Vivendi Reportedly Considering Hostile Bid for Ubisoft Before the Year’s End

As part of its ongoing ambition to establish a presence in the video game industry, Vivendi is now considering a hostile bid for Ubisoft before the year’s end.

Citing anonymous sources familiar with the plans, Bloomberg reports that Vivendi, which now holds 25 percent of Ubi’s equity, is on the verge of lodging a bid for the video game publisher by the end of 2017, despite strong opposition from the Guillemot family, who founded Ubisoft in the ’80s.

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