KRAFTON, Inc. is a collective of independent game development teams responsible for various entertainment properties, including PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDS, ELYON, and TERA. The name, which is derived from the word craftsmanship, is an acknowledgement of the company’s never-ending pursuit of innovation and creating engaging experiences.

KRAFTON currently consists of PUBG Studio, Striking Distance Studios, Bluehole Studio, and RisingWings. KRAFTON is in growth mode and seeking a full-time Associate to join our M&A and Investment Team in our Santa Monica, California office. If you are passionate about corporate development and have a hankering for chicken dinners, then this may be the place for you!


  • Support the team lead through overall M&A deal flows
  • Initiate communication and build first-hand relationships with small-to-medium-sized game studios in the Americas / European region
  • Frequent cold-calling / outbound-calling
  • Understand and catch up on M&A trends in the gaming industry
  • Interface with finance, legal, tax, HR, and other departments to ensure seamless deal execution
  • Report to the Head of M&A and Investment Team – West
  • Other relevant duties as assigned


  • Persuasive communication skills (written and verbal), including the ability to tailor communications to a broad range of internal and external audiences
  • BA /BS degree from a leading academic institution
  • Experience working in a fast-paced environment
  • Self-starter with the ability to multi-task and deal with time-sensitive projects

Bonus Points:

  • Deep passion for gaming and the overall entertainment industry
  • Ability to develop deep, trust-based relationships and influence different stakeholder groups directly and indirectly


  • Competitive compensation 
  • 100% family coverage of medical, dental, vision insurance 
  • Unlimited time off for all employees
  • 401K match, covered life insurance 
  • Weekly Grubhub lunch stipend
  • Game and Fitness reimbursement programs
  • Lots of PUBG Swag including Loot Box drops and free PUBG play on Steam
  • Fun team building activities throughout the year



Reasonable Accommodation

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