Almost 71% of the deal value in H1 2022 came from five big deals

Five mega deals contributed 71% of these deals.
Zynga, Asmodee, Nintendo, Playtika and Sumo Group logos
The blockchain segment has seen good growth.

InvestGame says we saw strong starts and investments in the first half of 2022. There were 455 deals worth $43.3 billion ($113.5 billion with incomplete deals).

InvestGame sheds light on the deals that took place in the first half of the current year with its “H1 2022 Gaming Deals Activity” report. The company mentions that 72% of these deals were realized in the game industry.

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Another highlight in the report is that only five mega deals brought 71% of the total value of these deals. The deals made by Zynga, Asmodee, Nintendo, Playtika, and Sumo Group contributed to most of the deals made during the year.

Take-Two’s acquisition of mobile gaming giant Zynga for $12.7 billion, Saudi Arabia’s purchase of a 5.01% stake in Nintendo, and Joffre Capital’s acquisition of 25,7% of Playtika stakes played an essential role in the growth of the gaming segment.

More than $3.6 billion has flowed into the game industry through more than 170 deals by the top 15 VCs. BITKRAFT Ventures topped the list with 33 deals and $369 million, followed by Andreessen Horowitz with 11 deals and $608 million, and Makers Fund with $494 million through 14 deals. Considering the number of deals, BITKRAFT is the leader, but Andreessen Horowitz made the most valuable deals in the top 15 VC rankings.

The blockchain segment has seen good growth, and that growth continues. The number of deals concluded in the year’s second quarter saw an increase of 4 times (20 versus 80) compared to the previous year. The top 3 deals were made by Improbable Worlds (Series B+, $150 million), Sky Mavis (Series B+, $150 million), and GEMS (Seed and Series A combined, $150 million).

There are more deals worth of $70 billion

The report does not contain all agreements. There are many deals announced but still unfinished, but the biggest of them is Microsoft’s acquisition of Activision Blizzard for $68.7 billion. While Microsoft hopes to close the deal before the end of this year, there are still countries and companies that have not ratified the deal. Two days ago Saudi Arabia’s regulatory body approved the Acquisition first time.

Sony considers it a great injustice that Micorosft owns the Call of Duty franchise. The company has even filed an application in this regard. All major video game companies except Sony, have indicated to Brazil’s regulator body that they are looking forward to the deal. The big news is likely to be heard on these fronts soon.

If you are interested, you can access the full report published by InvestGame by clicking here.

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