Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Electronic Arts buys PopCap Games

The video game publisher Electronic Arts (EA) announced  Tuesday, July 12, an agreement to buy PopCap Games, a specialist games on mobile devices and social networks. The acquisition, which may range from 750 million to $ 1.3 billion, should be completed in August. EA will pay approximately $ 650 million in cash and $ 100 million in securities for the designer of Bejeweled and plants against Zombies.

EA could spend $ 550 million  if additional PopCap reached certain goals in two years. The company of about 400 employees, founded in 2000 and headquartered in Seattle, recorded a turnover of more than $ 100 million  in 2010. In 2005, he was less than $ 20 million.

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