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Activision: Take-Two didn't fulfill our acquisition requirements

Speaking at the Goldman Sachs Technology Investment Symposium 2008 Conference, Activision chairman and CEO Bobby Kotick said that Take-Two did not meet the company's criteria.

"I think we've had - as we've said for a very long time, now - well-stated criteria for what we're interested in in an acquisition," he said.

"We've said that we need a history of profitability, good management, the proprietary technology for a franchise, history of multimillion unit sellers. They would have to be non-dilutive and operating margin accretive."

"And, for us, Take-Two didn't fulfill those requirements. Maybe it does over the long-term for EA, but it doesn't for us."

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Chuck Norris3409d ago

I guess GTA wasn't selling enough for Activision to consider acquiring Take Two.

The Closing3409d ago (Edited 3409d ago )

horse manure.