Ubisoft vs. Vivendi: "Synergies Between the two Groups Are Difficult to See"

During Ubisoft’s quarterly financial conference call for investors and analysts, Chief Executive Officer Yves Guillemot was asked to comment on the situation with Vivendi, that recently purchased Ubisoft stock.

Guillemot mentioned that synergies between the two groups “are difficult to see,” adding that Activision was part of the Vivendi group in the past, and when they left they mentioned that they had no synergies with them. Ubisoft doesn’t see why they would have more than what they had.

Later in the call Guillemot clarified that the company is looking for potential investors and partners that will create a good cooperation witb Ubisoft, boosting revenue without giving up control.

Ubisoft previously mentioned that it was prepared to fight for its independence, and this seems to seal the deal on that stance.

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Giuseppe Nelva

Hailing from sunny (not as much as people think) Italy and long standing gamer since the age of Mattel Intellivision and Sinclair ZX Spectrum. Definitely a multi-platform gamer, he still holds the old dear PC nearest to his heart, while not disregarding any console on the market. RPGs (of any nationality) and MMORPGs are his daily bread, but he enjoys almost every other genre, prominently racing simulators, action and sandbox games. He is also one of the few surviving fans of the flight simulator genre on Earth.

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