Vivendi Is Accelerating Its Acquisition Of Ubisoft

Reuters is reporting that Vivendi, a company that is huge in French’s media industry, is planning to accelerate its acquisitions of video games and advertising in 2017. The reason being is to “allay investor concerns about its strategy, mixed results and poor share performance“. According to the folks that told Reuters, the first companies that will be targeted in this initiative are Ubisoft and an advertising group called Havas. This may not be easy in Ubisoft’s case. Vivendi already owns 25% of Ubisoft, but the rest is owned by the family that founded it, the Guillemots. They could resist the acquisition and it could “potentially lead to a costly, unsolicited full takeover bid”.


Thanks, MasterPikachu6



      1. Lol It might as well have. Vivendi started out as a company called Compagnie Générale des Eaux, which was founded by Napolean III in 1853 by imperial decree. I guess hostile takeovers are just in their blood.


  1. I didn’t think Vivendi was big enough to buy all of Ubisoft. I guess because I haven’t paid attention to games they’ve published besides The Simpsons Hit and Run. But still, I didn’t think Ubisoft was up for any take over.


  2. Do you guys know that Vivendi is the holding company for Activision blizzard? This simply means that if they buy Ubisoft, it will become the 3rd pillar of their gaming empire.. . Activision and Blizzard are the 1st two.


  3. King Kalas X3 {Greatness Awaits. This use to be something that awaited those for all consoles. It's sad it's mostly just a PS4 slogan these days. Maybe Nintendo will get back to that greatness with the Switch. Only time will tell.} says:

    Part of me is enjoying the idea of Vivendi fully buying Ubisoft. *evil laugh*


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