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Justified
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(11-07-2016, 06:16 PM)
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Google Translation:

The Group held at this date 24.059% of the capital and 21.296% of Ubisoft's voting rights, based on the number of shares and voting rights declared by the video game company September 30, 2016.

http://www.tradingsat.com/vivendi-FR...ft-706009.html

Google Translation:

Vivendi said Monday it reached on November 4 the statutory threshold of 24% of Ubisoft's capital and held at this date 24.059% of the capital and 21.296% of the voting rights of the world number three video games.

The announcement comes [after] Ubisoft has previously reiterated on Monday [its] determination to remain independent [from] Vivendi, its largest shareholder, while continuing its expansion into new segments like mobile through potential acquisitions and collaborations.

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According to the latest available data before the threshold was crossed on Monday, the media group owned 22.5% of Ubisoft's capital before the founding family of the company (13%)

http://www.tradingsat.com/vivendi-FR...ft-706013.html
Asd202
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(11-07-2016, 06:17 PM)
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Not long now.
PtM
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(11-07-2016, 06:18 PM)
Good luck to BGE2.
Aquova
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(11-07-2016, 06:19 PM)
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Well, it was nice while it lasted.
cw_sasuke
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(11-07-2016, 06:19 PM)
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Just Dance Switch better sells.

lol
Nirolak
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(11-07-2016, 06:19 PM)
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TimeEffect
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(11-07-2016, 06:20 PM)
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Is this a good thing for the games/employees or not.
Data West
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(11-07-2016, 06:20 PM)
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Originally Posted by Aquova

Well, it was nice while it lasted.

eh
Kouriozan
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(11-07-2016, 06:21 PM)
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It's already too late.
roytheone
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(11-07-2016, 06:21 PM)
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Originally Posted by PtM

Good luck to BGE2.

If it indeed is some kind of deal with Nintendo, I doubt vivendi can just throw it in the trash when they take over.
Ric Flair
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(11-07-2016, 06:21 PM)

Originally Posted by TimeEffect

Is this a good thing for the games/employees or not.

It's never a good thing when a third party not involved in the creative process holds power over your company. They aren't getting involved for their love of videogames
oti
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(11-07-2016, 06:22 PM)

Originally Posted by TimeEffect

Is this a good thing for the games/employees or not.

There's no clear answer to this.
Prophet Steve
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(11-07-2016, 06:22 PM)
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Originally Posted by TimeEffect

Is this a good thing for the games/employees or not.

Depends on what is done afterwards.

But I don't think things will stay the same or turn better for those.
Kuldar
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(11-07-2016, 06:22 PM)
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Welp, goodbye Yves.
Rymuth
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(11-07-2016, 06:22 PM)
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*Jaws cello*
TimeEffect
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(11-07-2016, 06:23 PM)
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Originally Posted by Ric Flair

It's never a good thing when a third party not involved in the creative process holds power over your company. They aren't getting involved for their love of videogames

...what does this mean for Siege? :(
Nirolak
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(11-07-2016, 06:24 PM)
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Originally Posted by TimeEffect

...what does this mean for Siege? :(

Well, as is well known, Vivendi is buying the company to shut down all their most profitable businesses.
Obliterator
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(11-07-2016, 06:24 PM)
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As someone that loves Ubi output this generation, this is so damn depressing.
AALLx
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(11-07-2016, 06:25 PM)
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Ubisoft just recently opened a studio in a certain third-world country and is currently in the process of hiring. What is the implication of Vivendi taking over Ubisoft in regards to that particular studio? Would one say that the situation right now is very unstable and high-risk for anyone applying there?
Hip Hop
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(11-07-2016, 06:27 PM)
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One of my favorite gaming companies, hopefully nothing radical happens :/
SinCityAssassin
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(11-07-2016, 06:27 PM)
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Originally Posted by AALLx

Ubisoft just recently opened a studio in a certain third-world country and is currently in the process of hiring. What is the implication of Vivendi taking over Ubisoft in regards to that particular studio? Would one say that the situation right now is very unstable and high-risk for anyone applying there?

I mean you'd have a nice few months working there if you don't got other offers.
Acquiescence
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(11-07-2016, 06:28 PM)
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If things keep going like this, Yves is going to climb a tower, and I'm not talking about the video game variety.
hosannainexcelsis
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(11-07-2016, 06:29 PM)
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Originally Posted by Ric Flair

It's never a good thing when a third party not involved in the creative process holds power over your company. They aren't getting involved for their love of videogames

Since Ubisoft is a publicly traded company, it's not as if it is currently being run just for the love of videogames.
Justified
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(11-07-2016, 06:29 PM)
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Originally Posted by AALLx

Ubisoft just recently opened a studio in a certain third-world country and is currently in the process of hiring. What is the implication of Vivendi taking over Ubisoft in regards to that particular studio? Would one say that the situation right now is very unstable and high-risk for anyone applying there?

Yea. I work for a hospital (as a Network Engineer) and we are merging with another hospital (we will fall under their umbrella). The only assurance we got was our jobs were "safe" for a year then after that any overlap may be cut. (Luckily the Information Services side of things on both sides are short staffed, so I think Im good.)
ElBoxyBrown
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(11-07-2016, 06:31 PM)
Soon.........

Black Republican
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(11-07-2016, 06:33 PM)
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Cant escape the wrath
mercenar1e
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(11-07-2016, 06:34 PM)
if they didn't want this to happen maybe they shouldn't have gone public.
Sniffynose
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(11-07-2016, 06:34 PM)
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RIP Ubisoft
border
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(11-07-2016, 06:35 PM)
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What % does Vivendi need to take over full control?

I hope they are able to maintain their creative freedom to release a new identically designed open-world game every 10 months.
AALLx
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(11-07-2016, 06:36 PM)
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Originally Posted by SinCityAssassin

I mean you'd have a nice few months working there if you don't got other offers.

Originally Posted by Justified

Yea. I work for a hospital (as a Network Engineer) and we are merging with another hospital (we will fall under their umbrella). The only assurance we got was our jobs were "safe" for a year then after that any overlap may be cut. (Luckily the Information Services side of things on both sides are short staffed, so I think Im good.)

Damn. I was seriously considering dropping a job application (that I've already signed for) at a generic IT solutions corporation, to take an exam at that Ubi studio as a "Gameplay Programmer". I decided to pass on the exam and was really full of regret (I'm passing on my dreams for money basically), but now I feel like I dodged a bullet somehow.
Cert.in.Death
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(11-07-2016, 06:37 PM)
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I wish I were versed in the securities laws of France so I could better predict when Vivendi would jump the gun and issue a prospectus to shareholders to reshape the board. But I imagine it's going to require a significant defection from the current management group to oust Yves at this point - they've been shoring up for some time.
LordKano
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(11-07-2016, 06:37 PM)

Originally Posted by TimeEffect

Is this a good thing for the games/employees or not.

No, it would be the worst outcome for Ubisoft, their games and their employees.
orthodoxy1095
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(11-07-2016, 06:40 PM)

Originally Posted by Ric Flair

It's never a good thing when a third party not involved in the creative process holds power over your company. They aren't getting involved for their love of videogames

That doesn't really differentiate Vivendi from Ubi.
Scientist Supreme!
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(11-07-2016, 06:41 PM)

Originally Posted by LordKano

No, it would be the worst outcome for Ubisoft, their games and their employees.

And most likely us, the consumers.
PHOENIXZERO
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(11-07-2016, 06:41 PM)
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This is kinda sorta why when you go public you might want to ensure you maintain a majority of the voting rights.
A-V-B
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(11-07-2016, 06:42 PM)
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Please release the new South Park game before shit goes down.
michaelius
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(11-07-2016, 06:43 PM)
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Originally Posted by LordKano

No, it would be the worst outcome for Ubisoft, their games and their employees.

Yeah they might concentrate on doing even more online experiences full of micro transactions ... oh wait.

If anything we might get a few good games greenlighted after buying Ubi if Vivendi wants to make their public image better.
funkystudent
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(11-07-2016, 06:43 PM)
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Ill miss Yves but I dont think this will change Ubisoft much.
Lionel Richie
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(11-07-2016, 06:45 PM)
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Originally Posted by Nirolak

Well, as is well known, Vivendi is buying the company to shut down all their most profitable businesses.

This feels like a sentence that should start with WELL MR. BOND.
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(11-07-2016, 06:45 PM)
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R_thanatos
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(11-07-2016, 06:50 PM)
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Originally Posted by TimeEffect

Is this a good thing for the games/employees or not.

Let me ask the guys at Itele , a Tv station in france that he has bought since they have stopped working in protest of the awefull management since their acquisition ( 99.6% are in protest )

Let's see ... they answered "not good"

A News Tv station have stopped working since 96% of the journalist are protesting ... i wonder how this will translate at ubisoft
Fox Mulder
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(11-07-2016, 06:51 PM)
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Originally Posted by LordKano

No, it would be the worst outcome for Ubisoft, their games and their employees.

Vivendi will certainly keep their repetivite open world sequel factory going though.
Xiao Hu
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(11-07-2016, 06:52 PM)
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Originally Posted by Cert.in.Death

I wish I were versed in the securities laws of France so I could better predict when Vivendi would jump the gun and issue a prospectus to shareholders to reshape the board. But I imagine it's going to require a significant defection from the current management group to oust Yves at this point - they've been shoring up for some time.

At 30% they have to make a public bid if I remember correctly
Sesha
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(11-07-2016, 06:53 PM)
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Vivendi: "Just the tip?"
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(11-07-2016, 06:53 PM)
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CDPR is next
Gai Murakumo
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(11-07-2016, 06:56 PM)
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So a quarter of the capital with a fifth of the voting power, Vivendi is slowly creeping up. I will not be surprised in the next year or two they will officially have enough to take over Ubisoft.
10k
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(11-07-2016, 06:57 PM)
Requiescat em Pace, Ubisoft.
NoPiece
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(11-07-2016, 06:59 PM)
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Originally Posted by LordKano

No, it would be the worst outcome for Ubisoft, their games and their employees.

It's not to hard to think or worse outcomes, especially in the game industry, (remember THQ?).
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(11-07-2016, 07:01 PM)
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I will legit cry if Vivendi are successful. Ubisoft are by far the best third party publisher in this industry today. They are a shining light of this industry and if we lose them it will be disastrous. Good luck getting games like Steep greenlighted in the future if the takeover is successful. 7bisoft are the most underappreciated company in this industry and the quality, variety and creativity of their game lineup is pretty much unrivalled by any other third party publisher. I'm praying right now.
Wadiwasi
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(11-07-2016, 07:01 PM)

Originally Posted by ElBoxyBrown

Soon.........


Fucking LOL. Thank you so much for this.

Well, it seems as though it is just a matter of time. I hope everyone that will be financially impacted by this deal when it is done, comes out ok.

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