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 $380,000,000 Gaikai Sony Computer Entertainment Games Acquisition
4 $210,000,000 Funzio GREE Games Acquisition
5 $200,000,000 OMGPOP Zynga Games Acquisition
6 $96,000,000 Ntreev Soft NCsoft Games Acquisition
7 $85,000,000 Trion Worlds Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan, Bertelsmann Digital Media Investments Games Investment
8 $49,120,000 ZheBao Media Games Acquisition
9 $15,000,000 Noumena Innovations KongZhong Games Acquisition
10 $14,000,000 Dragonplay Consortium Games Investment
11 $12,000,000 FunPlus GSR Ventures Games Investment
12 $12,000,000 Game Closure Consortium Games Investment
13 $12,000,000 Self Aware Games Big Fish Games Games Acquisition
14 $11,500,000 Crowdstar Consortium Games Investment
15 $11,000,000 Grab Games William Morris Endeavor Games Investment
16 $11,000,000 NaturalMotion Benchmark Capital Games Investment
17 $10,000,000 Meteor Entertainment Benchmark Capital, FirstMark Capital Games Investment
18 $9,098,000 CIB Development Asiasoft International Games Acquisition
19 $8,000,000 Machine Zone Menlo Ventures Games Investment
20 $7,870,000 Flaregames Accel Partners Games Investment

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. China Online Gaming Roundup: FunPlus, RMB 57.7B, Consolidation (Nasdaq)
  12. Game Closure Turns Down Facebook & Zynga To Raise $12M For HTML5 Mobile Gaming (TechCrunch)
  13. Big Fish Games Paid Nearly $12M in Stock for Self Aware Games (Xconomy)
  14. Crowdstar Raises $11.5M To Double Down On Mobile Gaming, Has Layoffs As It Leaves Facebook Behind (TechCrunch)
  15. Grab Games Quietly Raises $11 Million (Pando Daily)
  16. NaturalMotion Games Raises $11M From Benchmark For 3D, Realistically Animated Mobile Games (TechCrunch)
  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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