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Microsoft is exploring options to close Activision deal despite UK block

By Nicholas Hirst, Lewis Crofts, Tono Gil and Andrew Boyce
  • 01 Jun 2023 17:25
  • 01 Jun 2023 17:25
Microsoft executives are actively looking at ways to close the company's $69 billion acquisition of videogame maker Activision Blizzard despite a UK veto on the deal, MLex has learned.

Such a move would be vanishingly rare where it relates to one of the world’s major regulatory jurisdictions and would almost certainly trigger

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Andrew Boyce


Andrew is a reporter covering merger reviews and competition policy for MLex in Brussels. He joined MLex in 2015 and holds a degree and a master’s degree in history from the University of Liverpool.

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