Top 20 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 $210,000,000 OMGPOP Zynga Games Acquisition
3 $96,000,000 Ntreev Soft NCsoft Games Acquisition
4 $85,000,000 Trion Worlds Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan, Bertelsmann Digital Media Investments Games Investment
5 $15,000,000 Noumena Innovations KongZhong Games Acquisition
6 $12,000,000 FunPlus GSR Ventures Games Investment
7 $12,000,000 Game Closure Consortium Games Investment
8 $10,000,000 Meteor Entertainment Benchmark Capital, FirstMark Capital Games Investment
9 $9,098,000 CIB Development Asiasoft International Games Acquisition
10 $8,000,000 Machine Zone Menlo Ventures Games Investment
11 $7,870,000 Flaregames Accel Partners Games Investment
12 $7,000,000 Oberon Media (TV game division) TransGaming Games Acquisition
13 $5,000,000 Ignite Game Technologies Undisclosed Games Investment
14 $5,000,000 Red Robot Labs Next Media Games Investment
15 $2,800,000 Plumbee Idinvest Partners Games Investment
16 $2,100,000 Fight My Monster Greycroft Partners, eVenture Capital Partners Games Investment
17 $2,000,000 Grand Cru Consortium Games Investment
18 $2,000,000 Seismic Games DFJ Frontier, Tom Matlack Games Investment
19 $1,400,000 Ovelin Consortium Games Investment
20 $1,000,000 Mob Science Consortium Games Investment

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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