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EA looking for smaller acquisitions after Take-Two failure

Wednesday, 12th August 2009 09:36 GMT By Patrick Garratt

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EA CFO Eric Brown has said EA is now in the market for smaller buys, speaking at the Pacific Crest Technology Leadership Forum in Vail, Colorado, this week.

Talking of EA’s failed attempt to buy Take-Two this year, Brown said, “That’s a deal whose timeframe has come and long gone. We’re just not interested in a large-scale, traditional packaged-good publishing deal.”

Brown also said EA is “underweighted” in Asia relative to its global sales.

There’s more on Reuters.

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  1. SticKboy

    Who’s left though, in terms of smaller publishers who are actually worth buying? I mean, really?

    #1 5 years ago
  2. deftangel

    I don’t think they’ll be buying any of the traditional smaller publishers. The implication is they’re after smaller purchases in other markets (i.e. Asia) who compete online & those playing in the social games space (Playfish, Zyanga etc.) Exactly what they should be looking at really.

    #2 5 years ago