The UK has approved Microsoft's acquisition of Activision-Blizzard. Both companies welcomed the regulator's decision. Microsoft will complete its $68.7 billion purchase of the video game publisher.
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The Taiwan Fair Trade Commission has approved Microsoft's plan to acquire Activision Blizzard, even as the company awaits final approval from the UK's Competition and Markets Authority.
A new report claims that Microsoft is planning to officially announce it has closed the deal to acquire Activision Blizzard on Friday, October 13, barring any last minute surprise from the UK CMA.
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A new report claims the UK Competition and Markets Authority could make a preliminary decision on whether or not to approve Microsoft's plan to buy Activision Blizzard sometime next week.
In a new interview, Brad Smith said that Microsoft has "worked to address" the concerns about the Activision Blizzard deal with regulators, adding “We haven't tried to dismiss them."
Microsoft believes this restructuring of its proposed plan to acquire Activision Blizzard will allow the UK Competition and Markets Authority to finally approve its plan to acquire the game publisher.
The UK Competition and Markets Authority has ended its investigation into Broadcom's $69 billion acquisition of VMware and published a final report. It has said the acquisition can go ahead.
The UK Competition and Markets Authority has received a new submission from Microsoft about changes regarding its plan to acquire Activision Blizzard. The CMA is now taking public comments.
The UK CMA can now consider a possible new proposal from Microsoft to buy Activision Blizzard without having to worry about the CAT overturning its original decision to block that deal.
Sarah Cardell, the chief executive at the UK Competition and Markets Authority, said in a new interview that it is still waiting for Microsoft to send it a new Activision Blizzard deal proposal.
The companies now officially have three more months to try to close the deal so Microsoft can finally acquire Call of Duty and Diablo game publisher Activision Blizzard for $79 billion.
The official date for the deal for Microsoft to acquire Activision Blizzard to close has now come and gone, but the two companies reportedly still want to make this purchase happen.
While Microsoft and the UK CMA seem to want to work together to have the regulator reverse its earlier decision to block the purchase, it looks like the July 18th deal deadline will need an extension.
A new report claims Microsoft is considering selling off some of its Xbox Cloud Gaming rights to a third party in order to get the CMA to approve its plans to purchase Activision Blizzard.
NASDAQ has announced it plans to remove Activision Blizzard prior to the start of trading on Monday, July 17. That would indicate Microsoft is making preparations to close the Activision Blizzard deal
The UK Competition and Markets Authority now says Microsoft can offer a new deal, which could lead to a new investigation by the regulator before it might approve an Activision Blizzard purchase.
Soon after Microsoft's win against the FTC Phil Spencer had sent an internal memo addressing the company's efforts to get it over the line as well as the belief that it would be good for the industry.
Microsoft and the UK Competition and Markets Authority were going to fight in an appeal hearing over the CMA's decision to block the Activision Blizzard purchase but it has been postponed.
The Competition Tribunal of South Africa has unconditionally approved Microsoft's plan to acquire game publisher Activision Blizzard, although it did not reveal the reasons for its decision.
The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) in the UK initially expressed concerns over the purchase of Roomba vacuum cleaner maker iRobot by Amazon. But, it has now greenlighted the decision.
Sony CEO Kenichiro Yoshida says that right now, the "technical difficulties are high" for cloud gaming, even as the CMA rejected Microsoft's deal to buy Activision Blizzard over cloud gaming concerns.
The move to just go around the UK CMA's decision to reject Microsoft's plan to acquire Activision Blizzard is one of a number of options that is reportedly being considered by Microsoft.
The tentative date for the official appeal hearing was set by the UK's Competition Appeal Tribunal by the judge, the Honourable Mr. Justice Marcus Smith, during a case management conference today.
Microsoft has several specific points it will raise to the CMA's Competition Appeal Tribunal to show why its decision to block its purchase of Activision Blizzard should be overturned.
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In a speech today in Brussels, Belgium, Margrethe Vestager, the EVP for the European Commission, offered its reasons why it approved of Microsoft's acquisition of Activision Blizzard.
The appeal was made to the CMA's Competition Appeal Tribunal by Microsoft, but it's currently unknown how long the group will take to make a decision on whether or not to overturn the ruling.
The UK's Competition and Markets Authority has issued a response to the EU's approval of Microsoft's purchase of Activision Blizzard, and it's clear the two groups have different cloud gaming views.
Ukraine's Antimonopoly Committee has given its approval for Microsoft to purchase Activision Blizzard for $69 billion, even as the UK's regulatory authority rejected the deal earlier this week.
In an interview with the BBC, Microsoft President Brad Smith said this week's decision to block its Activision Blizzard purchase makes the EU "a more attractive place to start a business" than the UK.
While Microsoft's stock price seems to be unaffected by today's news of the UK's rejection of its purchase of Activision Blizzard, the game publisher is suffering from a major stock downturn.
Microsoft President Brad Smith said that the company remains "fully committed to our acquisition" of Activision Blizzard and said it was "especially disappointed" with today's CMA decision.
The UK Competition and Markets Authority has decided that Microsoft's deal to buy Activision Blizzard "would damage competition in the Cloud Gaming market" and has rejected the $69 billion acquisition
A new report claims that if the UK and EU regulators approve Microsoft acquiring Activision Blizzard, the company could close the deal soon afterwards, and take the chances with the UK FTC's lawsuit.
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The UK Competition & Markets Authority's provisional conclusion says Microsoft's acquisition of Activision Blizzard "will not result in a substantial lessening of competition" for UK console gaming.
Microsoft has faced a major setback in the UK where the country's regulator has put up a hurdle in the form of a "Phase 2" investigation of the multi-billion dollar acquisition of Activision Blizzard.
UK's regulator isn't giving Microsoft a free pass in its $69 billion acquisition of Activision Blizzard. It has stated that the deal is anti-competitive in nature and wants a more detailed probe.