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Gameloft’s Guillemot stepping down to help protect Ubisoft from Vivendi

Michel Guillemot intends to quit Gameloft after its shareholders backed the hostile takeover at the hands of Vivendi. That’s according to Bloomberg, which says that Vivendi now controls 56 per cent of Gameloft voting rights and will appoint a director majority at the company’s AGM at the end of the …

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Vivendi positions for Gameloft takeover

Vivendi has increased its stock in Gameloft, resulting in a battle for control of the mobile studio. The media giant – and previous owner of Activision Blizzard – has now acquired more than 30 per cent of Gameloft’s stock, meaning it must now attempt to takeover the firm with a …

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Vivendi sells its remaining Activision Blizzard shares

Media giant Vivendi has sold the remainder of its financial interest in publisher Activision Blizzard. Its 5.7 per cent stake was sold for $1.1bn, with the decision likely made as Activision Blizzard’s share price has nearly doubled in the last year. The shares were sold to an un-named third party. …

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Vivendi increases Ubisoft stake, wants position on board

Despite Ubisoft’s protestations, Vivendi has increased its financial interest in the publisher. Bloomberg reports that Vivendi has added to the 6.6 per cent stake it acquired in Ubisoft last week to 10.4 per cent, and indicated that it could expend it further. It has also upped its Gameloft stake from …

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Ubisoft: Vivendi’s share purchase is ‘unsolicited and unwelcome’

The CEO of Ubisoft has vowed that the company will remain independent. Both Ubisoft and Gameloft were last week subject of investment by former Activision owner Vivendi, which now owns 6.6 per cent of the Assassin’s Creed publisher. In an internal email obtained by Games Industry, Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot …

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Vivendi acquires stake in Ubisoft and Gameloft

Shares in both Ubisoft and Gameloft have lifted after former Activision parent Vivendi acquired a stake in the pair. Bloomberg reports that Vivendi has paid €140m for a 6.6 per cent share of Ubisoft and €19.7m for 6.2 per cent of Gameloft. Vivendi’s former interest in Activision was brought to …

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