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Global Video Game Investment Activity Report Q1 2021

WRITTEN BY | 22 Apr 2021
Global Video Game Investment Activity Report Q1 2021

We are happy to share with you our new Global Video Game Deals Report Q1 2021. Here are some of our major findings:

  • 2021FY gets a blasting start, aiming to become yet another record year for the gaming industry

  • Q1’21 shows a strong footprint with 2x growth vs. the first half of 2020FY on all frontiers, including private investments ($2.6B vs. $1.4B), public offerings ($8.3B vs. $4.9B), and M&As ($14.3B vs. $4.0B)

  • 249 deals have been closed in Q1’21 with the total value of $25B, plus over 30 transactions have been announced but not yet closed, leading to the total deal value of $39B for announced and closed deals

  • From the start of the year, Tencent leads the playfield with corporate investments and focus on PC&console, closing a total of 35 deals, including investments in overseas markets (Mundfish, Dontnod, Payload Studios, and Bohemia Interactive), as well as continues to consolidate the Chinese gaming market (Surgical Scalpels Studio, Game Science, UltiZero Games, Dark Star)

You can download the report here.

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