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Video games seller interested in buying HMV stores

Published on Jan 18, 2013 5:56 AM
 
Shoppers pass an HMV shop in central London, on Jan 15, 2013. Video games seller Game Group has approached the administrators of HMV about acquiring some of the collapsed music retailer's stores, Game's boss told the Financial Times. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

LONDON (REUTERS) - Video games seller Game Group has approached the administrators of HMV about acquiring some of the collapsed music retailer's stores, Game's boss told the Financial Times.

Mr Martyn Gibbs, the chief executive of Game, which itself was bought out of administration by investment firm OpCapita last year, said Game had approached HMV's administrators Deloitte regarding an interest in an unspecified number of stores.

OpCapita was also the owner of electrical goods company Comet, which shuttered its stores last month after falling into administration less than a year after OpCapita purchased it.

OpCapita could not immediately be reached for comment.

 
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