Clash of Clans developer Supercell sells for $8.6 billion

By James O'Connor, Wednesday, 22 June 2016 07:29 GMT

Clash of Clans is a massive success on mobile – so massive that Supercell’s net worth has skyrocketed.

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Clash of Clans developer Supercell sells for $8.6 billion

As reported by the Wall Street Journal, Chinese Internet company Tencent and its partners are buying an 84.3% stake in the Finnish developer from Japanese company SoftBank Group Corp.

This is even more than the $5.9 billion Activision Blizzard spent on acquiring King Digital Entertainment, the makers of Candy Crush.

Supercell, also responsible for Clash Royale, earned $779.1 million last year. Tencent has promised that Supercell will maintain their independence despite the purchase.

In any case, Supercell’s 190 employees have done quite well for themselves.

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