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    1. January 15, 2016

      Vivendi sells stake in gaming company Activision Blizzard

      Vivendi has sold its 5.7 per cent stake in Activision Blizzard for $1.1bn, completing the French media group’s exit...

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      January 13, 2016

      Telecom Italia wants to be "the California of Italy"

      So Tim it is then. Telecom Italia, Italy’s dominant phone company, launched a new brand and logo and announced new...

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    1. December 30, 2015

      Tech M&A: paved with good intentions

      “This ain’t no technological breakdown,” sang Chris Rea. “Oh no, this is the road to hell.” Tech acquisitions usually...

    2. December 15, 2015

      Vivendi wins four Telecom Italia board seats

      A fight for influence at Telecom Italia escalated when its largest investor, French group Vivendi, won four board seats...

    3. Fast FT

      December 15, 2015

      Vivendi blocks Telecom Italia stock conversion

      An extraordinary shareholder’s meeting at Telecom Italia has rejected the conversion of the Italian telecoms group’s...

    4. December 14, 2015

      Vivendi/Telecom Italia: brat spat

      Rarely has the emptiness of corporate slogans been so clearly demonstrated. “Living together” is Vivendi’s contribution...

    5. November 16, 2015

      Vivendi’s puts forward French executives for Telecom Italia board

      Vivendi, the French media company controlled by Vincent Bolloré, has put forward four heavyweight French executives in...

    6. November 11, 2015

      Vivendi: roaming holiday

      Music combines mathematical rigour and harmonic pleasure. Get the sums wrong and the result is cacophony. French media...

    7. November 4, 2015

      Telecom Italia’s fate lies in the hands of French tycoons

      Takeover speculation has pushed shares in Telecom Italia near a seven-year high after two French billionaires increased...

    8. November 4, 2015

      Telecom Italia: plus ça change

      Foreign tourists love Italy, partly because life there seems to stand still. Traditional ways linger on. Its phone...

    9. Tech blog

      November 3, 2015

      #techFT - Activision's $5.9bn crush on King

      Welcome to #techFT, a new daily newsletter on technology, digital media and telecoms from the Financial Times that...

    10. November 2, 2015

      Vivendi denies it plans to partner in bid for Telecom Italia

      Vivendi has denied that it is in talks with potential partners about mounting a bid for Telecom Italia, saying that its...

    11. October 29, 2015

      Xavier Niel buys options on potential 11% Telecom Italia stake

      French telecoms billionaire Xavier Niel has bought options that could give him an 11.2 per cent stake in Telecom...

    12. October 22, 2015

      Vivendi raises stakes in gaming groups Ubisoft and Gameloft

      Vivendi has raised its stake in video-game makers Ubisoft and Gameloft for the second time in a week, saying that it...

    13. October 15, 2015

      Vincent Bolloré’s Vivendi takes stakes in Ubisoft and Gameloft

      French media and content group Vivendi has returned to the world of video gaming, taking 6.6 per cent and 6.2 per cent...

    14. October 6, 2015

      Vivendi ups Telecom Italia stake to almost 20%

      Vivendi, the French media group, has raised its stake in Telecom Italia, tightening its grip over the Italian telecom...

    15. October 1, 2015

      Canal Plus shake-up puts focus on brisk style of Vincent Bolloré

      Wherever Vincent Bolloré goes, people get fired. It is a pattern that has allowed the French industrialist to build a...

    16. September 8, 2015

      French television: ad break

      Quelle horreur! French cultural sensibilities may be offended by the idea (floated by the finance minister) that...

    17. September 3, 2015

      Vincent Bolloré takes over as chairman of Canal Plus

      Vincent Bolloré has been appointed chairman of Canal Plus and lambasted management practices at the pay-television...

    18. August 21, 2015

      European media join push to support online video groups

      Online video networks are receiving an influx of capital from European investors as the companies behind some of the...

    19. July 24, 2015

      How the FT falcon flew to Nikkei’s nest

      In an office at Pearson’s art deco London headquarters — the former Shell Mex building overlooking the river Thames —...

    20. July 3, 2015

      Vincent Bolloré shakes up management at Canal Plus

      French media and content group Vivendi has replaced the head of Canal Plus in the biggest reshuffle of its...

    21. June 30, 2015

      Canal Plus eyes Sun King and global content to revive fortunes

      On a recent afternoon at Versailles, an actor dressed as Louis XIV strode purposefully out of the main entrance to...

    22. June 25, 2015

      Vivendi increases its stake in Telecom Italia to 15%

      Vivendi has become Telecom Italia’s biggest shareholder, gaining entry into the Italian market as it seeks to find new...

    23. June 5, 2015

      At EDF, Lévy is handed his toughest business task yet

      More than 40 years ago, Jean-Bernard Lévy was at the same school as François Hollande in the Paris suburb of...

    24. May 10, 2015

      Activist shareholders lead new French revolution of pay excess

      Three years after the UK’s “shareholder spring” inspired a rash of investor protests against excessive executive pay,...

    25. April 30, 2015

      HK investor in backlash over Dailymotion intervention

      A Hong Kong investor who was in talks to buy a stake in French online video start-up Dailymotion has lashed out at the...

    26. April 22, 2015

      Beware state schemes to boost long-term share ownership

      As part of his electoral goody bag, David Cameron, the UK prime minister, has promised to give small investors the...

    27. April 17, 2015

      Vivendi’s Bolloré gets backing for double voting rights

      Vincent Bolloré has secured double voting rights at Vivendi, tightening his grip on the content and media group eyeing...

    28. April 16, 2015

      French companies fight back against Florange double-vote law

      Some of France’s largest companies are preparing a rebellion to counteract a law passed by the country’s socialist...

    29. April 15, 2015

      Alcatel-Lucent and Nokia: a very un-French deal

      This deal seems very un-French — suspiciously so, if you are a Nokia shareholder. A socialist government in Paris,...

    30. April 10, 2015

      Week in Review, April 11

      A round up of some of the week’s most significant corporate events and news stories. Capital rules to inflame next...

    31. April 8, 2015

      Vivendi reaches deal with rebel shareholder

      Vivendi has reached an agreement with a minority shareholder to increase dividend payments over the next two years,...

    32. April 8, 2015

      French companies do not need the ‘Loi Florange’

      In the years since the financial crisis, policy makers have looked hard at the public company to see whether it remains...

    33. April 8, 2015

      Vivendi eyes ‘transformational’ deals to become media player

      Vivendi may have taken some criticism from an activist investor recently, but Arnaud de Puyfontaine, chief executive of...

    34. April 7, 2015

      Vivendi enters exclusive talks to buy Dailymotion

      Vivendi has entered exclusive talks with Orange to buy 80 per cent of the French telecom operator’s Dailymotion...

    35. April 6, 2015

      Vivendi offers to buy majority stake in Dailymotion from Orange

      Vivendi has confirmed that it has made an offer to buy the video sharing site Dailymotion from Orange, the telecoms...

    36. April 2, 2015

      Vincent Bolloré tightens Vivendi grip with further share purchase

      French industrialist Vincent Bolloré has increased his stake in Vivendi, tightening his grip on the media and content...

    37. March 30, 2015

      PSAM questions governance in battle with Vincent Bolloré’s Vivendi

      P. Schoenfeld Asset Management (PSAM) has raised the alarm over corporate governance at Vivendi, arguing that de facto...

    38. March 29, 2015

      Vivendi clash shows it’s time to change the music and take a risk

      The dispute between the activist fund manager Peter Schoenfeld and Vivendi is not just a row about money and whether it...

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