Game for a takeover?

Retailer in talks

The UK's biggest specialist games retailer, The Game Group, may be changing ownership. The company today issued the following terse statement to the London Stock Exchange:

The Board of The GAME Group plc (the "Company") has noted the recent increase in its share price and announces that it is in discussions which may or may not lead to an offer for the Company. A further announcement will be made as appropriate.

In morning trading, shares jumped 18.5p to 95p, the highest since December 2003. ®

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