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Vivendi Soon to Break up...?
« on: May 25, 2006, 12:54:06 PM »
I copied this from Yahoo! news after I did a search for VU Games

BID TO BREAK UP VIVENDI GAINS MOMENTUM
5/24/2006

Entrepreneur receives new EURO 19 billion investment

Vivendi shareholder Alexandar Vik has received backing for his bid to break the company up in the form of a EURO 19 billion investment from the Bank of America and Deutsche Bank.

Vik's investment company, Sebastian Holdings, first made a breakup offer last week - offering up to EURO 33.5 per share and valuing the company at EURO 40 billion. Vivendi rejected the deal, and continues to insist that there are no plans to break up the company.

Vik owns a stake of almost 5 per cent in Vivendi, which is the parent company of the Universal Music Group, the Canal Group, Maroc Telecom, SFR and Vivendi Games. The company recently posted first quarter earnings of EURO 23 million - an increase of 109 per cent over the same period last year - and raised its forecast for the rest of 2006.

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« Reply #1 on: May 25, 2006, 01:26:15 PM »
Wow, A VG break up...  :o I didn't see that coming! I wonder what would happen to Sierra!
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« Reply #2 on: May 25, 2006, 01:27:35 PM »
Now that is interesting. My guess is that a small company would buy it for very little...Mabye even POS.
 
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« Reply #3 on: May 25, 2006, 01:35:28 PM »
Woah!

Let's all try to buy Sierra! XD
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« Reply #4 on: May 25, 2006, 04:47:20 PM »
Anyone have 40 billion Euros to spare? XD
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« Reply #5 on: May 26, 2006, 02:34:39 AM »
Sorry :P I'm on dire straits (well, not exactly, but I still don't have 40 billion euros!)
 
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« Reply #6 on: May 26, 2006, 03:17:42 AM »
what if you divide the 40 billion by all the members/fans?
Than it would be less expensive...
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« Reply #7 on: May 26, 2006, 05:01:27 AM »
Sorry :P I'm on dire straits (well, not exactly, but I still don't have 40 billion euros!)


Hey! That's a band!

Er, anyways, I don't happen to have any EURO to spare. ;P
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« Reply #8 on: May 26, 2006, 06:14:31 AM »
I do. But not that many, and 40 000 000 000 : 950=42105263.2 Euros per person. :P
 
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« Reply #9 on: May 26, 2006, 07:34:17 AM »
Anyone have 42 million Euros to spare? ;P


EDIT: Sorry, missed a decimal place. XD
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« Reply #10 on: May 26, 2006, 08:24:35 AM »
Sorry :P
 
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Re: Vivendi Soon to Break up...?
« Reply #11 on: May 27, 2006, 02:28:57 PM »
I don't have euros in the first place! I have maybe something thousand in the bank, but it's not euro! I live by US currency! But this should definetely go in another thread. We're not talking about euro here, we're talking about the supposed VG breakup, which would also include disccusion of Sierra's future, I believe...
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« Reply #12 on: May 27, 2006, 02:31:12 PM »
Whihc could be POS's future if everyone contributed 4,2 million euros, so what do you say? :P
 
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« Reply #13 on: May 27, 2006, 02:37:05 PM »
Whihc could be POS's future if everyone contributed 4,2 million euros, so what do you say? :P

It's actually 42 million. :P  *wonders if that's just a coincidence* XD
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« Reply #14 on: May 27, 2006, 02:52:11 PM »
... Well, if Yonkey's doing it, why not me? Is there anyone here who has US Currency? I'm so alone!
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« Reply #15 on: May 27, 2006, 02:59:57 PM »
All of the people in the US have US currency. ;P

Well, at least I think so. XD
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« Reply #16 on: May 27, 2006, 03:04:08 PM »
It makes sense, doesn't it? You can't go into Baskin Robins and pay for Ice Cream using Euros, can you?
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« Reply #17 on: May 27, 2006, 03:12:11 PM »
You can always convert your currency to Euros.  Still though, I doubt anyone here has $51 billion or even $53.6 million USD to spare. ;P
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« Reply #18 on: May 27, 2006, 03:23:37 PM »
Maybe we all should write a petition to Bil Gates. For using windows we want him to buy sierra  :suffer:
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« Reply #19 on: May 27, 2006, 03:27:05 PM »
XD

But then all the Sierra games could only run on windows :P

We could petition the guy who invented IKEA or the Tetra Pack family :P. *wonders if she knows any people that wealthy* Nope :P
 
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