Ubisoft, shareholders are considering an acquisition

A new report on the acquisition of the company emerges online.

In recent weeks, many rumors concerning a probable continue to follow one another online acquisition from Ubisoftby an external company, and according to a new report the publisher is seriously considering the hypothesis of being acquired, but for this to happen it must increase the price of its shares.

According to Dealreporter, via Seeking Alpha, shareholders and people familiar with takeover discussions argue that the right price for a deal to be accepted should be between € 60 and € 70 per share.

Furthermore, again thanks to this new report, in the upper floors of Ubisoft they would like an evaluation of € 100 per share in a possible acquisition, a price that would be justified by the long-term prospects. What is certain is that in recent weeks the French publisher has been attracting the interest of private equity firms such as Blackstone And KKRwho are considering buying the Assassin’s Creed publisher.

The rumors regarding the acquisition of Ubisoft continue

Following this information, however, rumors have also reached the net that they want the family Guillemot be ready to acquire many shares of the same company, with the CEO Yves Guillemot who told investors at the latest earnings conference that Ubisoft it has “everything we need to remain independent”.

At the time of writing, however, it should be noted that the company’s stock price stands at 48.41 eurosdown from 82.40 euros achieved at the beginning of the year. The last time the title Ubisoft has passed i 60 euros it was July 7, 2021, when it reached € 61.48 per share. There was a brief decline thereafter in May 2021, but before then the French publiaher was consistently above € 60 per share from March 2020 to May 2021.

And obviously the decline in shares is undoubtedly at least partly due to the pandemic still in progress. In fact, before the pandemic, the shares of the French publisher remained at more than 60 euros from January 2017 to September 2019, during which it even reached a peak of 102.95 euros.

Finally, let us remember how Microsoft announced in January 2022 the acquisition for a good $ 68.7 billion Activision Blizzardpaying $ 95 per share.