Activision will fight any FTC challenge regarding Microsoft takeover

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    Activision Blizzard has said that it will fight any challenge from the FTC in regards to the $68.7 billion acquisition by tech giant Microsoft.

    In a Politico report, it is stated that the FTC (Federal Trade Commission) is “probable” to file a lawsuit against the proposed acquisition of Activision Blizzard. If that happens, Activision is said to come out to fight.

    Activision will fight for the acquisition of Microsoft

    However, it is also reported that, as of this writing, the FTC commissioners have yet to vote against the proposed acquisition. Additionally, it is also believed that FTC representatives are “skepticalon Activision and Microsoft’s arguments toward the acquisition.

    If the FTC is against the proposed acquisition, it is claimed that the yet-to-be-finalized Microsoft deal could be taken to court as early as December 2022. The report claims that like UK-based regulators; the acquisition could be perceived as “an unfair boost in the video game market”.

    However, in response to the report, Activision Blizzard executive Lulu Meservey has stated that any challenge from the FTC in the US will be met with a “struggle” to ensure that the Microsoft agreement is carried out.

    See a lot of speculation about Microsoft’s acquisition of Activision Blizzard. Any suggestion that the transaction could have anti-competitive effects is absurd,Meservey tweeted. “This merger will benefit US players and the gaming industry, especially as we face tougher competition abroad..

    We are committed to continuing to work cooperatively with regulators around the world to allow the transaction to proceed, but we will not hesitate to fight to defend the transaction if necessary.,”, he concluded.

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    If Microsoft’s deal goes through, it’s expected to end in June 2023. That’s at least according to Activision. However, there will undoubtedly be a lot of bumps in the round until then.

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