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Top 20 Games Deals for December 2014

Deal No. Amount Paid (USD) Company Investor/Buyer Sector Deal Type
1 $2,500,000,000 Mojang Microsoft Games Acquisition
2 $1,200,000,000 Multimedia Games Global Cash Access Games Acquisition
3 $970,000,000 Twitch Amazon Games Acquisition
4 $885,000,000 Big Fish Games Churchhill Downs Games Acquisition
5 $165,000,000 Bash Gaming GSN Games Games Acquisition
6 $120,000,000 Kabam Alibaba Group Games Investment
7 $110,000,000 4:33 Creative Lab Line, Tencent Games Investment
8 $100,000,000 DragonPlay Ltd. Bally Technologies Games Acquisition
9 $80,000,000 LineKong Consortium Games Investment
10 $74,000,000 FunPlus Consortium Games Investment
11 $70,000,000 FanDuel Consortium Games Investment
12 $50,000,000 Gumi Consortium Games Investment
13 $41,000,000 DraftKings Consortium Games Investment
14 $35,000,000 Scopely Consortium Games Investment
15 $34,500,000 Azubu Sapinda Group Games Investment
16 $30,000,000 Social Point Highland Capital Partners Europe, Idinvest Games Investment
17 $21,500,000 Joyme Fosun Capital Group,BlueRun Ventures Games Investment
18 $20,000,000 Playstudios Consortium Games Investment
19 $20,000,000 Westhouse Xiaomi Games Investment
20 $18,000,000 Machinima Warner Bros. Entertainment Games Investment

More information

  1. Minecraft’ Developer Mojang Acquired by Microsoft for $2.5 Billion as Notch Moves On (TouchArcade)
  2. Global Cash Access to Acquire Multimedia Games (Owler)
  3. THE NEWS WRAP: Amazon acquires game streaming platform Twitch for $970 million (StartupSmart)
  4. Big Fish Games to be acquired for $885 million by racetrack operator Churchill Downs (Geekwire)
  5. GSN’s $165M Bash Gaming Acquisition Nets 100X Return For Investors (TechCrunch)
  6. Kabam to Receive $120M Investment from Alibaba Group (FinSMEs)
  7. Line And Tencent Pour $110M Into Korea’s 4:33 Creative Lab Games Studio (TechCrunch)
  8. Bally Technologies acquires DragonPlay for $100m (Globes)
  9. Mobile Game Developer LineKong Rakes in $80 Million of Series C Funding (Technode)
  10. FunPlus Raises $74M in Venture Capital Financing (FinSMEs)
  11. FanDuel Raises $70 Million as Daily Fantasy Sports Battle Heats Up (Wall Street Journal)
  12. Gumi raises $50M, partners with Sega Networks in next step toward digital entertainment domination (TechInAsia)
  13. DraftKings, a Fantasy Sports Site, Raises $41 Million (NY Times DealBook)
  14. Scopely Raises $35M For Its Mobile Gaming Platform (TechCrunch)
  15. Twitch, MLG.TV e-sports rival Azubu secures $34.5M in latest funding round (VentureBeat)
  16. Social Point Raises $30M in Funding (FinSMEs)
  17. Mobile Game Portal Joyme Gets $21.5 Million Series B Funding (TechNode)
  18. Playstudios Secures $20M in Series C Financing (FinSMEs)
  19. Xiaomi invests $20 million in Kingsoft-owned online gaming company (Tech in Asia)
  20. Gaming video site Machinima confirms $18M round (Venture Beat)

Top 20 Games Deals for November 2014

Deal No. Amount Paid (USD) Company Investor/Buyer Sector Deal Type
1 $2,500,000,000 Mojang Microsoft Games Acquisition
2 $1,200,000,000 Multimedia Games Global Cash Access Games Acquisition
3 $970,000,000 Twitch Amazon Games Acquisition
4 $885,000,000 Big Fish Games Churchhill Downs Games Acquisition
5 $165,000,000 Bash Gaming GSN Games Games Acquisition
6 $120,000,000 Kabam Alibaba Group Games Investment
7 $110,000,000 4:33 Creative Lab Line, Tencent Games Investment
8 $100,000,000 DragonPlay Ltd. Bally Technologies Games Acquisition
9 $80,000,000 LineKong Consortium Games Investment
10 $74,000,000 FunPlus Consortium Games Investment
11 $70,000,000 FanDuel Consortium Games Investment
12 $50,000,000 Gumi Consortium Games Investment
13 $41,000,000 DraftKings Consortium Games Investment
14 $35,000,000 Scopely Consortium Games Investment
15 $34,500,000 Azubu Sapinda Group Games Investment
16 $30,000,000 Social Point Highland Capital Partners Europe, Idinvest Games Investment
17 $21,500,000 Joyme Fosun Capital Group, BlueRun Ventures Games Investment
18 $20,000,000 Westhouse Xiaomi Games Investment
19 $20,000,000 Playstudios Consortium Games Investment
20 $18,000,000 Machinima Warner Bros. Entertainment Games Investment

More information

  1. Minecraft’ Developer Mojang Acquired by Microsoft for $2.5 Billion as Notch Moves On (TouchArcade)
  2. Global Cash Access to Acquire Multimedia Games (Owler)
  3. THE NEWS WRAP: Amazon acquires game streaming platform Twitch for $970 million (StartupSmart)
  4. Big Fish Games to be acquired for $885 million by racetrack operator Churchill Downs (Geekwire)
  5. GSN’s $165M Bash Gaming Acquisition Nets 100X Return For Investors (TechCrunch)
  6. Kabam to Receive $120M Investment from Alibaba Group (FinSMEs)
  7. Line And Tencent Pour $110M Into Korea’s 4:33 Creative Lab Games Studio (TechCrunch)
  8. Bally Technologies acquires DragonPlay for $100m (Globes)
  9. Mobile Game Developer LineKong Rakes in $80 Million of Series C Funding (Technode)
  10. FunPlus Raises $74M in Venture Capital Financing (FinSMEs)
  11. FanDuel Raises $70 Million as Daily Fantasy Sports Battle Heats Up (Wall Street Journal)
  12. Gumi raises $50M, partners with Sega Networks in next step toward digital entertainment domination (TechInAsia)
  13. DraftKings, a Fantasy Sports Site, Raises $41 Million (NY Times DealBook)
  14. Scopely Raises $35M For Its Mobile Gaming Platform (TechCrunch)
  15. Twitch, MLG.TV e-sports rival Azubu secures $34.5M in latest funding round (VentureBeat)
  16. Social Point Raises $30M in Funding (FinSMEs)
  17. Mobile Game Portal Joyme Gets $21.5 Million Series B Funding (TechNode)
  18. Xiaomi invests $20 million in Kingsoft-owned online gaming company (Tech in Asia)
  19. Playstudios Secures $20M in Series C Financing (FinSMEs)
  20. Gaming video site Machinima confirms $18M round (Venture Beat)

The future of games is mobile

Commentary
The use of mobile devices is certainly on the rise. Today, more and more people are using their smartphones not just to make calls and send text messages but to also check their emails, surf the internet, listen to music, take photos, play games and a whole lot more. As reported by Mary Meeker’s “Internet Trends”, mobile data traffic rose 81% year-over-year, and that mobile usage now makes up 25% of total web usage. One of the fastest-growing segments in the mobile space is games. According to Digi Capital’s Global Games Investment Review, the entire global games business could be worth more than $100 billion by 2017, with mobile games accounting for 60% of the market share. With quite a bullish forecast, it’s no wonder that mobile games startups all want a piece of the market while investors are placing big bets on the most promising startups. Last week, Canada’s Execution Lab raised a $5.3 million in funding, California-based Scopely raised $35 million in Series A, and Churchill Downs Incorporated announced its acquisition of Seattle-based Big Fish Games for $885 million.

You can read about Execution Lab’s funding, Scopely’s funding and the acquisition of Big Fish Games.