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Ubisoft CEO dismisses takeover rumors: "We have everything we need to remain independent"

Published ${ getTimestamp("2022-05-12T16:10:00+01:00") }}  ·  Updated ${ getTimestamp("2022-05-12T16:19:35+01:00") }}

Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot dispelled rumors of a potential company takeover in a recent earnings call.

Remaining independent? Ubisoft wouldn't be the only high-profile company to hand over its ownership in 2022.

  • Ubisoft's CEO made a strong statement regarding the future during the company's earnings call for its 2022 financial results,
  • Despite reports from credible publications claiming there are major equity firms showing interest in taking over the video game giant, the company's leader affirmed that "we have everything we need to remain independent."
  • Elaborating on how well situated Ubisoft is to succeed as is, Guillemot added: "We have the talent, the industrial and the financial scale, and a large portfolio of powerful IPs to create massive value in the coming years."
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"The current speculation is putting in plain sight the real appeal and value of our assets and of our value creation potential," Ubisoft's CEO continued.

The future: What exactly does Ubisoft have in store for gamers in the coming years?

  • The French company announced seven key hires earlier in May 2022, strengthening its team to "accelerate its transformation."
  • Ubisoft is aiming to expand its audience significantly by expanding into new territories, create new popular game IPs to expand its portfolio, and increase its recurring revenues.
  • Taking Rainbow Six Siege to mobile is an example of how it's trying to reach new audiences, as are the development of its controversial NFTs.
  • Whether Guillemot was truthful in his statement or not, it's clear that the developer is rapidly expanding its workforce as it continues to grow. At the time of publication, Ubisoft has 871 opportunities open on Hitmarker across numerous locations.
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