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|Posté le: Mar 5 Déc - 08:46 (2017) Sujet du message: Why Vivendi’s Gameloft takeover may spark resignation?
|Vivendi has been slowly buying up shares in Ubisoft as far back as October 2015, when it purchased a 6.6 percent share of the company (roughly 7.36 million shares at $161 million (£111 million)). It later upped its stake to 10.39 percent. Ubisoft–which remains a family run business—called the moves "unsolicited and unwelcome" at the time, but Vivendi continued undeterred, purchasing 30 percent of sister company Gameloft.
Vivendi finally convinced shareholders to part with their remaining stock by offering 50 percent over market value. The French media giant is now the majority shareholder at Gameloft, controlling around 56 percent of the vote.
With the battle for Gameloft lost, the brothers Guillemot are now reportedly working with financial advisors to figure out how best to save Ubisoft from a similar fate. Currently, the Guillemots control 15 percent of the votes in Ubisoft. Vivendi, which claims it isn't seeking control, owns about 18 percent and has demanded board representation.
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