Entries in 'buyout' (58)

Take-Two buys out Icahn

Take-Two buys out Icahn

US investor Carl Icahn is no longer involved with Take-Two after the publisher bought out the outspoken exec’s share interest.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 26th 2013 at 1:42PM in News
Apple linked to Kinect creator buyout

Apple linked to Kinect creator buyout

According to reports Apple is in the final stages of buying PrimeSense for $345m.

by Laura Barnes
on Nov 18th 2013 at 12:26PM in News
Activision Blizzard: Vivendi buyout injunction lifted

Activision Blizzard: Vivendi buyout injunction lifted

Activision Blizzard has announced it expects to complete its stock buyout from Vivendi next week.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Oct 10th 2013 at 11:07PM in News
Vivendi's Activision sale blocked, though publisher pledges to push deal through

Vivendi's Activision sale blocked, though publisher pledges to push deal through

Activision’s proposed buyout from current owner Vivendi has been blocked following a lawsuit filed in a Delaware court.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 19th 2013 at 11:35AM in News

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Zynga closes OMGPOP website, shuns attempted team buyout

Zynga closes OMGPOP website, shuns attempted team buyout

The creator of hit mobile game Draw Something is dead following Zynga’s decision to axe the OMGPOP website.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 7th 2013 at 10:58AM in News
Report: 2012 sees record numbers for mergers and acquisitions

Report: 2012 sees record numbers for mergers and acquisitions

The video games industry saw record consolidation in 2012, with total spending on buyouts and mergers hitting $4.2bn.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Apr 12th 2013 at 7:15AM in News
HMV buyout nears as shops remove 'closing down' signs

HMV buyout nears as shops remove 'closing down' signs

Having seen fellow struggler Blockbuster rescued over the weekend, hopes are high that HMV will have similar good news very soon.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 25th 2013 at 11:09AM in News
Ziff Davis linked to IGN acquisition

Ziff Davis linked to IGN acquisition

Rumours suggest that Ziff Davis is on the brink of an acquisition of IGN.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 4th 2013 at 9:23AM in News

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Nexon and NCsoft in Valve buyout talks - report

Nexon and NCsoft in Valve buyout talks - report

Valve, the company that does not want to be sold, is being linked to another buyout.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 27th 2012 at 9:01AM in News
EA and Valve held talks over possible $1bn buyout, report claims

EA and Valve held talks over possible $1bn buyout, report claims

Talks about the proposed buyout of Valve at the hands of EA HAVE taken place, a new report claims.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 10th 2012 at 1:06PM in News
Tesco acquires streaming music service

Tesco acquires streaming music service

Supermarket giant Tesco has acquired a 91 per cent stake in Milton Keynes based streaming music service We7.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 15th 2012 at 11:51AM in News
Nordic Games Holding acquires GAME Scandinavia

Nordic Games Holding acquires GAME Scandinavia

The future of GAME’s Norwegian and Swedish stores has been saved following its acquisition at the hands of Nordic Games Holding.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 31st 2012 at 8:40AM in News

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Nexon rumoured to have launched EA takeover bid

Nexon rumoured to have launched EA takeover bid

EA shares has enjoyed a sharp jump on rumours that South Korean gaming giant Nexon has made a bid for the publisher.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 27th 2012 at 8:28AM in News
GAME is saved as deal is agreed

GAME is saved as deal is agreed

A deal has been agreed that has tonight seen GAME exit administration, MCV believes.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 1st 2012 at 12:01AM in News
CONFIRMED: OpCapita tables GAME buyout offer

CONFIRMED: OpCapita tables GAME buyout offer

The future of retailer GAME could be on the verge of being secured.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 14th 2012 at 4:25PM in News
D-Day looms for GAME

D-Day looms for GAME

MCV has learnt that senior members of the GAME management teams have been told to brace for the possibility of administration.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 9th 2012 at 3:40PM in News

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Sony buys out Ericsson to take control of mobile business

Sony buys out Ericsson to take control of mobile business

Electronics giant Sony has completed its full takeover of Sony Ericsson by buying out its Swedish partner for €1.05bn.

Tim Green
by Tim Green
on Oct 28th 2011 at 10:13AM in News
Sony linked to Ericsson buyout

Sony linked to Ericsson buyout

An online report suggests that Sony could be on the verge of an aggressive move into the mobile phone market by buying out partner Ericsson from their joint mobile business.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 7th 2011 at 9:18AM in News
Fourth acquisition in 18 months for Bigpoint

Fourth acquisition in 18 months for Bigpoint

Online games provider Bigpoint has today acquired console sports entertainment studio 49Games.

Craig Chapple
by Craig Chapple
on Sep 12th 2011 at 3:04PM in News
PopCap rep withdraws EA denial

PopCap rep withdraws EA denial

"Sorry, I might not have been clear. I was simply stating that @TechCrunch‘s article is not true."

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 23rd 2011 at 11:34AM in News
Kotick in line for MySpace buyout

Kotick in line for MySpace buyout

Activision Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick is considering purchasing a controlling stake of the struggling social network MySpace, according to reports.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 10th 2011 at 12:15PM in News
Take-Two buyout 'a reasonable bet'

Take-Two buyout 'a reasonable bet'

A US analyst has claimed that the commercial success of LA Noire means a possible acquisition of Take-Two is now more likely.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 24th 2011 at 11:29AM in News
Take-Two shares hit two year high

Take-Two shares hit two year high

Shares in US publisher Take-Two have reached their highest point for 29 months in the wake of solid quarterly results and rumours of a possible acquisition.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 16th 2011 at 10:32AM in News
Take Two shares jump on buyout talk

Take Two shares jump on buyout talk

It may all be just rumour for now, but belief from investors that a possible deal between Activision and Take-Two could be on the cards saw shares in the Rockstar ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 14th 2011 at 11:21AM in News
Activision eyeing Take-Two swoop?

Activision eyeing Take-Two swoop?

An eventful week for Activision rolls on: rumours are circulating at the highest level that the company is eyeing a shock acquisition of rival Take-Two.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 11th 2011 at 11:06AM in News