L ‘Activision acquisition From Microsoft It was not checked by the relevant authorities, so the company, according to the standard, published a An official document summarizing all the events Which led to the suggestion of the Redmond house, allowing you to see how things have developed.
The Document published by SEC Let’s have one Chronology Min: It’s a bit of a heavy read but it might be interesting to understand how what could be the biggest acquisition in video game history happened. With the FTC examining the issue, it’s not certain it will pass, also given the recent case of Nvidia and ARM, but the situation between Microsoft and Activision is somewhat different, so it’s hard to make predictions.
In the meantime, it is interesting to see how the discussions took place, and also why they appeared strategy Exactly accurate by Phil Spencer. Based on the timing of communications with Activision, it seems quite clear that the Xbox chief has intended to exploit a moment of weakness in the publisher so that he can reach a more favorable agreement with a greater chance of success.
In fact, it looks like Phil Spencer has I called Bobby Kotik Three days after the release of the notorious scandal involving the embroiled Activision chief in the abuse case, the Wall Street Journal reported. Practically the day after Phil Spencer reported his desire to “re-evaluate” the relationship between Microsoft and Activision, the call came between Spencer and Kotick for a possible acquisition.
In fact, it was definitely a “reassessment” of relationships, no doubt. In a situation like this, it was obvious that Activision Blizzard was more miles To accept the acquisition, above all, investors could have assessed the prospect of a total change of management more favorably, as Kotick is set to leave the scene.
In the phone call from Spencer, the Xbox chief appears to have discussed “strategic opportunities between Activision Blizzard and Microsoft” and reported on a potential call from Satya Nadella the next day, which actually happened on Saturday with a takeover bid. More explicit and formal, which sparked a series of discussions between companies.
Another interesting element that emerged was the fact that Activision Blizzard was already in contact with him 4 other companies For a possible takeover, but not spelled out in the document, which you simply refer to as “A, C, D, and E” companies. Another strange element is the assertion that Microsoft will have to pay between $2 and $3 billion in compensation if the takeover is banned by antitrust bodies, but it also turns out that if Activision shareholders eventually have to vote against the takeover, Kotick will pay 2.27 billion dollars for Microsoft.
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