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Games developer Eidos has accepted an £84.3m takeover bid from Japanese software company Square Enix.

Shares in Wimbledon-based Eidos soared as much as 127 per cent after news of the offer from Square Enix, known for its Final Fantasy and Dragon Quest brands.

The takeover of the company behind the Tomb Raider follows a profits warning last montn from Eidos.

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David Hughes sums up his entrepreneurial career to date thus: four spectacular successes and two failures. He founded the sports retailer Allsports and achieved turnover of £180 million before a vicious price war meant decline, administration in 2005 and a sell-off to rival JD Sports.

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