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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.
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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
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0.0x
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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
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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
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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
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EV / rev
9.3x
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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
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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.
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$14*
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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
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EV / rev
2.1x
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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
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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)
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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
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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.
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$1.00
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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
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announced 11/10/2020 via BusinessWire

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

synopsis: Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. is to acquire Codemasters, an award-winning British video game developer and publisher with over 30 years of heritage. The company specializes in high quality racing games including DiRT, GRID and the BAFTA award-winning official F1® series of videogames.
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: Codemasters (AIM:CDM:$156.91)
Codemasters is an award-winning British video game developer and publisher with over 30 years of heritage. The company specializes in high quality racing games including DiRT, GRID and the BAFTA award-winning official F1® series of videogames.
price ($mm)[EV]
$964 [$934]
rev ($mm)
$99
EBITDA ($mm)
$28
EV / rev
9.4x
EV / EBITDA
33.9x
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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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.
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$192
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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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$7.90*
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closed 5/31/2017 via BusinessWire

Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc., acquired Kerbal Space Program

synopsis: Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc., a leading developer, publisher and marketer of interactive entertainment for consumers around the globe, announced that it has acquired Kerbal Space Program, the critically acclaimed physics-based space simulation game.
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 parent: Squad
target: Kerbal Space Program
Kerbal Space Program is a space flight simulation video game released in 2015. In Kerbal Space Program, players must build a space-worthy craft, capable of flying its crew of lovable humanoid Kerbals into space, while keeping them alive.
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closed 2/1/2017 via BusinessWire

Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc., acquired Social Point S.L.

synopsis: Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. announced that it has acquired privately-held Social Point S.L. Founded in 2008 and headquartered in Barcelona, Spain, Social Point is a highly-successful free-to-play mobile game developer that focuses on delivering high-quality, deeply-engaging entertainment experiences.
buyer: Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (TTWO:$3,363.12)
Headquartered in New York City, Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. is a leading developer, publisher and marketer of interactive entertainment for consumers around the globe. The Company develops and publishes products through its two wholly-owned labels Rockstar Games and 2K. "
target: Social Point S.L.
Headquartered in Barcelona, Social Point is a free-to-play mobile game developer that focuses on delivering high-quality, deeply-engaging entertainment experiences. The company's most successful games, Dragon City and Monster Legends, have been downloaded more than 180 million times.
price ($mm)
$250
rev ($mm)
$91
EBITDA ($mm)
$20
EV / rev
3.0x
EV / EBITDA
13.9x
closed 4/4/2008 via BusinessWire

Rockstar Games, acquired Mad Doc Software

synopsis: Rockstar Games, a publishing label of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. announced the formation of Rockstar New England through the acquisition of substantially all of the assets of Andover, MA-based Mad Doc Software, one of the premier independent development studios in North America.
buyer parent: Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc.
buyer: Rockstar Games
The Rockstar Games label was founded in 1998 to create the most innovative and progressive interactive entertainment. It is a wholly owned subsidiary of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. "
target: Mad Doc Software
Mad Doc Software has led development on and provided contracting services for triple-A titles, with a particular focus on artificial intelligence and networking. The studio most recently worked with Rockstar Games on the Xbox 360 version of the critically acclaimed Bully: Scholarship Edition.
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$5.90
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closed 1/8/2008 via BusinessWire

Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc., acquired Illusion Softworks

synopsis: Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. announced the acquisition of Illusion Softworks, a premier Central European-based game development studio with operations in Brno and Prague, the Czech Republic. Illusion Softworks has approximately 200 employees and will join Take-Two’s 2K Games publishing label as its newest studio, 2K Czech.
buyer: Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (TTWO:$3,363.12)
Take-Two Interactive Software develops and distributes games for PCs, as well as for Sony PlayStation, Nintendo, and SEGA game consoles. The company has distribution operations in Australia, North America, Europe, Scandinavia, and the UK. Other titles include Fly!, Earthworm Jim 3-D, and Darkstone. "
target: Illusion Softworks
Illusion Softworks is a Czech-owned company based in Brno. It is the most successful computer game developer in the Central European region and its games compete with the largest and most successful studios worldwide.The Company’s main focus is on realistic action games.
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closed 1/9/2006 via BusinessWire

Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc., acquired Irrational Games

synopsis: Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. today announced the acquisition of Irrational Games, the award-winning development studio behind such titles as System Shock 2 and Freedom Force. Irrational Games joins the team of development studios under Take-Two's 2K Games publishing label.
buyer: Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (TTWO:$3,363.12)
Take-Two Interactive Software develops and distributes games for PCs, as well as for Sony PlayStation, Nintendo, and SEGA game consoles. The company has distribution operations in Australia, North America, Europe, Scandinavia, and the UK. Other titles include Fly!, Earthworm Jim 3-D, and Darkstone. "
target: Irrational Games
IRRATIONAL GAMES is the award winning developer of System Shock II and Freedom Force. Irrational Games has studios in Boston, MA and Canberra, Australia comprised of dedicated designers, programmers, artists and business facilitators.
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Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc., acquired Firaxis Games

synopsis: Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. today announced the acquisition of Firaxis Games(TM), one of the world's premier game development studios. Firaxis Games joins the 2K Games publishing label of Take-Two Interactive.
buyer: Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (TTWO:$3,363.12)
Take-Two Interactive Software develops and distributes games for PCs, as well as for Sony PlayStation, Nintendo, and SEGA game consoles. The company has distribution operations in Australia, North America, Europe, Scandinavia, and the UK. Other titles include Fly!, Earthworm Jim 3-D, and Darkstone. "
target: Firaxis Games
Firaxis is an independent game design studio with an unwavering mission to "build games that stand the test of time". President, and CEO, Jeff Briggs, "Firaxis" is a fusion of "fiery" and "axis", communicating the company's dynamic process of game development and creation of visionary products.
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closed 4/8/2004 via Reuters

Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc., acquired Mobius Entertainment Ltd.

synopsis: Video game publisher Take-Two Interactive Software Inc. (TTWO) on Thursday said it has acquired British game developer Mobius Entertainment Ltd., which specializes in games for handheld platforms.
buyer: Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (TTWO:$3,363.12)
Take-Two Interactive Software develops and distributes games for PCs, as well as for Sony PlayStation, Nintendo, and SEGA game consoles. The company has distribution operations in Australia, North America, Europe, Scandinavia, and the UK. Other titles include Fly!, Earthworm Jim 3-D, and Darkstone. "
target: Mobius Entertainment Ltd.
Mobius Entertainment Ltd. specializes in games for handheld platforms.
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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
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announced 2/10/2021 via Company Press Release

Zordix AB, will acquire Just For Games SAS

synopsis: Zordix AB has entered into an agreement to acquire 100 percent of the shares in the French gaming publisher and game distributor Just For Games SAS. JFG distributes primarily in the premium segment and in close collaboration with international gaming publishers such as Microsoft, Maximum Games and Marvelous.
buyer: Zordix AB (NGM:ZORDIX B:$4.09)
Zordix is a multinational game developer & publisher with its headquarter in Umeå in northern Sweden. Zordix is divided into four main units: Zordix Racing, Dimfrost Studio, Invictus Games and Zordix Publishing. "
target: Just For Games SAS
Just For Games is a leading French game distributor and publisher of games for PC and consoles. JFG distributes primarily in the premium segment and in close collaboration with international gaming publishers such as Microsoft, Maximum Games and Marvelous.
price ($mm)
$17
rev ($mm)
$36
EBITDA ($mm)
$5
EV / rev
0.5x
EV / EBITDA
3.6x
announced 2/3/2021 via Company Press Release

Easybrain Ltd will be merged with Embracer Group,

synopsis: Embracer adds Easybrain, a leading mobile game developer with proven ability to launch, scale up and operate multiple global category leaders within the logic and puzzle game genre. Easybrain sees a great opportunity in being supported by Embracer to continue developing strong mobile game titles.
buyer: Embracer Group (OM:EMBRAC B:$990.33)
Based in Sweden, Embracer Group is the parent company of businesses developing and publishing PC, console and mobile games for the global games market. Embracer Group has an extensive catalogue of over 200 owned franchises, such as Saints Row, Goat Simulator, Dead Island, Metro, amongst many others."
target: Easybrain Ltd
Based in Belarus, Easybrain has developed numerous popular puzzle and logic game titles and is currently operating 15 live mobile game titles with a long lifetime, of which multiple games have become category leaders within its dedicated niche.
price ($mm)
$655
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closed 2/3/2021 via BNC Analysis

Aspyr Media merged with Saber Interactive,

synopsis: Embracer Group, via its wholly owned subsidiary Saber Interactive, has acquired US-based developer Aspyr Media by merger. Aspyr Media is an American video game developer and publisher that has been behind games such as Civilization VI, Borderlands 2, Layers of Fear, Observer, Star Wars™ Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy™, Torn, Jade Empire, and InnerSpace.
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: Aspyr Media
Aspyr Media, Inc. is an American video game developer and publisher that has been behind games such as Civilization VI, Borderlands 2, Layers of Fear, Observer, Star Wars™ Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy™, Torn, Jade Empire, and InnerSpace.
price ($mm)
$101
rev ($mm)
$41
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
11.2x
EV / EBITDA
closed 2/1/2021 via BNC Analysis

Sumo Digital Ltd., acquired PixelAnt Games sp. z o. o.

synopsis: SumoDigital, a Sumo Group Company is pleased to announce its tenth studio and family member, PixelAnt Games sp. z o. o., based in Wroclaw, Poland. PixelAnt Games is a leader in work-for-hire, co-development, and original IP projects across current and next-gen platforms.
buyer: Sumo Digital Ltd. (AIM:SUMO:$74.40)
Sumo is an award-winning game developer headquartered in Sheffield, with eight UK studios and one studio in India. Sumo is recognised for its versatility, proprietary technology, and creativity across a portfolio of games featuring titles for major publishers, including Microsoft, Sony, Sega and 2K."
target: PixelAnt Games sp. z o. o.
PixelAnt Games was founded in 2020, and under the leadership of Pawel Rohleder and Adam Lasoń. PixelAnt Games. Based in Wroclaw, Poland, the studio is a leader in work-for-hire, co-development, and original IP projects across current and next-gen platforms.
price ($mm)
$0.34
rev ($mm)
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announced 2/1/2021 via Company Press Release

Stillfront Group AB, will acquire Moonfrog Labs Pvt Ltd.

synopsis: Stillfront Group AB has entered into an agreement to acquire 100% of the shares in Moonfrog Labs Private Limited, a rapidly growing independent game studio based in Bangalore, India, focusing on Board and Social Card Games. Moonfrog has an extensive games portfolio including successful titles such as Ludo Club, Jalebi and Teen Patti Gold.
buyer: Stillfront Group AB (OM:SF:$448.48)
Headquartered in Sweden, Stillfront Group is a leading free-to-play powerhouse of gaming studios. Its diverse and exciting games portfolio has two common themes; loyal users and long lifecycle games. "
target: Moonfrog Labs Pvt Ltd.
India-based Moonfrog Labs is a rapidly growing developer and publisher of market-leading Board and Social Card Games. The studio, which was founded in 2013, has an extensive games portfolio of more than 20 games, including successful titles such as Ludo Club, Jalebi and Teen Patti Gold.
price ($mm)
$90*
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announced 1/27/2021 via Company Press Release

Three Gates AB, will acquire Tableflip Entertainment AB

synopsis: Three Gates has signed a letter of intent with Tableflip Entertainment AB to acquire the assets in Tableflip, a game developer, located in the heart of Gothenburg, Sweden, focusing on creating new and exciting experiences. Tableflip lacks active business today, but owns the rights to a smaller portfolio of retro-style games.
buyer: Three Gates AB (NGM:GATE:$2.39)
Three Gates AB is a publicly listed game development company based on the island of Gotland, off the east coast of Sweden. Founded in 2011, Three Gates is a team of experienced professionals, all gathered in a unique location with an unwavering drive and passion for the video game sector. "
target: Tableflip Entertainment AB
Tableflip Entertainment is a game developer, located in the heart of Gothenburg, Sweden, focusing on creating new and exciting experiences. Tableflip lacks active business today, but owns the rights to a smaller portfolio of retro-style games.
price ($mm)
$0.06
rev ($mm)
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EV / EBITDA
announced 1/21/2021 via GlobeNewswire

Nacon, will acquire Big Ant Studios

synopsis: Nacon announced the acquisition of Big Ant Studios, one of Australia's largest and oldest independent video game developers. The studio has developed games for legendary franchises such as Spyro the Dragon but is best known for its high quality sports franchises.
buyer: Nacon (ENXTPA:BIG:$185.26)
Nacon, formerly Bigben Interactive SA is a French video game company based in Lesquin. Established in 1981, the company designs and distributes accessories for video game consoles, and publishes and distributes video games for various platforms. "
target: Big Ant Studios
Founded in 2001, Big Ant is one of Australia's largest and oldest independent video game developers. The studio has developed games for legendary franchises such as Spyro the Dragon but is best known for its high quality sports franchises.
price ($mm)
$18
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announced 1/5/2021 via BNC Analysis

Nintendo, will acquire Next Level Games

synopsis: Nintendo, one of the world's largest video game companies, will acquire Next Level Games, an independent video game developer in Canada. Next Level Games works closely with Nintendo and develops award-winning titles for the Nintendo Switch, Wii, and 3DS. Their titles include Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon, Punch-Out!!, Super Mario Strikers, and more.
buyer: Nintendo (TSE:7974:$15,905.43)
Nintendo is one of the world's largest video game companies. Nintendo's mission is to put smiles on the faces of everyone they touch. The company produces video game consoles and has numerous influential video game franchises, including Mario, Donkey Kong, The Legend of Zelda, and more. "
target: Next Level Games
Next Level Games is an independent video game developer in Canada. Next Level Games works closely with Nintendo and develops award-winning titles for the Nintendo Switch, Wii, and 3DS. Their titles include Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon, Punch-Out!!, Super Mario Strikers, and more.
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announced 12/15/2020 via Company Press Release

Keywords Studios, will acquire High Voltage Software

synopsis: Keywords Studios, an international technical and creative services provider to the global video games industry, will acquire High Voltage Software, an award-winning game developer that develops for all major platforms. High Voltage has worked on games in various genres, including first-person shooters, collectible card games, and platformers.
buyer: Keywords Studios (AIM:KWS:$421.54)
Ireland’s Keywords Studios is an international technical services provider to the global video games industry. It provides integrated art creation, software engineering, testing, localization, audio and customer care services to a blue-chip client base. "
target: High Voltage Software
High Voltage Software is a game developer that develops for all major platforms. High Voltage prides itself on creating high-quality interactive content and experiences. The studio has worked on games in various genres, including first-person shooters, collectible card games, and platformers.
price ($mm)
$34
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 11/25/2020 via BNC Analysis

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

synopsis: Kongregate, a leading game publisher and web gaming portal, announced that it is taking over operations of three Disney mobile games: Maleficent Free Fall, Inside Out: Thought Bubbles, and Where’s My Water? 2.
buyer parent: Modern Times Group MTG AB
buyer: Kongregate Inc.
Kongregate is a leading game publisher and web gaming portal. Kongregate’s mobile games have been downloaded tens of millions of times and have hundreds of millions of gameplays. Kongregate's web portal features over 100,000 free games played by tens of millions of players per month. "
seller: The Walt Disney Company (DIS:$69,762.00)
The acquisition includes three Disney mobile games: Maleficent Free Fall, Inside Out: Thought Bubbles, and Where’s My Water? 2. The three free-to-play games have combined for over 224 million downloads.
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announced 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:$185.26)
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)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
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:$74.40)
Sumo is an award-winning game developer headquartered in Sheffield, with eight UK studios and one studio in India. Sumo is recognised for its versatility, proprietary technology, and creativity across a portfolio of games featuring titles for major publishers, including Microsoft, Sony, Sega and 2K."
target parent: Northern Pacific Group
target: Pipeworks Inc.
Pipeworks Studios is a highly versatile and respected developer of distinctive games and interactive software. Pipeworks creates popular, innovative, and unique games that harness the creative spark of its teams and embrace the power of its players and community.
price ($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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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: KNM
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Konami Corporation
Konami Corporation
Konami Corporation develops, publishes, markets, and distributes video game software products for stationary and portable consoles, as well as for use on personal computers. It operates in three segments: Digital Entertainment, Gaming & Systems, and Health & Fitness.
year
2012
rev ($mm)
$265,758.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$51,370.00
EBIT ($mm)
$41,292.00
Net Income ($mm)
$23,012.00
Employees
5362
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Ticker: SEHK:700
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tencent Holdings Ltd.
Tencent Holdings Ltd.
Tencent Holdings Limited is an investment holding company involved in providing internet and mobile value-added services (VAS), online advertising services and e-commerce transactions services
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$70,260.21
EBITDA ($mm)
$25,367.11
EBIT ($mm)
$18,437.35
Net Income ($mm)
$18,893.41
Employees
77592
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Ticker: TSE:7974
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Nintendo
Nintendo
Nintendo Co., Ltd. is a Japanese multinational consumer electronics company headquartered in Kyoto, Japan. Nintendo is the world's largest video game company by revenue.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$15,905.43
EBITDA ($mm)
$5,443.81
EBIT ($mm)
$5,349.32
Net Income ($mm)
$3,988.30
Employees
6200
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Ticker: NTES
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
NetEase, Inc.
NetEase, Inc.
NetEase, Inc. is a leading internet technology company in China. Dedicated to providing online services centered around content, community, communication and commerce, NetEase develops some of China’s most popular PC-client and mobile games, e-commerce businesses, advertising and e-mail services.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$10,750.03
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,998.42
EBIT ($mm)
$1,637.88
Net Income ($mm)
$1,273.77
Employees
23687
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Ticker: ATVI
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Activision Blizzard
Activision Blizzard
Activision Blizzard, Inc., a member of the S&P 500, is the world's most successful standalone interactive entertainment company. Activision Blizzard develops and publishes games based on some of the most beloved entertainment franchises, including Call of Duty, Guitar Hero, and World of Warcraft.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$5,946.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,893.00
EBIT ($mm)
$1,279.00
Net Income ($mm)
$872.00
Employees
7190
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Ticker: NasdaqGS:EA
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Electronic Arts Inc.
Electronic Arts Inc.
Electronic Arts (EA) is a global leader in digital interactive entertainment. The Company develops and delivers games, content and online services for Internet-connected consoles, mobile devices and personal computers. EA has more than 300 million registered players around the world.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$5,670.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,432.00
EBIT ($mm)
$1,272.00
Net Income ($mm)
$1,179.00
Employees
9800
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Ticker: TTWO
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc.
Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc.
Take-Two Interactive Software develops and distributes games for PCs, as well as for Sony PlayStation, Nintendo, and SEGA game consoles. The company has distribution operations in Australia, North America, Europe, Scandinavia, and the UK. Other titles include Fly!, Earthworm Jim 3-D, and Darkstone.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$3,363.12
EBITDA ($mm)
$590.62
EBIT ($mm)
$518.04
Net Income ($mm)
$474.19
Employees
5800
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Ticker: SGAMY
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sega Sammy Holdings Inc.
Sega Sammy Holdings Inc.
The SEGA SAMMY Group is involved in a wide range of business operations, encompassing Sammy’s pachislot and pachinko machine business; entertainment contents business focused on SEGA Group’s digital game business; and resort business, which is represented by the development and operation of hotels.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$3,024.74
EBITDA ($mm)
$300.70
EBIT ($mm)
$110.24
Net Income ($mm)
$24.10
Employees
7726
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Ticker: TSE:3659
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
NEXON Co., Ltd.
NEXON Co., Ltd.
Based in Japan, NEXON Co. is a global leader in online games, with more than 100 live games operated across more than 190 countries. Nexon pioneered micro-transactions and the free-to-play business model, and is widely credited with unmatched global expertise in sophisticated live game operations.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$2,372.01
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,035.14
EBIT ($mm)
$970.78
Net Income ($mm)
$1,059.35
Employees
6441
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Ticker: KOSE:A251270
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Netmarble
Netmarble Games Corp. strives to entertain audiences of all ages, and around the world, by providing great mobile gaming experiences. Established in Korea in 2000, Netmarble is the fastest-growing mobile game company in Asia and consistently ranks as a top mobile developer and publisher worldwide.
year
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: 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)
$990.33
EBITDA ($mm)
$239.14
EBIT ($mm)
$55.45
Net Income ($mm)
$58.20
Employees
3024
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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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