InvestGame team shared its Global Gaming Deals Activity Report H1’21. The report looks at transactions in the gaming industry globally for the first half of 2021, focusing on investment volumes and the number of transactions with game studios.
According to the report, the gaming segment in H1’21 saw “a vast 4x growth vs. H1’20 on all fronts,” with $32.7B (vs. $7.7B in H1’20) deal value across 267 deals, including $20.4B in M&As (+486% YoY), $2.8B in private transactions (+367% YoY), and $9.5B in public offerings (+157% YoY).
Tencent continues to lead the strategic investor rating with major focus on PC and console, closing a total of 53 deals, including acquisitions of Yager and Outsiders, and investments in Mundfish, Dontnod, and Bohemia Interactive. Microsoft leads in terms of the deal value.
You can read the full report here.
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