Zynga is rumoured to be in talks with Angry Birds, possibly about an acquisition, possibly about a partnership, Tricia Duryee at All Things D reports.After Zynga missed out on buying mobile games maker PopCap, Duryee speculates that it would make sense to pay up for Rovio, the parent company of Angry Birds because:
- Zynga has a pile of cash, and it’s about to get more cash from its IPO.
- Zynga is much too dependent on Facebook, and this would be a good mobile business to own.
- Angry Birds has built a successful franchise for itself with stuffed animals, and it’s talking about doing movies, something Zynga has not done very well.
The reason a deal wouldn’t happen? The Angry Birds people think they can build a massive independent company on their own and they don’t need or want Zynga.
Considering it’s a one hit wonder, we’re sceptical about that.
If there’s a nice fat offer on the table from Zynga, Angry Birds should take the money.