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Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot says it’s unlikely that Vivendi would shut down Ubisoft’s Canadian studios outright but the assets would be better protected if Ubisoft remained independent. (Christinne Muschi For The Globe and Mail)
Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot says it’s unlikely that Vivendi would shut down Ubisoft’s Canadian studios outright but the assets would be better protected if Ubisoft remained independent. (Christinne Muschi For The Globe and Mail)

Ubisoft looks to Quebec to help avoid Vivendi takeover Add to ...

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French video game publisher Ubisoft Entertainment SA has approached the Quebec government for help in its battle to fend off a takeover by media giant Vivendi SA, part of a wider effort to rally enough shareholders to remain independent.

Premier Philippe Couillard’s government is striking a cautious tone, saying it is monitoring the situation closely but cannot intervene in a transaction involving two private sector companies. The province is home to Ubisoft’s biggest game development studio, employing about 3,000 people in Montreal.

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