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Number of Acquisitions 
3
King.com
King.com is an interactive entertainment company that provides online games for global portals, websites, and other media companies.
Categories 
Android, Digital Entertainment, Mobile, Software
Headquarters Regions 
European Union (EU), Nordic Countries, Scandinavia
Founded Date 
Aug 1, 2003
Founders 
Lars Markgren, Patrik Stymne, Riccardo Zacconi, Sebastian Knutsson, Thomas Hartwig, Toby Rowland
Operating Status 
Active
Funding Status 
M&A
Last Funding Type 
Series A
Number of Employees 
251-500
Also Known As 
Midasplayer.com
IPO Status 
Delisted
Stock Symbol 
NYSE:KING
Company Type 
For Profit
Website 
company.king.com
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Twitter 
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Phone Number 
+44 20 3451 5464

King.com is an interactive entertainment company for the mobile world, with people all around the world playing one or more of its games. It has more than 180 titles in 14 languages, and its games include Candy Crush Saga, Farm Heroes Saga, Papa Pear Saga, Pet Rescue Saga, and Bubble Witch Saga.

The company has over 324 million average monthly users, across web, social and mobile platforms. It has casual games with a broad appeal, which are easy to learn and challenging to master, allowing people to play for a moment, then move on with their day, and pick up their game later. King.com’s games are also synchronized across platforms, allowing players to switch seamlessly between devices and platforms and continue their game wherever they left off, so they can play anywhere, any time, and on any device.

King.com makes its games available for free, while players can purchase virtual items priced relative to the entertainment value they provide. The company embeds social features in its games that improve the player experience.

King.com has six game studios in Stockholm, Barcelona, Bucharest, Malmö, and London, along with offices in San Francisco and Malta. It was founded in 2003.

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M&A Details

Transaction Name 
King.com acquired by Activision Blizzard
Acquired by 
Activision Blizzard
Announced Date 
Nov 2, 2015
Price 
$5.9B

IPO & Stock Price

King.com is registered under the ticker NYSE:KING
. Their stock opened with $22.50 in its Mar 26, 2014 IPO.
Stock Symbol 
NYSE:KING
Valuation at IPO 
$7.1B
Money Raised at IPO 
$326M
IPO Share Price 
$22.50
IPO Date 
Mar 26, 2014
Delisted Date 
Feb 22, 2016

Funding Rounds

Number of Funding Rounds 
2
Total Funding Amount 
$84M
King.com has raised a total of $84M in funding over 2 rounds. Their latest funding was raised on Sep 1, 2005 from a Series A round.
Announced Date  
Transaction Name  
Number of Investors  
Money Raised  
Lead Investors  
Sep 1, 2005
Series A - King.com
2$43M
Jun 1, 2005
Venture Round - King.com
2$41M

Investors

Number of Investors 
4
King.com is funded by 4 investors. Index Ventures and Apax Partners are the most recent investors.

Acquisitions

Number of Acquisitions 
3
King.com has acquired 3 organizations. Their most recent acquisition was Z2 on Feb 12, 2015. They acquired Z2 for $150M.
Acquired Organization Name  
Announced Date  
Price  
Transaction Name  
Z2
Feb 12, 2015$150M
Z2 acquired by King.com
Nonstop Games
Aug 13, 2014
Nonstop Games acquired by King.com
Fabrication Games
Mar 13, 2012
Fabrication Games acquired by King.com

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Website Tech Stack by BuiltWith

King.com is actively using 66 technologies for its website. These include Viewport MetaIPhone / Mobile Compatible, and SPF.

Web Traffic by SimilarWeb

King.com is ranked 4,556 among websites globally based on its 9 monthly web visitors.

Current Team

Number of Current Team Members 
23
King.com has 23 current team members, including Chief Creative Head & Co-Founder Sebastian Knutsson.
Sebastian Knutsson
Chief Creative Head & Co-Founder
Linda Griffin
Global Head of Public Policy
Giacomo Collini
Director of Information Security
Jonathan Palmer
Business Intelligence Lead
Matt Widdoes
Director of Performance Marketing
Patrik Stymne
Systems Architect & Co-Founder
Fawzi Mesmar
Studio Game Design Director
Stephanie Prue
Senior Narrative Designer

Board Members and Advisors

Number of Board Members / Advisors 
1
King.com has 1 board member or advisor, Gerhard Florin.
Gerhard Florin
Board Member

Past Team

Number of Past Team Members 
28
King.com has 28 past team members, including Managing Director, King Advertising EMEA Lucia Mastromauro.
Person Name  
Title At Company  
Start Date  
End Date  
Lucia Mastromauro
Managing Director, King Advertising EMEAMar 2016Mar 2018
Louise Carell
Head of StudioSep 2016Nov 2017
Carolin Krenzer
Vice President &Head of Studio Company NameSep 2015Jun 2017
Henrik Karlström
Principal EngineerAug 2014Apr 2017
Benjamin Chevalier
Senior Game ArtistJan 2016Feb 2017

Events

Number of Events 
2
King.com has participated in 2 events. Recently, they attended GamesBeat Summit 2015 on May 5, 2015.

Recent News & Activity

Number of Articles 
390
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