Forbes reports that Zynga once had its eyes on PopCap Games, and offered $1 billion in cash for the company. The Forbes
source says that the company would have funded the deal with a line of credit from Goldman Sachs, one of the underwriters of the 'Ville
The Forbes report reiterates some of the details from a TechCrunch
report in June, which noted that China-based Tencent (which owns League of Legends dev Riot Games
) was also in the mix.
In the end, PopCap Games was acquired by Electronic Arts
, for $750 million and another $550 million in performance payouts.