Esin Attorney Partnership, a member firm of Baker & McKenzie International, and Baker McKenzie represented Peak Oyun Yazılım ve Pazarlama A.Ş. ("Peak") in its USD 1.8 billion dollar acquisition by Zynga Inc.

This transaction makes Peak one of the most valuable companies in the history of the country.

Zynga will acquire 100% of Peak for USD 1.8 billion, comprised of USD 900 million in cash and USD 900 million of Zynga common stock. The transaction is subject to regulatory approvals.

Peak is a leading mobile gaming company founded in 2010 and based in Istanbul, Turkey. Peak currently has two top charting mobile franchises, Toon Blast and Toy Blast, which have consistently ranked in the top 10 and top 20 U.S. iPhone grossing games for the past two years, respectively. The two games have more than 12 million average mobile daily active users. Peak is expected to grow Zynga’s average mobile daily active users by more than 60% while strengthening Zynga’s international audience.

Zynga is a global leader in interactive entertainment with a mission to connect the world through games. To date, more than one billion people have played Zynga's franchises. Zynga's games are available in more than 150 countries and are playable across social platforms and mobile devices worldwide. Founded in 2007, the company is headquartered in San Francisco with locations in the U.S., Canada, the U.K., Ireland, India, Turkey and Finland.

This transaction was led by Eren Kurşun, the head of Esin Attorney Partnership's M&A and PE practices. The Esin Attorney Partnership team included partners Yalın Akmenek, Birtürk Aydın and Hakan Özgökçen; senior associates Orçun Solak, Sertaç Kökenek, Güneş Helvacı, Mine Güner, Demet Kaşarcıoğlu, Can Sözer and Sinan Diniz; and associates Serenay Çınkı, Enes Sevencan, Gökhan Akçaalan, Aybüke Gündel Solak, Ceren Seymenoğlu, Gökçe Serez, Ece Gönülal, Cem Buran, İsmail Özgün, Emrehan Mermer, Defne Şahin and Sam Gizem Sözer.

The Baker McKenzie team included partners Charles Whitefoord, Alistair Craig and Michelle Blunt (London), Nathaniel Douglas, Thomas Egan, Brian Burke and Anne Batter (Washington) Johannes Weichbrodt (Düsseldorf), Kai Kramer (Houston); counsels and senior associates Michael Poland (Chicago), James Adams, Danielle Brouard and Joanna de Fonseka (London), Ross Staine (Houston); and associates Jee Yoon Chung and Huynh Khuong Duy Le (London), Jean-Paul Theraux and Maryam AlSayyad (Washington).

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