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Chinese consortium acquires Playtika, M&A reaches record smashing $25 billion, and more

Chinese consortium acquires Playtika, M&A reaches record smashing $25 billion, and more

今日周二2016年8月9日一,以下是亚洲和西方的移动游戏热门消息摘要。

Here's your summary of the best of the last week. Scroll down for the English language version in each case...

1/ 活动消息

中欧VR游戏开发者大赛落幕,中参赛者膺亚季军

在历经数个月的酝酿与评审团审议后,首届中欧VR游戏开发者大赛得奖名单终于出炉。美国开发者Broken Window Studios力压100名参赛者摘下冠军,赢得$17,000美元大奖。中国开发者魔视互动和萌果网络分别赢得亚军及季军;另外波兰与英国开发者Tom Graczy及Toxic Games ,则拿下第四及第五名。

阅读全文:http://www.pocketgamer.biz/asia/comment-and-opinion/63644/global-vr-challenge-out-with-a-bang/

 

1/ EVENT NEWS

The Global VR Challenge goes out with a bang

After months of development and deliberation by judges, the winners of the Global VR Challenge have been chosen. US developer Broken Window Studios came out first to beat 100 entries to the $17,000 top prize. Chinese developers Mirage Interactive and Northeast Silver came second and third, while Polish and UK developers Tom Graczy and Toxic Games came fourth and fifth.

READ MORE http://www.pocketgamer.biz/asia/comment-and-opinion/63644/global-vr-challenge-out-with-a-bang/

 

2/ 并购消息

44亿美元全现金!中国财团豪购以色列游戏公司Playtika

得到马云支持的一个中国财团,同意以44美元全现金收购以色列社交博彩类游戏公司Playtika,力压曾出价43亿美元的韩国手游巨头网石游戏(Netmarble)。该中国财团包括中国首屈一指的网络游戏运营商巨人网络,以及由阿里巴巴集团董事局主席马云共同发起设立的私募基金云峰基金。

阅读全文:http://www.pocketgamer.biz/asia/news/63624/chinese-consortium-acquires-playtika/

 

2/ ACQUISITION NEWS

Chinese consortium trumps Netmarble to acquire Playtika for $4.4 billion

A Chinese consortium has agreed to pay $4.4 billion to acquire Israeli social casino firm Playtika in an all-cash deal. The offer beat a rival bid by Netmarble, which had offered $4.3 billion for the company. The consortium includes affiliates of Giant, one of China's largest online game companies, and Yunfeng Capital, a private equity firm founded by Alibaba's Executive Chairman Jack Ma.

READ MORE http://www.pocketgamer.biz/asia/news/63624/chinese-consortium-acquires-playtika/

 

3/ 投资消息

魔视互动获150万美元融资,曾膺中欧VR游戏大赛亚军

总部设在北京的VR游戏开发工作室魔视互动获得了150万美元种子轮融资。本轮融资由松禾资本和魔视母公司——手游开发商顽石互动领投。魔视互动近期上线了旗下第一款游戏《骷髅海》,并在中欧VR游戏开发者大赛中赢得第二名。

阅读全文:http://www.pocketgamer.biz/asia/news/63635/chinese-vr-developer-and-global-vr-challenge-runner-up-mirage-interactive-raises-15-million/

 

3/ INVESTMENT NEWS

Chinese Global VR Challenge runner-up Mirage Interactive raises $1.5 million

Beijing-based virtual reality games developer Mirage Interactive has raised $1.5 million in funding. SongHe Capital and mobile developer Wistone, Mirage's parent company, were the main investors in the studio. The developer recently launched its first game, Heroes of the Seven Seas, which came second in the recent Global VR Challenge.

READ MORE http://www.pocketgamer.biz/asia/news/63635/chinese-vr-developer-and-global-vr-challenge-runner-up-mirage-interactive-raises-15-million/

 

4/ 市场分析

2016年1-7月全球游戏业并购破250亿美元

据市场调研公司Digi-Capital报告,2016年的游戏业并购交易额已经达到破纪录的250亿美元,打破2014年创下的最高记录。这笔交易额主要由几宗大额交易推动,包括Playtika、King收购案,还有腾讯收购Supercell公司的84.3%股份。

阅读全文:http://www.pocketgamer.biz/news/63646/games-industry-manda-reaches-record-smashing-25-billion-in-july-2016/

 

4/ MARKET ANALYSIS

Games industry M&A reaches record smashing $25 billion in July 2016

Digi-Capital reports that games industry mergers and acquisitions have reached a record breaking $25 billion already in 2016. The total spent on M&A activity so far is the highest it’s been since 2014. The figure has been driven by the acquisitions of Playtika, King and Tencent’s purchase of an 84.3% stake in Supercell.

READ MORE http://www.pocketgamer.biz/news/63646/games-industry-manda-reaches-record-smashing-25-billion-in-july-2016/

 

5/ 并购消息

Penn National 1.7亿美元收购社交赌博类游戏公司Rocket Games

美国赌场及赛马场经营商佩恩国民博彩公司(Penn National Gaming),以6000万美元现金收购社交赌博类游戏公司Rocket Games,另外将根据Rocket公司的盈利能力支付额外的1.1亿美元,使收购总额最终可能达到1.7亿美元。

阅读全文:http://www.pocketgamer.biz/news/63658/us-casino-operator-splashes-up-to-170-million-on-developer-rocket-games/

 

5/ ACQUISITION NEWS

US casino operator splashes up to $170 million on developer Rocket Games

Casino and racetrack operator Penn National Gaming has acquired US social casino developer Rocket Games for $60 million in a cash deal. Further earn-out payments for the Rocket Games management team could result in an extra $110 million. Depending on performance, that could bring the total acquisition cost up to $170 million.

READ MORE http://www.pocketgamer.biz/news/63658/us-casino-operator-splashes-up-to-170-million-on-developer-rocket-games/

 

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