Top 20 Games Deals for 2012

Deal No.Amount Paid (USD)CompanyInvestor/BuyerSectorDeal Type
1$503,873,000GameABCZheBao MediaGamesAcquisition
2$500,000,000Double DownInternational Game TechnologyGamesAcquisition
3$210,000,000OMGPOPZyngaGamesAcquisition
4$96,000,000Ntreev SoftNCsoftGamesAcquisition
5$85,000,000Trion WorldsOntario Teachers’ Pension Plan, Bertelsmann Digital Media InvestmentsGamesInvestment
6$49,120,000CGA.com.cnZheBao MediaGamesAcquisition
7$15,357,000Social ConceptsBig Fish GamesGamesAcquisition
8$15,000,000Noumena InnovationsKongZhongGamesAcquisition
9$14,000,000DragonplayConsortiumGamesInvestment
10$12,000,000Game ClosureConsortiumGamesInvestment
11$12,000,000FunPlusGSR VenturesGamesInvestment
12$10,000,000Meteor EntertainmentBenchmark Capital, FirstMark CapitalGamesInvestment
13$9,098,000CIB DevelopmentAsiasoft InternationalGamesAcquisition
14$8,000,000Machine ZoneMenlo VenturesGamesInvestment
15$7,870,000FlaregamesAccel PartnersGamesInvestment
16$7,000,000Oberon Media (TV game division)TransGamingGamesAcquisition
17$5,600,000U4iAUndisclosedGamesInvestment
18$5,000,000Ignite Game TechnologiesUndisclosedGamesInvestment
19$5,000,000Red Robot LabsNext MediaGamesInvestment
20$4,500,000MoMinisBRM Group, Mitsui VenturesGamesInvestment

More information

  1. [Updated]Shanda Selling Two Gaming Subsidiaries (Tech Node)
  2. Double Down Interactive SoldTo IGT For $500M (Northwest Innovation)
  3. Zynga Just Bought OMGPOP for $200 Million (AllthingsD)
  4. League of Legends and NCsoft’s Ntreev acquisition, this week in Korean news (Gamasutra)
  5. Trion Worlds Completes $85M Equity Financing (FinSMEs)
  6. [Updated]Shanda Selling Two Gaming Subsidiaries (Tech Node)
  7. Big Fish Games Issues Equity As Part Of Acquisition (Northwest Innovation)
  8. KongZhong Corporation Announces Strategic Acquisition of Noumena, a Smartphone Mobile Game Engine Company (Games Industry)
  9. Mobile Social Gaming Company Dragonplay Raises $14M From Accel To Expand To iOS (Techcrunch)
  10. Game Closure Turns Down Facebook & Zynga To Raise $12M For HTML5 Mobile Gaming (Techcrunch)
  11. China Online Gaming Roundup: FunPlus, RMB 57.7B, Consolidation (Nasdaq)
  12. Meteor Entertainment Raises $10M (SoCal Tech)
  13. Asiasoft acquires Malaysian gaming firm (Games Industry)
  14. Freemium Game Dev Addmired Rebrands As Machine Zone, Lands $8M From Menlo Ventures (Techcrunch)
  15. flaregames Secures €6M (FinSMEs)
  16. TransGaming acquires Oberon Media’s TV games division for $7M (Venture Beat)
  17. Activision vets land $5.6M for new gaming startup U4iA (Geek Wire)
  18. Ignite Takes $5 Million Series C To Build World Of Warcraft For Car Racing (Techcrunch)
  19. Red Robot Labs Raises $5M from Next Media (FinSMEs)
  20. MoMinis Raises $4.5M in Second Funding (FinSMEs)
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