June 18, 2018 / 7:09 PM / 8 months ago

EXCLUSIVE-Retailer GameStop in talks with buyout firms after receiving takeover interest -sources

June 18 (Reuters) - Videogame and electronics retailer GameStop Corp is holding talks with private equity firms about a potential transaction after receiving buyout interest, people familiar with the matter said on Monday.

The company has hired a financial adviser to assist in these discussions, said the people, who asked not to be named because the matter is private.

Sycamore Partners is one of the private equity firms that has expressed interest in GameStop, one of the people said.

There is no guarantee the talks will result in GameStop deciding to sell itself, the people cautioned.

GameStop and Sycamore declined to comment. (Reporting by Pamela Barbaglia in London and Joshua Franklin in Boston Additional reporting by Greg Roumeliotis and Harry Brumpton in New York Editing by Matthew Lewis)

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