MCV reports that GAME's administration period may come to a close as early as tomorrow, as an RBS-led consortium currently leads the race to save the retailer. Gamestop, once considered to be the front runner, has apparently lost their "appetite" for making a deal, which is likely down to their reluctance to buy French stores to avoid competing with their own chain.
However, if true, RBS deserves to weather some stern questions in this pundit's opinion. After all, they refused to extend the GAME group a financial lifeline when they acted as chief lenders... and played a key role in rejecting OpCapita's rescue bid that would have guaranteed the jobs of the entire workforce... only to swoop in themselves. Isn't that some blatant self-interest?
Either way, here's hoping for a speedy resolution. Just remember that there are likely to be some big (and probably brutal) changes ahead.
UPDATE: The Independent reports that OpCapita have submitted another potential deal after being spurned last time. Perhaps this race isn't sewn up as tightly as MCV believes? Remember that all of this is technically hearsay until GAME themselves step up and tell us their decision.