Posted on January 3, 2008,

Rumor: Midway and SCi/Eidos Talking Merger Again

sci-logo.jpgIf Next Gen’s source is to be believed, Midway and SCi may be talking about a potential merger of the two companies. SCi announced that it’s entertaining offers for the company back in November, and according to a source from a major publisher, Midway is a potential suitor.

midway-logo.jpgSeveral years ago, both Midway and SCi were purportedly in “very preliminary” talks, at which time Midway’s stock was around $20. As of yesterday, Midway’s stock is valued at $2.54, which is a major decrease. Midway refused to comment and Eidos failed to reply to Next Gen, but Wedbush Morgan analyst and my sworn adversary Michael Pachter believes that a merger is feasible, and that the two weak companies could potentially compliment each another.

Midway Chairman Ken Cron recently resigned from the company, having been a board member since 2004. Whether or not this – or Cron’s newly-appointed replacement, Shari Redstone – will have any impact on a potential merger remains unclear. But the one certainty in all of this is that both struggling companies could use some help.

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