High priced acquisitions are rather the rule in recent months within the gaming industry than the exception. Starting with Zenimax, about Zynga and Activision until recently bungie, there were some billion-heavy acquisitions of well-known companies.
During a business conference, Ubisoft-CEO Yves Guillemot were now asking whether in the near future also the French game developer and publisher could bloom a similar destiny.
Although he believes that Ubisoft could continue to remain independent, all offers for the purchase of the company would be examined in the interest of stakeholders:
“We have always made decisions in the interest of our stakeholders, these are our employees, players and shareholders. Ubisoft can remain independent: we have the talent, the financial possibilities and a large portfolio of original IPS. “
“But if there is a purchase offer for us, the board would of course be examined in the interest of all stakeholders.”
Also CFO Frederick Duguet underpins the statements of his colleague and emphasizes the company’s ability to stay independent in the future. For speculation on any takeover offers or prospects, the two executives did not want to comment:
“What we can say is that we have high-quality assets. We have the size to stay independent and to create very significant values in the future because we have the necessary size in terms of our workforce, technology, technology, intellectual property and dedicated communities. “
“That’s why we are able to use as many platforms with such high quality content today.”
“Of course, we will not comment on speculation about potential interest in a Ubisoft purchase.”