In an interview with Bloomberg Thursday at the Allen & Co media conference Vivendi Chairman Jean-Rene Fourtou said that he has been in talks with Microsoft, Take Two Interactive, and Disney about buying Vivendi’s 61% in Activision Blizzard. Which currently sits at 8.1 billion dollars US. All three companies Vivendi is interested in selling Activision Blizzard to aren’t interested in acquiring the company despite Activision Blizzard being the largest US publisher.
Activision CEO Bobby Kotick is also helping Fourtou look for a suitable buyer. It should also be noted that Activision’s sales have slipped 6% over the last year according to the NDP, and if for example Microsoft did end up purchasing Activision Blizzard the companies sales would drop even further, as they wouldn’t be publishing games across all platforms. Who do you think will pick up Activision Blizzard?