DeNA became a billion-dollar company based on its success with mobile social games in Japan. It now has more than 400 employees and is trying to become a worldwide smartphone and tablet gaming powerhouse.
DeNA agreed to buy Chilean mobile social game firm Atakama Labs. The companies didn’t disclose the acquisition price, but we heard a couple of months ago that the deal was valued at around $6 million during negotiations.
Under DeNA, Atakama will provide support for subsidiary Ngmoco, which is creating the Mobage mobile social network.
As previously pointed out by VentureBeat, in 2009, Atakama Labs raised $4 million from Austral Capital and COPEC-UC.