Ubisoft reportedly being acquired by a private equity firm.
Over the last few days there has been a lot of speculation that Ubisoft is being assessed for purchase by some of the worlds largest private equity firm.
The French Publisher has been facing a string of troubles, from a slow launch schedule to multiple accusations of Sexual Misconduct, that my be the motivation for this. Ubisoft previously survived a hostile takeover attempt by Vivendi in 2018.
One key reason for the change of heart could be that the CEO, Yves Guillemot, no longer has a heir apparent in his son Charlie Guillemot, who left the company in May of 2021.
With the rumour circulating Ubisoft has seen its stock price rise over the weekend from 35.18 EUR per stock to 42.23 at open of the NYSE. This is still well below the Stock Price This time last year of 64.84 EUR and less than a Third of their all time record of 102.95 EUR in July 2018.