Top 20 Games Deals for 2012

Deal No.Amount Paid (USD)CompanyInvestor/BuyerSectorDeal Type
1$500,000,000Double DownInternational Game TechnologyGamesAcquisition
3$96,000,000Ntreev SoftNCsoftGamesAcquisition
4$85,000,000Trion WorldsOntario Teachers’ Pension Plan, Bertelsmann Digital Media InvestmentsGamesInvestment
5$15,000,000Noumena InnovationsKongZhongGamesAcquisition
6$12,000,000FunPlusGSR VenturesGamesInvestment
7$12,000,000Game ClosureConsortiumGamesInvestment
8$10,000,000Meteor EntertainmentBenchmark Capital, FirstMark CapitalGamesInvestment
9$9,098,000CIB DevelopmentAsiasoft InternationalGamesAcquisition
10$8,000,000Machine ZoneMenlo VenturesGamesInvestment
11$7,870,000FlaregamesAccel PartnersGamesInvestment
12$7,000,000Oberon Media (TV game division)TransGamingGamesAcquisition
13$5,000,000Ignite Game TechnologiesUndisclosedGamesInvestment
14$5,000,000Red Robot LabsNext MediaGamesInvestment
15$2,800,000PlumbeeIdinvest PartnersGamesInvestment
16$2,100,000Fight My MonsterGreycroft Partners, eVenture Capital PartnersGamesInvestment
17$2,000,000Grand CruConsortiumGamesInvestment
18$2,000,000Seismic GamesDFJ Frontier, Tom MatlackGamesInvestment
20$1,000,000Mob ScienceConsortiumGamesInvestment

More information

  1. Double Down Interactive SoldTo IGT For $500M (Northwest Innovation)
  2. Zynga Just Bought OMGPOP for $200 Million (AllthingsD)
  3. League of Legends and NCsoft’s Ntreev acquisition, this week in Korean news (Gamasutra)
  4. Trion Worlds Completes $85M Equity Financing (FinSMEs)
  5. KongZhong Corporation Announces Strategic Acquisition of Noumena, a Smartphone Mobile Game Engine Company (Games Industry)
  6. China Online Gaming Roundup: FunPlus, RMB 57.7B, Consolidation (Nasdaq)
  7. Game Closure Turns Down Facebook & Zynga To Raise $12M For HTML5 Mobile Gaming (Techcrunch)
  8. Meteor Entertainment Raises $10M (SoCal Tech)
  9. Asiasoft acquires Malaysian gaming firm (Games Industry)
  10. Freemium Game Dev Addmired Rebrands As Machine Zone, Lands $8M From Menlo Ventures (Techcrunch)
  11. flaregames Secures €6M (FinSMEs)
  12. TransGaming acquires Oberon Media’s TV games division for $7M (Venture Beat)
  13. Ignite Takes $5 Million Series C To Build World Of Warcraft For Car Racing (Techcrunch)
  14. Red Robot Labs Raises $5M from Next Media (FinSMEs)
  15. Plumbee Raises $2.8M from Idinvest Partners (FinSMEs)
  16. Fight My Monster Lands $2.1 Million Investment From Greycroft (PandoDaily)
  17. Grand Cru Raises $2M in Seed Funding (FinSMEs)
  18. Seismic Games Launches Social Gaming Studio, Raises $2M From DFJ Frontier (Techcrunch)
  19. Finnish Startup Ovelin Snags $1.4M From True Ventures To Reinvent Early Music Ed With Games (Techcrunch)
  20. Social Gaming Startup Mob Science Raises $1M To Make A Bet On Zynga’s New Platform (Techcrunch)
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