Vivendi Games and Activision To Combine

Vivendi SA announced that it plans to acquire a controlling stake in games producer Activision and combine the company with Vivendi Games to create a rival to industry leader Electronic Arts.

Vivendi SA, based in Paris, France, values the combined company at a hefty $18.9 billion.

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Posted by Peter Varhol on 12/04/2007 at 1:23 PM


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