Like Tebex

closed 3/16/2022 via Company Press Release

Overwolf, acquired Tebex

synopsis: Overwolf has acquired Tebex, a checkout and payments platform in the gaming industry. They work with modders, publishers and studios, simplifying managing much of the payments process including global payments acceptance, fraud, chargebacks, sales tax, compliance and more.
buyer: Overwolf
Headquartered in Tel-Aviv, Israel with offices in Seattle, Overwolf enhances competitive gaming experiences with the world's richest selection of in-game apps. The Overwolf Client allows players and game publishers to add new functionality to any game, all without touching a line of game code. "
target: Tebex
Tebex (originally named Buycraft) launched in 2011 as a Bukkit plugin for Minecraft Servers to monetize their game servers. They have grown to support over 10 games, 13,000 game servers, and have helped creators earn over 500M USD, with 10M USD being paid out to creators in December 2021 alone.
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announced 11/2/2017 via BNC Analysis

Stompy Bot Corporation, will acquire Token Play Inc.

synopsis: Stompy Bot Corporation will acquire Token Play Inc. (Token), a private Ontario corporation headquartered in Toronto. Token is a technology company involved in the development of blockchain technology in the video game space which will seek to provide a platform for the exchange of in-game currencies and tokens.
buyer: Stompy Bot Corporation
Stompy Bot is an independent video game developer and digital media publisher. Stompy Bot's growth strategy is to become a premier independent multimedia publisher. "
target: Token Play Inc.
Token Play, based in Toronto, ON, is a technology company involved in the development of blockchain technology in the video game space which will seek to provide a platform for the exchange of in-game currencies and tokens.
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$1.86
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closed 9/21/2011 via BNC Analysis

Serve Virtual Enterprises, Inc., acquired Sometrics, Inc.

synopsis: American Express has acquired virtual currency platform and in-game payments provider Sometrics. Sometrics helps gaming publishers market free-to-play online games and monetize virtual currency with a consumer destination site and in-game payment solutions. Sometrics will be added to American Express’ Serve digital payment platform.
buyer parent: American Express Company
buyer: Serve Virtual Enterprises, Inc.
Serve Virtual Enterprises is a next-generation digital payments platform that helps you organize your money, send and receive funds, and manage payment requests — all from a single, unified online account. Serve makes paying and being paid simple. "
target: Sometrics, Inc.
Founded in 2007 and based in El Segundo, Calif., Sometrics helps publishers monetize online games through virtual currency with the industry's most advanced in-game payment and optimization platform and consumer digital goods marketplace.
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$30
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closed 8/22/2018 via PR Newswire

Pineapple Payments, acquired TRANSAX

synopsis: Pineapple Payments, a payment processing technology company, has acquired TRANSAX, a technology company specializing in payment processing software. TRANSAX's TRANSAX Gateway solution is a feature rich, modular, and programmable payment gateway for merchants and integrated software vendors.
buyer: Pineapple Payments
Pineapple Payments is a payment processing technology company that provides omni-channel payment acceptance tools for merchants of all shapes and sizes. From its innovative technology solutions to its proactive merchant success team, Pineapple truly takes a fresh approach to payment processing. "
target: TRANSAX
TRANSAX is a technology company specializing in payment processing software. Their flagship product, TRANSAX Gateway, is a feature rich, modular, and programmable payment gateway for merchants and integrated software vendors.
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closed 6/5/2013 via Market Wire

PlayHaven, acquired //staq

synopsis: PlayHaven, the leading lifetime value (LTV) maximization platform for mobile games, announced the addition of the team from Staq.io, a game management platform featuring advanced, real-time analytics.
buyer: PlayHaven
PlayHaven delivers a lifetime value maximization platform to help mobile game developers better acquire, understand, and intelligently engage and monetize users. "
target: //staq
//staq is a game management platform. //staq makes it simple to monetize and optimize free to play games on mobile, web and consoles. The company provides services to manage virtual currencies and virtual goods, player state, targeted promotions, beautiful analytics and data warehousing.
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closed 6/9/2021 via GlobeNewswire

Sightline Payments, acquired JOINGO

synopsis: Sightline Payments, a FinTech company specializing in digital payments solutions for the sports betting and casino markets, announced the acquisition of JOINGO, the leading mobile engagement and loyalty platform for the casino gaming industry.
buyer: Sightline Payments
Sightline Payments is a dynamic FinTech company that is enabling the next generation of cashless, mobile and omni-channel payment solutions for the gaming, lottery, sports betting, entertainment and hospitality ecosystems. "
target: JOINGO
JOINGO is a leading-edge mobile technology company focused on the gaming industry. JOINGO’s patented mobile loyalty platform allows casino brands to reach their mobile users with highly personalized and interactive mobile marketing campaigns that drive increased reach, loyalty, and revenue.
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closed 7/11/2018 via BNC Analysis

Ven Solutions Inc., acquired FanVictor.com

synopsis: Ven Solutions, a global leader in software development services based in the US, announced the completion of the acquisition of FanVictor.com. Fan Victor is known as the white label fantasy sports plugin for WordPress. FanVictor.com was previously owned solely by Victor Ientilucci.
buyer: Ven Solutions Inc.
Ven Solutions Inc. was incorporated in 2007. They have a goal to offer the highest-quality of Software Development Services, IT services, Staffing Services, Software Testing Services, and Develop Dynamic Software Packages. "
target: FanVictor.com
Fan Victor is known as the white label fantasy sports plugin for WordPress. FanVictor.com was previously owned solely by Victor Ientilucci. The plugin supports cryptocurrencies and available in any languages.
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closed 8/13/2018 via GlobeNewswire

City National Bank, acquired Exactuals

synopsis: City National Bank, America’s Premier Private and Business Bank®, announced it has acquired Exactuals, a Los Angeles-based provider of innovative SaaS solutions for complex payments in the entertainment industry.
buyer parent: Royal Bank of Canada
buyer: City National Bank (CYN:$1,188.44)
With $48.8 billion in assets, City National Bank provides banking, investment and trust services through 72 offices, including 19 full-service regional centers. In addition, the company and its investment affiliates manage or administer $64.9 billion in client investment assets. "
target: Exactuals
Exactuals provides innovative SaaS solutions used by film/TV, music and marketplace companies to manage residuals, royalties and other complex payments. Their payment system, PaymentHub, allows the entertainment industry to provide direct deposit payments, tax document management & online reporting.
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announced 10/5/2022 via PR Newswire

Everi Holdings Inc., will acquire Venuetize

synopsis: Everi Holdings Inc., a premier provider of land-based and digital casino gaming content and products, will acquire Venuetize, Inc., a mobile technology and advanced m-commerce platform for the sports, entertainment and hospitality industries. Venuetize's platform features solutions for content management, payment, customer engagement, and more.
buyer: Everi Holdings Inc. (EVRI:$660.39)
Everi is a premier provider of land-based and digital casino gaming content and products, financial technology and player loyalty solutions. Everi develops entertaining game content and gaming machines, gaming systems, and services for land-based and iGaming operators. "
target: Venuetize
Venuetize is a leading mobile technology and advanced m-commerce platform for the sports, entertainment and hospitality industries. Venuetize provides a mobile-first technology platform that features solutions for content management, payment, customer engagement, and more.
price ($mm)
$18
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closed 3/1/2011 via PR Newswire

Visa, Inc., acquired PlaySpan Inc.

synopsis: Visa Inc. has announced that it has completed its acquisition of PlaySpan Inc., a privately held company whose payments platform handles transactions for digital goods in online games, digital media and social networks around the world.
buyer: Visa, Inc. (V:$21,354.00)
Visa, Inc. is a global payments technology company that connects consumers, businesses, financial institutions and governments in more than 200 countries and territories to fast, secure and reliable digital currency. "
target: PlaySpan Inc.
PlaySpan is the trusted partner in global monetization solutions for leading publishers and developers of digital media, online games, mobile apps and social networks. The company provides a global payments solution through its UltimatePay product.
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announced 6/10/2015 via BNC Analysis

Crowd Mobile, will acquire Track Concepts B.V.

synopsis: Crowd Mobile has entered into a Heads of Agreement to acquire Netherlands-based mobile payments company Track Concepts B.V. Track Concepts B.V. specializes in Global mobile Payments (m-payments), Customer Acquisition & Content distribution.
buyer: Crowd Mobile (ASX:CM8:$9.36)
Crowd Mobile is the world's leading mobile entertainment group, specialising in mobile application development, premium SMS, international micro jobbers and mobile innovation. The company was incorporated in 2014 and is based in Richmond, Australia. "
target: Track Concepts B.V.
Track Concepts B.V. specializes in Global mobile Payments (m-payments), Customer Acquisition & Content distribution. m-payments is a mobile payments network connecting with over 140 telecommunication companies globally and providing easy, seamless electronic m-Payment transactions.
price ($mm)
$25
rev ($mm)
$20
EBITDA ($mm)
$11
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1.5x
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2.8x
announced 9/27/2019 via BusinessWire

Logitech International, will acquire Streamlabs

synopsis: Logitech International, a multi-brand product company for music, gaming, video, and computing, will acquire Streamlabs, a leader in software and tools for live streaming. Streamlabs allows game streamers to engage with viewers, grow their brands and channels, and monetize their broadcasts across platforms like Twitch, YouTube, Mixer, and Facebook.
buyer: Logitech International (LOGI:$2,824.07)
Logitech is a multi-brand company that designs products that bring people together and connects them to digital experiences through music, gaming, video, and computing. Brands of Logitech include Logitech, Logitech G, ASTRO Gaming, Ultimate Ears, Jaybird, and Blue Microphones "
target: Streamlabs
Streamlabs is the leading provider of tools for professional streamers. Founded in 2014, its groundbreaking software, Streamlabs OBS, offers the largest set of features that content creators use to grow their audiences, engage with fans, and monetize their streams.
price ($mm)
$89
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closed 12/5/2012 via PR Newswire

Lo-Q, acquired Accesso

synopsis: Lo-Q plc, provider of virtual queuing systems for theme parks and major attractions, announced that it has acquired privately-held accesso, a recognized leader in ticketing technology, e-commerce, mobile apps and payment processing. The transaction creates the premier technology solutions provider in the attractions and leisure industry.
buyer: Lo-Q (AIM:ACSO:$102.51)
Lo-Q is the creator of a virtual queuing system for theme parks, water parks and other leisure attractions that allows users to queue without waiting in line. "
target: Accesso
Based in Central Florida, accesso is recognized as the attractions industry's leading provider of ticketing solutions offering a range of proprietary, fully-hosted ticketing, ecommerce, mobile and payment processing solutions to more than 100 leading venues across North America.
price ($mm)
$22
rev ($mm)
$6
EBITDA ($mm)
$1
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3.9x
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26.5x
closed 8/30/2022 via GlobeNewswire

Bango, acquired Docomo Digital

synopsis: Bango, the global platform for data-driven commerce, has acquired the global payments business of NTT DOCOMO (DOCOMO Digital). DOCOMO Digital provides payment services to app stores and digital merchants worldwide, in the fastest growing payments segment.
buyer: Bango (AIM:BGO:$20.70)
Bango is the payment platform chosen by the world’s most influential companies to grow their sales faster in the age of connected commerce. Working with global stores including Google, Amazon, and Microsoft, Bango has become the industry standard mobile commerce platform. "
target parent: Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation
target: Docomo Digital
DOCOMO Digital (previously the the mobile commerce-related business of the NTT DOCOMO) provides payment services to app stores and digital merchants worldwide, in the fastest growing payments segment.
price ($mm)
$4.00
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closed 5/20/2015 via BNC Analysis

Facebook, acquired Tugboat Yards Inc.

synopsis: Facebook has acquired Tugboat Yards, a startup with a tool that publishers and other groups could use to let fans make contributions in exchange for subscriptions and other services.
buyer: Facebook (FB:$117,929.00)
Facebook is a social utility that helps people better understand the world around them. Facebook develops technologies that facilitate the spread of information through social networks allowing people to share information online the same way they do in the real world. "
target: Tugboat Yards Inc.
Tugboat Yards helps digital publishers find their true fans, establish new revenue streams and foster meaningful relationships with their supporters. Tugboat is a tool that publishers and other groups can use to let fans make contributions in exchange for subscriptions and other services.
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closed 2/23/2022 via Company Press Release

Beatport, acquired AMPsuite

synopsis: Beatport, an online music store focused on electronic music, has acquired AMPsuite, an integrated music royalty accounting, label management, and promotional system for record labels. AMPsuite provides a web-based system that simplifies royalty accounting and allows users to create customizable email promos and manage their business from anywhere.
buyer parent: Robert F.X. Sillerman
buyer: Beatport
Founded in 2004 as the principal source of music for DJs, Beatport today is the worldwide home of electronic music for DJs, producers, and their fans. The Beatport Store offers music in premium digital formats and provides unique music discovery tools created for and by DJs. "
target: AMPsuite
AMPsuite is a fully integrated music royalty accounting, label management, and promotional system for record labels. AMPsuite provides a web-based, all-in-one system that simplifies royalty accounting and allows users to create customizable email promos and manage their business from anywhere.
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closed 2/13/2019 via BNC Analysis

PlayPass nv, acquired Yuflow SAS

synopsis: RFID technology company PlayPass has acquired the French cashless payment provider, Yuflow, as part of its global expansion programme. Yuflow is a French company that provides innovative cashless payment solutions dedicated to leisure and events industries.
buyer: PlayPass nv
PlayPass, named Best Festival Technology Provider at the 2019 Festival Supplier Awards last week, supplies cashless payment technology to festivals including Lollapalooza Berlin and Santiago (80,000-cap.), Rock Werchter (88,000-cap.) and British Summer Time Hyde Park (65,000-cap.). "
target: Yuflow SAS
Yuflow is a French company that provides innovative cashless payment solutions dedicated to leisure and events industries. Yuflow allows attendees to pay with NFC cards/wristbands or directly with their smartphone. Yuflow is the only cashless solution that doesn’t require preloading.
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closed 7/31/2019 via BNC Analysis

FUGA, acquired Songspace LLC

synopsis: Digital distribution technology and services company FUGA has acquired Nashville-based rights management platform Songspace. Songspace is the leading creative workflow and rights management platform for music creators and rightsholders. Formed in 2014, Songspace has more than 250 publisher and record label clients.
buyer: FUGA
FUGA are the industry-leading technology and services company for international rightsholders. At the company’s core is the FUGA platform, offering best-of-breed digital supply chain integration alongside dynamic promotion and marketing. "
target: Songspace LLC
Songspace is the leading creative workflow and rights management platform for music creators and rightsholders. Songspace redefines the music rights management experience, with a flexible and intuitive user interface that mirrors the natural business workflows of music professionals.
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closed 1/25/2016 via BusinessWire

USA Technologies, acquired Vendscreen

synopsis: USA Technologies, Inc., a premier payment technology service provider of integrated cashless and mobile transactions in the self-service retail market, announced it has acquired the assets of VendScreen, Inc., of Portland, Oregon, a leading developer of vending industry cashless payment technology.
buyer: USA Technologies (USAT:$104.09)
USA Technologies, Inc. is a premier payment technology service provider of integrated cashless and mobile transactions in the self-service retail market. They provide cashless acceptance technologies including its NFC- ready ePort® G-series, ePort Mobile™ for customers on the go. "
target: Vendscreen
VendScreen Inc. is the industry’s leading manufacturer of retrofit touchscreen devices for vending machines. VendScreen devices are powered by a proprietary cloud-based computing platform that enables cashless transactions, dynamic product and nutrition information and on-screen promotions.
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$5.62
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closed 3/16/2022 via Company Press Release

Overwolf, acquired Tebex

synopsis: Overwolf has acquired Tebex, a checkout and payments platform in the gaming industry. They work with modders, publishers and studios, simplifying managing much of the payments process including global payments acceptance, fraud, chargebacks, sales tax, compliance and more.
buyer: Overwolf
Headquartered in Tel-Aviv, Israel with offices in Seattle, Overwolf enhances competitive gaming experiences with the world's richest selection of in-game apps. The Overwolf Client allows players and game publishers to add new functionality to any game, all without touching a line of game code. "
target: Tebex
Tebex (originally named Buycraft) launched in 2011 as a Bukkit plugin for Minecraft Servers to monetize their game servers. They have grown to support over 10 games, 13,000 game servers, and have helped creators earn over 500M USD, with 10M USD being paid out to creators in December 2021 alone.
price ($mm)
$29
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announced 9/28/2022 via BNC Analysis

M.O.B.A. Network AB, will purchase LoLwiz from Overwolf

synopsis: M.O.B.A. Network, a company that operates gaming communities for the global gaming market, will acquire LoLwiz from Overwolf, a platform that enhances competitive gaming experiences. LoLwiz is one of the largest in-game applications for League of Legends. The app provides players with real-time stats and tips during the game.
buyer: M.O.B.A. Network AB (OM:MOBA:$18.54)
M.O.B.A. Network acquires, develops and operates gaming communities for the global gaming market. M.O.B.A. Network operates 23 global gaming communities, and runs the Youtube Network Union for Gamers with over 1,000 content creators. "
seller: Overwolf
LoLwiz is a product of Overwolf, a platform that enhances competitive gaming experiences. LoLwiz is one of the largest in-game applications for League of Legends. The app provides players with real-time stats and tips during the game.
price ($mm)
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closed 3/16/2022 via Company Press Release

Overwolf, acquired Tebex

synopsis: Overwolf has acquired Tebex, a checkout and payments platform in the gaming industry. They work with modders, publishers and studios, simplifying managing much of the payments process including global payments acceptance, fraud, chargebacks, sales tax, compliance and more.
buyer: Overwolf
Headquartered in Tel-Aviv, Israel with offices in Seattle, Overwolf enhances competitive gaming experiences with the world's richest selection of in-game apps. The Overwolf Client allows players and game publishers to add new functionality to any game, all without touching a line of game code. "
target: Tebex
Tebex (originally named Buycraft) launched in 2011 as a Bukkit plugin for Minecraft Servers to monetize their game servers. They have grown to support over 10 games, 13,000 game servers, and have helped creators earn over 500M USD, with 10M USD being paid out to creators in December 2021 alone.
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closed 8/14/2017 via PR Newswire

Overwolf, acquired StatsRoyale

synopsis: Overwolf, the leading platform for creation and distribution of gaming apps, announced the acquisition of StatsRoyale.com, the largest service for players of the popular mobile game - Clash Royale. The StatsRoyale.com website provides valuable information for the Clash Royale player community.
buyer: Overwolf
Headquartered in Tel-Aviv, Israel with offices in Seattle, Overwolf enhances competitive gaming experiences with the world's richest selection of in-game apps. The Overwolf Client allows players and game publishers to add new functionality to any game, all without touching a line of game code. "
target: StatsRoyale
StatsRoyale.com is the largest service for players of the popular mobile game - Clash Royale. The StatsRoyale.com website provides valuable information for the Clash Royale player community.
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closed 9/14/2016 via BusinessWire

Glu Mobile Inc., acquired Poke Radar

synopsis: Glu Mobile Inc., a leading global developer and publisher of free-to-play games for smartphone and tablet devices, announced the acquisition of community-driven App, Poke Radar, a Pokemon GO assistant application for discovering the location of any Pokemon found by other players.
buyer: Glu Mobile Inc. (GLUU:$540.52)
Glu Mobile is a leading global developer and publisher of free-to-play games for smartphone and tablet devices. Glu is focused on creating compelling original IP games on a wide range of platforms including iOS, Android™, Windows Phone and MAC OS. "
target: Poke Radar
Poke Radar for Pokemon GO is an assistant app for discovering the location of any Pokemon that have been found by other players. Their mission is make it easier for players of the popular Pokemon GO mobile game to "catch 'em all."
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$0.50
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closed 2/11/2010 via BusinessWire

Zynga, Inc., acquired Serious Business, Inc.

synopsis: Zynga, the leading social games provider, announced it has signed an agreement to acquire Serious Business, creators of social games on Facebook. The deal will enhance Zynga’s mission to build world-class games that connect people to one another.
buyer: Zynga, Inc. (ZNGA:$2,721.00)
Zynga Game Network is the #1 social gaming company on the web. Zynga was founded specifically to add a social element to casual online games because we love games, and we love them most when we’re playing with friends! Social games provide a more fun, competitive and contagious experience. "
target parent: Lightspeed Venture Partners
target: Serious Business, Inc.
Serious Business is a leading social games developer for the Facebook platform. Headquartered in San Francisco, and backed by Lightspeed Venture Partners, the company combines unique game concepts with rigorous analysis to create highly social games enjoyed by millions of users.
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announced 9/28/2022 via BNC Analysis

M.O.B.A. Network AB, will purchase LoLwiz from Overwolf

synopsis: M.O.B.A. Network, a company that operates gaming communities for the global gaming market, will acquire LoLwiz from Overwolf, a platform that enhances competitive gaming experiences. LoLwiz is one of the largest in-game applications for League of Legends. The app provides players with real-time stats and tips during the game.
buyer: M.O.B.A. Network AB (OM:MOBA:$18.54)
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. "
seller: Overwolf
LoLwiz is a product of Overwolf, a platform that enhances competitive gaming experiences. LoLwiz is one of the largest in-game applications for League of Legends. The app provides players with real-time stats and tips during the game.
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closed 6/30/2022 via BusinessWire

NFT Technologies Inc., acquired Sherwa Online Services

synopsis: NFT Technologies Inc., a leading technology company working to mainstream decentralized ownership, NFTs and the metaverse for public markets, announced its proposed acquisition of Sherwa Online Services, a private company responsible for the development of the Sherwa gaming platform.
buyer: NFT Technologies Inc. (NEOE:NFT:$0.00)
NFT Tech works to develop infrastructure, assets, real estate and IP in the metaverse, build and generate revenue from P2E and M2E games, and bring insights and benefits to the public markets. "
target: Sherwa Online Services
Based in Canada, Sherwa is a gamer-owned and gamer-focused company. The Sherwa Platform is a gaming platform that creates a space where gamers can join and interact with a gaming community, participate in community events and make connections between players to enhance any form of online play.
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$0.65
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closed 4/20/2022 via BNC Analysis

ROBLOX, acquired Hamul

synopsis: Roblox, a global online platform bringing millions of people together through play, has acquired Hamul, a social tool for gamers. Hamul provides people with new ways to play games together. Their software enables users to easily hangout with their friends, celebrate wins and laugh using emojis, sounds, video and voice chat in their games.
buyer: ROBLOX (NYSE:RBLX:$1,919.18)
Roblox’s mission is to build a human co-experience platform that enables shared experiences among billions of users. Roblox enables anyone to imagine, create, and have fun with friends as they explore millions of immersive 3D experiences, all built by a global community of developers. "
target: Hamul
Hamul is a next generation social tool for gamers. Hamul provides people with new ways to play games together. Their software enables users to easily hangout with their friends, celebrate wins and laugh using emojis, sounds, video and voice chat in their games.
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$30
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closed 5/10/2017 via BNC Analysis

Valiant Investments Plc, acquired Minecraft Command Science

synopsis: Valiant is pleased to provide the following update on its 84.7% owned subsidiary, Flamethrower plc has acquired the popular Minecraft Command website https://minecraftcommand.science. Minecraft Commands are advanced functions activated by typing certain strings of text, and https://minecraftcommand.science allows users to share their Commands.
buyer: Valiant Investments Plc
Valiant Investments plc is focused on building a diversified portfolio of investments across sectors including natural resources and technology. One of Valiant's investee companies, Flamethrower, is a technology company that offers a wide selection of mobile apps for use on smartphones and tablets. "
target: Minecraft Command Science
Minecraft Command Science allows users to generate and share commands for use in Minecraft, a multi-platform sandbox video game that enables players to design and create their own constructions in a 3D procedurally generated virtual landscape.
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$0.25
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closed 8/3/2011 via PR Web

Galaxy4Gamers, acquired 1337pwn

synopsis: Galaxy4Gamers, a competitive video game platform, has acquired the #1 gaming social network mobile application, 1337pwn (aka Leet Pown), to create a new multi-screen social gaming experience. The future of 1337pwn apps will span across online console and gaming platforms to match gamers in casual and competitive advertiser sponsored events.
buyer: Galaxy4Gamers
Galaxy4gamers is a gaming site with an online gaming platform that lets users to interact with other gamers and win money playing video games for the Xbox 360 and Playstation3 video game consoles. "
target: 1337pwn
1337pwn is the creator of several very popular XBOX Live mobile apps, including the #1 iNXes and 1337pwn apps on Apple and Android stores. The apps enable gamers to view what games their friends are playing as if they were at their console. It also features widgets for Mac, Yahoo and set top boxes.
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closed 5/19/2022 via BusinessWire

Hasbro, Inc., acquired D&D Beyond

synopsis: Hasbro, Inc., a global play and entertainment company, has acquired D&D Beyond, the leading digital toolset and game companion for the Company’s groundbreaking fantasy franchise, DUNGEONS & DRAGONS, from Fandom.
buyer: Hasbro, Inc. (HAS:$6,420.40)
Hasbro is a global play and entertainment company committed to Creating the World's Best Play Experiences. From toys and games to television, movies, digital gaming and consumer products, Hasbro offers a variety of ways for audiences to experience its iconic brands. "
target parent: FANDOM
target: D&D Beyond
D&D Beyond (DDB) is the official digital toolset and game companion for Dungeons & Dragons fifth edition. DDB hosts online versions of the official Dungeons & Dragons fifth edition books, including rulebooks, adventures, and other supplements.
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$146
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announced 6/29/2012 via PR Newswire

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

synopsis: Sony Computer Entertainment announced that it entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Gaikai Inc., the world's leading interactive cloud-based gaming company. Through the acquisition, SCE will establish a new cloud service, ensuring that it continues to provide users with truly innovative and immersive interactive entertainment experiences.
buyer parent: Sony Corporation
buyer: Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.
Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. manufactures, distributes, develop and markets the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system, the PSP® handheld entertainment system, the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and the PlayStation®Vita portable entertainment system. "
target: Gaikai, Inc.
Gaikai is a next generation video game streaming platform that utilizes cloud-based gaming technology, allowing users to play major PC and console games instantly, with one click. No download or install required. Users are presented with an offer to try the game or app before buying it.
price ($mm)
$380
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announced 5/11/2022 via Company Press Release

Slack Technologies, Inc, will acquire Troops

synopsis: Salesforce will acquire Troops.ai, a leading provider of a revenue communications solution used to improve sales velocity, forecasting, visibility, and collaboration across teams. Upon the closing of the acquisition, Troops will become part of Slack, a Salesforce company.
buyer parent: Salesforce.com, Inc.
buyer: Slack Technologies, Inc (WORK:$902.61)
Slack has transformed business communication. It’s the leading channel-based messaging platform, used by millions to align their teams, unify their systems, and drive their businesses forward. "
target: Troops
Troops is a revenue communications platform company that enables companies to take action on Salesforce, Hubspot, Zendesk, Jira and Intercom data directly in the Slack and Microsoft Teams communications and collaboration platforms.
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announced 11/1/2022 via BNC Analysis

NetFlix, will acquire Spry Fox LLC

synopsis: Netflix will acquire independent game developer Spry Fox, which will become its sixth in-house games studio. Spry Fox is currently developing Cozy Grove 2 and a still unannounced “larger, non-violent massively multiplayer online game."
buyer: NetFlix (NFLX:$29,697.84)
Netflix is one the world's leading entertainment services with 221 million paid memberships in over 190 countries enjoying TV series, documentaries, feature films and mobile games across a wide variety of genres and languages. "
target: Spry Fox LLC
Spry Fox is an award-winning independent studio focused on cozy, original games. Their games include Cozy Grove, Alphabear and Alphabear 2, Bushido Bear, Road Not Taken, and Triple Town.
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closed 7/1/2022 via BusinessWire

Blizzard Entertainment, acquired Proletariat

synopsis: Blizzard Entertainment has closed the acquisition of Boston-based Proletariat, an award-winning independent game developer with the mission to create games that change the way communities play together.
buyer parent: Activision Blizzard
buyer: Blizzard Entertainment
Blizzard Entertainment, Inc. is an American video game developer and publisher. Blizzard created several successful video games, including the Warcraft sequels, StarCraft, and Diablo series, and the MMORPG World of Warcraft. "
target: Proletariat
Founded in 2012 in Boston, MA, by a group of game-industry veterans from Harmonix, Turbine, and Insomniac, Proletariat is an award-winning independent game developer with the mission to create games that change the way communities play together.
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announced 4/13/2022 via PR Newswire

Planet Green Holdings Corp., will acquire Allinyson Ltd

synopsis: Planet Green Holdings Corp., a modern technology enterprise in China with holdings in a variety of markets, will acquire Allinyson Ltd., a video game development company incorporated in the State of Colorado and owns subsidiaries in Hong Kong and China. Allinyson develops and operates online games.
buyer: Planet Green Holdings Corp. (PLAG:$37.77)
Planet Green Holdings Corp. is a modern technology enterprise in China with holdings in a variety of markets. Planet Green Holdings Corp. nurtures its businesses with corporate principles of honesty, integrity, and innovation. Their companies are involved in tea production and SaaS solutions. "
target: Allinyson Ltd
Allinyson is a video game development company incorporated in the State of Colorado and owns subsidiaries in Hong Kong and China.. Allinyson develops and operates online games.
price ($mm)
$6.45
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announced 4/29/2020 via Yahoo, Inc.

7Road, will acquire LOCOJOY Inc.

synopsis: 7Road, a top developer and an international distributor of web games and mobile games, is to acquire LOCOJOY Inc., a company that engages in developing games across iOS, Android, and Flash in Chinese, English, Japanese, Korean, Spanish, and Arabic, among others. Both companies are based in China.
buyer: 7Road (SEHK:797:$28.64)
Founded in 2008 and headquartered in Shenzhen's NanShan Science and Technology Park, 7Road is a top developer and an international distributor of web games and mobile games. As a pioneer in expanding the global gaming market, 7Road is the top 1 grossing company in the browser game market. "
target: LOCOJOY Inc.
LOCOJOY Inc. engages in developing games across iOS, Android, and Flash in Chinese, English, Japanese, Korean, Spanish, and Arabic, among others. The company was founded in 2011 and is based in Beijing, China.
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closed 7/24/2019 via BNC Analysis

Media and Games Invest plc, acquired gamigo AG

synopsis: Media and Games Invest, a German strategic investment-holding, that focuses on a buy, build, and sell strategy of fast-growing companies, has acquired majority interest in gamigo AG, a German company that has developed into one of the leading publishers of online and mobile games in Europe and North America.
buyer: Media and Games Invest plc (XTRA:M8G:$279.92)
Media and Games Invest plc (MGI) is a German strategic investment-holding, that focuses on a buy, build, and sell strategy of fast-growing companies. The MGI portfolio companies are growing via acquisitions plus organic growth and new technologies. "
target: gamigo AG
Headquartered in Germany, Gamigo has developed into one of the leading publishers of online and mobile games in Europe and North America. Gamigo grows via organic growth as well as through acquisitions and has made acquisitions in games, media, technology companies and individual game assets.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$61
EBITDA ($mm)
$5
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
0.0x
closed 3/27/2019 via BNC Analysis

Kabam, Inc., acquired Riposte Games & Co

synopsis: Kabam, a Vancouver based world leader of developing entertaining, immersive, and highly social multiplayer games for mobile devices, has acquired Riposte Games & Co, a Montreal based company that has emerged as a development powerhouse for mid core free to play games on mobile, PC, and Web.
buyer parent: Netmarble
buyer: Kabam, Inc.
Kabam is a world leader of developing entertaining, immersive, and highly social multiplayer games for mobile devices. They merge consumer behavior with the art of game design to create experiences that are enjoyed by millions of players across the globe. "
target: Riposte Games & Co
Founded in 2014, Riposte Games & Co (formerly Cloudcade Canada) has emerged as a development powerhouse for mid core free to play games on mobile, PC, and Web.
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closed 11/28/2018 via gamesindustry.biz

Wargaming Group Limited, acquired Edge Case Games

synopsis: Wargaming, an online game developer and publisher headquartered in Nicosia, Cyprus, has acquired Edge Case Games, a UK-based video game developer. Edge Case Games's first game, Fracture Space, is an online team-based space combat game. The game provides tactical and explosive battles that feature large spaceships battling on a galactic stage.
buyer: Wargaming Group Limited
Wargaming is an award-winning online game developer and publisher headquartered in Nicosia, Cyprus. One of the leaders in the free-to-play MMO market, the company delivers authentic gaming experiences and services across PC, console and mobile platforms. "
target: Edge Case Games
Edge Case Games is a UK-based video game developer. The studio's first game, Fracture Space, is an online team-based space combat game. The game provides tactical and explosive battles that feature large, several kilometer-long spaceships battling on a galactic stage.
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announced 12/6/2017 via GlobeNewswire

Stillfront Group AB, will acquire Goodgame Studios

synopsis: Stillfront Group, an independent creator, publisher, and distributor of digital games, is to acquire Goodgame Studios, a leading free-to-play, online games development company. They operate across web and mobile platforms and cater to over 300 million registered users worldwide.
buyer: Stillfront Group AB (OM:SF:$595.65)
Stillfront is an independent creator, publisher and distributor of digital games – with a vision to become one of the leading indie game creators and publishers. Stillfront's games are distributed globally, with their main markets in Sweden, Germany, the United States and MENA. "
target: Goodgame Studios
Goodgame Studios is a leading free-to-play, online games development company. They operate across web and mobile platforms and cater to over 300 million registered users worldwide.
price ($mm)
$322
rev ($mm)
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announced 6/20/2017 via Company Press Release

MTGx International AB, will acquire Kongregate Inc.

synopsis: MTG is acquiring 100% of U.S. games publisher and developer Kongregate Inc. from current owner GameStop Corp. San Francisco based Kongregate was founded in 2006. Kongregate started as a browser based web gaming platform and has since expanded into publishing for both mobile and Steam games, and now into first party game development.
buyer parent: Modern Times Group MTG AB
buyer: MTGx International AB
MTGx delivers next generation entertainment experiences in esports & online gaming, & innovative content through social media influencers on multiple platforms. MTGx is the digital accelerator of MTG. Their mission is to lead the transformation from a traditional media house to a digital power hub. "
target parent: GameStop.com Inc.
target: Kongregate Inc.
Kongregate Inc. is a games publisher and developer. Kongregate started as a browser based web gaming platform and has since expanded into publishing for both mobile and Steam games, and now into first party game development.
price ($mm)
$55
rev ($mm)
$35
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
1.6x
EV / EBITDA
announced 5/30/2017 via GlobeNewswire

Stillfront Group AB, will acquire eRepublik Labs Limited

synopsis: Stillfront Group AB announced it will acquire 100% of the shares in eRepublik Labs, an award winning games studio that invents new online gaming worlds. eRepublik Labs develops and publishes the game 'eRepublik.com', a browser based free-to-play strategy game, along with several other online and mobile multiplayer games.
buyer: Stillfront Group AB (OM:SF:$595.65)
Stillfront is an independent creator, publisher and distributor of digital games – with a vision to become one of the leading indie game creators and publishers. Stillfront's games are distributed globally, with their main markets in Sweden, Germany, the United States and MENA. "
target: eRepublik Labs Limited
eRepublik Labs is an award winning games studio that invents new online game worlds. Their first game, eRepublik.com, was a pioneer in online free to play browser games, with over 7 million players since it launched in 2007.
price ($mm)
$8.39
rev ($mm)
$3
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
8.6x
EV / EBITDA

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Somoto Ltd.
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year
2016
rev ($mm)
$29.63
EBITDA ($mm)
$9.50
EBIT ($mm)
$4.95
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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)
$83,589.72
EBITDA ($mm)
$26,174.19
EBIT ($mm)
$18,482.87
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116213
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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
2021
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$12,714.77
EBITDA ($mm)
$2,858.13
EBIT ($mm)
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$2,446.53
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32064
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Ticker: SEHK:777
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
NetDragon WebSoft Inc.
NetDragon WebSoft Inc.
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year
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rev ($mm)
$615.68
EBITDA ($mm)
$29.42
EBIT ($mm)
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6446
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Ticker: KOSDAQ:A095660
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Neowiz
Neowiz
Neowiz is a South Korean online game publisher. Neowiz develops and publishes games of all styles and sizes on a variety of platforms. Their lineup includes first-person shooters, sports games, RPGs and countless other genres. Their titles include Bless Unleashed, Brown Dust, DJMAX Respect and more.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$257.19
EBITDA ($mm)
$60.45
EBIT ($mm)
$52.30
Net Income ($mm)
$39.93
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527
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Ticker: BSE:532619
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
UTV Software Communications Limited
UTV Software Communications Limited
UTV Software Communications Ltd. is a leading media and entertainment company in India reaching more than 247 million consumers with a presence in motion pictures, television and interactive media.
year
2012
rev ($mm)
$187.54
EBITDA ($mm)
$15.85
EBIT ($mm)
$14.24
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Ticker: JASDAQ:3758
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Aeria Inc.
Aeria Inc.
Aeria Inc. primarily engages in IT services and the delivery of online games. The company also provides game software development, business systems development, and data center services. In addition, it involves in temporary staffing and real estate leasing operations.
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2018
rev ($mm)
$186.90
EBITDA ($mm)
$31.84
EBIT ($mm)
$28.09
Net Income ($mm)
$22.06
Employees
347
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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.
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2013
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$51.93
EBITDA ($mm)
$10.47
EBIT ($mm)
$8.19
Net Income ($mm)
$8.17
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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.
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2013
rev ($mm)
$42.29
EBITDA ($mm)
$13.99
EBIT ($mm)
$12.76
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$15.64
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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.
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2021
rev ($mm)
$2,001.98
EBITDA ($mm)
$245.18
EBIT ($mm)
$150.44
Net Income ($mm)
$195.54
Employees
789
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KRAFTON, Inc.
KRAFTON, Inc.
KRAFTON is a South Korean game development company. KRAFTON creates games for PC and mobile devices through it's various game studios. They are best known for PUBG: BATTLEGROUNDS, a battle royal shooter. The company also develops and publishes MMORPGs and mobile games.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$1,437.15
EBITDA ($mm)
$539.02
EBIT ($mm)
$487.55
Net Income ($mm)
$396.08
Employees
1597
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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: NasdaqGS:BILI
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Bilibili Inc.
Bilibili Inc.
Bilibili represents the iconic brand of online entertainment with a mission to enrich the everyday life of young generations in China. Bilibili is a full-spectrum online entertainment world covering a wide array of genres and media formats, including videos, live broadcasting and mobile games.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$537.71
EBITDA ($mm)
($23.79)
EBIT ($mm)
($72.85)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
1903
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Ticker: TSE:3668
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Colopl Inc
Colopl Inc
Colopl is a Japanese developer that specializes in location-based mobile games. Colopl develops enjoyable games to make people's everyday lives richer. Their portfolio of mobile games include White Cat Project, Quiz RPG: The World of Mystic Wiz, Titan Slayer II, and more.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$413.05
EBITDA ($mm)
$114.18
EBIT ($mm)
$110.34
Net Income ($mm)
$73.48
Employees
1368
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Ticker: JASDAQ:2138
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Crooz
Crooz
Crooz, Inc. offers smartphone games to the Japanese and global markets, including original titles such as RAGNABREAK, The Knights of Avalon, Elemental Story, and Card King, in addition to games that make use of IP that represents Japan, such as HUNTER×HUNTER, NARUTO, and Final Fantasy.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$327.62
EBITDA ($mm)
$12.99
EBIT ($mm)
$8.30
Net Income ($mm)
$0.17
Employees
278
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