Ubisoft does not count on the possibility of an acquisition if the offer is good enough. At present, they do not actively seek to be redeemed. They do not really need it. Ubisoft continues to make the bank every year. Yet, if someone with a big portfolio wanted them and their IP addresses, they would not say immediately no.
Here is what CEO Yves Guillemot said when calling results:
_ Ubisoft’s assets have never been so strong at a time when the value of assets has never been as high. »_
It certainly seems true. Assassin’s Creed is a long-standing franchise, and it remains incredibly popular. Assassin’s Creed Valhalla reported more than $ 1 billion in revenue. It is clear that Ubisoft is not really short of money for the moment.
Despite this, Guillemot also had this to say:
“That said, if there was a purchase offer, the Board of Directors would of course consider it in the interest of all stakeholders. »_
It’s a pretty different tone from the one where Ubisoft was fighting to remain independent of Vivendi. There are also good reasons to consider accepting an acquisition offer.
Ubisoft is similar to Activision in that they both have a bad reputation with players right now. Ubisoft covered sexual abusers for years, and many workers still have important concerns about working conditions out there.
Activision has faced a similar problem and fell into hot water. They decided that it was not worth burning alive and asked Microsoft to withdraw them by redeeing the company. It would be logical that Inbisoft considers at least to do the same.
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