July 1st, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Talking of Vivendi… The media group has completed its acquisition of an 80% stake in online video site Dailymotion for €217m (around $241m). The company was previously owned by Orange, with the French...

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July 1st, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

We’ve known for a while now that consultancy firm Bain & Company has been involved at the highest levels of Universal Music Group (and even higher: within parent company Vivendi) as the label group...

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April 7th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Who’s going to buy online video site Dailymotion? Well, from a failed bid in 2013 by Yahoo, we know it’ll probably have to be a French company, since the French government nixed that deal on the grounds...

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March 18th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

There have been persistent rumours of companies wanting to buy Universal Music Group, fuelled by parent company Vivendi’s recent flurry of divestments in other areas. However, Vivendi CEO Arnaud de Puyfontaine...

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March 11th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Universal Music Group is not currently up for sale – if anything, its parent company Vivendi’s focus on its music division has sharpened since it sold off telco SFR and its majority stake in games...

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February 26th, 2014 by Stuart Dredge

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Digital music has been out-earning physical music in some countries for major labels for a while now, but yesterday saw a notable (if not surprising) tipping point for Universal Music Group. Its parent...

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September 18th, 2013 by Music Ally

Universal Music's parent company Vivendi may be planning to split itself into two groups.

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July 26th, 2013 by Music Ally

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ionGames publisher Activision has announced a significant buyback of shares from its (now-former) parent company Vivendi.

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July 19th, 2013 by Music Ally

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Thought we were done with major-label acquisitions in the music industry?

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