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Top 20 Games Deals for 2014

Deal No. Amount Paid (USD) Company Investor/Buyer Sector Deal Type
1 $970,000,000 Twitch Amazon Games Acquisition
2 $165,000,000 Bash Gaming GSN Games Games Acquisition
3 $120,000,000 Kabam Alibaba Group Games Investment
4 $100,000,000 DragonPlay Ltd. Bally Technologies Games Acquisition
5 $80,000,000 LineKong Consortium Games Investment
6 $74,000,000 FunPlus Consortium Games Investment
7 $50,000,000 Gumi Consortium Games Investment
8 $41,000,000 DraftKings Consortium Games Investment
9 $34,500,000 Azubu Sapinda Group Games Investment
10 $30,000,000 Social Point Highland Capital Partners Europe, Idinvest Games Investment
11 $21,500,000 Joyme Fosun Capital Group,BlueRun Ventures Games Investment
12 $20,000,000 Westhouse Xiaomi Games Investment
13 $18,000,000 Machinima Warner Bros. Entertainment Games Investment
14 $15,000,000 Super Evil Megacorp Undisclosed Games Investment
15 $15,000,000 Kiwi Consortium Games Investment
16 $15,000,000 Octro Sequoia Capital Games Investment
17 $13,000,000 BlueStacks Samsung Ventures Games Investment
18 $12,200,000 Flaregames Accel Partners, T-Venture Games Investment
19 $10,000,000 Curse Inc. GGV Capital Games Investment
20 $10,000,000 1006tv Sequoia Capital, ClearVue Partners Games Investment

More information

  1. THE NEWS WRAP: Amazon acquires game streaming platform Twitch for $970 million (StartupSmart)
  2. GSN’s $165M Bash Gaming Acquisition Nets 100X Return For Investors (TechCrunch)
  3. Kabam to Receive $120M Investment from Alibaba Group (FinSMEs)
  4. Bally Technologies acquires DragonPlay for $100m (Globes)
  5. Mobile Game Developer LineKong Rakes in $80 Million of Series C Funding (Technode)
  6. FunPlus Raises $74M in Venture Capital Financing (FinSMEs)
  7. Gumi raises $50M, partners with Sega Networks in next step toward digital entertainment domination (TechInAsia)
  8. DraftKings, a Fantasy Sports Site, Raises $41 Million (NY Times DealBook)
  9. Twitch, MLG.TV e-sports rival Azubu secures $34.5M in latest funding round (VentureBeat)
  10. Social Point Raises $30M in Funding (FinSMEs)
  11. Mobile Game Portal Joyme Gets $21.5 Million Series B Funding (TechNode)
  12. Xiaomi invests $20 million in Kingsoft-owned online gaming company (Tech in Asia)
  13. Gaming video site Machinima confirms $18M round (Venture Beat)
  14. Super Evil Megacorp Raises $15 Million to Prove Mobile Gaming Can Be Hardcore (Re/Code)
  15. Kiwi Closes $15M Series B Financing (FinSMEs)
  16. Octro Raises $15M in Series A funding (FinSMEs)
  17. Samsung Backs GamePop As BlueStacks Adds $13M In New Funding (TechCrunch)
  18. Germany’s Flaregames raises $12.2M for free-to-play mobile games (VentureBeat)
  19. Overseas Companies Look to China as U.S.’s Curse Inc. Scores New Funding (Wall Street Journal)
  20. Sequoia Capital Leads $10M Series B In China’s 1006.tv (China Money Network)

Top 20 Games Deals for 2014

Deal No. Amount Paid (USD) Company Investor/Buyer Sector Deal Type
1 $165,000,000 Bash Gaming GSN Games Games Acquisition
2 $100,000,000 DragonPlay Ltd. Bally Technologies Games Acquisition
3 $80,000,000 LineKong Consortium Games Investment
4 $74,000,000 FunPlus Consortium Games Investment
5 $50,000,000 Gumi Consortium Games Investment
6 $34,500,000 Azubu Sapinda Group Games Investment
7 $30,000,000 Social Point Highland Capital Partners Europe, Idinvest Games Investment
8 $21,500,000 Joyme Fosun Capital Group,BlueRun Ventures Games Investment
9 $20,000,000 Westhouse Xiaomi Games Investment
10 $18,000,000 Machinima Warner Bros. Entertainment Games Investment
11 $15,000,000 Octro Sequoia Capital Games Investment
12 $15,000,000 Super Evil Megacorp Undisclosed Games Investment
13 $13,000,000 BlueStacks Samsung Ventures Games Investment
14 $12,200,000 Flaregames Accel Partners, T-Venture Games Investment
15 $10,000,000 Curse Inc. GGV Capital Games Investment
16 $7,100,000 Kamcord Consortium Games Investment
17 $7,000,000 Thatgamecompany Capital Today Games Investment
18 $6,500,000 If You Can Company Consortium Games Investment
19 $6,000,000 Next Games Consortium Games Investment
20 $5,000,000 Industrial Toys Accel Partners Games Investment

More information

  1. GSN’s $165M Bash Gaming Acquisition Nets 100X Return For Investors (TechCrunch)
  2. Bally Technologies acquires DragonPlay for $100m (Globes)
  3. Mobile Game Developer LineKong Rakes in $80 Million of Series C Funding (Technode)
  4. FunPlus Raises $74M in Venture Capital Financing (FinSMEs)
  5. Gumi raises $50M, partners with Sega Networks in next step toward digital entertainment domination (TechInAsia)
  6. Twitch, MLG.TV e-sports rival Azubu secures $34.5M in latest funding round (VentureBeat)
  7. Social Point Raises $30M in Funding (FinSMEs)
  8. Mobile Game Portal Joyme Gets $21.5 Million Series B Funding (TechNode)
  9. Xiaomi invests $20 million in Kingsoft-owned online gaming company (Tech in Asia)
  10. Gaming video site Machinima confirms $18M round (Venture Beat)
  11. Octro Raises $15M in Series A funding (FinSMEs)
  12. Super Evil Megacorp Raises $15 Million to Prove Mobile Gaming Can Be Hardcore (Re/Code)
  13. Samsung Backs GamePop As BlueStacks Adds $13M In New Funding (TechCrunch)
  14. Germany’s Flaregames raises $12.2M for free-to-play mobile games (VentureBeat)
  15. Overseas Companies Look to China as U.S.’s Curse Inc. Scores New Funding (Wall Street Journal)
  16. Kamcord gets $7.1 million in funding for mobile game videos (Gigaom)
  17. Thatgamecompany Raises $7 Million to Fund Follow Up to ‘Journey’ (Variety)
  18. If You Can Company Raises $6.5M in Series A Funding (FinSMEs)
  19. Next Games Raises $6M in Series A Funding (FinSMEs)
  20. Industrial Toys Raises $5M From Accel To Build Tablet Games For Serious Players (TechCrunch)

Top 20 Games Deals for 2014

Deal No. Amount Paid (USD) Company Investor/Buyer Sector Deal Type
1 $165,000,000 Bash Gaming GSN Games Games Acquisition
2 $100,000,000 DragonPlay Ltd. Bally Technologies Games Acquisition
3 $80,000,000 LineKong Consortium Games Investment
4 $74,000,000 FunPlus Consortium Games Investment
5 $34,500,000 Azubu Sapinda Group Games Investment
6 $21,500,000 Joyme Fosun Capital Group,
BlueRun Ventures
Games Investment
7 $20,000,000 Westhouse Xiaomi Games Investment
8 $18,000,000 Machinima Warner Bros. Entertainment Games Investment
9 $15,000,000 Octro Sequoia Capital Games Investment
10 $15,000,000 Super Evil Megacorp Undisclosed Games Investment
11 $12,200,000 Flaregames Accel Partners, T-Venture Games Investment
12 $7,100,000 Kamcord Consortium Games Investment
13 $7,000,000 Thatgamecompany Capital Today Games Investment
14 $6,500,000 If You Can Company Consortium Games Investment
15 $6,000,000 Next Games Consortium Games Investment
16 $5,000,000 Industrial Toys Accel Partners Games Investment
17 $5,000,000 Outplay Entertainment Consortium Games Investment
18 $4,800,000 Lezhin Entertainment NCsoft Games Investment
19 $4,000,000 Survios Consortium Games Investment
20 $3,698,860 Preloaded Learning Technologies Group Games Acquisition

More information

  1. GSN’s $165M Bash Gaming Acquisition Nets 100X Return For Investors (TechCrunch)
  2. Bally Technologies acquires DragonPlay for $100m (Globes)
  3. Mobile Game Developer LineKong Rakes in $80 Million of Series C Funding (Technode)
  4. FunPlus Raises $74M in Venture Capital Financing (FinSMEs)
  5. Twitch, MLG.TV e-sports rival Azubu secures $34.5M in latest funding round (VentureBeat)
  6. Mobile Game Portal Joyme Gets $21.5 Million Series B Funding (TechNode)
  7. Xiaomi invests $20 million in Kingsoft-owned online gaming company (Tech in Asia)
  8. Gaming video site Machinima confirms $18M round (Venture Beat)
  9. Octro Raises $15M in Series A funding (FinSMEs)
  10. Super Evil Megacorp Raises $15 Million to Prove Mobile Gaming Can Be Hardcore (Re/Code)
  11. Germany’s Flaregames raises $12.2M for free-to-play mobile games (VentureBeat)
  12. Kamcord gets $7.1 million in funding for mobile game videos (Gigaom)
  13. Thatgamecompany Raises $7 Million to Fund Follow Up to ‘Journey’ (Variety)
  14. If You Can Company Raises $6.5M in Series A Funding (FinSMEs)
  15. Next Games Raises $6M in Series A Funding (FinSMEs)
  16. Industrial Toys Raises $5M From Accel To Build Tablet Games For Serious Players (TechCrunch)
  17. Monster Legacy developer Outplay closes $5M funding round (VentureBeat)
  18. NCsoft invests $4.8 million in Korean web comics firm (Games Industry Biz)
  19. Survios Raises $4M in Series A Funding (FinSMEs)
  20. Headline: Learning Technologies Group Acquired Preloaded (Edukwest)

Top 20 Games Deals for 2014

Deal No. Amount Paid (USD) Company Investor/Buyer Sector Deal Type
1 $165,000,000 Bash Gaming GSN Games Games Acquisition
2 $80,000,000 LineKong Consortium Games Investment
3 $74,000,000 FunPlus Consortium Games Investment
4 $34,500,000 Azubu Sapinda Group Games Investment
5 $21,500,000 Joyme Fosun Capital Group,BlueRun Ventures Games Investment
6 $20,000,000 Westhouse Xiaomi Games Investment
7 $18,000,000 Machinima Warner Bros. Entertainment Games Investment
8 $7,100,000 Kamcord Consortium Games Investment
9 $7,000,000 Thatgamecompany Capital Today Games Investment
10 $6,500,000 If You Can Company Consortium Games Investment
11 $6,000,000 Next Games Consortium Games Investment
12 $5,000,000 Industrial Toys Accel Partners Games Investment
13 $5,000,000 Outplay Entertainment Consortium Games Investment
14 $4,800,000 Lezhin Entertainment NCsoft Games Investment
15 $4,000,000 Survios Consortium Games Investment
16 $3,698,860 Preloaded Learning Technologies Group Games Acquisition
17 $3,600,000 Boomlagoon Consortium Games Investment
18 $3,300,000 RockYou Undisclosed Games Investment
19 $2,640,000 Tokyo Otaku Mode Consortium Games Investment
20 $2,467,260 SingOn Undisclosed Games Investment

More information

  1. GSN’s $165M Bash Gaming Acquisition Nets 100X Return For Investors (TechCrunch)
  2. Mobile Game Developer LineKong Rakes in $80 Million of Series C Funding (Technode)
  3. FunPlus Raises $74M in Venture Capital Financing (FinSMEs)
  4. Twitch, MLG.TV e-sports rival Azubu secures $34.5M in latest funding round (VentureBeat)
  5. Mobile Game Portal Joyme Gets $21.5 Million Series B Funding (TechNode)
  6. Xiaomi invests $20 million in Kingsoft-owned online gaming company (Tech in Asia)
  7. Gaming video site Machinima confirms $18M round (Venture Beat)
  8. Kamcord gets $7.1 million in funding for mobile game videos (Gigaom)
  9. Thatgamecompany Raises $7 Million to Fund Follow Up to ‘Journey’ (Variety)
  10. If You Can Company Raises $6.5M in Series A Funding (FinSMEs)
  11. Next Games Raises $6M in Series A Funding (FinSMEs)
  12. Industrial Toys Raises $5M From Accel To Build Tablet Games For Serious Players (TechCrunch)
  13. Monster Legacy developer Outplay closes $5M funding round (VentureBeat)
  14. NCsoft invests $4.8 million in Korean web comics firm (Games Industry Biz)
  15. Survios Raises $4M in Series A Funding (FinSMEs)
  16. Headline: Learning Technologies Group Acquired Preloaded (Edukwest)
  17. Boomlagoon Secures $3.6M in Series A Funding (FinSMEs)
  18. RockYou raises funding (SEC.GOV)
  19. Tokyo Otaku Mode gets series A funding to grow its anime estore (Yahoo SG)
  20. SingOn Raises €1.8 Million To Reinvent Karaoke (Arctic Startup)