Keywords Studios TICKER: KWS     EXCHANGE: L

Keywords Studios is an international technical services provider to the global video games industry.  Established in 1998, and now with facilities in Dublin, Tokyo, Rome, Montreal and Seattle, it provides integrated localisation, testing and audio services across 30 languages and 12 games platforms to a blue chip client base in more than 15 countries. It enjoys a leading market position, providing services to 15 of the top 25 most prominent games companies listed by Gartner1, including Microsoft, Namco Bandai, Konami, Sony, Electronic Arts and Square Enix. Key recent titles it has worked on include: Dead Rising 3, Pro Evolution Soccer 2014, Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag, Forza Motorsport 5, Candy Crush Saga, Clash of Clans and Farmville 2. 


Keywords Studios - Equity Development Investor Forum June 2016
Published: Jul 05 2016

Andrew Day, CEO, explains to investors the opportunities for the business.
Keywords Studios ED Investor Forum 19th November 2014
Published: Nov 20 2014

Andrew Day, CEO, outlines the scale of the gaming market and why KWS is well positioned to continue to lead the consolidation drive of the outsourcing service sector.


Foreign buyers gorging on UK stocks

Document can be downloaded here: UK plc ‘going for a song’

Being a shareholder in a company that receives a juicy takeover offer is a marvellous feeling. Something that many fortunate investors have experienced over the past 3 years. Thanks to a spate of M&A bids by deep pocketed overseas buyers – partly triggered by the June 2016 Brexit result, which sent the £ tumbling and adversely affected the FTSE.

Consequently today, given this trend is unlikely to end anytime soon, we’ve highlighted 30 possible acquisition ideas in the attached research paper. Spilt equally between large and smallcap stocks – covering a broad selection of industries.

What’s more we believe most of these businesses are underpinned by strong fundamentals and substantial upside in the event of predatory interest.

According to Factset Mergerstat/BVR, the average bid premium paid for such deals between 2004-14 was 30% – with the figure trending upwards since the global financial crisis.

Happy investing. Published 27th August 2019