Acquisitions happen naturally within any industry, with gaming companies being no exception.
In a world where media has, arguably, the greatest influence on today’s young society, it is no surprise to see the recent explosion in popularity of video game broadcasting.
Everyone knows about the sheer size and influence Japan and China have on the Asian gaming commerce market but an often overlooked underdog is South Korea.
According to recent research done by the Corum Group in 2014, it was found that out of the top 10 deals in the gaming industry, 9 of those involved Asian acquirers.
This trend held strong as last year there were 8 Asian firms involved out of the top 10 acquisitions within the online gaming industry. This may have been because the casual gamer is on the rise as mobile games become more widespread especially within Asia. In 2013, the value of all deals relating to games rose by 29% up to $5.6 billion total.