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The video games business raised $51.5 billion over 1,182 transactions based on DDM Knowledge and Analysis’s This fall 2022 Video games Funding Assessment. This marks the yr because the second highest yr for investments behind 2021’s $74.5 billion over 1,219 offers.

Readjustment after the pandemic is having far reaching results on the video games market. DDM suggests this decline is a results of crypto winter, macroeconomic headwinds, excessive rates of interest and inflation and recession considerations.

The altering panorama can also be altering the character of those transactions. $38.1 billion of 2022’s $51.5 billion whole — almost 75% — was spent on mergers and acquisitions. This can be a 14% enhance in M&A transaction worth. In the meantime, whole investments declined by 67% from 2021 ($41.0 billion) to 2022 ($13.4 billion).

2022 was a difficult yr for gaming IPOs. 12 corporations went public final yr with a complete market cap of $1.6 billion. This can be a 99% drop from 2021’s anomalous $109.4 billion whole.


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