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Candy Crush Saga maker plans IPO

The maker of the blockbuster mobile game Candy Crush Saga will attempt to raise as much as 500 million US dollars in an initial public offering.

King Digital Entertainment, which also makes the game Pet Rescue Saga, did not disclose how many shares are expected in the IPO or the projected price range.

In a regulatory filing on Tuesday, King said the IPO will include shares offered by the company as well as those offered by existing stockholders.

King, which registered the parent company in Dublin in July last year, plans to use proceeds from the sale for working capital and other general corporate purposes, which may include acquisitions. It will not receive any proceeds from shares offered by the selling stockholders.

The company plans to list the stock on the New York Stock Exchange under the KING ticker symbol.

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