Zynga Pays $527M For Rival Game Maker NaturalMotion

Law360, New York (January 30, 2014, 6:36 PM EST) -- Words With Friends creator Zynga Inc. will buy fellow mobile game developer NaturalMotion Ltd. for $527 million, the companies said Thursday, in a deal Zynga said will enable the two game developers to combine their strengths and advance their game-making abilities.

The cash-and-stock deal will see Zynga paying about $391 million in cash and nearly 40 million shares of Zynga common stock to acquire NaturalMotion, the creator of games like CSR Racing and Clumsy Ninja. Zynga CEO Don Mattrick praised the deal in a statement on...
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