Top Games Deals for 2012

Deal No.Amount Paid (USD)CompanyInvestor/BuyerSectorDeal Type
1$500,000,000Double DownInternational Game TechnologyGamesAcquisition
2$96,000,000Ntreev SoftNCsoftGamesAcquisition
3$85,000,000Trion WorldsOntario Teachers’ Pension Plan, Bertelsmann Digital Media InvestmentsGamesInvestment
4$15,000,000Noumena InnovationsKongZhongGamesAcquisition
5$12,000,000FunPlusGSR VenturesGamesInvestment
6$12,000,000Game ClosureConsortiumGamesInvestment
7$10,000,000Meteor EntertainmentBenchmark Capital, FirstMark CapitalGamesInvestment
8$9,098,000CIB DevelopmentAsiasoft InternationalGamesAcquisition
9$7,870,000FlaregamesAccel PartnersGamesInvestment
10$7,000,000Oberon Media (TV game division)TransGamingGamesAcquisition
11$5,000,000Ignite Game TechnologiesUndisclosedGamesInvestment
12$2,100,000Fight My MonsterGreycroft Partners, eVenture Capital PartnersGamesInvestment
13$2,000,000Seismic GamesDFJ Frontier, Tom MatlackGamesInvestment

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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