EA & Ubisoft

EA Invests in UbiSoft Entertainment (thanks Frans) has the unexpected announcement that Electronic Arts has acquired just under 20% of Ubisoft:
REDWOOD CITY, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec. 20, 2004--Electronic Arts today announced an investment in international game developer and publisher UbiSoft Entertainment, headquartered in Rennes, France. The investment represents approximately 19.9 percent interest in the company -- shares purchased as a block from Talpa Beheer B.V. to be completed upon obtaining antitrust clearance from the U.S. government. Financial terms were not disclosed.
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I'll be Mr. Pessimist Dec 20, 2004, 18:45
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Seeing as this is the same wannabe monopoly company that bought the exclusive rights to the NFL so they wouldn't have any competition, does anyone else suspect they did this to sabotage Ubisoft? I.e. a big vote comes up, and they vote in the opposite of what's best for the company. This does give them a direct say in the operations and actions of a direct competitor, and I have no reason to think EA would act in Ubisoft's best interests over its own.

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