Secrets of the acquisition process from EA and Zynga

By Kathleen De Vere Comment

The corporate development folks over at Electronic Arts and Zynga shared some insider advice last night on how the acquisitions process works at both companies.

I’ve excerpted some advice from the panel, which was held last night at Pillsbury, a law firm in downtown San Francisco.

Michael Chang, a director of corporate development at Electronic Arts, Grant Olsen of Zynga’s corporate development team, Jeremy Liew, managing director at Lightspeed Venture Partners and Mark Otero, who was CEO of KlickNation, a core gamer-focused company that Electronic Arts bought for the Bioware label spoke about how these deals are done.

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