Waller Capital Announces Zynga Acquisition of OMGPOP

New York and San Francisco

Zynga (Nasdaq:ZNGA), the world’s leading provider of social game services, today announced it has acquired New York-based social game developer OMGPOP, makers of the popular cultural hit mobile game, Draw Something, and over 35 additional social games. As a part of the Zynga family, OMGPOP will focus on building new mobile IP and strengthening its existing portfolio of fun and creative social games.

“The OMGPOP team has created a game that’s fun, expressive and engenders real social interaction,” said Mark Pincus, founder and CEO of Zynga. “Draw Something has captured the imagination of millions of people around the world. We love the way they’ve worked playful and relevant culture into their games from Devo to Daft Punk, from Lin to Beckham. We’re honored to have the opportunity to partner with and support such an innovative team of creative inventors.”

“I want to thank our players, our fans, everyone who’s ever drawn something. You’ve made this game into something truly special. Zynga offered us a chance to focus on Draw Something – they know the power of the game and they planned with us how to let it keep rolling in the same fun, irreverent, social way that it has been. That was really important to us,” said Dan Porter, CEO of OMGPOP. “The game will stay true to you and what you love, and it’s my solemn vow that the magic of Draw Something will not change. I know without a doubt that Zynga is the right partner for OMGPOP. Our new partners at Zynga know how to innovate at scale, and they’re pushing the limits of social with their mobile games. With the added resources we now have, and the deep gaming experience we can draw from, we can’t wait to continue to surprise our users. If you’re a fan, a player of ours, I can’t wait to show you what’s in store – it’s going to be drawsome.”

“At Zynga we’re committed to building brands that we’re proud of and that our players absolutely love,” said David Ko, Chief Mobile Officer of Zynga. “We want people to play our games and feel a fun and valuable social connection to their friends and family. We think Draw Something is one of the most social, most expressive mobile games ever built with its unique social competition and unmatched player generated content. We’re excited about the brands OMGPOP has developed to date and we look forward to supporting the team’s creativity and helping scale their incredible games to an even bigger global audience.”

OMGPOP will remain headquartered in New York (at its totally cool offices) and report to David Ko, Chief Mobile Officer of Zynga.

Waller Capital Partners acted as the exclusive financial advisor to OMGPOP.

About Zynga Inc.

Zynga Inc. (Nasdaq:ZNGA) is the world’s leading provider of social game services with more than 240 million monthly active users playing its games, which include CityVille, FarmVille, Words With Friends, Scramble With Friends, CastleVille, Hidden Chronicles, Zynga Poker, Empires & Allies, Indiana Jones™ Adventure World, The Pioneer Trail, Mafia Wars and Café World. Zynga’s games are available on a number of global platforms, including Facebook, Zynga.com, Google+, Tencent, Apple iOS and Google Android. Through Zynga.org, Zynga players have raised more than $10 million for world social causes. Zynga is headquartered in San Francisco, Calif.


OMGPOP is a developer and publisher of social and mobile games focused on bringing people together. Its latest mobile hit, “Draw Something,” soared to the top of the charts, reaching #1 in several App Store and Google Play categories, including: #1 Overall Paid and Free App; #1 Top Grossing; and #1 Word Game in more than 80 countries worldwide. Draw Something has been downloaded over 35 million times and players have created nearly 3 billion unique and hilarious drawings since its launch in February 2012. OMGPOP was founded in 2006 and is headquartered in New York, NY. Its investors include Spark Capital, Rho Ventures, Bessemer Venture Partners, SoftBank Capital, SV Angel, Baseline Ventures and Betaworks.

About Waller Capital Partners

Waller Capital Partners is a leading Investment Bank focused on the technology, media and telecommunications industries. Founded in 1982, the firm delivers unbiased, strategic advice and execution capabilities on mergers, acquisitions and private financings. The Firm does not engage in the underwriting or trading of public securities, which allows it to provide independent advice, free from the conflicts of interest within larger banks.