Latest Deals

Date Type Companies involved Size
Apr 10th, 2018 investment Altered Ventures $36m
New VC fund Altered Ventures plots $36 million investment focusing on emerging markets
Apr 9th, 2018 partnership Tencent
Age of Learning
Not disclosed
Tencent partners with Age of Learning to bring ABCmouse English curriculum to China
Apr 5th, 2018 acquisition Netmarble
Big Hit Entertainment
$190m
Publishing giant Netmarble picks up stake in K-pop label Big Hit Entertainment for $190m
Apr 4th, 2018 partnership GREE
Crunchyroll
Sumitomo Corporation
Not disclosed
Crunchyroll launches its first anime-based mobile game Memoria Freese in the West
Apr 3rd, 2018 investment Shanda Games
Kakao Corp
$9.4m
China’s Shanda Games invests $9.4 million in Kakao Games
Apr 3rd, 2018 other Supercell Not disclosed
World's top esports teams flock to Supercell's Clash Royale League
Mar 28th, 2018 other ALAX
Gionee
Not disclosed
ALAX signs blockchain games distribution deal with OEM Gionee
Mar 27th, 2018 investment $93m
South Korean cryptocurrency operator Dunamu to invest $93 million in blockchain technology
Mar 19th, 2018 partnership Rakuten
Gamee
Not disclosed
Gamee teams up with Viber to bring social gaming to 1 billion users
Mar 15th, 2018 partnership Alibaba
Super Evil Megacorp
Not disclosed
Super Evil Megacorp partners with Alibaba to bring Vainglory to World Electronic Sports Games
Mar 15th, 2018 partnership Flaregames
Yeahmobi
Not disclosed
Flaregames sets its sights on solving China's publishing problems with Yeahmobi partnership
Mar 15th, 2018 investment Virtuos $15m
Outsourcing specialist Virtuos eyes acquisitions after raising $15 million
Mar 12th, 2018 investment Tencent
Douyu
$632m
Tencent pumps $632 million into Chinese online games streaming platform Douyu
Mar 12th, 2018 investment Tencent
Huya
$461.6m
Chinese games livestreaming service Huya picks up $462 million funding from Tencent ahead of IPO
Feb 15th, 2018 investment Netmarble
Tencent
Kakao Corp
$131.6m
Kakao Games raises $131 million ahead of planned IPO in 2018
Feb 12th, 2018 acquisition Nazara Games Not disclosed
ESL takes minority stake in Indian games publisher Nazara
Feb 7th, 2018 acquisition Shanda Games
Tencent
Not disclosed
Updated: Tencent invests $476 million in previous China market leader Shanda Games
Feb 8th, 2018 partnership BigCode Games
RewardMob
Not disclosed
Indian publisher BigCode partners with RewardMob for competitive mobile game competitions
Feb 6th, 2018 acquisition Tribeflame
Animoca
Animoca Brands
$0.4m
Hong Kong publisher Animoca Brands acquires Finnish studio Tribeflame
Feb 5th, 2018 investment Tamatem $2.5m
Jordanian mobile games publisher Tamatem raises $2.5 million
Feb 2nd, 2018 partnership NetEase
Improbable
Not disclosed
Chinese publisher Netease signs partnership with UK tech firm Improbable
Feb 1st, 2018 license Animoca Brands
iCandy Interactive
Not disclosed
Animoca Brands working on blockchain-based MasterChef mobile game
Feb 1st, 2018 partnership Nintendo Not disclosed
Nintendo reveals animated Super Mario movie in the works from film studio behind Minions
Jan 31st, 2018 acquisition Ourgame $66m
Hong Kong-listed publisher Ourgame splashes $66 million on trio of mobile acquisitions
Jan 31st, 2018 license Com2uS
Funko
Not disclosed
Com2us partners with Funko for Summoners War figurines and more
Jan 30th, 2018 partnership NetEase
Mattel
Not disclosed
NetEase and Mattel team up to launch game development studio Mattel163
Jan 26th, 2018 partnership Fireproof Games
NetEase
Not disclosed
Fireproof Games partners with NetEase to bring The Room Three and Old Sins to Asia
Jan 26th, 2018 acquisition Fuel
Animoca Brands
$0.8m
Animoca buys Fuel Powered and reveals Chinese CryptoKitties deal
Jan 24th, 2018 acquisition Big Fish Games $990m
Aristocrat closes $990 million Big Fish acquisition
Jan 24th, 2018 investment Nazara Games Not disclosed
Indian games publisher Nazara acquires majority stake in esports outfit Nodwin Gaming
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