Several potential buyers have emerged for Vivendi Universal's publishing biz, although bids appear significantly lower than the x5 billion ($4.89 billion) initially anticipated. Separately, the…
French market regulators moved closer to proving Vivendi Universal attempted Enron-style "creative" accounting as ousted topper Jean-Marie Messier allegedly sought to hide conglom's massive debts.
Vivendi Universal, heartened by interest in its publishing assets, is exploring a sale of the entire $5 billion division, including educational publishers in France and Europe and its big electronic…
Battered Gallic conglom Vivendi Universal will make a small dent in its towering o18 billion ($17.7 billion) debt load today when it is expected to announce the sale of a package of French publishing…
In the absence of a clear strategic pronouncement from chief executive Jean-Rene Fourtou, press-fueled speculation over the future of Vivendi Universal is circulating in overdrive. If the current…
Vivendi Universal plans to sell about €10 billion ($9.8 billion) worth of assets over two years, dismantling the media empire cobbled together by former CEO Jean Marie Messier with a river of red ink…
Ailing Gallic media giant Vivendi Universal will take a charge of at least $4.85 billion -- and possibly significantly more than that -- to write down the value of assets including USA Network…
Jean Marie Messier isn't going quietly. France's Le Parisien reports that the ousted Vivendi Universal chief, on a Mediterranean holiday, is penning his latest memoirs. The provisional title: "How I…
Vivendi Environment, the once-profitable French water and sewage giant, is seeking to protect itself from parent company Vivendi Universal's uncertain financial future.
The Vivendi Universal fire sale has begun. Viv U Publishing sold its remaining 25% stake in its professional press unit Wednesday to Aprovia, a Paris-based entity of three investment funds, Cinven…
One thousand Gallic investors filed a class-action civil lawsuit Monday against the directors of Vivendi Universal for "fakery" and the "distribution of fictitious dividends."
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