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Tim Merel is Founder/Managing Director of Digi-Capital (, an investment bank for games, apps, digital media/services and tech/telecoms across America, Asia (China, Japan, South Korea) and Europe.


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Posted by Tim Merel on Mon, 14 Jul 2014 03:26:00 EDT in Business/Marketing, Console/PC, Indie, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet
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,

Posted by Tim Merel on Mon, 19 May 2014 01:31:00 EDT in Business/Marketing, Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet
If YouTube/Twitch deal completes at $1B, games M&A 2014 hits record >$6B (nifty infographic included)

Posted by Tim Merel on Fri, 04 Apr 2014 04:51:00 EDT in Business/Marketing, Smartphone/Tablet
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 (

Posted by Tim Merel on Tue, 19 Nov 2013 11:50:00 EST in Business/Marketing, Smartphone/Tablet
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?

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Comment In: [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 We see many transactions from all regions Asia, America, Europe which are not always captured by others with ...

Comment In: [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, and we 'll have a ...