02/18/2014 06:57 am ET Updated Apr 20, 2014

'Candy Crush' Creator Files For IPO

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(Reuters) - Mobile gamemaker King Digital Entertainment Plc, best known for the hit puzzle game Candy Crush Saga, said it planned to raise up to $500 million in an initial public offering.

The Dublin-based company had filed confidentially for an IPO with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission in September.

JP Morgan, Credit Suisse and BofA Merrill Lynch are among the lead underwriters for the IPO.

(Reporting by Avik Das in Bangalore; Editing by Ted Kerr)