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 CGA.com.cn ZheBao Media Games Acquisition
9 $45,000,000 BigWorld Wargaming Games Acquisition
10 $31,500,000 Lumosity Consortium Games Investment
11 $20,000,000 CCP Games Undisclosed Games Investment
12 $18,200,000 Trendy Entertainment Insight Venture Management Games Investment
13 $15,000,000 Discovery Bay Games Logitech, Trilogy Equity Partners Games Investment
14 $15,000,000 Noumena Innovations KongZhong Games Acquisition
15 $15,000,000 Twitch Consortium Games Investment
16 $14,000,000 Dragonplay Consortium Games Investment
17 $12,000,000 FunPlus GSR Ventures Games Investment
18 $12,000,000 Game Closure Consortium Games Investment
19 $12,000,000 Self Aware Games Big Fish Games Games Acquisition
20 $11,500,000 Crowdstar Consortium 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. Wargaming acquires BigWorld for $45 million (Dealipedia)
  10. Lumosity Raises $31.5M From Discovery Communications For Brain Fitness Games (TechCrunch)
  11. EVE Online Maker CCP Games Raises $20M (TechCrunch)
  12. Trendy Entertainment lands $18.2 million investment (Gainesville)
  13. Discovery Bay Games Raises $15M Series B From Trilogy Equity, Logitech, Others For iOS “Appcessories” (TechCrunch)
  14. KongZhong Corporation Announces Strategic Acquisition of Noumena, a Smartphone Mobile Game Engine Company (Games Industry)
  15. With More Than 20M Gamers Tuning In, Twitch Raises $15M From Bessemer Venture Partners (TechCrunch)
  16. Mobile Social Gaming Company Dragonplay Raises $14M From Accel To Expand To iOS (TechCrunch)
  17. China Online Gaming Roundup: FunPlus, RMB 57.7B, Consolidation (Nasdaq)
  18. Game Closure Turns Down Facebook & Zynga To Raise $12M For HTML5 Mobile Gaming (TechCrunch)
  19. Big Fish Games Paid Nearly $12M in Stock for Self Aware Games (Xconomy)
  20. Crowdstar Raises $11.5M To Double Down On Mobile Gaming, Has Layoffs As It Leaves Facebook Behind (TechCrunch)

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