After a busy first half of 2017, mobile gaming M&A activity has moved from too-hot-to-touch to a still very warm simmer. Here’s our summary of recent mobile gaming M&A activity. The biggest recent news is Tencent’s rumored acquisition of Angry Birds developer Rovio, for an amount reported to be around $3 billion. There’s speculation that…Read More Mobile Gaming M&A News Roundup – June 23
With E3 2017 wrapped, we thought we’d share some thoughts on this year’s event based on our perspective and experience in China. First, a bit of history for our readers who may not be familiar with this event. E3, formally the “Electronic Entertainment Expo”, began in 1995 as a way for game developers and hardware…Read More E3 – Our Perspective from China
With the recent flurry of M&A activity around mobile gaming companies, we thought it might be interesting to take a look at our list of notable mobile games-related transactions from 2015 through June 2017. Why pick 2015 as a starting date? While the decision was somewhat arbitrary, there are two reasons we chose that year.…Read More List of Acquisitions of Mobile Game Companies in the West
It’s been a big couple of weeks for games investments. From Google’s acquisition of Owlchemy Labs to Softbank’s investment in game technology company Improbable, plus a host of other investments and publishing deals, game companies are starting to feel even hotter as investment targets. It’s no secret that much of this investment is being led…Read More Games M&A Heats Up: What’s Driving Recent Activity?
A recent gamesindustry.biz article discussing the increasing consolidation of the games business caught our attention. We wanted to share our thoughts on what this means for the games industry in China. The last couple of years have seen a wave of M&A activity in the games space. And, unlike the previous wave that happened in the…Read More Game Industry Consolidation – What it Means for the Chinese Market
China’s Joyme Group today announced it has opened a U.S. subsidiary, Joyme Capital, Inc., in Bellevue, WA. The main goal of the new office is to help western mobile game developers successfully introduce their games to the elusive, largest and fastest-growing gaming market in the world: China. Joyme Group’s Wiki app platform hosts China’s largest, most active community of more than 15 million mobile game players and 300,000 user-generated game guides.
Giving a keynote presentation at Seattle’s Mobile Games Forum (MGF), Joyme’s Chairman and CEO, Yang Chen (CY), spoke about the company’s desire to work side-by side with profitable western mobile game developers and help them succeed via cultural guidance…Read More Chinese Games Leader Joyme Expands to U.S. Creating On-Ramp for Western Mobile Game Developers
The Mobile Games Forum is the world’s premium mobile gaming event,setting the industry benchmark for quality of speakers, content, attendees and networking. MGF brings together the most influential figures in the industry to discuss the challenges and opportunities currently at the heart of the global mobile games market. Uncover the secrets behind long-term engagement, nurturing innovation, and leveraging new trends such as social influencer marketing, eSports, live streaming and disruptive tech. Location: Bell Harbor International Convention Center, 2111 Alaska Way…Read More Joyme Capital is this year’s Lead Sponsor at MGF Seattle 2016(Oct 18-19)