Take-Two Interactive acquires Spanish mobile game publisher Social Point for up to $276 million.

Authors: Steve Payne & John Ascher-Roberts Transaction Overview On February 1, 2017, Take-Two Interactive (NASDAQ: TTWO), announced an agreement to acquire Barcelona-based mobile game publisher Social Point for $250 million and another $25.9 million in potential earnouts. Target Description Social Point develops mobile, action, social, and strategy free-to-play games. Its most popular game offerings are […]

Microsoft Acquires Simplygon to Accelerate “3D for Everyone”

Microsoft acquired Simplygon on Jan. 17 for an undisclosed amount to further develop Microsoft’s “3D for Everyone” vision. Simplygon, which developed by Donya Labs AB, a privately held company based in Sweden, develops 3D-optimization solutions for game developers, focusing on helping developers create 3D content faster, streamlining the workflow.   This saves AAA game studios […]

Activision Blizzard Acquireas King Digital Entertainment for $5.9 Billion

Combined Company to be Crowned a Leader in Interactive Entertainment with Over Half a Billion Monthly Active Users in 196 Countries Combined Portfolio to Encompass 10 of the World’s Most Iconic Interactive Entertainment Franchises Activision Blizzard Remains the Most Profitable, Successful Standalone Interactive Entertainment Company in the World Combining TTM Non-GAAP Revenues of $4.7B for Activision […]

The Foundry Kicks off Next Growth Phase With New Majority Owner

HgCapital Share Company’s Vision to Deliver Disruptive Technologies to Creative Industries The Foundry, a leading provider of award-winning creative software, announced a majority investment from HgCapital, one of the UK’s most prestigious private equity firms. Comprising experts from technology and business sectors, HgCapital are perceived as one of the top investors in European software. The […]

LinkedIn Acquires Lynda.com For $1.5 Billion

LinkedIn the world’s largest professional network on the Internet with more than 300 million members worldwide announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire lynda.com, a leading online learning company teaching business, technology and creative skills to help people achieve their professional goals. Based in Carpinteria, CA, lynda.com was co-founded in 1995 by Lynda […]