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Tecmo and Koei announce Koei Tecmo Holdings

Tecmo and Koei revealed today that the two companies have merged and have now formed Koei Tecmo Holdings. The deal will be finalised as per April 1, 2009. The companies reveal their merger plans in September last year after Tecmo turned down Square’s advances earlier that same month. Thanks, Kotaku. By Mike Bowden

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Merger headlines

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  • Tecmo and Koei merger roadmap to be formed within two months

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  • Activision sued over Blizzard merger

    Here. Some American investors are getting worked up over the Activision Blizzard deal, saying that Activision could have got better terms. “The merger, stock purchase and tender offer, working in concert, convey control of Activision to Vivendi but fail to offer the Activision stockholders an opportunity to realize a true control premium for their stock,” […]

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    Speaking at the DICE Summit in Las Vegas, Blizzard boss and co-founder Mike Morhaime has shown off a slide full of projects that never saw light of say, saying, “We don’t have a 100 percent success rate. We just don’t release failures.” The unused projects included titles such as Crixa, Shattered Nations, Pax Imperia and […]

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    So says this. According to a proxy statement filed with the SEC today, the giant Activision Blizzard “deal traces its roots to late 2006, when Activision’s management decided to pursue some kind of linkup with the games unit of the French entertainment and telecommunications conglomerate. It didn’t take long for Vivendi to take Activision’s bait. […]

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