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Ubisoft Linked With Eidos and Codemasters

Reports have emerged that Ubisoft has settled upon a £215 million ($395.7 million) offer for British publisher Eidos Interactive. However, financial analysts have begun t...

David Jenkins

August 9, 2004

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Reports have emerged that Ubisoft has settled upon a £215 million ($395.7 million) offer for British publisher Eidos Interactive. However, financial analysts have begun to questions whether Eidos is in fact worth such a sum, with some suggesting it could be overvalued by up to 40 percent. At the same time, Ubisoft has been linked with another British publisher/developer: Codemasters. Originally formed in 1986 by teenage whiz kids David and Richard Darling, the firm, which employs around 400 staff, has long been looking for a means of acquiring additional funding--including via acquisition by other companies. If the rumors are to be believed, Ubisoft is now considering ditching the Eidos deal in favor of Codemasters, leaving Electronic Arts and THQ the only other suitors for the Tomb Raider publishers. Source: MCV

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David Jenkins ([email protected]) is a freelance writer and journalist working in the UK. As well as being a regular news contributor to Gamasutra.com, he also writes for newsstand magazines Cube, Games TM and Edge, in addition to working for companies including BBC Worldwide, Disney, Amazon and Telewest.

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