Latest Deals

Date Type Companies involved Size
Mar 17th, 2017 investment Alibaba $145m
Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba invests $145 million in new global mobile game distribution venture
Mar 13th, 2017 investment Animoca Brands $5m
Animoca Brands raises $5 million to expand into mobile VR and eBooks
Mar 8th, 2017 acquisition ARM
SoftBank
$8m
Softbank to sell 25% stake in recently acquired ARM
Mar 7th, 2017 partnership Google
Baidu Inc.
Not disclosed
Google pushes Accelerated Mobile Pages to Asia through Baidu and Sogou partnerships
Mar 7th, 2017 acquisition Outfit7 $1,000m
Chinese chemical firm back in for $1 billion Talking Tom developer Outfit7 after missing out first time around
Mar 1st, 2017 partnership Zhaomi Group
Kee Ever Bright Design Technology
$360m
China's Zhaomi Group and Kee establish $360 million video game M&A fund
Feb 28th, 2017 investment TotallyAwesome $2m
Kid-friendly ad platform TotallyAwesome raises $2 million
Feb 27th, 2017 investment Nexon Korea
imcGAMES Co., Ltd.
Not disclosed
Nexon Korea makes strategic investment in Tree of Savior developer IMC Games
Feb 23rd, 2017 partnership LINE Corporation
Autumn Games
Not disclosed
LINE Corporation signs up to distribute mobile Skullgirls adaptation globally
Feb 20th, 2017 license Activision Blizzard
Com2uS
Not disclosed
Com2uS enters deal with Activision to develop Skylanders mobile game for 2018
Feb 20th, 2017 other Mobvista $100m
Mobile marketing firm Mobvista agrees $100 million loan deal with Bank of China
Feb 20th, 2017 investment ShineZone Network $58m
Chinese mobile games developer ShineZone raises $58 million
Feb 7th, 2017 investment Cupcake Entertainment
Playlab
$1m
Brazilian developer Cupcake Entertainment secures $1 million deal with Southeast Asia publisher Playlab
Feb 2nd, 2017 partnership Taptica Not disclosed
Taptica makes first move into Japan through Adinnovation partnership
Jan 30th, 2017 partnership Nexon
Kunlun
Not disclosed
Nexon snaps up Japan publishing rights for Kunlun’s Elsword Mobile
Jan 25th, 2017 partnership LINE Corporation
Fyber
Not disclosed
LINE adds rewarded video ads to messaging app through Fyber partnership
Jan 18th, 2017 Outfit7 $1,000m
Chinese chemical firm acquires Talking Tom developer Outfit7 for €1 billion
Jan 20th, 2017 investment YJM Entertainment
Venture Reality Fund
Not disclosed
YJM Games becomes first South Korea developer to invest in Venture Reality Fund
Jan 6th, 2017 acquisition Marmalade
GMO Cloud
Not disclosed
GMO Cloud acquires exclusive rights to Marmalade SDK and plans further development
Jan 5th, 2017 partnership University of Abertay Dundee
Perfect World Entertainment
Not disclosed
Abertay University partners with Perfect World to promote game dev education in China
Jan 4th, 2017 partnership IGG Inc. Not disclosed
IGG and Boostinsider partner for massive influencer campaign to promote Lords Mobile through January
Dec 19th, 2016 acquisition Kabam Vancouver
Netmarble Games
Not disclosed
Netmarble acquires Kabam’s Vancouver studio and picks up Marvel Contest of Champions
Dec 16th, 2016 acquisition Babil Games
Stillfront Group
$17m
Swedish firm Stillfront acquires MENA publisher Babil Games in deal worth up to $17 million
Dec 16th, 2016 acquisition Dhruva Interactive
Starbreeze
$8.5m
Starbreeze acquires Indian developer Dhruva Interactive for $8.5 million
Dec 13th, 2016 partnership Niantic Labs Not disclosed
Pokemon GO to officially launch in India following Niantic partnership with Reliance Jio
Dec 5th, 2016 other KongZhong $299m
Chinese World of Tanks publisher KongZhong set to delist itself from the US stock exchange
Nov 22nd, 2016 partnership IronSource Not disclosed
IronSource opens office in Bangalore to bring ad mediation platform to India
Nov 22nd, 2016 acquisition 37 GAMES
Mokun Technology
Zhiming Network
$198.1m
Chinese publisher 37 Interactive snaps up one of China's most recently successful developers Mokun Technology
Nov 21st, 2016 investment SAIF Partners
IDG Ventures
PlaySimple
Not disclosed
Ex-Zynga devs raise $4 million for new Indian studio PlaySimple Games
Nov 18th, 2016 license Netmarble Games Not disclosed
Netmarble soft-launches new mobile MOBA Star Wars: Force Arena
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