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Microsoft Fights to Keep the Activision Merger From Happening and Calls the Sony Protest "Self-Serving"

By Arthur

Oct 13, 2022

Microsoft claims that UK relied on "exaggerated" claims made by Sony regarding Call of Duty.

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In response to a challenge to its proposed acquisition of Activision Blizzard, Microsoft blasted Sony and UK regulators, claiming that the UK had relied excessively on Sony's "self-serving" arguments.

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Last month, the UK Competition & Markets Authority (CMA) referred the $68.7 billion deal to a Phase 2 investigation, which could result in the merger being prohibited or a requirement to sell some parts of the business

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The CMA released the full text of its referral decision today, and Microsoft provided Ars with the executive summary of its latest response to the regulatory agency.

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The Phase 2 investigation could be a significant hurdle, though. In another high-profile case, Nvidia and ARM scrapped a planned merger after the CMA launched a Phase 2 investigation.

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