Top 20 Games Deals for 2012

Deal No. Amount Paid (USD) Company Investor/Buyer Sector Deal Type
1 $503,873,000 GameABC ZheBao Media Games Acquisition
2 $500,000,000 Double Down International Game Technology Games Acquisition
3 $210,000,000 OMGPOP Zynga Games Acquisition
4 $96,000,000 Ntreev Soft NCsoft Games Acquisition
5 $85,000,000 Trion Worlds Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan, Bertelsmann Digital Media Investments Games Investment
6 $49,120,000 CGA.com.cn ZheBao Media Games Acquisition
7 $15,357,000 Social Concepts Big Fish Games Games Acquisition
8 $15,000,000 Noumena Innovations KongZhong Games Acquisition
9 $14,000,000 Dragonplay Consortium Games Investment
10 $12,000,000 Game Closure Consortium Games Investment
11 $12,000,000 FunPlus GSR Ventures Games Investment
12 $10,000,000 Meteor Entertainment Benchmark Capital, FirstMark Capital Games Investment
13 $9,098,000 CIB Development Asiasoft International Games Acquisition
14 $8,000,000 Machine Zone Menlo Ventures Games Investment
15 $7,870,000 Flaregames Accel Partners Games Investment
16 $7,000,000 Oberon Media (TV game division) TransGaming Games Acquisition
17 $5,600,000 U4iA Undisclosed Games Investment
18 $5,000,000 Ignite Game Technologies Undisclosed Games Investment
19 $5,000,000 Red Robot Labs Next Media Games Investment
20 $4,500,000 MoMinis BRM Group, Mitsui Ventures Games Investment

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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