Keywords Studios - M&A Summary and Business Overview

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Keywords Studios M&A Summary

Keywords Studios has acquired 40 companies, including 2 in the last 5 years. A total of 1 acquisition came from private equity firms.

Keywords Studios’ largest acquisition to date was in 2017, when it acquired Sotera Defense Solutions for $235M. Keywords Studios has acquired in 6 different US states, and 13 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include digital media (65%) and media (18%).

Keywords Studios Business Overview

Where is Keywords Studios headquartered?

Keywords Studios is headquartered in Dublin 18, Ireland.

What is Keywords Studios’ revenue?

Keywords Studios disclosed revenue of 374M EUR for 2020 and 326M EUR for 2019.

How many employees does Keywords Studios have?

Keywords Studios has 9,000 employees.

What sector is Keywords Studios in?

Keywords Studios is a digital media company.

When was Keywords Studios founded?

Keywords Studios was founded in 1998.

M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity40
    • M&A Buy Activity40
  • Total Sectors Invested 8
  • Total Countries Invested 13
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 6
  • M&A Advisors 4

Keywords Studios

Keywords Studios plc

Whelan House South County Business Park Leopardstown,
Dublin 18, D18 T9P8
Ireland,
+353 1 902 2730
www.keywordsstudios.com

Keywords Studios is an international technical services provider to the global video games industry. Established in 1998, and now with facilities in Dublin, Rio de Janeiro, Montreal, Quebec City, Portland, Mexico City, Los Angeles, Seattle, Tokyo, Singapore, New Delhi, Pune, Rome, Milan, Barcelona, Madrid, Taipei, Shanghai, Beijing, Manila, Hamburg, Paris and London, it provides integrated art creation, localisation, testing, audio and customer care services across 50 languages and 14 games platforms to a blue chip client base in more than 15 countries. It has a strong market position, providing services to 20 of the top 25 most prominent games companies, including Microsoft, Supercell, King, Bandai Namco, Sony, Konami, Electronic Arts, 2K, and Square Enix. Recent titles worked on include Tom Clancy's The Division, Halo 5: Guardians, Batman: Arkham Knight, Street Fighter V, Rise of the Tomb Raider, Clash Royale, Mobile Strike. Keywords Studios was founded in 1998 and is based in Dublin, Ireland.


M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '19 '20 '21 '22 '23 '24 T
Buy (0.2/yr) # 39 - - - 1 - 40
vol $399M $118M $517M
Sell (0.0/yr) # - - - - - - 0
  40

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Multiplayer Group 2023-12-18 118M GBP Divestiture
Nottingham, United Kingdom · www.themultiplayergroup.com
GetSocial B.V. 2019-02-21 - Add-on Acquisition
The Hague, Netherlands · www.getsocial.im
Sunny Side Up Creative, Inc. 2018-12-21 4M CAD Add-on Acquisition
Quebec, Quebec · www.sunnysup.com
The TrailerFarm 2018-09-18 3M GBP Add-on Acquisition
Brighton, United Kingdom · www.thetrailerfarm.com
Studio Gobo Ltd. 2018-08-20 40M GBP Add-on Acquisition
Hove, United Kingdom · www.studiogobo.com
Yokozuna Data 2018-07-23 2M USD Divestiture
Tokyo, Japan · www.yokozunadata.com
Snowed In Studios, Inc. 2018-07-20 - Add-on Acquisition
Ottawa, Ontario · www.snowedin.ca
Blindlight 2018-06-11 - Add-on Acquisition
West Hollywood, California · www.blindlight.com
Fire Without Smoke 2018-05-30 - Add-on Acquisition
London, United Kingdom · www.firewithoutsmoke.com
Cord Worldwide Ltd. 2018-04-09 - Divestiture
London, United Kingdom · www.cordww.com
View All >>

M&A by Sector

Sector Buy # Value Sell # Value
Digital Media 26 (65%) 264M (51%) - -
Media 7 (18%) 4M (1%) - -
Software 2 (5%) 6M (1%) - -
Business Services 1 (3%) 9M (2%) - -
Defense 1 (3%) 235M (45%) - -
Information Technology 1 (3%) - - -
Internet Software and Services 1 (3%) - - -
Marketing 1 (3%) - - -
Total 40 $517M - -

By Geo

State/Country Buy Value Sell Value
United Kingdom 11 175M - -
United States 7 277M - -
  California 2 27M - -
  Washington 1 - - -
  Virginia 1 235M - -
  Oregon 1 9M - -
  North Carolina 1 900K - -
  Florida 1 5M - -
Canada 5 14M - -
  Quebec 4 14M - -
  Ontario 1 - - -
France 4 - - -
Brazil 2 338K - -
China 2 6M - -
Italy 2 40M - -
Spain 2 - - -
India 1 4M - -
Japan 1 2M - -
Mexico 1 - - -
Netherlands 1 - - -
Philippines 1 - - -
Domestic - - - -
Cross-border 40 (100%) 517M (100%) - -
Total 40 $517M - -

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Numis Securities Ltd.
1
Guggenheim Securities
1
Legal Deals
Morrison & Foerster
1
Holland & Knight
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
$100M to $1B 2 $353M
< $100M 20 $164M
TOTAL $517M
Largest Sotera Defense Solutions, Inc.
$235M (2017-03-08)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
3%
1 (3%)
Strategic(s)
13%
5 (13%)

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