Report: Microsoft, Take-Two, EA, and Activision interested in Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment acquisitionBut no deal is currently imminent.
Microsoft, Take-Two Interactive Software, Electronic Arts, and Activision Blizzard have all expressed interest in a potential acquisition of Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, the games division of Warner Bros., according to The Information, which cited people familiar with the matter.
However, Warner Bros. parent company AT&T has yet to decide whether it will sell the business, but is weighing the possibility in order to pay down its $154 billion in debt, The Information said. Investment bank LionTree is reportedly helping AT&T field interested parties, but no deal is currently imminent.
Spokespersons for Microsoft, Warner Bros, Electronic Arts, and Take-Two Interactive Software did not offer comment when contacted by The Information. Activision did not immediately respond.