DualShockers Acquisition by Valnet

DualShockers.com acquisition by Valnet Inc.

WeBrokr is pleased to announce the successful acquisition of DualShockers, which has been acquired by Montreal-based Valnet Inc. DualShockers.com was founded in 2009 by Yaris Gutierrez, Joel Taveras, and Al Zamora as a passion-project. After more than a decade of operation, DualShockers was then acquired by London-based publisher GRV Media.

Vic Daniels & Graham Morris of GRV Media were extremely successful in their turn-around of DualShockers, and they were able to dramatically increase user engagement & monthly sessions within only a year of Ownership. DualShockers is now one of the largest gaming-focused publications in the world, bringing in more than 7,000,000 monthly sessions as of April 2022. (SimilarWeb)

WeBrokr represented and advised GRV Media from listing through successful completion of sale.

Logan Abner of WeBrokr had this to say regarding the acquisition:

“We are very delighted to announce the successful Sell-Side representation of DualShockers. Vic, Graham, and the DualShockers team were able to turn DualShockers.com into one of the most trafficked gaming properties in the world within a very short period of time. They have become an authoritative source for gaming news, reviews and guides for dedicated gamers around the world. We are excited to see DualShockers continue to thrive alongside Valnet’s growing portfolio of gaming brands!”

Official WeBrokr Press Release – Cision

Official Valnet Press Release – Business Wire

WhatCulture Acquisition by Future PLC

WhatCulture acquisition by Future PLC

WeBrokr is delighted to announce the successful acquisition of WhatCulture, which has been acquired by publishing-giant Future Plc. WhatCulture was founded in 2006 by Peter Willis & Matthew Holmes under the banner ‘Obsessed With Film’. After the company rebranded in 2011, WhatCulture has grown to become one of the largest and most well diversified companies in the entertainment publishing industry. The Company’s portfolio includes 11 YouTube channels with over 8m subscribers, as well as the highly trafficked WhatCulture.com, which accounted for over 8.5m visitors in February according to SimilarWeb.

WeBrokr represented and advised WhatCulture from listing through successful completion.

Logan Abner of WeBrokr had this to say regarding the acquisition:

“We are very excited to announce the successful Sell-Side representation of WhatCulture. Peter & Matt were able to successfully build & scale one of the most reputable – and in my opinion – unique brands within the highly competitive entertainment publishing industry. They were able to find the perfect blend of Web + Video diversification, which takes true talent to create from the ground up. We are excited to witness the continued success of WhatCulture under the ever growing Future Plc umbrella of brands!”

Peter Willis, Founder of WhatCulture, had this to say in the official Future Plc press release:

“We’re really excited to join an organisation like Future which has seen such
amazing success. We have real synergies between our desire to create great original
content for our audiences. Our YouTube expertise combined with their monetisation and platform know-how will realise great opportunities for further growth in this area and unlock real potential across the business.”

Zillah Byng-Thorne, CEO of Future Plc, had this to say in the company’s official press release:

“We are delighted to welcome both WhatCulture and Waive to Future. We look
forward to working with WhatCulture to further diversify our content and revenue
streams.”

 

Official WeBrokr Press Release – Here

Official Future Plc Press Release – Here

TheMarySue.com Acquired by GAMURS Group

WeBrokr provided Sell-Side brokerage services for TheMarySue.com / GAMURS Group acquisition

WeBrokr is excited to announce that TheMarySue.com has been successfully acquired by GAMURS Group. The Mary Sue was founded by Dan Abrams in 2011, and is known as the Geek Girls Guide to the Universe! Having published over 70,000 unique articles, The Mary Sue has grown from a small upstart blog, to one of the most well known publications in the entertainment industry.

This successful Sell-Side brokerage representation of The Mary Sue marks WeBrokr’s second major entertainment publishing acquisition of 2021, after the successful sale of We Got This Covered to GAMURS Group earlier in the year.

“As GAMURS Group reaches a pivotal stage of growth with continued expansion, we are doubling down on our commitment to create world class gaming and entertainment content. That’s what makes The Mary Sue such an extremely appealing addition to our website portfolio,” says Riad Chikhani, Founder and CEO of the GAMURS Group. “The Mary Sue is committed to quality journalism and commentary for a geek culture audience with interests that span social media, technology, arts, and politics. We are proud to bring it into our network and to continue its growth.”

“The Mary Sue has provided an important and sometimes ignored voice that I am so proud to have helped support,” said Dan Abrams, publisher of The Mary Sue. “This next step will allow it to expand to new levels and share its message with a larger audience.”

ResetEra.com Acquisition by M.O.B.A. Network

ResetEra.com acquisition MOBA Network

WeBrokr is excited to announce the successful acquisition of ResetEra.com, which was acquired October 14th, 2021 by Swedish-based gaming company M.O.B.A. Network AB for $4.55m USD. ResetEra was founded in 2017, and has quickly grown to become one of the most active gaming communities in the world with over 55,000 registered users, and over 45 million forum posts. According to SimilarWeb, ResetEra is  averaging between 10.5m – 13.5m unique users per month.

Logan Abner (Founder & CEO of WeBrokr) represented the ResetEra.com acquisition through the companies ‘Private Sell-Side Listing Service’. ResetEra Ownership required absolute discretion during the acquisition process, and WeBrokr was able to satisfy their request from initial listing, through successful deal completion.

Logan had this to say regarding the acquisition:

“We are very excited to announce the successful acquisition of gaming forum & community ResetEra.com. This acquisition marks WeBrokr’s largest gaming-specific acquisition of 2021. We are witnessing a large increase in Buyer demand for gaming & entertainment focused publishing properties, and we feel our successful representation of ResetEra will lead to increased deal flow for gaming specific publishing properties in the coming months.”

Björn Mannerqvist, CEO of M.O.B.A. Network, had this to say in the companies official press release:

“ResetEra.com has great growth potential, and we see significant opportunities to develop ResetEra.com, continue to grow traffic flows, improve the sales development and extract synergies within the M.O.B.A. Group.”

The ResetEra.com acquisition marks WeBrokr’s second time working with M.O.B.A. Network, after the company acquired MMORPG.com through WeBrokr in late 2020.

Official WeBrokr Press Release – Cision

Official M.O.B.A. Network Press Release – Cision

AndroidPolice.com Acquired by Valnet Inc.

WeBrokr completes acquisition of AndroidPolice.com to Valnet
 

WeBrokr is pleased to announce the successful acquisition of AndroidPolice.com, which was acquired in August 2021 by Montreal based digital media company Valnet. Android Police, also known as AP, was founded by Artem Russakovskii in 2009. Android Police is the leading Android-focused publishing property in the world, primarily focusing on android news, general tech tips, and also gaming reviews. At the time of acquisition AndroidPolice.com was bringing in 7,00,000 monthly sessions, primarily from a US based audience.

Logan Abner, Founder & CEO of WeBrokr, represented the sale of Android Police through its Private Sell-Side Listing Service. WeBrokr understands that absolute discretion during the listing + acquisition process is extremely important to many Founders of premium publishing properties. WeBrokr has perfected its Private Listing Service to ensure complete confidentially for all its clients from the time of listing, all the way through to successful acquisition.

Official WeBrokr Press Release – Cision

Official Valnet Press Release – Business Wire

WeGotThisCovered.com Acquired by GAMURS Group

We Got This Covered acquired by GAMURS Group. WeGotThisCovered.com was represented by WeBrokr for this Sell-Side brokerage acquisition.

WeBrokr is pleased to announce that WeGotThisCovered.com has been successfully acquired by GAMURS Group. We Got This Covered, also known as WGTC, was founded by Matt Joseph in 2010 as a college passion-project. WGTC has grown exponentially over the years to become one of the leading entertainment properties in the world, bringing in over 16 million Sessions in May 2021.

WeBrokr worked directly with Matt Joseph, the Founder of We Got This Covered, on this listing. Matt valued absolute discretion on the acquisition of his company, and WeBrokr was able to accommodate his request by proceeding with a strictly Private / Confidential Sell-Side Listing. Private Listings are just one of the many nuanced features that WeBrokr is able to provide for our clients.

Matt Joseph was happy to share the following about his experience working with Logan Abner, Founder & CEO of WeBrokr:

“After 11 years, I decided to sell We Got This Covered and am happy that I was able to connect with Logan and the team at WeBrokr, who assisted in the process. He was able to help prepare the necessary documents, financials, presentations and more to present to potential buyers, and connect me with a wide range of companies who were interested. He effectively managed everything that came along with the sale and brought in multiple offers, ultimately leading to the one we went with which resulted in a successful transaction for all parties.”

GAMURS Group CEO Riad Chikhani says the acquisition serves as a major stepping stone for the company’s goal of redefining gaming and entertainment media.

“Gaming, TV, and film entertainment continue to become increasingly intertwined. We see, for example, Thanos skins in Fortnite, esports events reaching more broadcast channels, and countless other developments. By adding We Got This Covered to our media portfolio, it affords us the opportunity to not simply cover this growing intersection of gaming and entertainment from the lens of gaming, but from the lens of culture, TV, and film,” Chikhani said.

 

 

 

ScreenRant.com Acquisition by Valnet

ScreenRant.com-acquisition-webrokr-valnet

WeBrokr is pleased to announce the successful acquisition of ScreenRant.com, which was acquired by Montreal-based Valnet Inc in February 2015. Screen Rant was founded in 2003 by Vic Holtreman as a small movie blog. At the time of acquisition Screen Rant was one of the top 10 largest entertainment publishing properties in the world.

As of August 2022 ScreenRant.com is now one of the top 500 most visited web sites in the world.

WeBrokr represented and advised Vic Holtreman from listing through successful completion of sale.

Logan Abner of WeBrokr had this to say regarding the acquisition:

“We are very delighted to announce the successful Sell-Side representation of Screen Rant. Vic and his team were able to turn Screen Rant into one of the most well known entertainment news destinations in the world, all while the entertainment news category is known to be one of the most competitive in digital media.”