Tuesday, 9 April 2013

Digi-Capital Global Games Investment Review Q1 2013 Transaction Update

The Connected Games Investment Gap

Games investment bank Digi-Capital has published the Q1 2013 Update of its Global Games Investment Review.

Commenting on the Q1 2013 Update, Digi-Capital Managing Director Tim Merel said, “The top line is that there is a significant connected games investment gap, despite strong underlying growth, exits and returns. It’s something we’re looking at very closely.

As we anticipated, the games investment market showed clear signs of transition in Q1 2013. Connected games revenue continues to grow across mobile and online, with the highest growth in high engagement mobile/tablet games. The games investment market stabilised to levels similar to 2012 after last year’s dramatic decline, with mobile/tablet and enabling tech/gamification dominating. Games M&A was similarly robust compared to 2012’s record, with non-US acquirers accounting for 6 of the top 10 games M&As to date this year.