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Take-Two Interactive Software Acquires Mobile Games Developer/Publisher Zynga

by Rainier on May 23, 2022 @ 8:51 a.m. PDT

Take-Two Interactive Software announced the completion of its combination with Zynga Inc., known for FarmVille and dozens of other mobile titles.

Under the terms of the merger agreement, Zynga stockholders received $3.50 in cash and 0.0406 shares of Take-Two common stock per share of Zynga common stock.

"We are thrilled to complete our combination with Zynga, which is a pivotal step to increase exponentially our Net Bookings from mobile, the fastest-growing segment in interactive entertainment, while also providing us with substantial cost synergies and revenue opportunities,” said Strauss Zelnick, Chairman and CEO of Take-Two. “As we bring together our exceptional talent, exciting pipelines of games, and industry-leading technologies and capabilities, we believe that we can take our portfolio to another level of creativity, innovation, and quality. Each of our teams has a strong history of operational execution, and together, we expect that we will enhance our financial profile through greater scale and profitability, paving the way for us to deliver strong shareholder value.”

“We are excited for Zynga’s next-generation mobile platform, free-to-play expertise, diverse offering of games and incredible team to join the Take-Two family,” said Frank Gibeau, CEO of Zynga. “We are eager to continue building an unparalleled portfolio of games that will reach broader markets and lead to continued growth for this next chapter of Zynga’s history.”

Zynga is a global leader in interactive entertainment with a diverse portfolio of popular game franchises that has been downloaded more than 5 billion times on mobile, including CSR Racing, Dragon City, Empires & Puzzles, FarmVille, Golf Rival, Hair Challenge, Harry Potter: Puzzles & Spells, High Heels!, Merge Dragons!, Merge Magic!, Monster Legends, Toon Blast, Top Eleven, Toy Blast, Two Dots, Words With Friends and Zynga Poker.

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