Jean-Marie Messier bid Viv U employees adieu in an email Tuesday. In the missive, he also made a concerted plea for preserving a semblance of the trans-Atlantic conglom as it exits today.
What should have been an upbeat day on the stock markets ended up a washout for Vivendi Universal. Though Viv U shares rallied Monday in the wake of the announcement that Jean-Marie Messier was…
Vivendi Universal topper Jean-Marie Messier has met his Waterloo. Days after the embattled chief exec fought off a coup engineered by several Viv U board members and backed by major shareholder the…
What impact will Jean-Marie Messier's ouster have on Universal? Even top execs at the studio admit they are in the dark. The immediate news that Messier had resigned his post atop Vivendi Universal…
The decline and fall of Jean Marie Messier resonates on many levels, both economic and cultural. Messier liked to present himself as the most Americanized of any major Euro business leader, yet was…
Jean-Rene Fourtou, the 63-year-old tapped as interim successor to Vivendi Universal chairman Jean-Marie Messier, comes out of the same cookie-cutter business elite as his predecessor, but he's a…
Vivendi Universal said Friday that it plans to sell 6% of publicly traded construction subsid Vinci in a continuing effort to pare down debt.
Just how supportive the French members of Vivendi U's board of governors will be of embattled chairman Jean-Marie Messier in coming months is an intriguing question.
Beleaguered Vivendi Universal received an unaccustomed shot of good news Thursday as a French court threw out a request by shareholders to investigate the conglom's corporate governance practices.
Vivendi Universal chairman-CEO Jean-Marie Messier apologized Wednesday for confusing investors, offered more detail on debt reduction and said he hopes to run the conglom for years to come.
Jean-Marie Messier emerged from an hours-long Vivendi Universal board meeting Tuesday evening with his CEO title and optimism intact -- but without a key ally.