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Dixons and Carphone Warehouse merger could face competition investigation

The proposed merger between Dixons and Carphone Warehouse could face an investigation from the UK competition commission. Yesterday the shock move was proposed between the two managements that could see Carphone Warehouse crack the electronics sector, and Dixons Retail finally grab a foothold in the smartphone market. The new business …

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Merger talks for Dixons Retail and Carphone Warehouse

Dixons Retail and Carphone Warehouse have confirmed they are in preliminary discussions over a possible merger. The pair said in a statement: "These discussions are at a very preliminary stage and there can be no certainty that a transaction will be forthcoming. "No decision has been reached regarding the structuring …

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Nintendo considering mergers and acquisitions ‘as an option’

Saturo Iwata has hinted that even greater reforms could be on the way for Nintendo than first thought. Speaking to The Nikkei, the Nintendo president expanded on his guidance issued earlier this week, saying that the company would even consider mergers and acquisitions as a viable strategy to stabilise the …

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Tiga dismisses renewed UKIE merger talks

Tiga is uninterested in talk of a merger with fellow UK game industry trade body UKIE, a spokesman has toldDevelop. During last week’s UKIE AGM, chairman Andy Payne said he was "extending a hand" to Tiga CEO Richard Wilson and the board to discuss how the two trade bodies could …

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UKIE proposes merger with fellow trade body Tiga

Industry trade body UKIE said it would like to explore a closer relationship with its counterpart Tiga at its Annual General Meeting today. There have been numerous calls from the industry in the past for a single UK trade organisation to represent developers, and UKIE has now expressed its interest …

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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. Games Industry reports on research from investment bank Digi-Capital that took a closer look at last year’s acquisitions. While there were 26 per cent fewer deals during the period versus 2011, a …

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Realtime Distribution and VIP Computers announce merger

UK IT distributors VIP Computers and Realtime Distribution have announced that they are to combine their business operations. The company will berebranded as VIP Computers and will continue to operate from its existingWarrington andHuntingdon offices.VIP Computers is one of the UK’s largestindependent distributors of components, peripherals and consumer products, while …

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Australia’s largest dev formed via Firemint and Iron Monkey merger

EA has announced today that it is bringing Melbourne’s two much-celebrated mobile developers,Iron MonkeyandFiremint, together. The newly created studio, bringing together over 40 employees from each studio, will be Firemonkeys which, according to EA, now constitutes Australia’s largest development studio. The pair of developers have been cohabitating for some time …

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Reloaded Games ‘finalising’ merger with K2

Having completed a round of financing, MMO developer Reloaded Games is in the process of completing a merger with MMO publisher K2. K2 specialises in bringing titles that have enjoyed success in Asia to the Western market. It runs publishing portal GamersFirst.com. It also owns the trademark for the term …

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