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Microsoft’s Activision acquisition expected to secure EU approval

Microsoft’s Activision acquisition expected to secure EU approval

Microsoft's $69 billion acquisition of Activision is expected to receive EU antitrust approval, as the tech giant offers licensing deals to rivals to ease concerns. The acquisition, announced in January 2022, is Microsoft's biggest ever and will enable the company to compete with Tencent and Son... Read more

date1 year ago
Microsoft pleads its case to EU for green light to buy Activision

Microsoft pleads its case to EU for green light to buy Activision

Microsoft has to convince antitrust regulators that the deal won't hurt competition. Microsoft President Brad Smith is travelling to Brussels this week to make a very important pitch to European regulators, according to Reuters. His challenge is to convince the antitrust watchdogs from multiple ... Read more

date1 year ago
EU’s Microsoft-Activision probe to continue to 2nd phase

EU’s Microsoft-Activision probe to continue to 2nd phase

Two insiders told Politico that the European Commission is ready to open an in-depth second-phase probe into Microsoft's record $69 billion acquisition of games publisher Activision-Blizzard. Microsoft had until October 31 to respond to a first-phase probe by the EU's competition authorities. Th... Read more

date2 years ago
Microsoft’s Activision Blizzard buyout faces probes in UK and EU

Microsoft’s Activision Blizzard buyout faces probes in UK and EU

Microsoft's $75 billion acquisition of video game developer Activision Blizzard is under thorough investigation in Brussels and the United Kingdom amid rising worries of anti-competitive risks. Sony is worried that the merger prevents rivals from accessing the hit game franchise Call of Duty. Ac... Read more

date2 years ago
Microsoft acquisition of Activision under scrutiny from FTC

Microsoft acquisition of Activision under scrutiny from FTC

Bloomberg News reported late on Monday that the US antitrust review of Microsoft's $68.7 billion proposed acquisition of Activision Blizzard Inc., the maker of Call of Duty will be handled by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). The report cited someone familiar with the matter. The FTC, not the ... Read more

date2 years ago
Microsoft acquires Activision Blizzard for 61 billion euros

Microsoft acquires Activision Blizzard for 61 billion euros

Microsoft is acquiring Activision Blizzard for 69 billion dollars (61 billion euros), the largest acquisition in Microsoft's history. Activision Blizzard is responsible for developing leading titles such as Call of Duty and World of Warcraft. According to Microsoft, the acquisition should contri... Read more

date2 years ago