Entries in 'takeover' (22)

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
GameStop "focused entirely on competing digitally in the UK"

GameStop "focused entirely on competing digitally in the UK"

Speaking to investors following the publication of its most recent fiscal results, GameStop has seemingly ruled out the chance of a GAME takeover in the UK.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 22nd 2012 at 4:01PM in News
OpCapita takeover of GAME all but ruled out

OpCapita takeover of GAME all but ruled out

A source close to Comet owner OpCapita has revealed to MCV that a deal to takeover GAME is now very unlikely.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 21st 2012 at 2:56PM in News
Draw Something dev in Zynga takeover talks

Draw Something dev in Zynga takeover talks

Social games giant Zynga wants to acquire Omgpop, the New York based studio responsible for casual games sensation Draw Something, a new report suggests.

Rob Crossley
by Rob Crossley
on Mar 20th 2012 at 8:40AM in News

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GAME shares fall as time runs out on lender talks

GAME shares fall as time runs out on lender talks

With any potential deal to save GAME needing to be in place by this weekend, the retailer’s share price has taken a big hit on the markets this morning.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 19th 2012 at 9:37AM in News
Rumour: Rovio shunned $2.25bn Zynga takeover

Rumour: Rovio shunned $2.25bn Zynga takeover

A new report from The New York Times claims that Angry Birds creators Rovio rebuffed an astonishing $2.25bn takeover offer from Zynga in the summer.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 28th 2011 at 12:44PM in News
Disney proposes full UTV takeover

Disney proposes full UTV takeover

India's UTV Software could soon be fully owned by Disney, if a major acquisition bid is agreed.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 27th 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

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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
Take-Two 'would accept Acti bid'

Take-Two 'would accept Acti bid'

One US analyst has predicted that publisher Take-Two would accept a takeover bid of around $20-$22 per share from rival company Activision.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 14th 2011 at 8:41AM in News
Konami profits up 22%

Konami profits up 22%

The full year financial results for Konami this year have proved a mixed bag, with profits increasing but revenues falling.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 14th 2010 at 4:22PM in News
Square Enix’s buyout of Eidos draws closer

Square Enix’s buyout of Eidos draws closer

The seemingly inevitable buyout of Eidos by Japanese RPG developer and publisher Square Enix has come a step closer with the news that it has now acquired 11 per cent ...
Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 24th 2009 at 1:40PM in News

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Warner and Eidos cosy up over Lara Croft

Warner and Eidos cosy up over Lara Croft

It has emerged that Warner Bros is planning a brand new movie in the Tomb Raider franchise – leading some to wonder if this is the first move in the ...
Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 28th 2009 at 12:07PM in News
EA to make a move for Glu?

EA to make a move for Glu?

Rumours are circulating that Electronic Arts is considering the acquisition of specialist mobile games rival Glu following the notable activity of the mobile firm's stock on Nasdaq last week, which ...
Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 13th 2009 at 4:49PM in News
Could EA be a target for Disney?

Could EA be a target for Disney?

With its stock plummeting 17 per cent on the back of its poor financial results, The Wall Street Journal is predicting that EA’s falling value could make it a ...
Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 3rd 2008 at 2:52PM in News
Square Enix officially withdraws Tecmo bid

Square Enix officially withdraws Tecmo bid

Following the news yesterday that Tecmo had not only rejected Square Enix’s takeover offer, but subsequently gone on to announce its intention to merge with former rival Koei, ...
Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 5th 2008 at 11:12AM in News

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Tecmo reveals Koei merger plans

Tecmo reveals Koei merger plans

Having literally just announced that it has rejected the acquistion offer from Final Fantasy developer and publisher Square Enix, Japanese firm Tecmo had made the surprise announcement that it ...
Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 4th 2008 at 12:11PM in News
Tecmo rejects Square Enix takeover

Tecmo rejects Square Enix takeover

Tecmo has released a statement claiming that it has rejected Square Enix’s bid to take over the firm.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 4th 2008 at 10:35AM in News
EA's Take Two bid ‘the most hostile in history’

EA's Take Two bid ‘the most hostile in history’

Leading financial observers are agreed: the video games industry has never seen an M&A move anywhere near as aggressive as Electronic Arts’ hostile bid for Take Two.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 20th 2008 at 9:18AM in News
ONLINE SPECIAL: EA and Take Two

ONLINE SPECIAL: EA and Take Two

Industry analysts have told MCV that Take Two should accept a takeover bid from EA in the next few months – or it risks missing out on its only real ...
Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 3rd 2008 at 1:56PM in News
OPINION: Why EA’s purchase of Take Two is inevitable

OPINION: Why EA’s purchase of Take Two is inevitable

In the wake of EA’s shock announcement of its move to acquire Rockstar owner Take Two, Wedbush Morgan Analyst Michael Pachter has stated that, in his opinion, the deal is ...
Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 26th 2008 at 2:11PM in News
EA launches Take 2 acquisition website

EA launches Take 2 acquisition website

As part of its freshly announced intentions to snap up Rockstar (and thus Grand Theft Auto) owner Take 2, EA has launched a new website dedicated exclusively to the news.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 25th 2008 at 12:50PM in News