LARA CROFT TANGOS
WITH NEW INVESTOR
Copyright 2007 www.tombraiderchronicles.com
[ December 4th 2007 ]
Entertainment Group - owners of Eidos
plc - are once again at the centre of takeover
speculation reminiscent of the Elevation Group/SCi
Group tango in 2005 which resulted in the latter
acquiring Eidos for a princely share-indexed sum
of polished marbles boyishly endorsed by a row
of corporate white-enamelled grins.
into the ring in the latest round of bidding is
American video-game giant Electronic Arts, who
are thought to be wagering against Chinese-owned
CDC, according to whispers from The Times in London.
confirmed the group are in talks with at least
two possible suitors. SCi Entertainment remain
an attractive target because of a string of successful
intellectual properties which arm its war-chest.
Those include Tomb
Raider, starring fearless aristocrat Lara
Croft, Hitman and Championship Manager.
has also staged its own purchasing coup this year
with several coy acquisitions including that of
Bluefish Media, an online digital distribution
specialist. Expect a few more hats to be thrown
in as the bidding war for SCi Entertainment continues