U.S. stocks fell, led by technology and commodity companies, after President Barack Obama warned the crisis in the Ukraine may escalate and Facebook Inc. dropped the most since 2012. Losses extended in the last hour as investors sold companies that have led the bull market.
King Digital Entertainment Plc, maker of the “Candy Crush” smartphone game, suffered the biggest decline of a newly listed U.S. company in over four months even after it priced its shares at a discount to its major peers.
Buyout firm Apax Partners LLP stands to score a 10,000 percent gain on its 2005 investment in King Digital Entertainment Plc as the maker of smartphone game “Candy Crush Saga” prepares its initial public offering.
Index Ventures, a backer of “Candy Crush Saga” maker King Digital Entertainment Plc, is planning to raise 350 million euros ($487 million) for an early-stage fund, said two people with knowledge of the matter.