WEBINAR | 14 December 2021

GAMING'S SECTOR APPEAL

What’s Driving Investments & Acquisitions in 2022 and beyond?

Investments and M&A in gaming and gametech have been on a high since 2020. Year-to-date, games industry investments are more than two-and-a-half times higher than they were at this point in 2020. More than 844 deals were announced and closed in this period, as lockdowns confirmed that gaming was not only very much alive but thriving through the pandemic. Kevin Chou of Kabam recently spoke of “massive levels of investment coming into the game industry”, claiming that it’s a great time to be an entrepreneur, publisher, or gaming partner.   Innovation, value creation, and disruption are rolling across gaming and spilling over into adjacent industries. Telcos – who saw 3G as synonymous with Spotify and 4G with Netflix) now see 5G and network-oriented gaming as the engine behind their next wave of consumer growth.   So, what’s in store for 2022? Let’s find out!
GAMING'S SECTOR APPEAL

Will the pace of gametech investment accelerate, and if so, in which directions?

There has been a lot of movement and there is a lot of ground to cover in this segment. Here’s what is on our mind that we will be talking to this panel of savvy and successful investors in the space about:
  • Top gaming trends in 2020-2021 that attracted investment, and why;
  • NFT/Gaming and the new disruptors in game publishing;
  • Revenue is still concentrated among the top 100 publishers: is a different model emerging?
  • Will mobile continue to dominate the PC market through 2022 and beyond?
  • 3G -> Spotify, 4G->Netflix, 5G-> Cloud gaming … Will this trend hold up?
  • Explosive growth in Asia: how is the western market reacting to these trends and demands?
  • Will VR/AR games take off in 2022?
  • The Metaverse – Do we (does anyone) – know what it means yet?

Our Expert Panel

GP.Bullhound

Alec Dafferner

Partner

TenOneTen Ventures

Minnie Ingersol

Partner

AGC Partners

Elena Marcus

Partner

OpGames

Chase Freo

Founder / CEO

The WRX Fund

Abby Albright

Co-Founder & Investor

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