via GlobeNewswire

Enthusiast Gaming Inc., acquired Operation Sports

synopsis: Enthusiast Gaming Holdings Inc., a digital media company building the largest community of authentic gamers, has acquired the assets of Operation Sports LLC, one of the largest online sports video gaming news and community forums.
buyer: Enthusiast Gaming Inc. (TSXV:EGLX:$99.64)
Founded in 2014, Enthusiast is the fastest-growing online community of video gamers. Through the Company’s unique acquisition strategy, it has a platform of over 70 owned and affiliated websites and currently reaches over 75 million monthly visitors with its unique and curated content. "
target: Operation Sports
Since its inception in 1998, Operation Sports has grown from a small community driven news site into an industry leading destination for sports video gaming enthusiasts to connect online.
price ($mm)
$0.35
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closed 7/26/2018 via GlobeNewswire

Enthusiast Gaming Inc., acquired The Escapist

synopsis: Enthusiast Gaming, an online network of websites devoted to video gaming and Canada's largest video-gaming expo, has acquired The Escapist Magazine, a leading online magazine focused on in-depth coverage of the video game industry in addition to movies, comics, TV, and more.
buyer: Enthusiast Gaming Inc. (TSXV:EGLX:$99.64)
Enthusiast owns and operates an online network of websites devoted to video gaming and Canada's largest video-gaming expo. Between its online digital media properties, its network of partner websites, and video-gaming gaming expo, Enthusiast engages millions of video gaming enthusiasts worldwide. "
target parent: Zelnick Media Capital
target: The Escapist
The Escapist covers digital culture with a progressive editorial style, with articles and columns by the top writers in and outside of the digital entertainment industry.
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closed 6/21/2017 via PR Newswire

Enthusiast Gaming Inc., acquired Destructoid

synopsis: Enthusiast Gaming Inc., the fastest growing online community of video gamers, is excited to announce that it has acquired Destructoid.com, a leading online authority for over 10 years as the alternative to mainstream gaming news sites and a sought-after destination for gamers to blog about their favorite video games.
buyer: Enthusiast Gaming Inc. (TSXV:EGLX:$99.64)
Enthusiast Gaming is the fastest growing online community of video gamers. Together with its owned digital properties and live events, it reaches over 50 million gamers monthly across 50 websites worldwide. "
target: Destructoid
Based in San Francisco, Destructoid has been a leading online authority for over 10 years as the alternative to mainstream gaming news sites and a sought-after destination for gamers to blog about their favorite video games. They consistently attract 5 million monthly visitors.
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closed 6/15/2017 via PR Newswire

Social Chain, purchased Gaming Portfolio from DEVISE

synopsis: Social Chain, Europe's largest social media marketing agency, has acquired the viral gaming portfolio of DEVISE, a company that partners with Social Influencers to create engaging digital media properties. The acquisition includes a large network of influential video game-related social media channels and websites.
buyer: Social Chain (DB:PU11:$0.00)
Social Chain is Europe's largest, and fastest growing Social Media and Influencer Marketing agency. They don't believe in traditional marketing, they believe in disruptive, internet - breaking social media. They are based in Manchester, UK. "
seller: DEVISE
The acquisition includes the gaming portfolio of DEVISE. The portfolio includes a large network of influential video game-related social media channels and websites that reaches a combined 500 million people per month.
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closed 6/12/2012 via BNC Analysis

Advanstar Communications Inc., acquired Comikaze Expo

synopsis: Advanstar Communications, a b-to-b media company and event organizer in the fashion, powersports, licensing and dental markets, among others, has entered into the comics event market with the purchase of the year-old Stan Lee’s Comikaze Expo Presented by POW! Entertainment (formerly Comikaze Expo).
buyer parent: Veronis Suhler Stevenson
buyer: Advanstar Communications Inc.
Advanstar Communications Inc. provides events, publications and directories, electronic products, Websites, and educational and direct marketing products and services to business professionals and consumers in fashion, life sciences, and powersports industries. "
target parent: POW! Entertainment
target: Comikaze Expo
Comikaze Expo is Los Angeles’ first and only large-scale multi-media, popular culture convention. The two day event is held during the fall at the Los Angeles Convention Center, located in downtown Los Angeles, California.
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closed 9/9/2015 via BNC Analysis

gamigo AG, acquired POGED GmbH

synopsis: gamigo AG has acquired POGED GmbH. The company develops a platform with tracking technology that interprets user activities from their first click at POGED to the path taken into a game up until the very first transaction (customer journey), enabling a customized sales pitch and optimization of customer acquisition costs.
buyer: gamigo AG (WKN:A1TNJY:$0.00)
gamigo AG is one of the leading gaming companies in Europe and North America. gamigo was one of the first companies to discover the booming market segment of online games and published the first MMOG that was completely localized into German as early as 2000. "
target: POGED GmbH
Since its founding in 2011, POGED GmbH has operated one of the leading international traffic networks for online and mobile games. By developing a proprietary tracking technology, POGED generates new users for a portfolio of more than 250 games - to over 5 million players today.
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closed 4/2/2014 via BNC Analysis

Crobo GmbH, acquired TrafficCaptain GmbH

synopsis: Crobo, the Berlin-based games performance marketing platform, is acquiring its Hamburg neighbourTrafficCaptain, which runs a games performance — or affiliate — network. The company offers ads and content for gamers (MMORPG, strategy or casual games). The company runs international campaigns in Europe and America.
buyer: Crobo GmbH
Crobo is a full-service online gaming company that combines expertise in all forms of online marketing. They own trademarked delivery and analytic technologies to acquire valuable gaming users through a wide variety of media channels. "
target parent: iVentureCapital
target: TrafficCaptain GmbH
TrafficCaptain.com is an affiliate network with performance-based campaigns for browser and mobile games, which offers ads and content for gamers (MMORPG, strategy or casual games). TrafficCaptain runs international campaigns in Europe and America.
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closed 2/4/2013 via BusinessWire

Ziff Davis, Inc., acquired IGN Entertainment, Inc.

synopsis: j2 Global, Inc. announced that its Ziff Davis, Inc. subsidiary has acquired IGN Entertainment, a leader in video game, entertainment and men’s lifestyle content, from News Corporation. The acquisition provides j2 with a group of world-class digital properties.
buyer parent: j2 Global, Inc.
buyer: Ziff Davis, Inc.
Ziff Davis, Inc. is a leading digital media company specializing in the technology market, reaching over 50 million in-market buyers every month. Ziff Davis sites feature trusted reviews of the newest and hottest tech products, news, commentary, tech deals and much more. "
target parent: News Corporation
target: IGN Entertainment, Inc.
IGN Entertainment is the leading Internet media and services provider focused on the video game and entertainment enthusiast markets. Collectively, IGN's properties reach more than 57 million unique users worldwide, according to Internet audience measurement firm comScore.
price ($mm)
$45
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announced 6/29/2012 via PR Newswire

Sony Computer Entertainment Inc., will acquire Gaikai, Inc.

synopsis: Sony Computer Entertainment announced that it entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Gaikai Inc., the world's leading interactive cloud-based gaming company. Through the acquisition, SCE will establish a new cloud service, ensuring that it continues to provide users with truly innovative and immersive interactive entertainment experiences.
buyer parent: Sony Corporation
buyer: Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.
Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. manufactures, distributes, develop and markets the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system, the PSP® handheld entertainment system, the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and the PlayStation®Vita portable entertainment system. "
target: Gaikai, Inc.
Gaikai is a next generation video game streaming platform that utilizes cloud-based gaming technology, allowing users to play major PC and console games instantly, with one click. No download or install required. Users are presented with an offer to try the game or app before buying it.
price ($mm)
$380
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closed 3/1/2012 via BNC Analysis

Tencent Holdings Ltd., acquired ZAM, LLC

synopsis: Europe-based game community announced that it was acquired by Tencent Holdings Limited. As a game community, ZAM contains some mainstream games from Europe and America, such as World of Warcraft, EQ and Final Fantasy, and each of the games has a sub-website.
buyer: Tencent Holdings Ltd. (SEHK:700:$78,710.17)
Tencent aims to enrich the interactive online experience of Internet users by providing a comprehensive range of Internet and wireless value-added services. Through its various online platforms, Tencent services the largest online community in China. "
target: ZAM, LLC
ZAM Media operates the largest and longest running family of sites dedicated to information and community for the Massively Multiplayer Online gamer. ZAM’s family of sites includes Wowhead, Thottbot, Allakhazam, ZAM, MMOUI and Tankspot.
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closed 7/20/2011 via Market Wire

Live Gamer, Inc., acquired gamerDNA Media

synopsis: Live Gamer announced that it has acquired New York-based video game ad network gamerDNA Media. Reaching over 48 million total unique monthly visitors worldwide, gamerDNA Media has helped blue chip advertisers such as Blizzard, Best Buy, and KFC acquire new customers and educate audiences about their brands.
buyer: Live Gamer, Inc.
Live Gamer is the world's first combined digital commerce and advertising platform. It has an advanced microtransaction and virtual economy engine, global payment gateways, a worldwide ad network and a video incentive advertising platform. "
target: gamerDNA Media
GamerDNA Media is a digital advertising firm that represents the top gaming sites, delivering views and visibility to the largest reach of a key demographic of grassroots trend-setters: Hard-core gamers, typically males though increasingly females ages 18-44.
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closed 2/23/2010 via PR Newswire

TechWeb, acquired Game Advertising Online

synopsis: The UBM TechWeb Game Network, a division of London-headquartered United Business Media has announced a key acquisition expanding its services to game creators and gaming website publishers, adding the online game advertising network Game Advertising Online (GAO) to its portfolio.
buyer: TechWeb
UBM TechWeb, the global leader in technology media and professional information, enables people and organizations to harness the transformative power of technology. "
target: Game Advertising Online
Game Advertising Online, the ad network, which has been running since 2006, now reaches 50 million unique viewers and serves more than two billion impressions a month.
price ($mm)
$0.90
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closed 2/13/2007 via

MPLC, Inc., merged with New Motion, Inc.

synopsis: MPLC, Inc. has executed a letter of intent which sets forth the preliminary terms and conditions of a proposed acquisition of New Motion, Inc. In connection with the acquisition, MPLC will acquire all of the outstanding capital stock of New Motion, and in exchange, the stockholders of New Motion will acquire approximately 83.7% of the MPLC stock.
buyer: MPLC, Inc.
At present, MPLC has no sources of revenue and has no specific business plan or purpose. MPLC's business plan is to seek a business combination. As a result, MPLC is a "blank check" or "shell" company. "
target: New Motion, Inc.
Atrinsic is one of the leading digital advertising and marketing services companies in the United States. Atrinsic’s content is organized into four strategic content groups - digital music, casual games, interactive contests, and communities/lifestyles.
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closed 9/2/2015 via Company Press Release

Groupe Concoursmania, acquired Slix Media, LLC

synopsis: Groupe ConcoursMania, European specialist of online marketing games, announced the acquisition of a portfolio of casual gaming websites from Slix Media, a Texas based company. This portfolio consists of 7 websites including www.playhub.com which has a monthly average audience of more than 3 million visitors mainly in North America and Asia.
buyer: Groupe Concoursmania (ALGCM:$22.87)
Groupe ConcoursMania is a French specialist of online marketing games. The group provides advertisers with innovative online marketing technologies and services, based on games mechanics. They also manage a wide portfolio of casual gaming websites. "
target: Slix Media, LLC
Slix Media started as a collection of highly entertaining gaming websites. They now reach 700,000 daily players and serve over 1 billion ads monthly which makes them one of the largest free-to-play casual gaming networks online. Their mobile games division reaches 1,000,000 MAU and growing.
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closed 5/27/2014 via PR Newswire

RapidFire, acquired IGA Worldwide

synopsis: RapidFire, the #1 in-game advertising network, announced the acquisition of IGA Worldwide's proprietary technology for delivering real-time advertisements inside of video games.
buyer: RapidFire
RapidFire is the World's largest in-game advertising company, founded in the fall of 2011 and is headquartered in Vancouver. The company enables advertisers to target millions of highly engaged consumers playing video games across a wide range of gaming platforms and genres. "
target: IGA Worldwide
IGA serves advertisers and video game publishers looking to include marketing messages within console and PC games. IGA’s roster of publisher partners includes Electronic Arts, Valve, and Atari among others.
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closed 1/24/2008 via PR Newswire

USA Today, acquired Banquet

synopsis: USA TODAY announces the acquisition of Banquet, which operates the action sports destination BNQT.com and the Cold War Collective action sports ad network of more than 20 affiliated websites and blogs.
buyer parent: Gannett Co., Inc.
buyer: USA Today
USA TODAY is the nation's top-selling newspaper. It is published via satellite at 34 locations in the USA and at four sites abroad. With a total average daily circulation of 2.3 million, USA TODAY is available worldwide. USA TODAY is published by Gannett Co., Inc. "
target: Banquet
BNQT is a leading digital media company focused on meaningfully connecting consumers, producers and advertisers in the growing sector of action sports. BNQT operates an action sports video community destination which combines professional action sports video with innovative social networking tools.
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announced 12/19/2018 via BNC Analysis

FANDOM, will acquire Curse LLC

synopsis: Fandom, a global entertainment media brand, will acquire Curse from Twitch, the world’s leading live video platform and community for gamers. Curse is an online game portal and network of gaming websites. Curse empowers online gamers with premium resources and content. Their sites include Azurilland, Diablofans, Hearthpwn, MMO-Champion and more.
buyer: FANDOM
FANDOM is a global entertainment media brand, based in California, powered by fan passion. The fan-trusted source in entertainment, they provide a home to explore, contribute to, and celebrate the world of pop culture. "
target parent: Amazon.com, Inc.
target: Curse LLC
Curse is an online game portal and network of gaming websites. Curse empowers online gamers with premium resources and content. Their gaming websites include Azurilland, Diablofans, Hearthpwn, MMO-Champion and more. Their wiki hosting platform, Gamepedia, is dedicated to games and written by gamers.
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announced 5/6/2021 via BusinessWire

Zynga, Inc., will acquire Chartboost

synopsis: Zynga Inc., a global leader in interactive entertainment, announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Chartboost, a leading mobile programmatic advertising and monetization platform.
buyer: Zynga, Inc. (ZNGA:$2,251.30)
Zynga is an American video game developer running social video game services since 2007. The company develops social games that work stand-alone on mobile phone platforms such as Apple iOS, Android, Windows Phone and on the Internet through its website, Zynga.com, and social networking websites. "
target: Chartboost
Founded in 2011, Chartboost is one of the leading in-app monetization and programmatic advertising platforms. Reaching over 700M unique users every month across more than 200,000 mobile apps, Chartboost works with majority of the top grossing iOS and Android app developers.
price ($mm)
$250
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closed 6/12/2019 via BNC Analysis

Media and Games Invest plc, acquired AppLift

synopsis: Media and Games Invest plc, a strategic investment-holding, that focuses on a buy, build, and sell strategy of fast-growing companies, has acquired Applift, a leading mobile ad tech company that empowers businesses to connect with customers in a mobile-first world by creating the next-generation platform for advertisers.
buyer: Media and Games Invest plc (XTRA:BCK:$164.02)
Media and Games Invest plc (MGI) is a strategic investment-holding, that focuses on a buy, build, and sell strategy of fast-growing companies. The MGI portfolio companies are growing via acquisitions plus organic growth and new technologies are actively used. "
target: AppLift
Applift is a leading mobile ad tech company that empowers businesses to connect with and activate customers in a mobile-first world by creating the next-generation platform for advertisers to reach and convert their audiences on mobile.
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closed 10/7/2019 via GlobeNewswire

Enthusiast Gaming Inc., acquired Steel Media Ltd.

synopsis: Enthusiast Gaming, a vertically integrated video game and esports company, has acquired Steel Media, a leading mobile gaming and live events company. Enthusiast Gaming is the largest gaming network in the U.S., and the acquisition of Steel Media adds 20 mobile gaming websites and 25 live mobile events worldwide to its media and events business.
buyer: Enthusiast Gaming Inc. (TSXV:EGLX:$99.64)
Enthusiast Gaming a vertically integrated video game and esports company comprised of three main pillars: Media, Events, and Esports. Their digital media platform includes +100 gaming related websites and 900 YouTube channels which collectively reach 150 million visitors monthly. "
target: Steel Media Ltd.
Steel Media Limited is the largest mobile gaming network in the world, which holds a significant portfolio of consumer and B2B websites, and a series of successful global live networking events. They are based in the UK.
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$2.50
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announced 3/13/2014 via Market Wire

Unity Technologies, will acquire Applifier

synopsis: Unity Technologies, creators of the Unity multiplatform engine and development tools, announced that it will acquire Applifier, one of the world's largest and most successful mobile game service providers. Applifier enables mobile game developers to more effectively acquire and monetize audience through a comprehensive suite of tools.
buyer: Unity Technologies (:$929.45)
Unity Technologies ApS provides a 3D game development tool. Its tool enables the creation of online content that provides the newest games on the console market. The company also provides Unity Asset Server, an integrated version control solution for all Unity assets and scripts. "
target: Applifier
Applifier enables mobile game developers to more effectively acquire and monetize audience through a comprehensive suite of tools, including Everyplay® Replays and Everyplay® GameAds.
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closed 12/7/2011 via BusinessWire

Crisp Media, acquired Smart Device Media, Inc.

synopsis: Two leading mobile advertising organizations, Crisp Media and Smart Device Media, have combined to create a full-service mobile advertising powerhouse. This combination brings together Crisp’s market leading, rich media advertising platform with Smart Device Media’s unparalleled media marketplace of targeted, brand safe, premium inventory.
buyer: Crisp Media
Crisp Media is a pioneer of mobile ad products that make HTML5 advertising scalable across device platforms for native apps and browsers. It offers Crisp Engage, an interactive ad platform designed to deliver the slickest ads to multiple screens. "
target: Smart Device Media, Inc.
Smart Device Media is a leading provider of mobile, premium display, special interest advertising channels. The company offers brand marketers the ability to reach premium, targeted audiences at scale within high-quality editorial environments.
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closed 9/11/2019 via BNC Analysis

Event Capital, acquired Indian Games Expo

synopsis: Live events intellectual property (IP) firm Event Capital has acquired an 80% stake in Indian Games Expo (IGX), India's largest consumer-focused video game expo, featuring the latest games and technologies, competitive tournaments, cosplay, and more.
buyer parent: Laqshya Media Group
buyer: Event Capital
Event Capital creates, curates and incubates event IPs across genres like music, education, lifestyle and fashion. Headquartered in Mumbai, Event Capital is part of the outdoor advertising major, Laqshya Media Group. "
target: Indian Games Expo
Indian Games Expo (IGX) is India's largest consumer-focused video game expo, featuring the latest games and technologies, competitive tournaments, cosplay, and more.
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