After he leaves his full-time position as chief executive on July 1st, Riccardo Zacconi will become King’s chairman. Photograph: Gabriel Bouys/AFP/Getty Images

Riccardo Zacconi is stepping down as chief executive of King, after more than 16 years leading the Candy Crush games developer. London-based King’s (...)

Dublin based King will continue to operate as an independent operating unit led by chief executive Riccardo Zacconi. (Photograph: PHILIPPE HUGUENPHILIPPE HUGUEN/AFP/Getty Images)

Video game maker Activision Blizzard Inc said it will buy “Candy Crush Saga” creator King Digital Entertainment for $5.9 billion to strengthen its (...)

Traders wearing King Digital Entertainment T-shirts await the opening bell on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.  Photographer: Jin Lee/Bloomberg

King Digital Entertainment, the Irish-headquartered maker of the Candy Crush smartphone game, slid on the first day of trading after raising $5(...)

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange during King’s initial public offering. Photograph: Andrew Burton/Getty Images

Shares of King Digital Entertainment, maker of the wildly popular Candy Crush Saga game, fell as much as 15 per cent in their trading debut to(...)