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Microsoft's acquisition of Activision Blizzard is about to be finalized, as soon as August passed FTC review

via:新浪科技     time:2022/7/17 11:02:11     readed:93

IT House on July 17th, Sony has just announced the official completion of the acquisition of Bungie and Haven Studios, and then Microsoft confirmed to foreign media that the Federal Trade Commission may approve Microsoft's acquisition of Dynamic Storm (next month, Activision blizzard).

Microsoft said that they have responded to the requirements of the Federal Trade Commission's second sending documents. Now FTC has 30 days of time to ask Microsoft to provide further information, otherwise it will have to automatically approve the operation.

Therefore, the trading agreement between Microsoft and Activision Blizzard may be implemented as early as August, including "Call of Duty", "World of Warcraft", "Dark Destruction God", "Overwatch" and "Old and Dangerous Wolf". Become part of Microsoft Xbox.

In January of this year, Microsoft announced that it would acquire game development and interactive entertainment content at a price of $ 95 per share. This will be the highest acquisition of trading prices in Microsoft.

IT House learned that after the acquisition was completed, Microsoft would exceed Nintendo and became the third largest game company after Tencent and Sony.

If Microsoft's acquisition cannot be approved, Microsoft may pay huge breakup fees (up to $ 3 billion).

If the consolidated transaction is terminated, including the termination of concerns of antitrust, and the Activision Blizzard does not have any terms in a substantive violation of the agreement, then if the termination notice is provided before January 18, 2023, Microsoft will pay $ 2 billion to terminate the termination of $ 2 billion Fee; if it is provided before January 18, 2023 and before April 18, 2023, Microsoft will pay $ 2.5 billion in termination fee; if it is provided after April 18, 2023, Microsoft will pay $ 3 billion in termination of US $ 3 billion to terminate the termination fee.

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