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.
While Digi-Capital's Games Report Q2 2015 forecasts games software revenue growing from $88 billion in 2015 to $110 billion by 2018, games deals dropped 89% this year with investments down 48%, M&As down 87% and a quiet IPO market.
Games deals hit inflection point in Q1 2015 after record deals in 2014
Games leaders to dominate $45 billion mobile games revenue forecast by 2018, with Android games revenue higher than iOS (including China)
Digi-Capital's new Augmented/Virtual Reality Report 2015 forecasts AR/VR to hit $150 billion disrupting mobile by 2020 (AR $120 billion/VR $30 billion).
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.
Tim Merel's Comments
[Blog - 06/26/2015 - 08:17]
@Jesse Schell It 's rare ...
@Jesse Schell It 's rare to see such a clearly thought through approach to the practical realities of VR design. This should be required reading for all VR designers, from novice to expert. Great
[Blog - 04/06/2015 - 07:37]
@Ian Fisch Using the smartphone ...
@Ian Fisch Using the smartphone market as an analogy, it took Steve Jobs introducing the iPhone to create the market we see today. He showed the way with a beautiful user experience which children and adults could use without an instruction manual, and with an ecosystem which developers could see ...
[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 ...