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Zynga Completes $ 525 Million StarLark Acquisition | Pocket Gamer.biz

Zynga announced the acquisition of StarLark, the developer of Golf Rival, from Betta Games.

The purchase price was approximately $ 525 million in cash and shares.

This acquisition expands Zynga’s international presence and establishes a new studio based in China with access to the region’s pool of creative talent.

Golf Rival is growing rapidly and is the second largest mobile golf game in the world. Players of all skill levels compete against each other in real-time player-versus-player matches, including multiplayer tournaments on courts with customizable equipment.

Still swinging

“We are very excited to welcome the exceptionally skilled StarLark team to Zynga,” said Frank Gibeau, CEO of Zynga.

“StarLark and Zynga share a common vision – to bring people together through games.

“With Golf Rival, we are expanding Zynga’s portfolio with a new hit franchise and building a developer presence in China, a country with unparalleled technical and creative talent. As a combined team, we are well positioned to grow faster together. “

StarLark will continue to be led by its founder and general manager, Henry You, and its current management team. StarLark has other projects in development.

They commented, “StarLark shares with Zynga a shared passion for bringing together mobile gamers from all over the world. By partnering with Zynga, we will have access to the company’s extensive global resources and expertise while developing new and exciting content for gamers. “

The closing of this acquisition took effect on October 5, 2021. Zynga will publish its financial results for the third quarter of 2021 on November 8, 2021.


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