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 $400,000,000 Riot Games Tencent Games Acquisition
5 $350,000,000 Bigpoint Summit Partners, TA Associates Games Acquisition
6 $196,000,000 Centrebet Sportingbet Games Acquisition
7 $162,500,000 Changyou Games Acquisition
8 $104,000,000 OpenFeint GREE Games Acquisition
9 $85,000,000 Kabam Consortium Games Investment
10 $49,800,000 Cryptic Studios Perfect World Games Acquisition
11 $42,000,000 Rovio Consortium Games Investment
12 $35,000,000 KlickNation Electronic Arts Games Acquisition
13 $32,500,000 Lumosity Consortium Games Investment
14 $30,000,000 Happy Elements Legend Capital, DCM Games Investment
15 $30,000,000 Gaikai Consortium Games Investment
16 $30,000,000 Kabam Consortium Games Investment
17 $28,000,000 Griptonite Games Glu Mobile Inc. Games Acquisition
18 $26,000,000 Gumi Consortium Games Investment
19 $25,000,000 Online Warmongers Cybergun Games Acquisition
20 $24,000,000 Wooga Undisclosed 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. China’s Tencent acquires majority stake in online game firm Riot Games for nearly $400M (Venture Beat)
  5. PE Firms Buy Controlling Stake In Online Game Firm Bigpoint (Paid Content)
  6. Sportingbet to buy Centrebet for $183m (The Australian)
  7. Changyou To Acquire Gaming Media Portal For $162.5 million (Penn Olson)
  8. Japanese Company GREE Buys Mobile Social Gaming Platform OpenFeint For $104 Million In Cash (Techcrunch)
  9. Kabam Raises $85 Million to Become the Zynga of Hardcore Games (Mashable)
  10. Perfect World completes Cryptic Studios acquisition (Joystiq)
  11. Angry Birds Maker Rovio Raises $42 Million From Accel, Atomico And Felicis (Techcrunch)
  12. EA Adds Social Game Studio For Hardcore Players With KlickNation Acquisition (Techcrunch)
  13. Lumosity Lands $32.5 Million for Brain-Training Business (Mashable)
  14. My Fishbowl Developer Happy Elements Nets $30M in Funding, Targets Mobile Market (Inside Social Games)
  15. Game-streaming firm Gaikai raises $30M (Venturebeat)
  16. Social Gaming Company Kabam Raises $30 Million, Plans Acquisitions (Techcrunch)
  17. Glu Mobile Acquires Two Developers as Game Consolidation Heats Up (The Wall Street Journal)
  18. Japanese Mobile Social Gaming Startup Gumi Raises $26 Million (Techcrunch)
  19. French investor pours money into Online Warmongers at $50M valuation (Venturebeat)
  20. Germany’s Wooga raises $24M for social games on Facebook (Venturebeat)
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