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    News - Candy Crush Saga publisher King files for IPO

    Company accounts reveal it made profits of US$568 million last year.
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    Re: News - Candy Crush Saga publisher King files for IPO

    With profit that high, the idea of even going public seems pretty dumb to me. Curious if it's just another matter of greed by the owners. If I had a software company making money like that, the last thing I'd want to have to do is answer to share holders for future decisions.

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    Re: News - Candy Crush Saga publisher King files for IPO

    This is money grabbing opportunity for the company while the money is coming in. Then the owners will pocket the money from floatation and let the company dive and the investors will pay the price.

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    Re: News - Candy Crush Saga publisher King files for IPO

    Quote Originally Posted by Brewster0101 View Post
    This is money grabbing opportunity for the company while the money is coming in. Then the owners will pocket the money from floatation and let the company dive and the investors will pay the price.
    This pretty much.

    If it goes to market with a high value, owners pocket the profits from the IPO, then when the business tanks, they take a small percentage of the hit. Or none at all if they just sell it all off

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    Re: News - Candy Crush Saga publisher King files for IPO

    I hope they crash and burn http://www.candyswipe.com/king.html

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    Re: News - Candy Crush Saga publisher King files for IPO

    They also made the Banner Saga drop the word "Saga". I would have absolutely no faith in the company. They seem to lack integrity. I'd also be highly suspect of a 70 fold increase in profit.

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    Re: News - Candy Crush Saga publisher King files for IPO

    Quote Originally Posted by Brewster0101 View Post
    This is money grabbing opportunity for the company while the money is coming in. Then the owners will pocket the money from floatation and let the company dive and the investors will pay the price.
    Totally agree - utterly odious "one trick pony" of a company which I strongly suspect will fall just as quickly as it rose. The only plus - as I see it - of this IPO is that we'll get the amusement factor watching a lot (?) of rich idiots losing their shirts when it tanks, (which it will, IP trollery is NOT a sustainable business model long-term).

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    Re: News - Candy Crush Saga publisher King files for IPO

    I continually become amazed at how much money people spend on silly mobile games

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    Re: News - Candy Crush Saga publisher King files for IPO

    Quote Originally Posted by Traldera View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Brewster0101 View Post
    This is money grabbing opportunity for the company while the money is coming in. Then the owners will pocket the money from floatation and let the company dive and the investors will pay the price.
    This pretty much.

    If it goes to market with a high value, owners pocket the profits from the IPO, then when the business tanks, they take a small percentage of the hit. Or none at all if they just sell it all off
    This exactly.

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    Re: News - Candy Crush Saga publisher King files for IPO

    Hmmmm, I wonder who owns King Corp ????
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    Re: News - Candy Crush Saga publisher King files for IPO

    Candy Crush is too addictive and has enticed many people I know into buying lives which doesn't surprise me about making that much profit especially when there is adverts in it. Personally I hate this game as I am terrible at it and gave up at like level 60 lol

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