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$380,000,000GaikaiSony Computer EntertainmentGamesAcquisition
6$96,000,000Ntreev SoftNCsoftGamesAcquisition
7$85,000,000Trion WorldsOntario Teachers’ Pension Plan, Bertelsmann Digital Media InvestmentsGamesInvestment
8$49,120, MediaGamesAcquisition
9$15,000,000Noumena InnovationsKongZhongGamesAcquisition
11$12,000,000Self Aware GamesBig Fish GamesGamesAcquisition
12$12,000,000Game ClosureConsortiumGamesInvestment
13$12,000,000FunPlusGSR VenturesGamesInvestment
15$11,000,000NaturalMotionBenchmark CapitalGamesInvestment
16$11,000,000Grab GamesWilliam Morris EndeavorGamesInvestment
17$10,000,000Meteor EntertainmentBenchmark Capital, FirstMark CapitalGamesInvestment
18$9,098,000CIB DevelopmentAsiasoft InternationalGamesAcquisition
19$8,000,000Machine ZoneMenlo VenturesGamesInvestment
20$7,870,000FlaregamesAccel PartnersGamesInvestment

More information

  1. [Updated]Shanda Selling Two Gaming Subsidiaries (TechNode)
  2. Double Down Interactive SoldTo IGT For $500M (Northwest Innovation)
  3. Sony Puffs Up Its Gaming Cloud, Buys Gaikai For $380M. OnLive Next In Line For A Buyer? (TechCrunch)
  4. OMGWHAT? GREE Acquires Mobile-Social Game Developer Funzio For $210M (TechCrunch)
  5. Zynga Just Bought OMGPOP for $200 Million (AllThingsD)
  6. League of Legends and NCsoft’s Ntreev acquisition, this week in Korean news (Gamasutra)
  7. Trion Worlds Completes $85M Equity Financing (FinSMEs)
  8. [Updated]Shanda Selling Two Gaming Subsidiaries (TechNode)
  9. KongZhong Corporation Announces Strategic Acquisition of Noumena, a Smartphone Mobile Game Engine Company (Games Industry)
  10. Mobile Social Gaming Company Dragonplay Raises $14M From Accel To Expand To iOS (TechCrunch)
  11. Big Fish Games Paid Nearly $12M in Stock for Self Aware Games (Xconomy)
  12. Game Closure Turns Down Facebook & Zynga To Raise $12M For HTML5 Mobile Gaming (TechCrunch)
  13. China Online Gaming Roundup: FunPlus, RMB 57.7B, Consolidation (Nasdaq)
  14. Crowdstar Raises $11.5M To Double Down On Mobile Gaming, Has Layoffs As It Leaves Facebook Behind (TechCrunch)
  15. NaturalMotion Games Raises $11M From Benchmark For 3D, Realistically Animated Mobile Games (TechCrunch)
  16. Grab Games Quietly Raises $11 Million (Pando Daily)
  17. Meteor Entertainment Raises $10M (SoCal Tech)
  18. Asiasoft acquires Malaysian gaming firm (Games Industry)
  19. Freemium Game Dev Addmired Rebrands As Machine Zone, Lands $8M From Menlo Ventures (TechCrunch)
  20. flaregames Secures €6M (FinSMEs)
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