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
4$380,000,000GaikaiSony Computer EntertainmentGamesAcquisition
8$96,000,000Ntreev SoftNCsoftGamesAcquisition
10$85,000,000Trion WorldsOntario Teachers’ Pension Plan, Bertelsmann Digital Media InvestmentsGamesInvestment
11$49,120, MediaGamesAcquisition
13$32,000,000Ongame NetworkAmaya GamingGamesAcquisition
15$20,000,000CCP GamesUndisclosedGamesInvestment
16$18,200,000Trendy EntertainmentInsight Venture ManagementGamesInvestment
17$18,000,000Adhesive GamesRustic Canyon PartnersGamesInvestment
18$18,000,000Meteor EntertainmentConsortiumGamesInvestment
19$18,000,000Meteor EntertainmentConsortiumGamesInvestment
20$15,000,000Noumena InnovationsKongZhongGamesAcquisition

More information

  1. [Updated]Shanda Selling Two Gaming Subsidiaries (TechNode)
  2. Double Down Interactive SoldTo IGT For $500M (Northwest Innovation)
  3. Online Games Giant Nexon Acquires Japanese Mobile Games Developer gloops For $468.4M Cash (TechCrunch)
  4. Sony Puffs Up Its Gaming Cloud, Buys Gaikai For $380M. OnLive Next In Line For A Buyer? (TechCrunch)
  5. OMGWHAT? GREE Acquires Mobile-Social Game Developer Funzio For $210M (TechCrunch)
  6. Zynga Just Bought OMGPOP for $200 Million (AllThingsD)
  7. GREE Acquires Japanese Social Game Publisher Pokelabo for $173.8 Million (Tech In Asia)
  8. League of Legends and NCsoft’s Ntreev acquisition, this week in Korean news (Gamasutra)
  9. DeNA Picks Up 20 Percent Stake in Cygames for $92 Million (Tech In Asia)
  10. Trion Worlds Completes $85M Equity Financing (FinSMEs)
  11. [Updated]Shanda Selling Two Gaming Subsidiaries (TechNode)
  12. Wargaming acquires BigWorld for $45 million (Dealipedia)
  13. Amaya Gaming Group Inc acquires Ongame Network Ltd for $32 million (Amaya Gaming)
  14. Lumosity Raises $31.5M From Discovery Communications For Brain Fitness Games (TechCrunch)
  15. EVE Online Maker CCP Games Raises $20M (TechCrunch)
  16. Trendy Entertainment lands $18.2 million investment (Gainesville)
  17. Adhesive Games Gets $18M For Massively Multiplayer Game (SoCal Tech)
  18. Meteor Entertainment Raises $18M (Northwest Innovation)
  19. Meteor Entertainment Raises $18M in Second Funding (FinSMEs)
  20. KongZhong Corporation Announces Strategic Acquisition of Noumena, a Smartphone Mobile Game Engine Company (Games Industry)
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