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Rovio VP of acquisitions forming new studio, left in August

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Teemu Huuhtanen, former vice president of mergers and acquisitions at Angry Birds developer Rovio Entertainment, departed the company last month to form a new studio, reports The Wall Street Journal.

Huuhtanen left Rovio at the beginning of August to help co-found Next Games, a mobile-focused development studio.

Huuhtanen's tenure with Rovio began in April 2012. Prior to that he worked in several departments within Sulake, a game developer specializing in online social games and owner of the virtual community Habbo Hotel.

According to The Wall Street Journal, Huuhtanen is the tenth executive to leave Rovio within the last two years, although the company has also made several major hires during that time. Rovio's most recent hires include its new COO, former Nokia head of start-up activities Teemu Suila, and head of games Jami Laes, formerly of Playfish.

Read our interview with Laes and vice president of marketing and communications Saara Bergstrom on how Rovio plans to become an "entertainment powerhouse" here.