Top 20 Games Deals for 2011

Deal No.Amount Paid (USD)CompanyInvestor/BuyerSectorDeal Type
1$750,000,000PopCap GamesElectronic ArtsGamesAcquisition
2$490,000,000ZyngaConsortiumGamesInvestment
3$434,400,000ToteBetfredGamesAcquisition
4$400,000,000Riot GamesTencentGamesAcquisition
5$350,000,000BigpointSummit Partners, TA AssociatesGamesAcquisition
6$196,000,000CentrebetSportingbetGamesAcquisition
7$162,500,00017173.comChangyouGamesAcquisition
8$104,000,000OpenFeintGREEGamesAcquisition
9$85,000,000KabamConsortiumGamesInvestment
10$49,800,000Cryptic StudiosPerfect WorldGamesAcquisition
11$42,000,000RovioConsortiumGamesInvestment
12$35,000,000KlickNationElectronic ArtsGamesAcquisition
13$32,500,000LumosityConsortiumGamesInvestment
14$30,000,000Happy ElementsLegend Capital, DCMGamesInvestment
15$30,000,000GaikaiConsortiumGamesInvestment
16$30,000,000KabamConsortiumGamesInvestment
17$28,000,000Griptonite GamesGlu Mobile Inc.GamesAcquisition
18$26,000,000GumiConsortiumGamesInvestment
19$25,000,000Online WarmongersCybergunGamesAcquisition
20$24,000,000WoogaUndisclosedGamesInvestment

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 17173.com 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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