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 $468,400,000 gloops Nexon Games Acquisition
4 $380,000,000 Gaikai Sony Computer Entertainment Games Acquisition
5 $210,000,000 Funzio GREE Games Acquisition
6 $200,000,000 OMGPOP Zynga Games Acquisition
7 $173,800,000 Pokelabo GREE Games Acquisition
8 $96,000,000 Ntreev Soft NCsoft Games Acquisition
9 $92,000,000 Cygames DeNA Games Investment
10 $85,000,000 Trion Worlds Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan, Bertelsmann Digital Media Investments Games Investment
11 $81,900,000 YY Undisclosed Games Public
12 $49,120,000 ZheBao Media Games Acquisition
13 $45,000,000 BigWorld Wargaming Games Acquisition
14 $32,000,000 Ongame Network Amaya Gaming Games Acquisition
15 $31,500,000 Lumosity Consortium Games Investment
16 $20,000,000 CCP Games Undisclosed Games Investment
17 $18,200,000 Trendy Entertainment Insight Venture Management Games Investment
18 $18,000,000 Adhesive Games Rustic Canyon Partners Games Investment
19 $18,000,000 Meteor Entertainment Consortium Games Investment
20 $15,000,000 Discovery Bay Games Logitech, Trilogy Equity Partners Games Investment

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. China’s YY Prices IPO At Low End Of Range, But Trades Up 10% (Forbes)
  12. [Updated]Shanda Selling Two Gaming Subsidiaries (TechNode)
  13. Wargaming acquires BigWorld middleware firm for $45M (exclusive) (Venture Beat)
  14. Amaya Gaming Group Inc acquires Ongame Network Ltd for $32 million (Amaya Gaming)
  15. Lumosity Raises $31.5M From Discovery Communications For Brain Fitness Games (TechCrunch)
  16. EVE Online Maker CCP Games Raises $20M (TechCrunch)
  17. Trendy Entertainment lands $18.2 million investment (Gainesville)
  18. Adhesive Games Gets $18M For Massively Multiplayer Game (SoCal Tech)
  19. Meteor Entertainment Raises $18M in Second Funding (FinSMEs)
  20. Discovery Bay Games Raises $15M Series B From Trilogy Equity, Logitech, Others For iOS “Appcessories” (TechCrunch)
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