Bloomberg). During negotiations for Activision to buy the majority of its own shares back from Vivendi in 2013, Kotick refused any deal that excluded his own investment group, a stance that made Vivendi executives consider losing him entirely, the filing says.
One email from then-CEO of Vivendi, Jean-Francois Dubos, said, "I really wonder who's going to fire him." Philippe Capron, Vivendi CFO and Activision chairman, replied, "Myself, happily. Tomorrow if you want."