Discord is exploring its options for a sale that could be worth more than $10 billion, VentureBeat has reported. Additional sources quoted by Bloomberg say that Microsoft is one of the companies involved in talks to acquire Discord–though it’s still possible that Discord will go public rather than agree to a sale to a larger company.
Sources quoted by VentureBeat claim that the potential sale comes due to interest expressed by multiple parties. One person claims that Discord is in final negotiations with one party, having signed an exclusive acquisition discussion. A Bloomberg source said that Discord reached out to Microsoft to gauge interest, with Xbox head Phil Spencer involved in talks with the gaming chat company.
Others familiar with the matter said that Epic Games and Amazon have also been involved in discussions to buy Discord in the past, though it’s unclear if negotiations with these companies are ongoing.
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