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Infogrames buy-out Atari

by Steven Williamson on 1 May 2008, 13:00

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Deal going down in third quarter 2008

Infogrames Entertainment, the French company who own a 51.2 percent share in Atari Inc, has yesterday agreed to buy the remaining stake in the company.

The deal will make the New York based video games company a wholly-owned subsidiary of Infogrames.

According to, "Under the terms of the agreement, Infogrames will acquire the remaining outstanding equity interests of Atari for $1.68 a share, equivalent to a cash payment of $11 million.

Infogrames has committed to lend Atari $20 million, which will be used to fund Atari's operational cash requirements during the period between the date of the merger agreement and its closing."

Ex Sony big-wig Phil Harrison, who is now the President of Infogrames said, "The Atari opportunity, is the best opportunity that exists in the industry today to redefine, refocus and re-energize an incredible brand."

Completion of the deal is expected to go ahead in the third quarter, 2008.

Source :: Forbes

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Atari Inc you mean? Atari everything else was already wholly owned.

And thank goodness for the buy out - makes a lot of sense and I was fed up of constantly explaining how they were separate companies :p