Microsoft Activision: That could still stand in the way to the gigantic deal
With the planned purchasing of Activision Blizzard, Microsoft gains one of the world’s largest video game publishers at all and ensures a bang after the Bethesda acquisition almost one and a half years ago. But possibly there could still be some factors that come to the deal in the cross.
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Several parties have an impact on the deal
What could come to the deal? In the announcement of Activision Blizzard is to be removed that the transaction is not final. Rather, there are several participants who must first agree to trade.
As it requires the shareholders of Activision Blizzard, so that the deal comes about. The shareholders are part of the ownership of the shares a share of the stock corporation. As the deal will probably have a positive effect on earnings per share, the shareholders should be interested in the fact that the deal is friction-free via the stage.
In addition, a regulatory exam must be passed. Only if the competent authorities, including the US cartel Office gives their consent, can the deal be carried out as planned. The approval of the Supervisory Board of Microsoft and Activision Blizzard, on the other hand, is no longer needed, both parties have given their consent.
When should the deal go over the stage? If all parties involved agree to the deal, Activision Blizzard will be part of the Microsoft family in the fiscal year 2023. Because the last risk factors are a normal procedure, we assume that the deal will come as stood as it was already at Bethesda .
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Microsoft wants to buy Activision Blizzard for US $70 billion
Xbox Game Pass is further strengthened
The impact of the deal is not quite clear, but Xbox-CEO Phil Spencer already reaffirmed that many games of Activision Blizzard will land from the first day in the Xbox Game Pass. The cloud gaming should also be strengthened in the future.
So if the deal really comes about, it might be that we will only see titles like Call of Duty, Warcraft or Diablo in the future on the PC and the Xbox. So we can be curious what the fiscal year 2023 will bring for us.
What do you think: what are the chances of completing the Microsoft Deal?