Like Nozon SPRL

closed 10/26/2016 via GlobeNewswire

Starbreeze AB, acquired Nozon SPRL

synopsis: Starbreeze, an independent creator, publisher and distributor of high quality entertainment products, announced its acquisition of Nozon, a post-production facility based in Brussels. They are specialized in high end 3D animation and visual effects for advertising, feature films, animation films and music videos.
buyer: Starbreeze AB (OM:STAR B:$29.96)
Starbreeze is an independent creator, publisher and distributor of high quality entertainment products. Starbreeze creates games by their own design and through licensed content, establishing franchises that can live and prosper outside the game itself. "
target: Nozon SPRL
NOZON is a post-production facility based in Brussels. They are specialized in high end 3D animation and visual effects for advertising, feature films, animation films and music videos.
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closed 10/13/2020 via PR Newswire

Formosa Group, acquired Clatter & Din

synopsis: Formosa Group has acquired Clatter & Din, the leading post-production studio in the greater Pacific Northwest. They offer services in voice over recording, sound design, motion graphics, color grading, and more.
buyer: Formosa Group
Formosa Group is a full service post-production sound company comprised of award-winning talent. They have five unique divisions – Features, Broadcast, Music, Interactive and Commercials – and eight locations. "
target: Clatter & Din
Clatter & Din is the leading post-production studio in the greater Pacific Northwest. They offer services in voice over recording, sound design, motion graphics, color grading, and more.
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closed 9/17/2020 via BNC Analysis

Gameloft, acquired The Other Guys

synopsis: Games developer and publisher Gameloft has acquired Journeys creator The Other Guys. Founded in 2020, The Other Guys specializes in interactive storytelling, as it has not only created its Journeys platform – which features 23 series – but it also developed the interactive series app, Linda Brown.
buyer parent: Vivendi SA
buyer: Gameloft (ENXTPA:GFT:$268.27)
Gameloft is a French video game publisher based in Paris, founded in December 1999 by Ubisoft co-founder Michel Guillemot. The company operates 19 development studios worldwide, and publishes games with a special focus on the mobile games market. "
target: The Other Guys
Founded in 2020, The Other Guys specializes in interactive storytelling, as it has not only created its Journeys platform – which features 23 series – but it also developed the interactive series app, Linda Brown.
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closed 9/8/2020 via GlobeNewswire

Rodeo FX, acquired BLVD-MTL

synopsis: Montréal’s independent visual effects powerhouse Rodeo FX has acquired BLVD-MTL, a Montréal-based creative studio that brings innovative content and interactive experiences to life. In addition to producing high-end content for the ad industry, sports teams and artists, it has the unique capacity to oversee all post-production aspects in-house.
buyer: Rodeo FX
Rodeo FX is a full-service, award-winning visual effects studio with teams in Montreal, Quebec City, Los Angeles, and Munich. They work on acclaimed films, groundbreaking series and unforgettable ads. "
target: BLVD-MTL
BLVD-MTL is an independent, Montréal-based creative studio that brings innovative content and interactive experiences to life. In addition to producing high-end content for the ad industry, museums, sports teams and artists, it has the unique capacity to oversee all post-production aspects in-house.
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closed 8/13/2020 via BusinessWire

Accenture, acquired CreativeDrive

synopsis: Accenture, a global professional services company, has acquired CreativeDrive, a global, tech-driven content production company that simplifies, automates and scales the creative asset production process.
buyer: Accenture (ACN:$44,327.04)
Accenture is a global professional services company, providing a range of services and solutions in strategy, consulting, digital, technology & operations. Accenture works at the intersection of business and technology to help clients improve their performance & create value for their stakeholders. "
target parent: Bertram Capital Management LLC
target: CreativeDrive
CreativeDrive is a global, independent creative and content creation company offering one of the largest studio networks with an interconnected team of dedicated creative directors, photographers, artists, motion graphic designers, engineers and specialists.
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closed 11/20/2019 via BNC Analysis

TransPerfect Translations International, Inc., acquired Chulengo

synopsis: TransPerfect, the world’s largest provider of language and technology solutions for global business, has acquired Chulengo, an Argentina-based localization and post-production company. They have been working in the industry for more than six years now, for clients from all over the world.
buyer: TransPerfect Translations International, Inc.
TransPerfect is the world’s largest provider of language and technology solutions for global business. From offices in over 90 cities on six continents, TransPerfect offers a full range of services in 170+ languages to clients worldwide. "
target: Chulengo
Chulengo is an Argentina-based localization and post-production company. They have been working in the industry for more than six years now, for clients from all over the world.
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closed 11/15/2019 via BusinessWire

TransPerfect Translations International, Inc., acquired Scheune München

synopsis: TransPerfect, the world’s largest provider of language and technology solutions for global business, announced the acquisition of Scheune München Mediaproduction GmbH, a video production and recording studio based in Munich. Scheune München provides audio and video post-production services for the media and entertainment industry.
buyer: TransPerfect Translations International, Inc.
TransPerfect is the world’s largest provider of language and technology solutions for global business. From offices in over 90 cities on six continents, TransPerfect offers a full range of services in 170+ languages to clients worldwide. "
target: Scheune München
Scheune München Mediaproduction GmbH is a video production and recording studio based in Munich. Scheune München provides audio and video post-production services for the media and entertainment industry.
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closed 10/18/2019 via BusinessWire

TransPerfect Translations International, Inc., acquired Lylo Media Group

synopsis: TransPerfect, the world’s largest provider of language and technology solutions for global business, announced the acquisition of Lylo Media Group, a multinational provider of dubbing, voiceover, subtitling, audio description, and hard-of-hearing services.
buyer: TransPerfect Translations International, Inc.
TransPerfect is the world’s largest provider of language and technology solutions for global business. From offices in over 90 cities on six continents, TransPerfect offers a full range of services in 170+ languages to clients worldwide. "
target: Lylo Media Group
Lylo specializes in full localisation services including Dubbing, Subtitling and Audio Services for international Broadcast Television, Streaming OTT and Theatrical content. Clients include the major US studios, OTT providers and International broadcast content owners.
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closed 8/21/2019 via BNC Analysis

Big Machine Design, LLC merged with Roger,

synopsis: Roger, a creative agency that aims to set a new benchmark for multidisciplinary creative studios, has merged with Big Machine Design, a full-service production company that specializes in VFX and Design & Animation with the experience needed to navigate the most challenging multi-stakeholder projects.
buyer: Roger
Roger is a creative agency. With expanded creative firepower, Roger aims to set a new benchmark for multidisciplinary creative studios, offering the best in talent and resources for projects that require branding, design, animation, VFX, VR/AR, live-action, and content development. "
target: Big Machine Design, LLC
Big Machine Design is a full-service production company that specializes in VFX and Design & Animation with the experience needed to navigate the most challenging multi-stakeholder projects. In addition to television spots, BIG MACHINE can also deliver customized versions for social media.
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closed 6/26/2019 via BNC Analysis

Novum Capital Beratungsgesellschaft mbH, acquired MMC Studios

synopsis: Germany’s MMC Studios, which has hosted such recent international productions as Joseph Gordon-Levitt thriller “7500” and Marco Bellocchio’s Cannes competition film “The Traitor,” is changing hands. Frankfurt-based investment company Novum Capital has acquired the facility in Cologne, one of Germany’s biggest film and TV studios.
buyer: Novum Capital Beratungsgesellschaft mbH
Novum Capital is an independent and owner-operated investment firm with offices in London and Frankfurt. Their partners have wide-ranging experience in the Private Equity and Mezzanine industry and have founded Novum Capital to invest in European mid-sized companies and support them with capital. "
target parent: DUBAG
target: MMC Studios
MMC Studios is one of Europe’s largest and most advanced TV and film studio operators. MMC offers state-of-the art production and post-production facilities, an excellent art department, TV studios and stages of any size, and production offices for temporary and permanent use
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closed 5/29/2019 via BNC Analysis

Toonz Media Group, acquired Telegael

synopsis: India-based prduction company, Toonz Media Group, has announced the acquisition of a majority stake in Ireland’s full-service Emmy-winning production house Telegael, adding additional pre and post-production facilities and a large live-action studio to its entertainment business. Telegael develops and co-produces animated and live-action content.
buyer: Toonz Media Group
Toonz Media Group is the global leader in creating top class entertainment content on various media and consumer platforms for kids and families across the world. Toonz specialises in content creation, production, distribution, digital media exploitation, licensing & merchandising, gaming, and more."
target: Telegael
Telegael develops and co-produces animated and live-action content for a range of international partners and broadcasters. Telegael has produced more than 1,000 hours of television, which have been distributed to over 150 territories and translated into over 50 languages.
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closed 3/28/2019 via BNC Analysis

Fulwell 73, acquired Creativity Media

synopsis: Fulwell 73 an independent film and TV production company in the UK, has acquired Creativity Media, a post-production company in London. Creativity Media provides full, managed end-to-end post-production services to help filmmakers tell extraordinary stories. Creativity Media has provided post services to over 90 films and television shows.
buyer: Fulwell 73
Fulwell 73 is an independent film and TV production company in the UK. Fulwell 73 produces many top-quality films and TV programs across different genres. Their portfolio of films and TV programs include The Class of 92, I Am Bolt, The Late Late Show with James Corden, Drop The Mic, and more. "
target: Creativity Media
Creativity Media is a post-production company in London. Creativity Media provides full, managed end-to-end post-production services to help filmmakers tell extraordinary stories. Creativity Media has provided post services to over 90 films and television shows.
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closed 9/11/2018 via BusinessWire

REAL by FAKE, acquired Local Hero

synopsis: Montréal-based REAL by FAKE, a Cinematic Production and Post-Production Company, has acquired Local Hero, a next-generation post production facility specializing in DI (Digital Intermediate) color correction for digital cinema.
buyer: REAL by FAKE
With studios and teams in Montréal and Los Angeles, REAL by FAKE ™ is a Cinematic Production and Post-Production Company of cutting-edge digital visual effects for High-End Films and TV Series. "
target: Local Hero
Local Hero is a next-generation post production facility specializing in DI (Digital Intermediate) color correction for digital cinema. They are a creative boutique for filmmakers to take their project from the camera data out to screen in a high quality and professional environment.
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closed 7/18/2018 via BNC Analysis

Tom Geiser and Stephen Capranica, acquired Pickett Productions

synopsis: Pickett Productions, one of the nation's oldest animation studios, announced that they have been purchased by Tom Geiser and Stephen Capranica. Geiser will serve as President of Pickett Productions and be responsible for the day-to-day actives of the company, while Capranica will focus on the transition and positioning for the new acquisition.
buyer: Tom Geiser and Stephen Capranica
Tom Geiser is a marketing communications and digital marketing consultant. Stephen Capranica is an investor and the CEO or Capranica Industries. Both are based in St. Louis, MO. "
target: Pickett Productions
Pickett Productions is one of the nation's oldest animation studios. Pickett Productions specializes in animation and 3D modeling, as well as all video-related services. Some of those services include: computer art and animation, video production, post production and digital content creation.
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closed 7/4/2018 via BNC Analysis

Fennel Media, acquired Fennel Media

synopsis: Fennel Media rebrands to Urbane Media following buyout. Urbane Media specialises in video production, aerial photography/videography and animation services. Its new owners are creative directors Kevin Stride and Richard Baron, operations manager Jo McIntosh and production co-ordinator Mark Mathers.
buyer: Fennel Media
Fennel Media provides full video production, UAV survey and inspection, photography, audio visual rental and installation, animation and 3D modelling – all of which are bespoke and tailored to suit individual clients’ needs. "
target: Fennel Media
Fennel Media provides full video production, UAV survey and inspection, photography, audio visual rental and installation, animation and 3D modelling – all of which are bespoke and tailored to suit individual clients’ needs.
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announced 5/16/2018 via BNC Analysis

Mediapro Group, will acquire VPK PRO

synopsis: MEDIAPRO, a leading group in the European audiovisual sector, is to acquire VPK PRO, the largest producer of independent television in Slovenia. VPK PRO is specialized in the production and transmission of events as well as in the creation of television programs and has an outstanding presence in Eastern Europe.
buyer: Mediapro Group
MEDIAPRO is a leading group in the European audiovisual sector, unique in content integration, production and audiovisual distribution. It provides the creativity and technical solutions necessary to design, produce and distribute any audiovisual or multi-channel project. "
target: VPK PRO
VPK PRO is the largest producer of independent television in Slovenia. VPK PRO is specialized in the production and transmission of events as well as in the creation of television programs and has an outstanding presence in Eastern Europe, located in Serbia (Belgrade) and Croatia (Zagreb).
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closed 3/1/2018 via BusinessWire

Park Group merged with Studio Squared,

synopsis: Film and video production firm Park Group and the content specialists from Studio Squared (S2) have merged as Tilt Creative + Production, a fully integrated creative and production firm formed to assist national and local clients with creation of traditional and digital video content.
buyer: Studio Squared
Studio Squared is a content agency with top creative talent built to move at the speed and scale of retail. They began by launching a digital network that has grown from 350 to 3,500 stores. "
target: Park Group
Founded in 1986 to offer a full range of video and television production and post-production services, Park Group has been generating solid, creative solutions for 25 years.
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closed 1/17/2018 via BNC Analysis

Industrial Color Brands, acquired Click3X

synopsis: Industrial Color Studios has acquired Click3X, the pioneering film, video and post production studio founded in 1993 by Peter Corbett and known for its industry expertise spanning such areas as VR, AR, CGI and live streaming.
buyer parent: Frontenac Company LLC
buyer: Industrial Color Brands
Industrial Color Brands partners with top brands, agencies, and creative professionals, providing a full range of essential production services. They led the industry through a culture of innovation, bringing state-of-the-art digital production and post-production solutions to their clients. "
target: Click3X
Click3X is a pioneering film, video and post production studio founded in 1993 by Peter Corbett and known for its industry expertise spanning such areas as VR, AR, CGI and live streaming.
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closed 2/19/2018 via BusinessWire

Accenture Interactive, acquired Mackevision

synopsis: Accenture has completed the acquisition of Germany-based Mackevision, a global producer of 3D-enabled and immersive product content. The acquisition will add visualization capabilities to Accenture Interactive’s digital services portfolio – strengthening its ability to create customer experiences & industrial, extended reality applications.
buyer parent: Accenture
buyer: Accenture Interactive
Accenture Interactive helps the world’s leading brands transform their customer experiences across the entire customer journey. Through their connected offerings in design, marketing, content and commerce, they create new ways to win in today’s experience-led economy. "
target: Mackevision
Mackevision is a global market leader in Computer Generated Imagery (CGI). They design and produce high-end 3D visualizations, animations and visual effects (VFX) for images, films and interactive applications. In addition they develop technological solutions for generating images.
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closed 12/5/2017 via GlobeNewswire

Funko, Inc., acquired A Large Evil Corporation

synopsis: Funko, Inc. has closed the acquisition of A Large Evil Corporation (Evil Corp), an award winning animation production company. Based in the UK, Evil Corp produces work of the highest caliber; whether it’s CG, mixed-media or motion graphics they make sure that every project packs in as much character, charm and humor as possible.
buyer: Funko, Inc. (FNKO:$686.07)
Funko is a pop culture products company. Funko designs, sources and distributes licensed pop culture products across multiple categories, including vinyl figures, action toys, plush, apparel, housewares and accessories for consumers who seek to connect with their favorite pop culture brands. "
target: A Large Evil Corporation
A Large Evil Corporation is an award winning animation production company. Based in the UK, Evil Corp produces work of the highest caliber; whether it’s CG, mixed-media or motion graphics they make sure that every project packs in as much character, charm and humor as possible.
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closed 10/26/2016 via GlobeNewswire

Starbreeze AB, acquired Nozon SPRL

synopsis: Starbreeze, an independent creator, publisher and distributor of high quality entertainment products, announced its acquisition of Nozon, a post-production facility based in Brussels. They are specialized in high end 3D animation and visual effects for advertising, feature films, animation films and music videos.
buyer: Starbreeze AB (OM:STAR B:$29.96)
Starbreeze is an independent creator, publisher and distributor of high quality entertainment products. Starbreeze creates games by their own design and through licensed content, establishing franchises that can live and prosper outside the game itself. "
target: Nozon SPRL
NOZON is a post-production facility based in Brussels. They are specialized in high end 3D animation and visual effects for advertising, feature films, animation films and music videos.
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closed 5/13/2019 via gamesindustry.biz

Rockstar Games, acquired Dhruva Interactive

synopsis: Rockstar Games, an American video game publisher, has acquired a 91.82% stake in Dhruva Interactive from Starbreeze, a Swedish creator, publisher and distributor of high quality entertainment products. Dhruva is India's leading game developer, providing art production services to the global games industry.
buyer parent: Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc.
buyer: Rockstar Games
Rockstar Games is an American video game publisher that creates innovative and progressive interactive entertainment. Rockstar Games has created and published some of the most popular and critically-acclaimed games in the world, including franchises such as Grand Theft Auto, Max Payne, and Red Dead."
target parent: Starbreeze AB
target: Dhruva Interactive
Founded in 1997, Dhruva is India's leading game developer, providing art production services to the global games industry. Dhruva's core business is providing game content creation services across various platforms and genres. Dhruva also has a game development team focused on serious gaming.
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announced 12/16/2016 via Company Press Release

Starbreeze AB, will acquire Dhruva Interactive

synopsis: Starbreeze AB, an independent creator, publisher and distributor of high quality entertainment products, has agreed to acquire 90.5% of the shares in the Indian art production company Dhruva Interactive. Dhruva is India’s leading game developer with over 320 employees, providing art production services to the global games industry.
buyer: Starbreeze AB (OM:STAR B:$29.96)
Starbreeze is an independent creator, publisher and distributor of high quality entertainment products. With studios in Stockholm, Paris and Los Angeles, the company creates games and other virtual reality entertainment products, based on proprietary design and licensed content. "
target: Dhruva Interactive
Founded in 1997, Dhruva is India's leading game developer, providing art production services to the global games industry. Dhruva's core business is providing game content creation services across various platforms and genres. Dhruva also has a game development team focused on serious gaming.
price ($mm)
$8.50*
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closed 10/26/2016 via GlobeNewswire

Starbreeze AB, acquired Nozon SPRL

synopsis: Starbreeze, an independent creator, publisher and distributor of high quality entertainment products, announced its acquisition of Nozon, a post-production facility based in Brussels. They are specialized in high end 3D animation and visual effects for advertising, feature films, animation films and music videos.
buyer: Starbreeze AB (OM:STAR B:$29.96)
Starbreeze is an independent creator, publisher and distributor of high quality entertainment products. Starbreeze creates games by their own design and through licensed content, establishing franchises that can live and prosper outside the game itself. "
target: Nozon SPRL
NOZON is a post-production facility based in Brussels. They are specialized in high end 3D animation and visual effects for advertising, feature films, animation films and music videos.
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$7.79
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closed 5/30/2016 via Company Press Release

Starbreeze AB, purchased Payday Franchise from 505 Games

synopsis: Starbreeze AB, an independent creator, publisher and distributor of high quality entertainment products, announced its agreement with 505 Games to acquire the full rights to the PAYDAY-franchise. Payday is a cooperative first-person shooter video game published by 505 Games.
buyer: Starbreeze AB (OM:STAR B:$29.96)
Starbreeze is an independent creator, publisher and distributor of high quality entertainment products. Starbreeze creates games by their own design and through licensed content, establishing franchises that can live and prosper outside the game itself. "
seller: 505 Games
Payday is a downloadable cooperative first-person shooter video game. 505 Games is a global video game publisher focused on offering quality titles for players of all ages. The company publishes games on leading console, PC, mobile, and social platforms.
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closed 7/1/2015 via Company Press Release

Starbreeze AB, acquired Payday Productions LLC

synopsis: Starbreeze AB, an independent creator, publisher and distributor of high quality entertainment products, announced its acquisition of the majority interest in US company Payday Productions LLC, a movie SPV company in Nevada.
buyer: Starbreeze AB (OM:STAR B:$29.96)
Starbreeze is an independent creator, publisher and distributor of high quality entertainment products. Starbreeze creates games by their own design and through licensed content, establishing franchises that can live and prosper outside the game itself. "
target: Payday Productions LLC
Payday Productions LLC is a movie SPV company in Nevada. Payday Productions owns the license for a feature film of Payday: The Heist, a cooperative first-person shooter computer and video game franchise with more than 9 million players on PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.
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closed 6/15/2015 via Company Press Release

Starbreeze AB, acquired Orange Grove Media, LLC

synopsis: Starbreeze AB, an independent creator, publisher and distributor of high quality entertainment products, staffs up its Los Angeles Studio with a team of 20 highly skilled developers, through the acquisition of Orange Grove Media. The acquisition also contains an all new IP titled The Hunt – Assault on Mythos, a 4-player co-op action FPS.
buyer: Starbreeze AB (OM:STAR B:$29.96)
Starbreeze is an independent creator, publisher and distributor of high quality entertainment products, headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden. Starbreeze's most recent products include PAYDAY 2, and adrenaline fuelled bank robbing co-op game and the critically acclaimed Brothers - A Tale of Two Sons. "
target: Orange Grove Media, LLC
Orange Grove Media is a Los Angeles based video game developer with a speciality in FPS (first-person shooter) games.
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closed 10/26/2016 via GlobeNewswire

Starbreeze AB, acquired Nozon SPRL

synopsis: Starbreeze, an independent creator, publisher and distributor of high quality entertainment products, announced its acquisition of Nozon, a post-production facility based in Brussels. They are specialized in high end 3D animation and visual effects for advertising, feature films, animation films and music videos.
buyer: Starbreeze AB (OM:STAR B:$29.96)
Starbreeze is an independent creator, publisher and distributor of high quality entertainment products. Starbreeze creates games by their own design and through licensed content, establishing franchises that can live and prosper outside the game itself. "
target: Nozon SPRL
NOZON is a post-production facility based in Brussels. They are specialized in high end 3D animation and visual effects for advertising, feature films, animation films and music videos.
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announced 11/18/2020 via BNC Analysis

Saber Interactive, will acquire Nimble Giant Entertainment

synopsis: Embracer Group AB, through its wholly owned subsidiary Saber Interactive, has entered into an agreement to acquire 100 percent of the shares in Argentina-based Nimble Giant Entertainment ("NGE"). NGE is the leading Latin American PC and console game developer with a reputable team of 75 people.
buyer parent: Embracer Group
buyer: Saber Interactive
Saber Interactive is an independent developer of interactive games and entertainment. Founded in 2001, Saber has grown into one of the largest and longest-standing developers of interactive games in Russia/Eastern Europe and one of the few remaining independent game studios producing AAA content. "
target: Nimble Giant Entertainment
Argentina-based Nimble Giant Entertainment ("NGE") is the leading Latin American PC and console game developer with a reputable team of 75 people. NGE has produced more than 30 titles and owns IP games, with two of the most important titles being Champions of Regnum and Quantum League.
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announced 11/18/2020 via PR Newswire

Saber Interactive, will acquire Zen Studios

synopsis: Saber Interactive, an independent developer of interactive games and entertainment, will acquire Zen Studios, an independent video game developer and publisher in Hungary. Zen Studios is best known for their Pinball FX and Zen Pinball franchises and has collaborated with entertainment studios to develop virtual pinball tables based on pop culture.
buyer parent: Embracer Group
buyer: Saber Interactive
Saber Interactive is an independent developer of interactive games and entertainment. Founded in 2001, Saber has grown into one of the largest and longest-standing developers of interactive games in Russia/Eastern Europe and one of the few remaining independent game studios producing AAA content. "
target: Zen Studios
Zen Studios is an independent video game developer and publisher in Hungary. Zen Studios is best known for their Pinball FX and Zen Pinball franchises. The studio has collaborated with entertainment studios to develop virtual pinball tables based on pop culture films, characters and themes.
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closed 11/18/2020 via Company Press Release

Saber Interactive, acquired 34BigThings srl

synopsis: Embracer Group AB, through its wholly owned subsidiary Saber Interactive, has entered into an agreement to acquire 100 percent of the shares in 34BigThings (“34BT”). 34BT is a game developer of premium games across PC, console and mobile devices. 34BT is renowned as the studio behind Redout, a futuristic racing game.
buyer parent: Embracer Group
buyer: Saber Interactive
Saber Interactive is an independent developer of interactive games and entertainment. Founded in 2001, Saber has grown into one of the largest and longest-standing developers of interactive games in Russia/Eastern Europe and one of the few remaining independent game studios producing AAA content. "
target: 34BigThings srl
34BigThings, founded in 2013, is a developer of premium games for PC, console and mobile devices that has released 10 high-quality games including Super Inefficient Golf, Hyperdrive Massacre and multiple Redout titles, among others, 2019's Apple Arcade sensation Redout: Space Assault.
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closed 11/18/2020 via BNC Analysis

THQ Nordic AB, acquired Purple Lamp Studios GmbH

synopsis: Austrian video game publisher THQ Nordic has announced that they have fully-acquired Viennese game developer Purple Lamp Studios and its veteran team of developers. Purple Lamp’s portfolio includes several licensed titles such as Sea of Thieves, The Guild 3, and SpongeBob Squarepants: Battle for Bikini Bottom – Rehydrated.
buyer parent: Embracer Group
buyer: THQ Nordic AB (OM:THQN B:$596.89)
Austria-based THQ Nordic acquires, develops and publishes PC and console games for the global games market. The company is a major player within game and partner publishing with an extensive catalogue of over 100 owned franchises, such as Saints Row, Dead Island, and Darksiders amongst others. "
target: Purple Lamp Studios GmbH
Purple Lamp Studios is a Viennese game developer whose portfolio includes several licensed titles such as Sea of Thieves, The Guild 3, and SpongeBob Squarepants: Battle for Bikini Bottom – Rehydrated.
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closed 10/22/2020 via GlobeNewswire

Nacon, acquired Lunar Great Wall Studios

synopsis: Nacon announced that it now owns 53% of the capital of Lunar Great Wall Studios Srl, better known under its 'RaceWard Studio' commercial label. The studio is in charge of the development of the game RiMS Racing for the Nacon Group, a realistic and ambitious motorbike racing simulation, introducing many new game mechanics for the genre.
buyer: Nacon (ENXTPA:BIG:$152.46)
Nacon, formerly Bigben Interactive SA is a French video game company based in Lesquin. Established in 1981, the company designs and distributes accessories for video game consoles, and publishes and distributes video games for various platforms. "
target: Lunar Great Wall Studios
Lunar Great Wall Studios Srl, better known under its 'RaceWard Studio' commercial label, is in charge of the development of the game RiMS Racing for the Nacon Group, a realistic and ambitious motorbike racing simulation, introducing many new game mechanics for the genre.
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closed 10/14/2020 via BusinessWire

Rockstar Games, acquired Ruffian Games

synopsis: Rockstar Games, an American video game publisher that creates innovative and progressive interactive entertainment, has acquired Ruffian Games, a video game developer based in Dundee, Scotland. Founded in April 2008 by Gary Liddon, Billy Thomson and Gareth Noyce, the company is best known for developing Crackdown 2, released in 2010.
buyer parent: Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc.
buyer: Rockstar Games
Rockstar Games is an American video game publisher that creates innovative and progressive interactive entertainment. Rockstar Games has created and published some of the most popular and critically-acclaimed games in the world, including franchises such as Grand Theft Auto, Max Payne, and Red Dead."
target: Ruffian Games
Ruffian Games is a video game developer based in Dundee, Scotland. Founded in April 2008 by Gary Liddon, Billy Thomson and Gareth Noyce, the company is best known for developing Crackdown 2, released in 2010.
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closed 10/7/2020 via gamesindustry.biz

Thunderful, acquired Coatsink

synopsis: Thunderful Group, a Swedish games publisher, has acquired Coatsink Software, an independent video game developer and publisher in the UK. Coatsink develops games for consoles, PC and VR platforms. Their growing catalog of games cover an array of genres, including puzzle, platformers, RPG and FPS. Their titles include PHOGS!, Onward, and more.
buyer: Thunderful
Based in Sweden, Thunderful AB was founded as a parent company to Gothenburg, Sweden-based game development studios Image & Form International AB and Zoink AB, two of the most successful veterans in the Swedish gaming industry. Thunderful is a veritable video-gaming powerhouse on all platforms. "
target: Coatsink
Coatsink is an independent video game developer and publisher in the UK. Coatsink develops games for consoles, PC and VR platforms. Their growing catalog of games cover an array of genres, including puzzle, platformers, RPG and FPS. Their titles include Jurassic World Aftermath, Onward, and more.
price ($mm)
$29
rev ($mm)
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announced 9/30/2020 via Company Press Release

Sumo Digital Ltd., will acquire Pipeworks Inc.

synopsis: UK-based Sumo Group has agreed to acquire Pipeworks, Inc., an innovative and highly-experienced full and co-development studio. The acquisition gives Sumo a significant and well-established presence on the West Coast to expand in the US market and brings an abundance of valuable experience to the Group.
buyer: Sumo Digital Ltd. (AIM:SUMO:$70.65)
Sumo is an award-winning game developer headquartered in Sheffield, with eight UK studios and one studio in India. Sumo is recognised for its versatility, proprietary technology, and creativity across a portfolio of games featuring titles for major publishers, including Microsoft, Sony, Sega and 2K."
target parent: Northern Pacific Group
target: Pipeworks Inc.
Pipeworks Studios is a highly versatile and respected developer of distinctive games and interactive software. Pipeworks creates popular, innovative, and unique games that harness the creative spark of its teams and embrace the power of its players and community.
price ($mm)
$60
rev ($mm)
$19
EBITDA ($mm)
$4
EV / rev
5.2x
EV / EBITDA
23.8x
closed 9/25/2020 via BNC Analysis

4D Factory, acquired Neon Media IO

synopsis: Media technology holding company 4D Factory has acquired a majority of Neon Media, an early-stage game and transmedia startup that was originally spun out of HBO's interactive division. The company was incorporated in 2020 and is based in Seattle, Washington.
buyer: 4D Factory
4D is a holding company formed to leverage the opportunities arising in this era of tech-driven media transformation, acquiring platforms & applications developed from their global sources of deal flow and IP. "
target: Neon Media IO
Neon Media is an early-stage game and transmedia startup that was originally spun out of HBO's interactive division. The company was incorporated in 2020 and is based in Seattle, Washington.
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announced 9/21/2020 via Company Press Release

Microsoft Corporation, will acquire ZeniMax Media, Inc.

synopsis: Microsoft, a leading software corporation, will acquire ZeniMax Media, a worldwide publisher of interactive entertainment. ZeniMax creates and publishes original interactive entertainment content for consoles, the PC, and mobile devices. Their titles include major franchises such as The Elder Scrolls, Fallout, DOOM, RAGE, Wolfenstein, and more.
buyer: Microsoft Corporation (MSFT:$143,015.00)
Microsoft is the leading software corporation that develops, manufactures, licenses, supports, and sells a range of software products and services. They offer Business Software, Design Tools, Developer Tools, Home & Educational Software, Tablets, Search, Advertising, Cloud Computing and more. "
target: ZeniMax Media, Inc.
ZeniMax Media is a video game publisher which has assembled a strong creative team of world-class game developers, graphic artists, designers and programmers to create and sell premium video game titles to a growing worldwide market. Their titles include Fallout, DOOM, The Elder Scrolls, and RAGE.
price ($mm)
$7,500
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
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EV / EBITDA
closed 9/18/2020 via gamesindustry.biz

Bandai Namco Entertainment Inc., acquired Reflector Entertainment

synopsis: Bandai Namco Entertainment, a Japanese multinational video game developer and publisher, has acquired Reflector Entertainment, a transmedia company in Canada. Reflector creates universes that tell stories across multiple platforms. Their first product, Unknown 9, is a paranormal mystery that unfolds across novels, comics, podcasts and video games.
buyer parent: BANDAI NAMCO Holdings, Inc.
buyer: Bandai Namco Entertainment Inc.
Bandai Namco Entertainment is a Japanese multinational video game developer and publisher. Bandai Namco publishes and develops games for all major video game consoles, iOS, Android, and online platforms. Their top video game franchises include PAC-MAN, Tekken, Galaga, Ace Combat, and more. "
target: Reflector Entertainment
Reflector Entertainment is a transmedia company in Canada. Reflector creates expanding universes that tell stories across multiple platforms. Their first product, Unknown 9, is a paranormal mystery that unfolds across a wide variety of platforms, including novels, comics, podcasts and video games.
price ($mm)
$11
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
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closed 9/18/2020 via BNC Analysis

Keywords Studios, acquired Heavy Iron Studios

synopsis: Services and software giant Keywords has acquired Heavy Iron Studios, an American video game developer based in Los Angeles, California. Founded back in 1999, the studio has worked on titles including the recently-launched Marvel's Avengers from Square Enix, Activision's Call of Duty and Disney Infinity.
buyer: Keywords Studios (AIM:KWS:$406.90)
Ireland’s Keywords Studios is an international technical services provider to the global video games industry. It provides integrated art creation, software engineering, testing, localization, audio and customer care services to a blue-chip client base. "
target: Heavy Iron Studios
Heavy Iron Studios is an American video game developer based in Los Angeles, California. Founded back in 1999, the studio has worked on titles including the recently-launched Marvel's Avengers from Square Enix, Activision's Call of Duty and Disney Infinity.
price ($mm)
$4.50
rev ($mm)
$5
EBITDA ($mm)
$1
EV / rev
2.5x
EV / EBITDA
13.3x
announced 9/17/2020 via Company Press Release

Koch Media, will acquire Vertigo Games

synopsis: Koch Media is to acquire 100 percent of the shares of Dutch-based Vertigo Games, a multiplatform VR entertainment company group with offices in Rotterdam and Los Angeles. Vertigo Games focuses on development (Vertigo Studios) and publishing, both for home entertainment (Vertigo Publishing) as well as location-based-entertainment (Vertigo Arcades).
buyer parent: Embracer Group
buyer: Koch Media
Austria-based Koch Media is a leading, independent producer and marketer of digital entertainment products and accessories. Its business areas include distribution of media products, including movies, video games and software products, and games publishing under the Deep Silver label. "
target: Vertigo Games
Vertigo Games is a multiplatform VR entertainment company group with offices in Rotterdam and Los Angeles. Vertigo Games focuses on development (Vertigo Studios) and publishing, both for home entertainment (Vertigo Publishing) as well as location-based-entertainment (Vertigo Arcades).
price ($mm)[EV]
$59 [$53]
rev ($mm)
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announced 8/28/2020 via Company Press Release

Media and Games Invest plc, will acquire freenet digital GmbH

synopsis: Media and Games Invest plc agreed to acquire freenet digital GmbH, a subsidiary of freenet AG. Freenet digital is a leading global provider of next generation entertainment content and services for the digital consumer and known for developing exciting new products and services that deliver a seamless experience via web or wireless connection.
buyer: Media and Games Invest plc (XTRA:BCK:$151.12)
Media and Games Invest plc (MGI) is a German strategic investment-holding, that focuses on a buy, build, and sell strategy of fast-growing companies. The MGI portfolio companies are growing via acquisitions plus organic growth and new technologies. "
target parent: Freenet AG
target: freenet digital GmbH
Founded in 2000, freenet digital is a leading global provider of next generation entertainment content and services for the digital consumer and known for developing exciting new products and services that deliver a seamless experience via web or wireless connection.
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announced 8/27/2020 via BNC Analysis

Enad Global 7 AB, will acquire Big Blue Bubble Inc

synopsis: Enad Global 7 AB has entered into an agreement to acquire 100 percent of Big Blue Bubble. Big Blue Bubble is a gaming industry mainstay that has released more than 100 titles; its own IP as well as in partnership with world-class brands such as Disney, DreamWorks, Scholastic, and Nickelodeon.
buyer: Enad Global 7 AB (OM:EG7:$53.56)
EG7 (Enad Global 7) is a family of companies within the gaming industry that develops, markets, publishes and distributes PC, console and mobile games to the global gaming market. The company employs 100+ game developers and develops its own original IP:s. "
target: Big Blue Bubble Inc
Big Blue Bubble is a gaming industry mainstay that has released more than 100 titles; its own IP as well as in partnership with world-class brands such as Disney, DreamWorks, Scholastic, and Nickelodeon. My Singing Monsters is one of the studio’s award-winning free-to-play (F2P) game franchises.
price ($mm)
$12
rev ($mm)
$9
EBITDA ($mm)
$3
EV / rev
6.3x
EV / EBITDA
21.7x
closed 8/14/2020 via BNC Analysis

Amplifier Game Invest, acquired Rare Earth Games GmbH

synopsis: Embracer Group has acquired Rare Earth Games through its Amplifier Game Invest label. Rare Earth Games is a development studio focused on action-packed multiplayer game titles for PC, Consoles and Cloud services. They are based in Austria.
buyer parent: Embracer Group
buyer: Amplifier Game Invest
Amplifier Game Invest seeks out and invests internationally in the most talented game teams and game studios in the business. The goal is to, by contributing game development experience and expertise, build long term success for the companies, and better, more successful games. "
target: Rare Earth Games GmbH
Rare Earth Games is a development studio focused on action-packed multiplayer game titles for PC, Consoles and Cloud services. They are based in Austria.
price ($mm)
$1.31
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 8/14/2020 via BNC Analysis

Amplifier Game Invest, acquired Vermila Studios

synopsis: Embracer Group has acquired Vermila Studios through its Amplifier Game Invest label. Vermila Studios is a game development studio currently working on their first production, Crisol: Theater of Idols, a first-person horror adventure.
buyer parent: Embracer Group
buyer: Amplifier Game Invest
Amplifier Game Invest seeks out and invests internationally in the most talented game teams and game studios in the business. The goal is to, by contributing game development experience and expertise, build long term success for the companies, and better, more successful games. "
target: Vermila Studios
Vermila Studios is a game development studio currently working on their first production, Crisol: Theater of Idols. The game is a first-person horror adventure set in the town of Tormentosa, a Hispanian village with an ancient past, with captivating visuals based on warm Spanish red and gold colors.
price ($mm)
$1.06
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 8/14/2020 via BNC Analysis

Amplifier Game Invest, acquired Palindrome Interactive

synopsis: Embracer Group has acquired Palindrome Interactive through its Amplifier Game Invest label. Palindrome Interactive is a game development company based in Skövde, Sweden. Their first game, Immortal Realms: Vampire Wars, is an engaging strategy game set in a dark vampire world in turmoil.
buyer parent: Embracer Group
buyer: Amplifier Game Invest
Amplifier Game Invest seeks out and invests internationally in the most talented game teams and game studios in the business. The goal is to, by contributing game development experience and expertise, build long term success for the companies, and better, more successful games. "
target: Palindrome Interactive
Palindrome Interactive is a game development company based in Skövde, Sweden. Their first game, Immortal Realms: Vampire Wars, is an engaging strategy game set in a dark vampire world in turmoil.
price ($mm)
$2.46*
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 8/14/2020 via BNC Analysis

THQ Nordic AB, acquired Pow Wow Entertainment

synopsis: Embracer Group has acquired Pow Wow Entertainment through THQ Nordic. Pow Wow Entertainment is an independent game development studio in Vienna. They are a team of experienced artists, designers, engineers and product designers and together they are crafting original game brands for PC and console.
buyer parent: Embracer Group
buyer: THQ Nordic AB (OM:THQN B:$596.89)
Austria-based THQ Nordic acquires, develops and publishes PC and console games for the global games market. The company is a major player within game and partner publishing with an extensive catalogue of over 100 owned franchises, such as Saints Row, Dead Island, and Darksiders amongst others. "
target: Pow Wow Entertainment
Pow Wow Entertainment is an independent game development studio in Vienna. They are a team of experienced artists, designers, engineers and product designers and together they are crafting original game brands for PC and console.
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Ticker: ENXTPA:UBI
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ubisoft Entertainment S.A.
Ubisoft Entertainment S.A.
Ubisoft is a leading producer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment products worldwide and has grown considerably through a strong and diversified line-up of products and partnerships.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$1,959.78
EBITDA ($mm)
($11.18)
EBIT ($mm)
$138.09
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
15913
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Ticker: OM:EMBRAC B
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Embracer Group
Embracer Group
Embracer Group is a Swedish video game holding company. Embracer Group is the parent company of THQ Nordic, Koch Media and Coffee Stain. The Group has an extensive catalogue of over 130 owned franchises, such as Saints Row, Goat Simulator, Dead Island, Darksiders, Metro, MX vs ATV, and more.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$971.26
EBITDA ($mm)
$235.56
EBIT ($mm)
$58.82
Net Income ($mm)
$56.69
Employees
2585
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Ticker: TSE:3632
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Gree, Inc.
Gree, Inc.
GREE develops games at its studios in Japan, North America, and South Korea, producing high-ranking titles in the app markets of each region. The company was founded in 2004.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$703.90
EBITDA ($mm)
$97.60
EBIT ($mm)
$85.11
Net Income ($mm)
$42.53
Employees
1416
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Ticker: SEHK:777
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
NetDragon WebSoft Inc.
NetDragon WebSoft Inc.
NetDragon Websoft Inc. is a leading innovator and creative force in China's online gaming and mobile internet industries. NetDragon offers many well-known mobile Internet products and services, including 91 Assistant, HiMarket, 91 Launcher,91 Panda Reader,sj.91.com and www.hiapk.com.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$615.68
EBITDA ($mm)
$29.42
EBIT ($mm)
($7.39)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
6446
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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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