Capcom has been a highly important and successful third-party company for decades, but lately they've faced some tough times and financial struggles. As a result, the company has experienced downsizing and restructuring over the past two years, and investors recently voted to end their takeover defense policies. Previously Capcom had rules in place to make sure that no outside company could buy up enough stock to take control, but the decision-makers at Capcom have decided to do away with these rules and open themselves up to the possibility of being bought out.
Of course there's no guarantee of a takeover, and not all of Capcom's investors want to sell, but the possibility is now there. A company interested in buying Capcom would have their work cut out for them, but doing so would grant them exclusive ownership of popular franchises like Street Fighter, Resident Evil, Monster Hunter, and more. Any developer could use those games in their lineup, but there's one company that would benefit substantially more than the others, and that's Nintendo. In fact, Capcom is just what Nintendo needs to take big steps forward in the next generation.