Tim Merel's Blog
Tim Merel is Founder/Managing Director of Digi-Capital (www.digi-capital.com), an investment bank for games, apps, digital media/services and tech/telecoms across America, Asia (China, Japan, South Korea) and Europe.
Despite record $24B game company exits in 2014 (or 10 Minecrafts at $2.5B), $100B games revenue forecast revised to 2018 as growth stabilizes and the middle gets squeezed
Megadeals drove $12.2B games acquisitions to Q3 2014, doubling full year 2013.
Microsoft’s acquisition of Mojang is about the future, not short term economics
The Amazon/Twitch deal has now taken games acquisitions to $9.2B for 2014 (so far)
The last 12 months have seen a record $12.5B games acquisitions across mobile games ($4.6B), MMO games ($4B), games tech ($2.8B) and console games ($1B). There are 5 drivers of this "consolidation crush" (see www,digi-capital.com/reports)
If YouTube/Twitch deal completes at $1B, games M&A 2014 hits record >$6B (nifty infographic included)
Tim Merel's Comments
[Blog - 01/29/2015 - 06:06]
Nice work as always Thomas ...
Nice work as always Thomas : r n r nIt 's interesting how Kickstarter accounted for less than 2 of all games investment in 2014 compared to its high of less than 6 in 2012. There 's more on total games investment for 2014 in last week 's Gamasutra post ...
[Blog - 07/14/2014 - 03:26]
@Nooh Ha: Thank you for ...
@Nooh Ha: Thank you for your question. r n r nAll the transactions making up the 12.5B are detailed in our full 173 page Global Games Investment Review Q2 2014 at www.digi-capital.com/reports. We see many transactions from all regions Asia, America, Europe which are not always captured by others with ...
[Blog - 04/04/2014 - 04:51]
@Curtiss - my bad for ...
@Curtiss - my bad for not providing the definition r n r n@Christian - thank you for adding it to the post : r n r n@ Daap Lok - you can find a description of the process side of selling your company at http://www.digi-capital.com/services, and we 'll have a ...