Activision Gets Candy Crush in Tax-Saving $5.9 Billion Deal

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  • Company taps $3.6 billion of offshore cash to help fund deal
  • Saves $1 billion in taxes to repatriate cash, consultant says

Activision Blizzard to Buy Candy Crush Saga Maker

Activision Blizzard Inc.’s plan to buy the Dublin-based maker of Candy Crush Saga for $5.9 billion not only gives it access to the fast-growing mobile gaming industry, it will help save taxes.

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