It was announced today that Capcom shareholders have voted to end the company's takeover defense, leaving the company open to a potential purchase. Originally implemented back in 2008, the takeover defense consisted of several strategies that would help them ward off other enterprises attempting to buy the majority of Capcom's stock.
At the latest investor meeting, shareholders voted against renewing Capcom's takeover defense, meaning the company's stock is now susceptible to being purchased by another organization.
This doesn't necessarily mean the end of Capcom and all of its legendary IPs, but if an outside company acquires over 50% of Capcom's stock they will gain exclusive rights to many of their most popular franchises. Still, any potential buyers will have to cough up quite a bit of money in order to pick up the company. - Source
Lets be real now that this is on the table someone will cough up the change to buy them. They have a huge lineage and a ton of IP's Id be willing to bet Microsoft lays down the cash to purchase the stock.