CCP was just bought by Pearl Abyss and it’s because the VC investors want their money out. It’s as simple as that. When many companies start, they need cash to build until they generate revenue. Venture capitalists give startups money in return for partial ownership (stock) in the company.
Current events in EVE have stirred up a flurry of postings on the Reddits, the Twitters, and assorted Slacks, Discords, and other centers of discussion. I haven’t really engaged a lot there, but here are a few things to think consider. EVE Online is a game far more than complex than spreadsheets and a space battle simulator.