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[Bloomberg] Vivendi Said to Discuss Activision Unit Sale on June 22

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Vivendi SA (VIV) is set to decide on the future of its video-game unit Activision Blizzard Inc. (ATVI) at a senior executive meeting this month as it considers options for a reorganization, said people with knowledge of the matter.

The main scenario to be discussed is a sale of part or all of Vivendi’s 61 percent stake in Activision, the maker of “Call of Duty” with a market value of about $13 billion, said the people, who asked not to be identified because the meeting is private. Vivendi has met with investors in the past weeks to discuss options, one of them being a spinoff of pay-TV unit Canal Plus, which is 20 percent owned by Lagardere SCA (MMB), said one person.

Vivendi jumped as much as 5.3 percent in Paris and Activision fell as much as 6.2 percent in New York. A sale of Activision would be an attempt by Chairman Jean-Rene Fourtou to unlock value from assets he has said are at a discount because of the holding structure at Vivendi, which also owns Universal Music Group and phone operators in France, Morocco and Brazil. Fourtou will lead the weekend retreat in Corsica, which starts June 22 and will be attended by top executives including Chief Executive Officer Jean-Bernard Levy, as Paris-based Vivendi looks for ways to reverse a 28-percent slide in its stock price in the past 12 months through yesterday, the people said.

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So a cow with the highest amount of MMO subs and top selling hack and slash on PC is not worth owning 61% of? I just don't understand how things work, I'll just remain poor and ignorant.
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So a cow with the highest amount of MMO subs and top selling hack and slash on PC is not worth owning 61% of? I just don't understand how things work, I'll just remain poor and ignorant.

You, sir, appear to have what appears to be a cheesesteak in your avatar.

I like your taste biggrin.gif
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You, sir, appear to have what appears to be a cheesesteak in your avatar.
I like your taste biggrin.gif

OT: I work at a cheesesteak shop. I never get tired of the smell.

topic: Somebody wants a pphhhhhaaaaaatttttt wallet
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Hopefully Gaben will step in and buy it and let them run it like Valve runs it. ( i can dream can't i?)
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So a cow with the highest amount of MMO subs and top selling hack and slash on PC is not worth owning 61% of? I just don't understand how things work, I'll just remain poor and ignorant.
That is Blizzard not Activision. From the news post them only mention Activsion not Blizzard.
Vivendi owned Blizzard since it was a small company, I doubt they will just sell it because they are still making profit. Remember at the time of Vivendi acquire Activision and merge them, Blizzard was larger then Acitvision.
Also would not Activision be really piss off? They paid Vivendi during the merge with Blizzard for share because Blizzard was way larger then Activision.
Edited by Erio - 6/9/12 at 9:56pm
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I bet the people that get to make the decision to sell or not to sell will get a huge chunk of cash if they do sell.

Meanwhile, the long term investors will effectively be robbed.
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So a cow with the highest amount of MMO subs and top selling hack and slash on PC is not worth owning 61% of? I just don't understand how things work, I'll just remain poor and ignorant.

your avatar makes me so hungry.
 
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