News business Shadow: the Blade company officially bought by OVH, elite of French Tech
After the study of several cases by the Commercial Court of Paris concerning the takeover of Blade, it is finally OVH which becomes the official buyer of the company at the origin of the Shadow offers.
While a group of Blade employees joined forces with Iliad, and therefore Xavier Niel, to take over the company jointly via the Scaleway subsidiary of the telecom firm, the Paris Commercial Court decided otherwise. . Responsible for studying different takeover offers, the authority finally retained that of Octave Klaba, the boss of HubiC, the parent company of the OHV host.
The Commercial Court considered that the case brought by HubiC, including a take-back price higher than that of the Scaleway case, but also a lower cost of redundancies as well as a “Consistency in its involvement and commitment since the start of the call for tenders”, made him the best candidate for the takeover. Among the stated objectives of Octave Klaba, we find the desire to develop an alternative to the cloud offers of Microsoft (Office 365) and Google (G Suite), but also of “Building the best Cloud Gaming offer in the world”, as he mentioned in the tweet announcing the decision of the Paris Commercial Court.
Very happy to have been selected by the Paris Commercial Court for the 1UP of @Shadow_France !
The ambition is simple: to build the best Cloud Gaming offer in the world! We now have everything in just one box: talented team, no worries about CAPEX, the global market! pic.twitter.com/Yz3RlV02dy
— Octave Klaba (@olesovhcom) April 30, 2021
A statement that did not fail to make the subscribers of Shadow offers react: indeed, no “cloud computing” in this project, but “cloud gaming”. The boss of HubiC has not yet clarified his statements, but we bet that it should not be long in doing so.
When it comes to the future of Blade employees, they keep their jobs, with the exception of those who had decided to leave, whatever the result, as well as CTO Jean-Baptiste Kempf, whose post was abolished.
Through akazan, Writing Aroged.com