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Take-Two Interactive, maker of Grand Theft Auto and Red Dead Redemption, buys Zynga, maker of FarmVille and Words With Friends, in cash and stock deal with an enterprise value of around $ 12 , $ 7 billion.

Zynga shareholders will receive $ 3.50 in cash and $ 6.36 in common shares of Take-Two for each outstanding share of Zynga at closing.

Take-Two said Monday it expects $ 100 million in annual savings. The company’s other popular games include BioShock, Borderlands, and NBA 2K. Zynga titles also include CSR Racing, Harry Potter: Puzzles & Spells, and Toon Blast.

The deal is expected to close in Take-Two’s first quarter of fiscal 2023, ending June 30. It has yet to be approved by the shareholders of Take-Two and Zynga.

Shares of San Francisco-based Zynga jumped 52% to $ 9.14. Shares of New York-based Take-Two Interactive Software fell more than 8% to $ 150.66.

“Combining Zynga’s expertise in mobile and next-gen platforms with Take-Two’s cutting-edge capabilities and intellectual property will allow us to advance our mission of connecting the world through games while achieving significant growth and synergies together ”, Frank, CEO of Zynga. Gibeau said in a statement.

Take-Two Managing Director Strauss Zelnick will continue to serve as CEO after the purchase is complete.

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