Top Games Deals for 2012

Deal No. Amount Paid (USD) Company Investor/Buyer Sector Deal Type
1 $500,000,000 Double Down International Game Technology Games Acquisition
2 $96,000,000 Ntreev Soft NCsoft Games Acquisition
3 $85,000,000 Trion Worlds Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan, Bertelsmann Digital Media Investments Games Investment
4 $15,000,000 Noumena Innovations KongZhong Games Acquisition
5 $12,000,000 FunPlus GSR Ventures Games Investment
6 $12,000,000 Game Closure Consortium Games Investment
7 $10,000,000 Meteor Entertainment Benchmark Capital, FirstMark Capital Games Investment
8 $9,098,000 CIB Development Asiasoft International Games Acquisition
9 $7,870,000 Flaregames Accel Partners Games Investment
10 $7,000,000 Oberon Media (TV game division) TransGaming Games Acquisition
11 $5,000,000 Ignite Game Technologies Undisclosed Games Investment
12 $2,100,000 Fight My Monster Greycroft Partners, eVenture Capital Partners Games Investment
13 $2,000,000 Seismic Games DFJ Frontier, Tom Matlack Games Investment
14 $1,400,000 Ovelin Consortium Games Investment

More information

  1. Double Down Interactive SoldTo IGT For $500M (Northwest Innovation)
  2. League of Legends and NCsoft’s Ntreev acquisition, this week in Korean news (Gamasutra)
  3. Trion Worlds Completes $85M Equity Financing (FinSMEs)
  4. KongZhong Corporation Announces Strategic Acquisition of Noumena, a Smartphone Mobile Game Engine Company (Games Industry)
  5. China Online Gaming Roundup: FunPlus, RMB 57.7B, Consolidation (Nasdaq)
  6. Game Closure Turns Down Facebook & Zynga To Raise $12M For HTML5 Mobile Gaming (Techcrunch)
  7. Meteor Entertainment Raises $10M (SoCal Tech)
  8. Asiasoft acquires Malaysian gaming firm (Games Industry)
  9. flaregames Secures €6M (FinSMEs)
  10. TransGaming acquires Oberon Media’s TV games division for $7M (Venture Beat)
  11. Ignite Takes $5 Million Series C To Build World Of Warcraft For Car Racing (Techcrunch)
  12. Fight My Monster Lands $2.1 Million Investment From Greycroft (PandoDaily)
  13. Seismic Games Launches Social Gaming Studio, Raises $2M From DFJ Frontier (Techcrunch)
  14. Finnish Startup Ovelin Snags $1.4M From True Ventures To Reinvent Early Music Ed With Games (Techcrunch)
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