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Guillemot might lose Ubisoft to Vivendi in November

Ubisoft’s Yves Guillemot might feel ready to fight, but the threat from Vivendi is stronger than ever as the media conglomerate is set to receive double voting rights in November. This would result in the Vivendi breaching 30 percent voting rights, prompting a hostile takeover that could end the Guillemot’s …

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Ubisoft’s Yves Guillemot feels ready to fight Vivendi

Ubisoft and Vivendi have been toe-to-toe for the past two years, with Ubi’s CEO, Yves Guillemot resolute in keeping his company. Things have been escalating as Vivendi increases its shares in the company and despite currently holding 27 percent as of last month, Guillemot is still fighting to preserve Ubisoft’s …

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Vivendi increases stake in Ubisoft to 25%


It looks like Vivendi is putting more pressure on Ubisoft and its current CEO, Yves Guillemot as the former Activision owner has now increased its stake in Ubisoft to 25%. We have been hearing for months that not only do Ubisoft executives want to avoid a Vivendi takeover, but the …

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Vivendi buys up even more shares in Ubisoft

While Activision may have managed to escape the clutches of Vivendi, attention has now turned to Ubisoft. A few months back, Vivendi began buying up shares in Ubisoft and the publisher's CEO spoke openly about opposing any form of takeover. However, this week, Vivendi bought even more shares in Ubisoft …

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Vivendi is trying to muscle in and take over Ubisoft

Vivendi is a company with a lot of fingers in a lot of pies, though most recently it took a step back from the gaming industry when it sold its stake in Activision/Blizzard back to the publishing giant. However it soon set its sight on another large corporation: Ubisoft, and …

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Vivendi raises stake in Ubisoft

Last night, we heard that Vivendi, the same company that previously took over a majority stake in Activision, had begun acquiring shares in Ubisoft. At the time, the publisher's CEO expressed concern that Vivendi would keep raising its take in the company until it had a majority of shares under …

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Vivendi gets back into video games with Ubisoft stock buy up

Vivendi is one of those background names that was in the gaming industry, but not in the gaming industry. It used to own a majority stake in Activision Blizzard, but when that publishing giant freed itself from its corporate overlords with a stock purchase in 2013, Vivendi took even more of a …

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Activision Blizzard buys its freedom

Activision Blizzard has finally completed its buyback from parent company Vivendi, for a total of $8.2 billion, and has once again become an independent company, despite a stall in the process during the earlier days of October, where a share holder brought legal action against the publishing giant for not …

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Activision Blizzard sale put on hold

Activision Blizzard, one of the world's biggest game publishing companies, was set to buy itself out from parent company Vivendi, but that has now been stalled, due to a lawsuit from shareholder Douglas Hayes, which suggests that the sale could not be completed without unfairly enriching CEO of Activision Blizzard …

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Activision buys itself back from Vivendi for $8 billion

French multinational media firm, Vivendi, has announced that it is selling its 85 per cent stake in publishing giant Activision Blizzard, for a cool $8.2 (£5.3) billion. While this is obviously a fair chunk of change, the individual share price of $13.60 each, equates to a 10 per cent savings …

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Vivendi calls banks to broker Activision Blizzard sale

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Vivendi SA, the company with a 61 per cent stake in Activision Blizzard, has purportedly called in the assistance of both Barclays and Goldman Sachs to help facilitate and broker the sale of the publishing house, though to whom, is currently unknown. One of the rumours circulating around sites like …

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