Vivendi to retrieve up to $2.7bn bonds after Activision sale

Vivendi, the French media and telecoms group, has launched a tender offer for three of its dollar bonds and plans to call the other one, using proceeds from its $8.2bn divestment of games publisher Activision Blizzard.

  • By Jon Hay
  • 18 Oct 2013

Vivendi no longer needs the dollar bonds as a hedge for the dollar revenues of Activision Blizzard.

Bank of America Merrill Lynch and Deutsche Bank are dealer managers for the tender offer, in which Vivendi hopes to buy back any and all of the three bonds, which total ...

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