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Activision to spread its wings after Vivendi sale: CEO

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Activision Blizzard Inc's CEO, who is shelling out $50 million of his own money in an $8.2 billion deal to buy back most of Vivendi's stake, said the world's largest video game publisher will be freer to pursue acquisitions and grow after emerging from its French parent's wFull story

Bankers in line for telecom and media fees windfall

LONDON (Reuters) - Bankers working on the sale of the bulk of Vivendi's <VIV.PA> stake in Activision Blizzard Inc <ATVI.O> to the video games maker and its management could earn advisory fees of up to $80 million, according to an industry estimate. Full story

Vivendi mulls cash move on Activision: report

PARIS (Reuters) - Vivendi <VIV.PA> is exploring alternative moves to extract cash from its Activision Blizzard <ATVI.O> unit after failing to sell part of its 61-percent stake in the U.S. video games business, the Financial Times reported on its website on Sunday. Full story

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Eric Hirshberg President and Chief Executive Officer of Activision Publishing, discusses "Call of Duty Ghosts" designed for Xbox One during a press event unveiling Microsoft's new Xbox in Redmond
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Eric Hirshberg President and Chief Executive Officer of Activision Publishing, discusses "Call of Duty Ghosts" designed for Xbox One during a press event unveiling Microsoft's new Xbox in Redmond, Washington May 21, 2013. REUTERS/Nick Adams (UNITED STATES - Tags: SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY ENTERTAINMENT)