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Gaming Investments Reached Record $38.5bn in 2021

Video game investments increased by 192% year-over-year reaching $38.5 billion in 2021 with twice as many deals compared to 2020.

Digital Development Management (DDM) reported that video game investments reached $38.5 billion in 2021 showing a 192% increase compared to the previous year's results ($13.2 billion).

According to the agency, last year also marked the record for transaction volume in investment as well as M&A activity. The number of total game-related investments boosted significantly – from 406 deals in 2020 to 765 deals last year. M&A activity also saw a 233% year-over-year increase reaching $37.6 billion.

Along with full-year results, the agency also provided information on Q4's investments change including M&A activity. According to the report, in total, there were 321 disclosed transactions including 243 investments amounting to $4 billion. M&A activity in the fourth quarter reached 78 deals worth $2.1 billion.

Among the top merger and acquisition activities, DDM listed Sony's acquisition of GSN Games valued at $1 billion, Zynga's purchase of StarLark for $525 million, and Stillfront's acquisition of Jawaker for $225 million.

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