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
5$96,000,000Ntreev SoftNCsoftGamesAcquisition
6$85,000,000Trion WorldsOntario Teachers’ Pension Plan, Bertelsmann Digital Media InvestmentsGamesInvestment
7$49,120, MediaGamesAcquisition
8$15,000,000Noumena InnovationsKongZhongGamesAcquisition
10$12,000,000FunPlusGSR VenturesGamesInvestment
11$12,000,000Game ClosureConsortiumGamesInvestment
12$12,000,000Self Aware GamesBig Fish GamesGamesAcquisition
14$11,000,000Grab GamesWilliam Morris EndeavorGamesInvestment
15$10,000,000Meteor EntertainmentBenchmark Capital, FirstMark CapitalGamesInvestment
16$9,098,000CIB DevelopmentAsiasoft InternationalGamesAcquisition
17$8,000,000Machine ZoneMenlo VenturesGamesInvestment
18$7,870,000FlaregamesAccel PartnersGamesInvestment
19$7,000,000Oberon Media (TV game division)TransGamingGamesAcquisition

More information

  1. [Updated]Shanda Selling Two Gaming Subsidiaries (TechNode)
  2. Double Down Interactive SoldTo IGT For $500M (Northwest Innovation)
  3. OMGWHAT? GREE Acquires Mobile-Social Game Developer Funzio For $210M (TechCrunch)
  4. Zynga Just Bought OMGPOP for $200 Million (AllthingsD)
  5. League of Legends and NCsoft’s Ntreev acquisition, this week in Korean news (Gamasutra)
  6. Trion Worlds Completes $85M Equity Financing (FinSMEs)
  7. [Updated]Shanda Selling Two Gaming Subsidiaries (TechNode)
  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. China Online Gaming Roundup: FunPlus, RMB 57.7B, Consolidation (Nasdaq)
  11. Game Closure Turns Down Facebook & Zynga To Raise $12M For HTML5 Mobile Gaming (TechCrunch)
  12. Big Fish Games Paid Nearly $12M in Stock for Self Aware Games (Xconomy)
  13. Crowdstar Raises $11.5M To Double Down On Mobile Gaming, Has Layoffs As It Leaves Facebook Behind (TechCrunch)
  14. Grab Games Quietly Raises $11 Million (Pando Daily)
  15. Meteor Entertainment Raises $10M (SoCal Tech)
  16. Asiasoft acquires Malaysian gaming firm (Games Industry)
  17. Freemium Game Dev Addmired Rebrands As Machine Zone, Lands $8M From Menlo Ventures (TechCrunch)
  18. flaregames Secures €6M (FinSMEs)
  19. TransGaming acquires Oberon Media’s TV games division for $7M (VentureBeat)
  20. Activision vets land $5.6M for new gaming startup U4iA (Geek Wire)
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