Vivendi Considering Corporate Restructuring


Bloomberg provides financial news about Activision/Blizzard’s parent company, Vivendi.

One option under discussion is to split the Paris-based company into two, with one part incorporating media assets such as Universal Music Group and video-game maker Activision Blizzard Inc. (ATVI), said the people, who asked not to be identified because the deliberations are private. The other would include Vivendi’s telecommunications and content distribution units, they said, adding that the internal review is at an early stage.

This hypothetical restructuring wouldn’t seem likely to have much (if any) impact on Blizzard’s operations, as ATVI operates more or less independently of the French parent company, and its numerous other holdings.

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  1. Corporate world makes my head hurt. Sure I could get who owns who and who is doing who, but it just seems so needlessly overcomplicated and dumb that I don’t really bother. It gets even more depressing when you learn that all the media companies are ultimately owned by, something like five, corporations, and that they are all run by mostly the same people. And these people are giving millions to politicians to influence laws and law making. “Oh, what a wonderful world… “.

    • I vote activision and blizzard become seperate again. fuck bobby kotick.

      • I like Bobby.

        Because he KNOWS the industry. All he said that people want to PAY for quality.

        better have one extremely good end product than 10 mediocre ones.

        Also Bobby Kotick was right on TOP when he said SW TOR would never be profitable with that shark of a Lucas the Hutt involved.

        Everyone laughed back in Dec 2011. But now .. Bobby was right all along…

        Not bad for a CEO to have this view.           

    • heh, I was gonna say soemthing similar…parent on top of parent on top of parent…corporate world knows no end…

    • Megacorps ruling the world.  Sounds like Shadowrun come to life.

  2. I think the title is supposed to say “Restructuring” not “Restructing” 🙂

  3. If there’s something I don’t like about Diablo 3 come May 15th, I attribute it to this.

  4. Its going to have some sort of impact on Blizzard that’s for sure. Their top most tier parent company would be much smaller and less resourceful. May seem less attractive to Blizzard now to be associated with them or more attractive since the parent company is more specialized to their sector of work. My opinion though is that its going to be more of an issue to Activision, a split (shrink) of the parent company would affect their share price for sure.
     

  5. Splitting up a company means only one thing: selling. They are bundeling all the bad assets into one big pack and are trying to find some poor schmuck with too much cash to buy it from them.

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