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Activision Blizzard completes buyout from parent Vivendi

Activision Blizzard completes buyout from parent Vivendi

Publisher Activision Blizzard is free of its former parent Vivendi.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 14th 2013 at 9:44AM in News
Activision Blizzard: Vivendi buyout injunction lifted

Activision Blizzard: Vivendi buyout injunction lifted

Activision Blizzard has announced it expects to complete its stock buyout from Vivendi next week.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Oct 10th 2013 at 11:07PM in News
Activision Blizzard to appeal for Vivendi split next month

Activision Blizzard to appeal for Vivendi split next month

Call of Duty publisher Activision will attempt to overturn a court decision that has prevented it from buying out its current owner Vivendi.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Sep 25th 2013 at 11:21AM in News
Vivendi's Activision sale blocked, though publisher pledges to push deal through

Vivendi's Activision sale blocked, though publisher pledges to push deal through

Activision’s proposed buyout from current owner Vivendi has been blocked following a lawsuit filed in a Delaware court.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 19th 2013 at 11:35AM in News

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Activision Blizzard sued by shareholder over Vivendi buyback

Activision Blizzard sued by shareholder over Vivendi buyback

Todd Miller, an Activison Blizzard shareholder, has filed a lawsuit over Activision’s recent purchase of Vivendi’s majority stake in the firm.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Aug 5th 2013 at 4:54AM in News
Activision becomes independent from Vivendi in $8.2bn deal

Activision becomes independent from Vivendi in $8.2bn deal

One of the world's biggest games companies is set to buy back its independence from owner Vivendi.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Jul 26th 2013 at 7:11AM in News
Vivendi wants $3bn of Activision's cash

Vivendi wants $3bn of Activision's cash

The owner of Activision is rumoured to be preparing a move to grab in the region of $3bn from the “cash rich” publisher.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 23rd 2013 at 12:14PM in News
Vivendi seeks payout after Acitivision Blizzard sale fails

Vivendi seeks payout after Acitivision Blizzard sale fails

French telecoms giant Vivendi is reportedly looking for ways to extract cash from Activision Blizzard.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Jul 8th 2013 at 9:55AM in News

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Vivendi preparing fresh effort to sell Activision shares?

Vivendi preparing fresh effort to sell Activision shares?

French media giant Vivendi could once again be preparing to try and sell its interest in Activision.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 15th 2013 at 3:27PM in News
Kotick interested in Activision MBO as Vivendi fails to find buyer

Kotick interested in Activision MBO as Vivendi fails to find buyer

Vivendi’s failure to court interest in Activision could lead the way to a dramatic new outcome – an MBO spearheaded by boss Bobby Kotick.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 20th 2012 at 8:39AM in News
Major banks called in to broker Activision sale

Major banks called in to broker Activision sale

Barclays and Goldman Sachs have been called into to help Vivendi secure the $8.1bn sale of Activision Blizzard, reports the Wall Street Journal.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Jul 19th 2012 at 9:35AM in News
Vivendi to sell $8.1 billion stake in Activison Blizzard?

Vivendi to sell $8.1 billion stake in Activison Blizzard?

Word from the US is that Vivendi wants to sell its majority 61% stake in Activision Blizzard - worth $8.1bn.

Michael French
by Michael French
on Jun 29th 2012 at 9:19PM in News

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Vivendi Activision sell-off rumours resurface

Vivendi Activision sell-off rumours resurface

Ongoing rumours suggesting Vivendi is considering selling owned publisher Activision have once again resurfaced.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 7th 2012 at 3:53PM in News
Vivendi reduces Activision Blizzard stake

Vivendi reduces Activision Blizzard stake

Media conglomerate Vivendi has divested 35 million of its shares in Activision Blizzard, the company said yesterday.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 16th 2011 at 10:30AM in News
Bethesda cited as salvager of A2M’s forgotten Wet

Bethesda cited as salvager of A2M’s forgotten Wet

Maryland-based group Bethesda Softworks has been cited as the new publisher of A2M’s forgotten acrobatic shooter, Wet.

by Rob Crossley
on Apr 27th 2009 at 9:10AM in News
Ex-Vivendi employees launch self-promotion site

Ex-Vivendi employees launch self-promotion site

A group of former Vivendi employees sidelined during the Activision Blizzard merger have banded together to create a new website, Talented People.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 9th 2009 at 1:45PM in News

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Starbreeze: "Atari move has been amazing"

Starbreeze: "Atari move has been amazing"

The lead designer on Starbreeze’s upcoming next-gen take on the Chronicles of Riddick franchise has spoken enthusiastically about the game’s move from Activision-Blizzard to Atari.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 4th 2008 at 11:16AM in News
Vivendi Mobile Games to close

Vivendi Mobile Games to close

Vivendi Games Mobile's European office will be closed within days, resports suggest. Sources say the team has been informed of the decision and will be disbanded.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 11th 2008 at 5:38PM in News
Atari snaps up Ghostbusters game

Atari snaps up Ghostbusters game

Atari has confirmed the capture of Ghostbusters: The Video Game, a week after securing the publishing rights to The Chronicles of Riddick: Dark Athena.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Nov 7th 2008 at 9:19AM in News
Now Atari snaps up Riddick

Now Atari snaps up Riddick

The Chronicles of Riddick: Dark Athena has become the latest title to be snapped up after suffering at the hands of the Activision-Blizzard merger – and it’s Atari once again ...
Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 30th 2008 at 9:45AM in News
Has THQ acquired 50 Cent: Blood on the Sand?

Has THQ acquired 50 Cent: Blood on the Sand?

A new entry in the Australian government’s Classification Database seems to suggest that US publisher THQ has acquired the rights to publish Swordfish Studios’ hip-hop themed 50 Cent: Blood in ...
Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 13th 2008 at 11:38AM in News
Crash and Spyro set for Christmas

Crash and Spyro set for Christmas

Mega-publisher Activision Blizzard has revealed that Crash: Mind Over Mutant will hit retail on October 31st, and The Legend of Spyro: Dawn of the Dragon will arrive on November 21st.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Sep 23rd 2008 at 6:12PM in News
Vivendi titles to be sold off?

Vivendi titles to be sold off?

Ghostbusters and 50 Cent: Blood on the Sand could be sold off as Activision Blizzard assumes Vivendi’s release slate, the new publishing powerhouse has told MCV.

by Neil Long
on Sep 4th 2008 at 2:26PM in News
Vivendi UK closes; Activision-Blizzard team finalised

Vivendi UK closes; Activision-Blizzard team finalised

It’s lift-off for Activision Blizzard this week as the majority of Vivendi’s UK staff complete the switch to Activision’s Stockley Park facility.

by Neil Long
on Sep 4th 2008 at 11:21AM in News
Ghostbusters future remains in the balance

Ghostbusters future remains in the balance

There are big question marks hanging over Terminal Reality’s video game adaptation of classic ‘80s movie outing Ghostbusters at the moment – but another spectre has appeared on the horizon ...
Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 1st 2008 at 1:21PM in News