DDM: 2022 was second largest yr for gaming funding

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The video games trade raised $51.5 billion over 1,182 transactions in response to 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 issues.

The altering panorama can be altering the character of those transactions. $38.1 billion of 2022’s $51.5 billion whole — practically 75% — was spent on mergers and acquisitions. This can be a 14% improve 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 tough yr for gaming IPOs. 12 firms 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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DDM’s full This fall 2022 Video games Funding Assessment is on the market right here.

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