American social gaming developer Zynga has entered an agreement to acquire Peak, the Instanbul-based mobile puzzle game maker for $1.8 billion.
Peak’s top games include Toon Blast and Toy Blast, both of which have ranked in the top 20 for US iPhone grossing games over the last two years.
Together, the games boast 12 million average mobile daily active users.
Peak which was founded in 2010 how has a team of 100 employees.
For Zynga the addition will be a real bonus for the development of some of the projects it currently has in the pipeline.
With Peak, Zynga may be able to grow its daily active users by over 60% and expand its international audience.
“We are honored to welcome Sidar and team to Zynga. Peak is one of the world’s best puzzle game makers and we could not be more excited to add such creative and passionate talent to our company,” said Frank Gibeau, Chief Executive Officer of Zynga. “With the addition of Toon Blast and Toy Blast, we are expanding our live services portfolio to eight forever franchises, meaningfully increasing our global audience base and adding to our exciting new game pipeline. As a combined team, we are well positioned to grow faster together.”
“This is a monumental partnership not only for Zynga and Peak, but for the whole mobile gaming industry,” said Sidar Sahin, founder and Chief Executive Officer of Peak. “Both companies share a common vision – to bring people together through games. Peak’s culture is rooted in relentless learning and progress, so as we embark on this new chapter in our journey together with Zynga, we remain as committed as ever to our unique culture. We’re very excited for our combined future and what we will accomplish together.”