Vivendi is currently trying to purchase a majority stake in the Guillemot owned Gameloft.
They're coming for EVERYONE.
I don't blame them. The mobile market is crazy profitable right now.
I understand why Vivendi is interested in gaming right now, but, Gameloft? You know, back on 2009 - 2013, they're the big thing, but today?
The CEOs of Ubi and GL are brothers
Gameloft own something like 15% of Ubi, they are probably going for that more than anything.
When did they buy ubisoft?
They haven't. Though people think once they get Gameloft, Ubisoft are next.
Why is ubisoft worried?
They are worried enough that they have growth plans to try and fend them off. http://www.reuters.com/arti... The reason is, they'll most likely take a lot more than they'll give.
I'm confused... How can a company like Vivendi buy another company like Ubisoft if the said company doesn't want to be bought or doesn't agree to being bought? You can't just buy something from someone if they don't agree to it. That's almost like someone putting a gun to my head and forcing me to sell my motor bike to them. Isn't that illegal? lol
@Bad They can because Ubisoft are on the stock market, and not privately owned. So they'd just need to have the majority stake, and from there will just force the rest to either sell over or play along, as they would pretty much have full control.
Think if Ubi Ceo wants to avoid issues with vivendi, they start buying back majority of Share before share holders get wind or market starts BS evaluations.
They don't own Ubisoft, until they have at least 51% of the company Ubisoft is out of there reach.. they are scum, they're aggressive and they prey on the weaker shareholders to sell to them. The shareholders who are vulnerable and have problems going on in there life that are most likely to be targeted. Vivendi are without a doubt like Activision, out for solely money, I'd hate to think what they'd do if they got there hands Ubisoft, they'd tear the very company apart and they'd deffinately make Ubisoft go for more money from there products, putting in microtransactions and any other money sucking method they could.. Vivendi should not be allowed any where near out beloved game industryz the way they practice is hostile in every way towards the company's they claim and us gamers.. Ubisoft are amongst one of my fav devs out publishers out there, they are better untouched, vivendi kinda act like an occupation force taking over country's, sucking everything good out of what they own..
Vivendi, Viacom, Activision, EA - they are all on a buying spree!
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