Gaming M&A trends and predictions

March 26, 2024

Amidst a challenging macroeconomic climate, M&A activity in the gaming sector has returned to pre-COVID levels. While M&A deal value technically reached an all-time high of US$86bn, that was largely due to the completion of Microsoft’s acquisition of Activision-Blizzard. 2023 saw 163 gaming M&A deals, valued at over US$10.5bn announced, with PC and Console representing the most active segment. From a financing perspective, US$3.5bn was raised across 750 financing rounds, comparable to the US$3.4bn raised in 2020.

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