GungHo Online Entertainment, Inc.

GungHo Online Entertainment, Inc.

GungHo Online Entertainment, Inc.

Overview
Date Founded

1998

Headquarters

Pacific Century Place Marunouchi,1-11-1 Marunouchi,Chiyoda-Ku,Tokyo 100-6221

Type of Company

Public

Employees (Worldwide)

1,252

Industries

Computer Software

Company Description

GungHo Online Entertainment America (GOEA) is a multiplatform publisher dedicated to delivering the best titles, content and support for the online gaming community. Established in 2012 and led by former Square Enix and XSEED Games executive Jun Iwasaki, GOEA is the US division of GungHo Online Entertainment, an established Japanese publisher. GOEA’s content partners include leading developers Game Arts, Acquire and Gravity, all of which are subsidiaries of GungHo Online Entertainment. GOEA publishes and distributes network-oriented games for console, handheld, mobile, tablet and MMO-style games for PC.

Executives & Employees

Co-Founder

President, Chief Executive Officer & Representative Director

Chief Financial Officer, Director & General Manager-Finance & Accounting

Senior General Manager-Online Division

Executive General Manager, International Business Division

Director & Chief Compliance Officer

Director

Executive Officer, Chief Director of Development

Executive Officer, Chief Director of Mobile Consumer in Game Business Unit

Corporate Officer

Board of Directors

President, Chief Executive Officer & Representative Director at GungHo Online Entertainment, Inc.

Chief Financial Officer, Director & General Manager-Finance & Accounting at GungHo Online Entertainment, Inc.

Senior Advisor, Tokyo at Lincoln International LLC

Executive General Manager, International Business Division at GungHo Online Entertainment, Inc.

Former Manager-Finance & Planning at SoftBank Group Corp.

Former Director & General Manager-Operations at Nintendo Co., Ltd.

Director at GungHo Online Entertainment, Inc.

Chief Financial Officer & Director at Link Theory Holdings Co., Ltd.

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AJAA is an active, specialist manager which performs proprietary fundamental research and favors a bottom-up approach to select equities. Their geographic focus is on Japan.The firm follows a disciplined portfolio construction process and employs risk management throughout investment stages.

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Recent Transactions
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GungHo Online Entertainment, Inc. purchases PlayPhone, Inc.

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GungHo Online Entertainment, Inc. purchases Kamcord, Inc.

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SoftBank Group Corp. purchases GGF BV from GungHo Online Entertainment, Inc.

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Advised onGungHo Online Entertainment, Inc. purchases PlayPhone, Inc.

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Advised onSoftBank Group Corp., SoftBank Corp. purchase GungHo Online Entertainment, Inc. from Son Investment Godo Kaisha

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Advised onSoftBank Group Corp., GungHo Online Entertainment, Inc. purchase Supercell Oy from Initial Capital LLP, Cerval Investments, Inc., Ivy Luxco II S.A.R.L., Atomico III LP, Accel London Investments Sàrl, PromoTwo S.à.r.l.

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Advised onSoftBank Group Corp., GungHo Online Entertainment, Inc. purchase Supercell Oy from Initial Capital LLP, Cerval Investments, Inc., Ivy Luxco II S.A.R.L., Atomico III LP, Accel London Investments Sàrl, PromoTwo S.à.r.l.

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Advised onSoftBank Group Corp., GungHo Online Entertainment, Inc. purchase Supercell Oy from Initial Capital LLP, Cerval Investments, Inc., Ivy Luxco II S.A.R.L., Atomico III LP, Accel London Investments Sàrl, PromoTwo S.à.r.l.

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Advised onSoftBank Group Corp., GungHo Online Entertainment, Inc. purchase Supercell Oy from Initial Capital LLP, Cerval Investments, Inc., Ivy Luxco II S.A.R.L., Atomico III LP, Accel London Investments Sàrl, PromoTwo S.à.r.l.

Clients

Alphabet, Inc. is a holding company, which engages in the business of acquisition and operation of different companies. It operates through the Google and Other Bets segments. The Google segment includes its main Internet products such as ads, Android, Chrome, hardware, Google Cloud, Google Maps, Google Play, Search, and YouTube. The Other Bets segment consists of businesses such as Access, Calico, CapitalG, GV, Verily, Waymo, and X. The company was founded by Lawrence E. Page and Sergey Mikhaylovich Brin on October 2, 2015 and is headquartered in Mountain View, CA.

Apple, Inc. engages in the design, manufacture, and sale of smartphones, personal computers, tablets, wearables and accessories, and other variety of related services. It operates through the following geographical segments: Americas, Europe, Greater China, Japan, and Rest of Asia Pacific. The Americas segment includes North and South America. The Europe segment consists of European countries, as well as India, the Middle East, and Africa. The Greater China segment comprises of China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan. The Rest of Asia Pacific segment includes Australia and Asian countries. Its products and services include iPhone, Mac, iPad, AirPods, Apple TV, Apple Watch, Beats products, Apple Care, iCloud, digital content stores, streaming, and licensing services. The company was founded by Steven Paul Jobs, Ronald Gerald Wayne, and Stephen G. Wozniak on April 1, 1976 and is headquartered in Cupertino, CA.

Gameloft SE publishes and develops video games for mobile phones and consoles. It creates games for digital platforms such as mobile phones, smartphones and tablets, set-top boxes and connected televisions. The firm operates its own franchises such as Asphalt, Dragon Mania Legends, Modern Combat, Gangstar and Dungeon Hunter. The company was founded by Michel Guillemot in 1999 and is headquartered in Paris, France.

Key Stats and Financials As of 2019
Market Capitalization
$113B
Total Enterprise Value
$82.8B
Earnings Per Share
$258.04
Revenue
$101B
EBITDAMargin
28.9%
EBITDA
$29.3B
Net Profit
$18.1B
Total Debt
$773M
Three Year Compounded Annual Growth Rate Of Revenue
-3.39%
Five Year Compounded Annual Growth Rate Of Revenue
-10.14%
Total Equity
$90.8B
Enterprise Value Sales
0.82x
Enterprise Value EBITDAOperating
2.83x
TEVNet Income
4.56x
Debt TEV
0.01x
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Kamcord, Inc. develops mobile gameplay recording and sharing platform. It offers gameplay video and audio recording and sharing software for mobile phones. The firm helps developers address the problems of user acquisition, retention and engagement by enabling players to share and watch videos from their mobile games. The company was founded by Matthew Zitzmann, Aditya Rathnam and Kevin Wang in May 2012 and is headquartered in San Francisco, CA.

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Gravity Co., Ltd. Computer Software | Seoul, South Korea

Gravity Co., Ltd. engages in the development and publishing of online games, software and other related services. It operates through the following business fields: Online Games Development Business, Game Publishing Business, Mobile Business, Multi Platform Business, One Source Multi Use Business and the Internet Protocol Television Business. The Online Game Development Business focuses on developing and servicing competitive games with various genres and unique features such as Ragnarok Online II, Requiem online, and Pucca Racing. The Game Publishing Business seeks to expand its business into publishing, music, merchandising, and animation. The Mobile Game Business develops mobile games based on Ragnarok Online and offers role-playing games, shooting, puzzle, and sports genres in its mobile game collection. The Multi Platform Business offers online and mobile games, and is currently in the process of developing Ragnarok DS, PSP, and XBOX 360 Live PSN. The One Source Multi Use Business invests continually to improve the quality of the game industry. The Internet Protocol Television (IPTV)Business covers network games based on IPTV, imbedded games based on STB, and new game services based on an open platform. The company was founded on April 4, 2000 and is headquartered in Seoul, South Korea.

Nintendo Co., Ltd. Electrical Products | Minami-ku, Japan

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