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Havas CEO says two more weeks needed to close Vivendi deal
Thursday, 22 Jun 2017 12:00pm EDT 

June 22 (Reuters) - Vivendi SA :Havas <<>> CEO Yannick Bollore says still needs two weeks to close merger deal with Vivendi.Cites pending regulatory approvals.  Full Article

Bollore says Vivendi weighing IPO of its Universal Music Group
Thursday, 1 Jun 2017 05:07am EDT 

June 1 (Reuters) - Bollore Chairman and CEO Vincent Bollore tells the Bollore annual shareholders meeting::Key issue for Telecom Italia today is to prepare the arrival of Iliad in Italy.Says aim at Vivendi is to put his son yannick at head of media giant.Says wants Havas to remain listed after deal with Vivendi.Says Vivendi weighing IPO of its music unit Universal Music Group.Bollore is also chairman of Vivendi.  Full Article

Telecom Italia chairman says sale of Persidera not on board agenda - paper
Thursday, 1 Jun 2017 02:00am EDT 

June 1 (Reuters) - Telecom Italia chairman Giuseppe Recchi says in an interview in Italian daily Corriere della Sera::sale of broadcasting services group Persidera is not on Thursday board agenda.  Full Article

Shares in Italy's Mediaset extend losses
Tuesday, 30 May 2017 09:37am EDT 

May 30 (Reuters) - Italian broadcaster Mediaset::shares in the group extend losses, down 3.8 percent..  Full Article

Ubisoft CFO Martinez considers independence best guarantee to create value
Tuesday, 16 May 2017 10:17am EDT 

May 16 (Reuters) - UBISOFT ENTERTAINMENT SA ::UBISOFT CFO MARTINEZ ON VIVENDI: "WE STILL CONSIDER THAT THERE IS A LOT OF VALUE TO CREATE AT UBISOFT, AND WE STILL CONSIDER THAT OUR INDEPENDENCE IS THE BEST GUARANTEE TO CREATE THIS VALUE”.UBISOFT CFO MARTINEZ: "COMPARED WITH WHAT WE INITIALLY EXPECTED FOR THIS YEAR, WE REALIZED WE MUCH LESS DEPEND ON NEW GAME LAUNCHES".UBISOFT CFO MARTINEZ: "WE HAD MUCH MORE RECURRING REVENUES THANKS TO A MUCH LONGER BACK CATALOGUE AND THANKS TO ADDITIONAL AND DIGITAL REVENUES".UBISOFT CFO MARTINEZ ON LESS DEPENDENCE ON NEW GAME LAUNCHES: "THIS ALLOWED US TO LARGELY OFFSET THE FACT THAT WE HAVE ONE FEWER GAME AND STILL BE ABLE TO HAVE AN IMPROVED PROFITABILITY".  Full Article

Universal Music Group, Tencent Music enter into agreement to expand Chinese music market
Tuesday, 16 May 2017 05:03am EDT 

May 16 (Reuters) - Universal Music Group-:Universal Music Group and Tencent Music Entertainment Group enter into strategic agreement significantly expanding chinese music market.Under terms, TME to distribute music from UMG's record labels and global recording stars on its streaming platforms .TME will also be co's master distribution and licensing partner to exclusively sub-license co's content to third-party music service providers in China.  Full Article

Fininvest ups Mediaset stake, now controls 41.09 pct of voting rights
Friday, 12 May 2017 12:44pm EDT 

May 12 (Reuters) - Mediaset's top shareholder Fininvest, the investment holding of the family of former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, says::bought 15 million shares in the broadcaster, raising its holding to 39.53 percent of the company's share capital and 41.09 percent of voting rights.  Full Article

Havas informed of an indictive offer submitted by Vivendi to acquire Groupe Bollore’s stake in Havas
Friday, 12 May 2017 03:19am EDT 

May 12 (Reuters) - HAVAS SA ::ANNOUNCED ON THURSDAY HAVAS HAS BEEN INFORMED OF AN INDICTIVE OFFER SUBMITTED BY VIVENDI SA <<>> TO ACQUIRE GROUPE BOLLORE’S STAKE IN HAVAS .  Full Article

Havas says informed by Vivendi offer to acquire Bollore's stake in Havas
Thursday, 11 May 2017 11:50am EDT 

May 11 (Reuters) - HAVAS SA :REG-HAVAS HAS BEEN INFORMED OF AN INDICTIVE OFFER SUBMITTED BY VIVENDI TO ACQUIRE GROUPE BOLLORE'S STAKE IN HAVAS.IF ACQUISITION IS COMPLETE VIVENDI WILL LAUNCH A SIMPLIFIED PUBLIC TENDER OFFER ON REMAINING HAVAS SHARES AT SAME PRICE, WITHOUT SEEKING A DELISTING OF HAVAS SHARES.  Full Article

Vivendi says purchase of 100 pct of Havas would amount to 3.9 bln euros
Thursday, 11 May 2017 11:47am EDT 

May 11 (Reuters) - Vivendi :Vivendi says acquisition of 100 percent of Havas shares would cost 3.9 billion euros, according to an online presentation.Vivendi says acquisition of Havas would strongly increase its group margins, according to an online presentation.Vivendi says aims to close Havas deal by end of June, according to an online presentation.  Full Article

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Ubisoft founding family raises stake to ward off Vivendi

PARIS France's Guillemot family has raised its stake in videogames maker Ubisoft , according to a stock market filing released on Tuesday, as part of their ongoing battle to fend off Vivendi's rival interest in the company.