Drake Star Acts as Exclusive Financial Advisor to Coin Dozer Developer Game Circus on the Sale to Monumental

LOS ANGELES | February 15th, 2024 – Monumental, an independent game developer and publisher with a portfolio of over 40 mobile game titles and the owner of Kongregate, has acquired Game Circus, a US-based mobile game developer and publisher behind the top-ranking, evergreen social casino franchise Coin Dozer.

Drake Star acted as the exclusive financial advisor to Game Circus on this transaction.

Established in 2010, Game Circus is a leading F2P mobile game developer and publisher of fun and highly monetizing games in the casual and social casino category. The Company’s titles have been downloaded over 400 million times and include highly popular, top-ranking games such as Coin Dozer, Taps to Riches, Merge Zoo and Prize Claw.

“We're happy and excited to partner with Monty and his very talented team at Monumental” commented Donnie Thompson, Chief Executive Officer of Game Circus. “Together we believe we can take our games to new heights and look forward to collaborating to delight our players in new ways.”

“Working with Michael and Mohit at Drake Star was a pleasure and key to our success in finding a great fit at Monumental. Their extensive knowledge around M&A, and more specifically gaming, were instrumental to running a smooth and successful process." said Donnie Thompson, CEO of Game Circus.

Michael Metzger, Managing Partner at Drake Star, commented: “We are proud to have advised on this highly strategic acquisition. Game Circus has become a strong brand name in mobile gaming, building highly successful games such as Coin Dozer with over 150 million downloads and we are excited for the next phase of growth.

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About Game Circus

Founded in 2010, Game Circus is a company striving to create the best casual mobile games, including the market-leading "Coin Dozer", Merge Zoo”, “Prize Claw” and "Taps to Riches". With hundreds of millions of players worldwide, we take pride in delivering some of the most popular video games!

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About Monumental

Monumental is an independent game development studio based in Austin, Texas founded in 2020. With a passion for gaming and a veteran team, Monumental operates a growing gaming portfolio of unique games and gaming franchises.

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About Drake Star Partners 

Drake Star Partners is a global investment banking firm serving the technology, media and communications sectors (TMC) with offices in New York, London, Paris, Munich, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Berlin, and Dubai*. The firm focuses on M&A and corporate finance for its clients worldwide. Drake Star Partners completed over 500 transactions since 2004, 70% of which are cross-border. 

Drake Star Partners is the marketing name for the global investment bank Drake Star Partners Limited and its subsidiaries and affiliates. In the USA, all securities are transacted through Drake Star Securities LLC. In the USA, Drake Star Securities LLC is regulated by FINRA and is a member of SIPC. Drake Star UK Limited (FRN 942020) is an appointed representative of Razlin Ltd (FRN 730805) which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. © 2024 Drake Star Partners Limited. 

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