Vivendi Still Considering Sale of Activision Blizzard Holdings, Says Source

September 7, 2012 -

According to a report on C&VG, Vivendi has not ruled out a sale of its majority stake in Activision Blizzard. Despite the comments from Vivendi finance director Philippe Capron that the company had ruled out a "straight break-up" of its media and telecoms operations, an unnamed "credible" source "connected to the matter" tells the publication that a sale of Activision Blizzard "absolutely remains under consideration."

The report goes on to say that the biggest problem for Vivendi is the price tag it has put on the division. The report also claims that Microsoft held talks with Vivendi but "negotiations had not advanced" and that the company had talked with Sony, who was not interested in making the purchase.

We'll have more on this story as it develops. Activision Blizzard and Vivendi have not made a public comment on this story, despite requests.

Source: C&VG


Comments

Re: Vivendi Still Considering Sale of Activision Blizzard ...

If they're considering a sale, I would think that NBCUniversal could consider taking over actiblizzard, Vivendi owned Universal interactive studios until Universal's merger with NBC(and subsequent merger with comcast entertainment group last year)

at the same time IF Comcast and NBCUniversal do decide to take over actiblizzard, Steve Burke(CEO of NBCUniversal) or Brian L. Roberts(CEO of Comcast) could fire Bobby "Itchy" Kotick over his Comments in the past(such as Suggesting to raise prices on games and milking IP's until they Dry up to the point people start to see the same thing over and over again)

America has just became its own version of the Jerry Springer Show after a bizarre moment in Florida involving a carnival worker.

Re: Vivendi Still Considering Sale of Activision Blizzard ...

I can't remember who said it, but I remember a comment that Bobby might be happier selling ball bearings than video games.

Re: Vivendi Still Considering Sale of Activision Blizzard ...

well he'll get his wish one day, once the Chris Mclean of videogame industry CEO's is either Fired by Comcast or another company if they decide to purchase Vivendi Shares in the company

Note, Chris Mclean is the sadist host of total drama series

America has just became its own version of the Jerry Springer Show after a bizarre moment in Florida involving a carnival worker.

 
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