In the midst of game publishers and developers being acquired by bigger companies, new reports say that Ubisoft is looking for a buyer.
According to Bloomberg and Seeking Alpha, Ubisoft is currently in early talks with private equity firms such as Blackstone and KKR.
It’s worth noting that Ubisoft hasn’t gotten into any serious talks with any firms, just ones that would be willing to put in an offer.
Variety notes that Ubisoft is could be currently valued at around $5.2 billion USD.
Currently, Ubisoft is majority-owned by the Guillemot family with a 15.9% stake in the company and 22.3% of the voting shares. If a deal were to happen, sources say the Guillemot family would likely stay in control of the company.
By going for a private equity firm acquisition, Ubisoft would be saving itself from a hostile takeover, such as the one that almost happened by the French media company, Vivendi.