Finnish mobile game maker and Angry Birds
creator Rovio may start selling shares of its company as early as next year.
That's according to the company's chief marketing officer and "Mighty Eagle" Peter Vesterbacka, who recently spoke
"We’re not ready to file for an IPO tomorrow," he said when asked. "Maybe a year from now."
In August, sources estimated
that the company's valuation may be as high as $1.2B, which ruffled some feathers
from critics who said that such value is indicative of a building bubble set to burst.
However, according to Vesterbacka, the company's internal estimates could exceed that $1.2B figure.
"We’re happy with our valuation but we think it’s probably a bit north of that," he said.
has been something of a global phenomenon for the company. Globally, the game recently passed 350 million downloads
, and is continuously ranked in both the top free and top paid charts on Apple's iOS App Store.