Following a report last month that Ubisoft had attracted early takeover interest from several private equity firms, the Assassin’s Creed publisher has once again addressed the issue, saying it has “everything we need to remain independent.”
Ubisoft initially discussed the subject of buyouts back in February, following a round of acquisitions that saw Microsoft buying Activision Blizzard, Sony buying Bungie, and Take-Two buying Zynga. Since then, however, a report from Bloomberg claimed Ubisoft had attracted preliminary interest from a number of private equity firms, although it was said the publisher had yet to enter into “serious negotiations” regarding such a deal.
In light of those reports, Ubisoft has once again addressed the subject of acquisitions, albeit in very much the same terms it did back in February. “There’ve been a lot of talks around consolidation in the industry, and in Ubisoft in particular,” company chairman Yves Guillemont said during the publisher’s latest earnings call, adding that its “overall position is clear.”