Anyone who has ever been involved in mergers and acquisitions (M&A) will want to download and start playing – and won’t be able to stop playing – the world’s first M&A game app, just launched by pioneering virtual data room provider ansarada.
Designed to test the deal-making skills of investment bankers, analysts, lawyers, accountants – or anyone with an interest in the cut and thrust of high finance – the ansarada M&A Game creates realistic M&A scenarios where role-playing gamers pit their business wits against hostile sellers and fiercely competitive bidders.
Players create their own customized avatar, and choose a name for their corporation.
They then start building their empire with a portfolio of companies from across industry sectors by buying, selling or merging, and along the way amass a fortune to get onto the coveted leader board ahead of colleagues and competitors around The City, and around the world.
ansarada CEO, Sam Riley, said: “M&A is usually a long and intensive process involving months of detailed work by everyone working on deals. We decided to design and build a game to provide some escapist fun for the whole M&A community, anywhere in the world.“It’s innovative and easy to play, but it’s also challenging, giving players the ability to do deals quickly with minimal fuss and work.“We think even the most seasoned M&A stakeholders will get enjoyment from building up their portfolio to try and become the greatest M&A Game dealmaker,” he said.
Features of the ansarada M&A Game include:
- Create your own avatar and corporate empire
- Buy, sell and merge corporations across nine major industry sectors
- Build your team of investment bankers, lawyers and accountants
- Use data rooms for due diligence
- Negotiate deals with the competition using flattery, haggling…or even bullying
- Get financial reports on target companies
- Deal with unexpected market scenarios positively and negatively impacting revenue, profit and company value
- Build a portfolio and get onto the M&A Game leader board, updated in real time on the app
The ansarada M&A Game is available for all iOS devices, and is available for free download at the app store now.
The M&A Game has been developed for ansarada by leading Australian play agency 3RDSENSE.