Multiple buyers are interested in Square Enix. The video game industry is dynamic and some of its movements seem to anticipate what the future will be, especially one where the means of access is the least important, breaking the barriers of hardware, and where the player, as a consumer, has many options to choose from. Perhaps, this is what is motivating the purchase of studios and companies by powerful companies and a few moments ago it was revealed that Square Enix is in the spotlight.
Will Square Enix be the next company to be bought?
It seems that the purchase of video game companies and studios could soon drop a new bombshell, as according to a Bloomberg report, Square Enix is of interest to multiple buyers in its Japanese division, as revealed by 2 bankers, whose identities were not disclosed, to the site. Likewise, the information refers that at this moment it is not known if the interest has to do with its video game business or with the company as a whole, details that could indicate who could carry out this purchase.
Hold on to your butts people, it seems like several parties are circling around buying Square Enix https://t.co/igmPhoJWpw
— Shaun Musgrave (@ShaunMusgrave) April 16, 2021
So far, there is no further information, but from this report, it is a fact that the name Square Enix will begin to sound strong in the financial sector and the video game industry waiting to know more details about a possible sale and purchase operation. The first name that comes to mind is Microsoft since its gaming division has invested impressively to get studios and companies to work exclusively for its gaming environment, highlighting the strong investment of 7 billion USD they made to get ZeniMax, thinking of Bethesda.
Taking into account the Market Cap (market capitalization) of Square Enix Holdings Co Ltd at this moment, we find that its value is almost similar to Bethesda’s, so an interested party would have to pay a little more than 7 billion USD to get the company.
Likewise, Square Enix may well be a very attractive company due to the potential of its IPs to exploit them beyond video games, such as Final Fantasy and Tomb Raider, the latter whose rights belong to the Japanese company and Crystal Dynamics and that is already preparing an animated series on Netflix. So, the news has already been released to the public and it remains to wait if there is any announcement soon.