Original URL: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2001/10/08/eb_buys_its_way_into/

EB buys its way into France

Proud new owner of Scoregames

By Drew Cullen

Posted in The Channel, 8th October 2001 08:18 GMT

Electronics Boutique, the UK's biggest games retailer, has jumped into France through the acquisition of Scoregames, a leading French indie.

The company is paying FFr80m upfront and up to FFr 120m on performance for Scoregames, a mostly Paris-based chain of 37 computer and video games outlets.

The acquisition will take Electronics Boutique's continental Europe retail outlets to 141 - four months ago, it had only four. At some point, EBUK will surely meet up with EB US, a different company, which this year also started buying retail outlets in Europe. ®