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View Poll Results: Which of these companies is presumably trying to buy CD Projekt?
Vivendi
286 25.29%
Ubisoft
78 6.90%
EA
311 27.50%
Square Enix
62 5.48%
Warner Bros
116 10.26%
Techland
43 3.80%
Konami
100 8.84%
Bandai Namco
41 3.63%
That Chinese chicken company buying all those game studios
522 46.15%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 1131. You may not vote on this poll


boskee
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(11-04-2016, 05:42 PM)
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CD Projekt Red has called for the extraordinary general meeting of shareholders to be held on November 29th.

According to the schedule, there are 3 points that will be covered:

1. Vote on whether or not to allow the company to buy back part of its own shares for 250 million PLN ($64 million)

2. Vote on whether to merge CD Projekt Brands (fully owned subsidiary that holds trademarks to the Witcher and Cyberpunk games) into the holding company

3. Vote on the change of the company's statute.

Now, the 1st and 3rd point seem to be the most interesting, particularly the last one. The proposed change will put restrictions on the voting ability of shareholders who exceed 20% of the ownership in the company. It will only be lifted if said shareholder makes a call to buy all of the remaining shares for a set price and exceeds 50% of the total vote.

According to the company's board, this is designed to protect the interest of all shareholders in case of a major investor who would try to aquire remaining shares without offering "a decent price".

Polish media (and some investors) speculate, whether or not it's a preemptive measure or if potential hostile takeover is on the horizon.

The decision to buy back some of its own shares would also make a lot of sense in that situation.

Further information (in Polish) here: http://www.bankier.pl/static/att/emi...1275965886.pdf

News article from a polish daily: http://www.rp.pl/Gielda/311039814-Tw...zuje-sily.html
Smooth Operator
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(11-04-2016, 05:42 PM)
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Oh god no
Marvel
could never
(11-04-2016, 05:43 PM)
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Fuck.
DarkLordMalik
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(11-04-2016, 05:43 PM)
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First Ubisoft now CD Project Red. What's next for hostile takeover?
Trago
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(11-04-2016, 05:43 PM)
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Dammit.
Renekton
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(11-04-2016, 05:43 PM)
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If it is Vivendi, just think of the outrage.
LordKano
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(11-04-2016, 05:44 PM)
Let me guess, Vivendi ?
BY2K
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(11-04-2016, 05:44 PM)
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Who's trying to take over, do we know?
Soulflarz
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(11-04-2016, 05:44 PM)
So whos doing it?
NolbertoS
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(11-04-2016, 05:44 PM)
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My money is on EA wanting to "buy" their way to CD Projekt
purseowner
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(11-04-2016, 05:45 PM)
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Electronic Arse
flaxknuckles
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(11-04-2016, 05:45 PM)
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Omg, I don't give a damn about Ubisoft but CD Projekt better not be taken over. It will be the saddest thing to happen in gaming for me.
Grim Patron
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(11-04-2016, 05:45 PM)
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Hope it's ea
boskee
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(11-04-2016, 05:45 PM)
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Originally Posted by BY2K

Who's trying to take over, do we know?

Polish media (and some investors) speculate, whether or not it's a preemptive measure or if potential hostile takeover is on the horizon.

We don't know at this point.
Ċesop
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(11-04-2016, 05:45 PM)
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Neil Druckmann strikes again..

b0uncyfr0
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(11-04-2016, 05:46 PM)
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Oh H$ll No!
Serrato
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(11-04-2016, 05:46 PM)
No no no no no no no no no no no no

Enter the Dragon Punch
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(11-04-2016, 05:47 PM)
watch it be some wild off the wall shit like valve
Lashley
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(11-04-2016, 05:47 PM)
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This is why we can't have nice things
NegativeCero
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(11-04-2016, 05:47 PM)
God fucking dammit. Please end up being nothing.
BronsonLee
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(11-04-2016, 05:47 PM)
HERE COMES ME
Schlorgan
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(11-04-2016, 05:47 PM)
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Originally Posted by BronsonLee

HERE COMES ME

I knew it!
purseowner
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(11-04-2016, 05:48 PM)
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No Witcher 3 Pro patch because of a Microsoft takeover?

Probably not
georly
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(11-04-2016, 05:48 PM)
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Originally Posted by Enter the Dragon Punch

watch it be some wild off the wall shit like valve

I wish it were valve.

It's probably tencent or something.
Begaria
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(11-04-2016, 05:48 PM)
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Better not be goin' after CD Projekt to, Vivendi
Obliterator
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(11-04-2016, 05:48 PM)
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Oh fuck no. They need to do everything they can to fight this if it's happening. They are too good on their own
Grief.exe
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(11-04-2016, 05:48 PM)
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Originally Posted by DarkLordMalik

First Ubisoft now CD Project Red. What's next for hostile takeover?

Let's be honest, any hostile takeover of Ubisoft is going to result in an insignificant change to consumers. A hostile change of CD Projekt could have huge ramifications.
cyress8
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(11-04-2016, 05:48 PM)

Originally Posted by Enter the Dragon Punch

watch it be some wild off the wall shit like valve

That would not be so bad. We know it is Vivendi though. :(
Linkstrikesback
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(11-04-2016, 05:48 PM)
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Originally Posted by Grim Patron

Hope it's ea

Do you want cdprojectred to be closed that badly?
Noobcraft
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(11-04-2016, 05:48 PM)
no pls.
SocksAndShoes
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(11-04-2016, 05:49 PM)
It's going to be EA or Activision, and that will confirm that we live in the worst possible timeline.
Ooccoo
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(11-04-2016, 05:49 PM)
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Good, Cyberpunk desperately needs microtransactions and a solid Season Pass to establish itself in the crowded AAA space.
Schlorgan
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(11-04-2016, 05:49 PM)
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Vivendi coming back to like some sort of zombie and trying to take over these companies.
Garrett Hawke
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(11-04-2016, 05:49 PM)
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Originally Posted by Grief.exe

A hostile change of CD Projekt could have huge ramifications.

not really unless they fire their pr department
M_Night
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(11-04-2016, 05:49 PM)
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It will be EA in an attempt to truly elevate themselves to comic book villain status.

Kimawolf
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(11-04-2016, 05:50 PM)
You know its EA. Imagine it...


Pre order Dragon Age: frontier and get your exclusive Geralt or Triss skin now!

"Cd projectk Red will be a great addition to our family, and the Witcher 4:Geralts Revenge is now in development as we strive to give the fans what they want."
Rexatality
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(11-04-2016, 05:50 PM)
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Originally Posted by Grim Patron

Hope it's ea

Why the hell would you say something like that? Why? -_-
Trago
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(11-04-2016, 05:50 PM)
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Originally Posted by AAMARMO

2015 - Rumor CD Projekt RED To Sign A Publishing Deal Or Be Bought By Electronic Arts

NO NO NO!

NOOOOOOO!
Lakitu
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(11-04-2016, 05:51 PM)
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Fucking leave them alone.

I bet any asshole publisher would go in and immediately cancel Cyberpunk. Fuck off.
Xater
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(11-04-2016, 05:51 PM)
Unlike Ubisoft this is company where a hostile takeover could be real bad. CD Projekt has so many policies that business from other companies would so not be ok with.
Head.spawn
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(11-04-2016, 05:51 PM)
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Awww shit. This is going to suck.
Greatest Ever
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(11-04-2016, 05:51 PM)
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This medium is so fucked sometimes.
Gai Murakumo
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(11-04-2016, 05:52 PM)
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Crap another successful company potentially getting bought by bigger players (Vivendi etc.)
hannes
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(11-04-2016, 05:52 PM)
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My guess is Amazon
StrikeFirst117
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(11-04-2016, 05:52 PM)
FUCK OFF not this shit again, I loved the Witcher series and sure am looking forward to Cyberpunk 2077, really hope this doesn't happen I don't want some bullshit corporation giving them the orders.
Tovarisc
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(11-04-2016, 05:53 PM)
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Originally Posted by Enter the Dragon Punch

watch it be some wild off the wall shit like valve

Valve would be maybe best case scenario in case of takeover happened. Hopefully they can take needed protective actions and chase off any party trying to go for hostile takeover.
Garrett Hawke
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(11-04-2016, 05:53 PM)
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Originally Posted by Lakitu

Fucking leave them alone.

I bet any asshole publisher would go in and immediately cancel Cyberpunk. Fuck off.

what would be the point in that?

they are presumably in full production on cyberpunk now.
Torokil
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(11-04-2016, 05:53 PM)
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Another one soon to be added to the pile.
PMS341
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(11-04-2016, 05:53 PM)
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Originally Posted by StrikeFirst117

FUCK OFF not this shit again, I loved the Witcher series and sure am looking forward to Cyberpunk 2077, really hope this doesn't happen I don't want some bullshit corporation giving them the orders.

It would certainly lead to the meta of 2077 being pretty interesting, at least.

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