Game over for Vivendi as Ubisoft pulls off ECM coup

The power of equity capital markets to solve complex corporate finance problems elegantly was vividly demonstrated on Tuesday night when JP Morgan and Crédit Agricole led a €2bn sale of Vivendi’s whole 27% stake in Ubisoft, the video game developer, writes Sam Kerr.

  • By Sam Kerr
  • 21 Mar 2018
Cartoon_1547_VivendiThe multi-part deal combined an accelerated bookbuild to the general market; a strategic investment by Tencent, the Chinese internet gaming group; an anchor bid from a Canadian pension fund; a share buy-back by Ubisoft itself and an investment ...

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