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  • King Falls 15% On Its IPO Day, Erasing $1.1B In Market Cap

    King Falls 15% On Its IPO Day, Erasing $1.1B In Market Cap

    Today King went public, and immediately was given a raspberry by investors who sent its stock price down throughout the day, hammering the company to the tune of more than 15 percent and $1.1 billion in value. A good flotation this was not. In fact, it was the worst so far this year. Read More

  • Inside The IPO Of Candy Crush Maker King Digital

    Inside The IPO Of Candy Crush Maker King Digital

    This post is not investment advice. Instead, it’s a meditation on the dynamics of the mobile gaming market in the context of an IPO which grants us raw data into a company in the space.  The company behind the wildly popular mobile game Candy Crush, King Digital Entertainment, is going public. An updated F-1 filing indicates that it wants to raise up to $532.8 million at a… Read More

  • Candy Crush Maker King Files For IPO To Raise Up To $533M

    Candy Crush Maker King Files For IPO To Raise Up To $533M

    King, the European makers of the hit game Candy Crush Saga, today moved one step closer to an IPO in the U.S., filing an updated F-1 with the SEC that priced 22.2 million shares between $21 and $24, to raise up to $532.8 million and value the company at around $7.6 billion.  The move comes weeks after King filed an initial F-1 with a maximum aggregated offering price of $500 million. Read More

  • Candy Crush Maker King Files For U.S. IPO

    Candy Crush Maker King Files For U.S. IPO

    The studio behind addictive matching puzzle game Candy Crush has begun the process of filing for its U.S. IPO with the Securities and Exchange Commission, Re/Code reports. The UK company will look to begin trading on the New York Stock Exchange under the ‘KING’ ticker symbol should everything go according to plan. Last year, Candy Crush was the top earning title on any mobile… Read More