Vivendi having trouble finding a suitor for Activision Blizzard - report
Earlier this week, reports emerged that Vivendi had entered talks
with a number of major companies to sell off its majority stake in Activision Blizzard, but at the moment, those potential buyers aren't showing much interest.
According to Bloomberg
, anonymous sources claim that Vivendi has spoken with companies including Microsoft, Disney, and Take-Two, though at the moment, none of these organizations are ready or willing to purchase the World of Warcraft
and Call of Duty
In addition, Vivendi reportedly approached China's Tencent and Japan's Nexon, though sources claim that neither company could afford Activision Blizzard, as Vivendi is seeking a full cash sale up-front.
When asked whether the Activision Blizzard sale is really happening, Vivendi chairman Jean-Rene Fourtou only said, "It’s a possibility." Activision Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick, meanwhile, was coy about the future of his business, and told press, "It's great weather."
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