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Guillemot Family Increases Stake in Ubisoft Against Vivendi

The saga between Ubisoft and Vivendi Universal continues, with the Guillemot family increasing their stake in the company to ward of Vivendi. According to a report by Reuters, the Guillemot…

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Vivendi Passes 25% Ownership of Ubisoft

One of 2016’s most important business battles continues to take place as media corporation Vivendi has continued to buy up more shares of game publisher and developer Ubisoft, announcing yesterday that…

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Ubisoft Avoids Vivendi Board Takeover

Ubisoft Entertainment has managed to retain control of its company and avoid a takeover by Vivendi Universal as reported by CNBC. Ubisoft Entertainment is best known for long-running game series such as Far…

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Guillemot Family Buys 4 Million Ubisoft Shares

In June, TechRaptor reported that the Guillemot family was considering on increasing their stake in Ubisoft. Just under three months later, the Guillemot family has recently reaffirmed their control of Ubisoft…

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Rewind Review – Spyro: Year of the Dragon

I’m not sure if this is an original observation, but I’ve discovered something in my time going back to Spyro: Year of the Dragon. Insomniac’s purple mascot is the 3D equivalent…

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Ubisoft Attempts to Expand Board of Directors; Vivendi COO Named Gameloft CEO

The battle between Vivendi and Ubisoft continues. Today, Ubisoft announced a bid to increase their board of directors to ten, announcing two new independent directors that will need to be…

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[Updated] Vivendi Passes 20% Ownership of Ubisoft

In one of the ongoing business conflicts in the gaming industry, Vivendi has continued buying up more shares of Ubisoft despite the latter’s vocal protests. After purchasing out Gameloft and…

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Ubisoft Founders Considering Increasing Stake in the Company to Fend off Vivendi

French publisher and developer Ubisoft is going through an internal struggle right now, in particular with  French multimedia conglomerate Vivendi breathing down their necks.  The Guillemot family, which founded Ubisoft…

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Vivendi Purchases Large Stakes in Ubisoft and Gameloft

Earlier this month, Vivendi purchased a 6.6 percent and 6.2 percect stake in Ubisoft and Gameloft, respectively. In recent years, Vivendi sold off its shares of Activision Blizzard Inc. until…