Key Developments: Vivendi SA (VIV.PA)

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Vivendi say it holds 19.9 pct of Telecom Italia
Tuesday, 6 Oct 2015 02:00am EDT 

Vivendi SA:Says it became Telecom Italia SpA's largest shareholder on June 24, 2015 with 14.9 percent of its ordinary shares.Participation results from a share exchange as part of its exit from the Brazilian telecoms operator GVT for the equivalent of 8.24 percent of Telecom Italia's ordinary shares, and from the purchase of shares on the market for 6.66 percent.Total acquisition price in the consolidated accounts is 3.054 billion euros or about 1.14 euros per ordinary share.  Full Article

Vivendi to take 30 percent stake in Mars Films
Monday, 28 Sep 2015 08:00pm EDT 

Vivendi SA:To take 30 percent stake in Mars Films, a cinema distributor and producer.  Full Article

Vivendi acquires Studios de Boulogne facilities in Paris
Friday, 11 Sep 2015 03:31am EDT 

Vivendi SA:Announces the acquisition of the prestigious Studios de Boulogne facilities in Paris.Says the Studios de Boulogne were completely renovated in 2000 to become a television production facility and the acquisition is in line with Vivendi's industrial strategy to provide Canal+ Group with the financial and technical means for its development.  Full Article

Vivendi confirms full year 2015 outlook
Wednesday, 2 Sep 2015 11:45am EDT 

Vivendi SA:Confirms full year 2015 outlook.  Full Article

Vivendi SA Sells remaining shares in Telefonica Brasil
Thursday, 30 Jul 2015 02:38am EDT 

Vivendi SA:Announces that after the close of the New York stock exchange on July 29, it sold 67.9 million preferred shares of Telefonica Brasil (representing 4.0 pct of its share capital) for about $877 million.  Full Article

Vivendi SA finalizes the acquisition of Dailymotion from Orange
Tuesday, 30 Jun 2015 11:56am EDT 

Vivendi SA:Acquires from Orange an 80 pct stake in Dailymotion, one of the biggest aggregation and distribution platforms in the world, for 217 mln euros.  Full Article

Vivendi becomes Telecom Italia's largest shareholder, replacing Telefonica
Wednesday, 24 Jun 2015 03:19pm EDT 

Vivendi SA:Receives 1.11 billion ordinary shares (or 8.24 pct) of Telecom Italia in exchange for 4.5 pct of share capital of Telefonica Brasil.Shares received in accordance with option given to it as part of sale of GVT to Telefonica, closed on May 28.Separately, Vivendi increases its ordinary shares in Telecom Italia from 1.90 pct recently purchased, with additional stake of 4.76 pct purchased on June 22, up to 6.66 pct.Vivendi thus owns 14.9 pct of Telecom Italia's ordinary shares and has replaced Telefonica as largest shareholder.  Full Article

Telefonica Brasil SA completes acquisition of GVT from Vivendi SA and appoints Amos Genish as CEO
Thursday, 28 May 2015 04:32pm EDT 

Telefonica Brasil SA:Says it has completed the acquisition of all the shares of GVT Participacoes SA and Global Village Telecom SA (jointly called GVT) from Vivendi SA.Part of the acquisition price was paid in cash and part in contribution of 12 percent of the shares of the company after incorporation of GVT shares.It also announced appointment of Amos Genish as new chief executive officer.  Full Article

Vivendi SA announces closing of sale of its 20 pct interest in Numericable-SFR
Wednesday, 6 May 2015 12:06pm EDT 

Vivendi SA:Announced the closing of the sale of its 20 pct interest in Numericable-SFR.The company received from Numericable-SFR a first cash payment of 1.8 billion Euros, net of a 116 million Euros price adjustment related to the SFR level of debt at end Nov 2014.A second payment, by Altice France, of 1.9 billion Euros bearing interest at 3.80 pct per year will be received no later than April 7, 2016.This second payment has a first demand bank guarantee issued by JP Morgan and BNP Paribas.  Full Article

Orange and Vivendi SA enter exclusive negotiations for acquisition by Vivendi of an 80 pct Stake in Dailymotion
Tuesday, 7 Apr 2015 12:00pm EDT 

Vivendi SA:Entering into exclusive negotiations regarding the acquisition by Vivendi of an 80 pct stake in Dailymotion for 217 mln euros.Says as part of this operation, which corresponds to an enterprise value for Dailymotion of 265 million euros, Orange will retain a 20 pct stake in the company.Orange and Vivendi will now enter into a period of exclusive negotiations in order to finalize the terms of this operation.Says this is also subject to the necessary information-consultation meetings with employee representative organizations.  Full Article

UPDATE 2-Vivendi raises stake in Telecom Italia to 19.9 pct

MILAN, Oct 6 - French media group Vivendi confirmed on Tuesday that it has raised its stake in Telecom Italia to 19.9 percent, in a move that tightens its grip on the Italian phone company at a time of industry consolidation.

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