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Zynga Completes $1.85B Peak Acquisition

 |  July 5, 2020

Social games developer Zynga has completed its acquisition of Peak, the mobile gaming business behind the Toon Blast and Toy Blast game franchises, for a total purchase price of US$1.85 billion.

Under the agreement first announced last month, Zynga acquired 100% of Peak shares, with the purchase price consisting of US$900 million in cash and US$900 million in Zynga’s common stock.

Peak founder and chief executive Sidar Sahin, along with the developer’s current management team, will continue to lead the studio, while the business is also set to maintain its headquarters in Istanbul, Turkey.

Zynga previously purchased Peak’s card games studio in a deal worth US$100 million in 2017.

“We are delighted to welcome Sidar and Peak’s extraordinarily talented team to Zynga; as a combined team, we are well positioned to grow faster together,” Zynga’s chief executive Frank Gibeau said.

“With the addition of Toon Blast and Toy Blast, we are expanding our live services portfolio to eight forever franchises, meaningfully increasing our global audience base, and adding to our exciting new game pipeline.”

Peak’s Sahin added, “We are very happy to finalise this monumental partnership that will affect not only Zynga and Peak, but the whole mobile gaming industry.

“Peak’s culture is rooted in relentless learning and progress, so as we embark on this new chapter in our journey together with Zynga, we remain as committed as ever to our unique culture.”

Meanwhile, Zynga also announced that it expects to publish its results for the second quarter, as well as updated guidance for its 2020 full-year, on August 5.

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