Like Rollic

closed 10/2/2020 via BusinessWire

Zynga, Inc., acquired Rollic

synopsis: Zynga Inc., a global leader in interactive entertainment, has acquired Istanbul-based Rollic, a mobile games developer and publisher with an exciting portfolio of popular hyper-casual games that have been downloaded more than 250 million times.
buyer: Zynga, Inc. (ZNGA:$1,605.21)
Zynga is an American video game developer running social video game services since 2007. The company develops social games that work stand-alone on mobile phone platforms such as Apple iOS, Android, Windows Phone and on the Internet through its website, Zynga.com, and social networking websites. "
target: Rollic
Founded in December 2018, Rollic is an Istanbul-based game developer and publisher, focused on free-to-play hyper-casual games for iOS and Android.
price ($mm)
$168*
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closed 2/19/2021 via gamesindustry.biz

Netmarble, acquired Kung Fu Factory

synopsis: Netmarble, a South Korean mobile game developer, has acquired a majority stake in Kung Fu Factory, an independent game developer devoted to creating fun games of all kinds. Kung Fu Factory develops best-in-class AAA mobile games that provide innovative entertaining experiences. Their titles include WWE Champions, TMNT: Rooftop Run, and more.
buyer: Netmarble (KOSE:A251270:$2,172.96)
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. "
target: Kung Fu Factory
Kung Fu Factory is an independent game developer devoted to creating fun games of all kinds. Kung Fu Factory develops best-in-class AAA mobile games that provide innovative entertaining experiences. Their titles include WWE Champions, Hotel Transylvania: Blast, TMNT: Rooftop Run, and more.
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closed 2/4/2021 via gamesindustry.biz

Phoenix Games, acquired SmileyGamer

synopsis: Phoenix Games, an international family of games companies, has acquired SmileyGamer, a mobile games developer and publisher in Belgium. SmileyGamer has a strong focus on the match-3 genre. Their titles include Easter Egg Match, Shape Matcher, Christmas Sweeper 3, and more.
buyer: Phoenix Games
Phoenix Games is an international group of free-to-play games companies. Phoenix is on a mission to to build a family of the world's most talented game developers and service providers. Phoenix believes that backing great companies with the freedom to create will yield exciting results for everyone."
target: SmileyGamer
SmileyGamer is a mobile games developer and publisher in Belgium. SmileyGamer has a strong focus on the match-3 genre. In addition to their in-house games the company publishes promising games from other developers. Their titles include Easter Egg Match, Shape Matcher, Christmas Sweeper 3, and more.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$6
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
closed 12/30/2020 via BNC Analysis

Voodoo SAS, acquired OHM Games

synopsis: Voodoo, a French mobile game publisher and developer, has acquired OHM Games, a hyper-casual game studio in France. OHM Games develops simple and fun hyper-casual games for iOS and Android devices. Their portfolio of games include Knock Balls, Wall Clean, Smash Balls: Crazy Home Run, Knock'em All, Pop Art Printer 3D, and more.
buyer: Voodoo SAS
Voodoo is a French mobile game publisher and developer. Voodoo focuses on creating free-to-play "hyper casual games" for Android and iOS. Their hit games include Helix Jump, Snake VS Block, Paper.io, and more. Their games have over 300M monthly active users and more than 2 billion downloads. "
target: OHM Games
OHM Games is a hyper-casual game studio in France. OHM Games develops simple and fun hyper-casual games for iOS and Android devices. Their portfolio of games include Knock Balls, Wall Clean, Smash Balls: Crazy Home Run, Knock'em All, Pop Art Printer 3D, and more.
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announced 12/23/2020 via Company Press Release

Stillfront Group AB, will acquire Super Free Games, Inc.

synopsis: Stillfront Group AB entered into an agreement to acquire 100 percent of the shares in Super Free Games, Inc. (under name change from Super Lucky Casino Inc.), a rapidly growing and profitable US-headquartered gaming company focusing on market-leading Casual games including successful titles such as Word Collect, Word Nut and Trivia Star.
buyer: Stillfront Group AB (OM:SF:$448.48)
Headquartered in Sweden, Stillfront Group is a leading free-to-play powerhouse of gaming studios. Its diverse and exciting games portfolio has two common themes; loyal users and long lifecycle games. "
target: Super Free Games, Inc.
Founded in 2011, Super Free Games (under name change from Super Lucky Casino) is a San Francisco based rapidly growing developer of market leading Casual and Mash-up games. The company possesses a strong portfolio of games, including successful titles such as Word Collect, Word Nut and Trivia Star.
price ($mm)
$150
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 12/21/2020 via gamesindustry.biz

MAG Interactive, will acquire Apprope

synopsis: MAG Interactive, a leading mobile developer and publisher of casual mobile games in Sweden, will acquire Apprope, an independent game studio in Sweden. Apprope focuses on creating casual games for Android and iOS devices. Their best known game is Word Bubbles, an exciting and fun word puzzle game.
buyer: MAG Interactive (OM:MAGI:$29.50)
MAG Interactive is a leading mobile developer and publisher of casual mobile games in Sweden. MAG Interactive creates quality experiences that make players want to come back for more. Their portfolio of games include Ruzzle, Word Domination, Wordbrain, Paint Hit, Quiz Duel, and more. "
target: Apprope
Apprope is an independent game studio in Sweden. Apprope focuses on creating casual games for Android and iOS devices. Their best known game is Word Bubbles, an exciting and fun word puzzle game. Their other titles include Word Mansion, WordWhizzle Search, and WordWhizzle Themes.
price ($mm)
$5.90
rev ($mm)
$2
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
5.6x
EV / EBITDA
closed 10/28/2020 via Company Press Release

Stillfront Group AB, acquired Everguild Limited

synopsis: Stillfront Group AB, a leading free-to-play powerhouse of gaming studios, has acquired 100% of the shares in Everguild Limited, a rapidly growing independent game studio focusing on the digital Collectible Card Games (CCG) genre.
buyer: Stillfront Group AB (OM:SF:$448.48)
Headquartered in Sweden, Stillfront is a global group of gaming studios and a market leader in the free-to-play online strategy games genre. Their diverse and exciting game portfolio has two common themes; loyal users and long lifecycle games. "
target: Everguild Limited
Everguild is an independent game studio operating from UK and Spain, with a particular focus on polished mobile Collectible Card Games.
price ($mm)
$1.38
rev ($mm)
$2
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
9.3x
EV / EBITDA
announced 10/8/2020 via BNC Analysis

Leaf Mobile, will acquire East Side Games

synopsis: Leaf Mobile, a mobile game developer in Canada, will acquire East Side Games, one of the biggest mobile gaming companies in Canada. East Side Games aims to create fun, comedic, and addictive games. Their titles include Dragon Up: Idle Adventure, Archer Danger Phone, Trailer Park Boys: Greasy Money and more.
buyer: Leaf Mobile (TSXV:LEAF:$6.17)
Leaf Mobile is a mobile game developer in Canada. Leaf Mobile is focused on creating engaging games that produce enduring player enjoyment. The company develops cannabis games through their LDRLY Games studio. Their games include Bud Farm Idle Tycoon, Bud Farm 420, Cheech & Chong Bud Farm, and more."
target: East Side Games
East Side Games is one of the biggest mobile gaming companies in Canada. East Side Games aims to create fun, comedic, and addictive games while remaining passionate about their communities. Their titles include Dragon Up: Idle Adventure, Archer Danger Phone, Trailer Park Boys: Greasy Money and more.
price ($mm)
$112
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 10/8/2020 via Company Press Release

My.Games, will acquire Deus Craft

synopsis: My.Games, an international gaming brand, will acquire a 51.16% stake in Deus Craft, a mobile games development studio in Russia. Deus Craft has released more than 40 casual games in the time management, match3, 3D arcanoid, FPS and HOPA genres. Their games include Game of Evolution: Clicker, Turbo Team, Dress Up Fever, Grand Hotel Mania, and more.
buyer parent: Mail.Ru LLC
buyer: My.Games
My.Games is a Moscow-based video game company that creates and publishes games all over the world. My.Games offers an extensive library of games and software that has reached over 500 million players worldwide. They create titles for PC, consoles, and mobile devices. "
target: Deus Craft
Deus Craft is a mobile games development studio in Russia. Deus Craft has released more than 40 casual games in the time management, match3, 3D arcanoid, FPS and HOPA genres. Their games include Game of Evolution: Clicker, Turbo Team, Dress Up Fever, Grand Hotel Mania, and more.
price ($mm)
$14*
rev ($mm)
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announced 9/18/2020 via BNC Analysis

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

synopsis: Stockholm-based video games holding company Stillfront Group has announced that it has agreed to acquire Croatian mobile developer-publisher Nanobit. Nanobit's titles primarily encompass lifestyle simulation role playing games (RPGs) targeted at a female audience.
buyer: Stillfront Group AB (OM:SF:$448.48)
Headquartered in Sweden, Stillfront is a global group of gaming studios and a market leader in the free-to-play online strategy games genre. Their diverse and exciting game portfolio has two common themes; loyal users and long lifecycle games. "
target: Nanobit d.o.o.
Nanobit is an award-winning global game development studio based in Zagreb, Croatia with a worldwide reach of millions of players across countries and languages. Their titles primarily encompass lifestyle simulation role playing games (RPGs) targeted at a female audience.
price ($mm)
$103
rev ($mm)
$73
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
2.1x
EV / EBITDA
announced 8/19/2020 via BNC Analysis

Mingchen Health Co., Ltd., will acquire Leiyan Game

synopsis: Mingchen Health, a Chinese manufacturer of personal health care products, will acquire Hangzhou Leiyan Network Technology Co., Ltd. (Leiyan Game), a mobile game developer in China. Leiyan Game develops mobile idle games. Their titles include Hundred Dragons, Biography of Heroes, and Heroes of the Three Kingdoms.
buyer: Mingchen Health Co., Ltd. (SZSE:002919:$72.09)
Mingchen Health is a Chinese manufacturer of personal health care products. Mingchen develops and produces shampoo, conditioner, shower gel, gel water and skin care products. Their brands include Beauty Show, Meiwang, Chucui, and Yingkou. "
target: Leiyan Game
Leiyan Game is a mobile game developer in China. Leiyan Game is focused on developing high-quality games for a global, multi-language audience. The company has developed a portfolio of idle games. Their titles include Hundred Dragons, Biography of Heroes, and Heroes of the Three Kingdoms.
price ($mm)
$18
rev ($mm)
$1
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
21.6x
EV / EBITDA
announced 8/18/2020 via BusinessWire

Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc., will acquire Dots

synopsis: Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire privately-held Playdots, Inc., a company that builds mobile games with unique and thoughtful designs. The studio has created three mobile hits, Dots, Two Dots and Dots & Co., which have been downloaded over 100 million times.
buyer: Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (TTWO:$3,363.12)
Headquartered in New York City, Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. is a leading developer, publisher and marketer of interactive entertainment for consumers around the globe. The Company develops and publishes products through its two wholly-owned labels Rockstar Games and 2K. "
target: Dots
Founded in 2013 and based in New York City, Playdots builds mobile games with unique and thoughtful designs. The studio has created three mobile hits, Dots, Two Dots and Dots & Co., which have been downloaded over 100 million times.
price ($mm)
$192
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
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EV / EBITDA
closed 7/15/2020 via Company Press Release

Three Gates AB, acquired Wordie App

synopsis: Three Gates has acquired Wordie from The Fast Mind Inc. Wordie is a trivia game where the player must figure out the correct word based on four pictures. The player can create new levels in the game, which currently includes over 5,000 levels.
buyer: Three Gates AB (NGM:GATE:$2.39)
Three Gates AB is a publicly listed game development company based on the island of Gotland, off the east coast of Sweden. Founded in 2011, Three Gates is a team of experienced professionals, all gathered in a unique location with an unwavering drive and passion for the video game sector. "
target parent: The Fast Mind Inc.
target: Wordie App
Wordie is a trivia game where the player must figure out the correct word based on four pictures. The player can create new levels in the game, which currently includes over 5,000 levels. It is available for Android and iOS devices, Kindle and Facebook.
price ($mm)
$0.20
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 6/22/2020 via BNC Analysis

SciPlay Corporation, acquired Come2Play Ltd.

synopsis: SciPlay Corporation has acquired Come2Play, Ltd., an Israeli based developer and manager of casual mobile games. Headquartered in Tel Aviv, Israel, Come2Play's social mobile games are enjoyed by casual game players from around the world.
buyer: SciPlay Corporation (SCPL:$465.70)
SciPlay Corporation is a leading developer and publisher of digital games on mobile and web platforms. SciPlay currently offers seven core games, including social casino games Jackpot Party Casino, Gold Fish Casino, Hot Shot Casino and Quick Hit Slots, and more. "
target: Come2Play Ltd.
Headquartered in Tel Aviv, Israel, Come2Play's social mobile games are enjoyed by casual game players from around the world. Come2Play's innovative game, Solitaire Pets Adventure, presents a new and fresh spin on the classic game solitaire.
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announced 4/30/2020 via BNC Analysis

Sheepyard sp. z o. o. will be merged with BOA S.A.,

synopsis: Sheepyard Sp z o. o., a Polish developer and publisher of mobile and Free-to-play games, will merge with BOA SA, a Warsaw-based consulting company. The goal of the merger is to use the complementary competencies of both companies to create a strong entity operating in the mobile games industry, which has the status of a public company.
buyer: BOA S.A. (WSE:BOA:$0.01)
Poland-based BOA is a consulting company that provides specialized advisory services to all areas of company operations. BOA creates strategies from scratch, implements them, and customizes them to each company's particular needs, such as building company value for its shareholders and owners. "
target: Sheepyard sp. z o. o.
Poland-based Sheepyard operates in the mobile games industry and produces and publishes Free-to-play games. The Sheepyard portfolio includes the games Voxel Clicker, Looty Woods, Idle Trains, and Stormbound, as well as six planned titles in the genres of Idle Tycoon, Arcade, or Casual.
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closed 4/29/2020 via BNC Analysis

Scopely, acquired PierPlay

synopsis: Scopely, a company that brings industry-leading distribution and monetization technology to free-to-play games, has acquired PierPlay, a mobile video game development studio. PierPlay is the maker of the recently launched Scrabble Go mobile word game.
buyer: Scopely
Scopely partners and collaborates with game developers and global entertainment companies to bring industry-leading distribution and monetization technology to free-to-play games. Scopely oversees marketing, analytics, ads, business development, live ops, quality assurance, community management. "
target: PierPlay
PierPlay is a mobile video game development studio founded in 2016 by a team of industry veterans with a track record of shipping top grossing games played by millions. PierPlay is the maker of the recently launched Scrabble Go mobile word game.
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announced 4/23/2020 via BNC Analysis

Stillfront Group AB, will acquire Candywriter, LLC

synopsis: Stillfront Group AB, a leading free-to-play powerhouse of gaming studios, announced the signing of an agreement to acquire Candywriter, LLC, a US based mobile games developer and publisher focusing on casual and mash-up games.
buyer: Stillfront Group AB (OM:SF:$448.48)
Headquartered in Sweden, Stillfront is a global group of gaming studios and a market leader in the free-to-play online strategy games genre. Their diverse and exciting game portfolio has two common themes; loyal users and long lifecycle games. "
target: Candywriter, LLC
Candywriter, LLC is a US based mobile games developer and publisher focusing on casual and mash-up games. Candywriter's flagship title is BitLife, an innovative text-based life simulation game. BitLife was among the top 5 most downloaded games on iOS in 2019.
price ($mm)
$74
rev ($mm)
$27
EBITDA ($mm)
$15
EV / rev
7.3x
EV / EBITDA
12.7x
closed 2/19/2020 via gamesindustry.biz

Azerion BV, acquired Spil Games

synopsis: Azerion, a media, gaming, and technology company in Amsterdam, has acquired Netherland-based Spil Games, a leading casual game developer. Following the completion of the acquisition, Azerion's games will be added to Spil portals, with another 15,000 to be integrated from Game Distribution, another Azerion firm.
buyer: Azerion BV
Azerion is a Netherlands-based media, gaming, and technology company that provides safe, reliable, valuable content and services. Azerion engages users while helping advertisers and publishers connect with them by tailoring advertising and content solutions to markets where they're present. "
target: Spil Games
Spil Games, based in the Netherlands, is a global leader in web games. It has thousands of games across 30 portals, with people in more than 150 countries playing its games. Spil Games' DNA in web games puts it in a unique position to grow in the ever-changing games industry.
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closed 12/18/2019 via BNC Analysis

LinUp srl, acquired SpinVector S.p.A.

synopsis: LinUp, an Italian developer of software and hardware solutions for industry 4.0, has acquired SpinVector, an Italian company that creates innovation at the boundaries of material and virtual. SpinVector creates video games, mixed reality, virtual reality, and augmented reality products.
buyer: LinUp srl
LinUp is an Italian developer of software and hardware solutions for industry 4.0. LinUp offers a suite innovative solutions that help manufactures to reduce waste, improve ergonomics, and better manage maintenance operations. "
target: SpinVector S.p.A.
SpinVector is an Italian company that creates innovation at the boundaries of material and virtual. SpinVector creates video games, mixed reality, virtual reality, and augmented reality products. The company develops 3D technologies and content that let people feel, participate and be engaged.
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closed 10/29/2019 via BNC Analysis

Playrix, acquired Zagrava Games

synopsis: Russian mobile games publisher Playrix has acquired Zagrava Games, an independent Ukrainian studio of casual game developers with an experienced crew. They make games for PC and Mac, mobile and web.
buyer: Playrix
Playrix is a mobile game development company founded in 2004. They focus on free-to-play games for smartphones and tablets. Their games, Township, Fishdom and Gardenscapes have consistently been among the Top 50 Grossing Apps for iOS and Google Play since their release. "
target: Zagrava Games
Zagrava Games are an independent Ukrainian studio of casual game developers with an experienced crew. They make games for PC and Mac, mobile and web.
price ($mm)
$1.00
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 10/2/2020 via BusinessWire

Zynga, Inc., acquired Rollic

synopsis: Zynga Inc., a global leader in interactive entertainment, has acquired Istanbul-based Rollic, a mobile games developer and publisher with an exciting portfolio of popular hyper-casual games that have been downloaded more than 250 million times.
buyer: Zynga, Inc. (ZNGA:$1,605.21)
Zynga is an American video game developer running social video game services since 2007. The company develops social games that work stand-alone on mobile phone platforms such as Apple iOS, Android, Windows Phone and on the Internet through its website, Zynga.com, and social networking websites. "
target: Rollic
Founded in December 2018, Rollic is an Istanbul-based game developer and publisher, focused on free-to-play hyper-casual games for iOS and Android.
price ($mm)
$168*
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 10/2/2020 via BusinessWire

Zynga, Inc., acquired Rollic

synopsis: Zynga Inc., a global leader in interactive entertainment, has acquired Istanbul-based Rollic, a mobile games developer and publisher with an exciting portfolio of popular hyper-casual games that have been downloaded more than 250 million times.
buyer: Zynga, Inc. (ZNGA:$1,605.21)
Zynga is an American video game developer running social video game services since 2007. The company develops social games that work stand-alone on mobile phone platforms such as Apple iOS, Android, Windows Phone and on the Internet through its website, Zynga.com, and social networking websites. "
target: Rollic
Founded in December 2018, Rollic is an Istanbul-based game developer and publisher, focused on free-to-play hyper-casual games for iOS and Android.
price ($mm)
$168*
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EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
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closed 7/2/2020 via BusinessWire

Zynga, Inc., acquired Peak Games

synopsis: Zynga Inc., a global leader in interactive entertainment, has acquired Peak, one of the most globally successful mobile gaming companies. Peak currently has two top charting mobile franchises -- Toon Blast and Toy Blast.
buyer: Zynga, Inc. (ZNGA:$1,605.21)
Zynga is an American video game developer running social video game services since 2007. The company develops social games that work stand-alone on mobile phone platforms such as Apple iOS, Android, Windows Phone and on the Internet through its website, Zynga.com, and social networking websites. "
target: Peak Games
Peak is a leading mobile gaming company powered by a team that values relentless progress. Peak currently has two top charting mobile franchises -- Toon Blast and Toy Blast -- that have consistently ranked within the top 10 and top 20 U.S. Peak, founded in 2010, is based in Istanbul, Turkey.
price ($mm)
$1,800
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 12/21/2018 via BusinessWire

Zynga, Inc., will acquire Small Giant Games

synopsis: Zynga, a leading social game developer, announced it has entered into an agreement to acquire Helsinki-based mobile game studio, Small Giant Games, creator of the hit franchise Empires & Puzzles. The game successfully blends approachable Match-3 battles with deeper gameplay elements including Hero Collection, Base Building and Social Alliances.
buyer: Zynga, Inc. (ZNGA:$1,605.21)
Zynga is an American video game developer running social video game services since 2007. The company develops social games that work stand-alone on mobile phone platforms such as Apple iOS, Android, Windows Phone and on the Internet through its website, Zynga.com, and social networking websites. "
target: Small Giant Games
Founded in 2013, Small Giant is a mobile gaming studio based in Helsinki, Finland that developed the hit franchise Empires & Puzzles. The game successfully blends approachable Match-3 battles with deeper gameplay elements including Hero Collection, Base Building and Social Alliances.
price ($mm)
$560*
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closed 5/30/2018 via BusinessWire

Zynga, Inc., acquired Gram Games

synopsis: Zynga Inc., a leading social game developer, announced it has acquired Gram Games. Founded in 2012, Gram Games is an innovative mobile game developer with studios in London and Istanbul. Its talented team of 77 employees is focused on delivering high quality, deeply engaging entertainment experiences in the hyper-Casual and Puzzle genres.
buyer: Zynga, Inc. (ZNGA:$1,605.21)
Zynga is an American video game developer running social video game services since 2007. The company develops social games that work stand-alone on mobile phone platforms such as Apple iOS, Android, Windows Phone and on the Internet through its website, Zynga.com, and social networking websites. "
target: Gram Games
Founded in 2012, Gram Games is an innovative mobile game developer with studios in London and Istanbul. Its talented team of 77 employees is focused on delivering high quality, deeply engaging entertainment experiences in the hyper-Casual and Puzzle genres.
price ($mm)
$250
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 11/8/2017 via GlobeNewswire

Zynga, Inc., will purchase Card Game Studio from Peak Games

synopsis: Zynga Inc., a leading social game developer, announced it has entered into an agreement to acquire the mobile card game studio of Peak Games, a leading global mobile gaming company. Peak Games focuses on creating highly-rated mobile games including the top-10 grossing Toy Blast and the recently launched Toon Blast.
buyer: Zynga, Inc. (ZNGA:$1,605.21)
Zynga is an American video game developer running social video game services since 2007. The company develops social games that work stand-alone on mobile phone platforms such as Apple iOS, Android, Windows Phone and on the Internet through its website, Zynga.com, and social networking websites. "
seller: Peak Games
The acquisition includes the Card Game Studio of Peak Games, a leading global mobile gaming company. Peak Games focuses on creating highly-rated mobile games including the top-10 grossing Toy Blast and the recently launched Toon Blast.
price ($mm)
$100
rev ($mm)
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EV / EBITDA
closed 2/14/2017 via BNC Analysis

Zynga, Inc., purchased Four Solitaire Games from Harpan LLC

synopsis: Zynga, an American social video game developer, has acquired four Solitaire card game mobile apps from Harpan LLC, a mobile game developer co-founded by brothers Tim and William Oswald. The four games Zynga purchased are Solitaire, Pyramid Solitaire, FreeCell and Spider Solitaire, all of which are available for both iOS and Android devices.
buyer: Zynga, Inc. (ZNGA:$1,605.21)
Zynga is an American video game developer running social video game services since 2007. The company develops social games that work stand-alone on mobile phone platforms such as Apple iOS, Android, Windows Phone and on the Internet through its website, Zynga.com, and social networking websites. "
seller: Harpan LLC
The acquisition includes four solitaire games from Harpan LLC, a mobile game developer. The four games purchased are Solitaire, Pyramid Solitaire, FreeCell and Spider Solitaire, all of which are available for both iOS and Android devices.
price ($mm)
$43
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 2/10/2016 via BNC Analysis

Zynga, Inc., acquired Zindagi Games

synopsis: Zindagi Games, a mobile video game developer that is currently operating games like Yummy Gummy and Crazy Kitchen, has been acquired by Zynga, the world's leading provider of social game services.
buyer: Zynga, Inc. (ZNGA:$1,605.21)
Zynga Inc. is the world's leading provider of social game services with more than 240 million monthly active users playing its games. Zynga's games are available on a number of global platforms, including Facebook, Zynga.com, Google+, Tencent, Apple iOS and Google Android. "
target: Zindagi Games
Zindagi Games Inc. develops video and mobile games. The company was founded in 2007 and is based in Camarillo, California. Zindagi is currently operating games like Yummy Gummy and Crazy Kitchen.
price ($mm)
$75
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 1/30/2014 via Company Press Release

Zynga, Inc., acquired NaturalMotion Games Ltd

synopsis: Zynga, the world's leading provider of social game services, has acquired NaturalMotion Games, a leading games and technology company based in Oxford, London and San Francisco. With over 30 million downloads of their games to date, it is one of the fastest growing social mobile publishers on iOS and Android.
buyer: Zynga, Inc. (ZNGA:$1,605.21)
Zynga Inc. is the world's leading provider of social game services with more than 240 million monthly active users playing its games. Zynga's games are available on a number of global platforms, including Facebook, Zynga.com, Google+, Tencent, Apple iOS and Google Android. "
target: NaturalMotion Games Ltd
NaturalMotion Games Ltd. is a leading games and technology company based in Oxford, London and San Francisco. With over 30 million downloads of their games to date, it is one of the fastest growing social mobile publishers on iOS and Android.
price ($mm)
$477
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 6/19/2013 via BNC Analysis

Zynga, Inc., acquired Spooky Cool Labs

synopsis: Zynga Inc bought Spooky Cool Labs. Spooky Cool Labs LLC creates social games for social networking services and mobile devices.
buyer: Zynga, Inc. (ZNGA:$1,605.21)
Zynga Inc. is the world's leading provider of social game services with more than 240 million monthly active users playing its games. Zynga's games are available on a number of global platforms, including Facebook, Zynga.com, Google+, Tencent, Apple iOS and Google Android. "
target: Spooky Cool Labs
Spooky Cool Labs is committed to introducing the next generation of social games to be played and enjoyed by everyone. It creates cutting-edge social and mobile games built on great brands that look, feel and play better than anything in the industry.
price ($mm)
$20
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
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EV / EBITDA
closed 11/9/2012 via BNC Analysis

Zynga, Inc., acquired November Software

synopsis: Zynga has acquired mobile game studio November Software, best known for its work on LucasArts' Star Wars: The Force Unleashed franchise. Financial terms were not disclosed.
buyer: Zynga, Inc. (ZNGA:$1,605.21)
Zynga Inc. is the world's leading provider of social game services with more than 240 million monthly active users playing its games. Zynga's games are available on a number of global platforms, including Facebook, Zynga.com, Google+, Tencent, Apple iOS and Google Android. "
target: November Software
November Software, LLC develops games including NOVEMBER and GOLDEN ARROW. It is best known for its work on LucasArts' Star Wars: The Force Unleashed franchise. The company was founded in 2011 and is based in Mill Valley, California.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
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announced 9/17/2012 via BNC Analysis

Zynga, Inc., will acquire A Bit Lucky, Inc.

synopsis: Zynga Inc will acquire A Bit Lucky, a digital gaming studio known for Facebook-based titles like "Lucky Train." Zynga said more than 20 A Bit Lucky employees, currently based in San Mateo, California, will join Zynga's San Francisco division.
buyer: Zynga, Inc. (ZNGA:$1,605.21)
Zynga Inc. is the world's leading provider of social game services with more than 240 million monthly active users playing its games. Zynga's games are available on a number of global platforms, including Facebook, Zynga.com, Google+, Tencent, Apple iOS and Google Android. "
target: A Bit Lucky, Inc.
A Bit Lucky is the new generation of transplatform online social gaming. Their passion is to make great games, played and enjoyed by a lot of people. They are a team of game and Internet industry veterans backed by prestigious investors.
price ($mm)
$10
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 6/4/2012 via BNC Analysis

Zynga, Inc., acquired Buzz Monkey Software

synopsis: Buzz Monkey, the developer of traditional video games, has been acquired by Zynga, social game company behemoth.
buyer: Zynga, Inc. (ZNGA:$1,605.21)
Zynga Inc. is the world's leading provider of social game services with more than 240 million monthly active users playing its games. Zynga's games are available on a number of global platforms, including Facebook, Zynga.com, Google+, Tencent, Apple iOS and Google Android. "
target: Buzz Monkey Software
Buzz Monkey Software is a United States video game developer based in Eugene, Oregon. The platforms they make games for include iPhone/iPad, PS3, Wii, Facebook, PSP, Xbox 360, and PC.
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closed 3/21/2012 via GlobeNewswire

Zynga, Inc., acquired OMGPOP.com

synopsis: Zynga the world's leading provider of social game services, announced it has acquired New York-based social game developer OMGPOP, makers of the popular cultural hit mobile game, Draw Something, and over 35 additional social games. OMGPOP will focus on building new mobile IP and strengthening its existing portfolio of fun and creative social games.
buyer: Zynga, Inc. (ZNGA:$1,605.21)
Zynga Inc. is the world's leading provider of social game services with more than 240 million monthly active users playing its games. Zynga's games are available on a number of global platforms, including Facebook, Zynga.com, Google+, Tencent, Apple iOS and Google Android. "
target: OMGPOP.com
OMGPOP is a developer and publisher of social and mobile games focused on bringing people together. Its mobile hit, "Draw Something," soared to the top of the charts, reaching #1 in several App Store and Google Play categories.
price ($mm)
$180
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 5/18/2011 via BNC Analysis

Zynga, Inc., acquired DNA Games

synopsis: Zynga has acquired social game developer DNA Games. Since it was founded in 2009, the gaming startup has developed a number of hit social games on Facebook, including Casino City, Slot City and Bar World.
buyer: Zynga, Inc. (ZNGA:$1,605.21)
Zynga Inc. is the world's leading provider of social game services with more than 240 million monthly active users playing its games. Zynga's games are available on a number of global platforms, including Facebook, Zynga.com, Google+, Tencent, Apple iOS and Google Android. "
target: DNA Games
DNA Games Incorporated operates a gaming platform. Since it was founded in 2009, the gaming startup has developed a number of hit social games on Facebook, including Casino City, Slot City and Bar World. The company is headquartered in San Francisco, California.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
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EV / EBITDA
closed 4/25/2011 via BNC Analysis

Zynga, Inc., acquired Wonderland Software

synopsis: Game maker Zynga has expanded its game development reach into the United Kingdom with the acquisition of Wonderland Software. The deal adds more mobile game development talent to Zynga’s fold as it tries to rapidly expand into the smartphone and tablet game markets.
buyer: Zynga, Inc. (ZNGA:$1,605.21)
Zynga Inc. is the world's leading provider of social game services with more than 240 million monthly active users playing its games. Zynga's games are available on a number of global platforms, including Facebook, Zynga.com, Google+, Tencent, Apple iOS and Google Android. "
target: Wonderland Software
Wonderland Software is a game studio known for making GodFinger, a big hit on the iPhone that was published by Ngmoco.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 3/18/2011 via BNC Analysis

Zynga, Inc., acquired Floodgate Entertainment, LLC

synopsis: Zynga announced the acquisition of the team at Floodgate Entertainment, an independent game developer in Waltham, Mass. Floodgate's team have been creating video games for 20 years.
buyer: Zynga, Inc. (ZNGA:$1,605.21)
Zynga Inc. is the world's leading provider of social game services with more than 240 million monthly active users playing its games. Zynga's games are available on a number of global platforms, including Facebook, Zynga.com, Google+, Tencent, Apple iOS and Google Android. "
target: Floodgate Entertainment, LLC
Floodgate Entertainment is a top-shelf videogame developer based in Boston. Floodgate's team have been creating video games for 20 years. Many of the team created games like System Shock, Thief, Ultima Underworld, Madden Football 1994, Flight Unlimited, Command & Conquer, and many others.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 1/21/2011 via BusinessWire

Zynga, Inc., acquired Area Code Entertainment, LLC (Alias)

synopsis: Social game developer Zynga has acquired Area/Code, a game maker for both Facebook and mobile platforms. The company serves advertising agencies, media firms, non-profit organizations, universities, and large consumer brands.
buyer: Zynga, Inc. (ZNGA:$1,605.21)
Area/Code takes advantage of the environment of pervasive technologies and overlapping media to create new kinds of gameplay. Area/Code is inspired by both the future potential of ubiquitous networked computing and the long historical tradition of games as social interaction. "
target: Area Code Entertainment, LLC (Alias)
Zynga Inc. is the world's leading provider of social game services with more than 240 million monthly active users playing its games. Zynga's games are available on a number of global platforms, including Facebook, Zynga.com, Google+, Tencent, Apple iOS and Google Android.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 12/2/2010 via BusinessWire

Zynga, Inc., acquired Newtoy

synopsis: Zynga Inc. announced it has acquired Texas-based mobile game development company Newtoy, Inc., makers of the popular Games With Friends franchise. The Newtoy will become The Zynga With Friends Studio, a new game studio that leverages the popular franchise and builds new games for the Zynga network.
buyer: Zynga, Inc. (ZNGA:$1,605.21)
Zynga has over 230 million monthly active users playing its games. These games include FarmVille, Treasure Isle, Zynga Poker, Mafia Wars, YoVille, Café World, FishVille and PetVille, which are available on Facebook, MySpace, Yahoo! and the iPhone. "
target: Newtoy
Newtoy is an independent video game developer based in McKinney, Texas. Newtoy, Inc. is makers of the popular Games With Friends franchise that includes mobile games such as Words With Friends and Chess With Friends.
price ($mm)
$53
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 10/5/2010 via BNC Analysis

Zynga, Inc., acquired Bonfire Studios

synopsis: Following up a string of social and mobile game developer acquisitions, Zynga has branched out in Dallas, Texas by buying Bonfire Studios, a video game studio ran by developers best known for their PC and console gaming work.
buyer: Zynga, Inc. (ZNGA:$1,605.21)
Zynga Inc. is the world's leading provider of social game services with more than 240 million monthly active users playing its games. Zynga's games are available on a number of global platforms, including Facebook, Zynga.com, Google+, Tencent, Apple iOS and Google Android. "
target: Bonfire Studios
Bonfire Studios is a video game development company based in Dallas, Texas which is run by developers best known for their PC and console gaming work.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 9/24/2010 via BNC Analysis

Zynga, Inc., acquired Dextrose AG

synopsis: Zynga’s quest for world domination continues, as the social gaming giant acquires the assets of German game engine developer Dextrose AG, which develops a commercial game engine for pluginless browser games. Called “Aves Engine,” the game engine technology allows developers to build any type of web based 2D or 2.5D game.
buyer: Zynga, Inc. (ZNGA:$1,605.21)
Zynga has over 230 million monthly active users playing its games. These games include FarmVille, Treasure Isle, Zynga Poker, Mafia Wars, YoVille, Café World, FishVille and PetVille, which are available on Facebook, MySpace, Yahoo! and the iPhone. "
target: Dextrose AG
Dextrose AG develops game engines such as Aves Engine for development of Web based video games.
price ($mm)
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EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 10/2/2020 via BusinessWire

Zynga, Inc., acquired Rollic

synopsis: Zynga Inc., a global leader in interactive entertainment, has acquired Istanbul-based Rollic, a mobile games developer and publisher with an exciting portfolio of popular hyper-casual games that have been downloaded more than 250 million times.
buyer: Zynga, Inc. (ZNGA:$1,605.21)
Zynga is an American video game developer running social video game services since 2007. The company develops social games that work stand-alone on mobile phone platforms such as Apple iOS, Android, Windows Phone and on the Internet through its website, Zynga.com, and social networking websites. "
target: Rollic
Founded in December 2018, Rollic is an Istanbul-based game developer and publisher, focused on free-to-play hyper-casual games for iOS and Android.
price ($mm)
$168*
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 12/29/2020 via Company Press Release

Three Gates AB, will acquire gameXcite GmbH

synopsis: Three Gates AB, a game development company in Sweden, will acquire gameXcite GmbH, a German video game publisher and developer that develops PC, console and mobile games. gameXcite aims to create fun and innovative online games. Their key title, Asterix & Friends, is a building strategy game with RPG elements.
buyer: Three Gates AB (NGM:GATE:$2.39)
Three Gates AB is a publicly listed game development company based on the island of Gotland, off the east coast of Sweden. Founded in 2011, Three Gates is a team of experienced professionals, all gathered in a unique location with an unwavering drive and passion for the video game sector. "
target: gameXcite GmbH
gameXcite is a German video game publisher and developer that develops PC, console and mobile games. gameXcite aims to create fun and innovative online games. Their key title, Asterix & Friends, is a building strategy game with RPG elements.
price ($mm)
$1.04
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 7/2/2020 via BusinessWire

Zynga, Inc., acquired Peak Games

synopsis: Zynga Inc., a global leader in interactive entertainment, has acquired Peak, one of the most globally successful mobile gaming companies. Peak currently has two top charting mobile franchises -- Toon Blast and Toy Blast.
buyer: Zynga, Inc. (ZNGA:$1,605.21)
Zynga is an American video game developer running social video game services since 2007. The company develops social games that work stand-alone on mobile phone platforms such as Apple iOS, Android, Windows Phone and on the Internet through its website, Zynga.com, and social networking websites. "
target: Peak Games
Peak is a leading mobile gaming company powered by a team that values relentless progress. Peak currently has two top charting mobile franchises -- Toon Blast and Toy Blast -- that have consistently ranked within the top 10 and top 20 U.S. Peak, founded in 2010, is based in Istanbul, Turkey.
price ($mm)
$1,800
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 3/25/2020 via BNC Analysis

Wookey Project Corp., acquired Sansar

synopsis: Wookey Project Corp., a San Francisco-based technology company that focuses on online AR/VR experiences, has acquired Sansar, a new platform for user-created virtual experiences. Sansar lets people hang with friends virtually and connect with a global community in VR and desktop.
buyer: Wookey Project Corp.
Wookey Project Corp. is a San Francisco-based technology company that focuses on online AR/VR experiences that allow users the power of collaborative interaction through knowledge immersion. "
target parent: Linden Lab
target: Sansar
Sansar is a new platform for user-created virtual experiences. Sansar lets people hang with friends virtually and connect with a global community in VR and desktop.
price ($mm)
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EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 8/10/2017 via BNC Analysis

Aristocrat Leisure Ltd, will acquire Plarium

synopsis: Aristocrat Leisure Ltd, a premium supplier of ground-breaking technologies and services to the international gaming industry, will acquire Plarium Global Ltd., a game studio dedicated to creating outstanding mobile and social experiences for hardcore gamers. Plarium's games are available on all major social networks, web browsers, iOS and Android.
buyer: Aristocrat Leisure Ltd (ASX:ALL:$1,867.57)
With over 60 years’ experience and over 3000 staff globally, Aristocrat has built a reputation as a premium supplier of ground-breaking technologies and services to the international gaming industry. They are known for outstanding product performance in more than 240 jurisdictions around the world. "
target: Plarium
Plarium is dedicated to creating outstanding mobile and social experiences for hardcore gamers. With over 250 million registered users, they are one of the world’s fastest growing developers of social games. Their games are available on all major social networks, web browsers, iOS and Android.
price ($mm)
$500
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 7/19/2017 via Reuters

Aeria Inc., will acquire Sakuragate Inc.

synopsis: Aeria Inc. announced that it will acquire Japanese game developer Sakuragate. Sakuragate develops social game applications as well as slot games for both online and land casinos.
buyer: Aeria Inc. (JASDAQ:3758:$186.90)
Aeria, Inc. engages in the business of online gaming services. It operates through the following segments: Online Content and Information Technology (IT) Services. The Online Content segment handles the development, distribution and operation of online games for smart phone and tablets. "
target parent: ICP, Inc.
target: Sakuragate Inc.
Sakuragate is a Japanese game developer that creates social game applications as well as slot games for both online and land casinos.
price ($mm)
$0.62
rev ($mm)
$1
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.5x
EV / EBITDA
closed 3/9/2016 via BNC Analysis

Riot Games, Inc., acquired Radiant Entertainment

synopsis: Radiant Entertainment announced that it has been acquired by League of Legends studio Riot Games. Radiant Entertainment is a games start-up founded in 2013 and based in Los Altos, CA. Radiant Entertainment's video games emphasize the creation of strong player communities. They believe that games are at their best when they're shared with friends.
buyer parent: Tencent Holdings Ltd.
buyer: Riot Games, Inc.
Riot was established in 2006 by entrepreneurial gamers who believe that player-focused game development can result in awesome games. In 2009, Riot released its debut title League of Legends to critical and player acclaim. "
target: Radiant Entertainment
Radiant Entertainment is a games start-up founded in 2013 and based in Los Altos, CA. Radiant Entertainment's video games emphasize the creation of strong player communities. They believe that games are at their best when they're shared with friends.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 11/16/2015 via Company Press Release

Imperus Technologies Corporation, acquired Akamon Entertainment Millenium, S.L

synopsis: Imperus Technologies Corp., a developer of social and mobile gaming for PC, Mac, iOS and Android platforms, announced that it has completed its previously announced acquisition of the social gaming company Akamon Entertainment Millennium, S.L., the leading developer and operator of social casino games in the Spanish and Latin American markets.
buyer: Imperus Technologies Corporation (TSXV:LAB:$11.56)
Imperus Technologies Corp., the parent company of Diwip, is a developer of social and mobile gaming for PC, Mac, iOS and Android platforms. Diwip designs, develops and distributes its top ranked social casino-themed games within online social networks and mobile platforms. "
target: Akamon Entertainment Millenium, S.L
Akamon Entertainment Millenium, S.L. develops and operates online and mobile games. The Company offers casino and traditional multi-platform and synchronous social games. Akamon Entertainment Millenium serves customers in Latin America and Europe.
price ($mm)
$24
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 7/31/2015 via BNC Analysis

Bossa Studios Limited, acquired Bossa Studios Limited

synopsis: Bossa Studios, a company that creates social network games, has completed a management buyout from Endemol Shine. As proud creators of BAFTA winning Monstermind and BAFTA nominated Surgeon Simulator 2013, Bossa strives to disrupt the current state of social games by developing and publishing innovative games to the market.
buyer: Bossa Studios Limited
Based in London, United Kingdom, Bossa Studios Limited creates social network games. As proud creators of BAFTA winning Monstermind and BAFTA nominated Surgeon Simulator 2013, they strive to disrupt the current state of social games by developing and publishing innovative games to the market. "
target parent: Endemol B.V.
target: Bossa Studios Limited
Based in London, United Kingdom, Bossa Studios Limited creates social network games. As proud creators of BAFTA winning Monstermind and BAFTA nominated Surgeon Simulator 2013, they strive to disrupt the current state of social games by developing and publishing innovative games to the market.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 10/16/2013 via Company Press Release

Ourpalm Co.,Ltd, will acquire Shangyou Information Technology

synopsis: Beijing-based mobile game developer Ourpalm released an official statement announcing that the company plans to purchase a 70% stake in Shanghai-based mobile game developer and operator Shangyou Information Technology. The company develops games and applications for social networks like Facebook. The company is based in China.
buyer: Ourpalm Co.,Ltd (SZSE:30031:$42.29)
Ourpalm Co., Ltd. develops, publishes, and operates mobile terminal and Internet games in China. It also offers related peripheral products. The company’s products include phone stand-alone games, mobile network games, smartphone games, and Web games. "
target: Shangyou Information Technology
Shangyou Information Technology develops games and applications for social networks like Facebook. The company is based in China.
price ($mm)
$133*
rev ($mm)
$1
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
168.7x
EV / EBITDA
closed 8/5/2013 via BNC Analysis

Seal Gaming, LLC, acquired Sneaky Games, Inc.

synopsis: Sneaky Games has been sold to a company formed by its CEO, David Godwin and David Jarvie called Seal Gaming, LLC. Sneaky Games' is experienced in developing games on both web, social, and mobile platforms.
buyer: Seal Gaming, LLC
Seal Gaming, LLC is formed by Sneaky Games CEO, David Godwin and David Jarvie. "
target parent: Expedite 5, Inc.
target: Sneaky Games, Inc.
Sneaky Games is a social game studio that specializes in creating and running free to play games. Sneaky Games' is experienced in developing games on both web, social, and mobile platforms. They focus on creating engaging game play experiences backed by high-quality and creative visuals.
price ($mm)
$1.26
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 1/15/2013 via BusinessWire

Kabam, Inc., acquired Exploding Barrel Games

synopsis: Kabam, the leader in free-to-play games for core players, announced further international expansion with the acquisition of Exploding Barrel Games. Based in Vancouver, British Columbia, Exploding Barrel Games is focused on creating console-quality free-to-play experiences for core gamers.
buyer: Kabam, Inc.
Kabam is the leader in free to play core gaming. The company’s studios focus on combining the best elements of traditional and social gaming to appeal to a growing audience of gamers looking for highly immersive social games on PC, mobile, and tablet platforms. "
target: Exploding Barrel Games
Exploding Barrel Games makes free-to-play social games. Their mission is to set a new bar by making explosively fun, profitable, AAA, connected experiences that span social networks, tablets, smart phones & PCs.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
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EV / EBITDA
closed 12/3/2012 via BNC Analysis

Kabam, Inc., acquired Balanced Worlds

synopsis: Kabam Inc., the leader in free-to-play games for core players, announced the acquisition of Balanced Worlds Studios, a Beijing-based team that specializes in action-oriented 3D social games. Balanced Worlds’ team of 17 will relocate to the Kabam facility in the Central Business District of Beijing.
buyer: Kabam, Inc.
Kabam is the leader in the free-to-play, hardcore social games arena that is transforming the traditional gaming industry. They design games for the core gamer, combining the deep, immersive gameplay found in MMO games (strategy, RPG style) with the connectivity and interaction of social networks. "
target: Balanced Worlds
Balanced Worlds Studios is a Beijing-based team that specializes in action-oriented 3D social games. Its games are designed to play well on a wide-range of systems and have mass market appeal.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 9/17/2012 via BNC Analysis

Zynga, Inc., will acquire A Bit Lucky, Inc.

synopsis: Zynga Inc will acquire A Bit Lucky, a digital gaming studio known for Facebook-based titles like "Lucky Train." Zynga said more than 20 A Bit Lucky employees, currently based in San Mateo, California, will join Zynga's San Francisco division.
buyer: Zynga, Inc. (ZNGA:$1,605.21)
Zynga Inc. is the world's leading provider of social game services with more than 240 million monthly active users playing its games. Zynga's games are available on a number of global platforms, including Facebook, Zynga.com, Google+, Tencent, Apple iOS and Google Android. "
target: A Bit Lucky, Inc.
A Bit Lucky is the new generation of transplatform online social gaming. Their passion is to make great games, played and enjoyed by a lot of people. They are a team of game and Internet industry veterans backed by prestigious investors.
price ($mm)
$10
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 6/21/2012 via Market Wire

Roadhouse Interactive Ltd., acquired The Embassy Interactive

synopsis: Roadhouse Interactive Ltd., an online and social game developer, announced it has acquired The Embassy Interactive, a Vancouver-based Facebook and iOS game developer. The acquisition will further strengthen Roadhouse's development capabilities and enable the company to quickly expand its roster of projects.
buyer: Roadhouse Interactive Ltd.
Roadhouse Interactive is a Vancouver based end-to-end solution provider for the next generation of browser, social, and mobile games. Roadhouse has a vision that games should be free-to-play, frictionless, and highly engaging. "
target: The Embassy Interactive
The Embassy Interactive was founded in 2008 and has developed several social games including UFC® Undisputed™ Fight Nation for Facebook, and Tangram Puzzle Pro for iPhone, an original IP that reached #2 in US iTunes downloads.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 6/13/2012 via BNC Analysis

RockYou, acquired Ryzing LLC

synopsis: Social games company RockYou announced that it has acquired developer Ryzing. A social games developer, Ryzing utilizes a unique sweepstakes model, which allows players to instantly win cash and prizes. Bingo by Ryzing, the flagship game, won the Facebook Bingo game of the Year Award.
buyer: RockYou
RockYou® is committed to defining the future of social gaming, creating products intended to serve players, advertisers, and developers alike. The company has dedicated itself to the development of high-quality games and the celebrated Zoo World™ franchise. "
target: Ryzing LLC
A social games developer, Ryzing utilizes a unique sweepstakes model, which allows players to instantly win cash and prizes. Bingo by Ryzing, the flagship game, won the Facebook Bingo game of the Year Award.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 4/16/2012 via BNC Analysis

KLab Inc., acquired Pikkle

synopsis: Klab Inc announced that it acquired Pikkle Inc., a social application provider.
buyer: KLab Inc. (TSE:3656:$178.95)
KLab Inc. offers research and development services for mobile phones software. The company was founded in 2000 and is based in Tokyo, Japan. "
target: Pikkle
Pikkle is a Tokyo based social game provider, with a deep knowhow in social game design, development and operaons.
price ($mm)
$2.15
rev ($mm)
$1
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
3.1x
EV / EBITDA
closed 3/29/2012 via PE Hub

Kabam, Inc., acquired Gravity Bear LLC

synopsis: Kabam™, a leading developer of free-to-play hardcore social games, announced it has acquired 3D social game developer Gravity Bear, creator of the innovative role-playing combat game, Battle Punks™. The acquisition pairs Gravity Bear’s leadership in cutting edge 3D browser game development with Kabam’s expertise in scaling free-to-play games.
buyer: Kabam, Inc.
Kabam is the leader in the free-to-play, hardcore social games arena that is transforming the traditional gaming industry. They design games for the core gamer, combining the deep, immersive gameplay found in MMO games (strategy, RPG style) with the connectivity and interaction of social networks. "
target: Gravity Bear LLC
Gravity Bear is a new breed of social games company with the goal of blending the best in online social platforms with the latest in modern game design. It delivers gaming experiences built on a sturdy foundation of creativity, fun and skillet-fresh design supported by cutting-edge technology.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 2/22/2012 via Market Wire

Peak Games, acquired Kammelna Games

synopsis: Peak Games, the fastest‐growing emerging markets games company in the world, has acquired Saudi social games giant Kammelna Games, marking a step forward to further cement the company's leadership in two of the world's largest emerging markets, Turkey and Middle East North Africa (MENA).
buyer: Peak Games
Peak Games is the largest and fastest‐growing gaming company focusing on emerging markets including Turkey and MENA. Peak has more than 20 million active players drawn from one of the world's fastest growing gaming markets. "
target: Kammelna Games
Kammelna Games is a major social games developer in Saudi Arabia.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 12/1/2011 via BusinessWire

BioWare Corp, acquired KlickNation Corporation

synopsis: Electronic Arts Inc., a global leader in digital interactive entertainment, announced the acquisition of KlickNation, a developer of free-to-play social role-playing games for social platforms including Facebook®. KlickNation has become BioWare Sacramento, part of EA’s BioWare™ label.
buyer parent: Electronic Arts Inc.
buyer: BioWare Corp
BioWare crafts high quality, multiplatform role-playing, MMO and strategy games, focused on emotionally engaging, rich stories with unforgettable characters and vast worlds to discover. BioWare has created some of the world's most critically acclaimed titles and franchises. "
target: KlickNation Corporation
KlickNation develops and publishes games for social platforms including Facebook®. Known for combining in-depth storylines with high-quality graphics, KlickNation has consistently delivered repeated breakthroughs in the social RPG genre since the release of its first game in 2009.
price ($mm)
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Ticker: OM:MAGI
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
MAG Interactive
MAG Interactive is a leading mobile developer and publisher of casual mobile games in Sweden. MAG Interactive creates quality experiences that make players want to come back for more. Their portfolio of games include Ruzzle, Word Domination, Wordbrain, Paint Hit, Quiz Duel, and more.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$29.50
EBITDA ($mm)
($1.53)
EBIT ($mm)
($2.23)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
92
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Ticker: ASX:AB1
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Animoca Brands
Animoca Brands is a mobile game publisher and developer. Animoca Brands develops and publishes great mobile games based on globally loved popular brands like Garfield, Ben10, Doraemon, Ultraman and Astro Boy. The company's games have been downloaded over 280 million times.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$8.69
EBITDA ($mm)
($3.50)
EBIT ($mm)
($3.73)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
70
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Ticker: GLUU
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Glu Mobile Inc.
Glu Mobile Inc.
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.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$540.52
EBITDA ($mm)
$29.52
EBIT ($mm)
$20.52
Net Income ($mm)
$20.45
Employees
715
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Ticker: SZSE:30005
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Shenzhen ZQGame Co., Ltd.
Shenzhen ZQGame Co., Ltd.
ZQGame, Inc. is an online gaming company driven to create compelling entertainment experiences across online, mobile, and tablet platforms for the hardcore gamer.
year
2013
rev ($mm)
$51.93
EBITDA ($mm)
$10.47
EBIT ($mm)
$8.19
Net Income ($mm)
$8.17
Employees
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Ticker: OTCPK:FRZT
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Freeze Tag, Inc.
Freeze Tag, Inc.
Freeze Tag, Inc. is a leading creator of mobile social games that are fun and engaging for all ages. Players can download and enjoy their games for free, or they can purchase virtual items and additional features within the game to increase the fun factor.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$0.12
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
($0.64)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
10
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Ticker: OTCPK:CLIS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
ClickStream Corporation
ClickStream Corporation
ClickStream is a technology company focused on developing apps and digital platforms that disrupt conventional industries. ClickStream's WinQuik is a free-to-play synchronized mobile app and digital gaming platform that allows users to compete in quiz type games to win real money and prizes.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
($0.02)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
2
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Ticker: ZNGA
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Zynga, Inc.
Zynga, Inc.
Zynga is an American video game developer running social video game services since 2007. The company develops social games that work stand-alone on mobile phone platforms such as Apple iOS, Android, Windows Phone and on the Internet through its website, Zynga.com, and social networking websites.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$1,605.21
EBITDA ($mm)
($5.51)
EBIT ($mm)
($82.10)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
1883
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Ticker: TSXV:LAB
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tangelo Games
Tangelo Games
Tangelo's team of gaming experts committed to deliver cutting-edge, future ready, scalable gaming assets to the marketplace. This translates into a collection of fun, casual, casino themed games that are free to play and generate revenue primarily through the in-game/in-app sale of virtual coins.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$11.56
EBITDA ($mm)
($2.63)
EBIT ($mm)
($2.62)
Net Income ($mm)
$0.40
Employees
35
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Ticker: TSE:3659
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
NEXON Co., Ltd.
NEXON Co., Ltd.
Based in Japan, NEXON Co. is a global leader in online games, with more than 100 live games operated across more than 190 countries. Nexon pioneered micro-transactions and the free-to-play business model, and is widely credited with unmatched global expertise in sophisticated live game operations.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$2,372.01
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,035.14
EBIT ($mm)
$970.78
Net Income ($mm)
$1,059.35
Employees
6441
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Ticker: KOSE:A251270
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Netmarble
Netmarble Games Corp. strives to entertain audiences of all ages, and around the world, by providing great mobile gaming experiences. Established in Korea in 2000, Netmarble is the fastest-growing mobile game company in Asia and consistently ranks as a top mobile developer and publisher worldwide.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$2,172.96
EBITDA ($mm)
$316.20
EBIT ($mm)
$216.44
Net Income ($mm)
$190.45
Employees
0
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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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Ticker: HLSE:ROVIO
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Rovio Entertainment Corporation
Rovio Entertainment Corporation
Rovio Entertainment Corporation is a games-first entertainment company, that creates, develops and publishes mobile games and acts as a brand licensor in various entertainment and consumer product categories. The Company is best known for the global Angry Birds brand, which started in 2009.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$323.62
EBITDA ($mm)
$27.14
EBIT ($mm)
$26.48
Net Income ($mm)
$18.31
Employees
462
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Ticker: ZNGA
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Zynga, Inc.
Zynga, Inc.
Zynga is an American video game developer running social video game services since 2007. The company develops social games that work stand-alone on mobile phone platforms such as Apple iOS, Android, Windows Phone and on the Internet through its website, Zynga.com, and social networking websites.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$1,605.21
EBITDA ($mm)
($5.51)
EBIT ($mm)
($82.10)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
1883
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Ticker: TSXV:LAB
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tangelo Games
Tangelo Games
Tangelo's team of gaming experts committed to deliver cutting-edge, future ready, scalable gaming assets to the marketplace. This translates into a collection of fun, casual, casino themed games that are free to play and generate revenue primarily through the in-game/in-app sale of virtual coins.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$11.56
EBITDA ($mm)
($2.63)
EBIT ($mm)
($2.62)
Net Income ($mm)
$0.40
Employees
35
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Ticker: GLUU
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Glu Mobile Inc.
Glu Mobile Inc.
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.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$540.52
EBITDA ($mm)
$29.52
EBIT ($mm)
$20.52
Net Income ($mm)
$20.45
Employees
715
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Ticker: SZSE:30005
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Shenzhen ZQGame Co., Ltd.
Shenzhen ZQGame Co., Ltd.
ZQGame, Inc. is an online gaming company driven to create compelling entertainment experiences across online, mobile, and tablet platforms for the hardcore gamer.
year
2013
rev ($mm)
$51.93
EBITDA ($mm)
$10.47
EBIT ($mm)
$8.19
Net Income ($mm)
$8.17
Employees
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Ticker: OTCPK:FRZT
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Freeze Tag, Inc.
Freeze Tag, Inc.
Freeze Tag, Inc. is a leading creator of mobile social games that are fun and engaging for all ages. Players can download and enjoy their games for free, or they can purchase virtual items and additional features within the game to increase the fun factor.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$0.12
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
($0.64)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
10
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Ticker: OTCPK:CLIS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
ClickStream Corporation
ClickStream Corporation
ClickStream is a technology company focused on developing apps and digital platforms that disrupt conventional industries. ClickStream's WinQuik is a free-to-play synchronized mobile app and digital gaming platform that allows users to compete in quiz type games to win real money and prizes.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
($0.02)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
2
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Ticker: TSE:2432
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
DeNA Global, Inc.
DeNA Global, Inc.
DeNA is the global leader in mobile internet entertainment. DeNA develops and operates a broad range of mobile and online services including games, e-commerce and entertainment content distribution.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$1,148.98
EBITDA ($mm)
$205.30
EBIT ($mm)
$103.13
Net Income ($mm)
$73.77
Employees
2475
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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: KOSDAQ:A263750
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Pearl Abyss
Pearl Abyss
Pearl Abyss is the Korean studio behind the hit PC MMORPG Black Desert Online, which was named MMORPG of the Year in 2016. Since the company's founding in 2010, it has successfully launched its game in South Korea, Japan, Russia, North/South America, Europe, Taiwan, and 100 other countries.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$104.01
EBITDA ($mm)
$58.85
EBIT ($mm)
$57.44
Net Income ($mm)
$43.97
Employees
0
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Ticker: WSE:MGS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Macro Games S.A.
Macro Games S.A.
Macro Games S.A. is a Polish company that operates CSCenter.pl and MyCraft.pl, gaming websites that provide the latest news, videos and live streams for the games Counter-Strike and Minecraft. The company produces games as well, mainly in the MMORPG genre using a free-to-play business model.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$1.24
EBITDA ($mm)
$0.25
EBIT ($mm)
$0.14
Net Income ($mm)
$0.06
Employees
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Ticker: KOSDAQ:A299910
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Vespa Inc
Vespa Inc
Vespa, Inc is a leading game developer based in Seoul, South Korea. They are the creators behind "King’s Raid", a mobile game that’s available on all app stores.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$109.59
EBITDA ($mm)
$25.02
EBIT ($mm)
$24.85
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
0
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Ticker: KOSDAQ:A060240
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Longtu Korea Inc.
Longtu Korea Inc.
Longtu Korea Inc. is an Android game developer that has been active since 2015. The current app portfolio contains 4 games. Longtu Korea is known for its popular mobile MMORPG Sword and Magic.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$53.10
EBITDA ($mm)
$4.05
EBIT ($mm)
$0.42
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
77
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Ticker: OM:MAGI
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
MAG Interactive
MAG Interactive is a leading mobile developer and publisher of casual mobile games in Sweden. MAG Interactive creates quality experiences that make players want to come back for more. Their portfolio of games include Ruzzle, Word Domination, Wordbrain, Paint Hit, Quiz Duel, and more.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$29.50
EBITDA ($mm)
($1.53)
EBIT ($mm)
($2.23)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
92
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Ticker: ASX:AB1
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Animoca Brands
Animoca Brands is a mobile game publisher and developer. Animoca Brands develops and publishes great mobile games based on globally loved popular brands like Garfield, Ben10, Doraemon, Ultraman and Astro Boy. The company's games have been downloaded over 280 million times.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$8.69
EBITDA ($mm)
($3.50)
EBIT ($mm)
($3.73)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
70
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Ticker: NGM:BUBL
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Bublar Group AB
Bublar Group AB
Bublar Group AB is the Nordic region's largest gaming studio and enterprise solutions company within Augmented Reality (AR) Virtual Reality (VR) technology. The game development is run by the subsidiary Virtual Brains AB and enterprise solutions by the subsidiary Vobling AB.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$13.93
EBITDA ($mm)
($4.52)
EBIT ($mm)
($8.04)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
296
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