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Keywords Studios (KWS) has completed the acquisition of Wizcorp for JPY120m (£826,000). The Japan-based game developer focuses on mobile technologies, HTML5 in particular and has worked with many of the field’s best-known players such as Square Enix and Bandai Namco. The deal will expand KWS’s operations in Japan, and management said the acquisition was particularly interesting in light of Snap’s (NYSE:SNAP) acquisition of a HTML5-based gaming platform. Broker Numis said it expected to raise its longer-term earnings forecast by 0.8 per cent following the deal. Buy.
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