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The biggest acquisition in gaming history! Microsoft is paying more than $42 billion for Activision Blizzard

via:凤凰网     time:2022/6/16 23:00:49     readed:290

Earlier this year, Microsoft announced that it would buy activision Blizzard for $98 per share, or $68.7 billion, the largest acquisition in gaming history, which is expected to close in 2023.

According to the latest news,Microsoft increased its offer for Activision Blizzard by $6.3 billion to $75 billion.

Activision Blizzard was last valued at $58.9 billion,That's a 27% premium to Microsoft's new offer.

But even if Microsoft's acquisition is a good example of "not losing money," the process will not go smoothly.

According to the latest report,Now the FEDERAL Trade Commission (FTC) is investigating Microsoft's acquisition of Activision Blizzard and how it might affect employees.

FTC Chairwoman Lena & Middot; Mr Khan said the inquiry would have to scrutinise the Labour market impact of the takeover; And promised to review the impact of competition in all relevant markets for further action.

For Microsoft, and for Activision Blizzard, which has been dogged by various scandals, the scrutiny could have an impact on the deal.

In addition,Because Microsoft is itself a game developer, the deal could be seen as a horizontal acquisition (a merger of direct competitors), which would bring antitrust investigations.

It's worth noting that Microsoft will pay activision Blizzard a termination fee of up to $3 billion if the company fails to acquire Activision Blizzard for various reasons.


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