Vivendi sells majority stake in Activision for $8.2B, giving video game maker independence

  • by: BARBARA ORTUTAY , AP Technology Writer
  • Updated: July 26, 2013 - 3:10 PM

SAN FRANCISCO — Vivendi SA is selling most of its majority stake in Activision Blizzard Inc. for $8.2 billion, giving the video game company back its independence as the French conglomerate tries to strengthen its balance sheet.

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