Ubisoft Mounts, Speculation of Amazon Interest in Electronic Arts

Ubisoft Mounts, Speculation of Amazon Interest in Electronic Arts

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on 26.08.2022 at 3:18 p.m.

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The French video game publisher Ubisoft is up sharply on Friday on the Paris Bourse in the wake of its American competitor Electronic Arts (EA), which is benefiting from speculation on the possibility that Amazon is trying to buy it. /File photo/REUTERS/Benoit Tessier


Benoit Tessier

(Reuters) – French video game publisher Ubisoft rose sharply on the Paris Stock Exchange on Friday in the wake of its U.S. competitor Electronic Arts (EA), which is benefiting from speculation that Amazon could try to sell it. redeem.

Ubisoft shares gained 5.51% to 45.41 euros at 3:10 p.m. after taking up 9.4%.

EA and several other stocks in the industry jumped after USA Today’s “For The Win” site published reports that Amazon may present a formal takeover bid later in the day.

EA’s rise briefly hit 14% but eased after CNBC, citing people familiar with the matter, reported that a bid was not on the cards.

EA and Amazon did not immediately respond to requests for comment from Reuters.

(Report Joice Alves, French version Marc Angrand, edited by Matthieu Protard)

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