Like Outplayed, Inc.

closed 11/23/2021 via GlobeNewswire

Enthusiast Gaming Inc., acquired Outplayed, Inc.

synopsis: Enthusiast Gaming Holdings Inc. has acquired Outplayed, Inc., owners of U.GG, one of the largest League of Legends fan communities in the world. U.GG has grown into one of the largest global services for the world’s most popular esport, League of Legends, by turning better data into smarter insights for fans and gamers.
buyer: Enthusiast Gaming Inc. (TSXV:EGLX:$120.27)
Based in Canada, Enthusiast Gaming is building the largest media and content platform for video game and esports fans to connect and engage worldwide. Enthusiast Gaming provides a unique opportunity and integrated approach to reach and connect with its coveted GenZ and Millennial audience. "
target: Outplayed, Inc.
Outplayed, Inc. are the owners of U.GG, one of the largest League of Legends fan communities in the world. U.GG has grown into one of the largest global services for the world’s most popular esport, League of Legends, by turning better data into smarter insights for fans and gamers.
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$45
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closed 10/4/2022 via GlobeNewswire

X1 Esports and Entertainment, acquired Octane.GG

synopsis: X1 Esports and Entertainment, a video games and media portfolio company, has acquired Octane.GG, an online fan statistics platform focused on the popular video game, Rocket League.
buyer: X1 Esports and Entertainment (CNSX:XONE:$0.02)
X1 Esports and Entertainment is a video game and media portfolio company which owns and operates a growing esports franchise, RixGG. The business of the Company is the competitive playing of video games by teams for cash prizes, and operations ancillary to such competition. "
target: Octane.GG
Octane is the leading Rocket League Esports statistics platform providing in-depth match statistics across the top events in the space. Since its inception in 2017, Octane has collected data for hundreds of thousands of games and thousands of players, teams, and events.
price ($mm)
$0.04
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announced 7/25/2022 via GlobeNewswire

X1 Esports and Entertainment, will acquire ShiftRLE

synopsis: X1 Esports and Entertainment, a video games and media portfolio company which owns and operates a growing Esports franchise, has entered into an asset purchase agreement to acquire ShiftRLE, an online news outlet focused on the popular video game, Rocket League.
buyer: X1 Esports and Entertainment (CNSX:XONE:$0.02)
X1 Esports and Entertainment is a video game and media portfolio company which owns and operates a growing esports franchise, RixGG. The business of the Company is the competitive playing of video games by teams for cash prizes, and operations ancillary to such competition. "
target: ShiftRLE
ShiftRLE is an online news outlet focused on the popular video game, Rocket League. Shift currently reaches over 8 million impressions during the seasonal period of the Rocket League Championship Series, while seeing growth of 14 million impressions during transfer periods.
price ($mm)
$0.15
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closed 5/31/2022 via BNC Analysis

eFuse, Inc., acquired Esports.gg

synopsis: Esports infrastructure startup eFuse has acquired media outlet Esports.GG. As a result of the acquisition, eFuse will relaunch the media outlet’s social channels. Moreover, Esports.GG will create a new content section that will display details and information about eFuse’s events.
buyer: eFuse, Inc.
eFuse is the number one platform to gamers to meet, compete, and be discovered. eFuse provides coverage on all the latest news in esports and lets users network with other gamers, build their brand, grow their following, join organizations, compete in tournaments, and more. "
target: Esports.gg
Esports.gg is a destination connecting esports fans to their passions. Esports.gg creates news and analysis for all gamers, esports fans and streaming enthusiasts into expert-led content featuring some of the best analysts, players, thinkers and writers in the history of esports.
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closed 4/20/2022 via Company Press Release

Better Collective A/S, acquired Futbin

synopsis: Better Collective, a global sports betting media group, has acquired Futbin, the world’s leading esports brand related to the FIFA esoccer game. Futbin is a community platform that provides players with insights into FIFA’s ‘Ultimate Team’ game mode. It provides details on player prices, as well as guides on squad builders and challenges.
buyer: Better Collective A/S (OM:BETCO:$192.22)
Better Collective is a global sports betting media group providing platforms that enhance the betting experience for sports fans and iGamers. Better Collective offers a range of editorial content, bookmaker information, data insights, betting tips, iGaming communities and educational tools. "
target: Futbin
Futbin is the world’s leading esports brand related to the FIFA esoccer game. Futbin is a community platform that provides the game’s player base with insights into FIFA’s ‘Ultimate Team’ game mode. It provides details on player prices, as well as guides on squad builders and challenges.
price ($mm)
$81
rev ($mm)
$14
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
8.1x
EV / EBITDA
closed 4/21/2021 via BNC Analysis

Mobile Premier League, acquired GamingMonk

synopsis: Mobile Premier League (MPL), Asia’s biggest eSports and mobile gaming platform, has acquired GamingMonk, the largest online Esports community in India. GamingMonk organizes tournaments for various online games. The platform allows users to play and win cash prizes in competitive tournaments, watch streamers, and live chat with other gamers.
buyer: Mobile Premier League
Mobile Premier League (MPL) is a skill based eSports platform in India. MPL allows users to play their favourite mobile games and win real money. MPL offers a variety of tournaments and 1v1 battles around the clock. Users can play over 30 games on MPL, including Pool, Fruit Chop, Football, and more."
target: GamingMonk
GamingMonk is the largest online Esports community in India. GamingMonk organizes tournaments for various online games. The platform allows users to play and win cash prizes in competitive tournaments, watch and interact with streamers, and live chat with other gamers.
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announced 1/21/2021 via GlobeNewswire

Intema Solutions, will acquire HypeX

synopsis: Intema Solutions Inc. is to acquire all of the issued and outstanding shares of HypeX.gg, an Esports platform with 50,000 registered users, specializing in tournament organization, API-based stat aggregation, social function integration and endemic/non-endemic advertising.
buyer: Intema Solutions (TSXV:ITM:$0.09)
Intema’s mission is to be the world’s premier digital marketing platform. A Canadian leader in permission-based email marketing, Intema provides a wide range of products and services, including SMS, content and predictive AI marketing, as well as related professional services. "
target: HypeX
HypeX is an Esports platform with 50,000 registered users, specializing in tournament organization, API-based stat aggregation, social function integration and endemic/non-endemic advertising.
price ($mm)
$0.57
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closed 2/28/2020 via GlobeNewswire

Better Collective A/S, acquired HLTV.org ApS

synopsis: Better Collective, a leading sports betting media group, has acquired HLTV.org ApS, the leading Counter-Strike coverage site in the world with on-site coverage of all major tournaments, they feature HLTV, GOTV, demos, news, results, standings, videos, photos and much more. HLTV.org ApS includes the assets HLTV.org and dust2.dk.
buyer: Better Collective A/S (OM:BETCO:$192.22)
Denmark-based Better Collective is a developer of digital platforms for betting tips, bookmaker information and iGaming communities. Better Collective’s portfolio includes more than 2,000+ websites and products, including bettingexpert.com, the trusted home of tips from expert tipsters. "
target: HLTV.org ApS
HLTV.org is the leading Counter-Strike coverage site in the world with on-site coverage of all major tournaments, they feature HLTV, GOTV, demos, news, results, standings, videos, photos and much more. HLTV.org ApS includes the assets HLTV.org and dust2.dk.
price ($mm)
$29
rev ($mm)
$5
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
6.9x
EV / EBITDA
closed 5/17/2019 via BNC Analysis

Kova Esports, acquired Eurheilu.com

synopsis: KOVA Esports, a professional eSports organization in Finalnd, has acquired Eurheilu.com from Good Game Limited, an iGaming lead generation company. Eurheilu.com is Finland's largest news site dedicated to eSports. Eurheilu.com provides the latest and most interesting news about popular eSports games and tournaments.
buyer: Kova Esports
KOVA Esports is a professional eSports organization in Finalnd. KOVA Esports participates in Counter-strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO) tournaments such as the Finnish Esports League, Telia Esports Series, and Winners League. KOVA Esports also has a team for Fortnite tournaments. "
target parent: Good Game Ltd
target: Eurheilu.com
Eurheilu.com is Finland's largest news site dedicated to eSports. Eurheilu.com provides the latest and most interesting news about popular eSports games and tournaments, including Counter-strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO), Dota 2, Playerunknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG), Overwatch, Fortnite, and more.
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closed 9/24/2015 via BusinessWire

FanDuel, acquired AlphaDraft

synopsis: FanDuel Inc., the largest one-day fantasy sports operator, announced it has acquired leading fantasy eSports platform, AlphaDraft. AlphaDraft is the premier online platform that seamlessly blends the highly popular worlds of eSports, live streaming and fantasy sports, with daily and weekly contests for cash and other real-world prizes.
buyer: FanDuel
FanDuel is the leading daily fantasy sports provider with the sole mission of making sports more exciting. FanDuel has redefined fantasy sports; offering a multitude of one-day game options for NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL, and college football and basketball. "
target: AlphaDraft
Founded in 2014, AlphaDraft is the premier online platform that seamlessly blends the highly popular worlds of eSports, live streaming and fantasy sports, with daily and weekly contests for cash and other real-world prizes.
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announced 3/9/2022 via BNC Analysis

NIBIRU e-gaming AB, will acquire Miggster

synopsis: Emerge Gaming Limited has executed a binding agreement to sell the Miggster Business to NIBIRU e-gaming AB. MIGGSTER, a revolutionary gaming and eSports community, leverages world class technology to deliver immersive gaming entertainment and social engagement to a global online network of gamers.
buyer: NIBIRU e-gaming AB
NIBIRU is an innovative start-up game studio led by entrepreneurs with a background in branding, gaming, and cryptocurrency. In November 2021, they released our first title, named Planet IX. "
target parent: Emerge Gaming Limited
target: Miggster
MIGGSTER, a revolutionary gaming and eSports community, leverages world class technology to deliver immersive gaming entertainment and social engagement to a global online network of gamers. MIGGSTER's objective is to build the world's biggest online gaming community.
price ($mm)
$3.66
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closed 5/1/2019 via BNC Analysis

Immortals, LLC, acquired Gamers Club Ltda

synopsis: Global esports organization Immortals has acquired Brazil’s game matchmaking platform Gamers Club. It is rebranding itself as Immortals Gaming Club. Based in Sorocaba, in the state of Sao Paulo, Gamers Club is a platform and community hub connecting more than a million registered gamers across Brazil’s avid gaming market.
buyer: Immortals, LLC
Immortals Gaming Club (IGC) is the world’s first vertically integrated, truly global esports and gaming company. IGC owns and operates IGC esports, which houses the company’s competitive esports brands Immortals, Los Angeles Valiant (Overwatch League) and MIBR; and more. "
target: Gamers Club Ltda
Based in Sorocaba, in the state of Sao Paulo, Gamers Club is a platform and community hub connecting more than a million registered gamers across Brazil’s avid gaming market.
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announced 5/16/2017 via PR Newswire

Oomba, LLC will be merged with Barington/Hilco Acquisition Corp.,

synopsis: Barington/Hilco Acquisition Corp., a special purpose acquisition company, announced that it has signed a definitive merger agreement with Oomba, Inc., a specialized social media company. Oomba revolutionizes how people organize sports and games with its cloud-based tournament and league management system for eSports and other forms of competition.
buyer: Barington/Hilco Acquisition Corp. (BHAC:$0.00)
Barington/Hilco Acquisition Corp. is a blank check company formed for the purpose of entering into a merger, share exchange, asset acquisition, stock purchase, recapitalization, reorganization or other similar business combination. "
target: Oomba, LLC
Oomba, Inc. is a specialized social media company that is creating an interactive social network for tournaments, leagues and teams. Oomba revolutionizes how people organize sports and games by melding software as a service with a social network.
price ($mm)
$60
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closed 7/20/2016 via Company Press Release

XSplit, acquired Player.Me

synopsis: SplitmediaLabs Limited, the makers of industry-leading internet broadcast and live streaming software, XSplit Gamecaster and XSplit Broadcaster is excited to announce the acquisition of social discovery platform, Player.me. Player.me lets users discover and share awesome games, players, teams, content and more.
buyer: XSplit
XSplit, by SplitMediaLabs, allows users to live stream and broadcast directly to internet streaming platforms such as Twitch, Dailymotion, Ustream and YouTube Live, or make recordings for easy uploading and sharing online. "
target: Player.Me
Player.me is the social discovery platform for the gaming and eSports community. Discovery and share awesome games, players, teams, content and more!
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closed 1/24/2022 via BNC Analysis

Savvy Gaming Group, acquired ESL Gaming

synopsis: Modern Times Group has reportedly sold ESL Gaming to Savvy Gaming Group for $1 billion. The ESL Gaming GmbH, doing business as ESL, is a German esports organizer and production company that produces video game competitions worldwide.
buyer: Savvy Gaming Group
Savvy Gaming Group is a games and esports holding company formed with a mission to drive the long-term growth and development of esports and the wider games industry. Savvy Gaming Group is backed by the Saudi Arabian government’s Public Wealth Fund. "
target parent: Modern Times Group MTG AB
target: ESL Gaming
The ESL Gaming GmbH, doing business as ESL, is a German esports organizer and production company that produces video game competitions worldwide.
price ($mm)
$1,041
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closed 7/17/2019 via BNC Analysis

IDN Media Company, acquired GGWP.ID

synopsis: IDN Media, a multi-platform media company for “millennials and Gen Z in Indonesia”, has announced the acquisition of GGWP.ID to mark its entry into the fast-growing e-sports industry. Indonesian GGWP.ID covers info, tips & tricks, and news regarding e-sports such as Dota 2, Arena of Valor, and more.
buyer: IDN Media Company
IDN Media is the leading multi-platform media company for Millennials and Gen Z in Indonesia. IDN Media operates IDN Times, Popbela.com, Popmama.com, Yummy, IDN Creative, IDN Event, and IDN Creator Network. "
target: GGWP.ID
Indonesian eSports website GGWP.ID, founded in 2014, operates multiple digital media sites and is also active in the creative, events, and marketing scene. GGWP.ID covers info, tips & tricks, and news regarding e-sports such as Dota 2, Arena of Valor, and more.
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closed 3/21/2018 via BNC Analysis

Infinite Esports & Entertainment, acquired Obey Alliance

synopsis: Obey Alliance has been acquired by Infinite Esports & Entertainment. Infinite Esports & Entertainment is the holding company for a number of ventures, including esports organizations. Obey Alliance was founded in 2012 specializing in content from the popular first person shooter “Call of Duty”.
buyer: Infinite Esports & Entertainment
Infinite Esports & Entertainment is the holding company for a number of ventures, including esports organisations OpTic Gaming and Team Allegiance. It has also created its own companies to compliment those it has acquired, including No Scope Media, NGAGE Esports, GG Esports Academy, among others. "
target: Obey Alliance
Obey Alliance was founded in 2012 specializing in content from the popular first person shooter “Call of Duty”. Through the years Obey has evolved into one of the worlds biggest gaming organizations.
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closed 1/22/2018 via PR Newswire

Mail.Ru LLC, acquired ESforce Holding ltd

synopsis: Mail.Ru Group Limited, one of the largest Internet companies in the Russian-speaking Internet market, announces the acquisition of 100% of ESforce. ESforce Holding is one of the world’s largest esports organizations, and the leader in electronic sports in Russia.
buyer: Mail.Ru LLC (LSE:MAIL:$1,350.66)
Mail.Ru Group develops Internet communications and entertainment services in Russia and globally. The company operates Russian language social networks Vkontakte (VK), Odnoklassniki (OK) and Moi Mir (My World), instant messenger services in Russia — Agent Mail.Ru and ICQ and more. "
target: ESforce Holding ltd
ESforce Holding is one of the world’s largest esports organizations, and the leader in electronic sports in Russia. The company integrates all key areas of the esports business, from organizing international tournaments and professional content creation to publishing and advertising activities.
price ($mm)
$100
rev ($mm)
$19
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
6.3x
EV / EBITDA
announced 1/10/2017 via BNC Analysis

Azubu, will acquire Hitbox Entertainment GmbH

synopsis: Azubu, the global livestreaming network focused on eSports, has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Europe’s leading eSports broadcaster Hitbox. The combination creates a strong #2 competitor to Twitch and the largest independent eSports broadcaster outside Asia.
buyer parent: Sapinda Holding BV
buyer: Azubu
As an award-winning private, independent company headquartered in Los Angeles, Azubu is the only dedicated eSports broadcasting company headquartered in the entertainment capital of the world. "
target: Hitbox Entertainment GmbH
Hitbox is home to millions of PC game live streamers and eSports enthusiasts from around the world, features the highest quality videogame live streaming, and has the most advanced chat and interactive platform in eSports.
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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:$8,803.00)
Activision Blizzard, Inc., a member of the S&P 500, is the world's most successful standalone interactive entertainment company. Activision Blizzard develops and publishes games based on some of the most beloved entertainment franchises, including Call of Duty, Guitar Hero, and World of Warcraft. "
target: Major League Gaming
Major League Gaming (MLG) is the global leader in eSports. MLG operates MLG.tv, the #1 online broadcast network for professional level competitive gaming; the MLG Pro Circuit, the longest-running eSports league in North America; and GameBattles, a cross platform online gaming tournament system.
price ($mm)
$46
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closed 11/23/2021 via GlobeNewswire

Enthusiast Gaming Inc., acquired Outplayed, Inc.

synopsis: Enthusiast Gaming Holdings Inc. has acquired Outplayed, Inc., owners of U.GG, one of the largest League of Legends fan communities in the world. U.GG has grown into one of the largest global services for the world’s most popular esport, League of Legends, by turning better data into smarter insights for fans and gamers.
buyer: Enthusiast Gaming Inc. (TSXV:EGLX:$120.27)
Based in Canada, Enthusiast Gaming is building the largest media and content platform for video game and esports fans to connect and engage worldwide. Enthusiast Gaming provides a unique opportunity and integrated approach to reach and connect with its coveted GenZ and Millennial audience. "
target: Outplayed, Inc.
Outplayed, Inc. are the owners of U.GG, one of the largest League of Legends fan communities in the world. U.GG has grown into one of the largest global services for the world’s most popular esport, League of Legends, by turning better data into smarter insights for fans and gamers.
price ($mm)
$45
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closed 11/23/2021 via GlobeNewswire

Enthusiast Gaming Inc., acquired Outplayed, Inc.

synopsis: Enthusiast Gaming Holdings Inc. has acquired Outplayed, Inc., owners of U.GG, one of the largest League of Legends fan communities in the world. U.GG has grown into one of the largest global services for the world’s most popular esport, League of Legends, by turning better data into smarter insights for fans and gamers.
buyer: Enthusiast Gaming Inc. (TSXV:EGLX:$120.27)
Based in Canada, Enthusiast Gaming is building the largest media and content platform for video game and esports fans to connect and engage worldwide. Enthusiast Gaming provides a unique opportunity and integrated approach to reach and connect with its coveted GenZ and Millennial audience. "
target: Outplayed, Inc.
Outplayed, Inc. are the owners of U.GG, one of the largest League of Legends fan communities in the world. U.GG has grown into one of the largest global services for the world’s most popular esport, League of Legends, by turning better data into smarter insights for fans and gamers.
price ($mm)
$45
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closed 9/7/2021 via GlobeNewswire

Enthusiast Gaming Inc., acquired Addicting Games, Inc.

synopsis: Canada-based Enthusiast Gaming Holdings Inc. has acquired Addicting Games, Inc, an innovator in online casual gaming. The acquisition expands Enthusiast Gaming's fan flywheel into casual gaming to own more monthly active users and viewers within the key Gen Z and Millennial demographics.
buyer: Enthusiast Gaming Inc. (TSXV:EGLX:$120.27)
Based in Canada, Enthusiast Gaming is building the largest media and content platform for video game and esports fans to connect and engage worldwide. Enthusiast Gaming provides a unique opportunity and integrated approach to reach and connect with its coveted GenZ and Millennial audience. "
target: Addicting Games, Inc.
Addicting Games is considered a trailblazer in casual gaming. Since the early 2000’s, Addicting Games has worked with game developers to create and distribute free online and mobile games including action games, sports games, puzzle games, io games, and many more.
price ($mm)[EV]
$33 [$34]
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closed 9/2/2021 via GlobeNewswire

Enthusiast Gaming Inc., acquired GameKnot LLC

synopsis: Canada-based Enthusiast Gaming Holdings Inc., a media and content platform for video game and esports fans to connect and engage, has acquired GameKnot LLC, a news, strategy, and community site for casual and competitive chess players that offers multiple forms of competition via chess tournaments, leagues, and ladders.
buyer: Enthusiast Gaming Inc. (TSXV:EGLX:$120.27)
Based in Canada, Enthusiast Gaming is building the largest media and content platform for video game and esports fans to connect and engage worldwide. Enthusiast Gaming provides a unique opportunity and integrated approach to reach and connect with its coveted GenZ and Millennial audience. "
target: GameKnot LLC
GameKnot is a news, strategy, and community site for casual and competitive chess players, offering multiple forms of competition via chess tournaments, leagues, and ladders. With free and premium subscription offerings, the site also provides resources including lessons and puzzles.
price ($mm)
$2.75
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closed 6/24/2021 via GlobeNewswire

Enthusiast Gaming Inc., acquired Tabwire LLC

synopsis: Enthusiast Gaming Holdings Inc., a media and content platform for video game and esports fans to connect and engage, has acquired Tabwire, owner of TabStats, a technology and data platform that enables gamers, by way of a registered user profile, to track their player and game stats.
buyer: Enthusiast Gaming Inc. (TSXV:EGLX:$120.27)
Enthusiast Gaming is building the largest media and content platform for video game and esports fans to connect and engage worldwide. Enthusiast Gaming provides a unique opportunity and integrated approach to reach and connect with its coveted GenZ and Millennial audience. "
target: Tabwire LLC
Tabwire, owner of TabStats, is a technology and data platform that enables gamers, by way of a registered user profile, to track their player and game stats.
price ($mm)
$11
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closed 5/10/2021 via GlobeNewswire

Enthusiast Gaming Inc., acquired Icy Veins

synopsis: Enthusiast Gaming Holdings Inc., the largest gaming media platform in North America, has acquired Icy Veins, one the largest independent Activision Blizzard fan communities generating over 3 billion lifetime views of content.
buyer: Enthusiast Gaming Inc. (TSXV:EGLX:$120.27)
Enthusiast Gaming is building the world's largest platform of communities for gamers and esports fans. Already the largest gaming platform in North America and the United Kingdom, the Company's business is comprised of three main pillars: Media, Entertainment and Esports. "
target: Icy Veins
Icy Veins is one the largest independent Activision Blizzard fan communities generating over 3 billion lifetime views of content. The platform provides news and strategy guides for leading franchises like World of Warcraft, Diablo, Heroes of the Storm, Hearthstone and Overwatch.
price ($mm)
$8.37
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closed 8/31/2020 via GlobeNewswire

Enthusiast Gaming Inc., acquired Omnia Media, Inc.

synopsis: Enthusiast Gaming Holdings Inc. has acquired Omnia Media Inc. from Blue Ant Media Solutions Inc., to create the largest gaming media, esports and entertainment platform in North America by users, with 300 million video game and esports fans monthly. Omnia is the largest gaming video network globally with over 50M unique visitors per month.   
buyer: Enthusiast Gaming Inc. (TSXV:EGLX:$120.27)
Enthusiast Gaming is building the world's largest platform of communities for gamers and esports fans. Already the largest gaming platform in North America and the United Kingdom, the Company's business is comprised of three main pillars: Media, Entertainment and Esports. "
target parent: Blue Ant Media
target: Omnia Media, Inc.
Omnia is the largest gaming video network globally with over 50M unique visitors per month across its portfolio of owned assets and represented talent. Omnia produces some of the most popular series on YouTube including the 'Sidemen Show' and 'The Squad'.
price ($mm)
$34
rev ($mm)
$60
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.6x
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closed 9/3/2019 via GlobeNewswire

Luminosity Gaming merged with Enthusiast Gaming Inc.,

synopsis: Enthusiast, the fastest-growing online community of video gamers, has completed the merger with Luminosity Gaming, one of the largest globally recognized esports organizations in North America. Their headquarters is located in Toronto, Canada.
buyer: Enthusiast Gaming Inc. (TSXV:EGLX:$120.27)
Founded in 2014, Enthusiast is the fastest-growing online community of video gamers. Through the Company’s unique acquisition strategy, it has a platform of over 80 owned and affiliated websites and currently reaches over 75 million monthly visitors with its unique and curated content. "
target: Luminosity Gaming
Founded in February 2015, Luminosity Gaming, is one of the largest globally recognized esports organization in North America. Their headquarters is located in Toronto, Canada.
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closed 1/3/2019 via GlobeNewswire

Enthusiast Gaming Inc., acquired The Sims Resource

synopsis: Enthusiast Gaming Holdings Inc. has completed the acquisition of the assets of The Sims Resource (“TSR”). Established in 1999, TSR has grown to become the world’s largest female video gaming content and community destination online. The website offers custom content built around the popular Sims™ video game franchise.
buyer: Enthusiast Gaming Inc. (TSXV:EGLX:$120.27)
Founded in 2014, Enthusiast is the fastest-growing online community of video gamers. Through the Company’s unique acquisition strategy, it has a platform of over 80 owned and affiliated websites and currently reaches over 75 million monthly visitors with its unique and curated content. "
target: The Sims Resource
Established in 1999, The Sims Resource (“TSR”) has grown to become the world’s largest female video gaming content and community destination online. The website offers custom content built around the popular Sims video game franchise, which can be downloaded by users to alter and/or expand gameplay.
price ($mm)
$20
rev ($mm)
$5
EBITDA ($mm)
$4
EV / rev
3.9x
EV / EBITDA
5.2x
closed 10/7/2019 via GlobeNewswire

Enthusiast Gaming Inc., acquired Steel Media Ltd.

synopsis: Enthusiast Gaming, a vertically integrated video game and esports company, has acquired Steel Media, a leading mobile gaming and live events company. Enthusiast Gaming is the largest gaming network in the U.S., and the acquisition of Steel Media adds 20 mobile gaming websites and 25 live mobile events worldwide to its media and events business.
buyer: Enthusiast Gaming Inc. (TSXV:EGLX:$120.27)
Enthusiast Gaming a vertically integrated video game and esports company comprised of three main pillars: Media, Events, and Esports. Their digital media platform includes +100 gaming related websites and 900 YouTube channels which collectively reach 150 million visitors monthly. "
target: Steel Media Ltd.
Steel Media Limited is the largest mobile gaming network in the world, which holds a significant portfolio of consumer and B2B websites, and a series of successful global live networking events. They are based in the UK.
price ($mm)
$2.50
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closed 11/14/2018 via GlobeNewswire

Enthusiast Gaming Inc., acquired Operation Sports

synopsis: Enthusiast Gaming Holdings Inc., a digital media company building the largest community of authentic gamers, has acquired the assets of Operation Sports LLC, one of the largest online sports video gaming news and community forums.
buyer: Enthusiast Gaming Inc. (TSXV:EGLX:$120.27)
Founded in 2014, Enthusiast is the fastest-growing online community of video gamers. Through the Company’s unique acquisition strategy, it has a platform of over 70 owned and affiliated websites and currently reaches over 75 million monthly visitors with its unique and curated content. "
target: Operation Sports
Since its inception in 1998, Operation Sports has grown from a small community driven news site into an industry leading destination for sports video gaming enthusiasts to connect online.
price ($mm)
$0.35
rev ($mm)
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EV / EBITDA
closed 7/26/2018 via GlobeNewswire

Enthusiast Gaming Inc., acquired The Escapist

synopsis: Enthusiast Gaming, an online network of websites devoted to video gaming and Canada's largest video-gaming expo, has acquired The Escapist Magazine, a leading online magazine focused on in-depth coverage of the video game industry in addition to movies, comics, TV, and more.
buyer: Enthusiast Gaming Inc. (TSXV:EGLX:$120.27)
Enthusiast owns and operates an online network of websites devoted to video gaming and Canada's largest video-gaming expo. Between its online digital media properties, its network of partner websites, and video-gaming gaming expo, Enthusiast engages millions of video gaming enthusiasts worldwide. "
target parent: Zelnick Media Capital
target: The Escapist
The Escapist covers digital culture with a progressive editorial style, with articles and columns by the top writers in and outside of the digital entertainment industry.
price ($mm)
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closed 6/21/2017 via PR Newswire

Enthusiast Gaming Inc., acquired Destructoid

synopsis: Enthusiast Gaming Inc., the fastest growing online community of video gamers, is excited to announce that it has acquired Destructoid.com, a leading online authority for over 10 years as the alternative to mainstream gaming news sites and a sought-after destination for gamers to blog about their favorite video games.
buyer: Enthusiast Gaming Inc. (TSXV:EGLX:$120.27)
Enthusiast Gaming is the fastest growing online community of video gamers. Together with its owned digital properties and live events, it reaches over 50 million gamers monthly across 50 websites worldwide. "
target: Destructoid
Based in San Francisco, Destructoid has been a leading online authority for over 10 years as the alternative to mainstream gaming news sites and a sought-after destination for gamers to blog about their favorite video games. They consistently attract 5 million monthly visitors.
price ($mm)
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closed 11/23/2021 via GlobeNewswire

Enthusiast Gaming Inc., acquired Outplayed, Inc.

synopsis: Enthusiast Gaming Holdings Inc. has acquired Outplayed, Inc., owners of U.GG, one of the largest League of Legends fan communities in the world. U.GG has grown into one of the largest global services for the world’s most popular esport, League of Legends, by turning better data into smarter insights for fans and gamers.
buyer: Enthusiast Gaming Inc. (TSXV:EGLX:$120.27)
Based in Canada, Enthusiast Gaming is building the largest media and content platform for video game and esports fans to connect and engage worldwide. Enthusiast Gaming provides a unique opportunity and integrated approach to reach and connect with its coveted GenZ and Millennial audience. "
target: Outplayed, Inc.
Outplayed, Inc. are the owners of U.GG, one of the largest League of Legends fan communities in the world. U.GG has grown into one of the largest global services for the world’s most popular esport, League of Legends, by turning better data into smarter insights for fans and gamers.
price ($mm)
$45
rev ($mm)
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EV / EBITDA
closed 6/15/2017 via PR Newswire

Social Chain, purchased Gaming Portfolio from DEVISE

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

Advanstar Communications Inc., acquired Comikaze Expo

synopsis: Advanstar Communications, a b-to-b media company and event organizer in the fashion, powersports, licensing and dental markets, among others, has entered into the comics event market with the purchase of the year-old Stan Lee’s Comikaze Expo Presented by POW! Entertainment (formerly Comikaze Expo).
buyer parent: Veronis Suhler Stevenson
buyer: Advanstar Communications Inc.
Advanstar Communications Inc. provides events, publications and directories, electronic products, Websites, and educational and direct marketing products and services to business professionals and consumers in fashion, life sciences, and powersports industries. "
target parent: POW! Entertainment
target: Comikaze Expo
Comikaze Expo is Los Angeles’ first and only large-scale multi-media, popular culture convention. The two day event is held during the fall at the Los Angeles Convention Center, located in downtown Los Angeles, California.
price ($mm)
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closed 10/26/2022 via BNC Analysis

FANDOM, purchased Seven Entertainment and Gaming Brands from Red Ventures, LLC

synopsis: Entertainment platform Fandom announced its acquisition of seven entertainment and gaming brands from media company Red Ventures, including online publications Comic Vine, Cord Cutters News, GameFAQs, GameSpot, Giant Bomb, Metacritic and TV Guide.
buyer: FANDOM
FANDOM is a global entertainment media brand, based in California, powered by fan passion. The fan-trusted source in entertainment, they provide a home to explore, contribute to, and celebrate the world of pop culture. "
seller: Red Ventures, LLC
The acquisition includes seven entertainment and gaming brands from media company Red Ventures, including online publications Comic Vine, Cord Cutters News, GameFAQs, GameSpot, Giant Bomb, Metacritic and TV Guide.
price ($mm)
$55
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 9/9/2015 via BNC Analysis

gamigo AG, acquired POGED GmbH

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

Crobo GmbH, acquired TrafficCaptain GmbH

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

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

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

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

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

Tencent Holdings Ltd., acquired ZAM, LLC

synopsis: Europe-based game community announced that it was acquired by Tencent Holdings Limited. As a game community, ZAM contains some mainstream games from Europe and America, such as World of Warcraft, EQ and Final Fantasy, and each of the games has a sub-website.
buyer: Tencent Holdings Ltd. (SEHK:700:$83,589.72)
Tencent aims to enrich the interactive online experience of Internet users by providing a comprehensive range of Internet and wireless value-added services. Through its various online platforms, Tencent services the largest online community in China. "
target: ZAM, LLC
ZAM Media operates the largest and longest running family of sites dedicated to information and community for the Massively Multiplayer Online gamer. ZAM’s family of sites includes Wowhead, Thottbot, Allakhazam, ZAM, MMOUI and Tankspot.
price ($mm)
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EV / EBITDA
closed 7/20/2011 via Market Wire

Live Gamer, Inc., acquired gamerDNA Media

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

TechWeb, acquired Game Advertising Online

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

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

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

Groupe Concoursmania, acquired Slix Media, LLC

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

RapidFire, acquired IGA Worldwide

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

USA Today, acquired Banquet

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

FANDOM, will acquire Curse LLC

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

Zynga, Inc., will acquire Chartboost

synopsis: Zynga Inc., a global leader in interactive entertainment, announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Chartboost, a leading mobile programmatic advertising and monetization platform.
buyer: Zynga, Inc. (ZNGA:$2,721.00)
Zynga is an American video game developer running social video game services since 2007. The company develops social games that work stand-alone on mobile phone platforms such as Apple iOS, Android, Windows Phone and on the Internet through its website, Zynga.com, and social networking websites. "
target: Chartboost
Founded in 2011, Chartboost is one of the leading in-app monetization and programmatic advertising platforms. Reaching over 700M unique users every month across more than 200,000 mobile apps, Chartboost works with majority of the top grossing iOS and Android app developers.
price ($mm)
$250
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 6/12/2019 via BNC Analysis

Media and Games Invest plc, acquired AppLift

synopsis: Media and Games Invest plc, a strategic investment-holding, that focuses on a buy, build, and sell strategy of fast-growing companies, has acquired Applift, a leading mobile ad tech company that empowers businesses to connect with customers in a mobile-first world by creating the next-generation platform for advertisers.
buyer: Media and Games Invest plc (XTRA:M8G:$279.92)
Media and Games Invest plc (MGI) is a strategic investment-holding, that focuses on a buy, build, and sell strategy of fast-growing companies. The MGI portfolio companies are growing via acquisitions plus organic growth and new technologies are actively used. "
target: AppLift
Applift is a leading mobile ad tech company that empowers businesses to connect with and activate customers in a mobile-first world by creating the next-generation platform for advertisers to reach and convert their audiences on mobile.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
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EV / EBITDA
closed 10/7/2019 via GlobeNewswire

Enthusiast Gaming Inc., acquired Steel Media Ltd.

synopsis: Enthusiast Gaming, a vertically integrated video game and esports company, has acquired Steel Media, a leading mobile gaming and live events company. Enthusiast Gaming is the largest gaming network in the U.S., and the acquisition of Steel Media adds 20 mobile gaming websites and 25 live mobile events worldwide to its media and events business.
buyer: Enthusiast Gaming Inc. (TSXV:EGLX:$120.27)
Enthusiast Gaming a vertically integrated video game and esports company comprised of three main pillars: Media, Events, and Esports. Their digital media platform includes +100 gaming related websites and 900 YouTube channels which collectively reach 150 million visitors monthly. "
target: Steel Media Ltd.
Steel Media Limited is the largest mobile gaming network in the world, which holds a significant portfolio of consumer and B2B websites, and a series of successful global live networking events. They are based in the UK.
price ($mm)
$2.50
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 3/13/2014 via Market Wire

Unity Technologies, will acquire Applifier

synopsis: Unity Technologies, creators of the Unity multiplatform engine and development tools, announced that it will acquire Applifier, one of the world's largest and most successful mobile game service providers. Applifier enables mobile game developers to more effectively acquire and monetize audience through a comprehensive suite of tools.
buyer: Unity Technologies (:$1,110.53)
Unity Technologies ApS provides a 3D game development tool. Its tool enables the creation of online content that provides the newest games on the console market. The company also provides Unity Asset Server, an integrated version control solution for all Unity assets and scripts. "
target: Applifier
Applifier enables mobile game developers to more effectively acquire and monetize audience through a comprehensive suite of tools, including Everyplay® Replays and Everyplay® GameAds.
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Ticker: ALGCM
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Groupe Concoursmania
Groupe ConcoursMania is a French specialist of online marketing games. The group provides advertisers with innovative online marketing technologies and services, based on games mechanics. They also manage a wide portfolio of casual gaming websites.
year
2014
rev ($mm)
$22.87
EBITDA ($mm)
$2.95
EBIT ($mm)
$2.36
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
83
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Ticker: AIM:MOS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Mobile Streams plc
Mobile Streams plc
Mobile Streams plc is an AIM quoted mobile content and data intelligence company. Their Streams product is a new data insight and intelligence platform. Mobile Streams provides mobile games and content through its carrier relationships, through its LiveScores platform, and with partners.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$0.66
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
($1.62)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
6
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Ticker: AIM:GFIN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Gfinity plc
Gfinity plc
GfiGfinity Plc is a leading electronic sport (eSports) business that enables gamers from around the world to watch and participate in gaming tournaments both online or live at the Gfinity Arena. Gfinity stages world leading esports events that feature the world's top esport players.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$5.99
EBITDA ($mm)
($9.43)
EBIT ($mm)
($10.07)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
54
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Ticker: TSXV:YDX
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
YDX Innovation Corp.
YDX Innovation Corp.
YDX Innovation Corp. is a technology company that develops products and services and is an expert in immersive technologies like Augmented and Virtual Reality, eSports events and Interactive Exhibitions under the following three divisions: Arkave VR Arena, YDreams Global, and Game On Festival.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$1.58
EBITDA ($mm)
($1.57)
EBIT ($mm)
($1.61)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
0
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Ticker: NGM:ESEN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
ESEN eSports AB
ESEN eSports AB
ESEN eSports is one of Sweden's largest esports companies with a complete infrastructure for esports which includes its own sports arena, event venue, tournament platform, studio and television production with over 250 broadcasts in the back.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$0.16
EBITDA ($mm)
($0.48)
EBIT ($mm)
($0.50)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
0
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Ticker: CNSX:XONE
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
X1 Esports and Entertainment
X1 Esports and Entertainment
X1 Esports and Entertainment is a video game and media portfolio company which owns and operates a growing esports franchise, RixGG. The business of the Company is the competitive playing of video games by teams for cash prizes, and operations ancillary to such competition.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$0.02
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
($1.47)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
0
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Ticker: OTCNO:OMAKEN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Omaken Sports AS
Omaken Sports AS
Omaken Sports is an esport organization based in Norway with world class players in PUBG. Omaken Sports was founded in 2020 by Norwegian content creator Joachim “Noobwork” Haraldsen.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
0
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Ticker: KOSE:A1817
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
NHN Corporation
NHN is a global IT company with an expansive IT-based business portfolio. NHN offers a wide array of services, including game, webtoon, music, advertisement, commerce, fintech, cloud, and entertainment based on its expertise in IT operation as well as its technology and service operation skills.
year
2013
rev ($mm)
$580.79
EBITDA ($mm)
$131.99
EBIT ($mm)
$111.99
Net Income ($mm)
$40.48
Employees
2532
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Ticker: SZSE:300494
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Century Network
Century Network
Century Network is a Chinese company primarily engaged in online entertainment platforms, e-sports, and game operations. Century provides management software for the internet cafe industry. They also operate gaming websites and e-sports platforms.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$72.26
EBITDA ($mm)
$1.80
EBIT ($mm)
$1.11
Net Income ($mm)
$5.50
Employees
0
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Ticker: OM:MOBA
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
M.O.B.A. Network AB
M.O.B.A. Network AB
M.O.B.A. Network acquires, develops and operates gaming communities for the global gaming market. M.O.B.A. Network operates 23 global gaming communities, and runs the Youtube Network Union for Gamers with over 1,000 content creators.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$18.54
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
$2.24
Net Income ($mm)
$1.53
Employees
9
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Ticker: SLGG
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Super League Gaming
Super League Gaming
Super League Gaming is a first mover in providing accessible esports leagues for amateur gamers that take place both online and through in-person gaming arenas.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$3.37
EBITDA ($mm)
($18.66)
EBIT ($mm)
($19.56)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
47
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Ticker: HUYA
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Huya
Huya
HUYA Inc. is a leading game live streaming platform in China with a large and active game live streaming community. They have developed e-sports live streaming as one of the most popular content genres on their platform. Tencent is Huya’s biggest shareholder.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$1,421.87
EBITDA ($mm)
$83.28
EBIT ($mm)
$72.26
Net Income ($mm)
$98.37
Employees
1864
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Ticker: TSE:6552
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
GameWith
GameWith
Based in Japan, GameWith is a community that provides information and functions to make games more enjoyable. They also have game capture information, including game reviews, videos, and strategies to help gamers excel.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$24.15
EBITDA ($mm)
$10.76
EBIT ($mm)
$10.55
Net Income ($mm)
$7.36
Employees
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