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  • thomasvannier thomasvannier Feb 10, 2013 5:11 PM Flag

    What might happen

    Transaction: Vivendi agrees to sell its stake to a group led by Kotick, Morhaime, top managers + private equity funds. 684 million share@14 dollars= 9.5 B dollars.

    Licensing: Activision Blizzard sells the TV&Movies rights of Skylanders+World of Warcraft to Disney or Warner for 2 billion dollars.

    Dividend: 0.19 dollar a share - 200 million dollars

    Speciali Dividend: 3 dollars a share - 3.4 billions dollars

    Share buyback: 3 billion dollars program

    Debt financing: 1.2 billion dollars

    *All in all:
    - Kotick and Morhaime led group takes control of 50%+ of the company for around 5 billion dollars
    - Company remains floated
    - On the balance sheet: 4.4+2-0.2-3.4-3+1.2= 1 billion dollar in cash & 1.2 billion dollars of debt
    - Champaign

    Sentiment: Hold

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