Top 20 Games Deals for 2011

Deal No.Amount Paid (USD)CompanyInvestor/BuyerSectorDeal Type
1$750,000,000PopCap GamesElectronic ArtsGamesAcquisition
4$350,000,000BigpointSummit Partners, TA AssociatesGamesAcquisition
10$35,000,000KlickNationElectronic ArtsGamesAcquisition
14$30,000,000Happy ElementsLegend Capital, DCMGamesInvestment
15$28,000,000Griptonite GamesGlu Mobile Inc.GamesAcquisition
16$25,000,000Online WarmongersCybergunGamesAcquisition
18$20,000,000Gazillion EntertainmentConsortiumGamesInvestment
19$18,000,000TinyCoAndreessen HorowitzGamesInvestment

More information

  1. PopCap Games Acquired By EA For $750M (Northwest Innovation)
  2. Recent Zynga Filing Shows $490 Million in Funding (Inside Social Games)
  3. Betfred Confirms the Successful Acquisition of the Tote for GBP265m (PR Newswire)
  4. PE Firms Buy Controlling Stake In Online Game Firm Bigpoint (Paid Content)
  5. Sportingbet to buy Centrebet for $183m (The Australian)
  6. Changyou To Acquire Gaming Media Portal For $162.5 million (Penn Olson)
  7. Japanese Company GREE Buys Mobile Social Gaming Platform OpenFeint For $104 Million In Cash (Techcrunch)
  8. Kabam Raises $85 Million to Become the Zynga of Hardcore Games (Mashable)
  9. Angry Birds Maker Rovio Raises $42 Million From Accel, Atomico And Felicis (Techcrunch)
  10. EA Adds Social Game Studio For Hardcore Players With KlickNation Acquisition (Techcrunch)
  11. Lumosity Lands $32.5 Million for Brain-Training Business (Mashable)
  12. Social Gaming Company Kabam Raises $30 Million, Plans Acquisitions (Techcrunch)
  13. Game-streaming firm Gaikai raises $30M (Venturebeat)
  14. Chinese Social Gaming Giant Happy Elements Raises $30 Million (Techcrunch)
  15. Glu Mobile Acquires Two Developers as Game Consolidation Heats Up (The Wall Street Journal)
  16. French investor pours money into Online Warmongers at $50M valuation (Venturebeat)
  17. Germany’s Wooga raises $24M for social games on Facebook (Venturebeat)
  18. Gazillion raises $20M of a new nearly $50M round (San Francisco Business Times)
  19. TinyCo Raises $18 Million From Andreessen Horowitz For Mobile Gaming (Techcrunch)
  20. Social Game Developer Kixeye Raises $18 Million, Adds Zynga Co-founder Andrew Trader To Its Board (Techcrunch)
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