Vivendi News


Vivendi Dumps Entire 27.3% Stake in Ubisoft, Tencent Buys 5% of Company in New Partnership Deal

By Asif Khan, Mar 20, 2018 11:15am PDT

Huge news for Ubisoft as they successfully avoid a hostile takeover and become partners with Chinese advertising behemoth Tencent.


"I’d agree with that, their commitment to R6 is pretty amazing. Mario XCom was also great and ..."

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Ubisoft Investors Raise Stakes to Fend Off Vivendi Takeover

By Steve Watts, Jun 27, 2017 8:35am PDT

The Guillemot family chips in even more of its personal wealth to hold onto voting power.


Vivendi Continues to Attempt to Usurp Ubisoft

By Jason Faulkner, Dec 08, 2016 7:15am PST

The king is dead, long live the king.


"Ubisoft is creating IP and making it popular. What media company wouldn't want that in this post ..."

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Vivendi buys more stock in Ubisoft, raising its ownership to 24 percent

By David Craddock, Nov 07, 2016 4:40pm PST

The move was precipitated by Ubisoft's strong third-quarter financials.


What tomorrow's shareholders meeting means for Ubisoft and Vivendi

By David Craddock, Sep 28, 2016 4:34pm PDT

Ubisoft's founders have fought off a hostile takeover by Vivendi so far, but tomorrow's meeting could make or break their company's future.


Ubisoft bought back a number of shares to thwart a possible takeover by Vivendi

By David Craddock, Sep 26, 2016 2:25pm PDT

The reclaimed shares amount to an additional 3.2 percent stake.


"Ubisoft has had some missteps and some great games over the years. Staying independent means we ..."

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Vivendi acquires remaining shares of Gameloft, likely eyeing Ubisoft next

By David Craddock, Jun 08, 2016 4:18pm PDT

Guillemot family believes that Vivendi's hostile takeover goes against Gameloft's best interests.


"Vive did killed the Babylon 5 game. Those ungrateful bastards."

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Vivendi grabs Gameloft in hostile takeover; Ubisoft may be next

By John Keefer, Jun 01, 2016 9:05am PDT

It appears a battle is brewing in France.


"headline : "Vivendi succeeds in" first line of article : " It apparently has almost ..."

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Ubisoft Finds Itself Fighting Off A Hostile Takeover By Way of Vivendi

By Brittany Vincent, Feb 27, 2016 12:15pm PST

Vivendi is gunning for Ubisoft something fierce. 


"Looks like Vivendi sees profit in the old girl. Id hate Ubi under Vivendi. I like them the way ..."

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Activision separation from Vivendi to resume

By Andrew Yoon, Oct 10, 2013 2:30pm PDT

Activision Blizzard's separation from mega-conglomerate Vivendi was stalled when a lawsuit accused the company of not giving a fair shake to...


Activision separation from Vivendi halted

By Andrew Yoon, Sep 18, 2013 10:23pm PDT

Vivendi's plan to sell its shares of Activision Blizzard has been suspended. The reason? A lawsuit from an Activision shareholder is preventing the...


Activision shareholder sues over stock buyback

By Steve Watts, Aug 05, 2013 7:30am PDT

Activision Blizzard shareholder Todd Miller has filed a complaint against the company, alleging that its plan to buy back stock through an investor group disproportionately favors the group with no benefit to Activision.


"Activision's entire existence since 1989 has been to make Bobby Kotick and his investors more ..."

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Activision Blizzard to become independent company, Vivendi sells majority stake

By Andrew Yoon, Jul 25, 2013 10:30pm PDT

French conglomerate corporation Vivendi will no longer be the primary owner of Activision Blizzard. The company plans on selling most of it shares in the publisher, making Activision Blizzard an independent company with the majority of its shares publicly traded.


"Independent... yet still publicly owned and traded, which means their games will continue to be ..."

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Report: Activision 'possible buyers' include Microsoft, Tencent

By Andrew Yoon, Jul 11, 2012 11:00am PDT

Activision parent company Vivendi may be looking to sell off its video game division. "Possible buyers" include Chinese game giant Tencent and Microsoft.


"If Microsoft do buy Activison naturally all activision owned IP's would become Microsoft owned. ..."

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Ghostbusters, Brutal Legend, More in Danger as Activision Blizzard Streamlines Vivendi Portfolio

By Aaron Linde and Chris Faylor, Jul 28, 2008 9:47pm PDT

Update 2: Developer Double Fine has chimed in on the fate of Brutal Legend, stating that the Jack Black-starring action-adventure title "is fine."...


"We need Ken and Roberta back, and this bunch of idiot suits out"

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