ConsolidationVille gets bigger, faster
This article first published in GamesBeat, GamesIndustry International and PocketGamer in July 2012.
Digital investment bank Digi-Capital has just published the Q2 Transaction Update of its Global Games Investment Review 2012.
As anticipated when the Review was published earlier in the year, 2012 is proving to be a bumper year for games M&A globally. Although we are only 6 months into 2012, games M&A has already reached 88% of the transaction value of all of 2011 (the previous record year). The first half of the year has also borne out our prediction that the Zynga IPO might be the high water mark for Social Games 1.0 investment. More than ever, now looks like the time for strong independent and larger, more established games companies to consider their strategic options.