May 29, 2023

Microsoft’s proposed $69 billion acquisition of Activision Blizzard has hit some main hindrances in current weeks, with the UK’s Competitors and Markets Authority (CMA) having blocked the deal, although elsewhere, the acquisition is constant to get approvals from regulatory authorities.

The most recent nation to approve the deal is China, with Microsoft having confirmed lately (as shared by The Verge’s Tom Warren on Twitter) that China’s State Administration for Market Regulation (SAMR) has unconditionally permitted its acquisition of Activision Blizzard.

China turns into the thirty seventh nation to approve the acquisition, with the likes of Japan and Brazil additionally having signed off on the deal in current weeks. Most lately, the European Fee additionally permitted the deal.

In the meantime, Microsoft is at present within the means of interesting the CMA’s refusal to approve the acquisition, although how lengthy that whole course of will likely be and whether or not or not it’ll find yourself revering the company’s resolution stays to be seen. Curiously, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella lately appeared to counsel that not promoting Activision merchandise within the UK if the CMA’s block wasn’t reversed wasn’t one thing that the corporate had taken off the table- learn extra on that by right here.

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