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announced 10/7/2021 via GlobeNewswire

Nacon, will acquire Ishtar Games

synopsis: Nacon, formerly Bigben Interactive, is to acquire Ishtar Games, a French indie studio based in Lille and Bordeaux, France. They are behind the games: Dead in Bermuda, Dead in Vinland and the recent The Last Spell achieving critical acclaim and commercial success, a tactical RPG roguelike title released in Early Access on Steam.
buyer: Nacon (ENXTPA:BIG:$205.68)
Nacon, formerly Bigben Interactive SA is a French video game company based in Lesquin. Established in 1981, the company designs and distributes accessories for video game consoles, and publishes and distributes video games for various platforms. "
target: Ishtar Games
Ishtar Games is a French indie studio based in Lille and Bordeaux, France. They are behind the games: Dead in Bermuda, Dead in Vinland and the recent The Last Spell achieving critical acclaim and commercial success, a tactical RPG roguelike title released in Early Access on Steam.
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closed 5/24/2021 via BNC Analysis

Pearl Abyss, acquired Factorial Games

synopsis: Pearl Abyss, a South Korean game developer and publisher, has acquired Factorial Games from Four Thirty Three, a mobile game developer and publisher in South Korea. Factorial Games is a mobile game developer in South Korea. Factorial Games specializes in creating role-playing games. Their titles include Lost Kingdom and Super String.
buyer: Pearl Abyss (KOSDAQ:A263750:$434.79)
Pearl Abyss is a South Korean game developer and publisher. The studio is behind the hit PC MMORPG Black Desert Online. Since the company's founding in 2010, it has successfully launched its game in South Korea, Japan, Russia, North/South America, Europe, Taiwan, and 100 other countries. "
target parent: Four Thirty Three Inc.
target: Factorial Games
Factorial Games is a mobile game developer in South Korea. Factorial Games strives to develop fun and good games that everyone can enjoy. The company specializes in creating role-playing games. Their titles include Lost Kingdom and Super String.
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closed 5/19/2021 via BNC Analysis

Kasedo Games, acquired Bulwark Studios

synopsis: Kasedo Games, an indie games publisher in the UK, has acquired a majority stake in Bulwark Studios, an independent video game developer in France. Bulwark Studios specializes in developing tactical and strategic RPG games for PC and consoles. Their titles include Crowntakers and Warhammer 40,000 Mechanicus.
buyer: Kasedo Games
Kasedo Games is an indie games publisher in the UK. Kasedo Games works closely together with enthusiastic indie developers and helps them get their game in front of a global audience. Their games include Distant Kingdoms, Filament, Recipe for Disaster, Project Highrise, and more. "
target: Bulwark Studios
Bulwark Studios is an independent video game developer in France. Bulwark Studios specializes in developing tactical and strategic RPG games for PC and consoles. Their titles include Crowntakers and Warhammer 40,000 Mechanicus.
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closed 4/14/2021 via Reuters

Nuverse (Hong Kong) Ltd, acquired C4games

synopsis: Nuverse, a video game developer and publisher in Hong Kong, has acquried C4games, a mobile game developer in China. C4games develops high quality role-playing games (RPG) and strategy games that focus on innovation and providing players with enjoyment. Their titles include Red Alert OL, Idle Girl, and I Shall Seal the Heavens.
buyer parent: ByteDance
buyer: Nuverse (Hong Kong) Ltd
Nuverse, based in Hong Kong, is a game development and publishing company for players and developers around the world. They are dedicated to serving gamers worldwide by offering top-tier games, building a global community, and providing fun and inspiring experiences for every gamer. "
target: C4games
C4games is a mobile game developer in China. C4games develops high quality role-playing games (RPG) and strategy games that focus on innovation and providing players with enjoyment. Their titles include Red Alert OL, Idle Girl, and I Shall Seal the Heavens.
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closed 3/3/2021 via gamesindustry.biz

Zynga, Inc., acquired Echtra Games, Inc.

synopsis: Zynga has acquired Echtra Games, a San Francisco-based game studio comprised of seasoned developers who helped shaped the world of action role-playing games. The team was founded in early 2016 by Max Schaefer, co-creator of genre-defining game franchises like Torchlight and Diablo.
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: Echtra Games, Inc.
Echtra Games is a San Francisco-based game studio comprised of seasoned developers who helped shaped the world of action role-playing games. The team was founded in early 2016 by Max Schaefer, co-creator of genre-defining game franchises like Torchlight and Diablo.
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announced 11/18/2020 via Company Press Release

Amplifier Game Invest, will acquire Silent Games Ltd

synopsis: Embracer, through its wholly owned subsidiary Amplifier Game Invest, is to acquire 100 percent of Silent Games, a UK based studio with experienced developers and award-winning mentors within the British game development scene. They create the best cooperative multiplayer role-playing games that give players a sense of autonomy, mastery and purpose.
buyer parent: Embracer Group
buyer: Amplifier Game Invest
Amplifier Game Invest seeks out and invests internationally in the most talented game teams and game studios in the business. The goal is to, by contributing game development experience and expertise, build long term success for the companies, and better, more successful games. "
target: Silent Games Ltd
Silent Games is a UK based studio with experienced developers and award-winning mentors within the British game development scene. They create the best cooperative multiplayer role-playing games that give players a sense of autonomy, mastery and purpose.
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closed 11/4/2020 via gamesindustry.biz

Curve Digital, acquired IronOak Games

synopsis: Curve Digital, one of the world’s leading publishers of games on PC and consoles, has acquired IronOak Games, an independent video game developer in Canada. IronOak's first game, For the King, is a strategic role-playing game (RPG) that blends tabletop and roguelike elements in a challenging adventure that spans the realms.
buyer parent: Northedge Capital Partners
buyer: Curve Digital
Curve Digital is one of the world’s leading publishers of games on PC and consoles. Working with high profile developers, Curve helps individuals and small teams bring their games to a larger audience. Curve actively publishes on PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Xbox One, Wii U and 3DS. "
target: IronOak Games
IronOak Games is an independent video game developer in Canada. IronOak's first game, For the King, is a strategic role-playing game (RPG) that blends tabletop and roguelike elements in a challenging adventure that spans the realms.
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announced 9/18/2020 via BNC Analysis

Stillfront Group AB, will acquire Nanobit d.o.o.

synopsis: Stockholm-based video games holding company Stillfront Group has announced that it has agreed to acquire Croatian mobile developer-publisher Nanobit. Nanobit's titles primarily encompass lifestyle simulation role playing games (RPGs) targeted at a female audience.
buyer: Stillfront Group AB (OM:SF:$448.48)
Headquartered in Sweden, Stillfront is a global group of gaming studios and a market leader in the free-to-play online strategy games genre. Their diverse and exciting game portfolio has two common themes; loyal users and long lifecycle games. "
target: Nanobit d.o.o.
Nanobit is an award-winning global game development studio based in Zagreb, Croatia with a worldwide reach of millions of players across countries and languages. Their titles primarily encompass lifestyle simulation role playing games (RPGs) targeted at a female audience.
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$103
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announced 9/9/2020 via BNC Analysis

Challenger Mobile, will acquire Battlecamp AB

synopsis: Challenger Mobile, a Swedish provider of IP-based mobile telephony services and solutions, will acquire Battlecamp, a Swedish mobile game developer. Battlecamp specializes in developing games for iOS and Android devices. Their flagship game, Battle Camp, is an RPG where players can catch, train, evolve and battle with over 1,200 monsters.
buyer: Challenger Mobile (NGM:CHAL B:$0.02)
Challenger Mobile is a Swedish provider of IP-based mobile telephony services and solutions. Challenger Mobile offers a white label solution that enables operators to offer mobile IP telephony to their customers. Their technology helps operators to build a stronger brand and increase their revenue. "
target: Battlecamp AB
Battlecamp is a Swedish mobile game developer. Battlecamp specializes in developing games for iOS and Android devices. Their flagship game, Battle Camp, is a role playing game (RPG) where players can catch, train, evolve and battle with over 1,200 monsters.
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closed 7/29/2020 via BNC Analysis

Huuuge Games, acquired Double Star Oy

synopsis: Free-to-play developer and publisher Huuuge Games has acquired Finnish games studio Double Star. Double Star is best known for casual mobile RPG Bow Land. The studio already worked with Huuuge Games to publish this title.
buyer: Huuuge Games
Huuuge Games is an international games developer and publisher focused on the mobile gaming market. Huuuge Games specializes in developing easy to play casual games and social casino games. Their titles include Traffic Puzzle, Trolls Pop, Stars Slots, and more. "
target: Double Star Oy
Double Star is a Finnish games studio best known for casual mobile RPG Bow Land. Bow Land is an amazing 3D mobile game with a fully realized open world feel and dynamic map. Players can choose their path through the land and dungeons and face new adventure wherever they go.
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closed 6/3/2020 via GlobeNewswire

Rovio Entertainment Corporation, acquired Darkfire Games

synopsis: Rovio Entertainment Corp., a global, games-first entertainment company, has acquired Darkfire Games, a Danish mobile games developer. Darkfire Games is focused on developing mobile Role Playing Games (RPG). Their Darkfire Heroes game is an action fantasy RPG that allows players to collect and battle with more than 50 heroes from 6 unique factions.
buyer: Rovio Entertainment Corporation (HLSE:ROVIO:$323.62)
Rovio Entertainment Corporation is a global, games-first entertainment company, that creates, develops and publishes mobile games and acts as a brand licensor in various entertainment and consumer product categories. The company is best known for the global Angry Birds brand. "
target: Darkfire Games
Darkfire Games is a Danish mobile games developer. Darkfire Games is focused on developing mobile Role Playing Games (RPG). Their Darkfire Heroes game is a fast-paced action fantasy RPG that allows players to collect and battle with more than 50 heroes from six unique factions.
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closed 4/17/2020 via Company Press Release

Riot Games, Inc., acquired Hypixel Inc.

synopsis: Riot Games, the game developer and publisher best known for League of Legends, completed its acquisition of Hypixel Studios. Founded in 2018, Hypixel Studios is currently developing Hytale, a community-powered block game that combines the scope of a creative sandbox with the depth of a roleplaying game.
buyer parent: Tencent Holdings Ltd.
buyer: Riot Games, Inc.
Riot was established in 2006 by entrepreneurial gamers who believe that player-focused game development can result in awesome games. In 2009, Riot released its debut title League of Legends to critical and player acclaim. "
target: Hypixel Inc.
Founded in 2018, Hypixel Studios is currently developing Hytale, a community-powered block game that combines the scope of a creative sandbox with the depth of a roleplaying game.
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closed 1/29/2020 via BusinessWire

Sea Ltd, acquired Phoenix Labs

synopsis: Sea Limited, a leading global consumer internet company, announced that its digital entertainment arm, Garena, has acquired Phoenix Labs, an acclaimed independent games development company and the studio behind the popular cross-platform co-op action RPG, Dauntless.
buyer: Sea Ltd (NYSE:SE:$1,681.38)
Sea Limited is a leading global consumer internet company founded in Singapore in 2009. They operate three core businesses across digital entertainment, e-commerce, and digital financial services, known as Garena, Shopee, and SeaMoney, respectively. "
target: Phoenix Labs
Phoenix Labs is an acclaimed independent games development company and the studio behind the popular cross-platform co-op action RPG, Dauntless. They are based in Canada.
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closed 10/30/2019 via PR Newswire

Wizards of the Coast, Inc., acquired Tuque Games Inc.

synopsis: Wizards of the Coast, a subsidiary of Hasbro, Inc., announced that it has acquired Tuque Games, a digital game development studio based in Montreal. Tuque is led by veterans of the game industry with experience working for leading publishers. Tuque is developing a game based on the massively popular Dungeons & Dragons franchise.
buyer parent: Hasbro, Inc.
buyer: Wizards of the Coast, Inc.
Wizards of the Coast brings people together through their shared love of games. Magic: The Gathering, Dungeons & Dragons, and other Wizards games are enjoyed by friends around the world, both at gaming tables and on digital platforms "
target: Tuque Games Inc.
Tuque Games is a video game developer based in Montreal, Canada. One of Montreal's growing list of independent development studios, it released its first title, Livelock, a co-operative top-down shooter, in 2016 and is developing a game based on the massively popular Dungeons & Dragons franchise.
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closed 8/14/2019 via Company Press Release

THQ Nordic AB, acquired Gunfire Games

synopsis: THQ Nordic, a company that develops and publishes PC and console games for the global games market, has acquired Gunfire Games, an independent game developer based in Austin, Texas. They are best known for creating and shipping the DARKSIDERS franchise, and being the developers behind Chronos, the Oculus Rift Adventure RPG.
buyer: THQ Nordic AB (OM:THQN B:$596.89)
Austria-based THQ Nordic acquires, develops and publishes PC and console games for the global games market. The company is a major player within game and partner publishing with an extensive catalogue of over 100 owned franchises, such as Saints Row, Dead Island, and Darksiders amongst others. "
target: Gunfire Games
Gunfire Games is an independent game developer based in Austin, Texas. They are best known for creating and shipping the DARKSIDERS franchise, and being the developers behind Chronos, the Oculus Rift Adventure RPG.
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announced 7/24/2019 via GlobeNewswire

Bigben Interactive SA, will acquire Spiders

synopsis: Bigben, a French video game company based in Lesquin, announced the signing of an agreement for the acquisition of Spiders, a French video game development studio specializing in action and role-playing games.
buyer: Bigben Interactive SA (ENXTPA:BIG:$205.68)
Bigben Interactive SA is a French video game company based in Lesquin. Established in February 1981, the company designs and distributes accessories for video game consoles, and publishes video games for various platforms. "
target: Spiders
Spiders is a French video game development studio specializing in action and role-playing games. Created in 2008, Spiders has specialized for several years in the action and role-playing segment.
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closed 7/19/2019 via gamesindustry.biz

Ultrabit, acquired Bit Heroes

synopsis: Kongregate, publisher and creator of the Kartridge platform, has acquired the mobile and web-based RPG Bit Heroes from developer Juppiomenz. Bit Heroes launched in 2016 on Kongregate, later moving to mobile with Kongregate as the publisher. Under Kongregate, the game will be managed by the publisher's San Diego-based studio, Ultrabit.
buyer parent: Modern Times Group MTG AB
buyer: Ultrabit
Ultrabit is a game studio in San Diego, CA, formed by veterans from Zynga, Kongregate, Sony Online Entertainment and Red 5 Studios. Ultrabit is a first-party studio of Kongregate, Inc. "
target parent: Juppiomenz
target: Bit Heroes
Bit Heroes is a dungeon-crawl role-playing game for PC, mobile, and web from developer Juppiomenz. The mobile version of Bit Heroes earned an Editors’ Choice award on Google Play and has amassed over $10 million in net revenue.
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closed 5/22/2019 via BNC Analysis

THQ Nordic AB, acquired Piranha Bytes

synopsis: THQ Nordic has acquired Piranha Bytes, the studio behind the Gothic, Risen, and Elex series, the company announced. The acquisition includes the development studio and all intellectual property rights. Piranha Bytes are developers of computer games located in the Ruhrgebiet, Germany’s industrial heartland.
buyer: THQ Nordic AB (OM:THQN B:$596.89)
THQ Nordic acquires, develops and publishes PC and console games for the global games market. The company is a major player within game and partner publishing with an extensive catalogue of over 100 owned franchises, such as Saints Row, Dead Island, and Darksiders amongst others. "
target: Piranha Bytes
Piranha Bytes are developers of computer games located in the Ruhrgebiet, Germany’s industrial heartland. They have developed the much acclaimed GOTHIC® (publisher: Shoebox and JoWooD) and Risen® (publisher: Deep Silver) computer roleplaying series.
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announced 2/13/2019 via Company Press Release

Koch Media, will acquire Warhorse Studios s.r.o.

synopsis: THQ Nordic AB’s indirectly wholly owned subsidiary Koch Media GmbH has entered into an agreement to acquire the Prague based Warhorse Studios s.r.o., a leading game developer behind the successful award-winning title Kingdom Come: Deliverance.
buyer parent: THQ Nordic AB
buyer: Koch Media
Koch Media is a leading, independent producer and marketer of digital entertainment products and accessories in Europe and North America. Its business areas include distribution of media products, including movies, video games and software products, and games publishing under the Deep Silver label. "
target: Warhorse Studios s.r.o.
Warhorse Studios s.r.o. is a leading game developer behind the successful award-winning title Kingdom Come: Deliverance. Warhorse Studios is a developer of quality videogames for PC and consoles (Xbox One and PS4).
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announced 1/30/2019 via BNC Analysis

Electronic Soul, will acquire Youdong.com

synopsis: Electronic Soul, a Chinese game developer and publisher, will acquire an 80% stake in Youdong.com, a leading mobile game development company in China. Youdong.com has worked on three role-playing games (RPG) for mobile devices.
buyer: Electronic Soul (SHSE:603258:$69.87)
Founded in 2008, Electronic Soul is a Chinese game developer and publisher. Electronic Soul develops and publishes high-quality, first-class games for PC and mobile devices. Their games include Dream Three Kingdoms, Deam Tower Defense, MM, Dimensional War, Light Vs. Shade, and Dragon Wars. "
target: Youdong.com
Established in 2011, Youdong.com is a leading mobile game development company in China. Youdong.com has worked on three role-playing games (RPG) for mobile devices. Youdong.com strives to develop fun and successful mobile games.
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announced 10/7/2021 via GlobeNewswire

Nacon, will acquire Ishtar Games

synopsis: Nacon, formerly Bigben Interactive, is to acquire Ishtar Games, a French indie studio based in Lille and Bordeaux, France. They are behind the games: Dead in Bermuda, Dead in Vinland and the recent The Last Spell achieving critical acclaim and commercial success, a tactical RPG roguelike title released in Early Access on Steam.
buyer: Nacon (ENXTPA:BIG:$205.68)
Nacon, formerly Bigben Interactive SA is a French video game company based in Lesquin. Established in 1981, the company designs and distributes accessories for video game consoles, and publishes and distributes video games for various platforms. "
target: Ishtar Games
Ishtar Games is a French indie studio based in Lille and Bordeaux, France. They are behind the games: Dead in Bermuda, Dead in Vinland and the recent The Last Spell achieving critical acclaim and commercial success, a tactical RPG roguelike title released in Early Access on Steam.
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announced 10/7/2021 via GlobeNewswire

Nacon, will acquire Ishtar Games

synopsis: Nacon, formerly Bigben Interactive, is to acquire Ishtar Games, a French indie studio based in Lille and Bordeaux, France. They are behind the games: Dead in Bermuda, Dead in Vinland and the recent The Last Spell achieving critical acclaim and commercial success, a tactical RPG roguelike title released in Early Access on Steam.
buyer: Nacon (ENXTPA:BIG:$205.68)
Nacon, formerly Bigben Interactive SA is a French video game company based in Lesquin. Established in 1981, the company designs and distributes accessories for video game consoles, and publishes and distributes video games for various platforms. "
target: Ishtar Games
Ishtar Games is a French indie studio based in Lille and Bordeaux, France. They are behind the games: Dead in Bermuda, Dead in Vinland and the recent The Last Spell achieving critical acclaim and commercial success, a tactical RPG roguelike title released in Early Access on Steam.
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closed 8/2/2021 via GlobeNewswire

Nacon, acquired crea-ture Studios

synopsis: Nacon, a French video game company, is acquiring crea-ture Studios, an independent video game studio in the Montréal area dedicated in bringing original IP’s to niche markets. They are the developer of Session, a skateboarding video game for Windows, Xbox and Playstation.
buyer: Nacon (ENXTPA:BIG:$205.68)
Nacon, formerly Bigben Interactive SA is a French video game company based in Lesquin. Established in 1981, the company designs and distributes accessories for video game consoles, and publishes and distributes video games for various platforms. "
target: crea-ture Studios
crea-ture Studios is an independent videogame studio in the Montréal area dedicated in bringing original IP’s to niche markets. They are the developer of Session, a skateboarding video game for Windows, Xbox and Playstation.
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announced 4/1/2021 via GlobeNewswire

Nacon, will acquire Passtech Games

synopsis: Nacon, a French video game company, is to acquire 100% of Passtech Games. Created in 2012, Passtech has built its experience by developing several games (Space Run, Space Run Galaxy, Masters of Anima) on different platforms before specializing in rogue-like action games with Curse of the Dead Gods ®.
buyer: Nacon (ENXTPA:BIG:$205.68)
Nacon, formerly Bigben Interactive SA is a French video game company based in Lesquin. Established in 1981, the company designs and distributes accessories for video game consoles, and publishes and distributes video games for various platforms. "
target: Passtech Games
Created in 2012, Passtech has built its experience by developing several games (Space Run, Space Run Galaxy, Masters of Anima) on different platforms before specializing in rogue-like action games with Curse of the Dead Gods ®.
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announced 1/21/2021 via GlobeNewswire

Nacon, will acquire Big Ant Studios

synopsis: Nacon announced the acquisition of Big Ant Studios, one of Australia's largest and oldest independent video game developers. The studio has developed games for legendary franchises such as Spyro the Dragon but is best known for its high quality sports franchises.
buyer: Nacon (ENXTPA:BIG:$205.68)
Nacon, formerly Bigben Interactive SA is a French video game company based in Lesquin. Established in 1981, the company designs and distributes accessories for video game consoles, and publishes and distributes video games for various platforms. "
target: Big Ant Studios
Founded in 2001, Big Ant is one of Australia's largest and oldest independent video game developers. The studio has developed games for legendary franchises such as Spyro the Dragon but is best known for its high quality sports franchises.
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closed 10/22/2020 via GlobeNewswire

Nacon, acquired Lunar Great Wall Studios

synopsis: Nacon announced that it now owns 53% of the capital of Lunar Great Wall Studios Srl, better known under its 'RaceWard Studio' commercial label. The studio is in charge of the development of the game RiMS Racing for the Nacon Group, a realistic and ambitious motorbike racing simulation, introducing many new game mechanics for the genre.
buyer: Nacon (ENXTPA:BIG:$205.68)
Nacon, formerly Bigben Interactive SA is a French video game company based in Lesquin. Established in 1981, the company designs and distributes accessories for video game consoles, and publishes and distributes video games for various platforms. "
target: Lunar Great Wall Studios
Lunar Great Wall Studios Srl, better known under its 'RaceWard Studio' commercial label, is in charge of the development of the game RiMS Racing for the Nacon Group, a realistic and ambitious motorbike racing simulation, introducing many new game mechanics for the genre.
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closed 10/19/2020 via GlobeNewswire

Nacon, acquired Neopica BV

synopsis: Nacon, a French video game company based in Lesquin, has acquired Neopica, a renowned Belgian studio that has developed around sixty games, including a number of casual games designed to appeal to the widest possible audience.
buyer: Nacon (ENXTPA:BIG:$205.68)
Nacon, formerly Bigben Interactive SA is a French video game company based in Lesquin. Established in 1981, the company designs and distributes accessories for video game consoles, and publishes and distributes video games for various platforms. "
target: Neopica BV
Created in 2007, Neopica is a renowned Belgian studio that has developed around sixty games, including a number of casual games designed to appeal to the widest possible audience, particularly children, before moving on to more complex simulation games.
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announced 7/24/2019 via GlobeNewswire

Bigben Interactive SA, will acquire Spiders

synopsis: Bigben, a French video game company based in Lesquin, announced the signing of an agreement for the acquisition of Spiders, a French video game development studio specializing in action and role-playing games.
buyer: Bigben Interactive SA (ENXTPA:BIG:$205.68)
Bigben Interactive SA is a French video game company based in Lesquin. Established in February 1981, the company designs and distributes accessories for video game consoles, and publishes video games for various platforms. "
target: Spiders
Spiders is a French video game development studio specializing in action and role-playing games. Created in 2008, Spiders has specialized for several years in the action and role-playing segment.
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closed 10/3/2018 via gamesindustry.biz

Bigben Interactive SA, acquired Kylotonn SAS

synopsis: Bigben Interactive, a European video game publisher, has acquired Kylotonn, a French video game development studio that specializes in racing games. Kylotonn has developed over 25 titles that are distributed by major publishers. Their portfolio of games include WRC, TT Isle of Man, V-Rally 4, Motorcycle Club, Truck Racer, and more.
buyer: Bigben Interactive SA (ENXTPA:BIG:$205.68)
France-based Bigben Interactive is a European player in video game publishing, in design and distribution of smartphone and gaming accessories as well as in audio products. Bigben is recognized for its capacities in terms of innovation and creativity. "
target: Kylotonn SAS
Kylotonn is a French video game development studio that specializes in racing games. Kylotonn has developed over 25 titles that are distributed by major publishers. Their portfolio of games include WRC, TT Isle of Man, V-Rally 4, Motorcycle Club, Truck Racer, and Flatout 4: Total Insanity.
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announced 9/26/2018 via GlobeNewswire

Bigben Interactive SA, will acquire EKO Software

synopsis: Bigben, a French video game company, is to acquire Eko Software, a French studio developing video games. Eko develops its own creations, which are currently distributed throughout the world. Eko Software also develops high-quality video games on behalf of its clients, via franchises which are awarded to it.
buyer: Bigben Interactive SA (ENXTPA:BIG:$205.68)
France-based Bigben Interactive is a European player in video game publishing, in design and distribution of smartphone and gaming accessories as well as in audio products. Bigben is recognized for its capacities in terms of innovation and creativity. "
target: EKO Software
Eko Software is a company established in 1999 which produces and develops console video games. It develops its own creations, which are currently distributed throughout the world. Eko Software also develops high-quality video games on behalf of its clients, via franchises which are awarded to it.
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announced 5/14/2018 via GlobeNewswire

Bigben Interactive SA, will acquire Cyanide SA

synopsis: Bigben Interactive, a European player in video game publishing, has agreed to acquire France-based Cyanide Studio, a video game development studio. Cyanide creates games in numerous genres such as strategy, sport, management and more. Cyanide has created over 50 games since inception including: Styx, The Council, Game of Thrones and more.
buyer: Bigben Interactive SA (ENXTPA:BIG:$205.68)
France-based Bigben Interactive is a European player in video game publishing, in design and distribution of smartphone and gaming accessories as well as in audio products. Bigben is recognized for its capacities in terms of innovation and creativity. "
target: Cyanide SA
Based in France, Cyanide SA is a video game development studio. They create games in numerous genres such as strategy, sport and management. Cyanide has created over 50 games since inception including: Pro Cycling Manager, Styx, The Council, Game of Thrones, Blood bowl and Tour de France.
price ($mm)
$25
rev ($mm)
$7
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EV / rev
3.5x
EV / EBITDA
announced 10/7/2021 via GlobeNewswire

Nacon, will acquire Ishtar Games

synopsis: Nacon, formerly Bigben Interactive, is to acquire Ishtar Games, a French indie studio based in Lille and Bordeaux, France. They are behind the games: Dead in Bermuda, Dead in Vinland and the recent The Last Spell achieving critical acclaim and commercial success, a tactical RPG roguelike title released in Early Access on Steam.
buyer: Nacon (ENXTPA:BIG:$205.68)
Nacon, formerly Bigben Interactive SA is a French video game company based in Lesquin. Established in 1981, the company designs and distributes accessories for video game consoles, and publishes and distributes video games for various platforms. "
target: Ishtar Games
Ishtar Games is a French indie studio based in Lille and Bordeaux, France. They are behind the games: Dead in Bermuda, Dead in Vinland and the recent The Last Spell achieving critical acclaim and commercial success, a tactical RPG roguelike title released in Early Access on Steam.
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closed 9/29/2021 via BNC Analysis

NetFlix, acquired Night School Studio

synopsis: Night School Studio, the independent game developer known for narrative-driven titles like Oxenfree, announced it has been acquired by Netflix, the world's leading Internet entertainment platform. Oxenfree is a supernatural mystery graphic adventure game.
buyer: NetFlix (NFLX:$27,585.14)
Netflix is the world's leading Internet entertainment platform with 104 million members in over 190 countries enjoying more than 125 million hours of TV shows and movies per day, including original series, documentaries and feature films. Members can watch as much as they want, anytime and anywhere."
target: Night School Studio
Night School Studio, LLC is an American independent video game developer and publisher founded on June 6, 2014, and is based in Glendale, California. After the founding of the company, the team started development on their debut, Oxenfree, a supernatural mystery graphic adventure game.
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closed 9/24/2021 via BNC Analysis

Signature Devices, Inc., acquired Graffiti Entertainment, Inc.

synopsis: Signature Devices, Inc., a company that designs, creates and develops devices, software and cloud infrastructure software for the Internet of Things world, has acquired a majority interest in Graffiti Entertainment, LLC, a company that develops interactive entertainment software and video games for entertainment consoles.
buyer: Signature Devices, Inc. (SDVI:$0.37)
Signature Devices designs, creates and develops devices, software and cloud infrastructure software for the Internet of Things world. "
target: Graffiti Entertainment, Inc.
Graffiti Entertainment, LLC develops interactive entertainment software and video games for entertainment consoles. The company was founded in 2006.
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announced 9/8/2021 via Company Press Release

Sony Interactive Entertainment LLC, will acquire Firesprite Limited

synopsis: Sony Interactive Entertainment (“SIE”) announced that SIE has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Firesprite Games, the UK-based videogame studio with a history of developing highly-polished showpieces for cutting-edge hardware. Firesprite has a strong record of developing showcase games for PlayStation console and peripheral launches.
buyer parent: Sony Corporation
buyer: Sony Interactive Entertainment LLC
Recognized as a global leader in interactive and digital entertainment, Sony Interactive Entertainment is responsible for the PlayStation® brand and family of products and services. PlayStation has delivered innovation to the market since the launch of the original PlayStation in Japan in 1994. "
target: Firesprite Limited
Firesprite Games is a UK-based videogame studio with a history of developing highly-polished showpieces for cutting-edge hardware. Firesprite has a strong record of developing showcase games for PlayStation console and peripheral launches, such as The Playroom (PS4) and The Playroom VR (PS VR).
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closed 9/2/2021 via gamesindustry.biz

Thunderful, acquired Stage Clear Studios

synopsis: Thunderful Games, a Swedish games publisher, has acquired Stage Clear Studios, an indie game development studio in Spain. Stage Clear Studios develops fun and good looking games that everyone can enjoy. They also offer full game development and console porting services. Their games include The Coma: Recut, Cloudpunk, Yesterday Origins, and more.
buyer: Thunderful (OM:THUNDR:$366.75)
Based in Sweden, Thunderful AB was founded as a parent company to Gothenburg, Sweden-based game development studios Image & Form International AB and Zoink AB, two of the most successful veterans in the Swedish gaming industry. Thunderful is a veritable video-gaming powerhouse on all platforms. "
target: Stage Clear Studios
Stage Clear Studios is an independent game development studio in Spain. Stage Clear Studios develops fun and good looking games that everyone can enjoy. They also offer full game development and console porting services. Their games include The Coma: Recut, Cloudpunk, Yesterday Origins, and more.
price ($mm)
$1.18
rev ($mm)
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closed 8/19/2021 via gamesindustry.biz

Saber Interactive, acquired Fractured Byte

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

Saber Interactive, acquired SmartPhone Labs

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

Dream Sports, acquired Rolocule

synopsis: Dream Sports, a leading sports technology company in India, has acquired Rolocule Games, an award winning mobile games company in India. Rolocule develops top quality midcore games that are played & loved by millions of consumers in 110+ countries. Their titles include Flick Tennis, Dance Party, Dead Among Us, Super Badminton, and more.
buyer: Dream Sports
Dream Sports is a leading sports technology company in India. Dream Sports provides multiple avenues for fans to deeply engage with the sports they love through fantasy sports, content, commerce, experiences and events. Their Dream11 platform is India's biggest fantasy sports platform. "
target: Rolocule
Rolocule is an award winning mobile games company in India. Rolocule develops top quality midcore games that are played & loved by millions of consumers in 110+ countries. Their titles include Flick Tennis, Dance Party, Dead Among Us, Super Badminton, and more.
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closed 8/18/2021 via gamesindustry.biz

Altor Equity Partners, acquired Raw Fury

synopsis: Altor, a Nordic private equity fund focused on investing in medium sized companies, has acquired a majority stake in Raw Fury, an independent video game publisher in Sweden. Raw Fury specializes in publishing indie games that provide impactful and powerful experiences. Their games include Townscaper, Sable, Norco, Wolfstride, Backbone, and more.
buyer: Altor Equity Partners
Altor is a family of private equity funds focused on investing in and developing medium sized companies in the Nordics and the DACH-region. They want to create enduring values and make a real difference as a valuable partner for owners and managers in building world class companies. "
target: Raw Fury
Raw Fury is an independent video game publisher in Sweden. Raw Fury specializes in publishing indie games that provide impactful and powerful experiences. Their games include Townscaper, Sable, Norco, Wolfstride, Backbone, GoNNER2, and more.
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closed 8/11/2021 via gamesindustry.biz

Thunderful, acquired To The Sky

synopsis: Thunderful Group, a Swedish games publisher, has acquired To The Sky, a video game development studio in Sweden. To The Sky is a studio composed of several industry veterans and is led by Jugo Mirkovic, a former EA development director.
buyer: Thunderful (OM:THUNDR:$366.75)
Based in Sweden, Thunderful AB was founded as a parent company to Gothenburg, Sweden-based game development studios Image & Form International AB and Zoink AB, two of the most successful veterans in the Swedish gaming industry. Thunderful is a veritable video-gaming powerhouse on all platforms. "
target: To The Sky
To The Sky is a video game development studio in Sweden. To The Sky is a studio composed of several industry veterans and is led by Jugo Mirkovic, a former EA development director.
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closed 8/5/2021 via gamesindustry.biz

Focus Home Interactive, acquired Dotemu

synopsis: Focus Home Interactive, a video game publisher and developer in France, has acquired a 77.5% stake in Dotemu, a video game developer and publisher in France that specializes in retrogaming. The company brings back the best games from the past on the most recent platforms. Their games include Streets of Rage 4, Another World, R-Type II, and more.
buyer: Focus Home Interactive (ENXTPA:ALFOC:$201.15)
Focus Home Interactive SA is a French independent video game publisher and developer based in Paris, France. Founded in 1996, Focus has published and distributed original titles such as Sherlock Holmes, TrackMania, Runaway and sports games like Cycling Manager and Virtual Skipper. "
target: Dotemu
Dotemu is a video game developer and publisher in France. Dotemu specializes in retrogaming. The company brings back the best games from the past on the most recent platforms. Their games include Streets of Rage 4, Another World, R-Type II, Wonder Boy: The Dragon's Trap, and more.
price ($mm)
$46*
rev ($mm)
$17
EBITDA ($mm)
$7
EV / rev
4.4x
EV / EBITDA
11.0x
closed 8/2/2021 via GlobeNewswire

Nacon, acquired crea-ture Studios

synopsis: Nacon, a French video game company, is acquiring crea-ture Studios, an independent video game studio in the Montréal area dedicated in bringing original IP’s to niche markets. They are the developer of Session, a skateboarding video game for Windows, Xbox and Playstation.
buyer: Nacon (ENXTPA:BIG:$205.68)
Nacon, formerly Bigben Interactive SA is a French video game company based in Lesquin. Established in 1981, the company designs and distributes accessories for video game consoles, and publishes and distributes video games for various platforms. "
target: crea-ture Studios
crea-ture Studios is an independent videogame studio in the Montréal area dedicated in bringing original IP’s to niche markets. They are the developer of Session, a skateboarding video game for Windows, Xbox and Playstation.
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closed 7/30/2021 via Company Press Release

Koch Media, acquired DigixArt

synopsis: Koch Media GmbH, a leading Austrian producer and marketer of digital entertainment products and accessories, has acquired DigixArt, a France-based game development studio. The acquisition will allow DigixArt to grow its team and continue to focus on creating innovative, narrative games.
buyer parent: Embracer Group
buyer: Koch Media
Austria-based Koch Media is a leading, independent producer and marketer of digital entertainment products and accessories. Its business areas include distribution of media products, including movies, videogames and software products, and games publishing under the Deep Silver label. "
target: DigixArt
Based in France, Digixart is an award-winning games development studio. With experience in mobile, PC and console games development, DigixArt is the creative force behind critically acclaimed titles “Lost in Harmony”, “11-11 Memories Retold,” and “Road 96”.
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closed 7/29/2021 via Company Press Release

Animoca Brands, acquired Blowfish Studios

synopsis: Animoca Brands, a mobile game developer in Hong Kong, has acquired Blowfish Studios, an independent game development and publishing studio in Australia. Blowfish creates best-in-class interactive experiences that focus on high-end 3D visuals and creative gameplay. Their titles include Blackwind, Base One, KungFu Kickball, and more.
buyer: Animoca Brands (ASX:AB1:$8.69)
Hong Kong-based Animoca Brands leverages gamification, blockchain, and AI technologies to develop and publish a broad portfolio of mobile products including games such as The Sandbox and Crazy Kings as well as products based on popular intellectual properties such as Garfield and Thomas & Friends. "
target: Blowfish Studios
Blowfish Studios is an an independent game development and publishing studio in Australia. Blowfish creates best-in-class interactive experiences that focus on high-end 3D visuals and creative gameplay. Their titles include Blackwind, Base One, KungFu Kickball, and more.
price ($mm)
$6.63
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
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closed 7/22/2021 via gamesindustry.biz

Tencent Holdings Ltd., acquired Stunlock Studios

synopsis: Tencent has announced it has taken a majority stake in Stunlock Studios. Founded in Skövde in 2010, Stunlock Studios is a Swedish game developer that has developed titles such as Bloodline Champions, Dead Island: Epidemic, and most recently Battlerite Royale.
buyer: Tencent Holdings Ltd. (SEHK:700:$78,710.17)
Tencent uses technology to enrich the lives of Internet users. Their communications and social platforms connect users to each other, as well as to digital content and services such as games, video, music and literature. Their infrastructure services create differentiated offerings. "
target: Stunlock Studios
Founded in Skövde in 2010, Stunlock Studios is a Swedish game developer that has developed titles such as Bloodline Champions, Dead Island: Epidemic, and most recently Battlerite Royale.
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announced 7/15/2021 via BNC Analysis

Magalu, will acquire KaBuM!

synopsis: Magazine Luiza (Magalu) announced the acquisition of Kabum!. Founded in 2003, KaBuM! was one of the pioneers in Brazilian e-commerce and is the largest e-commerce in the technology segment in Latin America.
buyer: Magalu (BOVESPA:MGLU3:$6,515.13)
Magazine Luiza (Magalu) is one of Brazil's largest retailers, operating through physical stores and website. Magalu operates over 880 stores and 9 distribution centers. Magalu also offers complementary products and financial services such as consumer credit, insurance and consortium. "
target: KaBuM!
Founded in 2003, KaBuM! was one of the pioneers in Brazilian e-commerce and is the largest e-commerce in the technology segment in Latin America. KaBuM! focuses on sales of products related to games and is a great supporter of electronic sports.
price ($mm)
$517
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 7/1/2021 via Company Press Release

Sony Interactive Entertainment LLC, acquired Nixxes Software B.V.

synopsis: Sony Interactive Entertainment (“SIE”) announced that SIE has completed the acquisition of Nixxes Software B.V., an industry-leading Dutch studio with more than 20 years of experience in game development and optimization. Based in Utrecht, Netherlands, Nixxes will join PlayStation Studios Technology, Creative & Services Group.
buyer parent: Sony Corporation
buyer: Sony Interactive Entertainment LLC
Recognized as a global leader in interactive and digital entertainment, Sony Interactive Entertainment is responsible for the PlayStation® brand and family of products and services. PlayStation has delivered innovation to the market since the launch of the original PlayStation in Japan in 1994. "
target: Nixxes Software B.V.
Nixxes Software B.V. is an industry-leading Dutch studio with more than 20 years of experience in game development and optimization. Nixxes is regarded for their work on handling PC Ports for Crystal Dynamics, IO Interactive and Eidos Interactive.
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closed 6/30/2021 via BusinessWire

Sony Interactive Entertainment LLC, acquired Housemarque

synopsis: Sony Interactive Entertainment, a global leader in interactive and digital entertainment, has acquired Housemarque, a video game development studio in Finland. Housemarque develops top-notch games with a focus on tight gameplay, impeccable audiovisual execution, and technical excellence. Their titles include Returnal, Nex Machina, Resogun and more.
buyer parent: Sony Corporation
buyer: Sony Interactive Entertainment LLC
Recognized as a global leader in interactive and digital entertainment, Sony Interactive Entertainment is responsible for the PlayStation® brand and family of products and services. PlayStation has delivered innovation to the market since the launch of the original PlayStation in Japan in 1994. "
target: Housemarque
Housemarque is a video game development studio in Finland. Housemarque develops top-notch games with a focus on tight gameplay, impeccable audiovisual execution, and technical excellence. Their titles include Returnal, Nex Machina, Matterfall, Resogun, Outland, and more.
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closed 6/4/2021 via gamesindustry.biz

Facebook, acquired Unit 2 Games

synopsis: Facebook has acquired Unit 2 Games, an award-winning 40 person independent games studio based in Leamington Spa, UK. They are the developer behind free-to-play game creation and sharing tool Crayta. They plan to integrate Crayta’s creation toolset into Facebook Gaming’s cloud platform.
buyer: Facebook (FB:$94,399.00)
Facebook is a social utility that helps people better understand the world around them. Facebook develops technologies that facilitate the spread of information through social networks allowing people to share information online the same way they do in the real world. "
target: Unit 2 Games
Unit 2 Games is an award-winning 40 person independent games studio based in Leamington Spa, UK. They are the developer behind free-to-play game creation and sharing tool Crayta.
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closed 6/2/2021 via BusinessWire

Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc., acquired Nordeus Limited

synopsis: Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. has acquired privately-held Nordeus, a mobile games company based in Belgrade, Serbia, best known for Top Eleven, the world’s most successful mobile soccer management game with over 240 million registered users.
buyer: Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (TTWO:$3,372.77)
Headquartered in New York City, Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. is a leading developer, publisher and marketer of interactive entertainment for consumers around the globe. "
target: Nordeus Limited
Founded in 2010, Nordeus is a mobile games company based in Belgrade, Serbia, best known for Top Eleven, the world’s most successful mobile soccer management game with over 240 million registered users.
price ($mm)
$215*
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rev ($mm)
$5,946.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,893.00
EBIT ($mm)
$1,279.00
Net Income ($mm)
$872.00
Employees
7190
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Ticker: KNM
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Konami Corporation
Konami Corporation
Konami Corporation develops, publishes, markets, and distributes video game software products for stationary and portable consoles, as well as for use on personal computers. It operates in three segments: Digital Entertainment, Gaming & Systems, and Health & Fitness.
year
2012
rev ($mm)
$265,758.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$51,370.00
EBIT ($mm)
$41,292.00
Net Income ($mm)
$23,012.00
Employees
5362
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Ticker: SEHK:700
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tencent Holdings Ltd.
Tencent Holdings Ltd.
Tencent Holdings Limited is an investment holding company involved in providing internet and mobile value-added services (VAS), online advertising services and e-commerce transactions services
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$78,710.17
EBITDA ($mm)
$28,011.62
EBIT ($mm)
$20,392.54
Net Income ($mm)
$27,620.00
Employees
89228
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Ticker: TSE:7974
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Nintendo
Nintendo
Nintendo Co., Ltd. is a Japanese multinational consumer electronics company headquartered in Kyoto, Japan. Nintendo is the world's largest video game company by revenue.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$15,905.43
EBITDA ($mm)
$5,443.81
EBIT ($mm)
$5,349.32
Net Income ($mm)
$3,988.30
Employees
6200
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Ticker: NTES
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
NetEase, Inc.
NetEase, Inc.
NetEase, Inc. is a leading internet technology company in China. Dedicated to providing online services centered around content, community, communication and commerce, NetEase develops some of China’s most popular PC-client and mobile games, e-commerce businesses, advertising and e-mail services.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$10,750.03
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,998.42
EBIT ($mm)
$1,637.88
Net Income ($mm)
$1,273.77
Employees
23687
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Ticker: ATVI
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Activision Blizzard
Activision Blizzard
Activision Blizzard, Inc., a member of the S&P 500, is the world's most successful standalone interactive entertainment company. Activision Blizzard develops and publishes games based on some of the most beloved entertainment franchises, including Call of Duty, Guitar Hero, and World of Warcraft.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$5,946.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,893.00
EBIT ($mm)
$1,279.00
Net Income ($mm)
$872.00
Employees
7190
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Ticker: NasdaqGS:EA
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Electronic Arts Inc.
Electronic Arts Inc.
Electronic Arts (EA) is a global leader in digital interactive entertainment. The Company develops and delivers games, content and online services for Internet-connected consoles, mobile devices and personal computers. EA has more than 300 million registered players around the world.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$5,629.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,227.00
EBIT ($mm)
$1,046.00
Net Income ($mm)
$837.00
Employees
9800
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Ticker: TTWO
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc.
Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc.
Take-Two Interactive Software develops and distributes games for PCs, as well as for Sony PlayStation, Nintendo, and SEGA game consoles. The company has distribution operations in Australia, North America, Europe, Scandinavia, and the UK. Other titles include Fly!, Earthworm Jim 3-D, and Darkstone.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$3,372.77
EBITDA ($mm)
$759.29
EBIT ($mm)
$670.74
Net Income ($mm)
$588.89
Employees
6495
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Ticker: SGAMY
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sega Sammy Holdings Inc.
Sega Sammy Holdings Inc.
The SEGA SAMMY Group is involved in a wide range of business operations, encompassing Sammy’s pachislot and pachinko machine business; entertainment contents business focused on SEGA Group’s digital game business; and resort business, which is represented by the development and operation of hotels.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$3,024.74
EBITDA ($mm)
$300.70
EBIT ($mm)
$110.24
Net Income ($mm)
$24.10
Employees
7726
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Ticker: TSE:3659
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
NEXON Co., Ltd.
NEXON Co., Ltd.
Based in Japan, NEXON Co. is a global leader in online games, with more than 100 live games operated across more than 190 countries. Nexon pioneered micro-transactions and the free-to-play business model, and is widely credited with unmatched global expertise in sophisticated live game operations.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$2,372.01
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,035.14
EBIT ($mm)
$970.78
Net Income ($mm)
$1,059.35
Employees
6441
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Ticker: KOSE:A251270
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Netmarble
Netmarble Games Corp. strives to entertain audiences of all ages, and around the world, by providing great mobile gaming experiences. Established in Korea in 2000, Netmarble is the fastest-growing mobile game company in Asia and consistently ranks as a top mobile developer and publisher worldwide.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$2,203.86
EBITDA ($mm)
$362.94
EBIT ($mm)
$266.96
Net Income ($mm)
$275.69
Employees
779
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Ticker: ENXTPA:UBI
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ubisoft Entertainment S.A.
Ubisoft Entertainment S.A.
Ubisoft is a leading producer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment products worldwide and has grown considerably through a strong and diversified line-up of products and partnerships.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$1,959.78
EBITDA ($mm)
($11.18)
EBIT ($mm)
$138.09
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
15913
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Ticker: CRSR
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Corsair
Corsair
CORSAIR is a leading global developer and manufacturer of high-performance gear and technology for gamers, content creators, and PC enthusiasts. They develop products from PC components and peripherals, to premium streaming equipment and smart ambient lighting.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$1,702.37
EBITDA ($mm)
$201.59
EBIT ($mm)
$158.36
Net Income ($mm)
$103.22
Employees
1990
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Ticker: OM:EMBRAC B
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Embracer Group
Embracer Group
Embracer Group is a Swedish video game holding company. Embracer Group is the parent company of THQ Nordic, Koch Media and Coffee Stain. The Group has an extensive catalogue of over 130 owned franchises, such as Saints Row, Goat Simulator, Dead Island, Darksiders, Metro, MX vs ATV, and more.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$1,366.03
EBITDA ($mm)
$267.41
EBIT ($mm)
($54.89)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
6325
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Ticker: TSE:3632
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Gree, Inc.
Gree, Inc.
GREE develops games at its studios in Japan, North America, and South Korea, producing high-ranking titles in the app markets of each region. The company was founded in 2004.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$703.90
EBITDA ($mm)
$97.60
EBIT ($mm)
$85.11
Net Income ($mm)
$42.53
Employees
1416
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Ticker: SEHK:777
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
NetDragon WebSoft Inc.
NetDragon WebSoft Inc.
NetDragon Websoft Inc. is a leading innovator and creative force in China's online gaming and mobile internet industries. NetDragon offers many well-known mobile Internet products and services, including 91 Assistant, HiMarket, 91 Launcher,91 Panda Reader,sj.91.com and www.hiapk.com.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$615.68
EBITDA ($mm)
$29.42
EBIT ($mm)
($7.39)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
6446
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