Entries in 'acquire' (75)

Microsoft sounded out about Activision Blizzard acquisition

Microsoft sounded out about Activision Blizzard acquisition

A number of possible suitors for Activision Blizzard have reportedly been sounded out about a possible deal by Vivendi executives.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 12th 2012 at 9:19AM 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
Sony close to agreeing cloud gaming acquisition

Sony close to agreeing cloud gaming acquisition

In a move that will rock the next generation of console gaming, Sony is close to agreeing an acquisition of a high profile cloud gaming firm, MCV understands.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 30th 2012 at 12:29PM in News
Powerplay Direct acquires Total Console Repair

Powerplay Direct acquires Total Console Repair

Having hit hard times last month, Total Console Repair has been saved from the brink by Powerplay Direct.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 2nd 2012 at 3:00PM 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
Indie chain acquires distributor

Indie chain acquires distributor

Games retail might be tougher than ever but one independent retailer is flourishing.

Dominic Sacco
by Dominic Sacco
on Apr 25th 2012 at 11:31AM 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
Space Channel 5 dev working on Vita music game

Space Channel 5 dev working on Vita music game

The technical director of respected Sega rhythm action title Space Channel 5: Part 2 is bringing a new music game to PS Vita.

Dominic Sacco
by Dominic Sacco
on Mar 28th 2012 at 10:50AM in News

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Rivals positioning for post-administration swoop on GAME

Rivals positioning for post-administration swoop on GAME

MCV has learnt that a number of retailers and suppliers are putting plans and finances in place to ensure they are ready to acquire potentially cut-price assets should GAME go ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 19th 2012 at 11:50AM in News
Goldman Sachs acquires 13m GAME shares

Goldman Sachs acquires 13m GAME shares

World financial giant Goldman Sachs has become the latest company to swoop for stock in The GAME Group.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 15th 2012 at 11:42AM in News
Hilco and OpCapita linked to GAME acquisition

Hilco and OpCapita linked to GAME acquisition

As stated by MCV yesterday, the widespread belief that GameStop will swoop to acquire part or all of GAME could yet prove wide of the mark.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 13th 2012 at 8:34AM in News
OPINION: Why a publisher should buy GAME Group

OPINION: Why a publisher should buy GAME Group

I was speaking at the European Cloud Gaming Summit yesterday and amidst warning people about the upcoming under-12 revolution I made the suggestion that some of the well-heeled publishers in ...

Dylan Collins
by Dylan Collins
on Jan 18th 2012 at 9:33AM in News

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Gem swoops for digital distributor Ztorm

Gem swoops for digital distributor Ztorm

MCV understands that Gem has agreed a deal to acquire digital distributor Ztorm.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 6th 2012 at 10:04AM in News
Sega acquires Doctor Who dev Three Rings

Sega acquires Doctor Who dev Three Rings

Publishing group Sega has acquired Californian indie studio Three Rings, the developer has announced.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 18th 2011 at 9:36AM in News
Nordic Games acquires DreamCatcher's product range

Nordic Games acquires DreamCatcher's product range

Popular PC shooting series Painkiller is now part of the Nordic Games IP stable following its acquisition of all product and brand rights from Ontario-based DreamCatcher.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 17th 2011 at 9:00AM in News
Ubisoft acquires Trials HD developer

Ubisoft acquires Trials HD developer

Ubisoft has bought Finland-based developer RedLynx, the studio best known for its Trials Xbox Live game.

Craig Chapple
by Craig Chapple
on Nov 3rd 2011 at 9:30AM in News

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Microsoft swoops for Gunstringer dev

Microsoft swoops for Gunstringer dev

Microsoft has acquired Twisted Pixel, the Texas-based indie studio responsible for XBLA games such as Splosion Man.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 12th 2011 at 11:24AM in News
Link Distribution acquires A Game Distribution

Link Distribution acquires A Game Distribution

Bradford-based UK video games firm Link Distribution has agreed a deal to acquire London rival A Game Distribution.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 3rd 2011 at 1:30PM in News
Nordic Games to acquire JoWood brand

Nordic Games to acquire JoWood brand

Publisher Nordic Games has announced plans to acquire rival publisher JoWood and it’s the Adventure Company brand.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 16th 2011 at 12:59PM in News
Google acquires Motorola Mobility

Google acquires Motorola Mobility

Android creator Google has announced the acquisition of smartphone manufacturer Motorola Mobility for $12.5bn.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 15th 2011 at 2:14PM in News
Disc repair firm buys competitors

Disc repair firm buys competitors

Total Disc Repair has purchased two of its rivals. The firm – which provides disc repair machines to retailers – has acquired both PerfectPlay and ELM Digitalia UK.

Dominic Sacco
by Dominic Sacco
on Jul 26th 2011 at 1:36PM in News
Take-Two COO: We’re a very attractive investment

Take-Two COO: We’re a very attractive investment

It’s an industry story that just won’t go away. And judging by comments from Take-Two COO Karl Slatoff, the publisher is quite happy for the rumours to persist.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 25th 2011 at 10:23AM in News
Ubisoft acquires F2P studio Owlient

Ubisoft acquires F2P studio Owlient

Speaking to MCV earlier today, Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot has that his company has made its fourth casual gaming acquisition in two and a half years.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 12th 2011 at 5:40PM in News
Intent Media acquires UBM titles for £2.4m

Intent Media acquires UBM titles for £2.4m

Independent business media specialist and MCV publisher Intent Media has agreed to acquire the UK entertainment and technology product portfolio of UBM plc for a total cash consideration of £2.4m. ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 27th 2011 at 9:02AM in News
Zelnick: We'll consider acquisition

Zelnick: We'll consider acquisition

The CEO of publisher Take-Two has said that the publisher would consider any possible acquisition move.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 14th 2011 at 11:14AM in News