Ubisoft to be the next big acquisition?

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According to Bloomberg, the world's largest private equity firm, Blackstone, and its partner KKR & Co. have been "looking into the French business" and have an "interest in Ubisoft.

According to Kotaku's sources, Ubisoft has worked with a number of third-party consulting firms in recent years to audit various aspects of its company. Ubisoft is preparing its books for a future sale. This is what businesses do in order to generate more money and plan for the future. Take-Two, the publisher of Grand Theft Auto, purchased Zynga for $69 billion, while Sony purchased Bungie and Microsoft purchased Activision Blizzard. It appears that another large studio is in the market.

As EA CEO Andrew Wilson said on an earnings call earlier this year, "The big fish are looking to eat other fish..."

One rationale for the sale, according to reports, is that Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot is looking for a way out of the firm. The Guillemot family owns 15% of the video game firm, however there are no other family members outside Yves. Charlie Guillemot, his son, quit the firm last year following the uproar surrounding the Black Lives Matter movement and a terrorist squad in the now-defunct Tom Clancy's Elite Squad. 

In reality, this isn't the only issue that Ubisoft has faced in recent years. Yves Guillemot is claimed to have been aware of harassment situations at a number of Ubisoft studios throughout the world that he was aware of. These sources also reveal how long it has been since some of the greatest creators have departed and how distant they are from publishing games from their primary series, such as Assassin's Creed.

Ubisoft to be the next big acquisition?

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