Today in Germany: Bigpoint, Glispa, German Startups Group

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Chinese game publisher Youzu acquires Bigpoint

Hamburg-based online and mobile gaming company Bigpoint has been acquired by Chinese game publisher Youzu Interactive for €80 million. Bigpoint was founded in 2002 and has opened seven offices around the globe: in Hamburg, Berlin, Lyon, Istanbul, Seoul, San Francisco and Malta.
[VentureBeat]

Glispa acquires MoneyTap

Berlin-based performance marketing firm Glispa acquired Tallinn and Amsterdam-based MoneyTap and relaunches the ad mediation platform under the name Ampiri. Ampiri was originally created by MoneyTap and lets one figure out which ad to use in a mobile game or ad.
[VentureBeat]

German Startups Group invests in Auctionata and increases investments in reBuy and TVSmiles

Berlin-based German Startups Group invested in Berlin-based online auction house Auctionata. The startup, which was founded in 2012,  focuses on art and luxury items. German Startups Group also increased its stakes in reBuy and TVSmiles. Further details of the deals were not announced.
[via email] (Press Release)

Image: Heiko Hubertz, Founder of Bigpoint. Some rights reserved by Official GDC