GAMING INDUSTRY - FACTS, FIGURES AND TRENDS

| January 15, 2018

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In 2016, game deals reached an accumulated total amount of USD 30.3 billion. Approximately 94.0% of the total volume (28.4 billion) can be attributed to mergers and acquisitions. The remaining 1.9 billion were investments into tech, mobile, web, console/PC, AR/VR, MMO/ MBO and eSports. § M&A activity surpassed its previous record of 2014 by 77.0%. Further, investments of USD 1.9 billion were the second highest ever recorded. § Roughly 85% of the total M&A deal value can be associated with the mobile gaming sector.

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LiveStyle, Inc.

LiveStyle, Inc. (f/k/a SFX Entertainment, Inc.) is the largest global producer of live events and digital entertainment content focused on electronic music culture (EMC) and other world-class festivals. LiveStyle’s mission is to provide electronic music fans with the best possible live experiences, music discovery, media and digital connectivity. LiveStyle was borne out of the technology revolution and produces and promotes a growing portfolio of live events that includes leading brands such as Tomorrowland, TomorrowWorld, Mysteryland, Sensation, Electric Zoo, Disco Donnie Presents, Life in Color, Rock in Rio, Nature One, Mayday, Decibel, Q-Dance, Awakenings, and React Presents, as well as the innovative ticketing service Paylogic. LiveStyle also owns and operates Beatport, the trusted global home of electronic music where fans, DJs, and creators connect, discover, and participate in the evolution of dance music culture.

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LiveStyle, Inc.

LiveStyle, Inc. (f/k/a SFX Entertainment, Inc.) is the largest global producer of live events and digital entertainment content focused on electronic music culture (EMC) and other world-class festivals. LiveStyle’s mission is to provide electronic music fans with the best possible live experiences, music discovery, media and digital connectivity. LiveStyle was borne out of the technology revolution and produces and promotes a growing portfolio of live events that includes leading brands such as Tomorrowland, TomorrowWorld, Mysteryland, Sensation, Electric Zoo, Disco Donnie Presents, Life in Color, Rock in Rio, Nature One, Mayday, Decibel, Q-Dance, Awakenings, and React Presents, as well as the innovative ticketing service Paylogic. LiveStyle also owns and operates Beatport, the trusted global home of electronic music where fans, DJs, and creators connect, discover, and participate in the evolution of dance music culture.

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