Like AMV Holding Limited

announced 8/25/2008 via BusinessWire

Twistbox Entertainment, Inc, will acquire AMV Holding Limited

synopsis: Mandalay Media announced today that it has signed a letter of intent to acquire AMV Holding Limited, a European leader in direct to consumer mobile Internet content and services. It is anticipated that AMV will be integrated with Mandalay Media’s mobile subsidiary Twistbox Entertainment, Inc.
buyer parent: Mandalay Media, Inc.
buyer: Twistbox Entertainment, Inc
Twistbox Entertainment, Inc. is a global producer and publisher of mobile content. Through licenses with industry leading brands and direct distribution in over 40 countries, Twistbox provides an extensive portfolio of award-winning games, WAP sites, and mobile TV channels worldwide. "
target: AMV Holding Limited
AMV is a leading European mobile entertainment and marketing company delivering games and lifestyle content and services directly to consumers. AMV markets its well established branded services through a unique CRM platform that harnesses mobile web, on-line, print and TV media.
price ($mm)[EV]
$20 [$18]
rev ($mm)
$28
EBITDA ($mm)
$4
EV / rev
0.6x
EV / EBITDA
4.4x
closed 7/6/2012 via Reuters

NTT DOCOMO, acquired Buongiorno S.p.A.

synopsis: NTT DOCOMO, INC. completed its takeover offer to acquire all shares in Buongiorno S.p.A., one of the largest providers of mobile internet content and apps in Europe and beyond. The tender offer was conducted by NTT DOCOMO’s German subsidiary, DOCOMO Deutschland GmbH.
buyer parent: NTT Communications Corporation
buyer: NTT DOCOMO (TSE:9437:$43,349.27)
NTT DOCOMO is Japan's premier provider of leading-edge mobile voice, data and multimedia services. With more than 56 million customers in Japan, the company is one of the world's largest mobile communications operators. "
target: Buongiorno S.p.A. ( IT:BNG:$233.97)
Buongiorno is a global enabler of the mobile connected life. The company is the preferred partner for telecoms, enterprises, handset and connected device manufacturers, supporting them in delivering customized mobile data experiences.
price ($mm)[EV]
$287 [$351]
rev ($mm)
$331
EBITDA ($mm)
$32
EV / rev
1.1x
EV / EBITDA
11.1x
closed 3/14/2012 via Reuters

CA Mobile, Ltd., purchased Mobile Content Business from Drecom Co, Ltd.

synopsis: Drecom Co., Ltd. announced that it has decided to sell its mobile content business to CA Mobile Ltd. Drecom Co., Ltd. engages in the entertainment web and marketing solution businesses.Its Mobile Contents Business provides mobile content solutions.
buyer parent: CyberAgent Inc.
buyer: CA Mobile, Ltd.
CA Mobile Group engages in mobile marketing and is expanding all the possibilities of mobile commerce with a focus on business content and advertising business. "
seller: Drecom Co, Ltd. (TSE:3793:$99.08)
Drecom Co., Ltd. engages in the entertainment web and marketing solution businesses. The company’s Entertainment Web segment plans, develops, and provides entertainment contents to individual Internet users.
price ($mm)
$2.42
rev ($mm)
$31
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.1x
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announced 1/29/2008 via PR Newswire

BroadWebAsia, Inc., will acquire Linktone Ltd.

synopsis: BroadWebAsia, Inc. a leading online entertainment network in China disclosed that it has presented a formal proposal for investment in, and restructuring of, Linktone Ltd. Under terms of the proposed BWA transaction, BWA or its affiliates will purchase not less than 60% of Linktone's outstanding shares.
buyer: BroadWebAsia, Inc.
BroadWebAsia, Inc. is a fast growing and diversified internet company focused on Chinese online communities and digital advertising. By acquiring controlling interests in 7 fast growing and well managed Chinese websites, BWA has built a powerful, synergistic network. "
target: Linktone Ltd.
Linktone Ltd. is a leading provider of wireless interactive entertainment products and services in China. Linktone provides a diverse portfolio of services to wireless consumers, with a particular focus on media, entertainment and communications.
price ($mm)
$97*
rev ($mm)
$53
EBITDA ($mm)
$9
EV / rev
3.1x
EV / EBITDA
17.4x
closed 10/10/2007 via PR Newswire

SendMe, Inc., acquired mbuzzy, Inc.

synopsis: SendMe, the premier mobile media company, has acquired mbuzzy, the industry's first off-portal mobile community in the U.S. market. mbuzzy provides both an online and mobile environment to let people interact, share user-generated content and stay connected while on-the-go.
buyer: SendMe, Inc.
SendMe, Inc. turns any mobile phone into a portable playground. As the premier mobile media company, SendMe's family of destination sites lets you take the fun from the Web to your mobile phone with the broadest and best content, entertainment and community out there. "
target: mbuzzy, Inc.
mbuzzy is a place for consumers and content publishers alike to create new experiences through pictures, videos, and sounds across both the mobile phone and the PC. mbuzzy creates a seamless experience regardless of wireless carrier or mobile phone.
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closed 11/17/2020 via BusinessWire

Valnet Inc., acquired Collider

synopsis: Valnet Inc., an online media publisher, has acquired Collider.com, a popular entertainment website that specializes in bringing its readers the best coverage of movies, television, video games, and more. It is also the one-stop shop for exclusive interviews, scoops on the biggest films, and daily coverage of the day's hottest entertainment stories.
buyer parent: Valsoft Corp
buyer: Valnet Inc.
Valnet is a leading multi-vertical digital media publisher and owner of a variety of premium digital publications, including movie news authority ScreenRant.com, pop culture site CBR.com and video game news site GameRant.com. "
target: Collider
Collider is a popular entertainment website that specializes in bringing its readers the best coverage of movies, television, video games, and more. It is also the one-stop shop for exclusive interviews, scoops on the biggest films, and daily coverage of the day's hottest entertainment stories.
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announced 4/30/2020 via BNC Analysis

Polsat Media, will acquire Interia Group

synopsis: Telewizja Polsat sp. z o.o. entered into a preliminary agreement with Bauer Media for the acquisition of 100% of the shares in Grupa Interia.pl sp. z o.o. The Interia.pl Group is a leading player on the new generation Polish media market. Every month, almost 19 million people use access to the latest information, trivia and entertainment.
buyer parent: Pola Investments Ltd.
buyer: Polsat Media
Telewizja Polsat is the first independent and the leading TV station in Poland that is part of the Cyfrowy Polsat media group. The program offer is built mainly on the basis of own TV series combined with a rich portfolio of feature films, foreign series and world-class entertainment. "
target parent: Bauer Media Group
target: Interia Group
The Interia.pl Group is a leading player on the new generation Polish media market. Every month, almost 19 million people use access to the latest information, trivia and entertainment, as well as the best way to communicate with the world.
price ($mm)
$102
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announced 5/30/2018 via BNC Analysis

The E&M Co., Ltd., will acquire Chic News Co., Ltd.

synopsis: The E&M Co., Ltd., an entertainment and media company in Korea, will acquire Chic News Co., Ltd., a Korean news website. Chic News provides news articles that cover the topics of fashion, beauty, and entertainment. Their entertainment articles cover TV shows, movies, bands, and celebrities.
buyer: The E&M Co., Ltd. (KOSDAQ:A089230:$13.58)
The E&M Co., Ltd. is an entertainment and media company in Korea. The company operates two live streaming platforms in Korea, POPKON TV and CELUV TV. POPKON TV is designed for consumer use while CELUV TV is a platform that allows famous celebrities to interact and communicate with viewers. "
target: Chic News Co., Ltd.
Founded in 2012, Chic News Co., Ltd. is a Korean news website. Chic News provides news articles that cover the topics of fashion, beauty, and entertainment. Their entertainment articles cover TV shows, movies, bands, and celebrities.
price ($mm)
$3.24
rev ($mm)
$0
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
14.0x
EV / EBITDA
announced 3/28/2018 via BNC Analysis

Oath Inc., will acquire Yahoo!7 Pty Ltd.

synopsis: Seven West Media (SWM) has announced that Oath Inc. is to take full control of Yahoo7 by acquiring SWM’s 50 percent stake in the business. Yahoo7 is a premium media and publishing company which reaches nearly half of the Australian population every month.
buyer parent: Verizon Communications
buyer: Oath Inc.
Oath, a subsidiary of Verizon, is a values-led company committed to building brands people love. They reach one billion people around the world with a dynamic house of media and technology brands. Oath brands include Yahoo, AOL, HuffPost, Engadget, TechCrunch, Tumblr, MAKERS and the Build Series. "
target parent: Seven West Media Limited
target: Yahoo!7 Pty Ltd.
Yahoo7 is a premium media and publishing company in the ANZ market, which reaches nearly half of the Australian population every month. Yahoo7 aims to bring all the best articles in news, entertainment and lifestyle in the one place.
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closed 12/7/2017 via BNC Analysis

Webedia SAS, acquired Creators Media

synopsis: Paris-based publishing group Webedia has acquired majority control of Creators Media, the L.A.-based company that runs entertainment fan site Movie Pilot and video channel Super News covering nerd culture.
buyer parent: Fimalac SA
buyer: Webedia SAS
Webedia, a subsidiary of Fimalac, is a company specializing in online media. It is headquartered in Levallois-Perret, France. The company claims to be the number one French media group in online entertainment with an audience of 28 million unique visitors per month. "
target: Creators Media
Creators Media is the L.A.-based company that runs entertainment fan site Movie Pilot and video channel Super News covering nerd culture. Creators Media is the first fan-centric media company, empowering users to create content around the fandoms they love and are passionate about.
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announced 11/16/2017 via BNC Analysis

Ziff Davis, Inc., will acquire Mashable

synopsis: Ziff Davis, a leading global digital-media company operating in the technology, gaming, entertainment and lifestyle verticals, is to acquire Mashable, a global, multi-platform media and entertainment company. Mashable is the go-to source for tech, digital culture and entertainment content for its dedicated and influential audience around the globe.
buyer parent: j2 Global, Inc.
buyer: Ziff Davis, Inc.
Ziff Davis, a subsidiary of j2 Global, Inc., is a leading global digital-media company operating in the technology, gaming, entertainment and lifestyle verticals. "
target: Mashable
Mashable is a global, multi-platform media and entertainment company. Powered by its own proprietary technology, Mashable is the go-to source for tech, digital culture and entertainment content for its dedicated and influential audience around the globe.
price ($mm)
$50
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closed 4/4/2016 via Market Wire

Fitness Gurls Magazine, acquired Hollywood Tuna

synopsis: FG Fitness & Media Group along with its flagship publication Fitness Gurls Magazine, and all of its ancillary products is continuing its aggressive expansion and growth with the acquisition of Hollywood Tuna a network of gossip sites and relationships that is ranked as one of the top 50,000 sites in the world for its traffic.
buyer parent: FG Fitness & Media Group, Inc.
buyer: Fitness Gurls Magazine
Fitness Gurls Magazine covers health, fitness, nutrition, exercise routines and showcases some of the most beautiful women in the world of sport, fitness and entertainment. "
target: Hollywood Tuna
Hollywood Tuna is a network of gossip sites and relationships that is ranked as one of the top 50,000 sites in the world for its traffic.
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closed 12/23/2015 via BNC Analysis

migme, acquired Hipwee

synopsis: Migme announced the acquisition of Indonesian social news site Hipwee. Hipwee delivers original and community-generated content focused on entertainment, relationships, and travel. It targets Indonesian urbanites.
buyer: migme (ASX:MIG:$16.11)
migme is a global digital media company focused on emerging markets. The company delivers social entertainment services through our portfolio brands migme, LoveByte, alivenotdead and Sold. "
target: Hipwee
Hipwee is an Indonesian social news site. Hipwee.com focuses on creating high quality content on topics most interesting for 18-34 year old urban and educated Indonesians, such as personal growth, lifestyle tips, relationships, opinions etc.
price ($mm)
$0.46
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announced 12/12/2014 via BNC Analysis

Quali-Smart Holdings Limited, will acquire Pulse MediaTech Limited

synopsis: Quali-Smart said it agreed to acquire Pulse MediaTech Limited. The company is primarily engaged in the provision of digital publishing and design technologies, production and distribution of electronic books and the development of mobile application solutions and mobile games.
buyer: Quali-Smart Holdings Limited
Quali-Smart Holdings is a toy manufacturer offering services primarily on OEM/ODM basis. They manufacture products for their customers according to their specifications. They also offer ODM services in product development. "
target: Pulse MediaTech Limited
Pulse MediaTech is primarily engaged in the provision of digital publishing and design technologies, production and distribution of electronic books and the development of mobile application solutions and mobile games.
price ($mm)
$12
rev ($mm)
$3
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
4.5x
EV / EBITDA
closed 7/23/2014 via Company Press Release

CBS Local Media, acquired Eventful, Inc.

synopsis: CBS Local Media has entered into an agreement to acquire Eventful, Inc., a leading digital media company in the events discovery, communication and personalization business. Over 21 million people rely on Eventful to find out what's happening and decide what to do; from movies, concerts and sports to family fun and nightlife.
buyer: CBS Local Media
CBS Local Media provides news, information and entertainment from CBS' owned-and-operated TV and radio stations. They have locations all over the United States, including New York, California, Arizona, Texas, Pennsylvania, Florida, and more. "
target: Eventful, Inc.
Eventful is a leading digital media company connecting consumers with entertainment, movies and local events. Over 21 million people rely on Eventful to find out what's happening and decide what to do; from movies, concerts and sports to family fun and nightlife.
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closed 2/19/2014 via BNC Analysis

mig33, acquired AlivenotDead

synopsis: mig33, a mobile social entertainment platform based in Singapore, announced that it has acquired AlivenotDead (AnD), an online community for celebrities to connect with fans through official accounts. The acquisition of AnD will help mig33 grow in emerging markets as it transitions away from its start as a messaging platform for featurephone users.
buyer: mig33 (ASX:MIG:$16.11)
Launched in late 2005, mig33 has now grown to be one of the world’s largest social entertainment platform companies. mig33 allows users from all over the world to talk, chat, play games, organize online parties, and thrive as their virtual personas. "
target: AlivenotDead
AlivenotDead is an online community dedicated to helping artists. Their goal is to strengthen artist communities worldwide and to help connect these communities together. Artists can connect with and grow their audience, share their creative works, and meet and collaborate with other artists.
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closed 12/20/2013 via BNC Analysis

Daniel Kretinsky and Patrik Tkac, purchased Ringier Alex Springer CZ from Ringier Axel Springer Media AG

synopsis: Entrepreneurs Daniel Kretinsky and Patrik Tkac have bought company Ringier Alex Springer CZ, the biggest publisher of dailies on the Czech market.
buyer: Daniel Kretinsky and Patrik Tkac
Daniel Kretinsky and Patrik Tkac are two businessmen and entrepreneurs in the Czech Republic. "
seller: Ringier Axel Springer Media AG
Ringier Alex Springer CZ is the biggest publisher of dailies on the Czech market. Ringier Axel Springer Media AG is a leading integrated multimedia company in Central and Eastern Europe.
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announced 10/24/2013 via BNC Analysis

Grupa o2 sp. z o.o., will acquire Wirtualna Polska S.A.

synopsis: Orange Poland (Telekomunikacja Polska), the largest communications company in Central Europe, signed an agreement with O2 for the sale of 100 percent of Wirtualna Polska for PLN 375 million, one of the most popular websites in Poland that offers online services such as e-mail, games, and more.
buyer: Grupa o2 sp. z o.o. (WSE:WPL:$171.43)
Telekomunikacja Polska (TP Group) is the largest communications company in Central Europe, dedicated to providing its customers with fixed telephony, satellite communication, data transmission, mobile telephony and Internet solutions. "
target parent: France Telecom-Orange
target: Wirtualna Polska S.A. (WSE:WPL:$169.45)
Wirtualna Polska SA owns and operates a Website which offers online services such as e-mail, games, and more. Wirtualna Polska is one of the most popular websites in Poland. Wirtualna Polska SA was founded in 1995 by Marek Borzestowski and is based in Gdansk, Poland.
price ($mm)
$124
rev ($mm)
$58
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
2.1x
EV / EBITDA
closed 10/15/2013 via GlobeNewswire

Yandex N.V., acquired KinoPoisk

synopsis: Yandex, a leading internet company in Russia, announced the acquisition of KinoPoisk, the largest and most comprehensive Russian-language website dedicated to movies, television programs and celebrities.
buyer: Yandex N.V. (YNDX:$3,325.20)
Yandex is the leading internet company in Russia, operating the country's most popular search engine and the most visited website. The company also operates in Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Belarus and Turkey. Yandex's mission is to answer any question internet users may have. "
target: KinoPoisk
KinoPoisk is the largest and most comprehensive Russian-language website dedicated to movies, television programs and celebrities.
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closed 4/3/2013 via GlobeNewswire

Remark Media, Inc., acquired Bikini.com

synopsis: Remark Media, Inc., a global digital media company, announced the acquisition of Bikini.com, a digital beach lifestyle brand providing websites, branded merchandise, and mobile content. The acquisition is part of its entry into the lifestyle media vertical, providing digital media destinations, content, and services to the 18-34 year old market.
buyer: Remark Media, Inc. (MARK:$75.39)
Remark Media is a global digital media company focused on developing social media businesses that incorporate relevant, high quality content. The Company develops and operates next-generation web publishing platforms combining traditional web publishing with social media. "
target: Bikini.com
Bikini.com is the world’s most comprehensive and fun beach lifestyle brand. An international pop culture hit, it offers the style of top fashion magazines, the healthy lifestyles of beach sports and fitness, and the enthusiasm of young men and women alike.
price ($mm)[EV]
$2.38 [$2.36]
rev ($mm)
$0
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
10.7x
EV / EBITDA
announced 8/25/2008 via BusinessWire

Twistbox Entertainment, Inc, will acquire AMV Holding Limited

synopsis: Mandalay Media announced today that it has signed a letter of intent to acquire AMV Holding Limited, a European leader in direct to consumer mobile Internet content and services. It is anticipated that AMV will be integrated with Mandalay Media’s mobile subsidiary Twistbox Entertainment, Inc.
buyer parent: Mandalay Media, Inc.
buyer: Twistbox Entertainment, Inc
Twistbox Entertainment, Inc. is a global producer and publisher of mobile content. Through licenses with industry leading brands and direct distribution in over 40 countries, Twistbox provides an extensive portfolio of award-winning games, WAP sites, and mobile TV channels worldwide. "
target: AMV Holding Limited
AMV is a leading European mobile entertainment and marketing company delivering games and lifestyle content and services directly to consumers. AMV markets its well established branded services through a unique CRM platform that harnesses mobile web, on-line, print and TV media.
price ($mm)[EV]
$20 [$18]
rev ($mm)
$28
EBITDA ($mm)
$4
EV / rev
0.6x
EV / EBITDA
4.4x
announced 8/25/2008 via BusinessWire

Twistbox Entertainment, Inc, will acquire AMV Holding Limited

synopsis: Mandalay Media announced today that it has signed a letter of intent to acquire AMV Holding Limited, a European leader in direct to consumer mobile Internet content and services. It is anticipated that AMV will be integrated with Mandalay Media’s mobile subsidiary Twistbox Entertainment, Inc.
buyer parent: Mandalay Media, Inc.
buyer: Twistbox Entertainment, Inc
Twistbox Entertainment, Inc. is a global producer and publisher of mobile content. Through licenses with industry leading brands and direct distribution in over 40 countries, Twistbox provides an extensive portfolio of award-winning games, WAP sites, and mobile TV channels worldwide. "
target: AMV Holding Limited
AMV is a leading European mobile entertainment and marketing company delivering games and lifestyle content and services directly to consumers. AMV markets its well established branded services through a unique CRM platform that harnesses mobile web, on-line, print and TV media.
price ($mm)[EV]
$20 [$18]
rev ($mm)
$28
EBITDA ($mm)
$4
EV / rev
0.6x
EV / EBITDA
4.4x
closed 2/13/2008 via BusinessWire

Mancorp Publishing Inc., acquired Twistbox Entertainment, Inc

synopsis: Mandalay Media, Inc. has completed its merger with Twistbox Entertainment, Inc. Twistbox is now a wholly-owned subsidiary of Mandalay Media and its current sole operations as stated under Mandalay Media's Form 8-K as filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
buyer: Mancorp Publishing Inc.
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target: Twistbox Entertainment, Inc
Twistbox Entertainment, Inc. is a global producer and publisher of mobile content. Through licenses with industry leading brands and direct distribution in over 40 countries, Twistbox provides an extensive portfolio of award-winning games, WAP sites, and mobile TV channels worldwide.
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closed 1/25/2007 via BusinessWire

Twistbox Games, acquired InfoSpace Mobile Games Studio

synopsis: Twistbox Entertainment, Inc. announced the acquisition of all of the assets of Infospace Inc.’s US based mobile games Studio located in San Mateo, CA. Formerly known as Atlas Mobile, Inc., the Studio will be fully integrated into Twistbox Games.
buyer parent: Twistbox Entertainment, Inc
buyer: Twistbox Games
Twistbox Games is a leading global publisher and developer of award-winning games and applications for mobile devices. Twistbox Games’ RapidPort™, the mobile industry’s most comprehensive development and porting platform, provides support for J2ME, DoJa, BREW and Symbian. "
target parent: InfoSpace, Inc.
target: InfoSpace Mobile Games Studio
InfoSpace Mobile Games Studio is a pioneer in the Play for Prizes business across the major carriers in North America that includes multiplayer tournaments and loyalty campaigns for leading consumer and entertainment brands.
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closed 2/13/2006 via BusinessWire

Waat Media Wireless Entertainment, acquired Charismatix Ltd. & Co. KG

synopsis: WAAT Media, the world leader in late night mobile entertainment, said today at the 3GSM World Congress 2006 in Barcelona, Spain, that it has acquired Charismatix Ltd. & Co. KG, one of Europe's top mobile game development companies.
buyer parent: Twistbox Entertainment, Inc
buyer: Waat Media Wireless Entertainment
Waat Media is the world's leading provider of late night entertainment for mobile phones and wireless devices. With agreements encompassing more than 60 major mobile carriers, Waat Media distributes images, games, video and mobile TV to more that 750 million handsets. "
target: Charismatix Ltd. & Co. KG
Twistbox Games is a leading global publisher and developer of award-winning games and applications for mobile devices. Twistbox Games’ RapidPort™, the mobile industry’s most comprehensive development and porting platform, provides support for J2ME, DoJa, BREW and Symbian.
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closed 6/2/2021 via BusinessWire

Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc., acquired Nordeus Limited

synopsis: Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. has acquired privately-held Nordeus, a mobile games company based in Belgrade, Serbia, best known for Top Eleven, the world’s most successful mobile soccer management game with over 240 million registered users.
buyer: Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (TTWO:$3,372.77)
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. "
target: Nordeus Limited
Founded in 2010, Nordeus is a mobile games company based in Belgrade, Serbia, best known for Top Eleven, the world’s most successful mobile soccer management game with over 240 million registered users.
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announced 5/20/2021 via BusinessWire

Jam City, will acquire Ludia, Inc.

synopsis: Jam City, a leader in mobile entertainment, is to acquire Montreal-based Ludia from FremantleMedia Canada Inc. Ludia is one of Canada's leading mobile video game companies. Its portfolio includes original games based on internationally recognized brands such as Jurassic World Alive, Lovelink, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Legends and much more.
buyer: Jam City
Jam City is a leader in mobile entertainment, providing unique and deeply engaging games that appeal to broad global audiences. Jam City has studios in Los Angeles (HQ), Burbank, San Francisco, San Diego, Bogotá, Toronto, Buenos Aires, and Berlin. "
target parent: Bertelsmann SE & Co. KGaA
target: Ludia, Inc.
Ludia Inc. is one of Canada's leading mobile video game companies. Its high-quality portfolio includes original games based on internationally recognized brands such as Jurassic World Alive, Warriors of Waterdeep, Lovelink, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Legends and much more.
price ($mm)
$175
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announced 4/28/2021 via BNC Analysis

Trophy Games, will acquire Xombat ApS

synopsis: Trophy Games Development A/S entered into an agreement with DKSHA ApS to acquire 100% of the shares in Xombat ApS. Xombat is a Danish game developer company building games for the three major platforms: Facebook, Android, and iOS, including popular titles such as Airline Manager and Shipping Manager.
buyer: Trophy Games (CPSE:TGAMES:$5.00)
TROPHY GAMES is an innovative, Denmark-based game studio that develops and publishes mobile and PC games. The Company develops and publishes games with strategy and management challenges and predominantly focuses on football-themed games. "
target: Xombat ApS
Xombat is a Danish game developer company building games for the three major platforms: Facebook, Android, and iOS. Xombat's portfolio includes popular titles such as Airline Manager and Shipping Manager.
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closed 3/24/2021 via Reuters

Nuverse (Hong Kong) Ltd, acquired Moonton Technology Co., Ltd.

synopsis: ByteDance said its video games unit Nuverse has agreed to acquire Shanghai-based gaming studio Moonton Technology, as it seeks to further expand into the video games business. The deal values the gaming studio at around $4 billion, two sources told Reuters.
buyer parent: ByteDance
buyer: Nuverse (Hong Kong) Ltd
Nuverse, based in Hong Kong, is a game development and publishing company for players and developers around the world. They are dedicated to serving gamers worldwide by offering top-tier games, building a global community, and providing fun and inspiring experiences for every gamer. "
target: Moonton Technology Co., Ltd.
Moonton, based in Shanghai, is a mobile game designer that aims to provide the best mobile game experience to the players all over the world. Founded in 2014, Shanghai Moonton Technology Co., Ltd. (MOONTON) specializes in R&D and distribution of games to other countries.
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announced 2/25/2021 via BNC Analysis

Enad Global 7 AB, will acquire Innova Intellectual Properties S.à r.l.

synopsis: Enad Global 7 AB (publ) (EG7), a group of companies that develop, market, and publish video games, will acquire Innova Intellectual Property S.à r.l., a leading video game publisher in Russia. Innova focuses on publishing free-to-play Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game (MMORPG) titles. The company also publishes indie mobile games.
buyer: Enad Global 7 AB (OM:EG7:$78.25)
EG7 (Enad Global 7) is a family of companies within the gaming industry that develops, markets, publishes and distributes PC, console and mobile games to the global gaming market. The company employs 100+ game developers and develops its own original IP:s. "
target: Innova Intellectual Properties S.à r.l.
Innova is a leading video game publisher in Russia. Innova focuses on publishing free-to-play Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game (MMORPG) titles. Their games include Lineage 2, Ragnarök Online, Point Blank, Aion, RF Online and more. The company also publishes indie mobile games.
price ($mm)
$133
rev ($mm)
$40
EBITDA ($mm)
$16
EV / rev
3.3x
EV / EBITDA
8.1x
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:$1,094.55)
Based in Sweden, Embracer Group is the parent company of businesses developing and publishing PC, console and mobile games for the global games market. Embracer Group has an extensive catalogue of over 200 owned franchises, such as Saints Row, Goat Simulator, Dead Island, Metro, amongst many others."
target: Easybrain Ltd
Based in Belarus, Easybrain has developed numerous popular puzzle and logic game titles and is currently operating 15 live mobile game titles with a long lifetime, of which multiple games have become category leaders within its dedicated niche.
price ($mm)
$655
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
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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)
$90*
rev ($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:$60,760.00)
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 8/28/2020 via Company Press Release

Media and Games Invest plc, will acquire freenet digital GmbH

synopsis: Media and Games Invest plc agreed to acquire freenet digital GmbH, a subsidiary of freenet AG. Freenet digital is a leading global provider of next generation entertainment content and services for the digital consumer and known for developing exciting new products and services that deliver a seamless experience via web or wireless connection.
buyer: Media and Games Invest plc (XTRA:BCK:$164.02)
Media and Games Invest plc (MGI) is a German strategic investment-holding, that focuses on a buy, build, and sell strategy of fast-growing companies. The MGI portfolio companies are growing via acquisitions plus organic growth and new technologies. "
target parent: Freenet AG
target: freenet digital GmbH
Founded in 2000, freenet digital is a leading global provider of next generation entertainment content and services for the digital consumer and known for developing exciting new products and services that deliver a seamless experience via web or wireless connection.
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closed 12/7/2020 via GlobeNewswire

Enad Global 7 AB, acquired Big Blue Bubble Inc

synopsis: Enad Global 7 AB, a family of companies that develops, markets, publishes and distributes video games, has acquired Big Blue Bubble, an established video game developer that creates fun, innovative, and accessible titles. Big Blue Bubble has developed over 100 games under it's own IP and in partnership with leading brands.
buyer: Enad Global 7 AB (OM:EG7:$78.25)
EG7 (Enad Global 7) is a family of companies within the gaming industry that develops, markets, publishes and distributes PC, console and mobile games to the global gaming market. The company employs 100+ game developers and develops its own original IP:s. "
target: Big Blue Bubble Inc
Big Blue Bubble is a gaming industry mainstay that has released more than 100 titles; its own IP as well as in partnership with world-class brands such as Disney, DreamWorks, Scholastic, and Nickelodeon. My Singing Monsters is one of the studio’s award-winning free-to-play (F2P) game franchises.
price ($mm)
$12
rev ($mm)
$9
EBITDA ($mm)
$3
EV / rev
6.3x
EV / EBITDA
21.7x
closed 8/14/2020 via BNC Analysis

Embracer Group, acquired DECA Games

synopsis: Embracer Group has acquired mobile specialist DECA Games; the company has a particular interest in live operations and free-to-play titles. They are the current owners and developers of the massively multiplayer online shooter Realm of the Mad God.
buyer: Embracer Group (OM:EMBRAC B:$1,094.55)
Embracer Group is the parent company of businesses developing and publishing PC and console games for the global games market. Embracer Group has an extensive catalogue of over 130 owned franchises, such as Saints Row, Goat Simulator, Dead Island, Darksiders, Metro, MX vs ATV, and more. "
target: DECA Games
DECA Games is a publisher and developer of video games that is headquartered in Berlin, Germany. The company's primary focus is on acquiring and operating older free-to-play games. They are the current owners and developers of the massively multiplayer online shooter Realm of the Mad God.
price ($mm)[EV]
$29 [$33]
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 8/12/2020 via BNC Analysis

Sambon Electronics Co.,Ltd, acquired Day1 Entertainment

synopsis: Sambon Electronics, a South Korean manufacturer, has acquired Day1 Entertainment, a South Korean mobile games developer and publisher. Day1 develops and publishes games in a variety of genres, including MMORPG, RPG, strategy, casual, simulation, and action. Their titles include Blood Chaos: Awakening, Nyan Jump, Little Mage, and more.
buyer: Sambon Electronics Co.,Ltd (KOSDAQ:A111870:$27.33)
Sambon Electronics is a South Korean manufacturer. Sambon Electronics specializes in manufacturing headphones, earbuds and speakers. The company's mission is to connect people with sound through their high-quality and reliable products. "
target: Day1 Entertainment
Day1 Entertainment is a South Korean mobile games developer and publisher. Day1 develops and publishes games in a variety of genres, including MMORPG, RPG, strategy, casual, simulation, and action. Their titles include Blood Chaos: Awakening, Nyan Jump, Little Mage, and more.
price ($mm)
$10
rev ($mm)
$1
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
10.2x
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:$2,251.30)
Zynga is an American video game developer running social video game services since 2007. The company develops social games that work stand-alone on mobile phone platforms such as Apple iOS, Android, Windows Phone and on the Internet through its website, Zynga.com, and social networking websites. "
target: Peak Games
Peak is a leading mobile gaming company powered by a team that values relentless progress. Peak currently has two top charting mobile franchises -- Toon Blast and Toy Blast -- that have consistently ranked within the top 10 and top 20 U.S. Peak, founded in 2010, is based in Istanbul, Turkey.
price ($mm)
$1,800
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 5/27/2020 via BNC Analysis

CRIWARE, will acquire R-Force Entertainment Inc.

synopsis: CRI Middleware Co., Ltd. (CRIWARE), a Japan-based company that provides middleware to the video game industry, will acquire R-Force Entertainment, a Japanese video game developer that specializes in mobile games. R-Force Entertainment's catalogue of games include Boyfriend Glitter Note, MASS FOR THE DEAD, Panel Wakusei, and more.
buyer: CRIWARE (TSE:3698:$17.17)
Founded in 1983, CRI Middleware Co., Ltd. (CRIWARE) is a Japan-based company that provides middleware to the video game industry. CRIWARE's middlware consists of audio and video solutions that can be integrated with popular game engines such as Unity, Unreal Engine and Cocos2d-x. "
target: R-Force Entertainment Inc.
R-Force Entertainment is a Japanese video game developer that specializes in mobile games. R-Force Entertainment has worked on over 300 games for major publishers in Japan. Their catalogue of games include Boyfriend Glitter Note, MASS FOR THE DEAD, Panel Wakusei, and more.
price ($mm)
$2.38
rev ($mm)
$4
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.6x
EV / EBITDA
closed 5/21/2020 via Company Press Release

Amplifier Game Invest, acquired DESTINYbit

synopsis: Amplifier Game Invest, a company that seeks out and invests internationally in the most talented game teams and game studios in the business, has acquired DESTINYbit, an innovative game studio, based in Ravenna, Italy.
buyer parent: Embracer Group
buyer: Amplifier Game Invest
Amplifier Game Invest seeks out and invests internationally in the most talented game teams and game studios in the business. The goal is to, by contributing game development experience and expertise, build long term success for the companies, and better, more successful games. "
target: DESTINYbit
DESTINYbit is an innovative game studio, based in Ravenna, Italy. With their upcoming game launch of Dice Legacy, and their experience as game developers, the studio has proven themselves to be one of the most interesting small developers in Italy.
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closed 5/6/2020 via BNC Analysis

Modern Games Inc., acquired Beasts of Balance

synopsis: Modern Games, a new studio working to create games that combine physical and digital play, has acquired Beasts of Balance from Sensible Object. Beasts of Balance is a game that involves stacking physical animal pieces, while also scanning them into a companion app that keeps score and brings their fantastical skills to life.
buyer: Modern Games Inc.
Modern Games is a new studio working to create games that combine physical and digital play. Other Modern Games titles will be purely physical board and card games, released under its Modern Games brand. They are based in Los Angeles, California. "
target parent: Niantic, Inc.
target: Beasts of Balance
First released by Sensible Object in 2016, Beasts of Balance is a game that involves stacking physical animal pieces, while also scanning them into a companion app that keeps score and brings their fantastical skills to life.
price ($mm)
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announced 4/29/2020 via Yahoo, Inc.

7Road, will acquire LOCOJOY Inc.

synopsis: 7Road, a top developer and an international distributor of web games and mobile games, is to acquire LOCOJOY Inc., a company that engages in developing games across iOS, Android, and Flash in Chinese, English, Japanese, Korean, Spanish, and Arabic, among others. Both companies are based in China.
buyer: 7Road (SEHK:797:$28.64)
Founded in 2008 and headquartered in Shenzhen's NanShan Science and Technology Park, 7Road is a top developer and an international distributor of web games and mobile games. As a pioneer in expanding the global gaming market, 7Road is the top 1 grossing company in the browser game market. "
target: LOCOJOY Inc.
LOCOJOY Inc. engages in developing games across iOS, Android, and Flash in Chinese, English, Japanese, Korean, Spanish, and Arabic, among others. The company was founded in 2011 and is based in Beijing, China.
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closed 4/22/2020 via BNC Analysis

My.Games, acquired BeInGame Limited

synopsis: My.Games, a Moscow-based video game company that creates and publishes games all over the world, has acquired BeInGame, the developers of Zero City, an online simulator game that features a refuge populated with survivors. BeInGame is based in Cyprus.
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: BeInGame Limited
BeInGame are the developers of Zero City, an online simulator game that features a refuge populated with survivors. The goal is to create the mightiest squad, develop a base, and raise up new survivors to oppose other players and various infected mobs that inhabit nearby areas.
price ($mm)
$4.16*
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 3/18/2020 via gamesindustry.biz

Miniclip, acquired EightPixelsSquare

synopsis: Swiss mobile developer and publisher Miniclip has acquired Eight Pixels Square, an independent mobile free-to-play studio based in Derby, UK. With the acquisition of Eight Pixels Square, Miniclip has procured an experienced resource base that can expand its offering into the mobile shooter genre.
buyer parent: Tencent Holdings Ltd.
buyer: Miniclip
Based in Switzerland, Miniclip is a global leader in digital games. The company develops, publishes and distributes highly engaging games to an audience of 150 million monthly active users, across mobile, social and online platforms. "
target parent: Outplay Entertainment Ltd.
target: EightPixelsSquare
EightPixelsSquare is an independent mobile free-to-play studio based in Derby, UK. The company was founded to create engaging and high quality free-to-play mobile games. The studio comprises of 40 industry veterans, averaging 17 years in games and technology development.
price ($mm)
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closed 3/4/2020 via gamesindustry.biz

Phoenix Games, acquired Studio Firefly

synopsis: Phoenix Games, an international family of games companies, has acquired Studio Firefly, a live-ops specialist in Romania that aims to create amazing experiences through mobile games. Studio Firefly is focused primarily on extending the value of existing IPs by providing live-ops and development services.
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: Studio Firefly
Studio Firefly is a live-ops specialist in Romania that aims to create amazing experiences through mobile games. Studio Firefly is focused primarily on extending the value of existing IPs by providing live-ops and development services. The studio is also working on self-developed games.
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Ticker: TSE:3928
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Mynet Inc.
Mynet Inc.
Mynet Inc., based in Japan, makes smartphone games. Valkyrie Crusade, which has reached over 7 million downloads worldwide, is an epic card battle and fantastic town building RPG/simulation game set in a world full of beautiful maidens.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$112.87
EBITDA ($mm)
$19.67
EBIT ($mm)
$5.77
Net Income ($mm)
$0.11
Employees
0
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Ticker: TSE:3793
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Drecom Co., Ltd.
Drecom Co., Ltd.
Drecom Co., Ltd. engages in the entertainment web and marketing solution businesses. The company’s Entertainment Web segment plans, develops, and provides entertainment contents to individual Internet users.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$99.08
EBITDA ($mm)
($1.07)
EBIT ($mm)
($5.33)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
407
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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: SZSE:30031
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ourpalm Co.,Ltd
Ourpalm Co.,Ltd
Ourpalm was founded in Beijing in 2004 as a government licensed telecommunications and service provider. Early beginnings in web and mobile content have since evolved and secured Ourpalm a place as one of China's leading web and mobile game developer, publisher and operator of today.
year
2013
rev ($mm)
$42.29
EBITDA ($mm)
$13.99
EBIT ($mm)
$12.76
Net Income ($mm)
$15.64
Employees
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Ticker: KOSDAQ:A194510
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
PATI Games
PATI Games
Based in South Korea, Pati Games creates mobile games, software development, and game publishing. Their products include mobile and social games. Some games that they have developed are: I Love Nikki, I Love Coffee, and Dragon Heroes.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$23.71
EBITDA ($mm)
($6.01)
EBIT ($mm)
($7.54)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
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Ticker: GTSM:3662
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
XPEC Entertainment Inc.
XPEC Entertainment Inc.
XPEC Entertainment is one of the leading game developers in Greater China and has developed well-known titles for console and PC Online and mobile platforms. Founded in Taipei, Taiwan in August 2000, XPEC now has offices in Taiwan, Kaohsiung, Suzhou and Beijing, with more than 850 employees.
year
2014
rev ($mm)
$22.78
EBITDA ($mm)
($4.02)
EBIT ($mm)
($4.61)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
850
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