Top 20 Games Deals for 2011

Deal No.Amount Paid (USD)CompanyInvestor/BuyerSectorDeal Type
1$750,000,000PopCap GamesEA GamesGamesAcquisition
3$350,000,000BigpointSummit Partners, TA AssociatesGamesAcquisition
9$30,000,000Happy ElementsLegend Capital, DCMGamesInvestment
12$28,000,000Griptonite GamesGlu Mobile Inc.GamesAcquisition
13$25,000,000Online WarmongersCybergunGamesAcquisition
15$20,000,000Gazillion EntertainmentConsortiumGamesInvestment
17$18,000,000TinyCoAndreessen HorowitzGamesInvestment
20$13,000,000NubeeVega CorporationGamesInvestment

More information

  1. PopCap Games Acquired By EA For $750M (Northwest Innovation)
  2. Betfred Confirms the Successful Acquisition of the Tote for GBP265m (PR Newswire)
  3. PE Firms Buy Controlling Stake In Online Game Firm Bigpoint (Paid Content)
  4. Sportingbet to buy Centrebet for $183m (The Australian)
  5. Japanese Company GREE Buys Mobile Social Gaming Platform OpenFeint For $104 Million In Cash (Techcrunch)
  6. Kabam Raises $85 Million to Become the Zynga of Hardcore Games (Mashable)
  7. Angry Birds Maker Rovio Raises $42 Million From Accel, Atomico And Felicis (Techcrunch)
  8. Lumosity Lands $32.5 Million for Brain-Training Business (Mashable)
  9. Chinese Social Gaming Giant Happy Elements Raises $30 Million (Techcrunch)
  10. Social Gaming Company Kabam Raises $30 Million, Plans Acquisitions (Techcrunch)
  11. Game-streaming firm Gaikai raises $30M (Venturebeat)
  12. Glu Mobile Acquires Two Developers as Game Consolidation Heats Up (The Wall Street Journal)
  13. French investor pours money into Online Warmongers at $50M valuation (Venturebeat)
  14. Germany’s Wooga raises $24M for social games on Facebook (Venturebeat)
  15. Gazillion raises $20M of a new nearly $50M round (San Francisco Business Times)
  16. Social Game Developer Kixeye Raises $18 Million, Adds Zynga Co-founder Andrew Trader To Its Board (Techcrunch)
  17. TinyCo Raises $18 Million From Andreessen Horowitz For Mobile Gaming (Techcrunch)
  18. Social Gaming Network Raptr Raises $15 Million; Hits 6 Million Users (Techcrunch)
  19. Chinese Game Developer CocoaChina Raises $14 Million (Penn Olson)
  20. Nubee Completes US$13M First Funding Round with JAFCO Co. (FinSMEs)
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