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.
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)
Games M&A smashed a record >$5B in the three months to March 2014, after the prior full year record of $5.6B in 2013, as detailed in Digi-Capital's latest report (www.digi-capital.com/reports)
Mobile apps revenue will grow 5x from $15B in 2012 to >$70B in 2016, with games generating ~3/4 of all app revenues today. Yet even mobile games companies with millions of downloads can struggle to raise money in the current market. So how do you do it?
Tim Merel's Comments
[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 ...