Latest Deals

Date Type Companies involved Size
Apr 10th, 2017 partnership iDreamSky
Sviper
Not disclosed
Wild City Rush developer Sviper partners with iDreamSky for China launch
Apr 7th, 2017 partnership Nazara Games Not disclosed
Nazara partners with Indian cricket team Royal Challengers Bangalore for new game RCB Star Cricket
Apr 6th, 2017 investment appota Not disclosed
Vietnam-based publisher Appota pushes towards $50 million valuation with series C funding round
Jan 13th, 2017 other Baidu Inc. $173m
Baidu sells mobile gaming business for $173 million
Apr 4th, 2017 partnership Rakuten
Blackstorm Labs
Not disclosed
Rakuten and Blackstorm want to disrupt Japan's mobile industry with launch of HTML5 social game platform RGames
Apr 3rd, 2017 investment Nordisk Film
Gumi Inc.
$0.1m
Gumi and Nordisk Film partner for €100,000 incubation program Nordic VR Startups
Mar 31st, 2017 investment iDreamSky $30m
China's iDreamSky establishes $30 million fund to publish indie games globally
Mar 27th, 2017 partnership Colopl
Animoca Brands
Not disclosed
Garfield game publisher Animoca partners with COLOPL to push Tokyo Casino Project globally
Mar 21st, 2017 partnership Elex Technology Co. Ltd
Activision
Not disclosed
Activision partners with Elex on unannounced Call of Duty mobile game
Mar 20th, 2017 other HTC $90m
HTC to sell Shanghai smartphone factory for $90 million as it expands VR operations
Mar 20th, 2017 partnership SK Telecom
The Pokemon Company
Not disclosed
SK Telecom signs deal with The Pokemon Company offering free data to Pokemon GO players in South Korea
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
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