Microsoft says Activision-Blizzard takeover is progressing quickly


the takeover of Activision-Blizzard by Microsoft promises to be a long soap opera, which could last until June 2023, at least if everything does not fall apart before. Brad Smithpresident of Microsoft, considers himself to be rather confident about the progress of this historic deal, and once again affirmed it in the columns of the Belgian site The Echowhere he even states that things are moving fast.

A takeover on the right track according to Microsoft

Brad Smith gave an interview to the Belgian site and returned to the details of this acquisition, which is very important for Microsoft as a whole, not just for Xbox. And even if the shadow of the regulators hangs over this affair, the president of Microsoft affirms that everything is going well:

It’s moving fast, at least fast enough for an acquisition of this size.. We have received requests for information on this subject here in Brussels, but also in London and Washington. We answer questions, we give briefings and we provide the information requested. One of our lawyers summed it up nicely, saying, “ We’re coming to the end of the beginning and now we’re starting the beginning of the middle“. »

Since the takeover has been validated by both sides, with the publisher’s shareholders almost unanimously authorizing this acquisition, it would indeed seem that the deal is now heading towards a new stage, probably the most important: l approval from market regulators like the FTC, which intends to seriously investigate the takeover. And if for the moment, nothing indicates that the deal could fall through, we will monitor each twist very closely.

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