Microsoft’s Activision Blizzard deal wins approval from EU, CMA responds

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May 15, 2023

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The European Commission has given the go-ahead to Microsoft’s Activision Blizzard acquisition.
However, the EC also shared concerns about the merger.
The UK Competition and Markets Authority has issued a response to the EC’s ruling.

Since last year, Microsoft has had its hands full, trying to convince regulators to accept its purchase of Activision Blizzard. On the heels of the UK’s Competition and Markets Authority’s (CMA) rejection, Microsoft just got a much-needed win.

Today, the EU’s regulatory body, the European Commission (EC), announced that it has approved Microsoft’s bid to acquire Activision Blizzard. According to the EC, this approval is conditional on “full compliance with the commitments offered by Microsoft.”