Q3 Extends Record-Breaking Year with YTD Nearly 3X 2020

DDM Games Investment Review Q3 2021 Report Available
By the DDM Data & Research Team


2021 continues its tremendous investment pace. From Q2 alone, there were over 200 investments and Merger & Acquisitions (M&As) deals, a total of $7.4 billion in investments (including our estimate of transactions with undisclosed values) and a new record $18.2 billion in acquisitions or mergers. H1 2021 investments reached $25.4 billion and M&As reached over $28.5 billion. As Q3 has closed, it added another 236 transactions: $9.0 billion in investments and $6.4 billion in M&A disclosed deals. This means YTD 2021 investments are 2.6x 2020’s investments and YTD 2021 M&A are 3.0x 2020’s M&A.


For Q3 2021, we tracked over 150 transactions worth nearly $9.0 billion in disclosed deals. It has supplanted Q2 as the second-highest quarter in value and volume for the past ten years. 2021 was already a record-breaking year from Q1 alone, so Q3’s 69% growth YoY will further extend 2021’s record year.

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The DDM Games Investment Review Q3 2021 report is now available for purchase: $399 per single quarter or $999 for an annual subscription. In addition to our industry forecast, the report contains a complete list of investment/M&A transactions from the quarter as well as expanded lists of the quarter’s top transactions and investors. For more information about our quarterly reports or the DDM Games Investment Review, visit www.ddmgamesinvestmentreview.com or email data@ddmagents.com.

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