Vivendi Has Successfully Completed Gameloft's Hostile Takeover

As we reported earlier last week, there was a rumor that French conglomerate Vivendi was wrapping up the final stages of its hostile takeover of Guillemot-founded mobile developer, Gameloft. This rumor has been all but confirmed, following a letter from Vivendi’s CEO “welcoming” Gameloft to the international content and media group.

Vivendi has been undergoing an entrenched battle for the French-based mobile company, despite Gameloft’s continued interest to remain seperate. Those familiar with the business side of the games industry will remember that Vivendi previously bought both Activision and Blizzard — that is, until both companies were able to buy their independence back.

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Lou Contaldi

Lou Contaldi specializes in both reviews and the business behind gaming. He began writing about tech and video games while getting his Juris Doctor at Hofstra University School of Law. He is maybe the only gaming journo based in Nashville, TN.

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