Top 20 Games Deals for 2011

Deal No. Amount Paid (USD) Company Investor/Buyer Sector Deal Type
1 $750,000,000 PopCap Games Electronic Arts Games Acquisition
2 $490,000,000 Zynga Consortium Games Investment
3 $434,400,000 Tote Betfred Games Acquisition
4 $350,000,000 Bigpoint Summit Partners, TA Associates Games Acquisition
5 $196,000,000 Centrebet Sportingbet Games Acquisition
6 $162,500,000 17173.com Changyou Games Acquisition
7 $104,000,000 OpenFeint GREE Games Acquisition
8 $85,000,000 Kabam Undisclosed Games Investment
9 $42,000,000 Rovio Consortium Games Investment
10 $35,000,000 KlickNation Electronic Arts Games Acquisition
11 $32,500,000 Lumosity Consortium Games Investment
12 $30,000,000 Kabam Consortium Games Investment
13 $30,000,000 Gaikai Undisclosed Games Investment
14 $30,000,000 Happy Elements Legend Capital, DCM Games Investment
15 $28,000,000 Griptonite Games Glu Mobile Inc. Games Acquisition
16 $25,000,000 Online Warmongers Cybergun Games Acquisition
17 $24,000,000 Wooga Undisclosed Games Investment
18 $20,000,000 Gazillion Entertainment Consortium Games Investment
19 $18,000,000 TinyCo Andreessen Horowitz Games Investment
20 $18,000,000 Kixeye Consortium Games Investment

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 17173.com 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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