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Comment: Microsoft's path of least resistance lies in convincing US FTC that Activision Blizzard content isn't 'must-have'

By Austin Peay, Curtis Eichelberger and Flavia Fortes
  • 09 Feb 2022 17:23
  • 09 Feb 2022 17:23
Microsoft’s best shot at convincing the US Federal Trade Commission that its proposed $68.7 billion acquisition of Activision Blizzard doesn’t pose antitrust concerns is to show that the game giant’s content isn't a “must-have” for players.
The tech giant could argue that Activision’s games, which include popular titles such as

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Flavia Fortes

Global Head of Mergers

Flavia writes about merger control, antitrust enforcement and litigation in the U.S. and Brazil. Before joining MLex, Flavia worked as an Antitrust Consultant in the Federal Trade Commission's Office of International Affairs and as a Research Fellow for the American Antitrust Institute. She has written on the intersection of antitrust law and intellectual property law in technology-driven and innovative markets.

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