Nazara completes majority stake acquisition in Kiddopia

17 Jul,2020

By A Correspondent


Nazara Technologies Limited, a leading gaming and sports media company, has completed its majority stake acquisition of 51% in Paper Boat Apps by issuing Nazara shares worth Rs 43 crore as part of its final tranche of the transaction. Paper Boat Apps are developers of the popular ‘Made in India’ app Kiddopia catering to young children in the age bracket of two to seven years in age.


This is Nazara’s second transaction in the year 2020 after undertaking a majority stake-holding in fantasy platform, Halaplay Technologies last month. This transaction is part of the Rs 83 crore stake deal  to acquire majority in Paper Boat Apps valuing the company in excess of Rs 150 cr.


Since the initial funding, Kiddopia has seen over 300% growth in revenues and is now witnessing an annualised revenue run rate of over Rs 175 crore.


Said Nitish Mittersain, Founder and MD, Nazara Technologies Ltd: “Gamified edtech is the only way to deliver high quality learning to young kids on digital devices. Kiddopia is a perfect example of this overlap between gaming and learning and their popularity amongst parents and kids speaks for itself. Nazara is very happy to add Kiddopia to our portfolio catering to over 100 million monthly active users on our network.”



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