The report that brings forth the news of Vivendi interest in Ubisoft comes in after a stock market filing was released on Tuesday as part of the ongoing struggle to ward off said company's interest in Ubisoft.
Ubisoft's founding Guillemot family has increased its stake of claim and voting rights within the company in an attempt to shield against the looming threat of a Vivendi takeover.
However, Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot teased some stuff happening with the franchise.
The Guillemots have built up to 13.6% of share capital and 20.02% of voting rights.
Vivendi now holds 27% of Ubisoft's share capital and 24.5% of its voting rights, and experts believe that a hostile takeover could happen this year.
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The Ubisoft booth is shown at the E3 2017 Electronic Entertainment Expo.
The Guillemot family have called the actions of Vivendi "unsolicited and unwelcome". He resigned as CEO on June 29, 2016 and the family sold their stake to Vivendi, giving the conglomerate nearly complete ownership and control.