Sega Said to Win Auction to Buy Bankrupt Japan Gamemaker Index

Sept. 18 (Bloomberg) -- Sega Sammy won auction to buy Index Corp., the bankrupt Japanese developer of handheld games, two people with knowledge of the matter said.

* Acquisition may be valued at about 14b yen ($141m) * Index’s bankruptcy advisers plan to complete a deal with

Sega Corp., a unit of Sega Sammy, in early Nov. * Index develops software for Nintendo’s 3-D handheld players

and Sony’s PlayStation as well as smartphone applications * NOTE: Co. was forced to file for bankruptcy protection in

part because of investment losses from earlier acquisitions,

Index said on June 27 * Story

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