Zynga completes $525m acquisition of mobile games developer StarLark

Social gaming giant Zynga has completed its previously announced acquisition of mobile games developer StarLark from Betta Games for $525m (£385,m/€454m) in cash and stock.

behind mobile golf title Golf Rival, join the Zynga development team.

StarLark will continue to be led by founder and general manager Henry You and its current management team.

“We could not be more pleased to welcome StarLark’s extraordinarily accomplished team to Zynga,” Zynga chief executive Frank Gibeau said. “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 are establishing 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.”

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