All the gaming deals for the past week in one material.

The material was prepared specifically for Sergey Evdokimov, Investment Manager Mail.Ru Games Ventures and the author of the telegram channel Gaming – M&As and Investments.

Sergey Evdokimov1. Apple acquired NextVR, a company specializing in virtual reality solutions

Apple has acquired a content provider for NextVR VR headsets in order to expand its product line in the VR/AR segment.

The value of the transaction is estimated at $ 100 million. In total, the company has raised more than $135 million. Prior to Apple, the last round of funding took place in August 2016. Then, as part of the “B” series, she “raised” $80 million, according to an estimate of the entire company at $800 million. Most likely, NextVR was unable to attract investment and was forced to sell the business.

Now NextVR is an Apple asset2. Amplifier Game Invest acquired developer DESTINYbit

Amplifier Game Invest, a subsidiary of Embracer Group, has acquired 100% of Italian computer game developer DESTINYbit.

The amount of the transaction was not disclosed. DESTINYbit is developing a Dice Legacy city builder with dice mechanics. Previously, the studio released a free-to-play RTS game Empires Apart.

Dice Legacy3. GameXpress acquired the manufacturer of gaming accessories VoltEdge

The Mexican company GameXpress has acquired the American designer and manufacturer of gaming accessories VoltEdge.

The terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

VoltEdge Products4. Statespace, a startup for training gamers, has attracted $15 million in investments

Statespace, an American educational startup for gamers, engaged in both the development of cognitive technologies and artificial intelligence, has raised $15 million in funding during the “A” series funding round.

Aim Lab is one of the products Statespace, helps casual players get used to shooters 5. Cloud gaming b2b platform Gamestream attracted €3.5 million

The cloud gaming white-label platform Gamestream has raised €3.5 million in a new round of financing.

The attracted investments will be used to expand the team, including the opening of a new office in Taiwan and the expansion of b2b cloud services for hotels, hospitals and a gaming library with games from companies such as Disney, Capcom, Codemasters and Square Enix.

Another competitor of Google Stadia6. Chinese-Finnish publisher MyGamez attracted investments for business development

Mobile game publisher MyGamez has attracted funding to expand its publishing direction and attract additional games from Western developers with subsequent localization to the Chinese market.

The amount of the transaction was not disclosed. Investors were Fingersoft, Small Giant Games, as well as Visionplus and Yellowbell participating in the seed round, Peter Vesterbacka and other business angels.

MyGamez co-founder and CEO Mikael Leinonen shows the Chinese version of Hill Climb Racing7. Mobile advertising mediation platform TopOn has attracted funding

The developer of the mobile advertising mediation platform TopOn raised more than 10 million rubles during the round of financing of the “preliminary-A” series.

The investments will be used for research and development of technology, as well as for further expansion of the team.

8. Vodafone Giants esports organization has attracted €3 million of investments

The Spanish esports organization Vodafone Giants has attracted €3 million in funding from the Sánchez Cózar Group.

The investments will be used to develop the headquarters in Malaga, as well as to finance expansion into international markets and the opening of new product lines.

They continue to invest in esports even against the background of coronavirus9. AdInMo video game advertising platform has attracted €0.5 million in funding

AdInMo, a platform for advertising inside video games, raised €0.5 million during the seed round.

The lead investor in the transaction was the fund Techstart Ventures with the participation of other undisclosed investors. The funds raised will be used to expand the functionality of the platform and the project team.

AdInMo offers to advertise directly in games10. The UK Games Fund has selected 38 studios for funding

The UK Games Fund received 170 applications for funding from game studios and selected 38 video game companies for the next stage.

These studios will receive £5,000, and may receive an additional £20,000 at the next stage of selection.

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