Candy Crush co snapped up in sweet deal by Call of Duty makers

UK firm King Digital will be bought by US software company Activision Blizzard

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Divine! King Digital, the UK mobile gaming company behind the more-addictive-than-chocolate Candy Crush Saga, has been snapped up by Activision Blizzard, the US firm that makes the less-sweet-and-more-shooty Call of Duty.

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Activision revealed it had agreed a tasty 20% premium on King’s share price in a £3.8 billion deal and would keep the British company’s existing management team in place.

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Sounds pretty sweet to us…