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Vivendi prepares for Ubisoft takeover, reports claims

The saga of Vivendi’s encroaching interest in French publisher Ubisoft could be on the verge of reaching a head with a full acquisition push. Reuters reports that Vivendi plans to address investor concerns about its strategies and financial results by increasing its video game and advertising presence. Ubisoft and ad …

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MCV’s Review of the Year – Part 3: Events of 2016

Here’s our take on the big events in the games industry this year. Big themes in 2016 included the fallout of Brexit (or lack of), the rise of eSports as a commercial force to be reckoned with, the tarnishing of a few reputations on YouTube, and much, much more. Hope …

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Ubisoft: We wouldn’t be the same company under Vivendi

Ubisoft has once again insisted that a takeover by Vivendi would be harmful to the company. When asked by PCGamesNabout Vivendi’s play for Ubisoft, the French publisher’s VP of live operations Anne Blondel said that Ubisoft’s success ha been derived from being ‘super independent’ and ‘very autonomous’. The exec also …

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Vivendi again ups Ubisoft stake

Very nearly a quarter of Ubisoft is now owned by Vivendi. As of the weekend, Vivendi has a 24.06 per cent stake in the French publisher, giving it voting rights of 21.3 per cent. Presumably it still wishes, as it has stated previously, to gain a seat on the board. …

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Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot warns Vivendi to back off ahead of AGM

Ahead of today’s Ubisoft AGM CEO Yves Guillemot has said he won’t relax until Vivendi is out of the company entirely. Tensions between the two groups have risen over recent months as former Activision owner Vivendi has increased its ownership share in Ubisoft, and seems to want to take control …

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