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Huh. MSFT announces intent to acquire Activision at $95/share
Posted by: pdq
Date: January 18, 2022 08:58AM
…ATVI currently $84, and drifting down (albeit up from a previous close of $65). It’s not a hostile takeover; Activision's current CEO will stay on during the transition.

What am I missing? I kinda doubt antitrust folks will have much interest in this.
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Re: Huh. MSFT announces intent to acquire Activision at $95/share
Posted by: pdq
Date: January 18, 2022 09:17AM
Some details:

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Redmond, Wash.-based Microsoft will pay $95 in cash per share for Santa Monica, Calif.-based Activision. The deal is valued at $68.7 billion, inclusive of Activision's net cash.

Microsoft expects the acquisition to close in its fiscal 2023, which begins July 1.

95/83 (current price) = 14% gain, if the deal goes through, maybe sometime in the next 6+ months.

Buying some call options.
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Re: Huh. MSFT announces intent to acquire Activision at $95/share
Posted by: Will Collier
Date: January 18, 2022 09:59AM
You've come a long way, Harry.

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Re: Huh. MSFT announces intent to acquire Activision at $95/share
Posted by: JoeH
Date: January 18, 2022 10:55AM
I kind of hope the deal falls through given the history of how gaming companies acquired by MS fare afterwards.
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Re: Huh. MSFT announces intent to acquire Activision at $95/share
Posted by: Rick-o
Date: January 18, 2022 10:58AM
I know Activision has been around forever, but what makes them worth over 68 billion?

Not a real gamer, so I don't keep up with the latest and greatest, but damn!! smiley-shocked003



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Re: Huh. MSFT announces intent to acquire Activision at $95/share
Posted by: mrbigstuff
Date: January 18, 2022 11:04AM
B-B-B-Billion?
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Re: Huh. MSFT announces intent to acquire Activision at $95/share
Posted by: Zoidberg
Date: January 18, 2022 11:14AM
If you look at the Activision IPs (below) there's a lot of income generation.

A little more on the acquisition can be found here (Wikipedia).

Call of Duty series
Crash Bandicoot series
Guitar Hero series
Skylanders series
Spyro the Dragon series
Tony Hawk's series
Diablo series
Hearthstone
Heroes of the Storm
Overwatch
StarCraft series
Warcraft series
Candy Crush Saga



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Re: Huh. MSFT announces intent to acquire Activision at $95/share
Posted by: Acer
Date: January 18, 2022 11:25AM
One step further away from being able to respond nimbly to changes in gaming tastes and tech. There's a lot of grumbling in the Blizzard community about life under Activision.



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Re: Huh. MSFT announces intent to acquire Activision at $95/share
Posted by: Steve G.
Date: January 18, 2022 12:47PM
harumph, I still haven't gotten my apology letter for Windows Vista.
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Re: Huh. MSFT announces intent to acquire Activision at $95/share
Posted by: N-OS X-tasy!
Date: January 18, 2022 12:47PM
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Acer
There's a lot of grumbling in the Blizzard community about life under Activision.

Always has been, but they have intensified as of late.



It is what it is.
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Re: Huh. MSFT announces intent to acquire Activision at $95/share
Posted by: Acer
Date: January 18, 2022 01:37PM
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N-OS X-tasy!
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Acer
There's a lot of grumbling in the Blizzard community about life under Activision.

Always has been, but they have intensified as of late.

Just hopped over to some Blizzard forums. There are some expressions of hope, in the vein that Activision sucks and anything might be an improvement.



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Re: Huh. MSFT announces intent to acquire Activision at $95/share
Posted by: N-OS X-tasy!
Date: January 18, 2022 03:15PM
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Acer
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N-OS X-tasy!
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Acer
There's a lot of grumbling in the Blizzard community about life under Activision.

Always has been, but they have intensified as of late.

Just hopped over to some Blizzard forums. There are some expressions of hope, in the vein that Activision sucks and anything might be an improvement.

From what I've read so far today, Activision/Blizzard will continue to operate autonomously, at least for now.



It is what it is.
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Re: Huh. MSFT announces intent to acquire Activision at $95/share
Posted by: Acer
Date: January 18, 2022 03:27PM




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Re: Huh. MSFT announces intent to acquire Activision at $95/share
Posted by: Filliam H. Muffman
Date: January 18, 2022 04:01PM
I view it as bad because M$ recently bought Zenimax (Bethesda, id Software, Arkane). They will own a very large part of the gaming market, but I don't expect most Apple users will care much since few of those companies had important games for iOS.



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Re: Huh. MSFT announces intent to acquire Activision at $95/share
Posted by: Fritz
Date: January 18, 2022 05:24PM
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pdq

95/83 (current price) = 14% gain, if the deal goes through, maybe sometime in the next 6+ months.

Buying some call options.

where's the game in that? sell & sell some Puts too.



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