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Ubisoft boss says firm has "everything" it needs to "remain independent"

Ubisoft boss says firm has "everything" it needs to "remain independent"

French publishing firm Ubisoft has said that it has all the resources it needs to maintain its independence amid rumours the company is being eyed up for sale.

Speaking to investors – as reported by Eurogamer – the firm's CEO and founder Yves Guillemot reiterated what he said earlier this year, insisting that Ubisoft has what it needs to "remain independent".

The exec went on to say that the company's board would, however, review any offers that do come its way, saying that the fact there is even interest shows Ubisoft's potential.

"There've been a lot of talks around consolidation in the industry, and in Ubisoft in particular," Guillemot said.

He continued: "As we said last February, we have everything we need to remain independent. 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. It has provided us with the plan to build strategic partnership with the biggest players in the entertainment and tech."

This comes in the wake of a report that equity firms Blackstone and KKR were eying up Ubisoft, before another report said the Guillemot family was partnering with private money to acquire the company.


PCGamesInsider Contributing Editor

Alex Calvin is a freelance journalist who writes about the business of games. He started out at UK trade paper MCV in 2013 and left as deputy editor over three years later. In June 2017, he joined Steel Media as the editor for new site PCGamesInsider.biz. In October 2019 he left this full-time position at the company but still contributes to the site on a daily basis. He has also written for GamesIndustry.biz, VGC, Games London, The Observer/Guardian and Esquire UK.

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