Report: Six bidders interested in GAME’s UK arm

By Johnny Cullen
22 March 2012 09:58 GMT

At least six bidders are interested in taking over the UK arm of GAME, according to a Retail Week report.

The report (via MCV) quips GameStop as top of the list, but also mentions Hilco and OpCapita as potential suiters.

The US retailer had been rumoured for a takeover in regards to the retailer, but Comet owner OpCapita had placed a bit for the UK shop. That was turned down by its lenders, including the RBS.

MCV‘s reporting a bid from GameStop is being held by a fear a takeover it could own too many stores in France. GAME has 200 stores under its control in the country, while the GameStop-controlled Micromania has 300 stores.

Bringing the two chains under one umbrella would mean a similar situation to GAME-GameStation in the UK.

GAME entered into administration yesterday morning. An administrator is due to be announced today.

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