Like Digital Legends Entertainment S.L.

closed 10/29/2021 via BNC Analysis

Activision Blizzard, acquired Digital Legends Entertainment S.L.

synopsis: Activision Blizzard, an interactive entertainment company, has acquired Digital Legends Entertainment, one of the world's leading high-end mobile game developers. Digital Legends delivers superb gaming experiences to phones and tablets. Their titles include The Respawnables, Afterpulse, miCoach Basketball, Bruce Lee Dragon Warrior, Kroll and more.
buyer: Activision Blizzard (ATVI:$9,052.00)
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. "
target: Digital Legends Entertainment S.L.
Digital Legends Entertainment is one of the world's leading high-end mobile game developers. Digital Legends delivers superb gaming experiences to smart phones, tablets and connected TVs. Their titles include The Respawnables, Afterpulse, miCoach Basketball, Bruce Lee Dragon Warrior, Kroll and more.
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closed 1/6/2022 via BNC Analysis

Team17 Digital Ltd, acquired The Label Limited

synopsis: Team17, an independent developer and games label in the UK, has acquired The Label, a small, independent mobile game publisher. The Label works with the world’s greatest independent mobile game developers to help bring their visions to life. Their titles include WHAT THE GOLF?, The Legend of Bum-Bo, Lineweight, Otherside, and more.
buyer: Team17 Digital Ltd (AIM:TM17:$115.28)
Headquartered in the UK, Team17 is an independent developer and games label for premium games. The company collaborates with fellow developers around the globe, sharing its expertise from creation to launch across PC, console, and mobile devices. "
target: The Label Limited
The Label is a small, independent mobile game publisher. The Label works with the world’s greatest independent mobile game developers to help bring their visions to life. Their titles include WHAT THE GOLF?, The Legend of Bum-Bo, Lineweight, Otherside, and more.
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$24
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announced 12/15/2021 via BNC Analysis

Trophy Games, will acquire Tiny Titan Studios

synopsis: Trophy Games Development A/S, a Denmark-based game studio, will acquire Tiny Titan Studios, a game developer and publisher based in Canada. Tiny Titan aims to create gaming experiences that are fun and enjoyable for players all over the world. Their titles include Tiny Rails, Dash Quest, Kung Fu Z, Ember Knights, Arena Stars, and more.
buyer: Trophy Games (CPSE:TGAMES:$4.67)
TROPHY GAMES is an innovative, Denmark-based game studio that develops and publishes mobile and PC games. The Company develops and publishes games with strategy and management challenges and predominantly focuses on football-themed games. "
target: Tiny Titan Studios
Tiny Titan Studios is a game developer and publisher based in Canada. Tiny Titan aims to create gaming experiences that are fun and enjoyable for players all over the world. Their titles include Tiny Rails, Dash Quest, Kung Fu Z, Ember Knights, Arena Stars, and more.
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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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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 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:$3,371.86)
Headquartered in New York City, Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. is a leading developer, publisher and marketer of interactive entertainment for consumers around the globe. "
target: Nordeus Limited
Founded in 2010, Nordeus is a mobile games company based in Belgrade, Serbia, best known for Top Eleven, the world’s most successful mobile soccer management game with over 240 million registered users.
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$215*
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announced 5/20/2021 via BusinessWire

Jam City, will acquire Ludia, Inc.

synopsis: Jam City, a leader in mobile entertainment, is to acquire Montreal-based Ludia from FremantleMedia Canada Inc. Ludia is one of Canada's leading mobile video game companies. Its portfolio includes original games based on internationally recognized brands such as Jurassic World Alive, Lovelink, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Legends and much more.
buyer: Jam City
Jam City is a leader in mobile entertainment, providing unique and deeply engaging games that appeal to broad global audiences. Jam City has studios in Los Angeles (HQ), Burbank, San Francisco, San Diego, Bogotá, Toronto, Buenos Aires, and Berlin. "
target parent: Bertelsmann SE & Co. KGaA
target: Ludia, Inc.
Ludia Inc. is one of Canada's leading mobile video game companies. Its high-quality portfolio includes original games based on internationally recognized brands such as Jurassic World Alive, Warriors of Waterdeep, Lovelink, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Legends and much more.
price ($mm)
$175
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announced 4/28/2021 via BNC Analysis

Trophy Games, will acquire Xombat ApS

synopsis: Trophy Games Development A/S entered into an agreement with DKSHA ApS to acquire 100% of the shares in Xombat ApS. Xombat is a Danish game developer company building games for the three major platforms: Facebook, Android, and iOS, including popular titles such as Airline Manager and Shipping Manager.
buyer: Trophy Games (CPSE:TGAMES:$4.67)
TROPHY GAMES is an innovative, Denmark-based game studio that develops and publishes mobile and PC games. The Company develops and publishes games with strategy and management challenges and predominantly focuses on football-themed games. "
target: Xombat ApS
Xombat is a Danish game developer company building games for the three major platforms: Facebook, Android, and iOS. Xombat's portfolio includes popular titles such as Airline Manager and Shipping Manager.
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closed 3/24/2021 via Reuters

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

synopsis: ByteDance said its video games unit Nuverse has agreed to acquire Shanghai-based gaming studio Moonton Technology, as it seeks to further expand into the video games business. The deal values the gaming studio at around $4 billion, two sources told Reuters.
buyer parent: ByteDance
buyer: Nuverse (Hong Kong) Ltd
Nuverse, based in Hong Kong, is a game development and publishing company for players and developers around the world. They are dedicated to serving gamers worldwide by offering top-tier games, building a global community, and providing fun and inspiring experiences for every gamer. "
target: Moonton Technology Co., Ltd.
Moonton, based in Shanghai, is a mobile game designer that aims to provide the best mobile game experience to the players all over the world. Founded in 2014, Shanghai Moonton Technology Co., Ltd. (MOONTON) specializes in R&D and distribution of games to other countries.
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announced 2/25/2021 via BNC Analysis

Enad Global 7 AB, will acquire Innova Intellectual Properties S.à r.l.

synopsis: Enad Global 7 AB (publ) (EG7), a group of companies that develop, market, and publish video games, will acquire Innova Intellectual Property S.à r.l., a leading video game publisher in Russia. Innova focuses on publishing free-to-play Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game (MMORPG) titles. The company also publishes indie mobile games.
buyer: Enad Global 7 AB (OM:EG7:$78.25)
EG7 (Enad Global 7) is a family of companies within the gaming industry that develops, markets, publishes and distributes PC, console and mobile games to the global gaming market. The company employs 100+ game developers and develops its own original IP:s. "
target: Innova Intellectual Properties S.à r.l.
Innova is a leading video game publisher in Russia. Innova focuses on publishing free-to-play Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game (MMORPG) titles. Their games include Lineage 2, Ragnarök Online, Point Blank, Aion, RF Online and more. The company also publishes indie mobile games.
price ($mm)
$133
rev ($mm)
$40
EBITDA ($mm)
$16
EV / rev
3.3x
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8.1x
announced 2/3/2021 via Company Press Release

Easybrain Ltd will be merged with Embracer Group,

synopsis: Embracer adds Easybrain, a leading mobile game developer with proven ability to launch, scale up and operate multiple global category leaders within the logic and puzzle game genre. Easybrain sees a great opportunity in being supported by Embracer to continue developing strong mobile game titles.
buyer: Embracer Group (OM:EMBRAC B:$1,450.89)
Based in Sweden, Embracer Group is the parent company of businesses developing and publishing PC, console and mobile games for the global games market. Embracer Group has an extensive catalogue of over 200 owned franchises, such as Saints Row, Goat Simulator, Dead Island, Metro, amongst many others."
target: Easybrain Ltd
Based in Belarus, Easybrain has developed numerous popular puzzle and logic game titles and is currently operating 15 live mobile game titles with a long lifetime, of which multiple games have become category leaders within its dedicated niche.
price ($mm)
$655
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announced 2/1/2021 via Company Press Release

Stillfront Group AB, will acquire Moonfrog Labs Pvt Ltd.

synopsis: Stillfront Group AB has entered into an agreement to acquire 100% of the shares in Moonfrog Labs Private Limited, a rapidly growing independent game studio based in Bangalore, India, focusing on Board and Social Card Games. Moonfrog has an extensive games portfolio including successful titles such as Ludo Club, Jalebi and Teen Patti Gold.
buyer: Stillfront Group AB (OM:SF:$595.65)
Headquartered in Sweden, Stillfront Group is a leading free-to-play powerhouse of gaming studios. Its diverse and exciting games portfolio has two common themes; loyal users and long lifecycle games. "
target: Moonfrog Labs Pvt Ltd.
India-based Moonfrog Labs is a rapidly growing developer and publisher of market-leading Board and Social Card Games. The studio, which was founded in 2013, has an extensive games portfolio of more than 20 games, including successful titles such as Ludo Club, Jalebi and Teen Patti Gold.
price ($mm)
$90*
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announced 11/25/2020 via BNC Analysis

Kongregate Inc., will purchase Three Mobile Games from The Walt Disney Company

synopsis: Kongregate, a leading game publisher and web gaming portal, announced that it is taking over operations of three Disney mobile games: Maleficent Free Fall, Inside Out: Thought Bubbles, and Where’s My Water? 2.
buyer parent: Modern Times Group MTG AB
buyer: Kongregate Inc.
Kongregate is a leading game publisher and web gaming portal. Kongregate’s mobile games have been downloaded tens of millions of times and have hundreds of millions of gameplays. Kongregate's web portal features over 100,000 free games played by tens of millions of players per month. "
seller: The Walt Disney Company (DIS:$67,418.00)
The acquisition includes three Disney mobile games: Maleficent Free Fall, Inside Out: Thought Bubbles, and Where’s My Water? 2. The three free-to-play games have combined for over 224 million downloads.
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announced 8/28/2020 via Company Press Release

Media and Games Invest plc, will acquire freenet digital GmbH

synopsis: Media and Games Invest plc agreed to acquire freenet digital GmbH, a subsidiary of freenet AG. Freenet digital is a leading global provider of next generation entertainment content and services for the digital consumer and known for developing exciting new products and services that deliver a seamless experience via web or wireless connection.
buyer: Media and Games Invest plc (XTRA:BCK:$164.02)
Media and Games Invest plc (MGI) is a German 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. "
target parent: Freenet AG
target: freenet digital GmbH
Founded in 2000, freenet digital is a leading global provider of next generation entertainment content and services for the digital consumer and known for developing exciting new products and services that deliver a seamless experience via web or wireless connection.
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closed 12/7/2020 via GlobeNewswire

Enad Global 7 AB, acquired Big Blue Bubble Inc

synopsis: Enad Global 7 AB, a family of companies that develops, markets, publishes and distributes video games, has acquired Big Blue Bubble, an established video game developer that creates fun, innovative, and accessible titles. Big Blue Bubble has developed over 100 games under it's own IP and in partnership with leading brands.
buyer: Enad Global 7 AB (OM:EG7:$78.25)
EG7 (Enad Global 7) is a family of companies within the gaming industry that develops, markets, publishes and distributes PC, console and mobile games to the global gaming market. The company employs 100+ game developers and develops its own original IP:s. "
target: Big Blue Bubble Inc
Big Blue Bubble is a gaming industry mainstay that has released more than 100 titles; its own IP as well as in partnership with world-class brands such as Disney, DreamWorks, Scholastic, and Nickelodeon. My Singing Monsters is one of the studio’s award-winning free-to-play (F2P) game franchises.
price ($mm)
$12
rev ($mm)
$9
EBITDA ($mm)
$3
EV / rev
6.3x
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21.7x
closed 8/14/2020 via BNC Analysis

Embracer Group, acquired DECA Games

synopsis: Embracer Group has acquired mobile specialist DECA Games; the company has a particular interest in live operations and free-to-play titles. They are the current owners and developers of the massively multiplayer online shooter Realm of the Mad God.
buyer: Embracer Group (OM:EMBRAC B:$1,450.89)
Embracer Group is the parent company of businesses developing and publishing PC and console games for the global games market. Embracer Group has an extensive catalogue of over 130 owned franchises, such as Saints Row, Goat Simulator, Dead Island, Darksiders, Metro, MX vs ATV, and more. "
target: DECA Games
DECA Games is a publisher and developer of video games that is headquartered in Berlin, Germany. The company's primary focus is on acquiring and operating older free-to-play games. They are the current owners and developers of the massively multiplayer online shooter Realm of the Mad God.
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$29 [$33]
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closed 8/12/2020 via BNC Analysis

Sambon Electronics Co.,Ltd, acquired Day1 Entertainment

synopsis: Sambon Electronics, a South Korean manufacturer, has acquired Day1 Entertainment, a South Korean mobile games developer and publisher. Day1 develops and publishes games in a variety of genres, including MMORPG, RPG, strategy, casual, simulation, and action. Their titles include Blood Chaos: Awakening, Nyan Jump, Little Mage, and more.
buyer: Sambon Electronics Co.,Ltd (KOSDAQ:A111870:$27.33)
Sambon Electronics is a South Korean manufacturer. Sambon Electronics specializes in manufacturing headphones, earbuds and speakers. The company's mission is to connect people with sound through their high-quality and reliable products. "
target: Day1 Entertainment
Day1 Entertainment is a South Korean mobile games developer and publisher. Day1 develops and publishes games in a variety of genres, including MMORPG, RPG, strategy, casual, simulation, and action. Their titles include Blood Chaos: Awakening, Nyan Jump, Little Mage, and more.
price ($mm)
$10
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$1
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10.2x
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closed 7/2/2020 via BusinessWire

Zynga, Inc., acquired Peak Games

synopsis: Zynga Inc., a global leader in interactive entertainment, has acquired Peak, one of the most globally successful mobile gaming companies. Peak currently has two top charting mobile franchises -- Toon Blast and Toy Blast.
buyer: Zynga, Inc. (ZNGA:$2,721.00)
Zynga is an American video game developer running social video game services since 2007. The company develops social games that work stand-alone on mobile phone platforms such as Apple iOS, Android, Windows Phone and on the Internet through its website, Zynga.com, and social networking websites. "
target: Peak Games
Peak is a leading mobile gaming company powered by a team that values relentless progress. Peak currently has two top charting mobile franchises -- Toon Blast and Toy Blast -- that have consistently ranked within the top 10 and top 20 U.S. Peak, founded in 2010, is based in Istanbul, Turkey.
price ($mm)
$1,800
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announced 5/27/2020 via BNC Analysis

CRIWARE, will acquire R-Force Entertainment Inc.

synopsis: CRI Middleware Co., Ltd. (CRIWARE), a Japan-based company that provides middleware to the video game industry, will acquire R-Force Entertainment, a Japanese video game developer that specializes in mobile games. R-Force Entertainment's catalogue of games include Boyfriend Glitter Note, MASS FOR THE DEAD, Panel Wakusei, and more.
buyer: CRIWARE (TSE:3698:$17.17)
Founded in 1983, CRI Middleware Co., Ltd. (CRIWARE) is a Japan-based company that provides middleware to the video game industry. CRIWARE's middlware consists of audio and video solutions that can be integrated with popular game engines such as Unity, Unreal Engine and Cocos2d-x. "
target: R-Force Entertainment Inc.
R-Force Entertainment is a Japanese video game developer that specializes in mobile games. R-Force Entertainment has worked on over 300 games for major publishers in Japan. Their catalogue of games include Boyfriend Glitter Note, MASS FOR THE DEAD, Panel Wakusei, and more.
price ($mm)
$2.38
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$4
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0.6x
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closed 5/21/2020 via Company Press Release

Amplifier Game Invest, acquired DESTINYbit

synopsis: Amplifier Game Invest, a company that seeks out and invests internationally in the most talented game teams and game studios in the business, has acquired DESTINYbit, an innovative game studio, based in Ravenna, Italy.
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: DESTINYbit
DESTINYbit is an innovative game studio, based in Ravenna, Italy. With their upcoming game launch of Dice Legacy, and their experience as game developers, the studio has proven themselves to be one of the most interesting small developers in Italy.
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closed 10/29/2021 via BNC Analysis

Activision Blizzard, acquired Digital Legends Entertainment S.L.

synopsis: Activision Blizzard, an interactive entertainment company, has acquired Digital Legends Entertainment, one of the world's leading high-end mobile game developers. Digital Legends delivers superb gaming experiences to phones and tablets. Their titles include The Respawnables, Afterpulse, miCoach Basketball, Bruce Lee Dragon Warrior, Kroll and more.
buyer: Activision Blizzard (ATVI:$9,052.00)
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. "
target: Digital Legends Entertainment S.L.
Digital Legends Entertainment is one of the world's leading high-end mobile game developers. Digital Legends delivers superb gaming experiences to smart phones, tablets and connected TVs. Their titles include The Respawnables, Afterpulse, miCoach Basketball, Bruce Lee Dragon Warrior, Kroll and more.
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announced 1/18/2022 via New York Times

Microsoft Corporation, will acquire Activision Blizzard

synopsis: Microsoft is to acquire Activision Blizzard, 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.
buyer: Microsoft Corporation (MSFT:$176,251.00)
Microsoft is the leading software corporation that develops, manufactures, licenses, supports, and sells a range of software products and services. They offer Business Software, Design Tools, Developer Tools, Home & Educational Software, Tablets, Search, Advertising, Cloud Computing and more. "
target: Activision Blizzard (ATVI:$9,052.00)
Activision Blizzard, Inc., a member of the S&P 500, is the world's most successful standalone interactive entertainment company. Activision Blizzard develops and publishes games based on some of the most beloved entertainment franchises, including Call of Duty, Guitar Hero, and World of Warcraft.
price ($mm)[EV]
$73,995 [$67,602]
rev ($mm)
$9,052
EBITDA ($mm)
$3,502
EV / rev
7.5x
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19.4x
closed 10/29/2021 via BNC Analysis

Activision Blizzard, acquired Digital Legends Entertainment S.L.

synopsis: Activision Blizzard, an interactive entertainment company, has acquired Digital Legends Entertainment, one of the world's leading high-end mobile game developers. Digital Legends delivers superb gaming experiences to phones and tablets. Their titles include The Respawnables, Afterpulse, miCoach Basketball, Bruce Lee Dragon Warrior, Kroll and more.
buyer: Activision Blizzard (ATVI:$9,052.00)
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. "
target: Digital Legends Entertainment S.L.
Digital Legends Entertainment is one of the world's leading high-end mobile game developers. Digital Legends delivers superb gaming experiences to smart phones, tablets and connected TVs. Their titles include The Respawnables, Afterpulse, miCoach Basketball, Bruce Lee Dragon Warrior, Kroll and more.
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closed 10/9/2019 via BNC Analysis

King Digital Entertainment plc, acquired Hatrabbit AB

synopsis: Swedish gaming giant King has acquired the game studio Hatrabbit. Hatrabbit was founded in 2016 by Dice and Rovio veterans Andreas Chrysovitsano and Joakim Svärling, with the goal of developing mobile games in virtual reality, known as VR.
buyer parent: Activision Blizzard
buyer: King Digital Entertainment plc (KING:$2,012.57)
King is a leading interactive entertainment company for the mobile world, with people all around the world playing one or more of our games. We have developed more than 200 fun titles, offering games that are enjoyed all around the world. "
target: Hatrabbit AB
Hatrabbit is located in the heart of Stockholm, Sweden. Hatrabbit was founded in 2016 by Dice and Rovio veterans Andreas Chrysovitsano and Joakim Svärling, with the goal of developing mobile games in virtual reality, known as VR.
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closed 1/25/2017 via BNC Analysis

King Digital Entertainment plc, acquired Omniata

synopsis: Activision Blizzard’s King mobile game division has acquired analytics and engagement firm Omniata. Omniata enables the entire digital organization - Marketers, Product Managers and Data Scientists - to run their business based on data.
buyer parent: Activision Blizzard
buyer: King Digital Entertainment plc (KING:$2,012.57)
King is a leading interactive entertainment company for the mobile world, with people all around the world playing one or more of their games. They have more than 180 fun titles in over 200 countries. Their hits include Candy Crush Saga, Farm Heroes Saga, Papa Pear Saga, and Pet Rescue Saga. "
target: Omniata
Omniata enables the entire digital organization - Marketers, Product Managers and Data Scientists - to run their business based on data. It creates an integrated view of consumers across devices, providing tools to optimize the user experience in real-time.
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closed 1/18/2017 via BNC Analysis

Ubisoft Entertainment S.A., acquired FreeStyleGames

synopsis: Ubisoft, a leading producer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment products, has acquired FreeStyleGames, an award winning game development company based in the UK and are the creators of DJ Hero and Guitar Hero Live. They will be renamed as Ubisoft Leamington.
buyer: Ubisoft Entertainment S.A. (ENXTPA:UBI:$1,959.78)
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. "
target parent: Activision Blizzard
target: FreeStyleGames
FreeStyleGames™ is an award winning game development company based in the UK and are the creators of DJ Hero and Guitar Hero Live. The company specializes in original intellectual property, focused on mass-market music-rhythm based gaming.
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closed 1/4/2016 via BusinessWire

Activision Blizzard, acquired Major League Gaming

synopsis: Activision Blizzard, Inc. announced the acquisition of the business of Major League Gaming (MLG). MLG is a leader in creating and streaming premium live gaming events, organizing professional competitions and running competitive gaming leagues. MLG has helped bring esports into the mainstream with its broadcasts of professional gaming competitions.
buyer: Activision Blizzard (ATVI:$9,052.00)
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. "
target: Major League Gaming
Major League Gaming (MLG) is the global leader in eSports. MLG operates MLG.tv, the #1 online broadcast network for professional level competitive gaming; the MLG Pro Circuit, the longest-running eSports league in North America; and GameBattles, a cross platform online gaming tournament system.
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$46
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closed 2/23/2016 via BusinessWire

Activision Blizzard, acquired King Digital Entertainment plc

synopsis: US computer game company Activision Blizzard, which produces World of Warcraft and Call of Duty, acquired King Digital Entertainment, the creator of Candy Crush Saga. The Call of Duty series is one of the world's best selling console games, while Candy Crush Saga is among the most popular games on mobile devices.
buyer: Activision Blizzard (ATVI:$9,052.00)
Activision Blizzard, Inc. is a worldwide pure-play online and console game publisher with leading market positions across all categories of the rapidly growing interactive entertainment software industry. "
target: King Digital Entertainment plc (KING:$2,012.57)
King is a leading interactive entertainment company for the mobile world, with people all around the world playing one or more of their games. They have more than 180 fun titles in over 200 countries. Their hits include Candy Crush Saga, Farm Heroes Saga, Papa Pear Saga, and Pet Rescue Saga.
price ($mm)
$5,900
rev ($mm)
$2,104
EBITDA ($mm)
$726
EV / rev
2.8x
EV / EBITDA
8.1x
closed 10/12/2013 via Bloomberg

Activision Blizzard, acquired Activision Blizzard

synopsis: An investor group led by Activision Blizzard's Chief Executive Bobby Kotick and Co-Chairman Brian Kelly will purchase about 49% of Activision shares from Vivendi. Activision Blizzard is a worldwide pure-play online and console game publisher with leading market positions across all categories of the interactive entertainment software industry.
buyer: Activision Blizzard (ATVI:$9,052.00)
Activision Blizzard, Inc. is a worldwide pure-play online and console game publisher with leading market positions across all categories of the rapidly growing interactive entertainment software industry. "
target parent: Vivendi SA
target: Activision Blizzard (ATVI:$9,052.00)
Activision Blizzard, Inc. is a worldwide pure-play online and console game publisher with leading market positions across all categories of the rapidly growing interactive entertainment software industry.
price ($mm)
$8,200*
rev ($mm)
$4,984
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,876
EV / rev
3.4x
EV / EBITDA
8.9x
closed 11/10/2008 via Company Press Release

Activision Blizzard, acquired Budcat Creations, LLC

synopsis: Activision Publishing, Inc announced that it has acquired video game developer Budcat Creations. Based in Iowa City, Iowa, Budcat Creations is an award-winning development studio with expertise on the Wii home video game system and the Nintendo DS.
buyer parent: Vivendi Universal S.A.
buyer: Activision Blizzard (ATVI:$9,052.00)
Activision Blizzard, Inc. is a worldwide pure-play online and console game publisher with leading market positions across all categories of the rapidly growing interactive entertainment software industry. "
target: Budcat Creations, LLC
Budcat Creations was founded in September, 2000 with the goal of becoming a premier developer of entertainment software for the PC and console markets.
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closed 9/12/2008 via PR Newswire

Activision Blizzard, acquired FreeStyleGames

synopsis: Further strengthening its development resources and underscoring its commitment to the music-based genre, Activision Publishing, Inc. announced that it has acquired FreeStyleGames, a premier U.K.-based video game developer specializing in music-based games.
buyer parent: Vivendi Universal S.A.
buyer: Activision Blizzard (ATVI:$9,052.00)
Activision Blizzard, Inc. is a worldwide pure-play online and console game publisher with leading market positions across all categories of the rapidly growing interactive entertainment software industry. "
target: FreeStyleGames
FreeStyleGames™ is a groundbreaking game development company. The company specialises in multi-platform and mass-market, music based gaming. Our teams enjoy fun & adventurous lifestyles, which enables us to deliver fresh & innovative intellectual property.
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closed 7/10/2008 via BusinessWire

Activision, Inc. merged with Vivendi Games,

synopsis: Vivendi and Activision, Inc. completed of the transaction announced on December 2, 2007 to create Activision Blizzard, as the world’s most profitable pure-play online and console game publisher. Activision Blizzard was formed by combining Activision and Vivendi Games.
buyer parent: Vivendi Universal S.A.
buyer: Vivendi Games (ATVI:$9,052.00)
Activision Blizzard, Inc. is a worldwide pure-play online and console game publisher with leading market positions across all categories of the rapidly growing interactive entertainment software industry. "
target: Activision, Inc.
Activision, Inc. is a leading worldwide developer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment and leisure products. Founded in 1979, Activision posted net revenues of $1.5 billion for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2007. Activision has more than 2,000 employees worldwide.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$1,950
EBITDA ($mm)
$367
EV / rev
0.0x
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0.0x
closed 6/6/2006 via

Activision, Inc., acquired RedOctane, Inc.

synopsis: Underscoring its commitment to broaden its product portfolio and deliver compelling entertainment experiences to consumers worldwide, Activision, Inc. announced today that it has entered into an agreement to acquire video game publisher RedOctane, Inc. the publisher of the popular Guitar Hero franchise.
buyer parent: Vivendi Universal S.A.
buyer: Activision, Inc. (ATVI:$9,052.00)
Activision Blizzard, Inc. is a worldwide pure-play online and console game publisher with leading market positions across all categories of the rapidly growing interactive entertainment software industry. "
target: RedOctane, Inc.
RedOctane, Inc. is a publisher, developer, and distributor of interactive entertainment software, hardware and accessories. RedOctane is also a leader in subscription based online game rentals, becoming the world's first online game rental service when it opened in 1999.
price ($mm)
$65
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closed 10/29/2021 via BNC Analysis

Activision Blizzard, acquired Digital Legends Entertainment S.L.

synopsis: Activision Blizzard, an interactive entertainment company, has acquired Digital Legends Entertainment, one of the world's leading high-end mobile game developers. Digital Legends delivers superb gaming experiences to phones and tablets. Their titles include The Respawnables, Afterpulse, miCoach Basketball, Bruce Lee Dragon Warrior, Kroll and more.
buyer: Activision Blizzard (ATVI:$9,052.00)
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. "
target: Digital Legends Entertainment S.L.
Digital Legends Entertainment is one of the world's leading high-end mobile game developers. Digital Legends delivers superb gaming experiences to smart phones, tablets and connected TVs. Their titles include The Respawnables, Afterpulse, miCoach Basketball, Bruce Lee Dragon Warrior, Kroll and more.
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closed 1/21/2022 via BNC Analysis

Modus Games, acquired Mane6

synopsis: Modus Games, a video game publisher, has acquired Mane6, an independent video game development studio. Mane6 is dedicated to creating quality games that are fun and filled with great animations. Their first title, Them’s Fightin’ Herds, is a 2D fighting game featuring a cast of adorable animals.
buyer parent: Zordix AB
buyer: Modus Games
Modus is a division of Maximum Games focused on bringing AAA publishing services to independent developers around the world. With offices in the US & UK, they're one of the fastest growing full-service game publishers who have embraced the golden age of indie. "
target: Mane6
Mane6 is an independent video game development studio. Mane6 is dedicated to creating quality games that are fun and filled with great animations. Their first title, Them’s Fightin’ Herds, is a 2D fighting game featuring a cast of adorable animals.
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announced 1/18/2022 via New York Times

Microsoft Corporation, will acquire Activision Blizzard

synopsis: Microsoft is to acquire Activision Blizzard, 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.
buyer: Microsoft Corporation (MSFT:$176,251.00)
Microsoft is the leading software corporation that develops, manufactures, licenses, supports, and sells a range of software products and services. They offer Business Software, Design Tools, Developer Tools, Home & Educational Software, Tablets, Search, Advertising, Cloud Computing and more. "
target: Activision Blizzard (ATVI:$9,052.00)
Activision Blizzard, Inc., a member of the S&P 500, is the world's most successful standalone interactive entertainment company. Activision Blizzard develops and publishes games based on some of the most beloved entertainment franchises, including Call of Duty, Guitar Hero, and World of Warcraft.
price ($mm)[EV]
$73,995 [$67,602]
rev ($mm)
$9,052
EBITDA ($mm)
$3,502
EV / rev
7.5x
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19.4x
closed 1/6/2022 via BNC Analysis

Team17 Digital Ltd, acquired The Label Limited

synopsis: Team17, an independent developer and games label in the UK, has acquired The Label, a small, independent mobile game publisher. The Label works with the world’s greatest independent mobile game developers to help bring their visions to life. Their titles include WHAT THE GOLF?, The Legend of Bum-Bo, Lineweight, Otherside, and more.
buyer: Team17 Digital Ltd (AIM:TM17:$115.28)
Headquartered in the UK, Team17 is an independent developer and games label for premium games. The company collaborates with fellow developers around the globe, sharing its expertise from creation to launch across PC, console, and mobile devices. "
target: The Label Limited
The Label is a small, independent mobile game publisher. The Label works with the world’s greatest independent mobile game developers to help bring their visions to life. Their titles include WHAT THE GOLF?, The Legend of Bum-Bo, Lineweight, Otherside, and more.
price ($mm)
$24
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closed 12/22/2021 via Company Press Release

Saber Interactive, acquired Shiver Entertainment Inc.

synopsis: Embracer Group AB, through its wholly owned subsidiary Saber Interactive Inc., has acquired 100 percent of the shares in U.S based Shiver Entertainment Inc. from its founders. Shiver, based in Florida, is a game development studio founded in 2013, with focus on game development, co-development and porting projects across platforms and genres.
buyer parent: Embracer Group
buyer: Saber Interactive
Saber Interactive is an independent developer of interactive games and entertainment. Founded in 2001, Saber has grown into one of the largest and longest-standing developers of interactive games in Russia/Eastern Europe and one of the few remaining independent game studios producing AAA content. "
target: Shiver Entertainment Inc.
Shiver, based in Florida with headquarters in Miami, is a game development studio founded in 2013, with focus on game development, co-development and porting projects across platforms and genres.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$4
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
closed 12/22/2021 via BNC Analysis

Keywords Studios, acquired Wicked Witch

synopsis: Keywords Studios has revealed that it has acquired Australian games development studio Wicked Witch. Founded in 2001, Melbourne-based Wicked Witch has provided game and graphic development support across multiple platforms including mobile. It has worked with both large publishers such as Microsoft and Riot Games and Australia-based developers.
buyer: Keywords Studios (AIM:KWS:$497.30)
Ireland’s Keywords Studios is an international technical services provider to the global video games industry. It provides integrated art creation, software engineering, testing, localization, audio and customer care services to a blue-chip client base. "
target: Wicked Witch
Founded in 2001, Melbourne-based Wicked Witch has provided game and graphic development support across multiple platforms including mobile. It has worked with both large publishers such as Microsoft and Riot Games and Australia-based developers.
price ($mm)
$6.50
rev ($mm)
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closed 12/17/2021 via BusinessWire

Tencent Holdings Ltd., acquired Turtle Rock Studios, Inc.

synopsis: China-based Tencent Holdings Ltd. has acquired Turtle Rock Studios’ parent company, Slamfire, Inc. Turtle Rock Studios, Inc. is an award-winning game developer best known as the creators of Back 4 Blood, Evolve and Left 4 Dead. Turtle Rock will become part of Tencent, while retaining its independent operations out of Lake Forest, CA, USA.
buyer: Tencent Holdings Ltd. (SEHK:700:$86,250.84)
China-based Tencent uses technology to enrich the lives of Internet users. Their communications and social platforms connect users to each other, as well as to digital content and services such as games, video, music and literature. Their infrastructure services create differentiated offerings. "
target: Turtle Rock Studios, Inc.
Turtle Rock Studios, Inc. is an award-winning game developer best known as the creators of Back 4 Blood, Evolve and Left 4 Dead. Turtle Rock Studios is currently supporting its acclaimed co-op shooter, Back 4 Blood, in partnership with Warner Bros. Games.
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announced 12/15/2021 via BNC Analysis

Trophy Games, will acquire Tiny Titan Studios

synopsis: Trophy Games Development A/S, a Denmark-based game studio, will acquire Tiny Titan Studios, a game developer and publisher based in Canada. Tiny Titan aims to create gaming experiences that are fun and enjoyable for players all over the world. Their titles include Tiny Rails, Dash Quest, Kung Fu Z, Ember Knights, Arena Stars, and more.
buyer: Trophy Games (CPSE:TGAMES:$4.67)
TROPHY GAMES is an innovative, Denmark-based game studio that develops and publishes mobile and PC games. The Company develops and publishes games with strategy and management challenges and predominantly focuses on football-themed games. "
target: Tiny Titan Studios
Tiny Titan Studios is a game developer and publisher based in Canada. Tiny Titan aims to create gaming experiences that are fun and enjoyable for players all over the world. Their titles include Tiny Rails, Dash Quest, Kung Fu Z, Ember Knights, Arena Stars, and more.
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closed 12/10/2021 via gamesindustry.biz

Sony Interactive Entertainment LLC, acquired Valkyrie Entertainment

synopsis: Sony Interactive Entertainment, a global leader in interactive and digital entertainment, has acquired Valkyrie Entertainment, a game developer and service provider. Valkyrie provides art production and co-development services to clients in the video games industry. The company has worked on titles such as Infamous 2, God of War, 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: Valkyrie Entertainment
Valkyrie Entertainment is a game developer and service provider. Valkyrie Entertainment provides high quality art production and co-development services to clients in the video games industry. The company has worked on titles such as Infamous 2, Twisted Metal, God of War, and more.
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closed 11/30/2021 via gamesindustry.biz

Nordisk Games, acquired Flashbulb Games ApS

synopsis: Nordisk Games has announced the acquisition of Danish studio Flashbulb Games. Flashbulb, which was created in 2016, is a video game developer known for its vehicle-building sandbox title Trailmakers and multiplayer brawler Rubber Bandits.
buyer parent: Egmont Foundation
buyer: Nordisk Games
Nordisk Games is the video game division of Danish entertainment company Nordisk Film. Nordisk Games are minority investors that fund and support Europe's finest game companies. They provide financing to help video game developers create and publish the best games in the world. "
target: Flashbulb Games ApS
Flashbulb, which was created in 2016, is a video game developer known for its vehicle-building sandbox title Trailmakers and multiplayer brawler Rubber Bandits.
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announced 10/29/2021 via Company Press Release

KRAFTON, Inc., will acquire Unknown Worlds Entertainment Inc.

synopsis: KRAFTON, Inc., a South Korean game development company, will acquire Unknown Worlds Entertainment, an independent game studio that aims to unite the world through play. Unknown Worlds creates fun and immersive experiences that resonate with gamers around the world. Their titles include Zen of Sudoku, Natural Selection, Subnautica, and more.
buyer: KRAFTON, Inc. (:$1,392.53)
KRAFTON is a South Korean game development company. KRAFTON creates games for PC and mobile devices through it's various game studios. They are best known for PUBG: BATTLEGROUNDS, a battle royal shooter. The company also develops and publishes MMORPGs and mobile games. "
target: Unknown Worlds Entertainment Inc.
Unknown Worlds Entertainment is an independent game studio that aims to unite the world through play. Unknown Worlds creates fun and immersive experiences that resonate with gamers around the world. Their titles include Zen of Sudoku, Natural Selection, Subnautica, and more.
price ($mm)
$500
rev ($mm)
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closed 10/22/2021 via Company Press Release

CD Projekt S.A., acquired The Molasses Flood

synopsis: CD PROJEKT, a Polish video game developer, publisher and distributor, has acquired The Molasses Flood, a video game development studio. The Molasses Flood is dedicated to making console and PC games that live at the intersection of systems and heart. Their titles include The Flame in the Flood and Drake Hollow.
buyer: CD Projekt S.A. (WSE:CDR:$564.95)
CD Projekt S.A. is a group of companies in Poland that consists of CD Projekt RED, a game development studio; and GOG Ltd., a digital videogame distribution platform. CD Projekt RED is the studio behind The Witcher series, a popular RPG video game. GOG offers games from a variety of publishers. "
target: The Molasses Flood
The Molasses Flood is a video game development studio. The Molasses Flood is dedicated to making console and PC games that live at the intersection of systems and heart. Their titles include The Flame in the Flood and Drake Hollow.
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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:$28,632.97)
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:$351.30)
Based in Sweden, Thunderful AB was founded as a parent company to Gothenburg, Sweden-based game development studios Image & Form International AB and Zoink AB, two of the most successful veterans in the Swedish gaming industry. Thunderful is a veritable video-gaming powerhouse on all platforms. "
target: Stage Clear Studios
Stage Clear Studios is an independent game development studio in Spain. Stage Clear Studios develops fun and good looking games that everyone can enjoy. They also offer full game development and console porting services. Their games include The Coma: Recut, Cloudpunk, Yesterday Origins, and more.
price ($mm)
$1.18
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
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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$1.90
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
756
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Ticker: KOSDAQ:A06
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
GAMEVIL
GAMEVIL
GAMEVIL is a premier mobile game developer and publisher located in Los Angeles, USA and Seoul, South Korea. They have experience publishing hundreds of games on multiple platforms with over 400 million downloads.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$124.97
EBITDA ($mm)
$20.23
EBIT ($mm)
$14.04
Net Income ($mm)
$16.13
Employees
200
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Ticker: TSE:3928
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Mynet Inc.
Mynet Inc.
Mynet Inc., based in Japan, makes smartphone games. Valkyrie Crusade, which has reached over 7 million downloads worldwide, is an epic card battle and fantastic town building RPG/simulation game set in a world full of beautiful maidens.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$112.87
EBITDA ($mm)
$19.67
EBIT ($mm)
$5.77
Net Income ($mm)
$0.11
Employees
0
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Ticker: TSE:3793
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Drecom Co., Ltd.
Drecom Co., Ltd.
Drecom Co., Ltd. engages in the entertainment web and marketing solution businesses. The company’s Entertainment Web segment plans, develops, and provides entertainment contents to individual Internet users.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$99.08
EBITDA ($mm)
($1.07)
EBIT ($mm)
($5.33)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
407
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Ticker: SZSE:30005
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Shenzhen ZQGame Co., Ltd.
Shenzhen ZQGame Co., Ltd.
ZQGame, Inc. is an online gaming company driven to create compelling entertainment experiences across online, mobile, and tablet platforms for the hardcore gamer.
year
2013
rev ($mm)
$51.93
EBITDA ($mm)
$10.47
EBIT ($mm)
$8.19
Net Income ($mm)
$8.17
Employees
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Ticker: SZSE:30031
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ourpalm Co.,Ltd
Ourpalm Co.,Ltd
Ourpalm was founded in Beijing in 2004 as a government licensed telecommunications and service provider. Early beginnings in web and mobile content have since evolved and secured Ourpalm a place as one of China's leading web and mobile game developer, publisher and operator of today.
year
2013
rev ($mm)
$42.29
EBITDA ($mm)
$13.99
EBIT ($mm)
$12.76
Net Income ($mm)
$15.64
Employees
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Ticker: KOSDAQ:A194510
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
PATI Games
PATI Games
Based in South Korea, Pati Games creates mobile games, software development, and game publishing. Their products include mobile and social games. Some games that they have developed are: I Love Nikki, I Love Coffee, and Dragon Heroes.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$23.71
EBITDA ($mm)
($6.01)
EBIT ($mm)
($7.54)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
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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)
$86,250.84
EBITDA ($mm)
$28,681.44
EBIT ($mm)
$20,589.29
Net Income ($mm)
$29,686.60
Employees
107348
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Ticker: TSE:7974
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Nintendo
Nintendo
Nintendo Co., Ltd. is a Japanese multinational consumer electronics company headquartered in Kyoto, Japan. Nintendo is the world's largest video game company by revenue.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$15,905.43
EBITDA ($mm)
$5,443.81
EBIT ($mm)
$5,349.32
Net Income ($mm)
$3,988.30
Employees
6200
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Ticker: NTES
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
NetEase, Inc.
NetEase, Inc.
NetEase, Inc. is a leading internet technology company in China. Dedicated to providing online services centered around content, community, communication and commerce, NetEase develops some of China’s most popular PC-client and mobile games, e-commerce businesses, advertising and e-mail services.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$10,750.03
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,998.42
EBIT ($mm)
$1,637.88
Net Income ($mm)
$1,273.77
Employees
23687
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Ticker: ATVI
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Activision Blizzard
Activision Blizzard
Activision Blizzard, Inc., a member of the S&P 500, is the world's most successful standalone interactive entertainment company. Activision Blizzard develops and publishes games based on some of the most beloved entertainment franchises, including Call of Duty, Guitar Hero, and World of Warcraft.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$9,052.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$3,407.00
EBIT ($mm)
$3,274.00
Net Income ($mm)
$2,644.00
Employees
9500
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Ticker: NasdaqGS:EA
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Electronic Arts Inc.
Electronic Arts Inc.
Electronic Arts (EA) is a global leader in digital interactive entertainment. The Company develops and delivers games, content and online services for Internet-connected consoles, mobile devices and personal computers. EA has more than 300 million registered players around the world.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$5,629.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,227.00
EBIT ($mm)
$1,046.00
Net Income ($mm)
$837.00
Employees
9800
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Ticker: TTWO
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc.
Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc.
Take-Two Interactive Software develops and distributes games for PCs, as well as for Sony PlayStation, Nintendo, and SEGA game consoles. The company has distribution operations in Australia, North America, Europe, Scandinavia, and the UK. Other titles include Fly!, Earthworm Jim 3-D, and Darkstone.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$3,371.86
EBITDA ($mm)
$847.37
EBIT ($mm)
$734.34
Net Income ($mm)
$563.61
Employees
6495
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Ticker: SGAMY
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sega Sammy Holdings Inc.
Sega Sammy Holdings Inc.
The SEGA SAMMY Group is involved in a wide range of business operations, encompassing Sammy’s pachislot and pachinko machine business; entertainment contents business focused on SEGA Group’s digital game business; and resort business, which is represented by the development and operation of hotels.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$3,024.74
EBITDA ($mm)
$300.70
EBIT ($mm)
$110.24
Net Income ($mm)
$24.10
Employees
7726
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Ticker: TSE:3659
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
NEXON Co., Ltd.
NEXON Co., Ltd.
Based in Japan, NEXON Co. is a global leader in online games, with more than 100 live games operated across more than 190 countries. Nexon pioneered micro-transactions and the free-to-play business model, and is widely credited with unmatched global expertise in sophisticated live game operations.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$2,372.01
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,035.14
EBIT ($mm)
$970.78
Net Income ($mm)
$1,059.35
Employees
6441
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Ticker: KOSE:A251270
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Netmarble
Netmarble Games Corp. strives to entertain audiences of all ages, and around the world, by providing great mobile gaming experiences. Established in Korea in 2000, Netmarble is the fastest-growing mobile game company in Asia and consistently ranks as a top mobile developer and publisher worldwide.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$2,001.98
EBITDA ($mm)
$245.18
EBIT ($mm)
$150.44
Net Income ($mm)
$195.54
Employees
789
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Ticker: ENXTPA:UBI
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ubisoft Entertainment S.A.
Ubisoft Entertainment S.A.
Ubisoft is a leading producer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment products worldwide and has grown considerably through a strong and diversified line-up of products and partnerships.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$1,959.78
EBITDA ($mm)
($11.18)
EBIT ($mm)
$138.09
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
15913
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Ticker: 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)
$1,450.89
EBITDA ($mm)
$397.97
EBIT ($mm)
($163.23)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
6462
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Ticker:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
KRAFTON, Inc.
KRAFTON, Inc.
KRAFTON is a South Korean game development company. KRAFTON creates games for PC and mobile devices through it's various game studios. They are best known for PUBG: BATTLEGROUNDS, a battle royal shooter. The company also develops and publishes MMORPGs and mobile games.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$1,392.53
EBITDA ($mm)
$608.01
EBIT ($mm)
$561.36
Net Income ($mm)
$413.27
Employees
1305
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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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