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nexon.com

Investments

21

Portfolio Exits

5

Partners & Customers

10

About NEXON

NEXON (TYO: 3659) is a South Korean-Japanese provider of free-to-play online and mobile games.

Headquarters Location

Ark Hills South Tower 6F, 1-4-5 Roppongi, Minato-ku

Tokyo, 106-0032,

Japan

+81-3-3523-7911

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Latest NEXON News

AGBO Co-Founder & Vice Chairman Mike Larocca Departing Russo Brothers’ Studio At Year’s End

May 26, 2023

Mike LaroccaCourtesy Longtime Russo Brothers partner Mike Larocca is leaving the filmmakers’ studio AGBO that he co-founded at the end of this year, Deadline has confirmed. As the Co-Founder and Vice Chairman of AGBO, Larocca focused on creative development and production. Said Joe and Anthony Russo in a statement to Deadline, “We founded AGBO with Mike seven years ago. In that time, he’s been an exceptional producing partner and an exceptional friend. We’re proud of what we’ve accomplished together, and we know Mike will continue to do incredible work in his next endeavor.” Related Story Deadline understands Larocca’s departure is amicable and he’s eyeing the next chapter of his career. He leaves AGBO on high note with the studio being reportedly evaluated at $1.1 billion after receiving a $400M investment (for 38% stake) from Tokyo based video game maker, Nexon Co. Ltd last year. At AGBO, among other film and TV projects, Larocca was a producer on Netflix mega-hit The Gray Man, starring Ryan Gosling and Chris Evans. That pic is one of the streamer’s top five most watched movies worldwide with over 253.8M hours clocked. He was also a producer on Netflix’s Chris Hemsworth movie Extraction, the No. 7 most watched movie on the OTT service with over 231M hours. Larocca also produced the Academy Award-Winning Best Picture film and A24’s highest grossing title ($140M WW), Everything Everywhere All at Once which is also AGBO’s first independent drama. Other AGBO producing credits include Mosul; the horror-thriller Relic; Cherry, directed by the Russos and starring Tom Holland; and 21 Bridges starring Chadwick Boseman. Larocca is a producer on the upcoming film The Electric State starring Millie Bobby Brown and Chris Pratt for Netflix; Extraction 2 starring Chris Hemsworth for Netflix; and an EP on Prime Video’s second most-watched series of all time, Citadel, and the forthcoming Prime Video series Butch and Sundance starring Regé-Jean Page and Glen Powell. Larocca has been with the Russos as far back as their first production company Getaway which was based at Sony Studios prior to the launch of AGBO. Prior to the Russos, Larocca was SVP of Production at Chernin Entertainment. There, he was an EP on the Melissa McCarthy blockbuster comedy Spy ($235.7M WW); The Drop, starring James Gandolfini and Tom Hardy; and was a Co-Producer on Rise of the Planet of the Apes ($481.8M WW). Larocca was previously a VP at Spyglass Entertainment. AGBO which spans developing and producing IP spanning film, TV, audio, publishing and gaming, has a mission to innovate and advance the next generation of storytelling to entertain and inspire worldwide audiences. AGBO’s “Gozie Agbo” banner is geared toward championing exciting visionaries in independent film. AGBO is based in Los Angeles.

NEXON Investments

21 Investments

NEXON has made 21 investments. Their latest investment was in CCP Games as part of their Unattributed VC - II on March 21, 2023.

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NEXON Investments Activity

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Date

Round

Company

Amount

New?

Co-Investors

Sources

3/21/2023

Unattributed VC - II

CCP Games

$40M

Yes

3

12/5/2022

Seed VC

Oasys

Yes

2

11/21/2022

Corporate Minority - II

AGBO

$100M

No

3

1/5/2022

Corporate Minority

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$99M

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10

11/20/2020

Series D

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$99M

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10

Date

3/21/2023

12/5/2022

11/21/2022

1/5/2022

11/20/2020

Round

Unattributed VC - II

Seed VC

Corporate Minority - II

Corporate Minority

Series D

Company

CCP Games

Oasys

AGBO

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Amount

$40M

$100M

$99M

$99M

New?

Yes

Yes

No

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Co-Investors

Sources

3

2

3

10

10

NEXON Portfolio Exits

5 Portfolio Exits

NEXON has 5 portfolio exits. Their latest portfolio exit was WeMakePrice on April 05, 2023.

Date

Exit

Companies

Valuation
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Acquirer

Sources

4/5/2023

Acquired

$99M

4

1/20/2022

Acquired

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10

12/16/2021

Corporate Majority

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$99M

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10

9/28/2017

Acquired

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10

9/17/2012

Acquired

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10

Date

4/5/2023

1/20/2022

12/16/2021

9/28/2017

9/17/2012

Exit

Acquired

Acquired

Corporate Majority

Acquired

Acquired

Companies

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Valuation

$99M

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$99M

$99M

$99M

Acquirer

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Sources

4

10

10

10

10

NEXON Acquisitions

17 Acquisitions

NEXON acquired 17 companies. Their latest acquisition was methinks on June 22, 2022.

Date

Investment Stage

Companies

Valuation
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Total Funding

Note

Sources

6/22/2022

Seed / Angel

$99M

$18.2M

Acquired

2

3/22/2021

Other

$99M

$100.38M

Acquired

1

2/11/2020

$99M

Acquired

1

2/11/2020

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10

2/11/2020

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10

Date

6/22/2022

3/22/2021

2/11/2020

2/11/2020

2/11/2020

Investment Stage

Seed / Angel

Other

Companies

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Valuation

$99M

$99M

$99M

$99M

$99M

Total Funding

$18.2M

$100.38M

Note

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Acquired

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Sources

2

1

1

10

10

NEXON Partners & Customers

10 Partners and customers

NEXON has 10 strategic partners and customers. NEXON recently partnered with Polygon on March 3, 2023.

Date

Type

Business Partner

Country

News Snippet

Sources

3/21/2023

Vendor

Cayman Islands

Gaming Giant Nexon Taps Polygon for NFT Game MapleStory Universe

Meanwhile , Krafton -- creator of the popular PUBG : Battlegrounds shooter series -- is working on various blockchain initiatives , including in partnership with Solana Labs .

3

1/11/2023

Partner

South Korea

Nexon teams up with 'Parasite' film production company Barunson E&A

Nexon teams up with ` Parasite ' film production company Barunson E&A

1

12/19/2022

Vendor

China

Tencent Cloud partners Nexon to launch metaverse platform

Tencent Cloud partners Nexon Co. , Ltd. to launch metaverse platform

1

6/14/2022

Vendor

United States

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10

4/28/2022

Partner

United States

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Date

3/21/2023

1/11/2023

12/19/2022

6/14/2022

4/28/2022

Type

Vendor

Partner

Vendor

Vendor

Partner

Business Partner

Country

Cayman Islands

South Korea

China

United States

United States

News Snippet

Gaming Giant Nexon Taps Polygon for NFT Game MapleStory Universe

Meanwhile , Krafton -- creator of the popular PUBG : Battlegrounds shooter series -- is working on various blockchain initiatives , including in partnership with Solana Labs .

Nexon teams up with 'Parasite' film production company Barunson E&A

Nexon teams up with ` Parasite ' film production company Barunson E&A

Tencent Cloud partners Nexon to launch metaverse platform

Tencent Cloud partners Nexon Co. , Ltd. to launch metaverse platform

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Sources

3

1

1

10

10

NEXON Team

3 Team Members

NEXON has 3 team members, including current Executive Vice President, Nick van Dyk.

Name

Work History

Title

Status

Nick van Dyk

Executive Vice President

Current

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